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Nov 112014
 

wonderland food driveThe Orange Community Juniorettes will host its First Annual Wonderland Waggin’ Tails Pet Food Drive to benefit the Milford Animal Shelter. 

The shelter serves the Milford/Orange communities and is in need of supplies such as dog and cat food (wet & dry), bedding, toys, and treats.  Wonderland Waggin’ Tails Pet Food Drive will run from Nov. 21 through Dec. 15

You can drop off your donations at their collection boxes located at Pet Supplies (471 Boston Post Road, Orange) and at Oronoque Kennels (1 Krakow St, Derby).  Additionally, you can bring donations to the Wonderland Waggin’ Tails wagon on the front lawn of Mapleview Farm, 603 Orange Center Road (across from the Town Green) during the Orange Tree Lighting on Sunday, Dec. 7. Stop by to show your support.

DONATION NEEDS: dog food / small bites dog food / kitten food / wet cat food / cat litter (non-clumping) / paper towels / bleach & Lysol for cleaning / cash donations for spay, neuter, & other medical needs.

If you would like to make a monetary donation so that the girls can make purchases on your behalf, please mail those to Orange Community Juniorettes, 333 Ridge Road, Orange, CT.06477.

On behalf of all furry creatures, the Juniorettes thank you for your support!

Nov 092014
 

combat dogSince WWII the Dogs of War worked side-by-side with the troops, being on the front lines, acting as early warning systems for the men they grew to love, often taking a bullet as they were seen as a threat by the enemy.

I first became aware of Military Dogs when I was about 10. My Uncle Joey, a Marine Gunnery Sgt. came home from his final tour in Vietnam with an awesome German Shepherd named “Gunny,” who’d saved countless Marines during his service.

Gunny was one of the lucky ones, he was able to come home and live out his life with his best buddy. But every year, and every war since The War to End All Wars, thousands of these working dogs are left behind in the war zones. Considered by the US Government as “equipment.”

Back in 2008-2009, I helped my friend, the late WWII Army Veteran Peter Horbick do research on war dogs for a memorial that he wanted to dedicate in their honor.

I printed hundreds of pages of heartbreaking stories from veterans who’d served in different wars who were forced to leave their dogs behind.

The military actively began using dogs in 1942, when civilians would donate their dogs to be trained for service. Peter and his wife Ellen donated their dog, and after he served in WWII, Ellen got him back, but, like Gunny, not all dogs were as lucky.

The memories of seeing the dogs barking for their comrades as they left haunted Peter for decades and he engraved the War Dog Memorial stone that stands at Bethany’s Veteran’s Park with the Poem, “I Wait By The Gate,” by Connie Chronister.  I am proud to say that after some extensive research I located Connie and she attended the dedication ceremony in Bethany — that meant so much to Peter.

Save-A-Vet

Peter would be happy to know that there is now hope for military dogs. in 2007, an Iraq War Veteran named Danny Scheurer was upset with the idea that dogs who’d worked so hard were being abandoned to avoid the costs of transporting them to and sheltering them in the States.

He began the Save-A-Vet program to rescue military & law enforcement working dogs & other service animals from being put down when their service to country & community is done, and to provide housing and relief for disabled veterans who help take care of them.

No Dog Left Behind

HERE is an article about US Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s push to help save military working dogs and to provide them with homes and veterinary care in retirement.

You Can Help

Pet Supplies Plus, 471 Boston Post Road, is donating a percentage from the purchase of certain Natural Balance products to the Save-A-Vet organization this week for Veteran’s Day, in recognition of the dog’s faithful service.

Jun 192013
 

dog catPet Supplies Plus, 471 Boston Post Road, will host a low cost vaccination clinic, Saturday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This is a great time to get vaccinations, heartwork testing, flea and tick prevention products, kitten and puppy vaccines and the added peace of mind of micro-chipping.

For additional information call the store at 203-799-7387.

May 022013
 

Screen shot 2013-05-02 at 7.21.13 PMPet Supplies Plus, 471 Boston Post Road, will host a low cost vaccination clinic on Friday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All of the important things your pet needs and you will want to give him/her for a healthy year.

Vaccinations, heartworm testing, flea and tick prevention, kitten and puppy vaccines, and micro-chipping all will be offered.

If you don’t have a regular veterinarian or can’t afford full priced vaccinations, this is a wonderful opportunity for you and your pet.

If you have any questions call Pet Supplies Plus at 203-799-7387.

Feb 232013
 

 

Looking for a cat to love?

Looking for a cat to love?

Pet Supplies Plus, 471 Boston Post Road, welcomes the North Shore Animal League and FeralCare for a  cat adoption event and food and supply collection this  Saturday, Feb. 23,

FeralCare will be present with friendly cats for adoption from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This event is sponsored by North Shore Animal League. Food donations are needed and gratefully accepted, as are supply donations of paper towels, laundry detergent, and clean linens (blankets, towels, and sheets) in good condition.

The collected items benefit the many cats that FeralCare helps.

For a complete wish list of needed items, an adoption application prior to the event, or details, contact [email protected]

Originally published on: Feb 20 @ 9:06 a.m.