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Tune in to “Aloha Vet” on Nat Geo WILD

Aloha Vet

Dr. Scott Sims is one of Hawaii’s best-kept local secrets. Not your typical veterinarian, he treats both wild and domestic animals, and when islanders need help with their pets and livestock, he’s the one they call. He’ll even pilot the plane he built himself to get to a patient if needed!

We have a sneak peek of the upcoming episode, Eyes Wide Shut, premiering Saturday, March 28, at 9 PM ET/PT.

Dr. Sims stays busy at the clinic and off-island as he tends to a variety of animals including a horse with a cracked tooth that has to be extracted, an endangered coot, a blind pig and a goat that can’t go to the bathroom. As busy as he is, Dr. Sims still finds time to travel to the Big Island to help an animal sanctuary.

For more information on Aloha Vet, visit www.natgeowild.com!

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Guardian Angels K9 Fund for Police and Military Service Dogs

police-dog-300x240In recognition of K9 Veterans Day, the Angels for Animals Foundation is launching the Guardian Angels K9 Fund, which will raise money to ensure that service animals such as police and military dogs receive life-saving medical care while on active duty and in retirement.

“Our K9 officers and veterans serve our communities and risk their lives in the same way that our bravest service men and women do,” said Mark F. Magazu, II, Founder and Chairman of the Angels for Animals Foundation. “Like our human protectors, K9 officers are subjected to gunshot wounds, shrapnel from explosive devices, bone fractures and life-threatening internal trauma resulting from perpetrator physical assaults. The costs for this type of care can reach into the tens of thousands of dollars range, often exceeding the funding capabilities of handlers and departments. The Guardian Angels K9 Fund, if successful, will help ensure these canine heroes receive the medical care they need to return to health.”

The Guardian Angels K9 Fund was started in honor of a K9 hero named Judge, who served his community with the West Deptford Police Department in New Jersey for seven years. When K9 Judge was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease, his medical bills exceeded $12,000 in specialist medical care, the cost of which required his handler, Corporal Mike Franks, to ask his community for fundraising help.

FranksJudge13-8x10 The Guardian Angels K9 Fund is meant to assist service men and women, like Corporal Franks, and K9 heroes, like Judge, during these kinds of urgent, unexpected times of need. K9 Judge was laid to rest on February 20, 2015, surrounded by nearly 100 fellow human and K9 officers, who lined the road to honor Judge with a final salute. The Angels for Animals Foundation honors his memory today on K9 Veterans Day.

To donate to the Fund, simply text the word “GuardianK9” to the number 41444, followed by a space and then the amount you would like to donate. Donations can also be made online at www.BeMyAngel.com/Guardian.

For additional information, visit the Angels for Animals Foundation at www.BeMyAngel.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/angelsforanimalsfoundation.

About Guardian Angels K9 fund

The Guardian Angels K9 Fund is a dedicated fund of the Angels for Animals Foundation solely focused on raising money to provide life-saving medical care to police and military service dogs on active duty and in retirement. More information can be found at
www.BeMyAngel.com/Guardian.

About Angels for Animals Foundation

The Angels for Animals Foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that raises money to help pet owners suffering from extreme financial hardship to provide veterinary care for animals facing serious medical challenges. Each year, thousands of family pets are euthanized because their owners simply cannot afford life-saving medical treatments and procedures. The Angels for Animals Foundation has facilitated nearly $500,000 in services of either cash raised or negotiated free or discounted services for all types of animals since it was founded in 2011. Donations to the Angels for Animals Foundation can be made online or via text message. More information can be found at www.BeMyAngel.com.

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Join us in the effort to Save Them All

BFAS Photo 3When Best Friends Animal Society reached out to us to help spread the word about their new campaign, we couldn’t wait to help.

Best Friends, the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters, is looking to grow the movement to Save Them All, and you can help!

 

Just over 30 years ago, Best Friends Animal Society helped pioneer the no-kill movement and while they’ve made tremendous progress, more than 9,000 dogs and cats are still being killed in America’s shelters every day, just because they don’t have safe places to call home. We feel that every pet deserves the love and comfort of a forever home, so we support Best Friends.

How do you participate?

Join our team here: http://www.bestfriendsgive.org/hello1
After you join, create your own page and share it with your friends and family.
And just for fun, the more people you bring into the Best Friends family, the more rewards you can earn, like backpacks, tote bags, bracelets, leashes, and more!

You could even win a trip to Best Friends to see everything in person!

Please consider supporting this great cause (donations made in honor of people or pets make great gifts too).

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Susie’s Hope Movie Giveaway

We have a special giveaway today. You might know Susie as the winner of the 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards. Susie has a special story, and a movie has been made all about it. We have a DVD of the movie, Susie’s Hope, for one lucky reader, as well as the sound track.

Susie's Hope CoverA puppy that was set on fire and a woman who suffered a brutal dog attack became a dedicated team that eventually changed North Carolina animal-cruelty laws. Susie the Pit Bull mix began life with terror and pain when she was beaten, burned, and abandoned. Susie and her owner both triumphed over pain and fear to become voices for abused animals who have no voice. They visit hospitals, schools, and nursing homes to inspire people never to give up.

It’s a wonderful movie of hope and love. The movie stars some wonderful animal lovers too! But Susie’s Hope is not just a movie, it’s also a non-profit organization that works to promote animal welfare.

Would you like a chance to win the DVD and Soundtrack? Just use the form below! Good luck!

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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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