Kennel Cough Outbreak East Bay
Local veterinarians are warning dog owners about a highly contagious virus spreading across the East Bay.
“What we’re finding out right now is that there is a particularly aggressive strain,” said Elise Brandwajn medical directors of the El Sobrante clinic. Sniffing and socializing are two of the ways a dog can contract the virus and the germs are “highly contagious and linger for several hours”.
Listen to Kennel Cough http://www.pedigreedatabase.net/play.php?vid=161
Link: Kennel Cough in Dogs
RALLY ON TUESDAY, MARCH 13, AT 10 A.M. AT 1221 OAK STREET, OAKLAND, TO PRESERVE THE HAYDEN LAW AND PROTECT PETS IN CALIFORNIA SHELTERS.
Photo: L.A. Times
The Hayden law ensures that CA shelters keep stray or abandoned animals for a minimum of 4 to 6 days before putting them down and provides them with necessary and prompt vet care. Governor Brown has proposed repealing the law.
The 10 a.m. rally will be followed by an Alameda County board meeting (on the 5th Floor of teh County of Alameda Administration Building) at 10:30.
Supporters of preserving the Hayden law include Alameda County Supes Nate Miley and Wilma Chan, the East Bay SPCA, and many others. RSVP is requested by close of business on Friday, March 9, to Eileen at 510-670-5717 (or firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can also sign a petition at http://chn.ge/x7FNEV
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayden_Law – Wikipedia
If you haven’t been following the argument about restricting dogs in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, here’s why it’s important for us in the East Bay:
* If the anti-dog forces win the GGNRA battle, people who want to restrict dogs in the East Bay will become more aggressive
* The GGNRA is a national park. It belongs to all of us.
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Off Leash Albany Bulb vs the Sierra Club
Posted by Chris Neddersen
As an animal lover, I completely support a club that wants to protect animal habitats. That’s why I’m confused. Some of my dog’s favorite habitats are the off-leash parks around San Francisco Bay. Now I hear that the Sierra Club wants to change her access to some of these parks….
That’s where the Albany Bulb comes in. We hear there’s a movement afoot to forbid off-leash access to the Albany Bulb. I don’t know what the details are, but we were emailed a message that the park’s off-leash status was in peril. Seems that the Sierra Club has some issues, but dogs and human companions have needs too. I want to be even-handed about this, so if you want to get information about both sides of the off-leash issue…
Read the Full Article at AlbanyPatch.com
Proposed Draft of Dog Management Policy
This is what the Waterfront Committee is proposing and will discuss at the joint meeting next Thursday with Parks & Rec.
Note that in the one off-leash area — “off-leash” is defined as within six feet of the dog’s person.