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April 2014 PALS Newsletter Special Event Edition In This Issue PALS Charites PALS CHARITIES All the Single Ladies Quick Links Our Pals About Us Cremation Services Grief Support FAQS Testimonials Contact Us Veterinarians Urns Volunteers Needed PALS CHARITIES Have an interest in volunteering? We need you! PALS Charities will be hosting their 27th Anniversary PALS Charities Fundraiser Celebration and is need of Here comes April and the excitement is brewing. volunteers to help set up and clean up the venue and assist PALS CHARITIES is preparing to host the with silent auction and guest 27th Anniversary PALS Charities Fundraiser Celebration. sign in. The event will take place: This is a FREE event. Proceeds raised will be donated Thursday May 1st, 2014 to 3 local non-profit organizations to be used to assist Starfire Golf Club 11500 N. Hayden Road them with their valuable causes. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 We can't do it without you! FREE: Volunteers receive a free meal Gift Bags, Food Vouchers for the first 100 people voucher Sign up now! and Adult Beverage Vouchers for the first 50 people! email@example.com or call (602) 455-6677 Thursday May 1st, 2014 6PM-9PM Donations for the PALS Charities Event Starfire Gold Club 11500 N. Hayden Road Scottsdale, AZ 85260 DRINKS FOOD SILENT AUCTION AUCTION PRIZES INCLUDE: THE PHOENIX SYMPHANY, ARIZONA BILTMORE GOLF, THE ARIZONA CARDINALS, ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Please join these local contributors in plus many more. raising funds for well deserving pet non-profit organizations. Join us in helping these 3 local animal based non-profits: Donators Amazing Jakes Castels N' Coasters Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix Art Museum Phoenix Fire Department Custom Portrait by Lisa LaTourette Second Home Pet Resort Arizona Biltmore Golf Celebrity Tanning Friends Of Animal Care & Control is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit Ingo's Tasty Food organization. As a "friends of" group, their goal is to raise money to True Blue Tax support Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (MCACC). Metta Yoga The Brush Bar For any programs beyond MCACC's basic care and control Phoenix Flower Shop functions, it must rely on donations from the public. As the Sun Up Brewery fundraising agent for Maricopa County Animal Care & Control, Arizona Diamondbacks "Friends" provides a valuable service by supporting their non- Scramble, A breakfast Joint OHSO Brewery mandated programs. The largest (and believed most important) of As You Wish these programs is SNAP (Spay/Neuter Assistance Program). SNAP Bikram Yoga provides no-cost spay and neuter services to low-income residents of Maricopa County. Sponsors VCA Animal Referral & Without "Friends" financial support, SNAP would not be as Emergency Center of Arizona successful as it is, and without your support, they would be unable to make a difference in the lives of animals in the community. VCA Paradise Valley Emergency Animal Hospital Comerica 14801 N. Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale AZ, 85254 Nothing Bundt Cakes Chandra Nicole & Associates Counseling-Coaching-Classes Brambley Hedge Rabbit Rescue, Inc., has been caring for abused, abandoned and homeless domestic rabbits since For more information on how 1986. They are a not-for-profit, 501(c)3, domestic rabbit to be a sponsor rescue organization and no-kill shelter, housing more than or contributor, email us 100 rabbits at any time. firstname.lastname@example.org or call Since 1986 they have placed over 2,500 rabbits with (602) 455-6677 caring, adoptive parents...159 last year alone. Brambley Hedge works together with county agencies to check on abuse situations and act as expert witnesses for trials and Featured Vet also offer humane traps to the general public to capture stray rabbits. They only accept rabbits from other rescue agencies and work hand-in-hand with the Arizona Humane Society. They also partner with the southern Arizona rabbit rescue (Tucson) and the local wild rabbit rescue (AZ Fish & Game licensed). AMC OF C is NOW OPEN Animal Medical Center of Chandler 270 West Chandler Heights Rd Suite 3 Chandler, AZ 85248 Hours of Operation Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm M.A.I.N. is a group of volunteers that saw a need in our NW corner of Arizona Ave & county's shelter system, the need for providing medical Chandler Heights in the CVS care to the sick and injured animals brought into these pharmacy complex across the shelters on a daily basis. They began working together to street from the post office. address and correct this issue. Animal Medical Center of Each day, Maricopa County's (MCACC) animal shelters take Chandler (AMC of C) is the in around 150 stray or unwanted dogs, meaning kennels vision of Andrea Stickland, originally designed for one animal are typically packed with DVM. Formerly of Power Road Animal Hospital and Riggs four or more. MCACC is the nation's second largest shelter, Road Veterinary Clinic, Dr. and sadly any available space must be given to healthy, Stickland chose to take the adoptable animals. giant step becoming a M.A.I.N. is there for the injured and sick that stand no veterinary practice owner. chance at all of being rescued in these shelters. They have Call for appointments at developed close working relationships with both the east 480-339-0406 or visit (FULL and west locations and staff regularly call to alert them to WEB SITE) appointments at any particular animals that need help. They are available www.amcofc.com to these shelters and to these dogs 24/7 - and in 2012, It took some time to build but we didn't cut any corners. more than 150 were saved from euthanasia as a result. You can count on the reliable After rescue, these animals are provided needed, and often medical care and compassion costly, medical care at our partner vet in Phoenix. The from Dr. Stickland. Her vision animals recover in loving foster homes and once medically for this new practice will exceed your expectations. cleared, are placed up for adoption through M.A.I.N. AMC of C promises to be the premier learning facility for To Donate and/or to RSVP please join us on clients offering the latest in Facebook or call (602) 455-6677 technology. Pet Loss Support Single Ladies put your hands up! Why Pets are better than boyfriends: Recently PetMD posted an article titled "Top Ten Reasons Dogs Pet Loss Support Group are Better than Every first Saturday of the Boyfriends" It was month 9 a.m- 11 a.m at a fun read and Hospice of the Valley was perfect for 1510 E. Flower St., Bldg.1 Valentines day, Phoenix, AZ 85014 but why stop there? Here's why For more information, please we think pets can contact Hospice of the Valley's also be better Bereavement Department than... 602-530-6970 Exterminators- Both cats and April dogs make great Petcentric Events fly, spider around the Valley and rodent catchers. Once they realize there's a creepy crawly in the house they go hunting and all it will cost you is some time to give them praise and maybe a treat. Gardeners- Pets always know the perfect location for those new flowers and plants you are out shopping for, and they usually dig the holes to show you where before you even get home. When it's time to change your landscaping, have no worries, they will dig the Puttin' 4 Pooches plant back up, even without you having to ask. Saturday, April 5, 2014 Interior Decorators- Cats know all new trends. Scratching up a Chandler Harley Davidson new wood gives it that rustic or shabby chic feel and the fur they 6895 W. Chandler Blvd leave on the sofa and chair cushions acts as a scotch guard. Chandler, AZ 85226 Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. The important thing is that they are trying. Ride for homeless pets! Personal Trainers- We can all stand to lose a few pounds. Gear up for the Arizona Have you ever chased your dog to get the remote back or shooed Humane Society's 6th the cat to get off the kitchen counter? They even help each other annual Puttin' for Pooches out. The dog wouldn't get nearly as much exercise if it wasn't for motorcycle ride. Cruise the Valley's scenic desert roads the cat dashing across the room in front of him for motivation. to benefit the 17,000 Home Security Systems- Dogs and cats both have keen homeless animals AHS saves hearing. So if trouble ever arises they usually are the first to let each year. you know. If trouble doesn't arise they will bark anyways just in Registration will be held case. from 8:30am-9am and Alarm clocks- Have you ever over slept on a Sunday morning? includes breakfast at No problem, they will wake you up! Chandler Harley-Davidson, tour of AHS' Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion, hearty Harold's Corral, four raffle tickets It's Parvo Season Again! and a limited edition Puttin' for Pooches t-shirt (while supplies last) Spring is here! While we enjoy the nice weather and the beautiful blooms of the desert, we also see a spike in Parvovirus cases in puppies. Parvovirus or Parvo is a hearty virus that can survive in the environment for many, many months. It is passed in the feces (poop) of dogs shedding the virus. The problem: the poop can be 1st Annual Dog Crawl Saturday April 12, 2014 picked up, but the virus particles can remain Old Town Scottsdale on the ground. The virus can attach to just about anything that 8pm-2am comes it comes into contact with, a puppy's feet, a person's shoes, a person's hands, a toy, etc. Then it can be passed to the puppy Join the Barking Cat Newspaper Publication for during innocent licking or chewing. Unprotected puppies and dogs their pub-crawl inspired event will then develop this horrible disease about 7-10 days after to give pet parents a night out exposure. Clinical signs include decrease or absent appetite, on the town! A registration fee of $20 includes a souvenir vomiting, diarrhea (often profuse, bloody and with an exceptionally event glass. Receive drink and bad odor). The disease progresses rapidly and without early, appetizer specials when aggressive intervention, most dogs will die. showing your wrist band at select dog crawl locations. Puppies need a series of quality vaccinations before they are Don't miss out on the fun- protected from parvo. Vaccination is started at 6-7 weeks of age come for the night or stop in and extends at regular intervals until 14-16 weeks of age. Until for a few hours. A portion of the proceeds will be donated then, puppies should be kept away from areas that other dogs to a local animal rescue, or frequent, such as dog parks, pet stores and regular parks. Puppies resource organization, by should also be kept away from other sick dogs of any age. Not all voting on The Barking Cat website. vaccines are created equal. Often, folks will purchase vaccines from *Please no pets pharmacies, feed and pet supply stores or online, trying to save a Visit The Barking Cat to place few bucks. Giving an injection to an animal is fairly simple. your vote and for a list of locations and vendors However, most of the vaccines from these locations have not been handled properly and are, therefore, ineffective. At my practice, we see a lot of parvo cases. It's so frustrating for us and for owners when their puppy develops parvo from bad or ineffective vaccines purchased from sources listed above and given at home. Your veterinary team is trained in vaccine quality control so that you can be assured that the vaccine given is effective. They are also highly trained to know when the vaccine should or should not be given, trained to look for subtle adverse health issues that could keep the puppy from responding properly to a vaccine. And they are trained to know what vaccine interval is appropriate for your puppy. Use them, use their knowledge. Parvo disease can be a heartbreaking experience. And it can be extremely expensive, too. A few extra bucks spent at a veterinary office can save you heartache and the hundreds to thousand-plus dollars it takes to trying save a puppy from parvovirus. Service Areas PALS offers pet and animal For more information please contact us! cremation for the greater Phoenix metropolitan area Melinda Striyle, DVM including but not limited to: 43 rd Ave. Animal Hospital Anthem Apache Junction www.43aah.com Avondale Casa Grande Cave Creek Chandler Gilbert Glendale Gold Canyon Goodyear Litchfield Park Maricopa Mesa New River Peoria Prescott Queen Creek Scottsdale Sun City Surprise Tempe Waddell Wickenburg **Special fees may apply to outlying service areas
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