Original Article By The Statesmen Journal

A mother terrier with her litter of five-day-old puppies and a deaf dog named Hazel were among the 108 dogs and 17 cats that arrived in Salem Saturday from high-kill shelters in Oklahoma and will soon be up for adoption.

This was the 16th flight organized by Fetch Fido a Flight, an organization that transports animals from those high-kill shelters to Oregon where they find a reprieve from euthanasia.

Each flight costs about $17,000, paid for by donations. The organization hopes to grow to support one or two flights every month.

“Dogs are being euthanized because we can’t get a plane out,” said Carole Weber, board secretary of Fetch Fido a Flight. “(Oklahoma shelters) are so backed up, it’s brutal.”

After landing in Salem, the cats and dogs were driven to SafeHaven Humane Society south of Albany.


Laurelwood Animal Hospital,located near Jesuit High School on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway offers a full range of companion animal services, including surgery, nutrition and behavior counseling, parasite control and preventative medicine. The hospital also offers advanced imaging through an all-digital spiral CT scanner, a comprehensive dental program and laser treatment.

If you’re looking for quality, compassionate veterinary care in Beaverton, Oregon, come visit us at Laurelwood Animal Hospital.

Laurelwood Animal Hospital

9315 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway
Beaverton, Oregon 97005

Phone: (971) 244-4230
Fax: (503) 292-6808

E-mail: info@laurelwoodvets.com

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Article by Robert Preidt | Found on Everyday Health

If you get medications online for your pets, be careful, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions.

Some websites sell unapproved or counterfeit drugs, make fraudulent claims, sell prescription drugs without requiring a prescription, or sell expired drugs. As a result, you could buy drugs that are unsafe or ineffective for your pet. Read more

Louisiana Floods: What You Can Do To Help the Animal Relief Efforts

Historic flooding in Louisiana has stranded and displaced thousands of people and tragically, to date, taken the lives of seven. The natural disaster has left a nation mourning and wondering what they can do to help—not only their fellow Americans, but the countless pets and animals in need assistance as well.

And while you may not be close enough to pull a dog out of a sinking car, there are ways to rally and get involved from afar.

The Louisiana SPCA has organized to help shelters in the flooded areas including Companion Animal Alliance in Baton Rouge, the City of Denham Springs Animal Control, and the Tangipahoa Parish Animal Shelter. The rescue organization sent out a press release detailing the ways people can lend a helping hand in animal relief efforts.

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After 41 years in practice, Dr. Onishi has decided to retire.

His last day at Laurelwood Animal Hospital will be July 28th.

It was a pleasure working with him these past two years and we want to assure his clients that we will continue to provide the excellent care and all veterinary services their pets require after he has gone.

We would like to wish Dr. Onishi and his wife the best of luck and a long and happy retirement!