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Pet Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Keeping your furry family members safe during this time of year can be difficult. There are many new things introduced to their living space that can look tempting. Here’s a list of things you can do to make sure your pets are safe this season

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Top 10 Reasons to Adopt an Older Dog

If you are looking for a new best friend who is already trained and doesn’t scratch or chew everything in sight, please consider adopting an older dog.

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2014 Essay/Bookmark Contest Winners

The CCSPCA celebrated “Be Kind to Animals Week” on May 10th by hosting an award ceremony for our 2014 Essay/Bookmark Contest winners. We appreciate all the entries submitted and want to thank all the participating teachers who have worked with us in order to provide a humane perspective to their students.

CCSPCA Student Essay/Bookmark Contest

In preparation of the upcoming ASPCA Rahcel Ray 100K Challenge and our efforts to reunite more lost pets with their owners than ever before, we are pleased to announce the opening of our annual Essay/Bookmark Contest featuring the important life saving topic of microchips.

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The Dangers of Ingesting Chocolate

Chocolate is in wide abundance this time of year. Even though we may give those we love chocolate as a sign of affection, giving it to your canine companion could be deadly. If a dog ingests chocolate it can sicken or even kill the dog. NO amount of chocolate is OK to feed a dog. Even small amounts of chocolate can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs. Truly toxic amounts can induce hyperactivity, tremors, high blood pressure, a rapid heart rate, seizures, respiratory failure, and cardiac arrest.

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The Story of Brutus (part 4): THE CONCLUSION

At approximately 8:30am I make contact with CCSPCA Small Animal Hospital staff and am advised of Brutus’s condition. I am advised that he is infested with whipworms, hookworms, and roundworms.

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The Story of Brutus (part 2): THE NARRATIVE

The purpose of this series is to provide you, our readership, with an opportunity to experience the process that our investigators go through when conducting a complaint of animal abuse.

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A Dogo Named “Brutus” (part 1): THE COMPLAINT

As I pull up to a duplex in the Tower District, I realize that I am responding to a complaint on a house that I have had to deal with twice before in the past. These complaints have spanned over the last year.

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