Washington, DC – Dr. James H. Steele, a pioneer in the prevention of the transmission of animal diseases to humans, passed away November 10 at the age of 100. Dr. Steele was instrumental in establishing mass vaccination and prevention programs in the United States for diseases such as rabies and brucellosis.
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Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island) brought his toy-sized Yorkshire Terrier, Sebastian, and Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) brought his French bulldog to a press conference on the issue. "Sebastian is part of family," said Grimm. The congressman said he brings the dog to his Washington office but has to drive if he wants to take him to back to New York.
...animal lovers Wednesday pulled out the most famous pro-pet argument. “Harry Truman said, ‘If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog,’ ” Cohen said. “But you have to get your dog to Washington. And Amtrak’s the best way to do it."
Celebrity dog trainer Laura Nativo says it’s about time pets became passengers. “The whole reason that I have a career is because I have been traveling with Preston for 11 years sometimes legally [and] sometimes disguised as my scarf,” she admitted while holding her prized Pomeranian.
The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council discusses the Pets on Trains Act of 2013, which could allow non-service animals on Amtrak trains.
“Pets on Trains is a simple, common-sense bill that would save millions of pet owners time and money and allow them to bring beloved companions along when traveling via train,” Congressman Jeff Denham (R-CA), said. “My French bulldog, Lily, is part of our family and travels with us all the time, we never want to leave her behind.”
Also ‘paw-resent’ at the press conference were Congressman Jeff Denham’s French Bulldog, Lily, Congressman Grimm’s rescue Yorkie, Sebastian with a host of canine accomplices from the Washington Humane Society, all in support of the Pets on Trains Act of 2013.
To help with pets that don't embrace the macabre or glitter wings, the folks at the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council offer some tips to help keep pets safe until all the goblins go home.
From Halloween pet parades, costumes, specialty toys and other themed pet products this tradition is fun for everyone including our favorite 'furries!' However, not all companion animals embrace the loud noises, scary gestures and costumes that come with the holiday, so the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) is sharing some tips to help keep pets safe and secure over the holiday.
Children wait all year to go trick-or-treating. Over the years that family fun has grown to include our pets.