Archive for July, 2012

Therapy dog teams attend Kaiser Anaheim annual fair

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

These dedicated therapy dog teams braved the heat on Friday (July 20) to help the pediatric oncology patients enjoy the annual fair at Kaiser AMC.  Barbara and Cali (golden retreiver) and Jean and Annie (American Water spaniel) are AHF Caring Creatures Pet Partners.

Gorillas team up to destroy poacher’s traps

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Two young mountain gorillas in Rwanda joined forces to destroy primitive traps set by poachers after one of the snares killed a female infant gorilla. A tracker and a group of tourists witnessed the event, which officials said was the first time juveniles had been seen dismantling a snare. “Chimpanzees are always quoted as being the tool users, but I think, when the situation provides itself, gorillas are quite ingenious,” said veterinarian Mike Cranfield, executive director of the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project.

The story is at:  National Geographic News

 

 

Geneva and Bonnie

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Geneva and Bonnie have been registered since 2005. She and Bonnie visit a teen shelter and go to school events.

Daleen and Bonnie

Friday, July 20th, 2012

I have been a pet partner since 2005. Bonnie and I visit Mission Hospital, senior centers, reading (she is READ certified), and school events.

Rainbow Vet Hospital Helps Client

Friday, July 20th, 2012

The Rainbow Vet Hospital received a grant from the AHF to help Luiz Molona ad his dog Pirate, who was bitten by a neighbor’s dog.  The little terriermix is only 1 year old, but has a full life ahead of him as a result of the hospital’s help.

Suzie’s Tucker and Cody

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Callie, Barbara and Meggie

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Originally certified as a Pet Partner in 2001 with Callie.

Callie and Meggie visit at Kaiser Irvine and Orange Coast Memorial  Fountain Valley. They also participate in the R.E.A.D. program.

Daleen and Cloud

Friday, July 20th, 2012

I have been a pet partner since 2005. Cloud and I visit seniors and students (he is READ certified).

Barbara and Alfie

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Don, Carole, Shelly, Lady and Missy

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Pet Partners since 2002