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BTC #55 - Canines With A Cause

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this weeks guest Cathy King the Executive Director of Canines With A Cause. They are working with local returning vets from Iraq and Afghanistan to place both service and companion dogs with these returning men and women. 

This weeks blogs...

We have several great articles this week and first up is: Pets Alive Animal Shelter Introduces Seminar on Pet Hospice in Westchester, New York they are presenting  “An Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Canine Hospice”, a seminar on Pet Hospice Care. What a great idea and one that many people will be interested in.  Hospitals Welcome Our Dogs discusses a program created by PAWS (Pets are Wonderful Support) to assist hospitals and care facilities in setting up a program. In: Reclassifying Military Canines we learn that dogs in the military are equipment and can be left behind in a war zone... like an extra tent. The Canine Members of the Armed Forces Act would allow the military to honor courageous canines, make sure that all dogs are flown back home, and set up a private fund for lifetime health care. The House already passed the bill and the legislation is now in the Senate. So, check out this link to the ASPCA for information on how to get involved. On the VERY COOL news front: Surf Dog Ricochet Reaches $200,000 in Fundraising Thanks to Wildfire Aid Campaign and is teaming up with the Emma Zen Foundation to continue to make a difference by raising funds to provide pet oxygen masks (and donate them to first responders around the country). 

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