Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Mountain Lakes’ Howloween Dog Parade on Fri., Oct. 28

Start celebrating Halloween early with Mountain Lakes’ Howloween Dog Parade on Fri., Oct. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Taft Field, Mountain Lakes.

Participants can dress up with their dogs in costumes and walk them in the parade to be judged for best dressed, cutest costume or the most creative costume in the parade.

Awards will be handed out to the winners.

A donation of $5 (or more) will go directly to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare, a non-profit organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals.

James Daniel, a freshman at Mountain Lakes High School is organizing the dog parade. He has been involved with no-kill shelters for the last six years. While living in Thailand, he helped to support the Soi (street) Dog Association to find funds to feed and find safe homes for abandoned dogs who wander the streets of Thailand.

Upon his return to New Jersey, he became involved with St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare, which provides services to the community including pet adoption and animal rescue, animal assisted therapy, humane education, dog training and pet-loss support.

The center operates animal shelters in Madison and North Branch and has a dog training and behavior school in Madison as well.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fat pets: Over half of U.S. pets overweight, smart collar can help

This past Wednesday was National Pet Obesity Awareness Day and experts from PetPace, a health monitoring smart collar for dogs and cats, especially those that are sick, aging or obese, want pet owners to take action.

Since 2007, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention has measured obesity of pets in the U.S and last year found that more than 58 percent of cats and nearly 54 percent of dogs in the U.S. were overweight or obese. Of the dogs and cats listed in the survey, more than 30 percent of cats and 20 percent of dogs were described as obese
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The company has been recognized by pet owners and veterinary professionals for its contribution to saving pet lives, streamlining pet healthcare at home and in the clinic, and improving the overall quality of life for dogs and cats. In another recent survey, four out of five veterinarians recommend a health monitoring collar like PetPace for older or sick pets.

The PetPace collar is a non-invasive, sensor-rich wearable technology, which is especially useful for older pets, sick pets and pets that are at-risk for health issues, which includes overweight and obese pets.

PetPace monitors a range of physiological and behavioral attributes including temperature, pulse, respiration, activity positions, heart rate variability, calories and more. The system also includes a cloud-based engine for close observation, analysis, timely detection, and alerting of medical and behavioral problems in dogs and cats.

For more information, http://www.petpace.com.

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Humane Society of the United States announces honorees for ‘To The Rescue! New York’ Gala Nov. 18

The Humane Society of the United States has announced that fashion industry leader Hugo Boss and philanthropist Georgina Bloomberg will be honored at the 2016 “To the Rescue! New York” gala to benefit and celebrate the organization’s animal rescue efforts.

The HSUS and its global arm Humane Society International travel across the country and the globe to help animals in need from puppy mills, dogfighting, neglect and natural disasters.

The annual gala will take  place on Fri., Nov. 18, 2016 at Cipriani 42nd Street.

For more information and tickets, visit www.humanesociety.org/totherescue.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Bat chat and talk Sun., Oct. 9 at the Lackawanna County Children's Library, Scranton

Learn about the myths and legends of bats and discuss the great diversity of bats worldwide (there are over 1,100 species!) then focus on the nine species found right here in Pennsylvania 2:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 9 at the Lackawanna County Children's Library, 520 Vine St., Scranton, Pa.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Scranton Public Library.

The event is free.

To register, call the Children's Library at 570-348-3000, ext. 3015.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Halloween Harvest Dog Parade & Costume Contest Sun., Oct. 9 at Brooklyn

Bring your cute canine companion to Luna Park in Brooklyn noon Sat., Oct. 9 for a Halloween Harvest Dog Parade and Costume Contest.

The park is at 1000 Surf Ave., Brooklyn.

Information: www.lunaparknyc.com.