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Politicians and government officials, take heed – if you don’t think animals are important enough to be included in your region’s evacuation plan, you are dead wrong. And some of your citizens will sacrifice their lives to prove it.

The mayhem that occurred when hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans was a stark example of the bond people share with their pets. When I travelled to the city to rescue animals in the weeks that followed, I encountered evidence of this Read more...
September 19, 2008 by Karin
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Sweet Rose goes glam in a Goth-inspired Hello Kitty Lilydress by Little Lily and Royal Gold collar by Lupine. What's next, black toe pawlish?

For more Little Lily or Lupine styles and a list of retailers, go to littlelily.com and lupinepet.com

September 18, 2008 by Karin
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A lazy afternoon in a rocking chair on the porch is what old man Mr. Big has on his mind. Cozy in his knit sweater and swanky fedora, it'll be a fine afternoon indeed.

Barking Baby's Fine Fedora with red feather and trim is $24 at barkingbaby.com and last season Fox & Hounds sweater, foxandhounds.com.

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I was surprised when several shelter managers told me they don’t hire job applicants who declare they love animals more than people. I’ve never been ashamed to count myself in this category.

After years of fighting it, I’m finally starting to realize that saving animals, whether you’re a shelter worker or an independent rescuer, is a hopeless mission destined to fail unless the help of others in the community is enlisted. For the rescuer, that means cultivating a

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September 17, 2008 by Karin
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Mr. Smartypants is going Ivy League in his prissy plaid Doggie Designer backpack and Necktie for Dogs tie. With duds like that, he’ll be top dog of his class in no time!

 

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September 16, 2008 by Karin
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Decked in classic pearls and nubbly plaid, Rosie channels Chanel. Perhaps it's a vacation to the city of amour she's craving? Cobblestone sidewalks, the Eiffel tower for a backdrop and a handsome Monsieur on her paw; what more could a chien ask for?

Barking Baby's newsboy hat, $36, at barkingbabyboutique.com and MiMi Bow pearl and Swarovski necklace by Le Prissy Pets, $110, at

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September 15, 2008 by Karin
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Mr. Big is fighting his case of the Mondays with this "No Worries" tee by RuffLuv because you can always dream about being somewhere over the rainbow where happiness reigns, the treats are endless, and napping is at the top of the to-do list!

Made of cozy cotton, RuffLuv's "No Worries" grey tee with rainbow comes in XXS - XXL, $18 at ruffluvnyc.com.

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