Author Archives: Jim Tedford

The Fight Against Canine Cancer

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances Cancer stinks. There is no way around it. Whether it strikes a close relative, a good friend…or you, it is a devastating disease. It stinks! A few facts about the … Continue reading

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Protect Your Pets from the Summer Heat

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances There has been no way to avoid the tragic news reports of children being left in hot cars this summer. In some instances, concerned passersby have noticed kids in crisis … Continue reading

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Get Humble. Adopt a Shelter Cat.

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliance First…the disclaimer…at the present time I do not share my home with a cat. Wow. It sure felt good to get that off my chest. Now…the back pedaling commences…I love … Continue reading

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PetSafe® Shelter Enrichment Project

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances Have you ever lost a favorite shoe or TV remote control as a result of inappropriate chewing behavior on the part of your canine best friend?  When Henry, my now … Continue reading

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WORLD SPAY DAY – an OUNCE of PREVENTION

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances I’ll bet most of you didn’t know that we’re rapidly approaching one of the most important days of the year when it comes to the health and well-being of dogs, … Continue reading

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Get Fit With Your Pets

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances   By this point in time you are probably fed up with hearing about New Year’s resolutions.  Me too! I decided not to resolve to do anything in 2014!  Once you … Continue reading

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Adopt Some Love for the Holidays!

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances  The holiday season is a great time to celebrate all that is great in our lives.  Although we often take “the basics” for granted — things like a roof over … Continue reading

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PetSafe Gives Shelter Dogs a Happy New Year

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances Are you one of those pet owners who wouldn’t even think of NOT having a stocking on the mantle for your four-legged family members?  Does your pet have more packages … Continue reading

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National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances   It is interesting how we tend to appreciate things so much more when we need them.  We complain about paying premiums for our homeowners insurance until we have a … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Feral Cat Day!

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances fe·ral [feer-uhl]  adjective 1.existing in a natural state, as animals or plants; not domesticated or cultivated; wild. 2.having reverted to the wild state, as from domestication: a pack of feral dogs roaming the woods. In most every city, town and village one would not have to try too hard to find colonies of cats living outdoors.  Check around … Continue reading

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