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Keeping your pet cool during the heat.

As summer approaches, the temperature rises. Florida is known for its gorgeous beaches and sunny weather, that means it will be getting HOT, not just warm but down right sweltering! We know that we have to stay hydrated and wear sunscreen while we are outside in the heat, but let us not forget our animal friends! It is very important to monitor our pets temperatures while they are outside in the heat. Don’t worry though, there are a lot of... Keep Reading
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Jayce : A new beginning

Another stray dog, another pet lost and wondering. That is Jayce’s beginning like so many others. Despite his typical beginning Jayce is anything but ordinary. He is a sweet boy who leaps into the air to give you kisses. He will spin in a circle with true happiness when you say hi. He loves everyone he meets and is super excited to play any game or just get loved on. He can be a little shy, and is working on... Keep Reading
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Helping cats and dogs live together in harmony.

Dogs and Cats typically are seen as polar opposites, two counterparts who cannot get along. This is not always the case, however.  Through proper introduction and socialization it is very possible for cats and dogs to coexist happily in your home. Although it is often easier to adjust animals to one another from a younger age, even older animals can live together harmoniously. The success of their relationship is about proper introduction, proper interaction and careful consideration for both your dogs and cats.                 Introducing animals to... Keep Reading
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The Story of Blue: From Terrified to Terrific

  He was so scared. The world can seem so large when you are alone.  On the railroad tracks of Marion County Florida, Blue found himself without a friend. And oh, the hunger. Blue felt this as well; the deep seated,pain inyour stomach,kind of hunger. His ribs showed through his skin. The bones in his head protruded from malnourishment. He wandered the area looking for food or a kind soul to help him. This was Blue’s story when VOCAL met him.  Luckily, this is just the beginning... Keep Reading
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The Benefits of Spay and Neuter

Prevention is the best medicine, this is an adage used very commonly among medical professionals. It means the best cure for something is to never contract it. This is also similar to something that most rescuers hold close to their heart, prevention over destruction. There is no mystery that the amount of unwanted pets in America is staggering, heartwrenching and a huge problem. The problem can often seem insurmountable. The best way to make sure that we can stem the... Keep Reading
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Saving the day for a stray.

So you found a stray animal.  You could have found it on your way to work, or in your yard on the weekend. However it came about, you now have an animal in your possession that isn’t yours, and no idea if it is someone’s lost pet or if it was abandoned. What do you do? Who do you call? What if you can’t have another dog or cat? Maybe your apartment doesn’t allow pets. The possibilities of bad situations... Keep Reading
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