Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Recycling Feeds Stray Dogs and Cats in Istanbul

It's a new concept aimed at getting people to recycle and feed the local stray dogs.  Recycling
machines are now accepting people's bottles in Istanbul, Turkey and dispensing dog food and water at the bottom.  A company called Pugedon has been granted permission to accept bottle for recycle to pay for the dog food dispensed for strays at the bottom.

The new machine is aimed at feeding an overwhelming number of stray dogs and cats roaming the city.  With over 150,000 stray animals, Pugedon uses the profits to feed the animals.  Many local residents take upon themselves to also feed the dogs and cats.  

The machine is quite simple.  Every time someone dispenses a bottle, food automatically dispenses out the bottom. 

Strays in Instanbul have been a considerable problem for years.  Currently, authorities round up the cats and dogs for animal vaccinations, spay and neuter, then releases them back to the community.  Many of the residents enjoy the animals and others find them a nuisance.

The machines are not funded by the government, but by donations of bottles alone.  Perhaps the rest of the world could copy the novel idea.

Marietta Vet Clinic, veterinarian +Julian Peckich DVM applaude Pugedon for taking care of the stray cats and dogs in Istanbul.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Zonkey Born in Crimean Zoo

A zebra and donkey produced a "zonkey" or "zebroid" at a zoo in the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea. 
The Taigan Zoo named the new arrival, Telegraph, as he has the brown body of a donkey and stripes on the legs of his zebra Mother.  Although this type of mating is rare, especially with the mother being a zebra, it is not unheard of.  Breeding of hybrids is usually frowned upon by the zoo community, as preserving species is a main concern.

The zebra was moved in with other hoofed animals after zoo officials determined her lonely.  She took to the donkey.  Telegraph was named after a local newspaper.  Telegraph is popular with visitors according to zoo director, Oleg Zubkrov.  Telegraph has made quite a splash around the world.

+Marietta Vet Clinic and +Julian Peckich DVM welcome new pets to the animal clinic.  Affordable pet vaccinations, dog vaccinations, cat vaccinations and pet care available.

"Telegraph is very popular with visitors" who can watch him romping around with his mother, according to zoo director Oleg Zubkov.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Mysterious Creature Roams California Neighborhood

A strange "lion-like" beast has been caught on a surveillance camera in Norwalk, CA.  The animal has struck fear in the surrounding areas, as wild life experts have ruled out the mystery creature as a mountain lion.  The film footage has the community on high alert and taking precautions.

The footage shows the gate of the animal similar to a cat, however, the size is much larger.  Some believe it to be a dog such as a Rottweiler or pit bull.  It's been suggested that perhaps someone has the exotic pet illegally, and other have suggested that local construction has sent the creature into the neighborhood.

The goal is to capture the animal and put it in a safe place.  For the time being, everyone should take precaution in protecting themselves, their families and family pets.