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Damon's Grill Partnership with H2H -- Sunday April 7th, 2013
Damon's Grill and Haven to Home proudly announce their new partnership. Damon's Grill will be sponsoring an employee event on April 12th, 13th and 14th and will be accepting donations on behalf of Haven to Home. Damon's will give a free appetizer card which may be redeemed on any future visit with the donation of any 10 pound bag or larger of dog food or a monetary donation of $5.00 or more. Damon's hours of operation are Friday and Saturday 11:00 AM until 11: 00 PM and Sunday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Please come down and support Haven to Home Canine Rescue and Damon’s in Lewisburg!!
When you donate, you help us save a life - and make such a huge difference to an animal in need!!
Donated Dog Sweaters -- Tuesday January 29th, 2013
Kay Derr of Danville recently donated 15 hand-made dog sweaters to Haven to Home. Some will be used for dogs in foster homes, others will be sold as a fundraiser. Kay is a listener of Danville radio station WPGM at 96.7FM. After hearing WPGM's feature "Your New Best Friend" each week, Kay wanted to do something to help the dogs. As an avid crocheter with her own blog site,
Each week, WPGM highlights an adoptable dog from Haven to Home both on the air and on their website, wpgmfm.org Retiring General Manager George Vacca has done this feature for nearly 2 years..
Pictured is Kay Derr with some of the sweaters she made and donated and George Vacca of WPGM with his dog "Captain" who was adopted from Haven to Home.
Thank you PetCo Foundation -- Wednesday January 16th, 2013
Haven to Home extends a HUGE THANK YOU to PetCo Foundation . We're excited to announce that we've just been awarded a $7,500 grant from PetCo Foundation that will be used ONLY for spaying/neutering pit bulls in Snyder, Union, and Northumberland Counties. We will be partnering with SUN P.E.T.S. for this service and surgeries will be performed by participating vets in our local area.
Novartis Shut Down -- Tuesday May 8th, 2012
By Kimberly Porter February 01, 2012 at 10:34AM
A large manufacturing plant in Lincoln, Nebraska, has been voluntarily shut down by Novartis while the company addresses quality control issues. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a critical report of the plant last June, after addressing complaints from consumers about mix-ups between powerful prescription medication and common over-the-counter drugs. Recalls have been made on human medications such as Excedrin, NoDoz, Bufferin, and Gas-X.
Pet medications are also produced in the Lincoln plant, and the shut down has suspended production of Clomicalm, Interceptor Flavor Tabs, Sentinel Flavor Tabs, Program Tablets and Suspension, and Milbemite. Veterinarians have been unable to order these medications since early January. Deramaxx is also affected, but the supplies the plant had on hand were still being shipped out as of early January.
"This is still an emerging situation," said Dr. Jennifer Coates, author of petMD's FullyVetted. "While I haven’t yet heard of any mix-ups with the animal drugs that Novartis has stopped shipping, reports could start coming in as a greater number of veterinary practices and pet owners start to examine their inventories."
Novartis Animal Health issued a letter to veterinarians on January 5, warning them about the suspended production and shipments. Although a press release was issued, consumers have voiced complaints that more had not been done to warn them of the issue.
"Rather than being proactive and putting patient safety first, it seems like Novartis has tried to minimize the public’s awareness of the problem," said Dr. Coates. "I think Novartis needs to completely reexamine its approach to patient safety. As the Tylenol recall of the 1980s showed, consumers will give credit to a drug manufacturer that appears to be doing all it can when a crisis hits. Openness is the answer, not damage control."
When veterinarians run out of their supply of Novartis Animal Health brands, they will be obligated to start recommending alternatives for patients’ pets. Competing brands, such as Heartgard, Trifexis, Iverhart Max, and Rimadyl, are among the list of medications that will likely be recommended.
“Drug shortages are certainly a possibility if the shipments don’t resume soon,” said Dr. Coates. “Thankfully, the Novartis drugs are not the only ones available to prevent or treat the diseases in question. Switching to another medication should be relatively easy if drug shortages do develop or questions about quality control continue. Of course, such changes should always be made under the supervision of a veterinarian.”
Novartis has made no indication of when production might resume. A Novartis representative could not be reached for comment as of this time.
Dog food recall -- Sunday May 6th, 2012
Diamond expanded their recalls today. Diamond makes a wide variety of dog foods: including Premium Edge, Canidae, Taste of the Wile, and many more. If you go to this site you can compare your dog food production code to what is posted on the site.
Brownie Troop Gives Back -- Monday April 30th, 2012
Brownie Troop 6047 of Milton recently chose a project to give back to the community for their “Give Back” Badge. They selected Haven to Home Canine Rescue, to ‘give back’ to. Troop leader, Alicia Leitzel, a former employee of SusquehannaTrail AnimalHospital knew firsthand how Dr. Ray Tritch often gives back to local non-profit organizations by offering discounted services for the animals the group helps. She also knew how hard Haven to Home volunteers work to help dogs in need. The troop of 7 and 8 year old girls collected dog food, treats, toys, collars, leashes, and flea medicine. They met Haven to Home volunteers at Susquehanna Trail Animal Hospital for the presentation.
Quilt Raffle Winners -- Sunday October 16th, 2011
Quilt Raffle - Winners!
Thank you to all who purchased tickets and made H2H's first quilt raffle a success! Nearly $1,200 was raised to help the dogs! Winners were announced on October 8th during an adoption event at Brookpark Pet Supply.
First Place = Cathy Ranck, Lewisburg, PA
Second Place = Patricia Pittsnogle, Milton, PA
Third Place = Fran Everson, Lewisburg, PA
We would like to continue with this successful fundraiser and make it an annual event. If you or anyone you know is willing and able to donate a handmade quilt for next year's raffle please contact Penny Coup, fundraising coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-412-3926. The 2nd annual raffle will run from April to September 2012.
16 Dog Myths -- Sunday May 15th, 2011
16 Dog Myths: 1. Dogs should have a litter before they are spayed. This is not true. Dogs that have a litter before they are spayed are not better for it in any way. In fact, spayed dogs are at lower risk for breast cancer and uterine infections. 2. Dogs are sick when their noses are warm. The temperature of a dogs nose does not indicate health or illness. It also does not indicate if they have a fever. There is an "old wives tale" that cold wet noses indicate good health and that warm or dry noses indicate a fever or illness. The only accurate method to access a dog's temperature is to take it with a thermometer. Normal dog temperature is 100.5 to 102.5 degrees F. 3. Mutts are always healthier than purebred dogs. This is not true. Both mutts and purebred dogs can be either healthy or unhealthy. However, mutts generally do not have many of the genetic diseases that may be common in purebred lines. 4. All dogs like to be petted on their heads. Some dogs do like to be petted on their heads but many do NOT. 5. Happy dogs wag their tails. This may be true but aggressive dogs often wag their tails too. There are several physical body motions and cues that help dogs communicate their intent. A wagging tail can mean either agitation or excitement. A dog that wags his tail slowly and moves his entire rear end or crouches down in the classic "play bow" position is usually demonstrating a friendly wag. Tails that are wagged when held higher, tails that "twitch" or a wagging tail held over the back may be associated with aggression. 6. Only male dogs will 'hump" or lift their leg to urinate. This is not true. Female dogs, especially dominant female dogs, will lift their leg to urinate and "hump" other dogs or objects. This can be true even in spayed female dogs. 7. Table scraps are good for dogs. Some table scraps such as bones and pieces of fat can be dangerous to some pets. Dogs may not digest the bones and the fat may cause gastrointestinal problems such as pancreatitis. 8. Garlic prevents fleas. Garlic has NOT been proven helpful for flea control. Large amounts of garlic can even be harmful. 9. Household "pet dogs" don't need trained. This is not true. Every dog should be trained. 10. Dogs eat grass when they are sick. Dogs descended from wild wolves and foxes that ate all parts of their "kill". This included the stomach contents of many animals that ate berries and grass. Many scientists believe grass was once part of dog's normal diet and eating small amounts of grass is normal. 11. Dogs like tasty food. Dogs have very poor taste buds and eat primarily based on their sense of smell. 12. Licking is Healing. It is natural for a dog to lick its wound but this not necessarily always "healing". Too much licking can actually prohibit healing. 13. Dogs will let you know when they are sick. This is not true. Dogs generally are very good at hiding that they are sick by survival instinct, thus not to appear vulnerable to "prey". Often by the time they show you that they are sick, their disease or condition is quite advanced. 14.Dogs that are mostly indoors don't need heartworm prevention. This is not true. Indoor pets are also at risk for heartworm disease. Heartworm disease is spread by mosquitoes, which can come inside. 15. Dogs eat rocks, lick concrete or eat their or another animals stools because of nutrient imbalances. No one knows why dogs eat "stuff" that they should not eat. Some veterinarians believe that some dogs that eat "things" may be trying to get attention or acting out of boredom. It is important for dogs to eat a well balanced diet that will fulfill their dietary and nutrient requirements and have plenty of opportunities for play and exercise. 16. Dogs don't need to be housebroken, they naturally know where to go. Oh...if only this were true. You need to train your dog on where to go. This preferably happens when you start at a young age and give your dog positive encouragement for jobs well done.
Microchip Clinic May 28 -- Thursday May 12th, 2011
Haven to Home Canine Rescue will host a microchip clinic at Brookpark Pet Supply in Lewisburg on Saturday, May 28 from 10AM until 12PM. ResQ brand chips will be administered by Dr. Lindsay of Lewisburg Veterinary Hospital. The fee will be $35.00. Rabies vaccines will also be offered for $8.00. Pets should be on a leash or in a crate. Why and how is microchipping done? Approximately 1 out of every 3 pets will become lost at some point in their lifetime. Microchipping substantially increases the likelihood of a pet returning home by offering secure, reliable, unique and permanent identification. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted under a pet's skin with an injection, like a vaccination. Each microchip has a unique code that is registered. Veterinarians and shelters have scanners to check for microchips. When a pet is found and scanned, the code can be traced back to the owner's registered information. Haven to Home will benefit from the proceeds from this event. Haven to Home is a local, all-volunteer, canine rescue that was established in 2008. There is no shelter; foster homes care for the dogs until they are adopted. Most of the foster homes and volunteers are in the Union, Northumberland, and Snyder County area. The 501(c)3, volunteer-driven organization has helped over 460 dogs in need find their forever homes. To learn more about fostering a dog, adopting, or making a donation go to www.haventohome.org, email email@example.com, or call 374-0330.
Thank you Anna! -- Monday January 17th, 2011
Anna from Snyder County had a birthday recently and turned it
into an opportunity to gather donations for Haven to Home. Anna
turned 9 and decided to have a dog-theme birthday party with a special
twist: instead of bringing birthday presents for her, friends brought
donations for Haven to Home, a local dog rescue organization.
Donations included several dog beds, dog food, collars, leashes,
food/water bowls, chewing bones and more. Haven to Home is very
thankful to Anna and her friends for such a generous way to celebrate
a birthday! Many dogs will benefit from the generosity of Anna and
Finding a Lost Dog -- Tuesday January 11th, 2011
Using Personality Clues to Find Your Lost Dog
It was around midnight late last year that Gayle Mousis of Los Angeles, California, noticed that her house seemed unusually quiet. Her son’s Siberian Husky, Nashwan, was nowhere in sight. There had been workmen at the property that day, and she found they'd left the front gate standing wide open. Her friendly dog had wandered off to explore the neighborhood.
The Gregarious Dog
The Aloof Dog
The Xenophobic Dog
Sandy Robins is an award-winning pet lifestyle writer. Her work appears regularly on in various national and international publications. She is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America and the Cat Writers Association of America.
400 Dogs! -- Monday November 22nd, 2010
Haven to Home has adopted over 400 dogs! H2H has been very successful and thanks the community for all their support. There are many dogs in need but this is a great accomplishment.
Peachwood Carwash -- Tuesday August 31st, 2010
This group of young community minded animal lovers recently presented the proceeds from a carwash and bake sale to Haven to Home Volunteers Linda Gemberling and Lorena Hilner. The group of animal lovers lives in the Peachwood area of Lewisburg and made a donation of $327.90.
Basic Feeding Guides -- Wednesday June 30th, 2010
Read more for a basic feeding guide for age and breed of dog.
Take Your Dog to Work Day -- Friday June 25th, 2010
First celebrated in 1999, Take Your Dog To Work Day was created to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage their adoption from humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescue clubs. This annual event asks pet lovers to celebrate the humane-canine bond and promote pet adoption by encouraging their employers to support TYDTWDay by opening their workplace to employees’ four-legged friends on this one special day. On Friday June 25, 2010, businesses, animal shelters and pet-care professionals from around the world will work together to better the lives of shelter dogs everywhere. Thousands of businesses will GO FURRY to promote pet adoption by opening their doors to employees’ furry, four-legged friends on this day in celebration of the great companions dogs make. Visit www.takeyourdog.com for more information.
Dog Treat Recall -- Sunday January 17th, 2010
Join us on Facebook! -- Saturday December 5th, 2009
Join Haven to Home's FACEBOOK group page today! Anyone can join! Once you're a member you'll get information about upcoming events and dogs available for adoption! Best part is you can join our cause and help us spread the word about Haven to Home! Join today at www.facebook.com.
Find Toto! -- Saturday December 5th, 2009