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The CPAA Spay-ghetti Dinner!

Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance: All You Can Eat; All They Can Spay! Join the CPAA for their 10th annual Spay-ghetti Dinner from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Camp Hill United Methodist Church. Delicious spaghetti in homemade marinara sauce, meatballs and vegan balls, rolls and drinks are on the menu for just $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Kids 2 and under eat for free. Tickets are sold at the door, or you can order them in advance online at www.cpaa.info. Yummy homemade desserts will be sold for just $1 each. And don’t miss out on our unique raffle items and 50/50 drawing. See you there!

Berks ARL Membership

When you adopt a pet from the Animal Rescue League, you automatically become an ARL member entitled to receive theirnewsletters and other special mailings. Annual membership renewal levels include:
  • Junior membership (up to 18 years of age): $15.00
  • Senior membership (65 years and older): $15.00
  • Individual membership: $25.00
  • Family membership: $50
  • Patron membership: $75
  • Benefactor membership: $100.00
You can become a new member or renew your membership by downloading and printing off the membership form linked below and mailing it to the shelter. Or you can stop by to visit them and drop off your membership information/fee. Animal Rescue League of Berks County Inc. P.O. Box 69, Mohnton, PA 19540 610-373-8830 – See more at: http://www.berksarl.org/how-to-help/membership-2/#sthash.x0g7sGWq.dpuf

Know the Law: The Animal Welfare Act

The Animal Welfare Act was signed into law in 1966. It is the only Federal law in the United States that regulates the treatment of animals in research, exhibition, transport, and by dealers. Other laws, policies, and guidelines may include additional species coverage or specifications for animal care and use, but all refer to the Animal Welfare Act as the minimum acceptable standard. The Act is enforced by the USDA, APHIS, Animal Care agency. To learn more, go to: https://awic.nal.usda.gov/government-and-professional-resources/federal-laws/animal-welfare-act

Presidents & Pets

Did you know that President Teddy Roosevelt was the president with the most pets? See his list of pets with their great names below: predidential pets • Guinea pigs: Admiral Dewey, Bishop Doane, Dr. Johnson, Father O’Grady, Fighting Bob Evans • Ponies: Algonquin & Fidelity • Hen: Baron Spreckle • Lizard: Bill – lizard • Manchester Terrier: Blackjack • Blue macaw: Eli Yale • Garter snake: Emily Spinach • Dogs (mixed breeds): Gem and Susan • Terriers: Jack and Peter • Bear: Jonathan Edwards • Piebald rat: Jonathan • Badger: Josiah • Pekingese: Manchu • Pig: Maude • Rabbit: Peter • Bull Terrier: Pete • Saint Bernard: Rollo • Rat Terrier: Skip • Chesapeake Bay Retriever: Sailor Boy • Cats: Tom Quartz and Slippers • Unknown names: A hyena, a barn owl & a one-legged rooster

What causes pet periodontal disease?

What causes pet periodontal disease? Pet periodontal disease starts when bacteria form plaque on the teeth. Within days, minerals in the saliva bond with plaque to form tartar, a hard substance that adheres to the teeth. The bacteria work their way under the gums and cause gingivitis, which is an inflammation of the gums. These bacteria can then travel in the bloodstream to infect the heart, kidneys and liver.

Dog Bites

Millions of people – most of them children – are bitten by dogs every year in the United States. The majority of these bites, if not all, are preventable. Here are some basic facts that might surprise even you from our friends at the AVMA. Dog Bite AVMA