Talkin' Pets News

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo

Producer - Daisey Charlotte

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special guests:

Author Dr. Chris Blazina will join Jon and Talkin' Pets Saturday 5/28/16 at 5 PM EST to dicuss and give away his new book - "When Man Meets Dog"

Bret Ward the Owner of Leisure Leash will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 5/28/16 at 630pm EST to discuss and give away his leash

Dads and Dogs Running Together Made Easy with Leisure Leash Hands-Free System

 

If running with his four-legged friend is one of dad’s favorite activities, offer them both the ultimate freedom with Leisure Leash! This Father’s Day, give dad the must-have outdoor essential and the last dog leash he’ll ever need! With Leisure Leash, he can take his favorite pooch running, jogging, and playing off-leash without worrying about carrying that leash again!

 

Leisure Leash is a simple, lightweight all-in-one leash system that can be used for short-leash heeling, medium-leash walking, and off-leash running. The leash becomes completely hands-free for off-leash activities, with the dog easily carrying the leash around its neck. Go to leisureleash.com/how-to-use-leisure-leash-videoto see how simple Leisure Leash is to use!

 

Leisure Leash consists of a slip collar and leash which are both

  •  Lightweight and comfortable for your canine
  •  Made-in-America from top-quality nylon weave
  •  Available in multiple, bright colors
 
 
 

The price of a 22” leash which fits most medium to large dogs is $21. A 27” leash for larger breeds is $22. Extensions are available for additional lengths. The Leisure Leash can be purchased at leisureleash.com, Amazon, and Etsy. Give dad and his best friend the freedom to enjoy a run together with Leisure Leash!

 
 

 

The Pets in the Classroom grant program is able to provide 60 teachers with funding to purchase classroom pets thanks to money raised during America’s Family Pet Expo.

The Pet Care Trust is pleased to announce that 60 teachers will be receiving Pets in the Classroom Grants thanks to a donation through the World Pet Association (WPA), Hikari Sales USA, and other pet-related businesses.  Nearly $6,200 was raised for the Pets in the Classroom grant program at the WPA’s April 22-24, 2016 America’s Family Pet Expo in Orange County, California. The money raised will fund 60 teacher grants, allowing 2,500 students to experience the benefits of interacting with pets in the school setting.

https://us.vocuspr.com/Publish/1193095/vcsPRAsset_1193095_119235_89040fae-3b4e-48d2-8307-a02fbc358f85_0.jpgThe Expo, which is known for its notable history of placing animals in forever homes and educating people on responsible pet care, featured a Betta Fish Toss booth in which attendees had the opportunity to win a betta fish by throwing a ping pong ball into cups of water.  Aquatic Companies Dolphin, Estes, and Hikari Sales USA, Inc. all donated products for the Betta Toss while Hikari Sales USA President and Pet Care Trust Board member Chris Clevers also spent the weekend helping at the booth.

"The Pet Care Trust sincerely appreciates the tremendous support that the World Pet Association and Chris Clevers have provided to the Pets in the Classroom program,” said Steven T. King, Executive Director for the Pet Care Trust.  “Thanks to their efforts and the donations made by Dolphin, Estes, and Hikari USA Sales, Inc., thousands of kids will be able to experience the joys of a classroom pet as a result. The support of those in the pet industry have been instrumental in the continued growth of this wonderful program.”

Clevers has been instrumental in raising funds for the grant program at the annual Expo since 2011.  His dedication to the program is evident in his and his wife’s donation of time and products to fundraising efforts, and in his involvement in the Pet Care Trust board.  Clevers commented:

“We feel this program is extremely important to teachers and their students as it allows children to interact with animals and reconnect with nature while providing firsthand experience developing responsibility and compassion as well as helping the teachers with daily lesson plans designed around the animals. No program in the pet industry does more to foster pet parents of the future than Pets in the Classroom. We’re pleased we could support such a worthwhile and important program. We only wish more companies in our industry would join us.”

The Pets in the Classroom program was established by the Pet Care Trust to assist teachers in obtaining or maintaining classroom pets. The Pets in the Classroom program benefits students by teaching them responsible, long-term pet care at an early age and providing the psychological and developmental benefits associated with the human-animal bond.  Studies have shown that caring for pets has a positive effect on children, improving school attendance and teaching children responsibility, as well as encouraging nurturing and building self-esteem.

For more information on the World Pet Association and its events, visit www.WorldPetAssociation.org, or for more information on the Pet Care Trust and its Pets in the Classroom grant program, visit www.petsintheclassroom.org.

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The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry, announces the launch of its newest award, the AKC Paw of Courage, in an effort to show appreciation for the many sacrifices that working dogs make while serving and protecting our country. This award specifically recognizes the extraordinary sacrifices of dogs who have been severely injured or killed in the line of duty.

“These working dogs possess great courage and dedication,” said AKC Vice President Gina DiNardo. “They continuously put their lives on the line, and have sacrificed their own safety, well-being, and in some cases even their lives, to keep us safe. Each dog awarded with the AKC Paw of Courage has made a significant sacrifice in the line of duty.”

Any working dog is eligible to receive the AKC Paw of Courage; the award is not specific to purebred dogs. Recipients of the award, or their former human partner, will receive a 2016 AKC Paw of Courage medal along with a certificate. In addition, the recipients will receive a photo and profile on akc.org.

The first 2016 AKC Paw of Courage recipients are:

K9 Officer Ogar: of Smith County Constable’s Office – Precinct 5, TX

K9 Ogar, a one-year-old Belgian Malinois of Smith County Constable’s Office in Texas, was shot and killed while attempting an apprehension this past January. K9 Ogar and his handler, Deputy Constable Kevin Petty, were conducting a routine traffic stop when a vehicle fled, leading to a pursuit. The vehicle was wrecked and the subject evaded on foot into a wooded area, and K9 Ogar was deployed. During this confrontation, K9 Ogar was shot and killed. Deputy Constable Petty says, “Ogar sacrificed his life to save mine.” He says that Ogar was always right by his side and looked at him with true love and devotion.

When K9 Ogar was not on duty he was like any other family dog. He loved to run circles around the swimming pool with Deputy Constable Petty’s two young girls. He also enjoyed playing tug of war and catch and was a master escape artist. From the moment he was brought home by his handler, he fit right in with the family. According to his handler, Ogar had mastered the combination of being both soft and strong simultaneously. He loved any attention he could get and in exchange, all he asked for was love. K9 Ogar touched many lives in his time as a K9 officer and he is dearly missed each and every day.

K9 Officer Jag: of Twin Rivers Unified School District Police Dept., CA

K9 Jag was an eight-year-old Belgian Malinois who served with the Twin Rivers Unified School District Police Department for five years. During his annual state certification, he was struck by a vehicle. “K9 Jag was everything a handler and a school Police Department could want. He knew his job and did it well,” says his partner, Sergeant Arlin Kocher. He describes Jag as intense, energetic, sweet and powerful. K9 Jag was the first ever Twin Rivers Unified School District Police Department’s canine. He excelled in every aspect of his career; credited with hundreds of narcotics searches, over 50 suspect surrenders and three apprehensions throughout his time in the department.

Equally as important, K9 Jag also spent a ton of time doing public outreach in the schools and nearby communities. Students, staff and parents looked forward to seeing Jag on a daily basis. He was adored for being sweet and friendly while also serving as their fierce and dependable protector.

Throughout his career, K9 Jag competed in countless events and won numerous awards. According to his partner, Sgt. Kocher, K9 Jag wouldn’t let anyone leave a room without petting him. At the end of his shift, he was always eager to go back to the Police Department where the fellow officers were waiting, for what he thought was just to play with him. K9 Jag is sorely missed by Sergeant Kocher as well as the entire Twin Rivers USD as a uniformed working dog as well as a family dog.

K9 Officer Betcha: of Rutland County Sheriff’s Office, VT

K9 Betcha was a two-year-old Australian Cattle Dog who served as a narcotics/tracking K9 at the Rutland County Sheriff’s Office in Vermont. He was with the Sheriff’s Office for about a year when he was struck and killed by a vehicle while in the line of duty. “He was my fourth K9 partner but my first dog that I can say was my therapy,” says his handler, Deputy Sheriff Edward Hunter of Betcha. Deputy Sheriff Hunter has been in police work for 35 years and says that K9 Betcha truly helped him cope with his past and present in the job. When Betcha was off-duty, he loved playing Frisbee and driving down the road with his head out the window allowing people to snap pictures of him as he passed by. K9 Betcha gave his life for his career and is greatly missed by his partner, and his off-duty family, as well as his family at Rutland County Sheriff’s Office.

K9 Officer Krijger: of Norfolk Police Department, VA

K9 Kirjger, a four-year-old Belgian Malinois of the Norfolk Police Department in Virginia was shot and killed following a violent barricade situation this past January. Police were responding to a domestic violence call when the man barricaded himself inside his home with his wife as a hostage. After several hours, the man exited the home opening fire on the officers, fatally wounding Krijger.

K9 Krijger’s partner, Officer Ryan McNiff began his partnership and friendship during a 16-week training course. During the training, the duo became proficient in numerous skills including: obedience, tracking, open area searches, agility, building searches, apprehensions, and control commands. Even more importantly, Officer McNiff and Krijger learned to work together and to trust one another. “Krijger was not only my partner, he was also my best friend”, says Officer McNiff. “Krijger taught me many things about courage, honor, loyalty and friendship”. K9 Krijger has assisted in locating evidence for countless crimes and he is responsible for over 30 felony apprehensions. Not only was he constantly busy keeping the city safe, Krijger also performed many public demonstrations within the schools and the community. In his off-duty hours, K9 Krijger could be found hanging out on the patio enjoying a bone or running around the backyard with one of his many toys. Krijger loved backyard barbeques with his off-duty family and enjoyed relaxing by the fire pit at night.

When it came to making the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect his partner and his fellow officers, Krijger did not hesitate. “I truly believe that because of him, I am a better police officer and person”, says Officer McNiff. K9 Krijger’s sacrifice is deeply appreciated by his fellow officers, his partner, his off-duty family and the entire community that he served. He is commemorated by his community as a true hero.

For downloadable images of the recipients, click HERE.

Tips from the Animal Legal Defense Fund

(COTATI, CA)–As summer approaches and temperatures rise, the danger of pets dying because negligent owners left them in a hot car grows as well. 

Even on a day when it’s 70 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car with all the windows closed can hit 90 degrees in just 10 minutes. On a hot day, the temperature inside a closed car can shoot as high as 116 degrees in the same amount of time.

What can you do, within your legal rights, if you see an animal in distress in a locked car? The Animal Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s preeminent legal advocacy organization for animals, has some tips.

If you see an animal in distress, call 911.

Most states allow a public safety officer to break into the car and rescue an animal if its life is threatened. Calling 911 is the first step to saving that animal’s life.

Know your state laws.

More and more states are adopting “hot car” laws that prohibit leaving a companion animal unattended in a parked vehicle, with six enacted in just the last two years and two more pending. 

Although 20 states have some form of “hot car” laws, the laws differ drastically from place to place: 

•Only two states—Wisconsin and Tennessee—have “good Samaritan” laws that allow any person to break a car window to save a pet. 

•In 16 states, only public officials such as law enforcement and humane officers can legally break into a car to rescue an animal (Arizona, California. Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and Washington)

•In New Jersey and West Virginia, no one has the authority to break into a vehicle to save an animal, not even law enforcement.

•Legislation is pending in Florida and New York to give would give any concerned bystander the legal right to help an animal in distress. Pending legislation in Pennsylvania would make it illegal to confine a dog or cat in a vehicle in conditions that would jeopardize its health but only a police, public safety, or humane officer would have the legal right to rescue the animal.

Penalties for hot car deaths of companion animals are still limited. Most states limit penalties to misdemeanors or civil fines and infractions, even for repeat offenders. Maine and South Dakota’s laws don’t impose a penalty at all.

Let people know it’s not okay to leave their pet unattended in a car.

When an animal dies in a hot car, most of their humans say they left them “just for a minute.” If you see someone leave their pet in a parked car, tell them that even if it’s a pleasant day outside, the temperature inside the car can skyrocket fast. Cracking a window doesn’t eliminate the risk of heatstroke or death.

Get the message out with an ALDF sunshade

The Animal Legal Defense Fund has created sunshades that remind pet owners of the risks of leaving animals unattended in a car. The sunshades feature the message, “Warning: Don’t leave dogs in hot cars,” in lettering large enough to be readable from across a parking lot. They also urge people to call 911 if they find animals locked in a car and in distress. The sunshades are available aldf.org/hotcarsand all proceeds benefit ALDF.

For more information on keeping dogs safe this summer visit aldf.org/hotcars.

About ALDF

The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) was founded in 1979 to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. To accomplish this mission, ALDF files high-impact lawsuits to protect animals from harm; provides free legal assistance and training to prosecutors to assure that animal abusers are punished for their crimes; supports tough animal protection legislation and fights harmful legislation; and provides resources and opportunities to law students and professionals to advance the emerging field of animal law. For more information, please visit aldf.org.

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Marc Ching PetStaurant, consulting pet issues

PetStaurant owner Marc Ching draws on his background as a fourth-generation Japanese herbalist and holistic nutritionist to bring sick cats and dogs back to good health. Meanwhile, staff help patrons select from food prepared in-house or from about two dozen brands of healthy food and snacks — gluten-free, organic, and hypoallergenic. Dogs play in their own room or follow their owners around the small Sherman Oaks shop.

As the lead nutritionist, Marc brings eastern medical methodologies and homeopathic healing of animal ailments through healthful individualized real food diets. Marc creates species appropriate meals for both dogs and cats, understanding the anatomy of animals and how their bodies process and absorb nutrients. His belief and culture, a presence which has become the corner stone of the company – is that our pets are a part of our family.

“Many people who drive by think we are a pet store. We do sell pet products, but mostly we are an Animal Nutritional Center.” Marc states, “The majority of people whom come here are patients, who have found us through referral and the fact that they have been from vet to vet, and have been unable to find relief for their pet. Things like digestive issues, kidney failure, especially food allergies.”

Marc’s belief is that medication is not a cure. Most veterinarians only provide a band aid, whereas he and the PetStaurant use dietary changes, herbs, and homeopathy to cure ailments and help animals suffering from diseases.

“We see an overwhelming amount of people coming through our doors trying to find relief for their dogs itching or reoccurring ear infections. Yearly we see thousands of dogs with these so called Allergies. For the owners whom listen and actually follow what we say, we have a 100% cure rate.”

The PetStaurant is a company that not only makes Organic Pet Food, but a place where Animal Nutrition, Wellness, and Prevention is of primary focus. Not only does Marc work to help people that have pets find the right foods for specific ailments, but Marc also teaches people how to cook and prepare meals for their pets. In addition to this, Marc provides Hospice service free of charge to hundreds of Los Angeles pet owners around his store.

“I teach people how to take care of not only of their healthy animals, but when animals are sick. Many people do not know what to expect, or how to handle specific disease associated incidents when they happen.” The PetStaurant provides a Free Service, and has a 24 hour free hotline where people can ask Marc for help and seek correct answers to situations as they arise. “Over the years I have become the primary care giver to thousands of animals and their families across the country.”

At the PetStaurant, the founding philosophy the company centers itself on is one of wellness and the health of animals. Marc states, “We can help you, and guarantee results. We promise hope, and can show you a better way in regards to helping your dog or cat. Medication is not always a cure, and for many animals – it is just a band aid. But there is hope and power in education, and a better way of life through love.”

Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation

The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on rescuing and rehabilitating severely abused animals. Founded by Nutritionist and Herbalist Marc Ching, the foundation specializes in abuse and neglect cases. Ching rescues them, providing full rehabilitation services, then works to find them perfect homes.

What makes AHWF different from other rescues out there is the animals it takes in are not pound animals or strays, but animals that have been abused or severely beaten for years. The organization finds these animals through other organizations and a network of people whom inform of these abuse situations. AHWF goes into the streets and even into gang territory to rescue and save the animals, and then spend months rehabilitating them. Once they are healthy and fully adoptable, they are brought to the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation in Sherman Oaks, where they stay until they find their forever home.

CHINA EFFORT

In addition to saving domestic animals, Ching travels to China and Korea to save dogs from the meat trade and transport the dogs to the U.S. and find them forever homes. When they arrive, there are foster homes lined up for the dogs where they can recover and rehabilitate until they are healthy and can be matched with their perfect, forever, home.   Ching is also working with authorities in China in order to make it criminal to abuse dogs for the meat trade and they are doing work here in the U.S. to stop the illegal dog meat trade.

On his first trip to China, Marc left America without a plan, without knowing anyone in the country and without a hotel reservation. He came only with a bag and a ticket and a desire to save animals from abuse. China continues to have a dog meat and fur trade and general societal views of animals in the country are vastly different from America. While Ching understands you cannot tell a country who does not have the same value system as America to love dogs, he can plant the seed and let the dogs soften their hearts. In time he is certain there will no longer be a society that eats them and no longer bashes in their skulls because their lives will now hold meaning.

By talking to people on the streets, Ching has discovered slaughterhouses and puppy mills and animals that need saving. While on his journey he found the Little Flower Orphanage and created a partnership with them to utilize their farm for the first dog sanctuary in Bejjing. In return, Ching pays the orphans to take care of the dogs, and trains them to nurture the animals back to health so that they may be adopted locally, with the most horrific cases being flown back home to Los Angeles to the Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation.

VICTIM ABUSE ADOPTION

Ching also works to connect abused animals with human crime and abuse victims. It is his mission to connect these victims of crimes with human victims of similar crimes. The belief is that no one will be more understanding of the suffering then someone who lived through it. One survivor sums it up like this, “I am not a victim. I am an Animal Hope and Wellness miracle. I am the truth and proof behind the fact that dogs can rescue humans. Today - life spared me.”

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Author and Veterinarian Greg Martinez will join Jon and Talkin' Pets to discuss and give away his book "The Dog Diet Answer Book"

May Edition

Thanks to your support, we’ve been busy this month protecting cats around the country. Here are just a few of our current projects and topics of interest:

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Hearing Held on Kristen Lindsey’s Veterinary License

eNews_KristenLindsey-and-Attorney.jpg Kristen Lindsey—the veterinarian who killed a cat with a bow and arrow and bragged about it on Facebook—fought to keep her veterinary license in a two-day hearing on April 25 and 26 before the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. Alley Cat Allies was present, and we reported from the scene on each day’s important proceedings. Witnesses for each side, and Lindsey herself, testified about the cat victim, Lindsey’s professional character, and her right to continue practicing. Closing statements are due June 10 and a decision is expected in the Fall. Read the day by day recounts of the Kristen Lindsey hearing.

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From the Field in Harford County, Maryland

Leaping Kitten The Humane Society of Harford County is making great strides to protect cats! Alley Cat Allies helped shelter staff implement a Shelter-Neuter-Return program that is keeping community cats out of the shelter and saving their lives. Our Campaigns Manager, Kayla Christiano, along with Program Manager: Animal Control and Shelter Liaison, Alice Burton traveled to Harford County in April to tour the Humane Society’s brand new facility and check in on their program. Over 30 cats have already been saved since late December. Plans are underway to have a workshop for shelter staff.  Read more about the Harford County Humane Society visit.

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From the Field in Mesquite, Texas

eNews_FromTheField_Mesquite.jpg We’re working hard to help Mesquite, Texas save more cats. In April, our Campaigns Manager Kayla Christiano and Staff Attorney Molly Armus traveled to Mesquite to teach shelter staff and community members how to protect cats. They visited the Mesquite Animal Shelter and Adoption Center to advise staff on humane policies for cats, and hold a workshop to prepare them for the community’s common concerns. They also held a workshop for local residents to show them what they can do to help their community cats. Read more about Kayla and Molly’s adventures in Mesquite.

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The Life of a Kitten Ain’t Easy

Leaping Kitten From hilarious cat videos to the newest movie star Keanu, we celebrate kittens every day in our pop culture. But are we doing enough to protect those kittens when their births peak in the spring and summer? The truth is animal shelters can’t keep up with the extra care that young kittens need, so most kittens are, sadly, killed. Fortunately, there are policies and programs that can help save lives. Learn how you and your local shelter can save kittens.

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Adoptable Cat: CatCat

AdoptMe_CatCat.jpg CatCat is a playful and affectionate one-year-old boy. A family came home one day to find that he had snuck in through their doggie door and fallen asleep on their bed. Now he’s ready to find a home he can really call his own. CatCat loves chasing toys and watching the birds. He can even coo like a pigeon! If you’re looking for an independent but sweet cat who loves to be petted, CatCat is the one for you. Find out how you can adopt CatCat today.

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Quick Links

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We’ll be at the HSUS Animal Care Expo in Las Vegas. Come out on May 11—14 for the largest animal care education conference. Learn more about the conference.

Don’t miss the Helping Cats in Your Community Webinar on May 18. Learn what you can do to save cats’ lives. Register for the webinar.

Come do some Spring cleaning for the Boardwalk Cats! The Atlantic City Boardwalk Cleanup is on May 21. Volunteer to help the cats get ready for the warm weather.

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HOUSTON — The Postal Service announced that 6,549 employees were attacked by dogs last year as it released its annual top dog attack city rankings. It also shared information on new safety initiatives it is putting in place to help protect its employees.

“Dogs are protective in nature and may view our letter carriers handing mail to their owner as a threat,” said USPS Safety Director Linda DeCarlo at a news conference in Houston, where postal employees suffered 77 attacks, more than any other city. Fifty-one cities make up the top 30 rankings (see chart below).

Enhancing Employee Safety
DeCarlo also announced two new safety measures to alert USPS Carriers of dogs on their delivery routes. The first goes into effect May 13 on usps.com’s Package Pickup application. Customers will be asked to indicate if there is a dog at their address when they schedule a package pickup. The second goes into effect later this spring.

“The Mobile Delivery Devices that letter carriers use to scan packages to confirm delivery will include a feature that allows carriers to indicate the presence of a dog at an individual address. This is especially helpful to substitutes who fill-in for letter carriers on their days off.”

DeCarlo was in Houston to kick-off National Dog Bite Prevention Week: Sun., May 15 - Sat., May 21. The Postal Service, joined by the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Humane Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, Insurance Information Institute and State Farm Insurance are driving home the message that dog bites are a nationwide issue and that education can help prevent dog attacks to people of all ages.

Of the 4.5 million Americans bitten by dogs annually, half of all victims are children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Many attacks to children are by the family pet or a dog familiar to the child, so it’s important to keep children and dogs separate, especially if a dog is known to act aggressively.

DeCarlo encourages the news media to share the following tips and use the hashtag #preventdogbites when reporting on this critical issue.

    • If a letter carrier delivers mail or packages to your front door, place your dog in a separate room and close that door before opening the front door. Dogs have been known to burst through screen doors or plate-glass windows to get at strangers.

 

    • Dog owners should keep the family dog secured. Parents should remind their children not to take mail directly from letter carriers in the presence of the family pet as the dog may view the letter carrier handing mail to a child as a threatening gesture.

 

  • The Postal Service places the safety of its employees as a top priority. If a letter carrier feels threatened by a vicious dog or if a dog is running loose, the owner may be asked to pick up the mail at the Post Office until the carrier is assured the pet has been restrained. If the dog is roaming the neighborhood, the pet owner’s neighbors may be asked to pick up their mail at the Post Office as well.

 2015 Dog Attack Rankings by City
Note: A total of 6,549 postal employees were attacked by dogs in calendar 2015. Fifty-one cities comprise the top 30 rankings as some cities reported the same number of attacks.

Ranking

City, State

2015 Dog Attacks

2014 Dog Attacks

Change

Percent Change

1

Houston, TX

77

63

14

22

2

San Diego, CA
Cleveland, OH

58

47
37

11
21

23
57

3

Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX

57

46
43

11
14

24
33

4

Los Angeles, CA

56

75

-19

-25

5

Louisville, KY

51

40

11

28

6

Kansas City, MO

46

32

14

44

7

Philadelphia, PA

44

33

11

33

8

Columbus, OH

43

22

21

95

9

Portland, OR

41

31

10

32

10

Fort Worth, TX
San Antonio, TX

39

26
24

13
15

50
63

11

Denver, CO

38

40

-2

-5

12

Phoenix, AZ

36

35

1

3

13

St. Louis, MO

35

39

-4

-10

14

Seattle, WA

34

29

5

17

15

Detroit, MI
Long Beach, CA

32

28
27

4
5

14
19

16

Indianapolis, IN
Sacramento, CA

31

35
29

-4
2

-11
7

17

Minneapolis, MN
Baltimore, MD

30

33
27

-3
3

-9
11

18

Miami, FL
Cincinnati, OH

28

26
24

2
4

8
17

19

Brooklyn, NY

26

15

11

73

20

San Francisco, CA

25

23

2

9

21

San Jose, CA
Albuquerque, NM
St. Paul, MN

24

20
16
6

4
8
18

20
50
300

22

Oakland, CA
Milwaukee, WI

23

22
11

1
12

5
109

23

Charlotte, NC
Dayton, OH

22

23
18

-1
4

-4
22

24

Las Vegas, NV

21

19

2

11

25

Pittsburgh, PA
Jacksonville, FL

20

22
10

-2
10

-9
100

26

Rochester, NY
Fresno, CA
Stockton, CA

19

18
17
9

1
2
10

6
12
111

27

Wichita, KS
Flushing, NY
Baton Rouge, LA

18

25
14
9

-7
4
9

-28
29
100

28

Memphis, TN

17

13

4

31

29

Richmond, VA
Salt Lake City, UT

16

17
9

-1
7

-6
78

30

New Orleans, LA
Omaha, NE
Des Moines, IA
Toledo, OH

15

19
14
11
10

-4
1
4
5

-21
7
36
50

 

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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Media Release: 14 April 2016
Is your pup fighting to feel better? Your dog's skin problems, ear infections, bowel issues, obesity, seizures, and bladder issues can often be treated by changing the type of ingredients, calories, or moisture in your dog's diet.
The Dog Diet Answer Book helps dog owners better understand their dog's dietary needs and what ingredients to feed them. With this practical guide, veterinarian Greg Martinez helps you: Diagnose common health problems; Decipher ingredient labels; Feed your dog beneficial nutrients; Identify common allergens; Understand the difference between types of dog foods and diets; Make home-cooked meals and treats for your dog; Decide when to purchase high-quality commercial dog food or add healthy human food, oils, raw food, or home cooking to your pet's diet and much more!
The Dog Diet Answer Book
Author: Greg Martinez, DVM
Format: Softbound, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781592337026
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Size: 7 x 9
Published: May 1, 2016
Price: $22.99

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