Blue Dog

Welcome to Blue Dog, non-profit educating the public on rescuing recycling and re homing our homeless shelter dogs. We also advocate for using recyclable products to save our dogs and save our planet. We are part of Green Pets America Charities, founded in 2004.

Our product to bring awareness to the need to rescue, recycle and re-home our homeless pets is BLUE DOG, Recycle Pure Glass Water Bottles.

Plastic bottles are polluting our waters and oceans. They are harming us, our animals and our planet. We support using recyclable pure glass bottles. They save money, reduce landfills and end the pollution of our streams, lakes, rivers and oceans. And glass is safe for the environment. It is 100% recyclable and most important to your health does not contain cancer causing carcinogens such as BPA and other chemicals in cheap plastic bottles.

Plastic constitutes approximately 90 percent of all trash floating on the ocean’s surface, with 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile.

One million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed annually from plastic in our oceans.
44 percent of all seabird species, 22 percent of cetaceans, all sea turtle species and a growing list of fish species have been documented with plastic in or around their bodies.

Virtually every piece of plastic that was ever made still exists in some shape or form (with the exception of the small amount that has been incinerated).

Plastic chemicals can be absorbed by the body—93 percent of Americans age six or older test positive for BPA (a plastic chemical). Some of these compounds found in plastic have been found to alter hormones or have other potential human health effects.

 Please read our blog articles at Green Pets America, on the health dangers and planet pollution caused by plastic bottles. And how we can save our homeless animals and our planet.

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Please read our Green Pets America Charities blog articles on the dangers and pollution caused by plastic bottles and how we can save our rescue animals and our planet as well.

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Pet Preparedness Plan

This article is how to put together a Pet Preparedness Plan.

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From the current unprecedented fires at Fort McHenry, Canada, to the fires in California, tornadoes across the great Plains, Floods in Texas and the storms and flooding rains in the Northeast USA, the weather is really causing sudden damage and death to individuals, families, family pets and entire communities.

If you have one pet, that is small, you can hopefully scoop them up as you flee the weather, but if you have more than one small pet you really need a Pet Preparedness Plan in writing, ready to implement on perhaps minutes notice. The truth even with one pet you need to have a plan. In disasters, all hell can break loose and with stress and quick events you need a plan to use to make sure your beloved pet does not run off, or get hidden in the house as you flee.

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We have 4 skittish rescue dogs. I know if we have to scoop them up fast my wife and I will have our hands full. Even when people just come to our front door they go crazy: with a storm or fire, I know it may get 10 times worse. That is why my wife and I have a plan in place to make sure none run off, out an open door frightened, or hide in a closet. We have all their vet records, chip info, pictures, food, treats, collars leashes and other stuff in one spot easy and ready to go.

I hope to never use the plan, but I believe “Hope” is not a plan of action.

Please do not be complacent when it comes to protecting your family and your family pets as well. Disasters can and often do strike at any time and often with little warning. It is very important to be prepared and know how to survive a natural disaster. Create a disaster Pet Preparedness Plan for your family and pets.

Disasters can strike at any time, Be Pet Prepared! Remember, we can’t prevent Disasters, but we can be prepared.

In honor of FEMA’s (Federal Emergency Management Agency) National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day on May 14, 2016, Green Pets America is writing this blog and we are encouraging all pet parents to build a Pet Preparedness Plan today.

Here are 8 Safety Tips from Green Pets America Charities to start your plan

  1. Make sure that your pet has an identification, collar id or microchip with current information.
  2. Prepare a “Pet Emergency Go-Kit” which includes pet supplies, pet first aid supplies and animals information.
  3. During an emergency, It is advisable to have enough pet food for a week or two weeks.
  4. Display a Pet Alert Decal on your door or window. This decal alerts rescuers in case of any emergency that you have a pet inside your home that needs to be rescued.
  5. To help evacuate faster, know where your pet likes to hide in your house when they are frightened.
  6. Some disaster relief areas may not be open for dogs or cats. Scout other options like pet-friendly hotels or ask relatives and friends.
  7. Carry a picture of your pet in the event of separation.
  8. Transport your pet safely by using a pet carrier or crate.

Below is an info-graphic from the ASPCA to include in your Emergency Pet Preparedness Plan Ready To Go-Kit.

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Please donate today to Green Pets America Charities: Help us help our pets and pet families. We provide school and community education programs to prepare our communities across America for Pet Preparedness in a natural or terror disaster.

 

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Steve Monahan, Executive Director – Founder

Green Pets America

 

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