Ways to find your lost dog

When looking for your lost dog make sure to do these things.

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Search around the neighborhood

Ask your neighbors (make sure to leave a flyer with them)
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Make flyers including
-Date that have gone missing
-Breed of dog
-Where he/she was last seen
-Phone numbers
-Picture of the dog
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Put flyers up everywhere
-Poles
-Mailboxes
-Stop signs
-Parks
-Dog parks
-Bus stops
-Busy streets
Hand out flyers to people walking down the street

Ask local merchants to post flyers in their window

Give flyers to postal workers (USPS, Fed EX, UPS, ect.)
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Garbage pick-up crew

Give flyers to construction workers

Ask animal hospitals if you can put up flyers

Pass out flyers to children

Call the SPCA
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Leave a picture of your pet and your phone number at each shelter. If your pet has a microchip be sure to give them the number.

Call each of the rescue organizations and ask for their help and find out if they have your pet.

Call local animal shelters daily

Visit local animal shelters daily

Put an announcement and picture in local newspaper
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Drive your car around every day looking for your pet

The number one thing to remember is to stay positive! People have been reunited with there pets after being lost for several months.
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Jesus Christ Lizard

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The Basilisks lizard is found in Central and South American rainforests near rivers and streams. They are about 2 to 2.5ft. head to tail. Basilisks get there name from the Greek word basilĂ­skos meaning “little king”. Basilisks are omnivores, their diet consist of plant material, insects, fruit, and small vertebrates. These AMAZING lizards are EXCELLENT swimmers and are capable of remaining underwater for up to 30 minutes. The reason why this lizard is called the Jesus Christ Lizard is because it can run on water!! Basilisks can run across the water on their hind legs at a speed of 5 feet per second, for a distance of about 15 feet before they sink into the water and swim. Your probably asking how they can do this, they have long toes with fringes of skin that spread out in the water increasing surface area. As they rapidly move their legs, they slap their feet against the water creating tiny air pockets that keep them from sinking. Make sure to watch the video of these interesting creatures below.

Animal Safety in Summer Months

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The HOT summer days are here, here are some important tips to keep in mind. Always provide plenty of cool fresh water for your animals. If you decide to go run errands leave your dogs at home, unless you can take them inside with you. Leaving your pets in the car can be FATAL especially on a hot summer day! The sun can raise the temperature inside your car to 120 degrees in a matter of minutes, even with the windows rolled down. If your dog is outside on a hot day make sure they have a shady spot to rest in. Dog houses are not a good idea for shelter, they trap heat. Make sure to exercise your pet during cooler hours of the day. If the temperature is really really hot, make sure to keep your pets inside. The hot asphalt can hurt the sensitive paws of cats and dogs. Summer is known for mosquitoes and ticks. These bugs can cause heartworm and Lyme disease. Make sure to check your pets coat for hot spots, ticks, and bites frequently during the summer.

River Horse

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Hippos are the third largest land mammal species on Earth, after elephants and white rhinos. Hippopotamuses are found in Africa. The name Hippopotamus means ‘river horse’. Their skin color varies from brown to grayish purple, and they’re almost completely hairless. Their ivory canine teeth grow continuously, and reach 20 inches in length. Hippopotamuses have short legs, a HUGE mouth and a body shaped like a barrel. A male Hippo is called a bull, and a female hippos is called a cow. These mammals are good swimmers. They have membranes that are between their toes that turn their feet into flippers, and fat beneath their skin helps them float in rivers and lakes. Adult Hippos can hold their breath underwater for up to six minutes.

Laughing Hyena

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Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I have posted anything, but today I’m going to share with you facts about The Spotted Hyenas. (make sure to check out the video at the end of my post)These animals live in forest, grasslands, savannas, woodlands and high latitudes. Spotted Hyenas are built strong, they have a large head and neck. Their ears are round and short and they have extremely strong jaws. Hyenas posture is similar to a bears, their front legs are longer than their hind which gives their back a sloping appearance. Their feet have four toes with wide toe pads and non-retractable claws. Spotted Hyenas have good hearing and sharp eyesight at night. They are fast and can run for long distances without getting tired. Hyenas live in groups called clans or packs which range from 5-8 members. These animals are known as scavengers and often feast on the leftovers of other predators. Not only do they just scavenge but these bold beast are also very skilled hunters and will take down wildebeest or antelope. They also kill and eat birds, lizards, snakes, and insects. Hyenas can survive several days without water and can travel long distances. Some interesting facts about the Hyena is they make a variety of vocalization, including howling screams, wailing calls, and the famous “Laughter” used to alert other clan members up to three miles away of a food source.

Sick Homless Dog

Good Afternoon everyone!! Today I’m going to share with you about a little abandoned dog named Bethany. Bethany lived on the streets as a stray for months. She suffered from severe mange that was eating her skin away. The infection was making her hole entire body swell up so it hurt every time she moved. Someone contacted my favorite animal rescue Hope For Paws to come and rescue this poor dog off the streets. Eldad Hagar asked Annie Hart From the Bill Foundation (another one of my favorite rescues) to take Bethany in, and they did. So they went out to save her life and take her to the vet so she can get the medical attention she needed to get rid of this nasty infection. I’m going to post her rescue video below! Make sure to watch it till the end to see the AMAZING transformation this pup has gone through, she looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Please share this video to get this story out there!! Thank you so much Eldad and Annie for saving this doggies life 🙂

http://www.hopeforpaws.org
http://www.billfoundation.org

Tiniest Bird

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Hello everyone!! Sorry I haven’t posted anything in a while, but today I’m going to talk about Humming birds! There are over 325 Hummingbird species in the world. They are found in North America, South America, and Central America. Humming Bird’s diets are 90% Flower nectar so they are called nectivores. When Humming Birds feed they do not suck nectar through their bill they lick it with fringed, forked tongues. A Humming Bird can lick 10-15 times per second while feeding. These birds cannot walk or hop, but they use their feet to scoot sideways while they are perched. Hummingbirds have the fewest number of feathers of any bird in the world, they have between 1000 to 1500 feathers. These little birds are very small, and can fit in the palm of your hand. The bee humming bird is the smallest of the species and was measured up to 2.25 inches long!! Humming Birds wings beat between 50 and 200 flaps per second depending on the air conditions. A Humming Birds maximum forward flight is 30 miles per hour. One of the facts that i found was really really interesting was the Humming bird is the ONLY bird that can FLY BACKWARDS! They can also fly up, down, forwards, and UPSIDE DOWN! The Green Violet-ear hummingbird is one of the FASTEST birds and can fly up to 93 miles per hour. These interesting birds lay the smallest eggs of all birds. Their eggs measure less than 1/2 inch long. Believe it or not Humming Bird’s are one of the MOST aggressive bird species and will regularly attack jays, crows and hawks that trespass their territory.

Now here is a fun interesting video about humming birds! Its kind of long but very interesting.