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New Dog Books Reviewed

All books reviewed here BY New York Times. Check it out! HERE!

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Book Signing with Lois Chazen

News Release: Monday, August 29, 2016
Book Signing with Lois Chazen
  "The Key: Truths of the Universe"
 
Please join us for a Book Signing with author Lois Chazen of her new work "The Key: Truths of the Universe" on Wednesday, September 21st from 5 to 7pm @MetroWines. 
 
Bobbie Tyler Mauro Reategui Perez, Peruvian Visionary Jungle Artist, who created the art for "The Key: Truths of the Universe" and River, "The Ambassadog" from Full Moon Farm Wolfdog Sanctuary will also join us for the Book Signing.
 
 
Turtle Dove Publications is donating 20% of all proceeds from "The Key:Truths of the Universe," to Full Moon Farm Wolfdog Sanctuary in Black Mountain (http://fullmoonfarm.org/). There is no charge for the event but your purchase of the book helps this worthy cause.
 
Calling the book "a remarkable dance of words," Karen Richardson Dunn of Penquin Random House, Simon and Schuster, says "The Key: Truths of the Universe" weaves ancient spiritual principles into a coherent unity offering a Divine wisdom that can be applied to the challenges of everyday life. "For spiritual seekers, not only is the book a worthwhile read, it just may change your life." 
 
About Lois: Born in Miami, Lois Chazen now lives in Black Mountain. Her first book, "Loving Ruby," inspired by the true story of a baby female cardinal she rescued, won the GOLD Mom's Choice Award in the Philanthropic category. The Defenders of Wildlife emblem is on the front cover and the organization still receives proceeds from this book.  Lois also won the Readers View Literary Award. 
 
Lois has recently created an amazing new series," Maddy Magoo's Animal Rescues," featuring different animal sanctuaries, representing all categories of species in every book with a portion of the proceeds sent to the sanctuaries and affiliate organizations. 
 
Her first book from this series, "Tugen" (Too-gen), is also based on a true story about a young rooster who was rescued by the Asheville Humane Society and placed at Goat Mountain Sanctuary. Tugen was clueless about who, what, or where he was, and why he was abandoned by his mother.
 
The second book in the series called, "River," about the beautiful and popular wolf-dog at Full Moon Farm in Black Mountain was written to help the wolves, wolf-dogs, and dogs. Lois will be spotlighting all species of animals. 
 
"My life-path is to create compassion for all animals on Earth, by creating a consciousness shift in humankind," Lois says.  "My heart belongs to the animals!"
 
Contact: Gina Trippi
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Animal Rescue in Louisiana Floods: Update

    Dogs cats, birds, cows, horses, etc are in harms way along with those reponsible for them. People who lost everything need their 4 legged friends and family.

Help if you can. Your Shop dogs, Cate and Bandit

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As flood waters rose across Baton Rouge and the surrounding area, it wasn't just people who needed rescuing. Thousands of pets, from dogs and cats to horses, were rescued from Louisiana flood waters. What's happening to pets stranded in the Louisiana Flood? Some are still in shelters with their families and others have been evacuated to other areas to be adopted to new families.

The way pets are treated during a disaster is mandated by a law passed by Congress after Hurricane Katrina called the "Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards," according to the Times-Picayune. The law mandates that rescuers make the same effort to save pets in an emergency as they would to save a person.

For the full story and links, Go HERE.

 

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Greyhound Racing DOWN in South Wales

MIKE BAIRD IS UP FOR ADOPTION!

PETA NAMES GREYHOUND IN PREMIER'S HONOUR

Group Thanks Premier Baird for Racing Ban With Namesake Pup

Sydney – In the wake of the Parliament of New South Wales' historic decision to end greyhound racing in the state, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia has sponsored and named a dog after Premier Mike Baird. Last night’s vote to pass the legislation through the lower house means anyone who conducts greyhound races in the state after July 2017 could face a year in jail.

Three-year-old Mike the dog (photo available here) recently arrived at Friends of the Hound in Newcastle after being surrendered by a local racing owner.

"Not unlike Mike Baird the politician, Mike Baird the dog loves a bit of exercise as well as spending time on the couch watching The Bachelor", says Friends of the Hound volunteer Kay Mills. "After spending the past three years running for his life, he deserves a loving home and family."

 

New South Wales joins a list of governments around the world that have banned greyhound racing. In the industry, greyhounds are "discarded" once they're deemed too old, slow, or injured to race profitably.

"Thanks to the Baird government, tens of thousands of dogs' lives will be saved", says PETA Australia Associate Director of Campaigns Ashley Fruno. "But the responsibility does not rest solely with policymakers, as everyone can do their part to ensure dogs like Mike finally get the life they deserve."

PETA encourages all prospective dog guardians to adopt from an animal shelter instead of buying from pet stores or breeders.

For more information about adopting Mike, go to friendsofthehound.org.au or PETA.org.au.

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Greyhound Racing DOWN in London

VICTORY: WIMBLEDON GREYHOUND STADIUM TO CLOSE FOLLOWING CAMPAIGN BY PETA AND OTHERS

London Mayor Hands Decision to Merton Council, Which Plan To Transform One of Nation's Oldest Dog-Racing Tracks Into Modern Football Stadium

London – Following a massive campaign by animal-protection groups and members of the local community – including an almost 15,000-strong signature petition from PETA – Mayor of London Sadiq Khan gave the go-ahead for Merton Council to approve a planning application submitted by AFC Wimbledon and Galliard Homes that will close Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium and transform it into the new home of Wimbledon football as well as build new flats for local residents.

"Finally, this old dog-racing track will be turned into a new state-of-the-art football stadium that will give ticket-buyers what they want, and that's compelling sports that feature only willing participants", says PETA Senior Campaign Coordinator Kirsty Henderson. "Greyhound racing is on its last legs as more and more people learn that the industry exploits dogs as mere moneymaking machines and breeds them for speed at the expense of their health, strength, and stamina."

Many greyhound puppies are killed in the name of "selective breeding" and never make it to the racetrack, and dogs who do qualify to become racers are typically caged and muzzled by their trainers and suffer from crate and muzzle sores as well as infestations of internal and external parasites. Once their racing days are over, many dogs are discarded. Some have their ears cut off to remove identifying tattoos and are then abandoned or killed.

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