The NCSPCA is excited to announce that our friend Martha Gallagher, also known as the Adirondack Harper, has generously offered to donate 10 percent of her CD sales from her current national tour and online from now until the end of the year! Check out her website at www.adkharper.com for more info about the benefit, as well as upcoming performance dates. Her live shows are a wonderful holiday event, and her CDs make fantastic holiday gifts!
As the holidays grow closer, most of us are looking foward to family get-togethers and festive events. For our pets, however, the holidays can be a source of stress. That never-ending stream of party guests, for example, may throw your more sociable dog or cat into paroxyms of joy at all the extra attention, but for a shy animal, they see their "safe haven" suddenly overrun with strangers. The presence of company can also mean the chance to beg or sneak party snacks, which although tasty are often unhealthy for your furry friend. Decorations brought out for the season are festive to humans, but confusing to animals who are trying to figure out of that big green thing in the living room is a toy, food, or furniture to climb. It's important to try to maintain some level of routine, such as consistent feeding times and amounts, and keeping to a regular exercise and playtime schedule. In fact, exercise is a great stress reliever, both for your pet and for you!
Our featured pet this week is Rose, one of many Walker Hounds that were seized in an abuse case. Although Rose had been sad and lonely for attention when she arrived, she is now a happy girl who simply can't get enough time with the shelter staff. Rose gets along well with other dogs and has a sweet, easygoing personality. Her soulful, intelligent eyes and doggy smile are hard to resist. She would be great in any household ,and kids would be an extra bonus to her! She wants to be your next couch potato and promises to be a terrific footwarmer on a winter day. Please stop by and see this fantastic gal!