Waggin' Train Rescue

News & Events

June 2010: Samantha, one of our rescue dogs was asked to appear on CBS's The Early Show on Wednesday, June 9, 2010. The segment (at about 8:40am) was about how the AKC is now recognizing mix breed dogs in their obedience trials, rally events and agility courses. Sam appeared with her handler Joy, one of our regular foster moms, and did great! The link to our website appeared on The Early Show's homepage, so in addition to having visual exposure on the show, we received increased traffic to our website as well. This was a wonderful opportunity for our rescue dogs to get some great exposure for new homes! We hope that they will consider using our rescue dogs again in the future.

May 2010: Starting April 30th you can buy stamps at the post office that help to buy food for shelter pets. You can pre-order them online. Simply click anywhere on the article and it will take you directly to the page.

February 2010: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just found Petag responsible for the tainted formula that sickened and killed infant animals. An independent lab analysis of the product showed insufficient nutrition, extreme levels of fiber and toxic levels of heavy metal copper. (Read More)

June 2009: Richard Avanzino is now president of Maddie's Fund, the world's largest animal charity. This foundation is dedicated to promoting animal welfare with the ... (Read More)

May 2009: In Current News... We received this email from the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals and we are keeping a close eye on this. Continue to check back for any updates that we receive.

EPA Intensifies Evaluation of Flea & Tick Products

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is intensifying its evaluation of spot-on pesticide products for flea and tick control due to recent increases in the number of reported adverse reactions in pets treated with these products. Adverse reactions reported range from mild effects such as skin irritation to more serious effects such as seizures and, in some cases, death of the pet.


As stated on the EPA web site: ŗEPA is not initiating a product recall of these products nor is the Agency suggesting that the products not be used. EPA recognizes the importance of the products in effective flea and tick control. EPAšs objective at this stage is simply to advise consumers and pet owners to exercise caution when using the products and to monitor pet behavior following their use, as some animals have experienced adverse reactions following treatment.

EPA has provided a listing of EPA-registered spot-on flea and tick products. Since the chart previously located on this page reflected only a portion of the numerous pet spot-on products available, EPA felt that pet owners and consumers might be led to believe that only those products listed were the focus of concern. In fact, EPA is intensifying its evaluation of all spot-on products and is providing a more comprehensive list of these products.


Nov/Dec 2005: Article in E-Newsletter of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals: Out of the Cage - discussing Jane and her interaction with Gracie an English Bulldog.


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