romo

It’s been a rough morning, hell a rough month, thanks to a reader for sending:

“I’m sure others have reported, but it appears that Romo did NOT move to the suburbs, after all. This photo was taken Saturday evening!”

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And since we’re talking pets today:

“Dear PoPville,

I’m trying to find a new home for my 9 year old red-ticked coon hound, Carol Schwartz (the Dog). Carol is a very sweet and loving dog, but she is a little on the nervous side, and she just doesn’t get along with small children; she doesn’t understand them and she gets spooked easily by their erratic movements. With a 15 month old son and another baby on the way, it is time to find a home that is a little quieter, a little more routine, and a little more Carol-centric.

We are doing everything we can to find a great forever home for her, but the rescues we’ve checked with won’t take a dog that is already in a safe home; that means we would have to take her to a shelter first, which I really don’t want to do, given her age and nervousness.

She is truly a wonderful companion animal, and she would do really well in a home where she can get a good routine. She’s in excellent health (up to date on all her shots and meds) and is very energetic for a dog her age. She loves to snuggle on the couch, go on long walks, run in the snow, and generally be wherever her people are. She’s even good on road trips.

Oh, and did I mention she comes with 3,579 fans on Facebook? She’s kind of a big deal.

We’ve called all the rescues in the area and we’ve been promoting the heck out of her Petfinder profile, but I’m hoping that a post on PoPville could give her a little boost! We’re in DC, but I would be willing to drive her just about anywhere to deliver her to a good home!”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user MrTinDC

From a press release:

“As more states legalize marijuana to varying degrees, Pets Best Pet Insurance wants to make sure pet owners are aware of marijuana’s dangers to animals. Believe it or not, marijuana can cause serious illness in dogs and cats, which may be exposed to its effects either by ingesting the plant or by inhalation of smoke.

While marijuana is rarely deadly to animals, it can cause serious illness in pets. One of the most common ways animals will ingest marijuana is when it has been left out and unattended. Although this occurs more frequently in dogs, it can also happen with cats. This may happen when the plant itself has been left out, or when it has been incorporated into baked goods, which some pets find especially appealing.

Beware that marijuana brownies are particularly unsafe because they include chocolate, an additional poison to dogs and cats, acting as a potent stimulant that can affect nervous systems negatively, causing illness or even death. Plus, dogs are attracted to the smell of chocolate as well as other baked goods, which makes them even more dangerous.

Symptoms of marijuana poisoning can be seen in dogs and cats about 1 to 2 hours after ingestion. Dogs and cats may exhibit signs of depression, tremors, vomiting, hallucinations, hypothermia and disorientation. If a dog or cat has ingested marijuana, they need to be seen by a veterinarian right away. Typically, the veterinarian can induce vomiting, which will help rid the majority of the drug from the pet’s stomach. Do not assume that since an animal is vomiting on its own it is “fine” … the animal should still be seen immediately. (more…)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Rick Sause

A reader writes:

“His actions are waaaay too aggressive and border on harassment and cruelty to animals. Nonetheless, you likely have readers that aren’t on the list serv that need to be made aware of the “poison yard.” The police and District Environmental office have been made aware as well.”

From a Logan Circle neighborhood listserv:

Neighbors,

To the person who lets their dog continuously poop on my lawn, and then not pick it up; be forewarned, I am deploying lots of doggie unfriendly chemicals to the yard.

In the never ending battle to keep unwanted elements out of my yard, I will be deploying all sorts of highly dangerous chemicals to the lawn. Almost all of the manufacturers have extreme warning labels, to keep animals and small children away after deployment for at least 3 days, and in some cases up to 2 weeks. The chemicals will not harm people walking by, since the yard is designed to keep the chemicals from spreading to the sidewalk (although some did blow back on me while deploying today and turned my tongue purple).. Some type of chemical will be put on the lawn every week until maybe as far out as the late fall season. We started about 3 weeks ago, and I just finishing putting some down today. All of the chemicals are legal in most states, except the few that are leftover from the 1990s that I still have in stock. Email me if you have concerns.

The addresses impacted by all of the chemicals deployed include:9xx S Street 18xx 10th Street 18xx 10th Street

He’s gotta be just messing with folks right?

ollie

First things first – please continue to keep your eyes peeled for Ollie missing since March 30th.

A reader sends in a NBC report saying the owners could face a $750,000 fine unless the removed the missing Ollie posters:

“The couple said they got a call from a D.C. officer, saying the signs had to come down or they’d face a hefty fine.”

Anyway, this morning I got word that a new facebook page was launched if anyone has any sightings.

“Sightings:

4/11 Van Ness/Forest Hills: 2800 block of Davenport St NW
4/10 Petworth: 1300 block of Gallatin St NW
4/3 Howard U: Douglass Hall (NW)
4/2 Howard U: Jackson Building (NW)
3/30 Bloomingdale: 200 block of Bryant St NW”

The important thing is, please continue to keep your eyes peeled for Ollie.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user laurabl

“Dear PoPville,

I just adopted a beautiful, five-year-old german shepherd from a rescue this weekend, and she is already has me wrapped around her paw. We don’t know too much about her past, but she was malnourished and came to her foster mom with horrible (and I mean horrible) teeth. We want to get them cleaned, but the all of the baseline quotes have been between $450 and $700, not including extractions (which can be up to $70 a tooth!).

I realize that vet care in DC is very expensive, but I was wondering if any readers had recommendations for affordable dental care. Though I am prepared to pay the higher price, I want to make sure that my dog gets quality care, not a rip-off.

Thanks!”

ollie

“We adopted a yellow lab/retriever mix a week ago, today it pulled loose while being walked and ran away at 2pm today. It was by Howard University on Georgia Ave – the dog is 40 lbs, his name is Ollie, he will likely have his tail between his legs because he is always scared, and he is wearing a pink collar that says WARL and a light blue harness with a grey leash attached. Heartworm positive, reward will be offered. POC Roger 914-844-7692 or AnneMarie 801-971-2836.”