TRACIE HOTCHNER: HELP END DOG FIGHTING IN CALIFORNIA BY MAKING IT A CRIME TO GO WATCH

newtraciepic2I want to ask you to do one small thing to make the world a better place for dogs forced to fight each other in California. I’m going to guess that – like me – you thought dog fighting had been outlawed in the United States and nobody was doing it anymore – or if they did, they’d be prosecuted and sent away to prison for it as Michael Vicks was.

The Humane Society of the United States and the ASPCA lobbied and won in Federal court to make dog fighting- even being a spectator – a felony.

However, a legal loophole remained in many states: the people who came to watch dogfights could do so without penalty or legal risk. As long as people faced no consequences for going to a dog fight they continued to cheer on this horrendous blood sport, place bets and keep the dogs fighting. State by state people rallied and bills were passed to make it illegal.

DFF-logo-ProudSponsor175x166California is one of the last states where it remains legal to watch a dogfight. By signing this petition we can help stop the cruel “sport” of dog fighting and make life livable for the poor pit bulls who are bred for fighting and forced to live a violent and brutal life – and many of them to have a horrific death – all to “amuse” some pathetic humans.

I just signed the petition “Make being a spectator at dogfights a felony” and am asking you to help by adding your name. It will only take a moment of your time to help legally stop these barbaric events.

The goal is to reach 150,000 signatures and more support is needed. Please pass this on to anyone you know who loves dogs and believes that the state of California should offer protection for all animals by outlawing the brutal impulses of people who want them to fight to the death. You can read more and sign the petition here:

As pit bull protector Ken Foster says (and do many in the vast rescue community): “Pit bulls are lovers, not fighters.” Please help make that a reality in California at long last.

Tracie began her fascination with dogs and cats by turning her eye as a former investigative reporter on every aspect of living with them, resulting in her encyclopedic resources THE DOG BIBLE: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know and then the THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know. Before long, Tracie was established as a leading pet wellness advocate as her all-encompassing books covered everything from medical issues to behavior, nutrition and environmental enrichment.

Tracie began her career as a radio personality with a live show – DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) – on the local NPR station in the Hamptons, Peconic Public Broadcasting (WPPB) from Southampton, New York (the show is now also carried on the NPR station Robinhood Radio in Connecticut and the Berkshires).

RPLN-NewLogo-ProudSponsor175x197DOG TALK® won a Gracie® Award (the radio equivalent of an Oscar) in 2010 as the “Best entertainment and information program on local public radio” and continues weekly after more than 450 continuous shows and 9 years on the air. Tracie’s live weekly call-in show CAT CHAT® was on SiriusXM satellite radio for seven years until the Martha Stewart channel was canceled in 2013.

Tracie lives in Vermont where the Radio Pet Lady Network studio is based, on 13 acres well-used by her all-girl pack – two lovely, lively Weimaraners, Maisie and Wanda, and a Collie-mix, Jazzy.

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BLIND CAT LOVES HIKING WITH HER OWNER

meet-stevie-my-blind-rescued-cat-who-loves-to-go-hiking-6__700Stevie the cat loves to go hiking with her owner Patrick Corr. While other cats love the sights outdoors, Stevie is most interested in the sounds and smells. That’s because Stevie’s blind.

But that doesn’t stop Stevie from enjoying her time traversing the countryside by her family’s home in Cork, Ireland.

According to Bored Panda, Corr adopted Stevie four years ago and have been best friends ever since. “We’re inseparable!” Corr says.

Stevie walks with Corr on a leash or balances on Corr’s shoulders. But, Corr said, Stevie really prefers to explore by herself. She can explore with confidence knowing Corr is nearby and follows the sound of his voice when they are outside together.

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INSTAGRAM CUTIE: PYPER PLEASED WITH HALO AND CHEWY

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“Can you tell someone totally loves her new @halopets wild salmon treats!?As soon as Pyper sees a @chewy box she goes bonkers knowing the delicacies inside are for her. In this box we received @halpoets treats and we have never tried this brand before. I’m happy to say Pyper and I are both very pleased!

Since Pyper is raw fed, these 100% freeze-dried wild salmon treats are absolutely perfect! We also love that they are made in the USA.

There is no hiding these delectable treats though…you can definitely notice the salmon smell right away, but that doesn’t bother us. We would definitely purchase more @halopets treats in the future!

Not to mention, @chewy has been apart of our lives for a long time, and we are proud to say that we have almost never purchased any of our doggie essentials anywhere else. How can you resist amazing customer service, free 1-2 day shipping (over $49), and an amazing food policy?!?”

Thank you prettypyperaussie for sharing this great picture of Pyper!

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HALO CO-OWNER ELLEN DEGENERES NAMED FAVORITE HUMANITARIAN AT 2016 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

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The 2016 People’s Choice Awards honored Ellen DeGeneres with its Favorite Humanitarian Award for her tireless efforts to help those in need.

To date, DeGeneres has raised over $50 million for countless charities and causes, including some of her most recognized work helping animals in need.

We’re proud that our co-owner, Ellen DeGeneres, has received this prestigious, People’s Choice award!

Watch 2016 People’s Choice Awards honor Ellen DeGeneres:

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CUSTOMER REVIEW: “VERY THANKFUL FOR HALO DREAM COAT”

Halo_DreamCoat_8We received this review from Cierra about her “Roxie” and Halo Dream Coat:

This is one of my babies Roxie. We got her from the Owen Sound Animal Shelter on December 19th 2014. Knowing my beautiful girl was just 8 months old when we got her and came in as a “stray”.

With very thin and brittle fur, it was hard for us to get Roxie to have a nice shiny coat, even after her placing her on a very good food. There is almost a one year difference between these photos but the only thing that changed was her size.

While walking through Pet Smart in Owen Sound I decided to try the Halo Dream Coat product just as a random grab and Roxie used it for just ONE month, and I’m SO thankful for this product.

Her fur is beautiful now, so shiny and soft. She has NO bald spots anymore and is looking her healthiest. I can’t believe how well this product has worked for her, I will HIGHLY recommend this product to anyone looking to treat hair loss for their pets.

Thank you Cierra for writing us and sharing the pictures of Roxie! We are happy to hear that she is doing so well and her coat is now shiny and soft.

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