Petside Items: Dogs, Airplanes and Oxygen masksPublished March 28, 2008
Dogs and airports don’t always make the friendliest of mixes. I’ve just returned on a flight from Heathrow, UK to read the news that a loose dog on a runway in India caused a plane accident. From all accounts, the incident was quite a scene, with some passengers inventing their own methods to evacuate the plane. So far, I have not come across any update on what happened to the dog. Cat lovers are taking over Houston, TX this weekend with the Annual World Cat Congress conference. This event is hosted by The Cat Fanciers’ Association, and boasts judges from around the world. This conference does not hold back on the fun activities, like costuming parades and trick, but it is also an important venue for breaking news for the science world and general information about the future of purebred cats. Kudos to New Hampshire, where fire trucks are being equipped with oxygen masks specially designed for pets – in a variety of snout sizes. Hopefully others will follow the good example! And let’s give a special shout out to our friends at the Petco Foundation --launching its annual Spring A Pet fundraiser to benefit animal welfare groups nationwide. Starting Sunday, March 30, PETCO stores nationwide will collect donations on behalf of local animal shelters and rescue groups. The annual campaign will last through May 4.
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