Thank you to WGME CBS 13 and Investigative Reporter, Marissa Bodnar, for featuring Prevent Pet Suffocation and Emma Pierce, who lost her dog to suffocation in a chip bag, in this informative media interview! Spreading awareness is key to preventing pet suffocation, and each media piece and every owner’s personal story helps us in our mission. The link to the interview is under the “Press” tab – then click on the “Videos” tab.
Prevent Pet Suffocation has been featured in the debut issue of the pet safety magazine, Riding Certified, published by the dedicated pet advocates from Dogs Ride Certified. Riding Certified focuses on the safest way for dogs to travel in cars. Keeping all food bags away from your pets in the car is vital to keeping them safe from suffocation, which can easily happen in your vehicle. The article, “A Sneaky Danger to Consider Before Hitting the Road”, is on pages 48 to 51. The link to the article is under the “Press” tab – then click on the “Articles” tab.
Have you seen our updated Memorial Photos Page on our website honoring hundreds of dogs and cats that we have lost due to pet suffocation? We honor all of these beautiful faces who have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge and whose personal stories help spread awareness to prevent pet suffocation. To view, click on “Memorial Photos Page” on the Tool Bar Menu above.
Check out my latest podcast interview on pet suffocation from across the pond with Michelle Robertson, a dedicated animal advocate and host of Dog Desk Radio, a division of the UK’s Dog Desk Animal Action! Dog Desk Animal Action is a registered non-profit consisting of a radio station, a magazine, and a newsroom. Their mission supports rescues, organizations, and people looking to improve the health and well-being of animals. It was wonderful to spread awareness with our friends in the UK! To listen, click on “Press” above, then “Videos”.
Do you like to take your pet along with you for the ride? Most people do! Do you leave fast food bags, snack bags, purses, backpacks, grocery bags, and other bags in your car? Most people do!
However, these bags and what’s in them actually pose a serious suffocation risk to your pets. While you are inside a store or building doing a quick errand, your dog has plenty of time to nose around looking for food. He can get into serious trouble within minutes and can suffocate quickly. We have heard from too many distraught pet owners who came back to their car and found their dog in an emergency situation.
Always check your vehicle for anything dangerous your pup can get into. Don’t leave any food items or bags in the car while the dog is left alone. This year, create a safe space for your pets both in your home and in your car! 🐶🐱
We’ve made it even easier to support Prevent Pet Suffocation! Our new Text-To-Give feature is now available. Simply Text 855-671-2369 and write Give and your gift amount in the message. Example – Give 5 or Give 10. Follow the instructions on the return link. Use for a one-time or subsequent donation. Thank you!
Please visit the Articles Section on our Press Page to read our latest Press Release about Prevent Pet Suffocation celebrating #GivingTuesday! Please consider donating any amount to our nonprofit to help continue our mission to prevent pet suffocation worldwide! The Donate Button is at the top of our Home Page on the website! Thank you!
Saturday, November 7, 2020, is National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day – a day to spread education and awareness about canine lymphoma.
National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day was founded by dog agility trainer, Terry Simons, after he lost his beloved pup, Reveille, to this heartbreaking disease. It also inspired him to create CLEAR – Canine Lymphoma Education Awareness and Research – which is also dedicated to increasing awareness of and a cure for canine lymphoma through education and research.
Tucker, the Mini Goldendoodle in the photo, is my grand-dog who was diagnosed with T Cell Canine Lymphoma in June 2019 at age 6. The average survival rate is 12 months, and luckily, with excellent veterinary treatment and dedicated fur parents, Tucker has surpassed that by several months. Though he is slowing down, he is still enjoying his delicious food, neighborhood walks, and lots of cuddling from his parents.
So our family applauds CLEAR and its mission to empower dog owners with knowledge while working towards a cure for canine lymphoma.
To honor this day, learn more about canine lymphoma and consider donating to research or to an organization that can help pet owners that may need financial help for treatment. Use #CanineLymphomaAwarnessDay to share on social media.
Cats are just as vulnerable to pet suffocation as dogs! Due to their agility, cats are able to access many locations like high countertops, shelves, and pantries. They can also squeeze into different types of containers that dogs can’t. Cats love to seek out cozy, tight spaces to relax, and they enjoy playing with all types of bags.
Be extra cautious when leaving bags on top of the fridge, in the laundry room or garage, and on countertops and shelves. Cut up all bags and dispose of them properly. Keep all containers tightly closed and safely out of reach of your pets. Always close drawers and appliance lids like washers and dryers. Cats are quick on their feet, and we have to stay on our toes!
Today, we honor all the various dogs who have served as volunteer fire pups through the years. These brave canine firefighters, usually Dalmations, have been members of fire departments across the country since the 1700s. Today, Dalmations are still recognized as firehouse mascots and are used to educate the public about fire safety while honoring past heroic fire pups.
This is also an excellent time to review your home Fire Safety Plan with your family to ensure your pets are able to get to safety, if needed. Update smoke alarm batteries, keep a fire extinguisher handy, have a monitored fire alarm, if possible, and make sure your children know what to do and how to call 911. Like their human owners, pets can succumb to smoke inhalation very quickly. It just takes a few minutes to help keep your pets and family safe!