Saturday, March 7, 2009

Hyde County Rabies Clinics Rescheduled

Hyde County Animal Shelter
Hyde County Animal Control
Scheduled Two Rabies Clinics Today has been rescheduled for 

March 14th.

8am - 10am - Engelhard Fire Department 

10:30am - 12noon - Swan Quarter Fire Department


Friday, March 6, 2009

Dare County Rabies Clinic Update - Hatteras Island

Outer Banks SPCA Dare County Animal Shelter

The Dare County Rabies Clinic that took place on Saturday, February 21st 2009 at the Hatteras Island Fire Department from 10am to 12noon was a success.

In only two hours 80 Outer Banks pets received their Rabies vaccinations. 

If you are a Dare County residents please don't forget your Dare County Animal Licenses.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

March Sales at Puparazzi! Pet Bow-tique

Puparazzi! Pet Bow-tique located in downtown Manteo on Historic Roanoke Island is having Sales through out Month.

 All Month: in honor of National Peanut Month, 25% off any peanut butter treat 

March 10: Middle Name Pride Day—tell us your dog’s middle name to get 25% off any toy!

March 13: Jewel Day— 25% off on any doggy bling 

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day—Buy one, get one FREE puparazzi bandannas

March 21: Fragrance Day—25% off any dog spritz/ fragrance 

March 26: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day—Make up your own sale day—25% off most items (excludes food & consignment items)

March 30: Take a Walk in the Park Day—25% off collars & leashes 


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hyde County Spay & Neuter Clinic Rescheduled

Hyde County Animal Shelter

Today 's Spay & Neuter Clinic, from 9am -until 

Hyde County Spay & Neuter Clinic 

Hyde County Animal Shelter
9300 North Lake Rd. 
in Fairfield, NC.

Has been rescheduled to March 11th 

If you have not scheduled your pet & wish to do so, please contact 
Hyde County Animal Officer, JM Eakes
 at 252-542-0807. 


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Importance of Winter Exercise

Coastal Animal Hospital-Kitty Hawk
The winter months provide us time catch up on projects we put off during the summer and finally get to those pesky home improvement projects. Unfortunately, they are also the more sedentary months where the temperature falls, the northeast wind blows and our belt size goes up a notch or two.

Our pets, particularly our canine companions also see an increase in weight. It is important that we exercise our dogs in the colder months.

Us humans often bristle at the thought of going out into the colder weather, but for most dogs, especially the larger breeds, the winter is their summer. The milder temperatures are a relief from the oppressive heat of the summer months and is actually the ideal time for an increase in outside activity. Dogs stamina is increased and they have a spring in their step. It is also critical in keeping their weight down.

To avoid excess weight gain in the winter for our pets there are 2 options. The first is to maintain their activity level, which helps their joints and maintains muscle mass which is important in longevity studies. The dogs love the cooler temperatures and the beaches are less crowded enabling them to run unrestricted, so they are actually able to burn more calories in a shorter amount of time. If the dogs activity level is maintained this also allows their caloric intake to stay at summer levels.

The second option, which is less desirable, but adequate if maintaining their activity at summer levels is not an option is to decrease their caloric intake. This is critical in order to avoid excess pounds which put an increased burden on their joints and as well as their metabolic system.

Overweight dogs are predisposed to diabetes, hypertension and a variety of other health conditions. It is critical that we, as owners, daily measure our dogs chow intake with a measuring cup. This way we can know what their actual caloric requirements are and if needed make a measured cut in food if we know they will not be maintaining their summer activity level.

If your dog seems insatiable with a decreased volume of food, then you should consider changing to a light or restricted calorie diet that increases the fiber content thus allowing for the total cuppage to remain high enough to satisfy their hunger.

So when the wind is blowing and Fido is staring at you take him out this winter for a brisk walk, follow his lead. Both of your waist lines will be happier in the end, and summer will be here before you know it.

Stephen M. Samson, DVM
Coastal Animal Hospital
Kitty Hawk, NC

Monday, March 2, 2009

Coastal Human Society's 12th Annual Walk-A-thon "2009"

Coastal Humane Society

Sunday, March 15th 2009 is right around the corner.
Now is the time to contact the Coastal Human Society to register for the 
12th Annual Walk-A-Thon so you & your pet can help.

 Remember "Every Paw Counts!" 

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Coastal Humane Society's 11th Annual Walk-A-Thon in Kelly's St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Coastal Humane Society
Coastal Humane Society is a private, all volunteer, non-profit organization working on the Outer Banks to ensure all animals are cared for and no owner or caretaker is forced to give up a pet because of (medical) financial hardship. 

The Society helps pay for low-cost spay & neuter, vaccinations & emergency medical bills. We have helped more than 3,500 animals, owners & caretakers in Dare County and Lower Currituck County since 1997. 

With the downturn in our economy, we're receiving more requests for help than ever before.

We would like to acknowledge Mike Kelly of Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern, who founded and sponsors the Annual Kelly's St. Patrick’s Day Parade and allows us to participate and raise funds for the organization. Founded in 1989, Kelly's St. Patrick’s Day Parade has grown into the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the state of North Carolina.

The 1.2 mile parade includes marching bands, marching/walking units & floats. The 19th annual Kelly's St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2008 marked a record 1500 participants with 8-9,000 spectators. The parade does not end after the parade route. Parade units/participants & spectators are treated to a tented cook-out at Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern immediately after the parade. The 2009 parade steps off at 1 PM Sunday March 15th, 2009.

The 11th Annual Coastal Human Society Walk-A-Thon March 16th 2008 was a success. A special thank you goes out to our Prize Sponsors & Walkers! We hope to grow even larger in 2009 for the 12th Annual Walk-A-Thon. Every Paw Counts! Sign up for the 2009 Coastal Humane Society's 12th Annual Walk-A-Thon so you and your human can raise money to help your friends!

It's easy, Get sponsors (no minimum); 
Register online at or by mail at

Coastal Humane Society
P.O. Box 2268
Manteo, NC 27948 & Walk. 
There are prizes for Dogs & their Human's too!
We will Walk Rain or Shine!

published in Pampered Pets Guide Outer Banks Edition Vol. 6 page 22

Currituck Annual Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic - Rescheduled

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