API: Pet Food Recall — and more

March 29th, 2007 5:19 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: API Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Mar 29, 2007 1:41 PM
Subject: Pet Food Recall — and more

National Alert: Pet Food Recall – What You Can Do to Save Your Animal

With recent news reports of the tragic results of contaminated dog and cat food, The Animal Protection Institute would like to be sure that you have the necessary resources at your disposal to help ensure the safety of your beloved companion animals.

As many of you may already be aware, recently there has been a large scale recall of dog and cat food. The food is manufactured by the Menu Foods company and is sold under a variety of brand names. Animals who have ingested the contaminated food have quickly succumbed to the effects of acute kidney failure. Some animals have died as a result.

For more information and a list of useful resources on this issue, click here.

As news from the recall continues to develop, we urge you to remain vigilant in keeping up with the latest media coverage by checking your local news or the national news daily.

California Alert: Sacramento City Takes Steps to End Animal Overpopulation

Great news! The City of Sacramento has just approved a series of ordinances that promotes the spaying and neutering of cats and dogs, and restricts the breeding of these animals. The ordinances passed the City Council unanimously and will go into effect on April 19, 2007.

As a result of animal overpopulation, during the past year alone thousands of animals have been euthanized in local shelters because there was not enough room to accommodate them all. These ordinances are an important step in ensuring a better fate for the animals of the City of Sacramento.

To find out more about the ordinances and their impact on Sacramento, click here.

Ohio Residents: Help Save Animals from Deadly Antifreeze

As you may know, many engine coolants and antifreeze products contain ethylene glycol — a deadly sweet poison that attracts and slowly kills countless unsuspecting animals annually by way of brain damage and kidney failure.

Legislation that will help end these painful, terrifying deaths, House Bill 38, has been introduced in the Ohio General Assembly.

If it becomes law, H.B. 38 would require any engine coolant or antifreeze that is sold in Ohio, and contains a certain concentration of ethylene glycol, to also include a bittering agent in order to render the product foul-tasting and unappealing to animals.

Your actions today can help prevent future animal deaths in Ohio.

For more information and to take action on this issue, click here.

Other Ways You Can Help

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