Name The Uncommon Neurologic Disease Seen In Beagles

This precious girl is Maggie, a beagle who loves chewing on everything.  Like other members of her breed, Maggie has an unquenchable zest for life.  She patrols her home looking for her next adventure.  She greets each day with a wagging tail and unending curiosity.  Beagles are a busy breed who need an active life with […]

Inagural Meeting of Arizona Coalition For Equines

I just received an e-mail from Kari Nienstedt, the Arizona Representative of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), announcing the inaugural public meeting of Arizona Coalition for Equines (ACE).  According to her e-mail, the goals of this organization are:     1)  Educate owners, law enforcement and the public regarding the appropriate care and treatment […]

Five Scottsdale Kittens And Mom Need A Home

I need your help.  Five beautiful kittens and their mother need homes.  There are four boys and one girl.  The poor mom was abandoned when the owners moved.  That makes me want to scream!  The foster contacted me asking for help in placing them.  The kittens were born April 21st after their mom, who was injured and been out on […]

Thanks To All Volunteers Working To Save Oil Spill Birds And Wildlife

As I watch the pictures of birds coated with oil flash across my television screen, my heart aches for all the living creatures who call the gulf coast home.  I feel especially bad for the pelicans who were making a comeback from brink extinction.  Working with wildlife is a bittersweet endeavor because of the high death […]

Texas Mountain Laurel Is Toxic To Animals

                                     The Texas Mountain Laurel is a popular plant because of its purple flowers and artificial grape smell.  Unfortunately, the entire plant is toxic to animals.  The plant contains grayanotoxin, a toxin that binds to sodium channels in cell membranes and changes the permeability.  It affects the nervous system as well as skeletal and cardiac muscle.  Common […]