Author Archives: Jim Tedford

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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Breed All About It: Terriers

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances In the world of animal lovers we tend to divide ourselves into very distinct “groups”. Perhaps most obviously, we sort ourselves into “dog people” or “cat people”. There is, without … Continue reading

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Can a ride save a life?

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances The atmosphere is electric with the anticipation of 30+ volunteers, half of whom are PetSafe associates, waiting to see who will be on the next truck coming in from New … Continue reading

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The Story that Never Ends: Pet Property Damage

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances I am betting that since you’re reading the PetSafe blog, you have an above average interest in pets. Yep, not much gets past this razor-sharp mind! Having dedicated my entire life … Continue reading

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Do you need a dog park?

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances If someone told you there is a place other than a gym where you can get healthier and happier, you would get there as quickly as possible, right? In many communities … Continue reading

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Here kitty, kitty: Adopt a Shelter Cat in June

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances For most people, the onset of spring and the anticipation of summer bring thoughts of flowers, festivals and outdoor fun. For those who work in the animal sheltering field, however, the … Continue reading

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How safe is your pet in a parked car?

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances I grew up in the South where heat and humidity are a way of life. Back in those days, many cars came equipped with snazzy vinyl upholstery. It looked good (at … Continue reading

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