Be the YES in a Pet’s Life – Foster

Can you love and nurture a pet until we find it a FOREVER HOME? Fostering is LIFE or DEATH for lost and abandoned pets. When Anthem Pets is contacted about a cat or dog in need, we first have to secure a foster for the pet. If a foster isn’t found, the pet may not be saved. Foster families provide temporary care for adult cats, kittens, adult dogs and puppies. Some animals need as little as a day or two in your home, while others may need care for an extended period of time. Your help as a foster is essential to our success. By offering your time, love, energy and home to an animal in need, you will save their life and prepare them for adoption into a permanent home. Anthem

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Fireworks & Your Pet – Keep them Safe!

Break out your grills, lawns chairs and festive food, because it’s that time of year again—Independence Day is just around the corner! The Fourth of July is always a great day to celebrate our nation with friends, family and furry ones alike. Like many of us, you may anticipate catching a fireworks show at the end of the evening, or you may be planning to light up the sky yourself. While fireworks are a longstanding tradition for this summer holiday, for some pets, fireworks are not a reason to party, but a reason to panic. On and around the Fourth of July, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) sees an increase in calls concerning pets who have ingested fireworks or are having issues due to the loud noises they make. However, with

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Summertime Heat: Protect Your Dog’s Paws

When the sun is shining and summer is in full swing, it’s easy to forget how hot a patio, a driveway, the sidewalk or even sand on the beach can get. Until you step on it barefoot and burn your toes, that is! Before taking your dog for a walk on a hot day, remember this feeling and make sure their paws can handle the heat. A dog’s footpads are not shoes In natural surroundings, the footpads underneath a dog’s paws help protect the animal from getting injured when stepping on debris, pointy rocks and twigs. But they’re not meant to handle the extremely high temperatures that man-made surfaces like asphalt, concrete and artificial turf can reach. Pavement absorbs heat from the sun throughout the day and retains most of it; it

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