Thursday, May 18, 2017

Animal Shelter Writes Badass Adoption Memo For ‘Utter Bastard Of A Cat’

By Rebecca Shapiro

"This is Mr. Biggles, and according to the adoption agency wanting to find him a home, he is a terror.

Pet adoption agency Cats of Melbourne, located in Melbourne, Australia, posted a darkly hilarious memo about Mr. Biggles (also known as Lord Bigglesworth) on its website this week, practically daring a future owner to take him in.

Founder and group coordinator Gina Brett wrote the ad, describing the shiny black cat as "an utter utter utter bastard" who throws tantrums and does not like to be thwarted.

"Mr. Biggles is a despot and dictator, he will let you know when he is not happy, which is often, because things are often just not up to his high standards," the memo reads. "Mr. Biggles likes his cuddles on his terms, and will sit in your lap when he decides it's time. If the stroking is not up to his standards, he will nip you."

The agency says this particular feline is not for the fainthearted, but he would be perfect for the right owner. While the cat was practically described as the spawn of Satan, Brett insists Mr. Biggles possesses a "secret soft side."

"He loves sleeping on the end of the humans bed, and in his cat bed (and he snores just a little bit, it's so cute)," the memo adds. "And he loves to be out in the backyard stalking the chickens and supervising the gardening."

Mr. Biggles is just over two years old, adheres to a "stupidly healthy" diet and is being fostered by Brett in Melbourne. He has a pretty nice life as it is, but needs a permanent home.

"Mr. Biggles is currently sunning himself in my backyard and eyeballing the chickens with a view to murder," Brett told HuffPost. "This morning he played with the dog (and didn't draw blood, I'm impressed) and savaged my brother who tried to cuddle him (I warned him but he didn't listen)."

While Mr. Biggles' profile is the most shared one Brett has posted since founding the agency in October of last year, the dictatorial feline with a heart of gold has not yet been adopted.

"He's had a lot of responses since I put his profile up on Sunday but sadly no human slaves have offered themselves up as sacrifices as yet," Brett added.

To learn more about Lord Bigglesworth and more cats up for adoption, head over to Cat People of Melbourne's website."

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Fuzzy Friday - Hairless Cat Who Was Born Sick Works At A Vet Clinic Now

By Caitlin Jill Anders

"Raisin is a one-and-half-year-old Sphynx cat who was born to a breeder in Gainesville, Florida. She was born with congenital eye issues, and because of that, was surrendered to Helping Hands Pet Rescue when she was just a kitten.

When Raisin was brought to the rescue, she had a bad eye ulcer, something she is predisposed to due to her eye issues, and staffers were afraid the sweet little kitten was going to lose her eye. To make sure she got the best care possible, a local vet student who volunteered with the group became her foster mom, and monitored her closely as she received treatment for her eye.

Thanks to the vet student's dedication, Raisin was able to keep her eye and escaped the whole ordeal with minimal scarring, but the rescue knew that she still might face more ulcers and other issues with her eyes in the future. She needed a special kind of person to care for her full time - and before long, she found the perfect mom to take her on.

Raisin now lives with her new mom, Ruth Heffernan, who is a vet tech at the Animal Medical Clinic of Gulf Gate in Sarasota, Florida. Not only is Heffernan the perfect person to make sure Raisin is healthy and happy, but thanks to her, Raisin also has the perfect job - working with her mom at the clinic, every single day.

"She has become their clinic mascot and people love to come and meet her," Heffernan told The Dodo.

Raisin loves going to work with her mom every day, and she takes her job very seriously. She loves assisting the staff with their day-to-day tasks, walking around and overseeing the clinic in general, and of course, meeting all of the patients who come through to be treated.

"Raisin loves the clinic because she loves meeting the patients," Heffernan said. "She LOVES dogs. The bigger the breed, the better. She enjoys going into the exam room to meet clients and patients, and we always check and make sure the animal is good with cats and other pets. We let her walk around the clinic when we are in between appointments, and she has her own exam room to relax in, with lots of boxes and cozy bedding."

Raisin is an incredibly fearless, friendly little cat, and she loves comforting all the pets who come in and making their trip to the vet a little easier.

Raisin definitely has her favorite patients, like a blind pit bull who comes in frequently, but she loves meeting anyone and everyone, and especially loves being there when pets wake up from various procedures.

"She loves to be back in our prep/surgery area, and loves to be there when pets are waking up from surgery." Heffernan said. "She enjoys cuddling with them as they wake up."

Raisin started out life as an unwanted cat who was deemed too different, and now she's found the perfect home, where she can help and inspire people every single day.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Product Highlight - iCap Image Capture & Reporting System

Have you heard about our
 iCap Image Capture 
& Reporting System?

With iCap, you can capture images and video directly onto your computer hard drive or a network location from any external video source!

You can also record full-motion video clips of your procedures. The clips can then be used to be sent to colleagues for analysis, or in an educational environment, such as a classroom or lab.

The system catalogs the images by an identity for later review, reporting, e-mailing or printing. An image export feature allows you to place images directly into report templates. The iCap System also gives you the ability to annotate your images with text, lines or shapes!

Because the software is Windows-based, it offers the user the ability to easily network multiple capture stations together with a server to create an image archival network. The images and reports are standard image files and documents that can easily be shared via e-mail, FTP, and easily linked to most electronic record keeping systems and contact management programs.

Designed to work with or without a touchscreen monitor, the iCap system can be used across a variety of settings. It utilizes an icon, push-button style interface, making the system as easy to use as an ATM, with most actions being completed with just one or two clicks!

iCap Version 5 - User Requirements
  • Camera or device that provides an IEEE-1394 or USB. compatible digital format for recording.
  • A video digitizer that will convert analog video to digital.
  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8, or 10.
  • DirectX 9.x drivers.
  • CD-ROM drive for software installation (download also available)
  • 500MB of free hard drive space.
  • A dedicated color video graphics card is recommended for best results.
  • Computer display/monitor.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Product Highlight- LED Portable Light Source Air Pump

Have you heard about our new 
LED Portable Light Source with 
integrated Air pump?

At just 2.5 pounds, this compact, lightweight, 
and easily transportable device is perfect for
 those tight on space or on the go!

Now there's need to change bulbs anymore!

This portable light source uses the latest LED technology, providing a durable, longer lasting bright light for less power.

The light source is compatible with
 Olympus brand fiberscopes and
 is powered by an external desktop power supply.

Want to learn more about the 
LED Portable Light Source?

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 or contact us!

**This product is for use in veterinary
 medicine ONLY - it is not rated by FDA**

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Vet Retraction Grasper

Are you looking for something for
 those deep down gastro retrievals?

Check out our Vet Retraction Grasper!

This grasper is perfect for retrieving items in large breed animals.

With a 5mm outer shaft and a working length of 85cm,
 you'll have no problem retrieving items.

The grasper features a ratcheted, scissor-style handle and a rotatable shaft for easier maneuverability.

It also comes with a padded, wooden carrying case!

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

National Pet Day!

It's National Pet Day!

Meet some of our team's furry friends!

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Dan's bunny Libby and guinea pig Max

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Dan's cat Abby

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Dan's dogs Madison and Charlie 

Jimmy's dog Scout

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Tim's dog Finn

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Tim's cats Milkshakes and Shocker

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Maria's dogs Francesca and Rocky

Maria's guinea pigs Huey and Daisy

Anthony with Ricky

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Jim's dog Oscar

Tell us about your furry friends!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Product Highlight- ClearScope Smartphone Adapter

Have you heard about our
ClearScope Smartphone
Endoscopy Adapter?

"ClearScope is an endoscope video solution that connects any standard endoscope to the smartphone you already own. This innovative mobile medical technology creates a truly portable and cost effective alternative to the traditional video tower.

ClearScope makes it easy for medical professionals to securely capture, manage, and share HD quality video of endoscopic procedures.

No one can argue that access to video provides a valuable tool for diagnosing patients, teaching residents, and remotely consulting with other physicians. But traditional video capture equipment is expensive, not easy accessible, and can quickly become out-dated. While mobile technology offers a portable, and cost-effective alternative for endoscopy video capture, security of health information is a major concern. Until now."

The ClearScope Smartphone Endoscope Adapter is the only universal platform on the market that:

  • Is FDA, Health Canada and EU listed.
  • Can be used with virtually any smartphone, including the iPhone 6 Plus and Android Galaxy Note.
  • Connects to any standard Flexible or Rigid Endoscope.
  • Has full HD recording of endoscopy video.
  • Has an 8x optical magnification.
  • Set up in seconds and is easy to use.
  • Can share HD images via e-mail or SMS.
  • Stream to a laptop or TV monitor.
  • Integrates with the MODICA mobile camera app plus cloud storage service for secure image capture, management, and sharing.

The ClearScope features:

  • A cost effective, portable alternative to traditional video towers, which makes it possible to record ALL endoscopy procedures preformed.
  • It's small enough to carry in a lab coat pocket.
  • Easily consult and collaborate with colleagues by sending images for review by e-mail or SMS.
  • Use as a visual teaching aid by sharing videos with residents.
  • Image quality rivals those recorded on a video tower, and continues to improve with each new release of the owners smartphone.

Use your ClearScope Smartphone Adapter with the companion MODICA app and cloud backup for secure image capture, management, and sharing. The MODICA app is the first mobile medical photography solution.

MODICA is an intuitive, user-friendly iOS medical camera app that helps facilitate the secure and compliant capture, management, and sharing of clinical images.

The MODICA app features:

  • Encryption and password protection that locks images into a separate camera roll to ensure medical photos and videos NEVER mix with personal ones.
  • To ensure the best possible image quality, the app includes enhanced medical camera settings like:
    • Brightness and flash control
    • Zoom
    • Focus
    • White balance
  • Automatically offloads images from the mobile device to a HIPAA compliant cloud service, freeing up valuable data storage from the smartphone and reducing the risk of a lost or stolen smartphone.
  • The ability to text or e-mail images to colleagues, residents, and even patients for teaching and consulting purposes.

Check out this video to learn more!


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Monday, March 20, 2017

These Cops Are So Proud Their Newest K9s Are Rescue Pit Bulls

By Stephen Messenger

"A pair of formally homeless dogs have been given a fresh start at a new life of service and new homes - all thanks to those who recognized their great potential in spite of negative stereotypes.

This week, North Carolina's Clay County Sheriff's Office announced, proudly, that two new narcotic detection dogs had joined the team. Their names are Phantom and Sarah - and both are pit bulls, rescued from shelters and trained to be key members of the force.

"What will be the most shocking to some will not be that Clay County Sheriff's has the new K-9 Deputies, but rather their breed," the department wrote online, adding: "even though pit bulls get a bad rap in the media, they aren't all bad dogs and can do great things for the communities they serve."

Prior to graduating from a training course with their new human deputy partners, Phantom and Sarah were just two of countless pit bulls languishing in shelters, unloved. Fortunately, each had an organization step in to give them purpose and a home to call their own.

Phantom was pulled from a Texas shelter by UniversalK9, a group that rescues and trains shelter pups for use in law enforcement. Sarah came from a shelter in New York, and got her second chance thanks to the Animal Farm Foundation.

Not only did this save Phantom and Sarah from their uncertain futures, according to the sheriff's office, it saved taxpayers money:

"The two foundations have taken on the mission to show that Departments do not need to spend $15-$20,000 for a purebred German shepherd or Belgian Malinois to search and find illegal drugs, at the same time giving dogs destined for a life in a shelter or euthanasia a second chance at life serving Law Enforcement Officers and Departments around the country."

For Brad Croft, operations director for UniversalK9, seeing Phantom and Sarah put their sad pasts behind them to embark on their new career makes it all worthwhile.

"As always it makes me feel proud to be able to help find productive jobs for these dogs and at the same time provides them with a new home," Croft told The Dodo. "I visit shelters often and pit bulls fill them. The more I am able to place these dogs the more I can save. It's really a win, win, win for the dogs, law enforcement and tax payers."'

Click here for the original article.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Little Dog Is Welcomed As Monastery's Cutest New Friar

By Stephen Messenger

"In Catholic tradition, St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals - so perhaps it's only fitting that one of the newest followers to join his order is quite literally a dog.

The Franciscan monastery of Cochabamba, Bolivia, recently announced that a furry pup, named Carmelo, had joined their sacred fold, where he quickly distinguished himself as its cutest member.

In honor of his new position, the dog even earned a more formal title: Friar Bigaton (that's Spanish for "mustache").

He also got a tiny Franciscan habit to wear around his new home.

Prior to being adopted, Friar Bigoton lived as a stray. But now as the monastery's resident pet, things couldn't be better.

"Hi life is all about playing and running," fellow friar Jorge Fernandez told The Dodo. "Here, all of the brothers love him very much. He is a creature of God."

Apparently, running and playing aren't the dog's only duties.

"[Here's] Brother Carmelo preaching to the fish," wrote Franciscan Kasper Maruisz Kapron, who first posted these adorable photos online.

Most importantly, though, Friar Bigoton's biggest role is in helping other pups like him.

Carmelo's adoption was made possible by a local animal rescue group, Proyecto Narices Frias (Cold Nose Project), which hopes his story will serve as an inspiration for more monasteries to open their doors to needy pets.

"If only all the churches of our country adopt a dog and care for him like Friar Bigoton," the group wrote in a post on Facebook, "we are sure that the parishioners would follow his example."'

Click here for the original article from The Dodo.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Awkward Laser Photo Helps Lost Ferret Find His Way Home

By Stephen Messenger

"Frankie the ferret was brought to safety this week by Texas' Leander Police Department after being found wandering alone in a local park. Back at the station, the ferret quickly won over all the officers with his charming personality, but unfortunately, despite their best efforts, they were unable to find Frankie's rightful owner.

As is customary in such cases, officials wanted to alert the public on social media. Rather than just post a boring image of Frankie, however, they decided to get creative - with an intentionally awkward, '90's-style photo portrait, complete with a bodacious neon laser background so typical of the era.

The clever tribute isn't just adorable; it proved effective.

Less than a day after the photoshopped picture of Frankie (held by police chief Greg Minton) was shared to Facebook, the lucky ferret was back home where he belongs. Turns out, enough people had shared the funny photo online that his worry-stricken family eventually caught wind of it as well.

"His owner saw the post on social media," a spokesperson for the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter told The Dodo. "She came by, had photos and was able to identify a chipped tooth the ferret had!"

The extra effort to help Frankie be found clearly paid off.

"We are lucky to have a Chief that has a good sense of humor," assistant chief (and unofficial photographer) Jeff Hayes told The Dodo. "All the posts we do to return animals have a little humor mixed in, as it helps generate interest and spread the word."

Now that's some good police work!"

Click here for the original article.