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PLEASE SHARE WITH ANYONE YOU KNOW WHO MAY BE USING RETRACTABLE LEASHES.. OR IF YOU ARE USING ONE READ BELOW AND LEARN MORE

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A retractable leash is not so much a leash as it is a length of thin cord wound around a spring-loaded device housed inside a plastic handle. The handles of most retractable leashes are designed to fit comfortably in a human hand. A button on the handle controls how much of the cord is extended. Retractable leashes are popular primarily because they aren’t as confining as regular leashes, allowing dogs more freedom to sniff and poke around on walks. But unfortunately, there are many downsides to this type of leash. 10 Reasons Not to Use a Retractable Leash 1. The…

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Our Shelter Staff is Heading for NY to Assist – NEED YOUR HELP

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Our Sterling Shelter Staff are Heading for Staten Island early morning Friday 11/9 to assist with pets affected by Hurricane Sandy. DONATIONS NEEDED: We are actively collecting donations of the most needed supplies and items to transport to various rescue organizations this weekend. The top things needed are: dry/wet dog and cat food, treats, cat litter, toys, blankets, towels, poop bags, and cleaning supplies such as paper towels, hand sanitizers and medical gloves. Leashes/collars/bowls and crates/carriers…that are broken down for easy transport. WE DESPERATELY NEED TO HAVE ALL SUPPLIES DONATED AT OUR SHELTER BY THURSDAY NIGHT AT 6 P.M. SO…

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ALERT!!! Don’t be Fooled and Buy Puppies on ANY Websites

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In addition to the PET STORE PUPPIES – Most all puppies purchased online come from puppy mills with conditions like this or even worse.  Don’t be fooled by websites! If you can’t visit the puppy first, you may very well be getting one from a puppy mill. There are lots of great dogs out there. Know where yours is coming from. Don’t Shop – Adopt locally! For every puppy that is purchased…one will die in a shelter… What is a Puppy Mill? Puppy mills are dog breeding facilities that put profits ahead of the welfare of dogs. They don’t care about…

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Providing for Your Pet’s Future Without You – Estate Plans for Fluffy and Fido

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Providing for Fluffy and Fido in Your Estate Plans – The Massachusetts Pet Trust Law “ An Act Relative to Trusts for the Care of Animals” Mass. Laws ch. 203, § 3C Have you ever asked yourself “Who will care for my pet/s when I’m gone or if I can no longer care for them?” Thanks to the Animal Shelter Inc. of Sterling’s “Safe Shelter Surviving Pet Care Plan” you no longer have to worry about what happens to your pet/s should you no   longer be able to care for them AND there won’t be a burden to find family or friends to…

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