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BLOG: Adopt a Friend

Dozier is a wonderful doggie ready to give someone lots of love and happiness.

As you are probably aware, there are hundreds of homeless animals at the Prince George's Animal Facility in Upper Marlboro that need to find a good furever home.  If no one adopts them and there is no rescue organization that agrees to take them, they face euthanasia (the rate is now about 35-50%) and with the  increased reports of animal abuse in the media, they are faced with an almost impossible situation. 

With the help of the Bowie citizens, Bowie CLAW has been working very closely, volunteering and supporting the Prince George's Animal Management Facility in Upper Marlboro with donations of dog beds, cat and dog toys, blanket drives, Essentials for the Animals Drive, Kennel Comforter Projects, to name a few. 

We will now be offering the readers an exciting column entitled "Pet of the Week"
which will feature a different lovable animal each week from the Prince George's Animal Management Facility along with a photo and information on the featured pet.   A “Tip of the Week” regarding humane education topics such as the importance of spaying and neutering, microchipping, dangers of leaving pets in cars, how to find a lost pet, etc. will also be included.  We hope you enjoy the column and we hope you will be encouraged to adopt one of these wonderful pets.

NAME:  Dozier

AGE: 1 yr

GENDER:  Male

BREED:  American Bulldog mix

WEIGHT:  Approximately 55 pound

sCOLOR:  Brindle and White

HOBBIES:  Smelling, chasing balls, walking with my human companion

PERSONALITY:  I am a charming boy, gentle and sweet.  I am a quick learner and am to please so give me a chance and you won’t be disappointed.

If you or anyone you know is interested in adopting the wonderful pet featured this week, please call the Prince George's Animals Management Facility in Upper Marlboro at 301-780-7200 to check on the availability.  You may also visit www.pgamd.petfinder.com or www.petharbor.com to see many more wonderful pets available for adoption.

TIP OF  THE WEEKDON’T COOK YOUR DOG! 

Each summer, thousands of cats and dogs die as a result of being left inside cars.  In the time it takes to buy a carton of milk, the temperature in a car can reach over 160 degrees—even when the windows are left slightly open.   Dogs and cats don’t perspire.  They cool themselves by panting.  If left in a car where the air becomes too hot, your pet can suffer brain damage or die.  And cracking the windows doesn’t help 

Signs of Heat Stress: Heavy panting, rapid pulse rate, vomiting, glazed eyes, dzziness deep red or purple tongue 

If your pet becomes heat stressed, take these emergency steps:· Apply ice packs or cold towels to the head, neck and chest; let your pet lick ice cubes or ice cream; do not give unlimited amounts of cold water; gently spray the animal with a hose to cool it get your pet to the veterinarian immediately.

Your pet loves to spend time with you, but when it’s too hot, your pet is safer at home in a cool spot. Information provided by the Humane Society of the United States

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"V"enia August 08, 2012 at 08:07 PM
I love it. Thanks so much. "V"
Teriberi August 09, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Great dog for adoption. Love the tip. Keep them coming.

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