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Vampiro The Chihuahua, Found Emaciated and Near Death, Gets A New Leash On Life

This month is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ month , and organizations like the ASPCA is planning special events to honor and help even more animals. It’s the perfect time to tell you the story of Vampiro, a sweet Chihuahua who was found starving to death and sick. This past January, Vampiro was abandoned at a pet store in Brooklyn, New York in this state (see photo).  The store called the NYC Animal Care & Control, who quickly picked him up and took him into immediate veterinarian care. The team of vets said Vampiro was “emaciated, dehydrated and suffering from an untreated skin ailment, all caused by prolonged inadequate nutrition.” He was also blind. They immediately administered Vampiro IV fluids, medication, water and food. While the vets took over Vampiro’s medical care, the ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Agents investigated his case and discovered that Vampiro was adopted by a Brooklyn woman, named Venus Laventure, back in 2006. They arrested her and  Laventur

5 Things You Need To Know When Hiring a Pet Sitter

Because you want your pet to be this happy (and safe) when your family goes away. While people are beginning to plan their summer vacations, many pet owners are worrying about what they will do with their beloved pets while they are away. Some people do not want to go on a vacation unless they know that their dog or cat will be taken care of  the same way they would if they stayed home. The popular website,  DogVacay  which sets up owners and host families seeks to fulfill this mission. Host families treat your dog as you do, without the use of cages or kennels.   As one of the most trusted community for dog boarding, DogVacay says that if you choose to hire professional pet sitter, it’s crucial to find one that you feel truly comfortable with so that both you and your pet can enjoy your time away.  Here are a few tips to make the process of finding reliable pet care a little bit easier: 1. Interview your potential pet-sitter, and have your pet interview them too. No