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Tex For Mayor 2014

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Tex is one of 14 dog candidates running for a two year term to serve as the first canine mayor of Salt Lake County. American Dog Rescue Foundation and its founder Arthur Benjamin need YOUR votes to help Tex win!

Tex is a death-row rescue from eight years ago. From death row to possibly becoming the first K9 Major of Salt Lake City! Read all about Tex’s campaign and initiatives at http://tex4mayor.com, and then be sure to cast your vote for Tex.

Votes are cast October 1-21 by making a donation to Salt Lake County Animal Services, benefiting their injured animal fund (American Dog Rescue Foundation, Tex’s main election supporter, is making a $1 donation on behalf of each voter who is unable to donate to the Fund either due to financial or geographic reasons while designated funds last). The donations go to a great cause, providing Emergency Medical Care and Attention to seriously ill or injured animals who could not otherwise become adoptable.

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You can keep up with campaign updates on Facebook and Twitter.

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It’s Deaf Dog Awareness Week

Did you know that it is Deaf Dog Awareness Week? Did you also know that Dalmatians are most likely to be deaf, in fact 30% of Dalmatians are born deaf in either one or both ears.

Today we would like to introduce you to TN Safety Spotters! This group is made up of rescues that are trained with American Sign Language and hand commands. They are then trained to become registered therapy dogs.

I didn’t know this, but the Dalmatian Club of American mandates euthanasia of all deaf pups. How truly sad. Luckily Safety Spotters is working hard to set an example of what they are capable of IF given a chance. They have changed the minds of many Dalmatian breeders and hope to continue with this difficult task.

Deaf Dalmatians can do anything hearing ones can except hear with their ears! They hear with their hearts!

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