FERAL CAT SHELTERS
Making shelters for stray cats in the winter ❤❤ I love this!
Everything Pet Owners Need to know about Keeping their Pets Safe, Happy and Healthy in the San Luis Valley, CO!
FERAL CAT SHELTERS
Making shelters for stray cats in the winter ❤❤ I love this!
“What is this weird thing??
Well that scruffball on the left becomes the cutie on the right.
Or a kitten or a puppy.
The idea behind it is to encourage the rescue and rehabilitation of animals without homes!
Kids will get a box with a scruffy and forlorn looking creature inside. They will then wash it and brush it out (there’s a brush and some other stuff in the box) and discover the beautiful animal inside that just needed a bit of TLC.
If we can teach, kids from a young age, to adopt and not shop, imagine how many animals will be rescued from shelters!”
Rescue your Scruff-a-Luv here: 👉🏻 https://amzn.to/2PUdJds 👈🏻
MONTE VISTA DOG PARK
The City of Monte Vista Recreations needs community support to move forward with a plan for an off leash dog park!
Call or email to show your support!
Valley Humane League
⚠️ PRODUCT WARNING ⚠️
This is the second dog in the last two weeks that we’ve had come in to our hospital with this type of bone stuck around it’s mandible. Separate companies but the EXACT same design.
Please do NOT buy this type of bone for your pup! It’s not worth the risk. Luckily for this patient, our technician was able to wiggle it free but our previous patient was under general anesthesia for nearly a half hour while we went through every tool in our arsenal to saw through both sides of the bone safely.
Both dogs are lucky that they did not end up with lacerations or broken teeth.
**UPDATE** Our client contacted Benebone and they’ve been more than willing to help resolve the issue and safety concerns of their product. This includes contacting multiple retailers to pull these toys off of the shelves!
COURTESY POST - REHOMING CATS
A family has made the difficult decision to rehome their two cats; they are trying to get back on their feet financially, and this has not been an easy decision for them.
Stickers (gray) is an 11 month old female, she is an indoor cat only; lovable and cuddles to sleep at night.
Panther (black) is an 8 month old male cat, he is an indoor/outdoor cat; lives attention and makes an excellent mouser!
Both cats will be scheduled to be fixed and updated on vaccinations during the June s/n clinic.
If you are interested in giving these two a home (or fostering long term for the family) please comment below and we will put you in contact with the family.
❄️COLD WEATHER REMINDER❄️
Friendly reminder to please bring your pets inside if they don’t have access to a warm, dry place to cuddle up outside during the Spring cold front.
If you DO have outside pets, please ensure they have plenty of fresh, clean drinking water, access to a warm, dry area to bed down out of the wind, and consider giving them an extra scoop or two of food since they burn more calories when they shiver.
Thank you for being responsible pet owners!
You can get a little sleeping bag for your dog for all of your camping adventures and puppy sleepovers! ☺️🐶
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has created a new committee specialized to work on protecting animals from abuse.
Thank you to Governor Jared Polis and First Gentleman Marlon Reis for your dedication to animal welfare!
"A new Colorado law will ban animal abusers from owning a pet for upwards of five years. Gov. Jared Polis signed HB19-1092 into law Wednesday afternoon.
“It will increase restrictions of people convicted of felony pet animal cruelty, and facilitate mental health and treatments to address the underlying factors that drive tragic animal cruelty,” Polis said.
“Owning an animal is a privilege, If you don’t take that privilege seriously then there should be repercussions.”"
A new Colorado law will ban animal abusers from owning a pet for upwards of five years. Governor Jared Polis signed HB19-1092 into law Wednesday afternoon.
First Gentleman Marlon Reis
My Dear Friends,
It gives me great pleasure to announce that this 1st Day of May, 2019, has been proclaimed ‘Animal Welfare Day’ in Colorado, by order of Governor Jared Polis.
We have much to celebrate this day, and are marking the occasion with the signing into law of HB 19-1092, Animal Ban For Cruelty To Animals Conviction, and HB 19-1220, Court Facility Dog During Witness Testimony.
With the very first bills to be signed after the issuance of the Governor's Proclamation declaring May 1st ‘Animal Welfare Day’ in Colorado, there can be no better way to begin than with two pieces of legislation that directly address animal welfare.
I want to personally thank Representative Alex Valdez, Senator Joann Ginal, and State Representative Tom Sullivan, for carrying these milestone bills.
And I am delighted to share with you the formation of my new P.A.W. Committee (People for Animal Welfare).
The P.A.W. Committee will guide me through the collective brilliance, knowledge, and unsurpassed experience of its Members, as we work together to make groundbreaking change that will benefit all animals: domestic, wild, and farmed, in this, our great state of Colorado.
🔶 COLORADO ANIMAL WELFARE DAY 🔶
May 1st, 2019
Thank you to Governor Jared Polis and First Gentleman Marlon Reis for being so passionate about animal welfare and for using your platforms to educate and inspire everyone to care about animal welfare and to be a voice for the voiceless.
I'm so excited to join both Governor Jared Polis and Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera to declare May 1st Colorado Animal Welfare Day, see legislation signed to protect our animals, and announce the formation of the PAW (People for Animal Welfare) Committee!
🔶COLORADO ANIMAL WELFARE DAY🔶
May 1st, 2019
Marlon’s passion for animal welfare is truly incredible and he uses his platform to educate and inspire others to care about the welfare of all animals.
I'm thrilled to be alongside Governor Polis and Lt. Governor Primavera to announce May 1st as Colorado Animal Welfare Day. Tune in here today at 3pm for a livestream and a special announcement.
🔸 NATIONAL THERAPY ANIMAL DAY 🔸
April 30th, 2019
April 30 is National Therapy Animal Day!
National Therapy Animal Day was created by Pet Partners to recognize all of the exceptional therapy animals who partner with their human companions to bring comfort and healing to those in need. Therapy animals and their handlers can be found helping people of all ages in a variety of settings including hospitals, pediatric care units, schools, and assisted living facilities.
Celebrate National Therapy Animal Day at the Alamosa Public Library at 5:30pm today!
Feel free to post a photo of your therapy animal below!
🔹NATIONAL ADOPT A SHELTER PET DAY🔹
April 30th, 2019
It's National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day! 🐶🐱🐾
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is observed each year on April 30. This day was created as a way to raise awareness for thousands of pets that are waiting for (and needing) adoption from animal shelters!
Tell us (or show us) what makes your shelter animal unique! 💗#AdoptDontShop #NationalAdoptaShelterPetDay #SpayandNeuter
Actress Julianne Moore Donates 10,000 Meals to Feral Cats on Long Island
Alamosa Small Animals is for sale
ASA is FOR SALE!
Please click on the link below for the full advertisement.
Keep an eye out for foxtails!
The x-ray on the left is of a foxtail tract that was injected with contrast medium to show just how far a foxtail can travel. The lesion between the toes of the foot on the bottom right is how these tracts will look to the naked eye. This is a great example of just how far foxtails can migrate in tissues. Thank you to Dr. Andrew Grange from Veterinary Surgical Centers in Berkeley for this amazing x-ray.
This is awesome!
*Check Out Colorado State Parks at Alamosa Public Library*
The Check Out Colorado State Parks program is available now at the Alamosa Public Library. The program, the result of a partnership between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Department of Education State Library, provides the library with a hang-tag park pass and adventure backpack filled with information and education activities, including field guides, state park information, and binoculars.
Alamosa Public Library patrons can check out the backpack with a library card for up to seven days.
The free pass included in the backpack allows one vehicle and its passengers into any of Colorado’s 41 state parks. As the checkout period is 7 days, a patron can use it in one park for a one-week/weekend camping trip in one state park, for instance, or could visit several state parks over the course of the week.
“We encourage all Coloradans to explore and learn through their libraries,” said Colorado State Library Development Director, Sharon Morris. “This pass and backpack program gives residents the opportunity to literally “check out Colorado State Parks” and discover the wildlife and beauty of our state.”
For more information go to http://cpw.state.co.us/Pages/LibraryBackpack.aspx.
Check Out a backpack for your next family vacation today!
Monte Vista, CO
Monte Vista Animal Clinic is hiring a part time kennel attendant/janitorial person.
Happy Hump Day! 🙃
UPDATE FROM COMMUNITY MEETING
In August 2018, the Dumb Friends League was approached by an Alamosa county commissioner for guidance on building a regional animal shelter to serve the San Luis Valley, which is in south-central Colorado. While there are three licensed animal shelters and six licensed rescues in this area, the need...
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We aim to bring everything pet-related in the San Luis Valley to one place to help pet owners keep their pets safe, happy and healthy!
Check out our website: www.slvpetresources.com (it’s still a work in progress, but we are hopeful that it will be a great resource for pet SLV Pet owners and tourists this summer!) 🤗
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Cats Alive SLV
Kitten season is coming upon us, and now is a great time to remind you to spay and neuter your cats! It’s the best thing you can do to avoid unwanted kittens and booming outdoor cat populations. If you can afford $20 to get your cat fixed, we can help with the rest! Our voucher program is back and ready to assist.
If it’s already too late, and you already have a pregnant Momma or you have kittens, please review some pointers on how to care for them on our website here. And, be sure you get them fixed before you adopt them out!!
Tut has been missing since 3/28/19 from his home in Mosca, CO, in the San Luis Valley!
Please share to help bring him home!
Dogs Lives Matter
Lucky man to be rescued by you 💕🐾🐾🐾
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🔹AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION🔹
Monte Vista, CO
This sweet bonded pair is available for adoption through Conour Animal Shelter - Upper Rio Grande Animal Society in Monte Vista, CO!
The shelter is hoping to find someone to adopt both of them together!
If you have room, time and love for these two cuties, please contact the Conour Animal Shelter!
These two bonded darlings are hoping to be adopted together. They came in as a sweet pair and are a little shy as a chi can be. They promise not to take up much room !
🐶🙏 SHELTER DONATION REQUEST 🙏🐶
Valley Humane League in Alamosa, CO, is asking for donations of these durable, reliable slip leads to ensure the safety and security of their volunteers and dogs: https://amzn.to/2IJi7s8
🔹VHL wrote: "We need all of our volunteers to walk dogs with slip leads but the ones we have are very thin and if a dog like our Lucky has a mind to, he could break one fairly easily.
These are durable and should last awhile. We would like to get at least three but five would be better. You can ship them to yourself and drop off or ship directly to the shelter:
Valley Humane League
6414 County Road 107 S
Alamosa, CO 81101
Thank you in advance for the kindness the community shows to our lost and homeless pets.
Living on World
When you can't find Easter eggs 😒
Monte Vista Police Department
Donation for the K-9 Unit from Ray and Collette Skeff. Thank you! "The local support has mad all the difference!"
It seems there are many that think they're helping hummingbirds by using everything but the recommended ratio of water and pure cane sugar which is the closest constituent to flower nectar.
PURE CANE SUGAR is highly recommended but beet sugar (bag labeled just "sugar") is ok!
📍4 parts water 1 part sugar =
📍4 cups water 1 cup sugar
📍3 cups water 3/4 cup sugar
📍2 cups water 1/2 cup sugar
📍1 cup water 1/4 cup sugar
📍8 cups water 2 cups sugar
The hummingbirds cannot metabolize the dyes because the food coloring/dyes are PETROLEUM based.❗
Also, the items listed below are toxic/deadly to hummingbirds, which weigh less than a nickel!
So please ....
***❗ DO NOT USE❗ ***
🚫 SUGAR IN THE RAW
🚫ANY TYPE OF SYRUP
🚫STORE BOUGHT NECTAR
🚫 CONFECTIONER'S SUGAR (as it contains an anti-caking agent.)
📍Raw, organic, turbinado and brown sugar are harmful to hummingbirds. You should only make your hummingbird nectar with granulated white sugar. Cane sugar is preferable, but beet sugar is also acceptable.
📍Raw, turbinado and organic sugar is made by taking sugar cane and squeezing out the juice. The juice is then evaporated and spun in a turbine (hence the name “turbinado”) to produce the sugar crystals. These crystals are a golden color and are rich in vitamins and minerals.
This is great for humans, but NOT for the hummingbirds. One of the minerals these sugars contain is iron, and hummingbirds have very little tolerance for it.
📍 Brown sugar is white sugar that has had molasses added to it. Molasses is rich in iron.
📍Agave nectar also contains iron. Not good for the hummingbirds at all!!
📍Honey ferments and causes a deadly bacterium in hummingbirds.
📍Hummingbirds, being very tiny birds with fast metabolisms, must eat a lot of food to survive.
📍No, hummingbirds do not get diabetes from the sugar. In fact, they have an extraordinary metabolism.
📍Since they are so small, they are susceptible to excess dietary iron buildup in their system. The over supply of iron is stored in the liver and is toxic to liver cells.
📣Too much iron causes major health problems for humans, so it's obviously toxic to hummingbirds.
📣If you use any of the above listed ingredients of what NOT to use and claim to see the same birds every year, I'm calling bs, because unless your birds are banded, you've no idea if the same birds are coming back year after year.
📍 Although it is not necessary to boil/heat your water, some do and some do not. Now if you have concerns about your water, then you can boil, 📣boil your UNMEASURED water first📢 then measure out your 4 parts water, then add your measured 1 part sugar.
🔴 Do NOT boil the 2 ingredients together!!
Do NOT heat mix together in the microwave.
The water evaporates down abit making the nectar abit sweeter than it needs to be.
📍Hummingbird "nectar" too sweet can cause liver and kidney damage, which leads to kidney failure and a slow painful death!
📢Boiling will not give your feeder extra hang time.
The sugar water gets contaminated as soon as the bird's beak touches the nectar.
📍Change out nectar and clean feeders every 1 to 3 days.
📍Daily with temps over 85°.
(Check daily for mold, fermentation and insects)
📍Clean feeders AND ant moats with Dawn dish soap. Just they way you wash your dishes! Rinse well!
📍Always use a bottle brush, a port brush, tooth brush etc to clean all the nooks and crannies!
If you have a pet, you probably clean their dishes daily, so why would 1 question how often to clean feeders?!!
If you love watching hummingbirds like you say you do, then please only feed them pure cane sugar (recommended, but beet sugar *unlabeled sugar* is ok to use).... both sugars are white granulated!!
If you're not willing to properly maintain feeders, then please just plant hummingbird attracting flowers.
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