Author Archives: Jim Tedford

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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Can I see your ID?

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances Many years ago, a friend and colleague in animal welfare shared with me information on a promotional campaign encouraging pet owners to put identification on their pets. I don’t recall all … Continue reading

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Does your community take care of its animals?

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi Cruelty to animals is a crime. In fact, … Continue reading

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5 Most Common Dog Behavior Problems: Chasing

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances While it may not be the nicest way to think of our dogs, we share our lives and our homes with predators! Thankfully, most are far enough removed from their wild … Continue reading

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Could you be poisoning your pet?

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances What is it about babies that make them want to instantly put EVERYTHING into their mouths? They seem to want to taste-test pretty much anything they can get in their tiny, … Continue reading

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5 Most Common Dog Behavior Problems: Digging

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances Have you ever ventured out into your backyard and found yourself impressed by the great deal of progress made in digging your new swimming pool? That is, until you realized that … Continue reading

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3 Reasons You Should “Fix” Your Pet

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances I think I know the basic definition of the concept of cause and effect. To be sure I was right, I consulted Wikepedia, which confirmed my understanding. Cause and effect (also … Continue reading

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Are you a responsible pet owner?

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances For many years I oversaw large-scale pet adoption programs at animal shelters. It was not unusual for an adopter midway through the process to say, “It is harder to adopt a … Continue reading

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5 Resolutions for a Happier Dog in 2012

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances I will open with a disclaimer. I am not a big proponent of resolutions, New Year’s or otherwise. I come from that “do the best you can ALL year long” school … Continue reading

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Pets are for life, not just Christmas!

By Jim Tedford, Director of Pet Identification at PetSafe Are you planning a Norman Rockwell moment during the upcoming holidays?  Do you daydream about your children racing to the Christmas tree and finding that one special package…the one with a … Continue reading

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