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Portland’s CW32 Pet Project

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Portland’s CW32 understands that our pets are part of the family and their care and well-being is extremely important.  The Portland’s CW32 Pet Project is dedicated to making a pet’s health and happiness a priority by providing information and resources throughout the year.

 

Spay & Save program - (ASAP- animal shelter alliance of Portland)- “reduced euthanasia in Portland shelters by 76” this is saving 91% of cats and dogs! This program offers free and low cost spay and neutering for cats owned by low income families. For more details or to register, to go to www.oregonhumane.org.

Link your Fred Meyer card to OHS to support OHS while shopping at Fred Meyer. Visit Fred Meyer Community Rewards online * designate OHS and charity of choice, enter code 87015. Adopt or Sponsor a pet. For more details or to register, to go to www.oregonhumane.org.

Pet Project Calendar of Events:

  • September 27th: Animal Aid’s 10th Annual Bet for Pets Casino Night & Auction.
    Event Details
    What: Fun gaming tables with prizes, and great auction items, all to benefit animals in need.
    Where: World Forestry Center – Miller Hall, Portland.
    Tickets: $50 per ticket; $55 per ticket at the door (Ticket price includes $30 in casino scrip, one drink ticket, plus appetizers, desserts, door prizes, and a special 10th Anniversary surprise gift!)

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PORTLAND, OR, August 24, 2014 – Get your tickets now for one of the most exciting fundraising events of the year. Help homeless animals and enjoy an evening of gaming and a rousing auction at Animal Aid’s 10th Annual Bet for Pets Casino Night & Auction. This fun-filled event will be held on September 27, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the World Forestry Center in Portland. Ticket price ($50) includes $30 in casino scrip, one drink ticket, a special 10th anniversary surprise gift, appetizers, desserts, door prizes and more.

Savor delicious appetizers (vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options), drinks and desserts, plus unique activities to celebrate ten years of our biggest annual fundraiser. Bid on fantastic silent and live auction items including vacation getaways, golf packages, wine tastings, fitness training, restaurant gift certificates and much more. One lucky raffle ticket winner will walk away with our “Wall of Wine,” which includes 100 bottles of wine.

For more information and to purchase tickets:
www.AnimalAidPDX.org/BetforPets.

About Animal Aid:
Since its founding in 1969, Animal Aid, a nonprofit animal rescue and welfare organization, has helped tens of thousands of companion animals through our rescue and adoption programs for homeless animals, financial and volunteer support of spay/neuter efforts, and by helping to fund urgent veterinary care for guardians unable to pay the cost of treatment for their beloved companions.

  • November 16-17: Santa Paws…It doesn’t matter if you’ve been naughty or nice, Santa Paws is coming to town and wants to take your picture for a very small price benefitting the Oregon Humane Society.  The pet portrait event with Santa takes place at 8 participating Fred Meyer stores. For more details go to go to www.oregonhumane.org.
  • November 25- December 24: Portland’s CW32’s Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive to benefit PONGO. Volunteers at the Pongo Fund have tirelessly been lending a hand when times are tough by providing quality dog and cat food for the companion pets of anyone in honest need. This past holiday season Portland’s CW32 viewers donated thousands of dollars to this very worthy organization benefiting thousands of hungry pets. You can find out more about PONGO by visiting www.thepongofund.org.

 

Pet Pointers

1. Keeping cats off counters: the sticky (tape) solution Cats are famously stubborn, but they can be trained. Training cats in a humane and positive way is fairly simple. Having trouble keeping your cats off surfaces and countertops? Try placing lines of tape, sticky-side-up, along the edges. This frequently suggested technique is a safe, humane way to stop your kitties from climbing up on places they’re not supposed to go

2. Potted plants make bad litter boxes: The pine cone fix Potted plants are a great addition to any house, but for some cats they’re also a popular choice when forgoing the litter box. If you’re having trouble keeping your cat from doing his business underneath your favorite fern, try covering the soil with a layer of pine cones. They’re decorative, they blend in, and your cats won’t have any interest in using them as a litter box.

3. Makeshift doorstoppers: rubber-soled sneakers
Behold, the power of a shoe.There are all kinds of good reasons that you might want to keep your bedroom door mostly closed — cracked enough that a feline can leave and reenter, but not hanging wide open for all the world to see. By
placing a simple shoe about six inches from the slightly-open door, your cat can enter and leave freely — without destroying the small shred of privacy you’re trying to maintain.

4. Keep it flowing: running water dishes Cats who love drinking out of faucets, their owners’ cups of water, the toilet or other undesirable places will love having a water fountain to call their own. Some have even been known to adorably play with the stream of cool, fresh water! And as Dr. Justine Lee has noted here, drinking more water can even help prevent feline urethral obstruction (FUO)

5. If you have a hard time brushing your dog’s teeth, squeeze some enzymatic doggie toothpaste onto a Nylabone or rope toy and let your pooch go to town on it.

6. Make your own pill pockets when you need to feed your dog some medicine.

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7. A carabiner is a quick and easy way to leash your dog.

8. For a dog who loves to tear apart stuffed animals, make a durable activity ball with a Hol-ee rubber ball, scraps of fabric, and treats.

9. If your dog isn’t feeling well, add some low-sodium chicken broth to the drinking water.

10. To remove pet hair from upholstery, dampen a rubber glove and run your gloved hand over it.

11. Use a plastic pitcher to store and dispense dog food.

12. Run a dryer sheet over your dog’s fur when there’s a storm — chances are, they aren’t freaked out about the storm but the static electricity built up in their fur.

13. Remove pet hair from carpet with a squeegee.

14. If you have an older dog with tooth troubles, add a little water or chicken broth to his or her kibble and microwave for 20-30 seconds.

15. Teach your dog to file his or her own nails by attaching sandpaper to a piece of wood.

16. Sprinkle parsley on your dog’s food for fresher breath.

17. It’s certainly unpleasant to take your dog outside when it’s snowing or raining, but don’t forget that dogs’ paws are just as sensitive to heat as human skin.