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  • Letter documents confrontations between PURRR Rescue and Lakewood Animal Control Officers

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    Tuesday March 3rd, 2015 at 09:49 AM

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    In the last few weeks, Ive written the following posts about what I consider questionable dog adoption practices byPURRR Rescue and the organizations effort to keep up to 2 dozen of its dogs hidden from the public:

    Pierce County officials concerned rescue is adopting out dangerous dogs

    Still shot of one of the pop up tents PURRR uses to store the dogs in their kennels. The video for this shot has since been taken down from the PURRR Facebook page. Image from PURRR Rescue.

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  • Seattle Times digs up cool statistics about our dogs

    from Seattle DogSpot

    Monday March 2nd, 2015 at 01:10 PM

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    Last week Gene Balk, the FYI Guy at the Seattle Times posted this map of Seattle dogs that contains detailedinformation from dog licensing data he got from the Seattle Animal Shelter regarding the 43,000 licensed dogs in Seattle.

    You can see all the data he used on this spreadsheet.Here are a few of the things he found:

    Top female dog name Lucy (490 dogs) Top male dog name Buddy (292 dogs) Top breed Labrador Retriever

    Top 10 quirkiest names Abe Froman (Labrador Retriever), i-dog...

  • Lost chihuahua in Spokane

    from Seattle DogSpot

    Saturday February 28th, 2015 at 12:04 PM

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    G-baby is a longhair chihuahua (teacup or extra small size)

    4 1/2 -5+ lbs mostly black long hair chihuahua with tan/cream markings under neck under-tail a little on cheeks tan on legs and breast bone ( tan patch on each side) white patch that looks like a tie on chest in between tan patches in chest overbite / underbite male not fixed long hair on ears and big eyes loves to play fetch and tug of war happy dog barks and loves cuddling. Missing since 2/5/15 at 11pm at Indiana and Oak...

  • Washington Senate passes bill about leaving pets in locked cars

    from Seattle DogSpot

    Saturday February 28th, 2015 at 08:25 AM

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    Yesterday the Washington Senate unanimously passed a bill (SSB5501) that makes leaving a pet locked in a car under dangerous conditions a civil offense.

    Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, the bills lead sponsor, said it prevents some liability issues that might have prevented them from taking immediate action.

    Here are the highlights of the bill:

    People wholeave an unattended animal in a car, or other enclosed space, where it might be harmed by heat, cold, or lack of water or fresh air will be...
  • Man from viral dog photo is ready to love another dog

    from Seattle DogSpot

    Saturday February 28th, 2015 at 07:37 AM

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    You probably remember the story of John Unger and Shep.

    Photo from Hannah Stonehouse Hudson.

    Unger and his dog Schoep became aninternet sensation three years ago after photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudsontook a picture of them togetherin Lake Superior.

    Schoep loved the water but arthritis settled into his joints which made it hard to swim or even walk. So, Unger would just hold Schoep on his chest in the water, sometimes for hours.

    John was so devastated when Shep died about a year...

  • Delta Honor Guard shows respect for fallen servicemembers, both human and canine

    from Seattle DogSpot

    Friday February 27th, 2015 at 11:10 AM

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    Delta Air Lines workers at Hartsfield Jackson Airport in Atlanta form their own Honor Guard to show respect and gratitude forfallen military veterans as their remains are removed from a plane.

    In this video, they honor both a fallen veteran and a bomb-sniffing dog.

    The whole ceremony will give you chills, especially the powerful image of the dogs smaller coffin following the soldiers coffin as it is slowly unloaded from the plane.

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  • Seattle area weekend dog events: Fri., February 27 – Sun., March 1

    from Seattle DogSpot

    Thursday February 26th, 2015 at 10:15 AM

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    Kitsap Humane Society Adoption Event February 27 @ 11:00 am 4:00 pm Petsmart Silverdale, 9588 Ridgetop Blvd. NW, Silverdale, WA 98383

    Seattle Humane Society MaxMobile Adoption Event February 27 @ 11:00 am 2:00 pm Petco Sammamish, 474 228th St. NE, Sammamish, WA 98074

    Greyhound Pets of America Greater NW Meet and Greet February 27 @ 12:00 pm 3:00 pm Mud Bay Federal Way, 1706 S 320th St., Federal Way, WA 98003

    Seattle Humane Society MaxMobile Adoption Event February 27 @...

  • Purina claims lawsuit is “baseless” and Beneful is safe

    from Seattle DogSpot

    Wednesday February 25th, 2015 at 05:06 PM

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    Purina released this statement today saying that a class action lawsuit filed earlier this week claiming that Beneful dog food causedserious illness and death of thousands of dogs is baseless.

    The company also posted this statement on Benefuls Facebook page:

    A class action lawsuit was recently filed against Beneful. We believe this lawsuit to be baseless and intend to vigorously defend our high quality, nutritious food, which is backed by Purinas strict quality controls and...

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