Protection 4 Animals – Cold Weather Safety for Your Dog

Protection 4 Animals – Cold Weather Safety for Your Dog, Make Sure Their Safe and Warm for Winter.

If you live in a region where the winters are cold, then you probably have a yearly routine to prepare yourself for the season change. You might change out your wardrobe, get your car ready for winter, and insulate your home. Don’t forget to take precautions to keep your dog warm and healthy. There are plenty of winter hazards out there, such as antifreeze and ice. Take steps to keep your dog safe! Here are some cold weather tips to you and your dog this winter:

Do not leave your dog outside unsupervised without a heated shelter. Just because your dog has fur, it does not mean he can withstand the cold. Though some dog breeds (like Huskies and Malamutes) are better suited to cold weather, all dogs should have access to a warm shelter at all times. Most dogs do best living indoors. However, if your dog must live outdoors, provide a heated dog bed and adequate shelter.

Small dogs or those with little to no hair should have sweaters or jackets for protection against the cold. Some of the most common breeds that will benefit from protective clothing are Chihuahuas Miniature Pinschers Whippets and Greyhounds. Remember, not all dogs will tolerate clothing, so don’t push it – just make an extra effort to keep them out of the cold. Keep food and water in a place where they will not freeze – preferably inside! A heated dog bowl can help outdoor water and food from freezing.

Watch those feet! If your dog will tolerate it, consider foot protection booties. This can keep your dog’s feet safe from harm, such as dangerous objects hidden by the snow or salt on roads and walk ways. Additionally, booties can help give your dog a better grip and prevent slipping on ice.

Dog in Winter Snow

Dog in Winter Snow

When walking your dog near ice, use extra caution to avoid slipping. Always keep a close watch your dog and be sure he says nearby. Do not allow your dog to run across frozen bodies of water – he could fall into icy water if the ice is too thin!

If you use an indoor or outdoor fireplace, always keep a safety guard around it in order to protect your dog away from the flames and soot. Do not leave a fire unattended.

If your dog is in the cold and begins excessively shaking or shivering, get him back to warm shelter as soon as possible. If you suspect your dog is developing hypothermia, bring him to a vet immediately.

Avoid letting your dog eat snow or anything else on the ground. Dangerous objects or chemicals may be hidden in the snow. Also, eating snow this can cause stomach upset and even hypothermia. Always keep fresh room temperature water available at all times.

Beware antifreeze – It is highly toxic! Antifreeze tastes good to pets, but even a small amount can kill your dog. Though exposure to antifreeze is a risk all year, the risk is especially high during the colder months. Keep your eyes on your dog at all times – and keep antifreeze out of reach. If you suspect your dog has had ANY exposure to antifreeze, get to a vet right away.

In general, be sure to contact your vet if any abnormal behavior or signs of illness appear. Also, have a look at the cold weather checklist from the Veterinary Medicine guide.

Did you know that your dog’s normal temperature is a few degrees higher than yours? Winter is the perfect time of year to snuggle up – so have fun and stay warm!

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Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals supports the total banning of the Fur Trade. Currently while officially Dog and Cat Fur is banned in many countries, this does not apply to the Raccoon Dogs being Skinned Alive for their Fur.

Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that Beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick Stomp, Slam them against concrete walls/floors to stop them struggling. 

Then the Fur is Slowly Torn from their bodies in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous deaths, that can last up to 3 hours.

Please Sign Our Petition To Stop Raccoon Dogs Being Skinned Alive and Suffering a Slow, Sickening, Horrendous Deaths. Click Here To Sign Our Petition These poor animals need your support, tell all your friends and family, thank you.

You can Email Protection 4 Animals by Clicking Here. 

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Dog Leads Firefighter To Disabled Woman and Saves Her Life

A Disabled Maryland Woman Owes Her Life To Her Faithful Black Labrador After He Showed A Firefighter Just Where To Find Her.

Black Labrador Dog Leads Firefighter To Disabled Woman and Saves Her Life

Black Labrador Dog Leads Firefighter To Disabled Woman and Saves Her Life

Retired Fire Lieutenant Billy Mills was driving past the home in Bowie when he saw smoke.  Suspecting that a structure was on fire, he pulled over and followed the smoke.  He arrived at the residence just as fire crews showed up to respond to a person trapped inside.

Mills began performing a “360 check” of the house, and found a black lab “frantically scurrying about the backyard,” according to Prince George’s County Fire Department Spokesperson Mark Brady.  When the dog saw Mills coming toward him, he went to the sliding glass doors and barked continuously, looking inside.

Mills peered inside and saw an immobile woman on her hands and knees.  He rushed inside and escorted the woman out into her backyard.  Mills and her neighbor Hugh Owens, a former volunteer fire chief, then brought to the front yard to receive medical attention for smoke inhalation and burn injuries.

Firefighters did their best to contain the flames, but the house has been determined to be unsafe and unlivable.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Though the woman’s injuries were not deemed to be life-threatening, had her loyal dog not alerted Mills, she may have succumbed to smoke inhalation in a moment’s time.

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals supports the total banning of the Fur Trade. Currently while officially Dog and Cat Fur is banned in many countries, this does not apply to the Raccoon Dogs being Skinned Alive for their Fur.

Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that Beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick Stomp, Slam them against concrete walls/floors to stop them struggling. 

Then the Fur is Slowly Torn from their bodies in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous deaths, that can last up to 3 hours.

Please Sign Our Petition To Stop Raccoon Dogs Being Skinned Alive and Suffering a Slow, Sickening, Horrendous Deaths. Click Here To Sign Our Petition These poor animals need your support, tell all your friends and family, thank you.

You can Email Protection 4 Animals by Clicking Here. 

Source: Life With Dogs

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Collie Dog Set On FIRE

A Collie Dog called ‘Codie” has been set on fire by two sadistic teenagers in Maghaberry, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

3 Year Old Collie Called "Codie" Collie Dog has been set on fire by two Sadistic Teenagers in Maghaberry, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

3 Year Old Collie Called “Codie” Collie Dog has been set on fire by two Sadistic Teenagers in Maghaberry, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

The attack happened on Sunday morning and the three-year-old collie has suffered the most serious injuries British and Irish Lions Rugby International Stephen Ferris is a friend of the Owners of the Poor Collie Dog, called “Codie”.

Stephen Ferris is a friend of the Owners of the Collie Dog called "Codie"

Stephen Ferris is a friend of the Owners of the Collie Dog called “Codie”

Stephen Ferris described the attack as “inhumane” and said that “Codie” is now “fighting for its life”. “I was up at the north coast on Saturday and came home this horrific story of a good friend of mine who lives at the bottom of the village of Maghaberry,” he said.

Stephen Ferris went on to say “Unfortunately my friends poor Dog, a Small Collie called Codie, was set on fire using lighter fluid on Sunday morning.

“I think it is just vandalism of the nastiest sort.” “Codie is as friendly as they come.” “Hopefully the poor innocent Dog can pull through.” Ferris said.

Mr Ferris said the owner of the dog had two small children and that the incident was “extremely disturbing” for the whole family.

“Getting your family Dog set on Fire is an unthinkable and terrible thing to wake up to, on a Sunday morning,” he added.

Mr Ferris said “he hoped those responsible for the horrific attack would be caught.”

Source: BBC NI.                                                                                                                                                                    

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals supports the total banning of the Fur Trade. Currently while officially Dog and Cat Fur is banned in many countries, this does not apply to the Raccoon Dogs being Skinned Alive for their Fur.

Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that Beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick Stomp, Slam them against concrete walls/floors to stop them struggling. 

Then the Fur is Slowly Torn from their bodies in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous deaths, that can last up to 3 hours.

Please Sign Our Petition To Stop Raccoon Dogs Being Skinned Alive and Suffering a Slow, Sickening, Horrendous Deaths. Click Here To Sign Our Petition These poor animals need your support, tell all your friends and family, thank you.

You can Email Protection 4 Animals by Clicking Here.

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Man Beat Small Dog To Death

Sadistic Man Arrested For Beating A Small Dog To Death

An 18-month-old Shih Tzu is dead and a 27-year-old man is behind bars following a brutal case of animal cruelty which took place on Sunday.

According to a story published Monday in the Intelligencer, police arrested Anthony Doyle of Wheeling, W. Va. on Sunday night after a witness reported seeing him attack a small dog and discard the body in nearby weeds.

The woman who claims to have witnessed the beating told the authorities that she saw Doyle hitting the little dog on the back porch of a residence, and then:

“Dive On The Small Dog and Punch It Until It Went Limp,”

The witness correctly identified to the authorities the location of where she saw Doyle discard the young Dog’s body.

The Shih Tzu apparently belonged to another woman who became “hysterical” when she entered her apartment and discovered blood splattered on the walls from her fatally injured dog.

Police noted that Doyle was also covered in blood, and appeared to be intoxicated.

Sadistic Anthony Doyle Beat and Punched Small Dog To Death

Sadistic Anthony Doyle Beat and Punched Small Dog To Death

Anthony Doyle is now facing felony animal cruelty for the dog’s death.

WHEELING – Police arrested Anthony Doyle Sunday night after he allegedly beat a small dog to death at a Wheeling Island residence and dumped its body in nearby weeds.

Ohio County Magistrate Charles Murphy on Monday arraigned Doyle, 27, of Wheeling on a felony charge of animal cruelty. As of late Monday, Doyle remained in the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville in lieu of $25,000 cash bond.

According to a police report, officers went to the Island Grill parking lot around 9:30 p.m. Sunday to meet a woman who said she earlier witnessed Doyle beat the dog to death. The woman told police she heard a dog crying earlier that evening before she saw Doyle beating the animal on the back porch of a South Wabash Street residence.

About one hour later, the woman heard the dog crying again. She then saw Doyle “dive on the dog and punch it until it went limp,” the police report states. Doyle then dumped the dog’s body in a weeded area near the house, the witness told police.

Officers traveled to the scene of the alleged crime and found the deceased dog where the witness said Doyle had abandoned it. Animal control removed the dog from the scene.

The dog’s owner arrived at the scene after her downstairs neighbors called her to advise they had heard loud banging coming from her apartment.

She told officers she owned an 18-month-old Shih Tzu. After entering her home with police, the dog’s owner “went hysterical, because the house had blood spatter throughout the apartment,” the report states.

Officers found Doyle inside the apartment. His clothes were covered in blood, and he appeared to be intoxicated, police said. He reportedly denied any knowledge of how the dog had died.

The witness reportedly identified Doyle to officers as the man she had seen beating the dog. Police said Doyle had been staying at the home as a guest.

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals supports the total banning of the Fur Trade. Currently while officially Dog and Cat Fur is banned in many countries, this does not apply to the Raccoon Dogs being Skinned Alive for their Fur.

Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that Beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick Stomp, Slam them against concrete walls/floors to stop them struggling. 

Then the Fur is Slowly Torn from their bodies in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous deaths, that can last up to 3 hours.

Please Sign Our Petition To Stop Raccoon Dogs Being Skinned Alive and Suffering a Slow, Sickening, Horrendous Deaths. Click Here To Sign Our Petition These poor animals need your support, tell all your friends and family, thank you.

You can Email Protection 4 Animals by Clicking Here.

Raccoon Dogs Skinned Alive in China

Skinned Alive to Make Fake Ugg Boots: Horrific Footage Reveals Slow, Sickening Deaths of Raccoon Dogs.

Captive raccoon dog in a fur farm

Raccoon Dog in Cage waiting to be SKINNED ALIVE

Thousands of unsuspecting Britons may be buying imitation Ugg boots made from the pelts of animals skinned alive. The fur comes from raccoon dogs, a species related to domestic dogs, farmed in China.

A sickening video of the skins being collected has led activists to demand a ban on the trade and call for clearer labelling.

Brutal: Workers in China skin a raccoon dog, but the animal is still alive and suffering

The raccoon dog is indigenous to Asia and related to dogs and foxes.

Ugg boots are made from Australian sheepskin and cost up to £200 – but cheap imitations have flooded the market.

Genuine Ugg boots cost up to £200 and use sheepskin, which is produced in a humane way.

But campaigners have found that other companies in Australia, where the popular boots are made, are using raccoon dog fur farmed in China and labelling it ‘Australian sheepskin’.

Campaigners from Humane Society International (HSI) warned that the footwear could have found its way into the UK.

While the law says that no products using dog or cat fur may be imported or sold in the country, there is no ban on fur from raccoon dogs, an Asian species with links to foxes, dogs and jackals. They are not related to raccoons.

Pitiful: A bloodied and dazed creature is shown still alive but helpless on a pile of corpses.

Agony: A raccoon dog is beaten to stop it struggling so it can be skinned alive.

Wendy Higgins from Humane Society International HSI UK said:

I have been working in animal rights for more than a decade and have never seen a video that has shocked me so much.

‘It is not just the killing of the animals that is horrific, but the fact that they must endure such slow, painful deaths.

‘These animals are not dogs,  so there is no legislative reason why boots containing the fur cannot be imported into the UK. There are also many problems with the labelling of fur products, so many consumers will not be aware of where the fur in their boots comes from.

Websites found by HSI show other companies are selling the fur on gilets, coats and ear-muffs for delivery to the UK.

Ugg Australia denied they were using the fur in their own boots and pointed the finger at cheap copies.

Cruelty: A raccoon dog is beaten on the head in an attempt to stun it. Another dazed animal lies on the right-hand of the image.

Force: A worker stands on an animal’s neck to stop it struggling. The process of skinning the raccoon dogs is agonisingly slow.

WARNING By Clicking on the link below you will see some very upsetting images:


Lena McDonald from Ugg Australia said the use of raccoon dog fur by other companies was tarnishing the entire industry as many people were unable to tell the different brands apart.

She said her company used its own tannery to ensure the standards of its boots, but added that up to 40 products using fur from overseas contained the word ‘ugg’.>

She said: ‘As far as I can see many of these boots are not made in Australia at all yet they have the words Australia and ugg on them. We have seen companies cutting off tags saying “made in China” and putting on a “made in Australia” tag.’

The UK Government announced its ban on importing cat and dog pelts from China in 2001 after it emerged that a fur collar, obtained from a leading store in the West End, contained dog fur.

A total ban on the trade in dog and cat fur came into force across Europe in December 2008.

Published by Daily Mail Raccoon Dogs Skinned Alive Author: Lydia Warren 5/10/ 2011

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Comment – As difficult as it is was to read about and see these terrible photographs, it is important to get the word out. Most folks who buy these boots are unaware of the cruelty involved. I suggest to all: read the labels on everything you buy– if it’s not manufactured in your home country, don’t buy it. Yes, that’s time consuming and inconvenient. But it’s the only way to avoid fueling this type of cruelty. By buying largely domestic goods, you will also avoid dangerous ingredients (remember the Chinese toothpaste and the melamine in dog food) and support your local economy. – Dianne, Michigan, USA.

Protection 4 Animals

Protection 4 Animals supports the total banning of the Fur Trade. Currently while officially Dog and Cat Fur is banned in many countries, this does not apply to the Raccoon Dogs being Skinned Alive for their Fur.

Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick them, Stamp on them and Slam on or against concrete walls to stop them struggling.

Then the Fur is Slowly torn from it’s body in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous death, that can last up to 3 hours

Please Sign Our Petition To Stop Raccoon Dogs Being Skinned Alive in China for Fake Ugg Boots, Slow, Sickening, Horrific Deaths.

Please Click Here To Sign Our Petition

These poor animals need your support, tell all your friends and family, thank you.

You can Email Protection 4 Animals by clicking here.

Kittens Beaten with Bat

Pregnant Mom and Sons Accused of Beating Kittens With Aluminum Bat

Brooksville, Florida – A pregnant mother in Brooksville is accused of beating two kittens with an aluminum bat. The kittens’ injuries were so severe that one of them died and the other is badly hurt.

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office says it happened at the Hill N. Dale Community Park at 6460 Boxwood Street in Brooksville around 7:30 p.m. Friday. But detectives say witnesses told them that 24-year-old Wilana Frazier didn’t act alone. They say she allowed her young sons to participate too. Her son’s are 5 and 8.

Four kids at the playground told detectives they watched as Frazier beat the two kittens, who were just a few weeks old. Patrick Pace, a supervisor with Hernando County Animal Services says one of his animal control officers responded and found one of the kittens “unconscious and unresponsive.”

One witness told investigators that Frazier stood by as one of her young sons tried to cut the kitten‘s neck with a stick. The witness says the boy threw the cat, then put it in a swing and kicked it repeatedly.

Witnesses also say Frazier joined in as another one of her sons beat a second kitten, doused it with water and dumped it in a trash can. That kitten died. But thanks to a little boy who rescued the other kitten, it survived.

The Surviving Kitten, Now Called 'Dexter'

Dexter, the Kitten that survived the horrendous ordeal

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office questioned Frazier and they say she denied beating the animals and said her two kids weren’t a part of it either. She’s been charged with not only animal cruelty but two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a child.

Meanwhile, Dexter is under the care of a local veterinarian now. Pace says, “Well, right now Dexter is recovering and his recovery could be long due to head trauma, head injury, you know, with swelling on the brain. It’s sort of uncertain, but stay posted. When information becomes available and Dexter’s ready to get into a new family and into a new home, we’ll make it available.”

Frazier has bonded out of jail.

Pace says the issue of unwanted kittens is huge due in part to the economy, but they have all types of programs and special services to take care of the animals and to try to find them all good homes.

Published Source: Tammie Fields, 13th July 2011

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals supports the total banning of the Fur Trade. Currently while officially Dog and Cat Fur is banned in many countries, this does not apply to the Raccoon Dogs being Skinned Alive for their Fur.

Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that Beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick Stomp, Slam them against concrete walls/floors to stop them struggling. 

Then the Fur is Slowly Torn from their bodies in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous deaths, that can last up to 3 hours.

Please Sign Our Petition To Stop Raccoon Dogs Being Skinned Alive and Suffering a Slow, Sickening, Horrendous Deaths. Click Here To Sign Our Petition These poor animals need your support, tell all your friends and family, thank you.

You can Email Protection 4 Animals by Clicking Here.

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