Nov 102011
 

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Information provided by Sheriff Dennis Dotson

Winter is a time we should pay close attention to the safety of our pets. Here are some safety tips to follow:

1. Pets that live outdoors should be fed a bit more in the winter because they need the extra calories to stay warm. They also should have fresh water put out a couple of times a day, or consider a special bowl that prevents the water from freezing.

2. If your pet goes outdoors, be aware of the temperature. Pets can get frostbite very easily on the ears, tail and paws.

3. When walking your dog in freezing conditions, check the paws to make sure that ice is not building up between the toes and that salt or gravel from the roads is not irritating the skin.

4. If your dog is a swimmer, keep it on a leash around open water or unstable ice. Hypothermia can set in quickly and the dog may be unable to get out of the water.

5. Before you start your car, ensure no animals have decided to nap in a warm spot under the hood of the vehicle.

6. If decorating for the holidays, keep ornaments out of the reach of your pets. Remember that poinsettias, holly, mistletoe and other plants can be toxic if ingested.

7. Ingesting anti-freeze can be fatal for your dog or cat. It has a sweet taste and even a tiny amount can cause severe kidney damage and even death. If you spill some, soak it up immediately. (Clay kitty litter works well. Discard the litter once the anti-freeze has been absorbed.)

For more tips and information, please visit our website at www.lincolncountysheriff.net or on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Oregon.

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Jun 062011
 

Bravo, a company that makes an array of pet chews, has recalled it’s pigs ear chews because some of them are contaminated with salmonella. It poses the same threat for pets as humans. Here’s the story in the Oregonian. Click here.

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 Posted by at 8:59 AM
Mar 282011
 

Beverly Beach State Park, Courtesy Oregon State Parks

Dogs and cats can soon take naps in 20 yurts and 13 cabins in Oregon state parks. Provided by Oregon State Parks

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will accept yurt and cabin reservations April 1 from customers with furry friends for stays starting Jan. 1, 2012. The pet friendly accommodations are located in 21 parks, at least one in almost every region of the state.

The expanded number of yurts and cabins that allow pets comes on the heels of a successful pilot program at three campgrounds. Since May 2009 a few yurts and cabins at South Beach, Stub Stewart and LaPine have allowed campers of the four-legged variety. A yurt at South Beach, a cabin at Stub Stewart and two cabins at LaPine remain open to reservations for stays this year.

“The experiment confirmed that a demand existed for pet friendly yurts and cabins,” said OPRD Recreation Programs Manager Richard Walkoski. “We’re responding to that demand, while remaining conscious of the preferences and needs of other campers.” Pets are allowed only in those yurts and cabins designated as pet friendly.

Pet-designated yurts and cabins may be reserved only by calling Reservations Northwest at 1-800-452-5687. Online reservations are not available. At least one pet friendly yurt or cabin at each park will be ADA accessible. A $10 per night pet fee (non-refundable) on top of the daily rate will be charged. A limit of two pets is allowed each night. Pets are defined as cats and dogs. Continue reading »

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Feb 102011
 

LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT YOUR LINCOLN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ANIMAL SHELTER!
Provided by LC Animal Shelter

Valentine’s Day is upon us and your Lincoln County Animal Shelter is abuzz with romance. The couples theme is no longer just a marketing ploy; our shelter pets are pairing off left and right while waiting for their chance to walk off into the sunset to their forever homes.

Billie Jean and Hank are breaking pitbull stereotypes and turning heads with their new found romance. These two long term residents had met in passing once before, but Billie Jean did not think much of Hank. Weeks later, Billie Jean and Hank were set up on a blind play-date and it was pure chemistry. These sweet “pitties” are now in full on puppy love, enjoying long walks together and sharing a water dish after romping for hours.

Aspen, our longest term dog resident, finally found love with a handsome giant of a Lab mix named Ronan. Although he was dealing with the most fickle of ladies, Ronan won Aspen over with his rugged good looks, easy going ways, and very simple brain! Even Boomer, our illustrious greeter cat, has found himself enamored of our weight loss queen, Barbara Ann, who has been living in the office for the past few weeks.

Some of these pairs came to us already bonded. Chad and Alex, senior Chihuahuas, have been best buddies for years. Not all relationships are perfect, of course. Alex is completely dependant on Chad, but Chad wouldn’t mind seeing other dogs. Princess Peach and Frogger, best friends forever, came to the shelter having lived together for many years. Imagine a couple of little, old ladies, husbands long since passed, sharing a home, sitting in their rocking chairs, knitting quietly together. Although they quarreled on occasion, these two gals could not stand to be apart.

A purr-fect example of story book love, Edward and Bella seem to have been meant to be together before they were even born. Like so many young lovers, Edward and Bella only have eyes for each other.

We are hoping there will be many more love stories over the horizon for our shelter pets and their future families! Your soul mate could be waiting at your Lincoln County Animal Shelter so be sure to make a date to come in and find out!

For information on animal adoption contact the Lincoln County Animal Shelter at 541-265-6610. They’re located at 510 NE Harney, in Newport, just north of Highway 20 on the east side of Harney.

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Jan 032011
 

Sheriff Dotson

PROTECTING PETS IN THE WINTER WEATHER

Winter is a time we should pay close attention to the safety of our pets. Here are some safety tips to follow:

1. Pets that live outdoors should be fed a bit more in the winter because they need the extra calories to stay warm. They also should have fresh water put out a couple of times a day, or consider a special bowl that prevents the water from freezing.
2. If your pet goes outdoors, be aware of the temperature. Pets can get frostbite very easily on the ears, tail and paws.
3. When walking your dog in freezing conditions, check the paws to make sure that ice is not building up between the toes and that salt or gravel from the roads is not irritating the skin.
4. If your dog is a swimmer, keep it on a leash around open water or unstable ice. Hypothermia can set in quickly and the dog may be unable to get out of the water.
5. Before you start your car, ensure no animals have decided to nap in a warm spot under the hood of the vehicle.
6. If decorating for the holidays, keep ornaments out of the reach of your pets. Remember that poinsettias, holly, mistletoe and other plants can be toxic if ingested.
7. Ingesting anti-freeze can be fatal for your dog or cat. It has a sweet taste and even a tiny amount can cause severe kidney damage and even death. If you spill some, soak it up immediately. (Clay kitty litter works well. Discard the litter once the anti-freeze has been absorbed.)

For more information about safety, please visit our website at www.lincolncountysheriff.net

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Jul 222010
 


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It’s amazing, even in these times of tight budgets and slow moving government, that something can go from “idea” to “reality” very quickly. And it happened in Toledo Wednesday night.

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Jul 212010
 

Toledo Dog Park, East Slope Road

Toledo City Councilors approved spending $5,000 to develop a dog park across from 541 East Slope Road. The park will be fenced and will be open the same hours as other Toledo parks. There will be strict rules requiring dog owners to have their animals on a leash while entering and leaving the park. Inside the park, dogs may run free. There is also a presumption that the community, including dog owners, will contribute to improvements including doggie furniture and play equipment. Dog owners will also be required to clean up after their animals.

The city expects the dog park will be ready for use later this summer.

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Jul 172010
 

Adopt a Kitten

Provided by some Newport cat lovers

We are a group in Newport that trap, neuter/spay and release feral/outdoor cats. We catch the kittens while they are young enough to be socialized and adopted. We have had great success with our small organization. At this time we are at the height of the feral cats birthing their litters. We are in NEED of families to adopt these special kittens. We are hoping you can make room for one and make a difference for the life of one kitten.

We are offering these kittens FREE to great homes with FREE spay or neuter at 6 months. Most all of our expenses are out of pocket and should you be financially able to make a donation it would be greatly appreciated. For more information please contact, Judy Latta at (541) 265-7079 or Jeannette Spangler at (503) 830-8212. Email: [email protected]

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