Heartworm Treatment Drug Shortage

A shortage of Immiticide will cause the heartworm drug to be unavailable for several weeks to several months, according to Merial, the company that sells Immiticide. Merial said in a statement that the company that manufactures Immiticide (melarsomine dihydrochloride) is “experiencing technical issues in their plant that will temporarily affect their ability to provide finished product to us.” The company said its inventory of Immiticide is depleted, but that it is working to identify a possible alternate source of supply. Continue reading…

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Canine Good Citizen challenge!

This year’s National Pit Bull Awareness Day (NPBAD) 10/22/11 we’ve decided to break the world record for having the most CGC certified dogs at a single event! But we need your help, so please visit the page on our main website ( that is dedicated to this event. Check back soon to see our successful certificate holders, plus more details about the upcoming event!

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Program would place advocates at abuse trials

MANATEE — Animal advocates in the county are working to create a program that would give abused animals representation in court in animal abuse cases. The animal representative would be responsible for investigating what happened to an animal when abuse is suspected and would advocate on behalf of the animal. The idea is still in its formative stages but got its first test recently after a Palmetto police officer rescued a 2-year-old pit bull treading water with just his nose above the water line. Read more:

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Adoptables: Gwen

Meet Gwen!  At 4 years old, she has grown out of any puppy tendencies and has a lot of life ahead. She is about as easy-going as they... more

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