Pet Company – TW Labradors http://twlabradors.com/ Sun, 02 Oct 2022 12:14:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://twlabradors.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/tw-labradors-icon-150x150.jpg Pet Company – TW Labradors http://twlabradors.com/ 32 32 Calderdale-based pet food company sniffs £1.75m investment for next phase of growth https://twlabradors.com/calderdale-based-pet-food-company-sniffs-1-75m-investment-for-next-phase-of-growth/ Sun, 02 Oct 2022 11:45:31 +0000 https://twlabradors.com/calderdale-based-pet-food-company-sniffs-1-75m-investment-for-next-phase-of-growth/ The funding will allow Sniffers to build on its established relationships, support the rollout of new brands and product lines, and enable them to invest in new manufacturing and distribution roles at its Elland site. Sniffers is an award-winning family business with over 40 years of experience in the pet industry in retail and distribution. […]]]>

The funding will allow Sniffers to build on its established relationships, support the rollout of new brands and product lines, and enable them to invest in new manufacturing and distribution roles at its Elland site.

Sniffers is an award-winning family business with over 40 years of experience in the pet industry in retail and distribution. Specializing in natural pet treats and supplying products like Pets at Home, Jollyes and hundreds of independent retailers with its brands such as Walter Smith, Buffalo Natural Dog and Monster Chocs.

Simon Brown, (pictured) CEO of Sniffer’s Pet Care, said: ‘We have transformed our business over the past three years, focusing on new high quality product lines that appeal to dog owners at the looking for a more natural product for their pet.

Calderdale-based pet food company sniffs £1.75m investment for next phase of growth

“I’m extremely proud of the business my family and team have built, and it’s exciting to see such a rapid increase in sales with well-known retailers.”

“Traditum’s investment will allow us to deploy a new brand proposition and continue our growth in an increasingly dynamic sector. The team brings deep knowledge of running scalable businesses, and I look forward to working with them to build on our success. »

Iain Marlow, Head of Investments at Traditum, said: “The UK is a nation of animal lovers who care about the quality of what they feed their animals. Simon and his team have made Sniffers one of the leading providers of natural pet food in the highly competitive UK market.

“Their dedication to quality, innovation and reliability has allowed them to build relationships with some of the UK’s largest retailers. Our investment will allow the company to build on its established position, expand its operational capabilities and offer new brands and products.

In 2022, the UK pet food industry is worth £3.3 billion, with dog ownership in the UK increasing dramatically during the pandemic. According to recent figures from the PDSA*, the dog population in the UK is estimated at 10.2 million, with 27% of adults owning one or more dogs.

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Biden admin urged to vet companies that participate in Israel boycotts https://twlabradors.com/biden-admin-urged-to-vet-companies-that-participate-in-israel-boycotts/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 18:14:39 +0000 https://twlabradors.com/biden-admin-urged-to-vet-companies-that-participate-in-israel-boycotts/ The Biden administration is under pressure from Congress to more actively police companies that participate in boycotts of Israel, according to a letter sent Wednesday to the Commerce Department and obtained by the Free Washington Beacon. The senses. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.) say the administration is “not taking enough steps […]]]>

The Biden administration is under pressure from Congress to more actively police companies that participate in boycotts of Israel, according to a letter sent Wednesday to the Commerce Department and obtained by the Free Washington Beacon.

The senses. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.) say the administration is “not taking enough steps to ensure that corporate America is aware of the criminal, financial and reputational risks of s engage in unauthorized boycotts” of Israel and other friendly countries.

The letter comes amid growing controversy around a financial rating product known as the Environmental, Social and Corporate (ESG) Governance Framework. ESG ratings, which aim to guide investors, examine a company based on its social values ​​and tend to unfairly target Israel due to the country’s conflict with the Palestinians. Cruz and Blackburn argue that financial companies providing ESG ratings that negatively impact Israel are violating federal and state anti-boycott laws, which were put in place to isolate the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, an effort anti-semitic. waging economic war against the Jewish state.

The senators want Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to “more vigorously engage these companies to educate them on risks, which range from federal laws to state bans,” according to the letter, which cites financial giant Morningstar as an example of a company that may be violating federal law. Morningstar, one of the largest US-based financial services companies, has battled accusations that it supports the BDS movement through its ESG research arm, Sustainalytics. While Morningstar has denied the charges, experts say Sustainalytics constructs its ratings using materials written by anti-Israel groups that support the BDS movement.

“Sustainalytics has picked up on and amplified attacks by boycott advocacy groups on companies doing business with Israel,” Cruz and Blackburn say in their letter. “Proponents of economic warfare against Israel have increasingly sought to use ESG criteria as pretexts to argue for the boycott.”

The Commerce Department needs to do more to warn companies like Morningstar that they may be in direct violation of federal anti-BDS laws. “We are concerned that the trust is misplaced and that the Commerce Department is not sufficiently engaging Morningstar and similar companies,” Cruz and Blackburn write. “Sustainalytics’ ratings and implied advocacy come remarkably close to black letter violations” of federal law.

The Commerce Department, they note, “is responsible for ensuring that U.S. businesses are aware of these risks and working with them to mitigate and end any exposure.”

According to Cruz and Blackburn, the entire ESG ratings industry is infected with an anti-Israel bias fueled by the BDS movement as part of its efforts to turn Israel into a pariah state and deter investors.

“Companies that rely on ESG ratings in their business decisions have minimal transparency into the details, let alone the motivations, behind how the ratings were established,” the lawmakers write. “The practice introduces exposure to U.S. anti-boycott laws throughout the chain, and specifically for companies that design and define ESG criteria in an opaque way.”

Morningstar, which bought Sustainalytics in 2020, hired an outside law firm to investigate allegations of anti-Israel bias in its products. The report, by law firm White and Case, found instances of bias in some of Sustainalytics’ products. This includes the company’s reliance “on groups committed to boycotting Israel, including Who Profits, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International,” according to Cruz and Blackburn.

Sustainalytics was also found to rely on information produced by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, a body known for its anti-Israel advocacy. “The Government of the United States has consistently and in all administrations condemned that [Office of the High Commissioner’s] list as an anti-Semitic effort to single out and delegitimize our Israeli allies,” the lawmakers wrote.

Other materials used by Sustainalytics in its ratings products included “anti-Semitic advocacy platforms, including the Electronic Intifada website, BDSMovement.net, Iranian dailyand the Venezuelan regime-sponsored television channel Telesur.”

Morningstar says Sustainalytics no longer relies on these materials and has implemented a series of reforms to eliminate outstanding anti-Israel bias.

Cruz and Blackburn, however, argue that the White and Case report failed to adequately address the systemic anti-Israel bias embedded in ESG products like those provided by Sustainalytics.

“The law firm didn’t take the obvious next step by noting that comparing Israel to, say, the Chinese Communist Party, which carries out an ongoing genocide against Muslims and other religious minorities, is preposterous and is itself evidence of systemic bias,” the senators write. “Nor did the report make the equally obvious point that incorporating the advocacy and goals of pro-boycott organizations guarantees the production of pro-boycott bias.”

Morningstar, through a spokesperson, told the Free tag that it in no way endorses the BDS movement and undertakes efforts to ensure that none of its financial products unfairly target Israel.

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Dogtopia celebrates its 20th anniversary with the opening of the 200th daycare center and the sponsorship of the 200th service dog https://twlabradors.com/dogtopia-celebrates-its-20th-anniversary-with-the-opening-of-the-200th-daycare-center-and-the-sponsorship-of-the-200th-service-dog/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 14:02:00 +0000 https://twlabradors.com/dogtopia-celebrates-its-20th-anniversary-with-the-opening-of-the-200th-daycare-center-and-the-sponsorship-of-the-200th-service-dog/ Daycare centers across the country commemorated milestones with special events, treats for puppies and their parents PHOENIX, September 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Dogtopia, the national dog daycare franchise, proudly wags its tail today as the company celebrates its 20e anniversary and obtaining a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the most uploaded sitting dog photos to […]]]>

Daycare centers across the country commemorated milestones with special events, treats for puppies and their parents

PHOENIX, September 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Dogtopia, the national dog daycare franchise, proudly wags its tail today as the company celebrates its 20e anniversary and obtaining a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the most uploaded sitting dog photos to instagram in 1 hour. The dog daycare has rallied its community of pet parents through United States and Canada sharing photos of their dog Dogtopia on Instagram to get the title. In addition to showing dogs love for 20 years, the franchise’s 200e daycare, Dogtopia of Uptown Phoenix, is set to open soon in the courtyard of the headquarters of Phoenix, Arizona.

Along with these impressive milestones, Dogtopia Foundation, the franchise’s charitable arm, sponsored its 200e service dog during National Service Dog Month (September).

“We are indebted to our loyal franchise partners, pet parents, and their furry children for their loyalty leading to these incredible achievements. Their dedication is what sets Dogtopia apart in the animated pet industry,” said Neil Gill, CEO of Dogtopia. “After 20 years in business, we are growing faster than ever, so it looks like this is just the beginning with many more amazing years to come in providing pet parents with a safe and reliable daycare that always has the health, welfare and best interests of dogs in bother.”

As part of the 20e birthday, all daycares offered special dog-friendly activities and celebrated with dog-safe birthday cake-flavored bubble parties during open play. Over 40,000 dogs visit Dogtopia sites across North America on a weekly basis and this special celebration made their visit to daycare even more exciting. But this is not a one off occasion, Dogtopia locations regularly host fun events like birthday parties, agility activities and treat days for dogs to help them learn positive behavior they can show at home.

Founded in 2002, Dogtopia is one of the early pioneers and innovators in the pet services industry, helping all dogs live long, healthy and happy lives with services that deliver canine wellness in a way holistic. The company has won many accolades during its franchise years, recently ranked 51st on Entrepreneur magazine Annual list of 500 franchises and strong partnerships with top brands like Nutrisource, Minecraft and Painting with a Twist.

Just in time for National Service Dog Month in September, the Dogtopia Foundation surpassed sponsorship of 200 service dogs for veterans with the help of Dogtopia’s dedicated franchise partners. Over 100 of these dogs have been sponsored over the past year as the Foundation has stepped up its efforts for this cause, with some daycares sponsoring their 6e and 7e dogs. Other recent initiatives include a partnership with Painting with a Twist, through which 50% of proceeds from Paint Your Pet events will be donated to the Foundation, and support for a Purdue University The College of Veterinary Medicine’s study on service dogs for veterans, which was released this summer.

For more information on the Dogtopia franchise, visit www.dogtopia.com. If you would like to learn more about the Dogtopia Foundation and its efforts, visit www.dogtopiafoundation.org.

About Dogtopia:
Founded in 2002, Dogtopia is a pioneer and innovator in the pet services industry, providing an experience focused on welfare, quality of care, safety and transparency in the marketplace. The ultimate destination for improving the physical and mental well-being of dogs and pet parents, Dogtopia helps our furry friends live long, healthy and happy lives through services that address canine wellness holistically. Pet parents can rest assured that they are leaving their beloved furry family members in the hands of trained professionals in an environment created with dog safety in mind, including an open play environment with a comfortable rubber floor to relieve joints and paws, premium meals and snacks, as well as webcams for pet parents to check on their puppies. For more information, visit www.dogtopia.com.

About the Dogtopia Foundation
The Dogtopia Foundation empowers dogs to positively change our world through fundraising programs focused on service dogs for veterans, literacy programs for youth, and employment initiatives for adults with autism. The Foundation’s goal is to identify needs, fill gaps and integrate knowledge for continuous improvement in the three focus areas. By connecting dogs with organizations the Foundation supports, the Foundation helps veterans, children, and returning adults with autism reach their full potential. To learn more, visit www.dogtopiafoundation.org.

Media Contact: David RobertsonFishman Public Relations, [email protected] or 847-945-1300

SOURCE Dogtopia

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Guide Dog Foundation employee arrested after dog left in company’s van dies https://twlabradors.com/guide-dog-foundation-employee-arrested-after-dog-left-in-companys-van-dies/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 21:54:50 +0000 https://twlabradors.com/guide-dog-foundation-employee-arrested-after-dog-left-in-companys-van-dies/ September 23, 2022, 9:50 p.m.Updated 44 months ago By: News 12 Staff A Smithtown Guide Dog Foundation employee has been arrested after a dog was found dead in one of the company’s vans. Detectives from the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals arrested Jodi Meyers, 51, of Lake Grove. Meyers was […]]]>

A Smithtown Guide Dog Foundation employee has been arrested after a dog was found dead in one of the company’s vans.

Detectives from the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals arrested Jodi Meyers, 51, of Lake Grove.

Meyers was caring for Milton, a 3-year-old black Labrador who died after being stuck in a van for five hours and 30 minutes.

The incident happened in July when Meyers took the dog to training but allegedly left him in a crate in a work van when it was 90 degrees outside.

Meyers was accused of failing to provide proper shelter and air.

Suffolk County SPCA Chief Roy Gross says they deal with many cases with animals trapped in cars, but this one is different.

“There has to be a protocol – a procedure to ensure that a person is transporting an animal in a case like this – that they are checked carefully – that they pass through the vehicle – there has to be something that be automatic,” Gross says.

The Guide Dog Foundation released a statement to News 12, reading in part: “The Suffolk County SPCA has notified us of their investigation and we are cooperating. The health, safety and welfare of the dogs in our care , and the people we serve continue to be our top priority.”

It is not known if Meyers is still employed in the organization.

News 12 is told by the SPCA that Meyers did not reveal what she was doing for the five hours the dog was stuck in the van.

Meyers is expected to appear in court next month.

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What are privacy protection technologies (PET)? https://twlabradors.com/what-are-privacy-protection-technologies-pet/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 03:27:11 +0000 https://twlabradors.com/what-are-privacy-protection-technologies-pet/ Modern businesses will need to work with customer data in one way or another. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that the only companies that will survive in the future are those that are ready to embrace technology. While technologies such as the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence have undeniable advantages, they have also presented […]]]>

Modern businesses will need to work with customer data in one way or another. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that the only companies that will survive in the future are those that are ready to embrace technology. While technologies such as the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence have undeniable advantages, they have also presented complications.

Managing the data of your customers or visitors to your site is a bit like having intimate access to their home. If companies don’t prioritize privacy and data security in the early stages of building their business, it can come back to haunt them at the most inconvenient times. Hence the growing importance of privacy protection technologies (PET).

This guide will explore what privacy technologies are and how your business can benefit from using them.

What are privacy technologies?

Privacy Enhancing Technologies or PET are designed to prevent data leaks while balancing privacy and usability. Some PETs even prevent malicious actors from identifying who owns the collected data – if a leak were to occur, the data would be virtually useless to cybercriminals.

Other PETs prevent costly data breaches through cryptographic protection when processing data. PET can also take the form of remote audit services that monitor and ensure that data is only processed for the right purposes. This minimizes the risk of data leaks and breaches.

Your business may have all the data it needs and know all there is to know about it, but building online and software-based services that are private by design is a challenge. PET can help you launch privacy-friendly services that prevent disastrous data leaks.

Types of privacy-enhancing technologies

In truth, the term “privacy technology” is a bit vague. It refers to any technology that represents the fundamental elements of data protection. As such, any tool that minimizes the use of personal data while maximizing data security can fall under this umbrella. Types of PET include:

Data masking

Traffic analysis is one of the biggest threats to data security and privacy. Malicious actors should not be able to monitor your footprint or online communications. You can prevent this incursion by using a reputable VPN provider to encrypt your communications when connected to a public network. It’s one of the simplest, yet most effective strategies you can use to keep your online footprint hidden. A good VPN will conceal your browsing history, personal data, login details, and IP address, making it much harder for you to be tracked online.

Pseudonymization and obfuscation are other forms of data masking. This is where sensitive data is distorted, obscured or replaced with fake data. Companies can go so far as to use machine learning algorithms to create synthetic data.

Businesses can also protect their customers by minimizing the amount of personal data they collect. This is called data minimization.

Cryptography

Cryptographic tools are the oldest forms of PET. For example, we have seen how effective single-field derivative encryption can be for securing crypto assets through crypto wallets.

Homomorphic encryption is a good example of modern cryptographic methods used in data privacy. The process involves encoding the data so that operations on the data can still be performed without decryption. It’s similar to how you can open a zip folder and make changes to the files inside.

There are two main types (some sources cite three) of homomorphic encryption:

  • Full homomorphic encryption (FHE)
  • Partial homomorphic encryption (PHE)

Secure Multiparty Computing (SMPC) is another form of cryptography used in PET. In this method, parts of a block of data are encrypted by multiple parties, similar to how P2P swarm systems work.

Differential privacy in data cryptography is functionally similar to obfuscation. The data is masked by a layer of statistical noise. This method is often used in statistics because it can hide data about individuals while revealing data that allows you to identify patterns related to a group.

Finally, zero-knowledge proof (ZKP) works similarly to homomorphic encryption, where data can be used without revealing it. ZKP allows you to validate data (or use it for validation) without decryption.

How to choose a PET?

There are many awesome privacy enhancement tools in the market. However, it is important to identify how they would fit into your software stack and IT infrastructure. Therefore, you should recognize the specific data privacy needs of your departments and your business. You should:

  • Identify the volume and type of data your business manages. Is the majority structured or unstructured?
  • Identify the third-party services with which your data is shared (if applicable). If your data is passed on to third parties, homomorphic encryption is your best option.
  • Distinguish the parts of the data you need. For example, do you need full access to the dataset or only the result/output? Can you deny sensitive data that can be used to identify individuals (personally identifiable information)?
  • Identify what the data will be used for. Will it be used for statistics, market data, or machine learning model training, and other similar uses?
  • Assess your IT infrastructure and your network and compute capabilities. This will help you determine if a particular PET is compatible with your company’s resources. Additionally, you can use this information to determine which parts of your IT infrastructure need upgrading.
  • Build the necessary provisions into your budget, as PETs can be expensive – some more than others.

Conclusion

There are many different types of PET, each designed to solve a specific business problem. While some are better for aggregate analyses, others are more suited for precise results. Likewise, some may be ideal for extracting insights from sensitive data, while others are better for data mining.

Organizations from different sectors are collecting and analyzing data from all modalities at an unprecedented rate. Thus, they need to ensure that they are collecting data securely while analyzing it in a demonstrable way. It is essential for the public image and the financial future of your company. PETs should be a small part of a larger zero-trust solution. It is important to avoid being myopic when considering cybersecurity and data privacy.


About the Author: Gary Stevens is an IT specialist who is a part-time Ethereum developer working on open source projects for QTUM and Loopring. He is also a part-time blogger on Privacy Australiawhere he discusses online security and privacy.

Editor’s note: The opinions expressed in this guest author article are solely those of the contributor and do not necessarily reflect those of Tripwire, Inc.

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ATHENA | Pet Day | thesunchronic.com https://twlabradors.com/athena-pet-day-thesunchronic-com/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://twlabradors.com/athena-pet-day-thesunchronic-com/ Our pet of the week is Athena, an adorable 5-year-old black girl with short hair. She is a bit talkative and loves her hugs. She was in a home for a while and was very happy with the love and attention, but now she is here looking for love and a forever home. Athena will […]]]>

Our pet of the week is Athena, an adorable 5-year-old black girl with short hair. She is a bit talkative and loves her hugs. She was in a home for a while and was very happy with the love and attention, but now she is here looking for love and a forever home. Athena will shower you with her short stories and long, loving purrs straight from her heart. She will meet and greet you when you return home after a long day of work. I guarantee you that she will give you all the love you need every day. She is up to date on all her vaccines, tested FeLV/FIV negative and microchipped. Stop – she loves company and could use a light pat on the head and a quick scratch on the back.

If you are interested in Athena or any of our wonderful animals at NAAS, please call 508-699-0128 or email us at Fcamara@nattleboro.com.

Even if you are not currently looking to adopt an animal, you can still help the shelter by donating any of the following items: Garbage bags 39 gallons or larger, Pine Sol, bleach, paper towels, food wet cat, dry cat and kitten food, fresh vegetables, Timothy hay, hamster food, bedding, towels and old newspapers.

Please stop by our booth at the 2nd Annual North Attleboro Block Party on September 21st. Meet Axel, drop off your donations or just say hello.

We also collect bottles, cans and glasses returned to the refuge.

This helps animals in various ways.

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Subaru, Michigan Humane offers pet adoptions at the Detroit Auto Show https://twlabradors.com/subaru-michigan-humane-offers-pet-adoptions-at-the-detroit-auto-show/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 06:10:02 +0000 https://twlabradors.com/subaru-michigan-humane-offers-pet-adoptions-at-the-detroit-auto-show/ David Kim The North American International Auto Show officially opens to the public today at Huntington Place in downtown Detroit, the first since January 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees may notice that things are a little different from previous editions, but one returning item isn’t even related to the car: it’s adoptable dogs. […]]]>

David Kim

The North American International Auto Show officially opens to the public today at Huntington Place in downtown Detroit, the first since January 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees may notice that things are a little different from previous editions, but one returning item isn’t even related to the car: it’s adoptable dogs.

Subaru of America is teaming up with Michigan Humane to offer dogs for adoption at the auto show. The promotion is part of the automaker’s nationwide Subaru Loves Pets campaign to promote pet adoption. Subaru and Michigan Humane first brought adoptable dogs to the auto show in 2019. I would know first hand because I used to work at Michigan Humane and was part of that initial promotion .

Dogs will be available for adoption at the Subaru booth inside Huntington Place each day the auto show is open. Potential adopters won’t have to worry about making a decision right away if they’re not ready. Michigan Humane will return the dogs to their Detroit shelter to complete the adoption process at a later date.

“So dogs that come to the auto show with us are actually eligible to be put on hold,” says Anna Chrisman, media manager for Michigan Humane. “So they are available for adoption. But we use a queuing system at the auto show, just to give us a chance to chat more fully with adopters outside of the chaos and sometimes frenetic nature of the auto show. We will therefore process adoptions from our Mackey Center for Animal Care in Detroit, once they have had the opportunity to meet the potential adopter.

Subaru has become one of the most pet-friendly automotive brands in the United States through its Subaru Loves Pets initiative, which helps animal shelters across the country. Of course, several years of producing memorable TV commercials featuring dogs haven’t hurt either.

Kerry Ann Nolan, manager of auto shows and events at Subaru of America, says her company’s brand aligns so well with pets because the majority of their customers owned at least one dog.

“A high percentage [of Subaru owners], nearly 97%, had owned a dog at some point,” Nolan shares. “And animal welfare is extremely important to them. Animals need our help, especially those with disabilities or who are outsiders. That’s why we have made it our mission at Subaru to support all of our pillars over the years.



Subaru has had a huge impact on animal welfare, both financially and through its partnerships with shelters and rescues like Michigan Humane.

“We’ve donated approximately $48 million since we launched our Subaru Loves Pets program and, before that, our Adopt a Pet program,” says Nolan. “And I think last year the number was over 230,000 pets adopted through all of our collective efforts through the Subaru Loves Pets initiative.”

The Detroit Auto Shows now run through Sunday, September 25.

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Spot Pet Insurance collaborates with Lyft Media https://twlabradors.com/spot-pet-insurance-collaborates-with-lyft-media/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 19:52:30 +0000 https://twlabradors.com/spot-pet-insurance-collaborates-with-lyft-media/ Launches hyper-targeted, data-driven ads next to New York City dog ​​parks Spot Pet Insurance, the first digital insurance technology with extensive pet insurance plans for cats in dogs, in partnership with Lyft Media, is expanding into New York as pet owners across the area will see Spot on Lyft’s digital ad units when the vehicles […]]]>

Launches hyper-targeted, data-driven ads next to New York City dog ​​parks

Spot Pet Insurance, the first digital insurance technology with extensive pet insurance plans for cats in dogs, in partnership with Lyft Media, is expanding into New York as pet owners across the area will see Spot on Lyft’s digital ad units when the vehicles are near dog parks. With this collaboration, Spot aims to foster informed communities of healthy pets and happy pet parents.

“Nearly 50% of New York households are pet owners, and the city is widely known as one of the most pet-friendly cities. A natural next step for people who love their pets. company like family is simple and straightforward pet insurance options that can help reimburse them for the potentially high costs of eligible veterinary care for unexpected accidents and illnesses of their dog or cat,” Trey commented. Ferro, CEO of Spot, in a company statement.1

“We’re excited to partner with Spot Pet Insurance on a purpose-built campaign to launch Spot’s pet-friendly video content on Lyft’s digital rooftop network. Spot’s geo-targeted videos will automatically play on vehicles when they will be circulating in New York dog parks,” said Faizan Bhatty, head of revenue and partnerships at Lyft Media.

Through Spot, New Yorkers can find a holistic approach to pet care, with pet accident and health insurance plan options offering coverage for behavioral issues, alternative therapies for ailments coverage and add-on preventative care coverage options at an additional cost.1

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Spot Pet Insurance drives NYC business forward in partnership with Lyft Media. Press release. Spot Pet Insurance. September 14, 2022. Accessed September 14, 2022. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/spot-pet-insurance-drives-nyc-business-forward-in-partnership-with-lyft-media-301623518. html

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Hochul urged to ban sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in stores https://twlabradors.com/hochul-urged-to-ban-sale-of-dogs-cats-and-rabbits-in-stores/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 20:51:00 +0000 https://twlabradors.com/hochul-urged-to-ban-sale-of-dogs-cats-and-rabbits-in-stores/ New York lawmakers and animal advocates are making a final push to get Governor Kathy Hochul to sign a measure banning the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in retail stores. The measure, opposed by pet stores, was approved by state lawmakers earlier this year and is now on Hochul’s desk for consideration. On Monday, […]]]>

New York lawmakers and animal advocates are making a final push to get Governor Kathy Hochul to sign a measure banning the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in retail stores.

The measure, opposed by pet stores, was approved by state lawmakers earlier this year and is now on Hochul’s desk for consideration.

On Monday, Albany-area lawmakers, along with area ASPCA officials, urged Hochul to grant final approval for the measure. The New York State Animal Welfare Federation distributed postcards to the governor’s office highlighting voter support for the proposal.

“Of the $123.6 billion spent on pets in the United States, less than two percent comes from the sale of puppies, kittens and rabbits,” said Libby Post, the group’s chief executive. “This is an opportunity for these pet shops to rebrand themselves as human enterprises. New York can no longer afford to be complicit in animal abuse and as long as we allow puppy mills to bring their ‘product’ into the State, the Empire State is guilty of abuse The overwhelming support from both sides of the aisle for this bill shows that the last bastion of fairness is puppies and kittens Governor Hochul should join in this agreement and sign the bill.

The measure received support from both Republicans and Democrats in the Legislature; it was sponsored by State Assemblyman Linda Rosenthal and State Senator Mike Gianaris.

Proponents have argued that pet stores that sell dogs, cats and rabbits often do so with serious health issues.

Pet store owners, however, have pushed back, saying they compete in the supply business with big companies like Petco, Amazon or Chewy. Some landlords said they would have to close if the measure comes into effect.

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Authorities seize more than 30 German Shepherds from Putnam Co. https://twlabradors.com/authorities-seize-more-than-30-german-shepherds-from-putnam-co/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 00:10:00 +0000 https://twlabradors.com/authorities-seize-more-than-30-german-shepherds-from-putnam-co/ At least 30 German Shepherds found in deplorable conditions were seized on Friday by MPs and animal protection and control officers. PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind. – More than two dozen dogs seized Friday in west-central Indiana need a place to stay, police said. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and the County Animal Care and Control Department […]]]>

At least 30 German Shepherds found in deplorable conditions were seized on Friday by MPs and animal protection and control officers.

PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind. – More than two dozen dogs seized Friday in west-central Indiana need a place to stay, police said.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and the County Animal Care and Control Department are seizing about 30 German Shepherds who were found in “deplorable conditions” during a welfare check on Friday.

(NOTE: The video in the player above is from a “To the Rescue” story about a shelter trying to find homes for Great Pyrenees dogs in Indiana.)

The sheriff’s office appealed for help on Facebook, saying they needed to find a place to temporarily place the animals to be checked, as the county animal shelter and other area shelters are at capacity. .

Putnam County Animal Care and Control is also asking for help gathering supplies for the dogs, including kennels to temporarily house them at the shelter. Financial donations can be made through the department’s Venmo account, and an Amazon page has been created to purchase food and supplies.

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Posted by Putnam County Sheriffs Office Indiana on Friday, September 9, 2022

The sheriff’s office said the funds raised will be distributed fairly “to ensure the dogs receive as much care as possible.”

Those in a position to donate a kennel or have questions about donations should contact Tammy Eastham via email at putnamcoanimalcare@gmail.com.

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