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Get Ready for Puppy Bowl 2014
The Austin Humane Society's 7th Annual Puppy Bowl 2014 is Saturday, February 1 from Noon to 2 p.m. @ the Austin Humane Society. The teams are set.... the “Denver Barkers” will take on the “Seattle Seadogs” in the warm confines of the shelter. No snow shovels or mitts needed here. The event brings together dozens of pets – in uniform! – to raise awareness of shelter adoptions.Saturday, The “Denver Barkers” will suit up against the “Seattle Seadogs”. Dog “rufferees” will be in attendance. No rules, no pads, no leashes! The stands will be full of “Cheer-cats” rooting on their favorite team on and a “1st and 10 dollars”!  $10 adoption fees for all cats and kittens. Puppy and dog prices vary.



This is one of the 'Rufferees' Dorito. He is a 6-month-old brown colored Chihuahua, and will be available for adoption on Saturday.   GO DORITO & FRIENDS! Click here for more!
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Are you ready?
Who will you cheer for on Saturday, February 1st? Click here!  Barkers for me!
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Bailey Rocks!!
This should give you a smile. Click here to see why Bailey Rocks!!!
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TIPS TO STAY SAFE & WARM!
Pepper and friends are spreading the word to keep your pets safe & warm from the Brutal Cold right now. some tips:
AUSTIN HUMANE SOCIETY COLD WEATHER TIPS
If you see animals left outside in this weather? Report it: call 3-1-1 immediately and report the situation. You could save a life!

Keep your pets inside. Texas pets are used to extreme summer temps, not winter freezes.
Make sure outside pets have a warm place to sleep. Keep them off the cold ground and away from the wind. A cozy pet house, complete with a roof and four walls, is essential.
Consider dressing your pet in a coat or sweater. Choose pet clothing that covers the neck, shoulders, back, belly and base of the tail. Pet booties work as well.
Provide access to fresh water. Check bowls to make sure the water has not frozen over.
Active pets need more food. Increase their supply of food. Calories help keep them warm.
Beware of hidden cats. Outdoor cats will sleep under the hoods of cars to keep warm. Bang loudly on the car hood before starting the engine. It will help give the cat a chance to escape. 
Exposed cold surfaces can freeze paws. When walking, try to stay on the grass.
Thoroughly wipe down your pets. They can ingest salt, antifreeze or other potentially dangerous chemicals while licking their paws.
Antifreeze is lethal to dogs and cats. If you suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.
 
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