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SEMO Adoptable Pets|Oct.31

Because homeless animals need all the exposure they can get! They are not defective. They are just lost and alone. You can change that. You can allow them the opportunity to be the companion they were meant to be. You will never regret it. Caruthersville Humane Society | Humane Society of Southeast Missouri | Delta Veterinary Clinic | Sikeston PAWS | Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary | Mac’s Mission

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Hayti shelter reports suspicious number of animals missing in the area

President of the Caruthersville Humane Society, Karol Wilcox, frequently audits the books at her shelter and over the past several months she’s noticed a growing trend.

When she compared the number of dogs being reported lost or stolen, to the number of dogs found or returned, she saw a rapidly growing gap in numbers. That gap was in the small dog category.

Wilcox says it’s not just pets being reported to the shelter and local authorities. She frequently monitors lost and found pet pages on Facebook and says the number of small dogs she sees missing , just disappearing and never being seen again has increased incredibly.

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How NOT to advertise a pet needing a new home on social media

My third grade teacher once told me, “Never say or do anything that you wouldn’t want  to see splashed all over the morning newspaper.” Words to live by.

In this day and age, one would think the same goes with social media. One would also think that this is something a reporter would be privy to. 

But not Delta Dunklin Democrat reporter, Laura Ford. It’s likely she’s learning though, since she publicly posted her advertisement of two dogs, in need of a home, on Facebook- if advertisement is what you want to call it. 

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Major Brand Recalls Pet Foods

Suspecting an issue with the pet’s food, the owner of the four pups sent the remainder of the food off to an independent lab. The lab found Pentobarbital in the samples; a drug commonly used to euthanize animals.

When ABC7 got wind of the story they went one step further and launched their own investigation. Over several months they had a lab test 62 samples from over 24 brand names of wet dog food. One brand repeatedly tested positive for Pentobarbital.

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In search of Mack

Patterson adopted Mack from Rough Road Rescue who later confiscated Mack back and refused to return the dog to his family. Patterson won in court twice and still the rescue wouldn’t bring the dog home. Court of Appeals order the rescue to return Mack “forthwith”. The Rescue does so on Aug. 11. They hand Mack to a deputy sheriff, in a box stating Mack had died and these were his remains.

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Pet flipper Patricia Zimmerle a.k.a. Brittnany Sparks making her rounds in Perryville and Ste. Genevieve

You’ll see her on Facebook as Brittnany Sparks but her real name is Patricia Zimmerle.

She’s got a whole list if names she goes by; Patricia Ellis, Chasity Brown, Sherry Evans, Theresa Clark, Stacy Camp, Lynn Clark, Renee Almaraz, and now Brittnany Sparks, just to name a few.

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Seth Casteel demonstrates how to photograph shelter animals [videos]

So do you know what Seth Casteel says about photographing shelter animals? He says, “Just one picture can save a life.” And he’s absolutely right. A good, attention-grabbing image of a shelter pet may be that animal’s best chance of getting out of the shelter and into a new and loving forever-home.

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