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Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

As the world embraces the age of technology, everything is available online----including the sale of pets. Guardians of Rescue, a nationwide animal rescue organization, has stepped up to protect these poor animals from the cruelty of being bought and sold via the Internet. Guardians of Rescue is working with law enforcement in various states to try to reduce the amount of harm inflicted on these innocent dogs.

“Getting a new pet is always a big decision, and buying a dog you haven’t met in person is not smart,” says Dori Scofield, vice-president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization whose mission is to protect the well-being of all animals. “If you buy a dog through the Internet, you risk supporting puppy mill cruelty and being scammed out of your money. The Internet is also used by criminals to buy and sell fighting dogs, using certain understood language.”

If you looking to adopt a new dog, here are five tips to think about before you decide where to buy:

Fire dept to receive PETA award for dog rescue

GREAT FALLS, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will receive a PETA award for saving two dogs from a burning home.

The fire happened at about 7:30 p.m. on November 29 on Forest Park Road in Great Falls.

No one was home at the time, but rescuers managed to save two dogs trapped inside. First responders used a special oxygen mask to revive a dog named Cola. 

The department will receive PETA's Compassionate Fire Department Award for the rescue.

Both dogs appeared to be doing fine following their rescue.

"The brave members of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department are truly heroes because they don't consider their job done until all residents-both human and nonhuman-have made it to safety," says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. "PETA hopes the compassion and know-how shown by these first responders will inspire others always to come to the aid of animals in need."

Guardians of Rescue Celebrates National Pet Day

Guardians of Rescue Celebrates National Pet Day

 

April 11, 2013, is known as National Pet Day. The day recognizes the nation’s love of pets. It is also an ideal time to raise awareness about what we can do to help make conditions better for pets everywhere. It is estimated that 62 percent of the households in America have a pet. These include 78 million dogs and 86 million cats. And while things may be pretty good for the majority of those animals, millions more are suffering and need help.

“There are two main things you can do to help the animals in this country,” explains Robert Misseri, president of Guardians of Rescue. “First of all, always adopt your pets, rather than purchasing from stores or breeders. Next, support the organizations that are doing the hands-on work of helping animals.”

Guardians of Rescue Offers 10 Tips for Taking Care of A New Puppy

Guardians of Rescue Offers 10 Tips for Taking Care of A New Puppy

 

Every holiday season, many people around the country get a new family gift that will last for the next 15 years or so. When they opt to add a puppy to the family, it may start out to be exciting, only to lead to numerous questions once the initial play-time wears off and it’s time to go to bed. Getting the right answers to those questions, however, can make a world of difference.

“Depending on where you get the answers to the questions, it can make a big difference in the relationship you create with your puppy,” explains Robert Misseri, president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization dedicated to helping animals in need. “You want to get things off to the right start and help everyone adjust well, so it is important to stick to a few basic guidelines to make it happen.”

Here are the top 10 tips for taking care of a new puppy, right from the start:

5 Tips for Parents of BB Gun Owners

5 Tips for Parents of BB Gun Owners

Each Christmas, there are children around America who unwrap a new, non-powder gun. These guns include BB, pellet, and paintball. While many parents may believe such guns to be harmless, and even see them as a toy, statistics suggest otherwise. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, over 20,000 injuries result from these types of guns each year, with four percent of them requiring hospitalization.

“These guns are not toys at all, and they can certainly do damage both to people and to animals,” explains Robert Misseri, president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization dedicated to helping animals in need. “In our line of work, we have seen it often – kids who shoot at animals just for fun, and leave them distressed and injured. These guns create problems that parents are not even usually aware of.”

Here are 5 tips for parents who may have a child with one of these non-powder guns, or who are considering getting one for them:

 

Hobie is Learning New Tricks

Hobie is Learning New Tricks

“Hobie (formerly Brinks) is just a darling. He sits, stays, shakes, and has a perfect ‘down,’ when not distracted, of course! He's learning to ‘fetch the paper’ and to ‘wait’ before charging through a doorway. He's playful, curious, very smart, and just a regular love. He loves big dogs, and now that he has his rabies vaccine, he is going to K9 Divine's farm two days a week, which is heaven for him. We also love exploring the woods behind our house and the Archbold Glover Trail. Hobie is now a part time lawyer and loves going to my husband’s law office.

5 Reasons to Get Your Dog Gourmet Baked Goods This Holiday Season

5 Reasons to Get Your Dog Gourmet Baked Goods This Holiday Season

Dog Krazy, a specialty shop featuring products for dogs, offers a full line of all-natural, allergen-free healthy dog treats.

Throughout America, there are roughly 78 million dogs. People love their dogs, calling them their best friend and treating them like their child. As many pet parents do their holiday shopping, they may want to add something for their furry family member, or friend, to their list. Although the dog can’t personally ask for it, the word on the street is that gourmet baked goods top the ‘most wanted’ list, this year.

“All dogs love gourmet baked goods,” explains Nancy Guinn, owner of Dog Krazy, located in Fredericksburg. “And why shouldn’t they? These treats are good enough for humans to eat, but made especially for the dogs in our lives. One bite and your dog will be hooked.”