Santuario de Animales San Francisco de Asis

Haciendo la diferencia por nuestros mejores amigos de cuatro patas.

Hoja de firmas: Compromiso de nuestros candidatos a puestos políticos May 9, 2012

 

El comportamiento de un sector de nuestra población refleja carencia de valores y desprecio por la vida (no demuestran respeto por la vida humana, ni la de los animales).  Existe un grave problema de animales realengos (y de abuso hacia los animales) en el país.

“Muchas veces el maltrato hacia los animales es tolerado por aquellos que lo observan. Se minimizan sus causas y sus efectos, y aquellos que no dan importancia al abuso animal, están creando una bomba de tiempo.” (N. Glatt)

Respetuosamente solicito la difusión de este documento a fin de recaudar la firma de los miles de ciudadanos que pedimos acción y estamos dispuestos a apoyar a aquel partido político que proponga soluciones sensibles, reales y permanentes a este problema.

Queremos convertirnos en un país donde se respete la vida en su totalidad… incluyendo, la vida de los animales. (Para entonces, poder esperar que haya respeto hacia la vida humana en nuestra sociedad.)

Las personas que interesen cooperar con su firma pueden imprimir la Hoja de Firmas  y
enviarla firmada al:

PO Box 566
San Germán, PR 00683

Gracias anticipadas por su ayuda,

Neida Serrano
787 612 8587

Baja aquí tu hoja de firmas:Hoja de Firmas

 

50 amantes de los animales dejan una huella de amor April 14, 2012

50 amantes de los animales dejaron su huella de amor

San Juan, PR- El pasado 31 de marzo, alrededor de 50 personas participaron de la caminata “DEJA UNA HUELLA DE AMOR II”. Bajo lluvia, y bajo sol, partieron del estacionamiento de Ralph’s Warehouse en Rio Grande  con la meta de llegar a Fajardo Ford, en Fajardo con el propósito de concienciar sobre el maltrato a los animales y a su vez recaudar artículos de primera necesidad para los más de 300 perros y gatos que residen en el Santuario de Animales San Francisco de Asís en Cabo Rojo. La actividad fue posible gracias al auspicio de Fajardo Ford y Reliable.

Durante toda la ruta se recogieron 2,000 libras de comida y donativos para el Santuario. Personas de todas las edades caminaron, por más de 5 horas, unidos con un solo propósito. “No fue fácil caminar tanto, pero los animalitos en la calle caminan eso y mas buscando agua, comida y un lugar donde refugiarse…si ellos pueden yo también” expreso Jan Luis Méndez, voluntario del Santuario quien con solo 12 años completo junto con sus padres toda la caminata.

Alan “Big Dog” Negron, comenzó el evento el año pasado, cuando camino desde Carolina hasta Fajardo Ford, lugar donde trabaja y quienes lo han apoyado en su misión de velar por los derechos de los animales.  “Gracias desde lo mas profundo de mi corazón a todos por haber hecho de Deja Una Huella de Amor II otra herramienta mas para llevar el mensaje de no mas abuso ni abandono de animales. La experiencia fue única ” expreso Negrón al concluir la caminata.

En el trayecto de más de 10 millas, los participantes se encontraron de frente con la cruda realidad que viven los animales en nuestras calles.  “ Vimos animalitos vivos, muertos y fuimos testigos del triste final de un perrito que se le escapo a tres niños y fue atropellado, ver el dolor de esos niños fue desgarrador pero a la vez, nos enseño la triste realidad que vivimos, solo nosotros nos detuvimos, la persona que lo impacto se fue…Estamos cansados, adoloridos, pero listos para la próxima” expreso una de las participantes de la caminata.

“Gracias por dejar una huella de amor y caminar 10 millas que los animalitos a diario recorren buscando alimento, cobijo, amor, agua pero sin escolta, sin protección y sin apoyo. Si se puede y seguimos pa’lante por y para ellos. Seguimos con más fuerza” expresó entusiasmada Dellymar Bernal, presidenta del Santuario de Animales San Francisco de Asís.

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Deja una huella de amor 2 March 14, 2012

Separa la fecha, sabado 31 de marzo 2012, para la gran caminata “Deja tu huella de Amor II”en la que le diras a todos los animales me importan junto a nuestro fiel amigo y colaborador Alan Negron “Big Dog”. Sera una demostracion de que estamos en contra del maltrato hacia nuestros mejores amigos de 4 patas.

Saliendo de Ralphs de Rio Grande a las 8am hasta Fajardo Ford, estaremos recibiendo donativos de alimento seco y mojado para perro y gatos, galletas, treats, guantes desechables, bolsas de basura, mascarillas, periodicos viejos, sabanas y toallas y todo lo que desees.

Por seguridad no se permitiran mascotas.

Presiona para descargar la inscripción, relevo de responsabilidad y reglas de la actividad. Llena y devuelve a info@sasfapr.org

Relevo de Resp Descripcion y Reglas para DEJA UNA HUELLA DE AMOR II revisado

Te esperamos, nuestros 300 perros y gatos cuentan contigo.

Seamos la voz de los que no pueden hablar. Corre la voz…

 

Wobbler Syndrome in dogs February 15, 2012

By Dr. Becker

 

Wobbler syndrome is a disease of the cervical spine in the area of the neck, in which the spinal cord and spinal cord nerve roots are compressed.

This compression leads to neck pain and neurological problems like the wobbly walk dogs with the syndrome exhibit.

This wobbly gait involves taking short, floating steps with the front legs and a swaying or wobbly movement of the hind legs.

Wobbler syndrome is a very common cause of neurologic problems in large and giant breed dogs.

Most people just call the condition Wobbler’s, but medical terms used to describe it include spondylomyelopathy, cervical vertebral instability, cervical vertebral malformation, and cervical spondylopathy.

Causes of Wobbler’s in At-Risk Breeds

Wobbler syndrome develops in one of two ways:

·         Slipped, bulging or herniated discs

·         Bony malformation in the vertebral canal surrounding the spinal cord

Either of these problems can cause the spinal cord and nerve root compression seen in Wobbler’s dogs.

The slipped disc presentation is most commonly seen in Dobermans.

Compression caused by bony vertebral malformation is most often seen in other large and giant breeds, including Great Danes, Rottweilers, mastiffs, the Weimaraner, German shepherds, Irish wolfhounds, Bernese mountain dogs and Swiss mountain dogs.

Wobbler syndrome is especially prevalent in Dobermans, Great Danes and mastiffs. Dobermans tend to develop the disease in middle age — six to seven years old is average.

In Great Danes and mastiffs, the problem is most often seen in dogs under the age of three, and these two breeds usually develop Wobbler’s from a bony vertebral malformation rather than a disc problem.

Symptoms of Wobbler Syndrome

Besides the wobbly gait and neck pain, other symptoms of Wobbler’s can include:

·         Limb weakness and difficulty rising after sitting or lying down

·         Partial or complete limb paralysis

·         Muscle loss through the shoulders

·         Worn or scuffed nails from dragging the foot

·         Increased extension of limbs

Wobbler’s is usually a slow, progressive disease except in cases of acute trauma when it develops very rapidly.

Weakness, loss of muscle coordination and toe dragging usually begin in the rear limbs. Dogs with these symptoms often stand or walk in a crouched position with the head held very low. There’s usually intense neck pain that accompanies this presentation.

The condition progresses to involve the front limbs, but usually with less severe symptoms.

Diagnosis and Traditional Medical Management of Wobbler’s

A definitive diagnosis of Wobbler syndrome is made through x-rays, myelographs, a CT scan or MRI.

X-rays can rule out bony malformations but cannot diagnose disc disease.

Myelographs, which are x-rays taken after dye is injected around the spinal cord, as well as CT scans and MRI’s, allow visualization of the compressed spinal cord.

The MRI is generally considered the best and safest test to diagnose Wobbler’s.

The two primary treatments for Wobbler’s are medical management and surgery.

Medical management usually involves medications to reduce inflammation and spinal cord swelling.

A study of over 100 dogs at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine showed that 50 percent of Wobbler’s dogs improve with medical management. About 30 percent remain stable. And for the remaining 20 percent, the condition continues to worsen.

Medical management also means a dog’s activity must be severely restricted. Often cage rest is recommended.

No collars or leashes should be placed around these dogs’ necks – harnesses must be used.

Medical management is typically attempted with older dogs with mild symptoms, and dogs with multiple locations of spinal cord compression.

My Choice of Treatment: Physical Rehabilitation

I believe the best therapeutic approach for Wobbler syndrome dogs is rehabilitation – essentially dog physical therapy.

Aqua therapy, laser therapy and acupuncture including electro-acupuncture can be beneficial for these dogs.

There are also natural anti-inflammatoriesi, Chinese herbs and antioxidants that cross the blood-brain barrier to help reduce trauma to the central nervous system. But nothing replaces the benefits of physical rehabilitation for canine Wobbler patients.

Surgery for Wobbler’s

If medical management and/or rehabilitation and complimentary therapies are unsuccessful in bringing relief to a Wobbler’s dog, the only other option to improve quality of life is surgery.

The type of surgery performed depends on the underlying cause of the spinal cord compression.

There are several things to consider when deciding if surgery makes sense, including what technique might be most effective, the number and severity of lesions in the spine, the dog’s age, and other concurrent disease processes.

There are a number of surgical approaches to Wobbler syndrome. A dorsal laminectomy is often the surgery of choice to enlarge a very narrow or malformed spinal canal.

If a disc is compressed, a ventral slot procedure may be performed to remove the disc material.

There’s also an exciting new surgical technique called cervical arthroplasty for disc-associated Wobbler’s. This new technique involves implanting an artificial disc in place of the diseased disc, and the procedure can be used in multiple disc spaces.

Dogs who have undergone this new procedure have had terrific short and long-term results, so this is definitely a promising new technique to bring relief to patients with the disc-related version of Wobbler syndrome.

Helping Your Large or Giant Breed Dog Avoid Wobbler Syndrome

If you own an at-risk breed for developing Wobbler’s, I recommend proactive cartilage and disc support — for example Standard Process Canine Flex Support, or over-the-counter supplements like glucosamine sulfate and MSM — very early in your dog’s life.

As your dog ages, I recommend progressively more intense support, including egg shell membrane and Adequanii.

Supplying an oral musculoskeletal support supplement like Standard Process Canine Musculoskeletal Support can help keep intervertebral discs supple and resilient.

Maintenance chiropractic care is always a good idea, along with consistent use of a harness instead of collars that place stress on the neck.

Helping your pet maintain excellent muscle tone is also very important.

All these steps can help reduce your large or giant breed dog’s risk of developing Wobbler syndrome.


·         i Elite Science, About EFAC+, http://www.elitescience.net/pages/about-efac

·         ii Adequan Canine Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan by Novartis, http://www.adequancanine.us/

 

 

Gina Frias

Holistic Animal Care Consultant

Dog World of Puerto Rico

 

787-550-8441

 

Calle 9 E-1

Urb Tintillo Gardens

Guaynabo, PR 00966

gfrias@dogworldpr.com

www.dogworldpr.com

 

Dogs and Babies February 14, 2012

Dogs and Babies

Here are the things to consider when a new baby is going to come into a home:

1 – Make sure the dog is fully obedience trained. The dog should be trained well enough that you can tell it to go lay down on his rug, or in his crate. This means that the dog will go and stay there.

I believe that this kind of training should be done motivationally. In other words, teach the dog to do it for a food or a toy reward. But once the dog understands the command it needs to be reinforced with correction if the dog does not mind.

2 – Get a dog crate and crate train the dog. The crate should NEVER be in the bedroom. If the dog becomes overly excited when the baby cries it can be put in the crate. Give it a bone or a rubber Kong with a little cream cheese or peanut butter in middle to keep him interested and busy.

3 – Never allow the dog in the baby’s bedroom – not even when you are present. The bedrooms (including your own) should always be off limits. This is especially true of the baby’s room.

4 – The dog should NEVER be allowed to be near the baby when it is not being supervised – not even for one minute.

5- Once the baby is born they will bring a blanket with the baby scent home (or a dirty baby diaper) to wrap a doll in. When this is laid on the floor the dog is corrected for going near it. It cannot even go and smell it.

6- When you bring the baby home it is a good idea to have it be a nice quiet introduction. Mom should first meet the dog without the baby.

7- Homecoming should not be a loud party. When the baby is brought in, the dog should be placed in a “down-stay” several feet from where mom and baby are sitting.

The dog IS NOT ALLOWED to smell the baby. Dogs have an excellent sense of smell. There is no reason to allow the dog to come up and smell the baby as soon as it gets home from the hospital. The dog can smell the baby from across the room without any problem.

If there is any concern about the obedience and control of the dog at any time the baby is present, it should either be on leash or in a dog crate.

6 – Get the dog a selection of new dog toys before the baby comes home. Some people will keep the toys available in a basket in the living room. Others prefer to allow the dog to know that there are new toys but they control when the dog gets access to them. They don’t get bored with the toys.

People ask, “When can their dog be allowed to come up and smell or lick the baby?” I cannot and would not answer this question.

Allowing a dog to lick a baby is a dangerous thing to do. Although this is usually a sign of acceptance and submission, one never knows exactly what the dog has been licking just before licking the baby.

I also just saw an add on TV where a dog was drinking from the toilet when the owner came home from work, then the dog runs down and gives the owner a big lick on the chops. Have you ever watched a dog lick its own butt? Pretty disgusting.

For those pet owners who feel their dog cannot accept a baby or may be too dangerous around the baby, there is always a dog crate and or an outside dog kennel. I have owned a lot of dogs in my life that I would never allow around babies. I recognized the problems with these dogs and just never let them near my boys.

On the other hand I have had many dogs who indeed were part of my family.

So the bottom line is that introducing a dog to a new baby revolves around common sense and being a responsible pet owner.

 

 

Gina Frias

Holistic Animal Care Consultant

Dog World of Puerto Rico

 

787-550-8441

 

Calle 9 E-1

Urb Tintillo Gardens

Guaynabo, PR 00966

 gfrias@dogworldpr.com

www.dogworldpr.com

 

ANGELES DE 4 PATAS February 4, 2012

ANGELES DE 4 PATAS:

 

Si tienes un perrito consentido al que llenas de mimos y caricias cada día, le compras galletitas, collares, lacitos, perfumes, juguetes, ropita y tiene su propia camita pero duerme acurrucadito contigo cada noche, en el mes del amor puedes convertirlo en el angelito guardián de uno de los perritos del Santuario de Animales San Francisco de Asís.

 

COMO?

 

Solo tienes que llenar la hoja de inscripción y hacer el compromiso de enviar $5.00 mensuales a nombre de tu perrito al perrito del Santuario que escojas para apadrinar.  A vuelta de correo recibirás un certificado de la Federación Canófila de PR certificando que a tu perrito le salieron sus alitas y ya es un ángel guardián, un charm con el nombre de tu perrito y el del perrito que estas apadrinando y un charm de un angelito para que proteja a tu perrito.

 

Para mas información y obtener la Hoja de Inscripción puedes escribir a angeles4patas@yahoo.com, muevetucola@gmail.com, pasar por

 

Posh Pet
Boutique & Grooming
359 Hostos Avenue
San Juan PR 00918

(787) 923-0482
(787) 478-1239

poshpet@ymail.com
info@poshpetpr.com

 

donde podrás ver las fotos de los perritos que esperan por su ángel guardián y escoger al que quieres apadrinar, entrar al grupo Mueve tu cola, toca un corazón en FB.

 

En el Santuario de Animales San Francisco de Asís hay mas de 300 perritos y gatos esperando por su angelito guardián y tu perrito consentido puede ser ese ángel que revolotee sus alitas y le envié amor!!

En la foto Jesusa, chica símbolo del Santuario de Animales San Francisco de Asís con sus ángeles guardianes de la Federación Canófila de PR y sus madrinas de la Tropa 299 de las Niñas Escuchas.

Belli Jesusa con Gredmarie y José Nogueras, ahora ella es del jet set, la sostiene nuestra Presidenta Dellymar que se colo con ella jiji

 

Varios angeles de 4 patas.

 

Gredmarie con Pilli un angel de 4 patas.

 

Momento en el que Popeye se convierte en el angel de Belli Jesusa.

 

Recogido donaciones UPR Rio Piedras- Facultad Ciencias Naturales January 31, 2012

 

 
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