Have a ‘Furry’ Merry Christmas!

funny-christmas-dog-picturesJust wanted to take the opportunity to wish my followers a joyous Christmas. My dearest wish in life is that all of the pets in the world find the loving homes they so deserve, and that all animals will someday be free from harm.

Thank you all for your support. Bless you one and all!

Syrian Cat Lover Stays In His Country To Care for Stray Kitties

Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel risks his life to care for 150 stray kitties in Syria. Reuters/Hosam Katan

While most of his countrymen have fled Syria, Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel decided to stay put in order to care for a colony of stray cats who depend on him

An electrician by trade, Aljaleel and his family had the opportunity to escape to Turkey from his civil war-torn country. But he could not abandon the 150 feline friends who depend on him for their daily care.

The cats were left behind by other Syrians who fled the country in the wake of the civil war that has been raging since 2011.

“I regard animals and humans in the same light,” he says. “All of them suffer pain, and all of them deserve compassion.”

Although he is risking his life, he feels that he has an important mission, because there are very few resources for animals in Syria. He hopes to someday open an animal hospital and shelter in his homeland, which currently lacks decent veterinarians, and doesn’t have any pet rescue organizations.

May Allah bless this good and kind man.

Bravo Recalls Chicken Blend Due to Salmonella

Bravo-Recalls-Chicken-Blend-Cat-and-Dog-Foods-Due-to-SalmonellaBravo Pet Foods of Manchester, Connecticut, has issued a voluntary recall of a select lot of Bravo Chicken Blend diet for dogs and cats with a best used by date of 11/13/16, after the Colorado State Department of Agriculture detected the presence of Salmonella in the pet food during routine testing. Bravo is also recalling three additional products that did not test positive for Salmonella, but were manufactured on the same day, out of an abundance of caution.

Two hundred and one cases of the product that tested positive were sold to distributors, retail stores, and directly to consumers in the U.S. between 11/21/14 and 1/15/15. Three hundred and eighteen cases of the three other products that did not test positive, but are included in the recall, were also distributed throughout the U.S.

The following product tested positive for Salmonella and is being recalled, Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs & cats/2 lb. chub/UPC 829546211028. The following products did not test positive for Salmonella but are also recalled, Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs & cats/5 lb. chub/UPC 829546211059, Bravo Blend Turkey diet for dogs & cats-patties/5 lb. bag, 8oz. patties/UPC 829546315085, and Bravo Balance Turkey diet for dogs-patties/3 lb.bag, 4oz. patties/UPC 829546314019.

All of the products involved in the recall have a best used by date of 11/13/16.

For more information about the recall or on how to submit a claim and obtain a refund, customers may visit the Bravo Pet Foods consumer recall information page by clicking here, or call toll free (866) 922-9222 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EST).