EverythingDogBlog: World Spay Day, and, Introducing Zuma!
1. World Spay Day
Tuesday is World Spay Day.
Have you ever wanted to play spay ‘n neuter games (for people)? Here’s your chance. Join the fun at SIP & SNIP Tuesday evening at The Horse You Came In On Saloon (Baltimore) (see last week’s blog for details - http://columbia.patch.com/blog_posts/everythingdogblog-what-is-february-good-for-anyway).
“The City of Baltimore wholeheartedly supports World Spay Day and encourages all owners of cats and dogs to do the responsible thing and have their pets spayed or neutered,” said Mayor Rawlings-Blake. She also recognized B-More Dog for its service to Baltimore and for being awarded a World Spay Day grant by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
The Maryland state legislature is currently deciding the fate of bills funding voluntary low-cost spay/neuter services. As a member of the Save Maryland Pets Coalition, B-More Dog strongly supports these bills and believes they provide the most humane and fiscally responsible solution to Maryland’s pet overpopulation problem. Please contact your legislators and urge them to pass SB 820/HB 767 making these services more affordable.
Each year 96,000 pets enter Maryland shelters (according to B-More Dog), and more than 45,000 homeless cats and dogs are euthanized at an estimated cost to taxpayers of nearly 9 million dollars. Increasing access to affordable spay/neuter services would reduce or eliminate the overpopulation and euthanasia rate in Maryland’s overwhelmed shelters.
The non-profit B-More Dog organization (bmoredog.org) provides spay/neuter services year round – free for pit-bull type dogs and low-cost for all others. February is a major fundraising and outreach month. Help them help dogs.
B-More Dog supports responsible dog ownership in the Baltimore area through education and outreach and also strives to restore the image of the American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) as a beloved family pet. Join B-More Dog for fun Tuesday (have a specialty drink called the B-More Spay) and support their work for dogs. And tell us all about it!
2. Meet Zuma!
Zuma is a lovely golden retriever from Oregon who lives with some dear friends of mine. Every day Zuma’s person sends me a few Zuma shots that are simply out of this world expressing the joy of creative living. I will be sharing some of the lovely photogenic Zuma with you in each blog. Today, we see the first polka-dotted golden retriever. Did you know that goldens also come with spots (but not like giraffes or Dalmatians)? At least one does – this photo is titled, “ZumaDots.” Enjoy.