Monday, September 22, 2008 Dog, cat food recalled
September 22, 2008

Mars Petcare US has recalled dog and cat food from some of its well-known national brands, including Pedigree and Special Kitty, as a precaution after two workers at the company's Everson, Penn., plant contracted salmonella.Twelve brands are affected. The products were sold at major retailers in 31 states, including Florida. Company representatives would not disclose how many units were recalled but said the Everson plant, which makes about 2.7 percent of Mars' inventory, was involved.Consumers should return these items to retailers for a full refund. For details on how to identify affected products, call 877-568-4463. Or go to:

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Houston SPCA Shelters Region's Animals From Hurricane Ike

Saturday, September 13, 2008

By Catherine Donaldson-Evans

Noah would feel right at home at the Houston SPCA, which has taken in about a thousand animals from communities enduring a major beating from Hurricane Ike.

In addition to hundreds of dogs and cats, the shelter collected horses, ducks, goats, iguanas and even a bear as part of its menagerie in the days leading up to the storm — which crashed ashore before dawn Saturday.

Click here for more information from the Houston SPCA.

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