Monica's Blog (23)

9 Tips for Taking Your Pet to a Teaching Hospital

    Our Princess Fiona has been ill for months now and no one can figure out what's wrong with her. She's been to our regular vet and a specialty…


Added by Monica on June 24, 2014 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Make This Your New Year's Resolution

 Do you know that the most popular New Year's resolution is to lose weight? I imagine this past week has really wreaked havoc on many exercise plans but don't give up. Here are some ideas for New…


Added by Monica on January 11, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Year End Donations for Homeless Animals

   Don't forget to make those last minute donations to help Indy's homeless pet population. Here's more info on how to do it and how to know if you can deduct them on your taxes.…


Added by Monica on December 30, 2013 at 8:46am — No Comments

Help homeless pets on June 11

Just one day for homeless pets and that day is Monday, June 11. The plan is to stop shelter killing for just one day and then to keep going until we achieve a No Kill Nation. I mean, wouldn't you rather have your tax dollars being spent to help homeless animals find homes rather than killing them? Just one day is all it takes......

Added by Monica on June 6, 2012 at 10:17am — No Comments

another way to help tornado victims and their pets.

SNIP and PSP are teaming up to gather pet supplies and food for victims of the recent tornados in southern Indiana. You can donate new items at any of the local PSP stores or gently used items on Saturday March 10. Here's more info on…


Added by Monica on March 5, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Candle light vigil for victims of dog fighting

Indy Pit Crew and Casa del Toro will be holding a candle light vigil this Monday, November 7. They hope to raise awareness of dog fighting in Indianapolis and they want to remember the innocent victims-the dogs. If you are attending, please consider taking a donation for the dogs in foster care, some that were dog fight…


Added by Monica on November 6, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Free micro chips this Saturday

Wags Strays is participating in an adoption/micro chipping event on Saturday, October 15. They are offering free micro chips in the first 50 pets at the event. After that, it will be only $10 per micro chip. Hershey, who is pictured above, is available through…


Added by Monica on October 13, 2011 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Walking for canine cancer this Saturday

    This is Cocoa Puff, she is my dog. Unfortunately she was used for breeding over and over until she was too old to be of use to her owner, then she was dumped on Craigslist as "free to a good home". The irony of that always gets me. These people don't want the animal any more and haven't provided a good home but…


Added by Monica on September 28, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Serious budget cuts at Indianapolis Animal Care and Control

There will be a budget meeting held on September 14 at 5:30 PM downtown to discuss the city's budget. They are proposing almost $200,000 in cuts from IACC. This would cut supplies including medical care for the animals. With an decrease in budget and supplies, an increase in killing animals would certainly happen. Even the most basic vet care might not be available due to budget constraints. Click… Continue

Added by Monica on September 14, 2011 at 12:23am — 1 Comment

Pet events for the weekend

Chase was the winner of the small dog pie eating contest at Dog Day Afternoon. Rumor has it that he'll be back to defend his title.


   There are a bunch of pet events in and around Indy this weekend. Pet Pals Tv will be at Dog Day Afternoon featuring Woofstock on Sunday. Click…


Added by Monica on September 10, 2011 at 8:26am — No Comments

weekend pet events

Tired of just laying around the house? Well check out some fun things you can do this weekend that are pet related. The Humane Society for Hamilton County is opening their new off site adoption center. Indy Feral is selling mums and the Westfield Farmers Market is going to the dogs-literally tonight at their…


Added by Monica on September 2, 2011 at 8:02am — No Comments

small No Kill rescue needs help

This is Hershey, one of my foster dogs fromWags Strays.

Hi guys. This is the rescue group that I foster for. They are a true rescue in every sense of the word. Look at their pet list, they've got senior dogs, a dog with back problems, large black dogs and…


Added by Monica on August 21, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments

Party with PetPals at the BowWow Bash this Saturday

 If you want to be inspired by what one person can do, head to the BowWow Bash this Saturday.   It's a fundraiser for the…


Added by Monica on August 3, 2011 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Kentucky Animal Shelter Earns No Kill Designation

Hey guys, this is an article about the shelter we adopted Fiona from. It is a very small rural shelter out on a county road. It's so small that we drove past it a couple of times. They have been designated as the very first No Kill shelter in all of Kentucky. It's amazing what a dedicated group…


Added by Monica on July 25, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

The heat is hard on your pets too

The heat has been incredible this week. I have two brothers that deliver the mail and I can't even imagine being out in it all day like that. Personally, I can wait another week to get my junk mail:-) The warnings have been all over the televsion and radio telling people how to stay cool during this heat…


Added by Monica on July 22, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Party with Pet Pals at the IVEC pet carnival

   Hey guys, are you looking for something fun to do? This Saturday is the 13th Annual IVEC Pet Carnival from 11 AM-3PM. There will be free hot dogs, lemonade and popcorn for all. Scooby Doo will be there to visit with the kids. There will be many demonstrations from groups including the IMPD Mounted patrol and the Indiana State Police K9 Unit. They are expecting over 40 vendors representing everything from pet photography to pet psychics. 


 Pet Pals Tv will be there with a…


Added by Monica on July 7, 2011 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Pet safety tips for this weekend

    It's supposed to be a scorcher this weekend. Remember that cars can heat up in a matter of minutes and your pet can suffer heat stroke or worse.  It should be a fun long weekend but there are dangers for our pets. Make sure your pet is wearing a collar with a tag on it even if they never go outside.…


Added by Monica on June 30, 2011 at 9:01pm — 1 Comment

Friday is Take Your Dog to Work Day

 Unfortunately, I don't think the hospital will let me take the wiener herd in with me but some of you might be able to participate. I stuck some funny pics of some previous fosters and some of our dogs in the slideshow because I was cracking myself up.


Take Your Dog to Work day started as a way…


Added by Monica on June 22, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Ways to help the Humane Society for Hamilton County

Not only has it been raining and flooding here in Central Indiana but the HSHC has also been experiencing some raining and flooding of their own.

It's been raining cats and dogs on them-literally-and they are being flooded with so…


Added by Monica on June 21, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Pit Bull Parade and seminar this Saturday the 26th

The Humane Society for Hamilton County has been celebrating Pit Bulls all during the month of March. All of this has been leading up to their parade and seminar this weekend. The Grand Marshal for the parade will be Hector, one of the Vick dogs. In addition, they have decreased fees for Pit Bulls and Pit mixes for the whole month of March. Here are the details and times for the parade and seminar…


Added by Monica on March 24, 2011 at 11:15am — 1 Comment

Tom Dock's Blog

Over The Counter Flea Medications and The Risk to Your Pets

Fleas, ticks and heartworms, as well as intestinal parasites, are medical problems that should have…

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WATCH: This Week’s Hail Pregame Show

Indiana’s under a slight risk for severe weather Tuesday night. That’s covered in the latest “Hail Pregame Show” that I produce for Interactive Hail Maps. Give it a spin.

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