Author Archives: Jim Tedford

Summertime, and the living is easy – unless you suffer a dog bite

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love summer!  I love longer days, short sleeves, flip flops, snow cones, swimming…everything.  And, one of the best parts of the season is spending … Continue reading

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The Extinction of Dog Catchers

By Jim Tedford, PetSafe Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances As I rock my grandsons on my knee and tell them stories about the good old days (completely leaving the ‘70s out of the equation), I will relate to … Continue reading

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Pet proofing prevents poisoning

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances There is an old cliché saying, “Curiosity killed the cat.” Like most old clichés it bears significant wisdom. And, curiosity can lead to the demise of more than just the … Continue reading

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Training: The investment that always pays

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances Let me start by admitting that my own dogs are not the most well-behaved you might ever encounter. Hopefully they are not the worst, either. They’re just loveable, spoiled dogs … Continue reading

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How to help your pet have a healthy new year

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances Like millions of us, did you resolve to get fit in 2013? Do you have a plan for making that happen? And what about your dogs…could they stand to lose … Continue reading

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How to detangle your pet’s winter coat & survive shedding season

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances Does an invitation to visit your home come with a warning not to wear black and to take an extra allergy shot ahead of time? Is your vacuum cleaner your … Continue reading

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5 Reasons You Should Appreciate Your Animal Shelter

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances We are in the midst of a very important week. By the time you are reading this post, the US presidential election will be in the history books. Hope things … Continue reading

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What should we do with feral cats?

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances Happy National Feral Cat Day! Alley Cat Allies, one of the nation’s leading organizations promoting the humane care of feral cats, has set aside October 16 as a day to … Continue reading

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Save money on pet care today!

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances At the risk of exposing my advancing age, one of the songs that has a habit of sticking in my head from time to time is The Beatles, “Can’t Buy … Continue reading

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Why should you adopt a shelter pet?

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances For most of us, the “holiday season” begins in November and continues through till New Year’s Day. But for the tens of thousands of dogs waiting for new homes in … Continue reading

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