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Pets and new homes
A new pet can be a lot of work. Let these videos make the change a little easier.
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Lions and Tigers and Bears
— Oh Why?
2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Shade Community Center
Tim Harrison, executive director of Dayton-based Outreach for Animals, will discuss the problems with exotic-animal ownership — an embarrassingly well-known problem in Ohio. Harrison is a noted authority on human-wildlife interaction, often appearing on national news programs. He also was featured in "The Elephant in the Living Room," an award-winning documentary on private ownership of exotic wildlife.
ACHS adoptable cats now at PetSmart!
You can now see ACHS adoptable cats at PetSmart! In addition to giving us a place to keep cats in need of homes, PetSmart provides litter and food and donates to ACHS for every adoption completed. In fact, PetSmart Charities is the largest funder of animal welfare in North America! Please join us in thanking PetSmart for helping ACHS help cats.
Scratch out declawing!
Cats naturally scratch things to keep their nails sharp and to mark their territory. You may be tempted to have your cat declawed to save your furniture. Don't do it! Declawing isn't a nail trim; it's amputation similar to what would happen if you cut off your finger at the top knuckle. It's painful and can cause serious medical and behavioral problems in your cat.
There are lots of alternatives to declawing:
- Keeping her nails trimmed — click here to see a video demonstration
- Giving her a scratching post or pad (and training her to use it -- click here to see how)
- Using commercial claw covers
You also can adopt a cat that has already been declawed. Click here to see current ACHS cats available for adoption.