May 7, 2012 by DailyPuppyCharm
Callie wears ear protection as she prepares to enter the scanner. The research team includes, from left, Andrew Brooks, Gregory Berns and Mark Spivak. Photo by Bryan Meltz/Emory University
We've got dog on the brain, again. SFSPCA just launched a thought provoking and hopefully awakening interactive campaign on the streets of San Francisco to shed some light on puppy mills and makes the consumer question cuteness vs. humane breeding practices. A video of cute puppies plays on the screen of a newspaper receptacle mimicking the size and shape of a "puppy bin" at a puppy mill facility. Inside the receptacle, you can take home a newspaper filled with useful info to enlighten the passerby of their new anti-puppy mill campaign.
In case you missed last week's Hiking with Your Dog series of posts, we explored Montana and Las Vegas. This week we'll feature hikes from New Hampshire, Vermont and New Jersey to hopefully entice you and your pup to new places you both have not yet explored. Now on to the doggone headlines from around the globe!
- Salmonella in dog foods sickens 14 plant workers; 'Diamon Pet Foods' ID'd as source of illness (No pets were sickened, according tot he Meta, MO-based company) [NY Daily News]
- Calif. group gives Texas dog national hero award [SFGate]
- Rescue groups prepare neglected dogs for new homes [WTSP]
- What was that dog thinking? Brain scan can now tell us [MSNBC]
- Frankie the therapy dog gets lost, then found, and his recovery is quite a tale [The Republic]
- Top 5 Tips for Planning Summer Camping Trips with Your Dog [Yahoo!]
- How to photograph a dog [The Miami Herald]
- Puyallup (WA) to consider electronic dog leash law [The Seattle Times]
- Wedding Pets: Should I Include My Dog On My Wedding? [HuffPo]
- Interactive Billboard Lets You Play With Virtual Dogs [Mashable]