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The Dog Chef: Reinventing Pet Food

"If I won't eat it, I won't feed it to my dog," explained The Dog Chef's Executive Chef Kevyn Matthews. 

 Kevyn Matthews  is no stranger in the culinary world.  He learned how to cook from his mom at the early age of 10-years-old. He moved to New York City where he cooked  onset for commercials, movies, TV, and model shoots.

His passion for good food and love of animals collided, when he saw a dramatic change in his much-loved Doberman Pinscher, Greta.

“I was trying all the best Kibble’s that were out on the market. She would not go near them. I didn’t know what to feed her, so I decided to change her store bought bagged food to my very own creations,” said Chef Matthews.

Washington’s Animal Rescuers – No Obstacle Too Big Or Too…Foul?

Washington’s Animal Rescuers – No Obstacle Too Big Or Too…Foul?

The call came in on Tuesday from the Blue Plains waste treatment facility. The caller, deeply concerned, reported that 2 geese had crash landed in the waste water and were stuck and slowly sinking. WHS Animal Control Sergeant Ted Deppner and Animal Control Officer Shawn Covington got the call and rushed to the scene. Time, was not on their side.

WHS Encourages Pet Safety over July 4th Holiday Weekend

 

This notice comes to us from the Washington Humane Society:

The Washington Humane Society (WHS) encourages pet families to enjoy the upcoming July 4th holiday safely with their animals. Many D.C. area residents will celebrate the long weekend with family and friends, festive foods, fireworks and other outdoor activities. While pets can enjoy the celebrations, it is important to remember that some holiday activities can be potentially hazardous to their health. WHS offers the following tips to keep pet safe this Independence Day:

Washington Animal Rescue League - Every Dog Deserve

Washington Animal Rescue League - Every Dog Deserve

This story comes to us from Dana Metz:

On Tuesday, June 28 the Washington Animal Rescue League will receive a donation of 10,000 pounds of dog food from Pedigree as part of The

Every Dog Deserves program, in an effort to help feed dogs who need it most – those in shelters – and provide them the leading nutrition they

deserve, while they wait to find their forever homes.

IMPORTANTLY, This shelter is not using the donation to feed their own dogs. Since D.C. has been hit hard by the recession and many low-income residents have to choose between feeding themselves and their “beloved companions”, the Washington Animal Rescue League is sending this large donation to their Pet Food Bank where residents in need can get dog food free of cost.

WHS Spay & Neuter Center Announces Expanded Hours

This story comes to us from Jacqueline H. Toppings:

Washington D.C. – The Washington Humane Society (WHS) National Capital Area Spay & Neuter Center, a high-quality, low-cost facility located in the heart of Capitol Hill, is announcing new expanded service hours beginning in July. WHS has committed its staff and resources to solving the overwhelming issue of pet overpopulation by offering safe, affordable, high-volume sterilizations in the D.C. metropolitan area to reduce the number of unwanted animals entering our shelters.

 

Collars, Tags And Even Chips May Not Find Your Missing Pets

WASHINGTON (WUSA)--If you're a pet owner, you know how your dog, cat or other critter becomes part of the family.  And when that animal goes missing, it can be a heartbreaking experience.

But when your pet has a collar with tags, at least when it's found-dead or alive-someone will contact you, right? 9NEWS NOW's Andrea McCarren learned, that's not always the case.

"It's like losing a child to me," says Kaye Stoopmans, whose Boston Terrier, Zoe, disappeared from her Arlington, Virginia home three weeks ago.  "She's like my child. I don't have kids yet, but she's my baby. She slept with me every night so she used to keep me warm. And I'm so used to having this little ball of fur next to me. It's just not the same. I don't sleep as well anymore without her there."

WHS Waives Cat Adoption Fees in June

 

This notice comes to us from the Washington Humane Society:

To celebrate Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month this June, the Washington Humane Society (WHS), in collaboration with the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the makers of Fresh Step litter, is participating in a fee-waived adoption program to help find loving homes for cats. During the month of June, WHS will waive adoption fees on all cats over the age of 2 at both of its shelter locations.