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Thank you for checking out the Paw Prints in the Sand blog, with news and information about all animal-related topics, from health, nutrition and behavior, to tips and tricks, and the animal welfare issues that our mission serves.

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A Rescuer’s Insight on Breed Specific Legislation

A Rescuer’s Insight on Breed Specific Legislation

The following guest post was originally posted by the Paw Prints in the Sand Co-Founder and President in Pet Rescue Report What is BSL? BSL stands for Breed Specific Legislation, which essentially makes certain dog breeds illegal based on their looks or breed. The...

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Happy World Cat Day

Happy World Cat Day

Happy World Cat Day from all of us at Paw Prints in the Sand! It has been 4,000 years since cats were domesticated and became members of our homes and families. The ancient Egyptians were the first to bring cats into their homes to control pests and vermin. Cats were...

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‘Tis the Season for Pet Allergies

‘Tis the Season for Pet Allergies

Think only humans suffer from seasonal allergies? Think again!  Like humans, pets can experience the negative effects of allergies. The most common pet allergies are fleas and seasonal allergies due to environmental elements such as grass and pollen. Symptoms of...

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Today Marks National Dog Fighting Awareness Day

Today Marks National Dog Fighting Awareness Day

Dog fighting is one of the worst acts of animal abuse that exists today. The Humane Society estimates that there are over 40,000 "professional" dog fighters in U.S., and there could be an additional 100,000 "street" dog fighters. It is a cruel and inhumane money...

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PATIENCE, LOVE AND DETERMINATION

PATIENCE, LOVE AND DETERMINATION

Patience, Love and Determination.  These are the three words that come to my mind when I think of animal rescue.  My name is Angel Salazar. I am a volunteer with Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue and this is what I have learned so far from volunteering with them. I...

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

HOW TO KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa… No matter what you celebrate, your holidays are filled with celebration. But, that doesn’t always mean you have to include your pets in the festivities. Funny pet videos, gifts for pets, and even trying to make them a part of the holiday...

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Interested in Fostering? Here’s How!

Interested in Fostering? Here’s How!

When you decide to foster a rescue pet, you are giving that pet a second chance at life. To set aside time and energy to help save a homeless pet; It is the most selfless thing you can do to! We believe pets belong in a home and not stuck in some boarding facility....

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THE AMAZING HISTORY OF MILITARY SERVICE DOGS

THE AMAZING HISTORY OF MILITARY SERVICE DOGS

Service dogs: A man’s best friend. These specially trained dogs have been working alongside dedicated women and men who’ve served our country and involved in the United States military since the Revolutionary War. At that time, those dogs were used as pack animals,...

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Happy World Spay Day! (Neuter too!)

Happy World Spay Day! (Neuter too!)

Today is World Spay Day! Yay! Why dedicate a whole day to it? Every year, 2.7 million companion animals are put to sleep in our nation’s shelter system. This is primarily due to overcrowding and people not spaying or neutering their pets. It costs American taxpayers...

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Adopting for the Holidays? Shelters vs. Rescues

Adopting for the Holidays? Shelters vs. Rescues

Recently, a man walked into the Petco store where we have our rescue kittens on display. He was looking to adopt a dog. The store clerk politely sent the man to see me, letting him know that I was the rescue representative. He was looking for a small white dog for his...

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