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Disaster Preparedness for Pets

Disaster Preparedness for Pets

Each May, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) uses National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day to help educate pet parents on the importance of planning for emergencies that might impact four-legged family members. We agree that an ounce of prevention is...
Protecting your animals from hunting traps

Protecting your animals from hunting traps

FAIRFAX, Vt. — Reported by Rachel Karcz Animal advocates want pet owners to be aware of animals mistakenly being caught in nuisance wildlife traps. In April, a Fairfax community finally caught a feral cat stuck in an unmarked Conibear trap meant to catch wild animals....
BEVS at Camp Paw Paw

BEVS at Camp Paw Paw

Camp Paw Paw is a summer camp put on each summer by the Humane Society of Chittenden County. Each summer campers learn about a variety of topics including: proper pet care, animal safety, homeless animals in the community, animal-related careers, HSCC’s mission, and...
Narcan For  K-9 Units in Vermont

Narcan For K-9 Units in Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt. – The president of the Vermont Police Canine Association wants to make sure every K-9 unit in Vermont has access to Narcan, an overdose-reversal drug. Burlington Sgt. Wade Labrecque says ten years ago, K-9’s were mostly detecting cocaine, a drug...

Poison Prevention Week for Pets

by M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM Vermont Veterinary Medical Association Poison prevention week for pets is March 15th through the 21st. This annual observance started in 1961 to highlight the dangers of accidental poisonings in children, and is a great time to discuss...
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