Archive for April, 2011

On the Road Again…Just can’t wait…Prospect & Ed

In the past several months I have had the pleasure on Facebook to meet a wonderful dog named Prospect and his human, Ed The Chauffeur. The two meet and their story is another wonderful tale of what true Love and Devotion means, Their personal message is, “By helping Prospect, he helped me more. He’s helped me learn what’s important in life.”

Darby and I had the same love and devotion. He was my best friend and a great companion. I loved Darby so much, a book was made to honor him. An inspiring story each page encourages pet adoption, and the hardship these wonderful dogs go through to find their forever homes. Many wonderful reviews are posted, please pick up copy and share with your family and friends. www.darbysstory.com

Prospect and Ed are traveling the United States, speaking engagement and helping educate the young and old about the importance to adopt a shelter dog. Here is Prospect and Ed’s update at the Ohio event, “The event in Ohio is an awards ceremony for a poster contest through Animal
 Rescue SuperHighway’s (ARS)  Koala Kids Club.  Melanie’s focus with ARS is
 prevention of animal cruelty through education.  She asked if I would talk about
 Prospect, how he was abandoned, etc.”

To read more about Prospect and Ed’s adventures: http://www.k9roadtrip.com/pages/view/167/in-our-words

One of my favorite books Where’s Waldo, I can say the same about my two friends, Where is Prospect and Ed?April is coming to a fast close, so these dates have past, however their stories and adventures are captures. The photos

of Prospect on the beach with the sea spray on his face, and sand between his toes. He is a happy dog and rejuvenated.

April 17 – 30 Travel through PA, MD, VA, DC, & possibly Delaware.

If you have a chance and in the neighborhood May 1st, Come visit Prospect and Ed and tell them Darby and Martha sent you.

Remember May 1 is this coming Sunday – Prospect will be the special guest at Petpalooza.com’s 7th Annual Pet Expo.

For more information about Petpalooza go to www.petpalooza.com or

check up with Prospect and Ed on http://www.k9roadtrip.com/pages/view/167/in-our-words

Prospect and Ed be safe on the roads, and until then have a Happy Wagging Tail Adventure!

Best to you this day ~ Martha

April 28, 2011 at 9:03 am

What’s happening in Sacramento ‘SB 697/AB 1117′ ?

I am so pleased to received a notice the SB 697 hearing was canceled requested by Author of the bill Senator Emmerson. What does that mean, really? Well folk, pet owners and people working in the animal industry supporting good services for great and small animals, the bill has been shelved. That is it. Plain and simple.

Did the Bill go away, not really? At any time the SB 697 can arise again, so ‘prevention is the cure’ we need to pay close attention and keep writing to our elected representatives. Remember ‘they’ where voted in by the voting populus of Californians.

Here is a bill that needs work: AB 1117 regarding ANIMAL ABUSE: PENALTIES, yes the bill has a hearing date May 3rd in Sacramento. For AB 1117 to pass, and the legislature needs to hears our voices. We need to read AB 1117,  then write to our district representatives that includes Assembly, the Senate and the Author of the AB 1117 Smyth.

Here is the direct link so you can read the bill and decide for yourself. Is the bill strong enough to deter people from abusing animals? Will the Bill better serve the animals of California?

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1101-1150/ab_1117_bill_20110406_amended_asm_v98.html
CURRENT BILL STATUS
MEASURE : A.B. No. 1117 AUTHOR(S) : Smyth. TOPIC : Animal abuse: penalties.
HOUSE LOCATION : ASM +LAST AMENDED DATE : 04/06/2011
TYPE OF BILL : Active Non-Urgency, Non-Appropriations, Majority Vote Required,
State-Mandated Local Program, Fiscal Non-Tax Levy
LAST HIST. ACT. DATE: 04/26/2011
LAST HIST. ACTION : In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
COMM. LOCATION : ASM PUBLIC SAFETY HEARING DATE : 05/03/2011 
TITLE : An act to amend Section 597.1 of, to add Section 597.9 to,
and to repeal Section 597f of, the Penal Code, relating to animal abuse.
 

Happy writing folks, here is the link to our California Legistature, a simple email and telephone call works wonders.
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov

Happy Wagging Tails ~ Martha

April 27, 2011 at 9:10 am

Down to the wire, SB 697, need not pass!

Prevention is a cure. California animal industry will have a huge impact for pet owners, animal and pet services and pet stores. If BS 697, O did I type that? I mean SB 697 ; ) passes. Please call before Monday Hearing. Senator Emmerson, the author of the bill and the Chairperson Senator Curen Price at 916-445-8899.

Let then KNOW you say NO.

Save California jobs and the pet owner’s wallet. Animal shelter and rescue programs will be able to receive affordable care for animals great and small of medical care.

Call, email, fax your California Representives, your elected assembly, senators and the congressman. http://www.legislature.ca.gov/

Remember, “Only you can prevention bad bill from passing”

Your wallet will thank you, and your local animal service providers

April 23, 2011 at 12:10 pm Leave a comment

Whose going to trim the hoof? Save your Farrier’s Job

We are fighting for our rights and opposing SB 697 in the California Legislature.  The bill is sponsored by the Veterinary Medical Board and is a job killer and an effort to make non-veterinary pet services illegal and create a veterinary monopoly in the animal industry.  The bill is about “unlicensed” persons.  That is EVERYONE in the State that is not a veterinarian.
 
The definition of  practicing veterinary medicine is: 
Diagnosing a disease or ailment or if the activity cures or prevents disease.
 
The bill was primarily introduced to make anesthesia-free teeth cleaning for dogs and cats illegal.  The Vet Board is currently changing its regulation to exclude the use of scalers crippling teeth cleaners from performing their job. 
This action is being taken despite the lack of consumer complaints.
 
This veterinary money grab will also affect the below because they can be considered as practicing veterinary medicine because they help animals.
 
Farriers
Tooth Floating
Animal Physical Rehabilitation
Chriopractic
Accupuncture
Embryo Transfer
Pet Stores
Groomers
 
Historically there are many fields that overlap the veterinary industry.
 
Please help us stop SB 697.  Write a letter opposing SB 697.  Please send us a copy.
 
Address your letter to:
 
Senator Bill Emmerson
State Capitol Room 4082
Sacramento, CA  95814
916-651-4037  call him too and let him know you are opposed to SB 697
Fax 916-327-2187  Please mail and fax your letter.
 
 
Thank you in advance for your help!
 
Sincerely,
Peter Mitchell
P.O. Box 420
Shingletown, CA 96088
petownersright@aol.com
petownersrights.org
1-800-242-9966  Canine Care has offered to help us with phone calls.
Fax 1-800-242-0085
 
Please send us a copy of your letter (very important!).  Support by associations are EXTREMELY helpful. 
 
Supporting our cause List
 
Chilly Pepper and Honey Bandit- Miracle Mustang Equine Rescue
http://chillypepper.weebly.com/4/post/2011/3/honey-bandit-says-stop-senate-bill-697-death-to-animal-care-as-we-know-it.html
 
Humane Organizations
California Legislatures
Veterinarians that want what’s best for animals
Federal Trade Commission http://www.petownersrights.org/resources/FTC.pdf
Hundreds of Thousands of Pet Owners
Can we add you to our list of supporters and one that opposes SB 697?
 
Sample Letter
 
Senator Bill Emmerson
State Capitol Room 4082
Sacramento, CA  95814
 
Opposition to SB 697 that gives the Veterinary Medical Board authority over all CA citizens
 
Dear Senator Bill Emmerson,
 
There is a long history of the Veterinary Medical Board’s attempts to make non-veterinary animal services illegal.  They don’t want competition.  They have failed at every attempt thus far.  Please don’t let them succeed at this one.  There is enough for all. 
 
There are thousands of people that are non-veterinarians that provide services to pets.  The VMB wants to monopolize all animal services.  That is not fair.  I have the right to choose what is best for my pet.  Non-vets save me a lot of money and they are very good at what they do.  Don’t let them take my rights away and force me to use veterinarians only.  Competition in the market place is good.  This SB 697 is VERY bad for small businesses!
 
Kind regards,
 
Your Name
Address
City, State Zip
 
 
 
 

April 22, 2011 at 10:05 am Leave a comment

What! I had NO IDEA? ~ Save Your Pet Groomer’s Job

We are fighting for our rights and opposing SB 697 in the California Legislature.  The bill is sponsored by the Veterinary Medical Board and is a job killer and an effort to make non-veterinary pet services illegal and create a veterinary monopoly in the animal industry.  The bill is about “unlicensed” persons.  That is EVERYONE in the State that is not a veterinarian.
 
The definition of  practicing veterinary medicine is: 
Diagnosing a disease or ailment or if the activity cures or prevents disease.
 
The bill was primarily introduced to make anesthesia-free teeth cleaning for dogs and cats illegal.  The Vet Board is currently changing its regulation to exclude the use of scalers crippling teeth cleaners from performing their job. 
This action is being taken despite the lack of consumer complaints.
 
This veterinary money grab will also affect the below because they can be considered as practicing veterinary medicine because they help animals.
 
Farriers
Tooth Floating
Animal Physical Rehabilitation
Chriopractic
Accupuncture
Embryo Transfer
Pet Stores
Groomers
 
Historically there are many fields that overlap the veterinary industry.
 
Please help us stop SB 697.  Write a letter opposing SB 697.  Please send us a copy.
 
Address your letter to:
 
Senator Bill Emmerson
State Capitol Room 4082
Sacramento, CA  95814
916-651-4037  call him too and let him know you are opposed to SB 697
Fax 916-327-2187  Please mail and fax your letter.
 
 
Thank you in advance for your help!
 
Sincerely,
Peter Mitchell
P.O. Box 420
Shingletown, CA 96088
petownersright@aol.com
petownersrights.org
1-800-242-9966  Canine Care has offered to help us with phone calls.
Fax 1-800-242-0085
 
Please send us a copy of your letter (very important!).  Support by associations are EXTREMELY helpful. 
 
Supporting our cause List
 
Chilly Pepper and Honey Bandit- Miracle Mustang Equine Rescue
http://chillypepper.weebly.com/4/post/2011/3/honey-bandit-says-stop-senate-bill-697-death-to-animal-care-as-we-know-it.html
 
Humane Organizations
California Legislatures
Veterinarians that want what’s best for animals
Federal Trade Commission http://www.petownersrights.org/resources/FTC.pdf
Hundreds of Thousands of Pet Owners
Can we add you to our list of supporters and one that opposes SB 697?
 
Sample Letter
 
Senator Bill Emmerson
State Capitol Room 4082
Sacramento, CA  95814
 
Opposition to SB 697 that gives the Veterinary Medical Board authority over all CA citizens
 
Dear Senator Bill Emmerson,
 
There is a long history of the Veterinary Medical Board’s attempts to make non-veterinary animal services illegal.  They don’t want competition.  They have failed at every attempt thus far.  Please don’t let them succeed at this one.  There is enough for all. 
 
There are thousands of people that are non-veterinarians that provide services to pets.  The VMB wants to monopolize all animal services.  That is not fair.  I have the right to choose what is best for my pet.  Non-vets save me a lot of money and they are very good at what they do.  Don’t let them take my rights away and force me to use veterinarians only.  Competition in the market place is good.  This SB 697 is VERY bad for small businesses!
 
Kind regards,
 
Your Name
Address
City, State Zip
 
 
 
 

April 21, 2011 at 10:36 am Leave a comment

O for “Pet” Sake and their Owners

Does anything surprise you, or leave you scratching your head. For California Pet Owners, owning a pet will get very expense, and jobs will disappear  if this Senate Bill 697 Passes April 25, 2011.

 In part I like my Veterinarian, she is kind, quiet and a wonderful resource for the large and small animals on the property. Many a time an animal has required a farm visit and with the outcome of having to commence with some type of post care procedures. That over the years have included daily injections of penicillin or crushing pills, flushing and dressing a wound. The materials and information provided by the veterinarian.

Your local feed store supplies general health preventions supplies, de-wormers for cats, dogs, horses. I know several goat and sheep farms in my community, they administer annual shots, when lambing seasoning arrives the young males are band and so are the tails. There is no sense in having your veterinarian come out to tend to a flock of sheep or goats, let alone a horse farm, or rescue program for animals at such a great expense.

Here is another “what are you kidding me, dog groomers”. Your dog needs a good bath and the toes nails get trimmed. Well, if this bill passes the groomers is out of business. That $25.00 doggy bath and clip with toes, will now cost you a Vet visit at around $50, plus the cost of toes nail trim. YUP!

 Own a horse? or a rescue program for horses…. well a farrier trims and shoes hooves, the farrier is a graduate of a farrier school. The knowledge and information for corrective shoeing for a horse with hoof problem are very helpful. My farrier and veterinarian have worked together, in most cases: Vet does the x-rays in sever cases, and relies on the farrier to  maintain the hoof. In all the Farrier because he visit with the horse about every 8 weeks will know if there a proplem.

Equine Dentist, yes your veterarian can float your horses teeth. However, how about a specialist?

I ask my readers to share this information and stop this bill from passing.

I for one do not agrees with this statement. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1.  Section 4826 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read: 4826.  A person practices veterinary medicine, surgery, and dentistry, and the various branches thereof, when he or she does any one of the following:    (a) Advertises or represents himself or herself as engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine, veterinary surgery, or veterinary dentistry in any of its branches.    (b) Diagnoses or prescribes a drug, medicine, appliance, application, or treatment of whatever nature for the prevention, cure or relief of a wound, fracture, bodily injury, or disease of animals.    (c) Administers a drug, medicine, appliance, application, or treatment of whatever nature for the prevention, cure, or relief of a wound, fracture, bodily injury, or disease of animals, except where the medicine, appliance, application, or treatment is administered by a registered veterinary technician or an unregistered assistant at the direction of and under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian subject to Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 4832) or where the drug, including, but not limited to, a drug that is a controlled substance, is administered by a registered veterinary technician or an unregistered assistant pursuant to Section 4836.1. However, no person, other than a licensed veterinarian, may induce anesthesia unless authorized by regulation of the board.    (d) Performs a surgical or dental operation upon an animal.    (e) Performs any manual procedure for the diagnosis of pregnancy, sterility, or infertility upon livestock or Equidae.

CURRENT BILL STATUS MEASURE : S.B. No. 697 AUTHOR(S) : Emmerson.

DEVELOPMENT HEARING DATE : 04/25/2011

So… on this note: Senator Emmerson did you ask the pet owner’s of California what they wanted? No, I did not receive a letter informationing me that I CAN NOT CHOOSE and THE IMPACT ON MY WALLET !!

So Here is Senator Emmerson Contact.

Senator Bill Emmerson
5225 Canyon Crest Dr. #360
Riverside, Ca. 92507
PHONE 951-680-6750
And
State Capital Room 4082
Sacramento, Ca 95814
Phone is the same
FAX YOUR LETER 916-651-4037
 
Send him a NO, and tell him you oppose SB 697. To Contact your Senator/Assembly http://www.legislature.ca.gov/
(On the right hand side of the website, type in your zip code, then search button.) The click on the name of each person. Send them an email, remember to click OPPOSE!!
 
Here is my statement( SHORT AND TO THE POINT) to Wes Chesbro Assembly,
” SB 697 written by Emmerson, regarding Veterinary Medicine is a JOB KILLER, plus will over burden pet owners with extra cost to maintain their pets and animals. Please put a stop to this BILL 697.California can not loss more jobs and cost friendly pet/animal care. The social impact within the animal industry is already effected  shelters, rescues, and animal care & control. Pet Owners need affordable care for their pets. The Hearing is Monday April 25th. Please stop this Bill from passing. Thank you.”
 
 

April 20, 2011 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

Be the Change share the news

Congratulation to the following recipients:

This spring season, three books were offered to non-profit animal organization for fundraising purposes.

Darby's Story

A Mom’s Choice Award Silver Recipient for Animal & Pet Care

Here are the Three recipient: Darby’s Story book is helping their fundraising efforts.

Spay/Neuter Coalition

 

Congratulations to Spay and Neuter Coalition of Georgia 

the third to receive Darby’s Story the Life of an Adopted Dog

 for their  “Pawsta for Overpopulation Prevention” Dinner and Silent Auction

April 23, 2011

The Conservatory at Waterstone (Historic Downtown Acworth)
4849 N. Main Street
Acworth, GA 30101
RSVP
Three course dinner and silent auction. Penne Pasta w/ light cream sauce or Vegetarian Quiche, salad, bread, and desert. Cash bar available as well.
* Tickets are available in advance for only $30 per person. Checks can be mailed to : Spay/Neuter Coalition P.O. Box 544 Lebanon, GA 30146 OR you can use the PayPal option via this link:
http://spayneutercoalition.chipin.com/mypages/view/id/fde104395b9b6580 Please include your email address, as we will send confirmation via email.
Hope you can join us for a fun night and to raise much needed funds for our fight against pet overpopulation in Georgia.
We are a positive non-profit group in Georgia. We are dedicated to implementing more spay and neuter via education, outreach, marketing and collaborating with other organizations with the same mission. We also promote the many low cost spay/neuter options already available to the general public.
 
Their email address: spayneutercoalition@ gmail.com (non-profit) Spay/Neuter Coalition. We also promote the many low cost options already available in Georgia.

Congratulations to Top Paw the first to receive Darby’s Story the Life of an Adopted Dog

 at Pugs & Pooches Winter Bark 2011.

 

Congratulations to Outreach to Pets in Need ‘OPIN’ the second

 

to receive Darby’s Story the Life of an Adopted Dog

This summer June 2011 three books will be offered book giveaway to a non-profit animal group for fundraising.

Fill in the information below to request your copy of Darby’s Story.

 

April 15, 2011 at 9:52 am Leave a comment

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