Ark Animal Tracks December 2008

Diana L. Guerrero’s Ark Animal Tracks: December 2008
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Volume 6, Number 12
Publisher: Guerrero Ink
Online: http://www.guerreroink.com
Copyright © 2008 Diana L. Guerrero. All rights reserved.
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December News & Tips
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IN THIS ISSUE
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1. Tales from the Trips (Latest News)
2. Discussion for the Month:
3. Monthly Roundup
4. Schedule of Upcoming Events & Appearances
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1. Tales from the Trips (Latest News)
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It is hard to believe that 2008 is coming to an end already. Didn’t this year just start?

This Thanksgiving I got to visit my framily (friends that are family) and we always give thanks for the many blessings throughout the year.

However, on the way home I realized that I wanted to take a minute to Thank YOU for being a subscriber and for all your support, feedback, ideas, and product or service purchases over the past year.

I don’t know about you but I love the holiday season because of the goodwill it can generate and I hope you will remember to consider those who need your help.

Recently it seems like many people are frenzied over the holidays. So, I have started a series on the Ark Animals blog called the “Season of Giving” to urge people to consider gift giving in ways that will help animals.

The first post appeared on December 1st and concerns WALOP (We All Love Our Pets) a program that works with the Meals of Wheels programs throughout the nation.

If you have not visited the blog for a while you can find the post on the front page for a couple of days or when you have a moment just click into the December 2008 Archives.

In closing, I want to wish you a great holiday season and a Happy New Year. You haven’t heard the last of me yet as I plan to drop you a special edition with gift suggestions soon—so keep an eye out for it.

Until next month or the next blog post…Happy Tails!
Diana L Guerrero
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2. Discussion for the Month: Pet Foreclosure Victims
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I’ve been hearing more about pet foreclosure victims—those animals who were abandoned or relinquished due to the current mortgage crisis.

Although I first wrote about this back in September of 2007 the problem has escalated. Most people are shaking their heads over the matter but I wanted to make a few suggestions and ask a few questions.

If you are like most people you know of someone who has lost their home. Have you asked yourself it there is a way you can help those animals?

People don’t always consider steps they can take to help so I wanted to plant a few ideas for you to ponder and that will motivate you to hopefully take action or at least spark discussion with others about actions to take.

Can you temporarily foster an animal for someone?
Perhaps you can help a friend or neighbor. Or maybe you have a local shelter that is hoping to help more people facing the loss of not only their home but also their beloved furry family members. By fostering a pet you can provide peace of mind and be of great service to those in need. Consider doing it.

Can you donate your time or funds to help a homeless pet?
Many shelters are holding onto pets for those who have lost their homes and so are housing them for an undetermined amount of time. Check to see if you can donate funds to help provide for the care of one or more of these animals. Perhaps you can volunteer your time to help exercise the additional animals being sheltered during this crisis.

Can you help shelters to develop pet resumes or provide recommendations & advocacy?
Some shelters are helping people get into rentals with their help and referrals. Pet resumes (which include all the ways pets are good tenants–well mannered, house trained, friendly, quiet) can help. If you are a realtor or a writer—volunteer your services or ask how you can help get these people and animals into new homes.

If you have any other suggestions or have a unique story of ways your local community is helping pet foreclosure victims please drop me a line and let me know about them.

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3. November Article Round Up
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Many of you receive the newsletter but don’t often get over to the blog to check out the new content. Below are the titles and links to articles that were posted in November.

Feel free to use the “tell a friend” link at the end of each post to email your friend the article link or to bookmark your favorite posts.

Ark Animal Tracks November Newsletter
What cat food to feed my cat?
Pet Friendly Elections?
Presidential Pets
Cesar Millan’s Mastering Leadership Series (Review)
My Smart Puppy DVD (Review)
White House Going to the Dogs
Senior Cats


Celebrate Veteran Animals Too
Clicker Training Study Available
Gratuitous Messy Dog Video
Fred’s Creepiest Pet Photo Contest
Southern California Fires
Genetically Engineered Animals & The FDA
Cloning Pets?


Scientific Advances in the Pet World
Los Angeles Spay & Neuter Programs
StopLik Pet Product
Thanksgiving Day Pet Safety Tips
California’s Veterinary Service Tax?
Avoid a House of Horrors Thanksgiving Day
Happy Thanksgiving!
Post Thanksgiving Day Pet Safety
Thankful

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4. Schedule of Upcoming Events & Appearances
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My calendar is now live online. I am not scheduling much at the moment during my recovery but you can access it at http://www.arkanimals.com/calendar/

Teleseminar Sign up: http://tinyurl.com/yukf8d

If you would like an animal behavior or training appointment just call (800) 818-7387 or you can book an appointment online. Don’t forget that I also do phone consultations.

Thanks for your continued support and suggestions
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Have a great month and stay tuned!
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