Whew, what a wild last few weeks for the Lake County folks. Back to back wildfires and numerous evacuations had everyone scrambling to provide help, keep up with the breaking news and stay safe. Thanks in part to social media, there was lots of information available, and many offers of help. Several businesses, including Rainbow Ag, donated supplies and pet food for animals displaced by the Rocky and Jerusalem fires and many people opened their own homes to people and animals in need. One of the donations from one of Rainbow's suppliers was 2 pallets, one each of Nutro dog food, and Nutro cat food, from Mars Petcare. The pet food was delivered to Lake County Animal Care and Control for the pets displaced by the fires.While the fires are coming into containment and the evacuation orders are lifted, Lake County Animal Care and Control reminds us that it is still very early in fire season, and the weather is turning back to triple-digit temperatures this week. Now is the time to create an evacuation plan that includes all members of your family, two- and four-legged. If you live anywhere there is grass, brush or trees, clear at least a 100 foot defensible space around all buildings. If you have livestock that might not be able to evacuate, having a 2-4 acre area of fenced bare dirt is a possible way to protect them. Talk to your neighbors about sharing such a space should the need arise.
Send your favorite students back to school in style and save a little cash doing it. The Back To School Clothing Sale is going on now, at Rainbow Ag. Take $10.00 Off of every $50.00 of clothing purchased until August 25. Lots of new fashions are arriving daily for School for everyone from kindergarten to college.
Mendocino Animal Care Services is offering a one-day-only Dog License Amnesty Program and Rabies Vaccination Clinic. Did you accidently let your dog's license lapse? On Saturday August 22, from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Ukiah Shelter at 298 Plant Road, all penalties for expired licenses will be waived if the animal is registered that day. License fees are $25.00 for altered dogs, and $55.00 for un-altered dogs. Rabies vaccinations are available for $6.00, and low-cost microchipping is also available. This is the only amnesty day for the rest of 2015. Click here to read the complete information, or call the Ukiah Shelter at 463-4427.
The vets from Middletown Animal Hospital answer a reader's question about deworming outdoor cats in this month's Ask A Vet column. Middletown Animal Hospital treated some animals that were injured during the fires, and they offer lots on interesting articles on their Facebook page.
The treats are in the store, and you can save 20%! Natural Nuggets Baked Dog treats, with packaging that sports Rainbow's 2015 Top Dog Models, are available and YOU can save 20% on any one of the six varieties with this month's subscriber coupon! Try Blueberry Anti-oxident, Apple Carrot Cake, Peanut Butter Crunch, Beef and Cheddar Potato, Pumpkin Spice or Turkey & Sweet Potato – there is sure to be one that will become your pup's favorite snack!
Enjoy the last of summer, and be careful out there!
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