The Weekly Walk: Dog Rescues Kitten, Melts Hearts

The Weekly WalkArticle of the Week

Without taking away too much from the following video, the Shih Tzu and kitty from South Carolina send an important message to anyone who sees them: regardless of species, if people or animals need help, help them. And now prepare for your heart to melt.

The pair’s outcome: the rescue center held the dog for two weeks, but when no one claimed her, they put her up for adoption. Eventually the pair was adopted together and given names: Goldie for the dog, and Kate for the cat.

Woof and meow!

Obie Weight-loss Update

49 pounds down, Obie now weighs 28 pounds as of Tuesday. Good boy, Obie!

Joke of the Week

Q: What did the peanut say to the elephant?

A: Nothing, peanuts don’t talk.

Treat of the Week

Need more veggies in your pooch’s diet? Veggie bones are a step in the right direction. Click here for the recipe

Anagram of the Week

Solve the anagram “Grade Tot.”

Hint: Once put in same category as soap.

Highlight the space after the colon for the answer: Dog Treat  

Photo of the Week

Let’s go in the water! The water’s great! I’ll meet you in the water! Are you coming in the water? Come in the water!

Friday Fun: Acting Chops

The Oscar for most dramatic play-dead scene goes to:

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Woof and thank you for coming with us on today’s Weekly Walk. Let us know your thoughts by barking below, on Twitter, or Facebook.

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The Weekly Walk: Rescued

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Article of the Week: Healthy Pooch

The organization Hope For Paws rescued a dog suffering from bacterial infections and other diseases. The pup, Bethany, was in such poor condition that she had difficulty standing from the sores on her paws. Rescuers spent over a month bringing Bethany back to health, and they filmed portions of the process to show Bethany’s progression. Click the photo to watch the video, say hello to Hope For Paws and Bethany on Facebook, and consider adopting Bethany here. Woof!

Obie Weight-loss Update

Obie is down to 31 pounds from 77 pounds last August! Yay, Obie!

Joke of the Week

Q: What do you call a fish without an eye?

A: Fsh.

Treat of the Week

Going to the felines today with a few cat treat recipes. Click here or the photo to view them. 

Anagram of the Week

Solve the anagram for “Flee In.”

Hint: Not a dog.

Highlight the space after the colon for the answer: Feline

Photo of the Week

City dogging.

Friday Fun: Autumn Frolic

Autumn Frolic is a simple game. You’re a cat with a dog pal, and you need to drop acorns down to your pal while avoiding squirrels and birds. As the levels progress, more birds and squirrels appear, and your pal starts to get distracted and randomly stops. Click the picture to give the game a try.

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Thanks for walking with us today. Bark any comments you have below, on Twitter, or Facebook! Woof!

The Weekly Walk: Helping Hands, Helping Paws

We take a different route on this Weekly Walk. Rather than focus on notable Twitter and Facebook posts, today we list a handful of resources people can use to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Red Cross: They provide food and shelter and accept donations via their website. Make a $10 donation by texting the word “Redcross” to 90999. They are also requesting blood donations at the New York Blood Center, which can be reached at 800.933.2566.

Humane Society: They dispatch rescue teams to search for displaced animals, and they provide food and shelter. Owners needing to be reunited with pets lost during an evacuation should call 347.573.1561 for information. Make a $10 donation by texting the word “Animals” to 20222.

Feeding America: As stated in their recent blog post: “ ‘It is our responsibility to ensure preparedness for disaster response and relief, so that we can move food to affected areas as quickly as possible — and stay as long as our help is needed,’ said Matt Knott, interim president and CEO of Feeding America. ‘We are there to offer support long after these disasters disappear from the headlines.’ ” Donate via their website or by calling 800.910.5524.

Salvation Army: From their website: “The Salvation Army is serving those impacted by Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic with food, clean-up kits, as well as emotional and spiritual care.” Visit their webpage to donate.

Global Animal Foundation: They use donations to send rescue teams into impacted areas and to pay for pet medical expenses, food, and shelter. They are also making efforts to reunite pets with their owners.

Facebook North Jersey Support: This page provides questions and answers for those living in the area. Please visit the page if you believe you can answer questions posted by others in need.

Facebook South Jersey Support: This page provides questions and answers for those living in the area. Please visit the page if you believe you can answer questions posted by others in need.

Facebook Hurricane Sandy New York City: From the group page: “Document what is going on in NYC with Hurricane Sandy. Find locations and drop off points for donations, share news, get help and give help.”

Facebook Hurricane Sandy Lost and Found Pets: This page aims at reuniting pets with their owners and offers additional information about where to find animal assistance.

Many people have stepped in to help, but more aid is always welcome. If you have proper shelter in any of the areas affected by the storm, you might offer an extra room, food, showers, clothes, or other items to victims. Even sharing information where people can receive help is a step in the right direction, so please share any details you have in the comments below, on Twitter, or Facebook. We will be sure our readers and followers see it. Thank you and woof.

The Huffington Post has a short slideshow of rescued animals. Click the photo for more.