Seek Truth Without Fear
"I believe in the magic of kindness."
a Homeless Pet
If you want a cat that is all sugar on top, Featured Pet Amber's your girl. She is irresistibly loyal and so wonderfully mellow. Her favorite pastimes are to scout out new places and be brushed galore. She has a gorgeous medium-long haired coat, and would be grateful for daily grooms. Amber is quick to trust and wants to be your one and only. At 12, she is looking for the perfect retirement which would be a quiet, adult home and low energy/stress with a medium height cat tree. After all, she is an observer and will make a great listener for an owner who can use a second set of ears. Hurry in to Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital to meet this senior kitty today. For more information, please call 253.274.0225 or visit www.metvetpets.com. Amber's Reference Number is A496698.
Be Kind - Spay, Neuter and Microchip Your Pets
Public Comments Period Extended for Grizzly Bear Restoration in State
National Park Service & U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Public comment period open through
April 28, 2017.
This July 4 Marks First Time Bison are Recognized as the
2016: On May 9, 2015 President Obama signed the National Bison Legacy
Act naming the bison as America's National Mammal. One day later, May
10, this image of a mother bison nursing her calf was captured by Edwinna Van Eaton at Yellowstone National Park.
Reason for Bailey's
from Shelby Taylor
We got a call from Marcy, an Executive Director at the Lenawee Humane Society, who told us of a young man visiting Michigan with Bailey, a nine-year-old Shepherd mix. He was arrested, and the dog went with Animal Control, in a city where they euthanize animals after five days. Bailey was then transferred to Lenawee, and the young man got in touch with Marcy, expressing that he did not want his dog to suffer for his mistakes.
Six States Crossed to Bring Bailey Home to Family in Tacoma...
Bailey puts on a happy face when she's finally home (courtesy photo)
Humane Societies Working Together...
by Shelby Taylor
Bailey is greeted by her family and pet owner Joyce Wild, 80, in the pink. (courtesy photo)
What is That Bird?
What are those large birds flying overhead? They're not the usual red tailed hawks or bald eagles we have become accustomed to seeing. They are vultures !! Turkey vultures to be exact. Several were spotted Saturday, September 21, in the Ohop Valley feeding on road kill. Pictured is one of the vultures walking up the Clay City road. Like many other migratory birds, turkey vultures migrate north in the early spring and return south in the fall months, passing through Washington for a quick snack.
Did you know ?
The Turkey Vulture (and also the California Condor) are classified by the Ornithological Union in the same order as storks and flamingos (Ciconiiformes).
The Turkey Vulture is lacking strength in its tiny grasping claw and does not, and cannot, kill. Also, the Turkey Vulture's beak has neither the shape nor strength to tear into a fresh carcass?
The Turkey Vulture's digestive system has the unique ability to kill any virus and bacteria in the food the bird eats and the vulture's droppings and dry pellets (bolus) are clean and do not carry disease?
For more information on turkey vultures visit The Turkey Vulture Society at www.accutek.com/vulture/ .
"I wish people were more like animals. Animals don't try to change you or make you fit in. They just enjoy the pleasure of your company. Animals aren't conditional about friendships. Animals like you just the way you are. They listen to your problems, they comfort you when you're sad, and all they ask in return is a little kindness.”
~ Bill Watterson
"If a dog will
not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home
and examine your conscience."
"Money will buy
you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail."
“Animal companions come into your life for an infinite number of reasons, each one being in service to you, your current life experience, and moreover, your soul's growth and evolution.”
~ Amy Miller
"Outside of a
dog, a book is probably man's best friend, and inside of a dog, it's too
dark to read."