"Good News" Magazine May PP issue to publish online - Page 3

A Note From The Editor : As we were putting together this month's issue, the staff and I were marveling at how long we have been doing this. While we just brought Pawsitively Pets into the fold a few months shy of two years ago, we have now been publishing "Good News" for twenty years! We often get notes and messages from our readers, telling us how much they enjoy the magazines. That certainly makes it all worthwhile, and is much appreciated. Thank you for your feedback, and feel free to always let us know what you think, and if there's anything you would like to see in future issues of "Good News" and Pawsitively Pets. A few victories abroad for animals this past month that are certainly worth mentioning: In a groundbreaking decision, Taiwan has outlawed the consumption of dog and cat meat, becom- ing the first Asian country to do so. It also voted to increase penalties for cruelty to animals, sentencing offenders to up to two years in prison, and imposing thousands of dollars in fines. In another prominent piece of legislation, New Zealand has passed an Animal Welfare Amendment Bill, stipulating that animals be recognized as sentient beings, and owners must properly attend to their welfare. In addition, the law also includes a ban on the use of animals for cosmetic testing, something that is long overdue in this country. On the lighter side, in Mexico City, a fellow by the name of Mauricio Montoya just opened an ice cream shop for dogs! The Don Parletto Ice Cream Parlor offers ice cream made specifically for canines, with frozen yogurt and a healthy bacteria to aid digestion. Another idea we should adopt here in our country! Any local entrepreneurs looking for a sweet new venture?! - Karyn Stratton In This Issue: Pet Calendar Of Events ............... . ......... . .......... .. ......... page 2 Upcoming Pet Events ............. . .... . ..... . ........... . .. . .......... page 3 Laser Therapy For Pets By Dr. Sherri Cokefair .. ... ... . page 4 Around The Hydrant: News You Can Use . . . ..... . . . ... ... page 4 Health Highlights: Cancer In Dogs ....... . ..... .............. page 6 Cute & Crazy Critters ............ ........ ....... . ..... . ...... . ......... page 8 FAQs About Microchipping Your Pet ........ .... . . . .. . ...... page 9 On our cover : Disaster Preparedness For Pets ........................ .. .... ... . page 10 Breed All About It - The Newfoundland . ... ........ . . . .... page 11 “Leo and Gypsy” Adoption: A Loving Option .... . . . . ... .. . . . . . . . .. ..... . . ... ....... pages 12, 13 Thanks to Ask The Groomer - Double-Coated Dogs ....... . ... ... ... page 14 Marie Vilello Win A Puppy Tug Toy & Bag Of Treats ............. ..... .. . page 14 of Lock Haven Pawsitively Delicious - Pet Recipe . ... ... ... . . . . . .. .. .. ........ page 14 for providing us Service Dogs And Fakes ............. . ........... ..... ... .. ...... .. . page 16 with their photo! Subscriptions - Let Us Fetch Your Next Copy .. . ........ page 17 Pawsitively Pets -- May 1