As flooding again bombards Louisiana in biblical proportions, Marley the Labrador Retriever enjoys the love and safety of her adoptive family here in Cincinnati. She escaped death in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana. Marley went from “doggy hell to doggy heaven,” said her owner Ken Paley of Cincinnati. Now, more than a decade later, animals in Louisiana again are depending upon the kindness of strangers for their survival.
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About Barbara Morgenstern
Barbara was born a pet lover. As a little girl she sneaked home a puppy from a litter across the street, named her Peppy, and fed her milk from her dolly’s baby bottle. Her parents could not say no, and Peppy became a member of the family for some 19 years.
Entries by Barbara Morgenstern
MADERIA, Ohio—With the help of a green bean diet, exercise and “lots of love,” in just one month, Ryder the seriously overweight English Labrador has lost 10 of the 50 pounds he must shed.
Oh, the antioxidants!
In her continuing column, Certified Chef Diana Klein creates “Fido Fare” and “Family Fare” from many of the same ingredients, this time using canned pumpkin.
A delightful “Cats & Mats” yoga class took place recently at the Sharonville SPCA with cats joining participants for deep stretches. For a donation of $10, participants enjoyed yoga, light refreshments and “fantastic SPCA Cincinnati felines to interact with after the yoga class comes to an end,” according to organizers.
Veterinarian Zeke Zekoff, founder and president of United Pet Fund, with his dog Hunter.
BLUE ASH, Ohio–At his veterinarian school, it is unlikely that “fork lift operation” was listed as an elective.
Dr. Zeke Zekoff could have used it.
CINCINNATi – A record-breaking 13,500 people attended the 2016 My Furry Valentine pet adoption event here recently. About 630 pets found homes over two days, according organizers.
Successful animal welfare events, such as the recent My Furry Valentine adoption extravaganza, help make Cincinnati the top city for pet lovers. Paige Moore, left, and Wesley Larson of Batavia adopted Vadar from Ohio Alleycat Resource at the event. Virginia might be for lovers. But for pet lovers, Cincinnati is ranked #1 in the United States.
Winks learned to stay close to his puppy raiser, student Lauren DuVall, whose sister, Taylor DuVall, left, serves as a puppy sitter.
OXFORD, Ohio –Even with no dog treats in sight, Winks behaved beautifully while attending English class here at Miami University. The seven-month-old, Golden-Labrador Retriever lay patiently at the foot of her puppy raiser, Lauren DuVall, of Eaton, Ohio, a middle childhood education major involved in the “4 Paws University” program.
If sex sells, then hunks can rescue homeless dogs. So goes the strategy behind the 2015 Hunks and Hounds calendar, for sale recently at a pet adoption event here.
By Emily Gear, pictured here. Gear founded Cincinnati-based Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue. Photo courtesy of Belle & Blanc Photography for Cincy Chic.
“Truly, I wish people would spay and neuter their pets and stop funding pet stores and puppy mills. Buying a dog from a pet store because it looked sick or sad, while it tugs at the heartstrings, is not rescue. It is fueling the machine which will continue to create misery for millions.”