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Be aware, be afraid and act today for your dogs: letters and emails are needed

Be aware, be afraid and act today for your dogs: letters and emails are needed

You may or may not have seen recent articles about proposed laws that would significantly impact the areas in which dogs may be allowed on and off leash in Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). Off-leash walking will become prohibited in some current areas and even on-leash walking will be banned entirely in other places. As you know, it is crucial to a dog’s well being (mentally, physically, and emotionally) to have ample opportunity to really stretch its legs and explore the world. Additionally, a poorly exercised dog can lead to a whole slew of behavioral issues which means … you guessed it … these changes could influence the # of dogs that end up coming into and going out of shelters. Marin Humane and some other organizations have already started to get the word out and we’re jumping on the cause as well. We allow fairly limited access already to open spaces when it comes to dogs while we 2 legged creatures can go pretty much where we please. Your participation is critical to keeping dog walking access in the GGNRA!

WHERE TO FIND INFORMATION:

http://www.marinhumanesociety.org/current/dogwalkingrules.html
http://www.nps.gov/goga/parkmgmt/dog-management.htm
http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectId=11759

Additionally, the Crissy Field Dog Group has created a video which outlines and explains about how respond to the Draft EIS. Please go to the eco-dog website (www.eco-dog.org) to see the video, and when you are there, you can also sign up to get email alerts about the latest information regarding this process.

VOICE YOUR OPINION – PUBLIC MEETINGS

Tuesday, February 8
I’ve been told The San Francisco SPCA will host a public meeting about the DEIS and our options in responding to this very important document
6:30 to 8:30pm.
*I don’t yet see this on their events calendar so if I hear differently, I will let you know.

Saturday, March 5
San Francisco State University
Seven Hills Conference Center
State Drive
San Francisco, 94132
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday, March 7
Fort Mason Center
Building A
Marina Boulevard at Buchanan
San Francisco, CA 94123
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

VOICE YOUR OPINION – RESPECTFUL LETTERS (Advocating the benefits and importance of maintaining off leash areas for city dogs)

Frank Dean
General Superintendent
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Building 201 Fort Mason,
San Francisco, CA 94123-0022.

VOICE YOUR OPINION – ONLINE POLLS

sherri | 01.21.11 | 0 comments

Generous & Much Needed Care For Our Seniors From Renowned Holistic Vet, Dr. David Fong

Generous & Much Needed Care For Our Seniors From Renowned Holistic Vet, Dr. David Fong

When Dr. David B. Y. Fong, DVM, offered to help Muttville and donate his time to provide acupuncture and herbal treatments to our ailing senior dogs, we could barely express how thankful we were! Sherri along with many of Muttville’s fosters and volunteers believe in the benefits of holistic care. Dr. Fong is certainly one of the best in the Bay Area, and we are so fortunate for his support.

Dr. David B. Y. Fong is a holistic veterinarian who has been involved with complementary and alternative medicine since 1993. He is a Colorado State University graduate, a certified veterinary acupuncturist and herbalist from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and a California board-certified licensed acupuncturist for humans. He offers complementary modalities including acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Herbal Medicine, chiropractic, nutrition and contact reflex analysis. He is dedicated to exploring new and different modalities that offer less invasive treatments than surgery, antibiotics or steroids. Dr. Fong’s goal is to discover a harmonious integration of techniques.

Dr Fong’s full list of treatments:
Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Homeopathy
Nutritional counseling
Chiropractic treatments

CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) can treat and address most conditions, including:
Musculoskeletal problems, such as arthritis and hip/elbow dysplasia
Rehabilitation after an injury or surgery – particularly effective for spinal/neurological issues
Cancer – offering much-needed support for pets undergoing chemotherapy
Kidney, liver or other organ failure
Gastrointestinal problems, such as vomiting, diarrhea and irritable bowel disorder
Allergies and asthma
Dermatologic conditions

Dr. Fong heads the CAM department at VCA SFVS. For those who would like to sign up your pets for treatment with Dr. Fong, he is available at VCA SFVS on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and telephone consultations and on-site educational seminars about CAM. Visit www.sfvs.net or call 415-401-9200 for more information.

mariem3 | 01.17.11 | 2 comments

4 adoptions on the first day of 2011 Happy New Year!

4 adoptions on the first day of 2011 Happy New Year!

We have much to be thankful for! We reached our goal of $50,000 and will receive matching funds to total $100,000. This will help us save more dogs in the coming months!

A huge thank you to all of our donors and a special thank you to the whole Pottruck Pack and our wonderful anonymous donor!

Today, January 1st, 2011, we adopted out 4 lucky Muttville dogs, I hope this is a trend for the new year…..

We made some new adopters very happy today, and now have more room to save other very needy senior dogs in danger at shelters all over CA.

A personal thank you to all the great folks that came over today, our HQ dogs all got walked twice and are peacefully snoring now!

sherri | 01.01.11 | 2 comments