Palliative and Hospice Care Can Mean a Better Ending

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Years ago, I brought my dog to see a specialist. He told me that tests showed it was cancer, with little to be done. I burst into tears. The man handed me a box of tissues and left, and I took my dog home. My local veterinarian suggested that I try weekly chemotherapy injections. I […]

Even Our MHS Cruelty Investigators Were Shocked – Meet Sweet Julie!

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As accustomed as they are to the difficult sights they see every day, our investigators were still shocked at the condition Julie was in when she first came to MHS. She had been abandoned in Ecorse and kept confined for weeks without any food and with minimal water. When a kind passerby found this sweet […]

HAVEN Garden Project and Gratitude

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“As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us; to know a hundred different smells of mud […]

Beautiful Video: Meet the Man & Dog Behind Viral Photo

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Via the photographer, on Facebook: This 19 year old Shoep being cradled in his father’s arms last night in Lake Superior. Shep falls asleep every night when he is carried into the lake. The buoyancy of the water soothes his arthritic bones. Lake Superior is very warm right now, so the temp of the water is […]

Hot Summer, Cool Dogs

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Summer is bearing down on the east coast at full steam ahead. The unrelenting heat and humidity have all of us, dogs included, looking for ways to keep cool. Here are my cooling suggestions for your dog, courtesy of Ben, the Border Collie. Cool in the pool The photo above shows Ben taking a dip […]

Join The Haven Garden Project in Their Efforts This Summer & Save The Date for The 3rd Annual Wine Tasting!

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SAVE THE DATE: Mark your calendars for September 14, 2012 for the 3rd Annual Haven Garden Project Wine Tasting to support The Haven Garden. This year it will be hosted in the hip, newly opening restaurant, Local Kitchen and Bar in Ferndale! The new restaurant will use as much locally grown food as possible and […]

Things We Can Learn From A Dog

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Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy. When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. When it is in your best interest, practice obedience. Let others know when they have invaded your territory. Take […]

This Is Factory Farming

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Warning: Contains Graphic Footage. Undercover video footage at “Wyoming Premium Farms” revealing egregious cruelty and filthy conditions at a Wyoming pig breeding facility owned by a supplier for Tyson Foods. Bacon could never taste that Good. I’ve had an emotional morning. I didn’t want to watch the video on how pigs are treated in factory […]

MAY-ed For Fitness Buddies: Exercising With Your Dog

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Dogged by Obesity Man’s best friend is battling one of man’s worst enemies — obesity. Up to 40% of dogs in the U.S. weigh too much. Like people, overweight dogs are at risk for health problems, from arthritis to heart disease. This is one challenge you and your pet can face together. Research suggests people […]

Go on a Flower Frenzy And Make Your Own Mother’s Day Gifts!

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“April showers bring May flowers!” So this May, go on a flower frenzy! We will teach you how to make your own flower arrangement, a planter box and an herb garden. These are fabulous gifts for Mom for Mother’s Day! How to Build a Planter Box Materials cedar panels cedar wood glue galvanized nails screws […]