Feed Your Goddess With Animal Joy: Holiday Stress Reducers and Safety Tips

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“Life is life’s greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life’s scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest.”  ~Lloyd Biggle Jr. Many of us feel extra stress around the holidays, and it’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Make a Difference with One Phone Call!

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Earlier this month, authorities removed more than 350 urine-soaked, flea-ridden dogs — many with medical conditions — from an Allegan County mass-breeding operation. This case highlights how inadequate Michigan law is in preventing needless animal suffering at puppy mills. Fortunately, legislation (HB 5230/5231 and SB 891/892) has been introduced to enact standards for how breeding […]

Have a Fun February Weekend The 17-19th

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Bloomfield Twp Library hosts Investor Education in YOUR Community! Saturday, February 18, 10:00 am Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI FREE Made possible with funding from the Investor Protection Trust in Washington D.C., through the Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation, all Investor Education In Your Community courses are […]

Animal Joy Talks About Love and Dogs

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December 10th, twenty-three years ago, this past December. That was the date I met the man who would eventually become my husband. When we met all those years ago he had just left his wife and three children. He was frustrated, agonizing and wondering if leaving was the right thing to do. In the midst […]

I Can Get What From My Pet?!?

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Most people know that wild animals can give rabies to people, but what they may not realize is that pets like cats, dogs and birds can pass diseases to people. That may sound scary, but prevention isn’t all that hard. Here’s what to know about keeping pets and people safe from each other. First, don’t […]

Be a Hero for Animals

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A dog named Honey found her hero this past summer. Honey was one of twenty dogs our Animal Rescue Team saved from dogfighting in Indiana this past July. She was weak and injured after spending most of her life either staked in a yard or fighting for her life in a bloody pit. She had […]

ASPCA Raids AR Puppy Mill, Rescues 175 Small Dogs

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A message from Animal Joy: Please, people, if you must get (buy) a specific breed from a breeder rather than do a rescue, just make sure you go to the breeder’s home and/or you see the mom of the pup. If you are told to meet them somewhere they are probably not a true and […]