ANIMAL RADIO® | October 3rd 2005 Newsletter
Programming with a Purpose
In this issue:
Live News Coverage 24/7 on Animal Radio's Full-time Channel
The Lesson and Legacy, Congressman Tom Lantos (CA-D) Pledges Pet Evacuation Reform on Animal Radio
PICTURES FROM HURRICANE RESCUES heard on Animal Radio®
GET YOUR PET'S PICTURE ON REAL U.S. STAMPS
A CALL TO THE ANIMAL INDUSTRY - A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER
PRODUCT REVIEW - PET-SET GREETINGS FOR HALLOWEN
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Radio's Katrina Covertage is brought to you by Bissell, a proud
sponsor of Petfinder.com. Go to Petfinder.com to get the latest information
on how you can help the animals affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Katrina Animals being Airlifted
Takes Horse Trailer to Mississippi to Rescue Katrina Animal Victims
A New Deadly, Contagious
Dog Flu Virus is Detected in 7 States
Is Causing Problems with Katrina Animal Victims
Animal Emergency Response
CD Helps Animals in the
"Cattitude" with Kim Levin
2005 Night of Comedy
Rabies - A Threat To Pets
Renegade Sea Lions
When Your Pet Outlives You with Darlene Arden with David Congalton - If you were to die tomorrow, what would happen to your beloved animal companions? Would they be cared for and loved, even after your death? A new resource the first comprehensive book ever published at length on the subject combines compelling personal stories with practical advice on how to protect your pets even after you're gone.
Summer Giveaway Drawing - Congratulations LeAnn Skrzynski
STOLEN OR SAVED ANIMALS,
THAT IS THE QUESTION???
Would You Risk Your Life
For Your Pet?
Reuniting Hurricane Survivor
Family with Beloved Dog
The Bear Search and Rescue Foundation Deploys
Team to Louisiana by Request of the Governor with Captain Scott Shields
Hurricane Relief Efforts
Katrina Animal Reunions
And the Award Goes To. Bears,
Lynx and a Unicorn :
St. Francis Means Katrina
Hairballs - Watch Where
Coming Soon to Animal Radio's Full-time
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|The Lessons and Legacy of Hurricane Katrina by Dr. Diane Pomerance|
Would You Risk Your Life for Your Pet?
Would you risk your life for your pet? Hurricane Katrina taught those who love animals as well as the general public that yes, indeed, people have loved and will continue to love their pets enough to sacrifice their own lives for them. For many, this fact is surprising, even shocking. After all we're socialized to regard animal life as less important than our own. Many people still view animals (even beloved pets) as chattel, our property, as frivolous or unnecessary additions to our families and certainly unworthy of serious consideration as a being for whom we would readily sacrifice our lives. For the most part, we have been taught that we have "dominion" over the animals and creatures of the world, and we have interpreted the word "dominion" as superiority rather than its true meaning which is "guardianship" or "stewardship" the responsibility to respect and care for our animal brethren.
There are many others, however, who understand that in today's chaotic, tumultuous, unpredictable and violent world a world in which we are often physically as well as psychologically detached and disconnected from our fellow human beings, that our animal companions are more important to us than ever before! No matter how difficult, complex, frustrating or challenging our lives may be, our animal companions offer unconditional love, support, healing, acceptance and affection. They are our best friends and confidants as well as family members. They seem to understand our feelings and our needs and are able to accommodate them. We can sigh with relief, let down our guard and be truly ourselves. No façade, no pretense, no agenda is required at home base where we find a place of relative peace, sanity, comfort and safety. Physiologically, emotionally and spiritually we receive upliftment, comfort and healing from our pets.
Clearly the public and those who were recruited as well as those who volunteered to rescue the victims of Katrina underestimated or simply did not understand the extraordinary bond and powerful attachment many humans have with their animal companions We were moved to tears at the predicament of so many of our fellow citizens who lost virtually all of their material possessions along with the lives they had known prior to Katrina. We were devastated to see families torn asunder. Yet one of the saddest stories we followed was the little 7-year old boy who vomited and sobbed uncontrollably when separated from his beloved dog, "Snowball" who was not allowed on the bus with him as he evacuated the city.
People are becoming increasingly aware of the significant roles animal companions play in our hearts and our lives how deep a bond is forged between so many humans and their pets. Of course, we must have respect and compassion for one another, but also, as Mohandas Ghandi so poignantly observed: "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way it treats its animals." If we are to survive as a culture and a society, we must practice the teachings of all the world's great religions: to live with love and respect for all living beings.
(Hear Dr. Pomerance this week on Animal Radio. Check the schedule for airtime in your area.)
|Congressman Tom Lantos (CA-D) Pledges Pet Evacuation Reform on Animal Radio|
The following is an interview that will air this week on Animal Radio.
Hal: One of the most disappointing things about Hurricane Katrina was when authorities asked many people to evacuate their homes without their animals.
Judy: How could they do that!
Hal: Well, it just wasn't right. There would have been a lot more lives saved if people could have, not only human lives but animal lives too, had they been able to evacuate together. We have on the phone with us Congressman Tom Lantos, Democrat from California, who's a big pet friend and he's pushing through legislation to make that different in future evacuations. Congressman, how are you doing?
Tom Lantos: I am doing fine.
Hal: Can you tell us a little bit about your legislation?
Tom: Yes, I'll be delighted. The recent hurricanes have really taught us all a lesson, As you know under the existing law, you know to qualify for FEMA funding, a city or a state is required to submit a plan detailing their disaster preparedness, but there is not a word about pets. My legislation, which we call the Pet Act, would require that cities or states must prepare plans and submit them to FEMA to take care of their pets and service animals at the time of a natural disaster. This is a totally bipartisan piece of legislation, and of course it's very necessary, because the recent hurricanes have shown us that when given a choice between abandoning their pets or their own personal safety, a lot of folks choose not to abandon their pets, as I wouldn't either.
Judy: I would stay behind with my pets.
Tom: You would stay behind? I am delighted to hear that. It is now clear that we must require cities and states to have a plan to deal with their pet owning population as a matter of public safety. As a matter of fact, it's not only a question of protecting the animals, but it's quite clear that when pets are abandoned this creates many serious health problems. So, my legislation, which I hope will be passed by the congress, if not unanimously, close to it
Hal: Well, I don't know who wouldn't?
Tom: Well, there are always some people, you know with their own reservations, but we have some 360 million pets in the United States, two thirds of American households have pets, and the legislation is supported by all the animal rights organizations, the Humane Society, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Best Friends, Doris Day Animal League, and I fully expect that we will be celebrating in a few weeks when the legislation is signed.
Hal: I hope so. You are the co-founder of the Friends for Animal Caucus, big animal lover, a lot of animal legislation in your past.
Tom: Well, my wife is my inspiration for all of that. She is the patron saint of animals.
Hal: St. Francis?
Hal: You have other legislation that you've already pushed through for seniors in allowing them to have animals?
Tom: That's right. In subsidized housing, I felt very strongly that to deprive seniors who have really nothing else but their pet to force them to give up their pet, was an outrage, so we succeeded in getting that legislation passed. I hope we will succeed again.
Judy: Any pets at home?
Tom: Oh yes we sure do. A little adorable dog.
Hal: Congressman Tom Lantos we appreciate everything you do for animals and spending some time with us on Animal Radio.
Tom: Thank you for what guys are doing, you're doing a great public service.
Hal & Judy: Thank you.
Tom: Bye Bye.
(Hear this interview this week on Animal Radio. Check the schedule for airtime in your area.)
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It's that fun time of year when the goblins and ghosts come knocking on your door. However, as fun as it might be for you, for your pets it could be a different story.
Most dogs have a tendency to react by a doorbell ringing by getting exited and running around. So you can image what will happen when the doorbell continuously rings. And when the door is opened, a normally friendly dog may become frightened or aggressive when they encounter someone dressed in a costume, and they may even escape. The best thing to do is keep your pet in a quiet room away from all of the activity. However, make sure that your pet is wearing identification at all times in case he does get away.
Be especially careful if you have a black cat, which are frequent targets of cruel activities on Halloween. Keep your black cat inside for the entire week of Halloween. Most animal shelters won't even adopt black cats out during the week before Halloween because of black cat abuse.
Candy is also a problem with dogs. Cats don't have a sweet tooth, but many dogs will not only eat the candy, but the wrappers as well. While candy can give a dog intestinal upset, chocolate can be deadly. While a 50 pound dog would have to eat about 50 ounces of milk chocolate (but only 5 ounces of baking chocolate) for a toxic dose, much smaller amounts can cause vomiting and diarrhea. If you believe your pet has ingested chocolate, look for symptoms such as tremors, nervousness, vomiting, diarrhea and an increased heart rate. If any of these symptoms appear, consult your veterinarian. Remind your children not to share their "loot" with their pets.
Keep your pet away from pumpkins. Many people put candles in pumpkins to light them up, and a pet can knock over the candle, which can then become a fire hazard.
A lot of people like to dress their pets up for Halloween as well. If you do, use common sense. Don't put anything on your pet which could be hazardous such as dye or paint. Make sure the costume is not restrictive and is comfortable for the animal. And never leave our pet unattended while he is wearing a costume.
By following a few safety tips and using precautions, both you and your pet can have a fun and safe Halloween.
|"NO NAME SUMMER GIVEAWAY DRAWING"|
Congrats to LeAnn Skrzynski of
Pipe Springs Arizona.
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|WHAT YOU HAD TO SAY|
Email from Karen DeForest:
Sit - Stay
And flooded the entire town,
To save the folks, men came in boats,
So not a soul would drown.
"For dogs, or cats, or pets,
Men, women, and children only,
Sorry," he expressed regrets.
As, with tears, he turned away,
"I promise I'll come back for you,
But for now, girl ... SIT and STAY!"
While the dark waters swirled below
Her doggy heart nearly broke apart,
When she saw her master go,
And dog-paddled after him,
But SIT and STAY were the words she heard,
So she made no effort to leap in.
She listened to her master's voice,
And his command still fresh at hand,
Gave her no other choice.
Enough to last for several days,
But her doggy appetite left, too,
When her master's boat got under way.
Princess felt fearful and alone,
She whimpered nearly all night through,
She missed her master and her home.
With no boats approaching her,
She saw a few rush by her porch,
But most of them were just a blur.
The porch shook and broke away,
Then, like a raft, it floated off,
While on it, Princess SAT and STAYED.
The raft was caught in tangled weeds,
Back and forth poor Princess paced,
A pathetic sight, indeed.
Her eyes too tired to really see,
But she thought she saw a rainbow,
Up above the flooded trees.
It seemed like a bridge high in the sky,
Perhaps if she could reach it,
It would lead to some place dry.
She stood tall on her hind legs,
She lost her balance several times,
And almost fell into the dregs.
She knew it would lead to Heaven's Gate.
But ... what about her master,
Who had commanded her to wait?
And always she obeyed his words,
So she'd SIT and STAY and wait for him,
No matter how absurd.
She fell asleep on the old porch floor,
Then she awoke, surprised to find
The rainbow closer than before.
She wouldn't have to stretch at all,
But then across the murky waters,
She heard a sweet, familiar call,
Her master's voice rang loud and clear,
She stood and weakly wagged her tail,
While whining softly she was here.
Wet kisses, wags, and hugs!
Tears of joy and happy howls!
Heart strings pulled and tugged!
By the loyal dog that had obeyed
Nor would it reappear for years,
For the dog that chose to SIT and STAY.
We also got some mail from from Barbara Pepper, a CT. shelter volunteer that just came back from New Orleans. She chronicled her experience. It's too long to publish in this newsletter. You can view her email by clicking here. View
Someone sent us a Window Media movie of a dog saying "I love you" - Check it out HERE.
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