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Donate Your Used Cell Phones to the APA

By APA Adoption Center | January 14, 2015

Do you have an old cell phone that you just don’t know what to do with? Donate it to the APA! Your old cell phone can help the APA raise funds that will go directly to the animals in our care.  Drop yours off at our shelter today, or have a used cell phone drive…

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New Clinic Hours

By APA Adoption Center | January 14, 2015

With the recent addition of two new veterinarians, the APA is proud to announce extended clinic hours! Now you can bring your dog or cat to the APA for basic medical care, flea and tick preventative or heartworm prevention Monday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm.  The clinic is…

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St. Louis Dog Parks

By APA Adoption Center | January 14, 2015

*Taylor Dog Park: Taylor at Maryland *Lister Dog Park: Taylor at Olive Contact Information: CWEDP 4529 Laclede #285 St. Louis, MO 63108 centralwestend@stldogparks.org   *Maplewood Dog Park: West Point Dr at Rannells Contact Information: City of Maplewood City Hall 7601 Manchester Rd Maplewood, MO 63143 314-645-3600   *Florissant Dog Park: Graham Rd at Manion Park…

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A Few Words About I.D.

By APA Adoption Center | January 14, 2015

A Few Words About I.D. All pets, including indoor dogs and cats, need to wear collars with personal identification and rabies vaccination tags. Personal identification tags with the owner’s name, current address, and current telephone number(s) are necessary. Microchip your pet. Give your pet the extra security of a microchip. A microchip identifies your pet even…

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Grieving the Loss of a Pet

By APA Adoption Center | January 14, 2015

Grieving the Loss of a Pet We grieve over the loss of a pet. This reaction is only natural. When we lose a pet we lose a friend. Our feelings toward pets are so special that experts have a term for the relationship: The human-companion animal bond. When this bond is severed, the sense of…

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The Advantages of Adopting a Senior Dog

By APA Adoption Center | January 14, 2015

The Advantages of Adopting A Senior Dog Most people envision bringing home a fluffy, brand new puppy to “grow up” with their children. It is a pretty picture, but a lot of people don’t think about the work that goes into training a new puppy. Raising a puppy is a BIG commitment. Puppies need training,…

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Keep Pets Out of Cars in Warm Weather

By APA Adoption Center | January 14, 2015

Remind your family not to leave animals unattended in a parked car for any period of time. On a day when the temperature is about 85 degrees, inside a car with the windows opened slightly it can reach 102 degrees within ten minutes. After thirty minutes, the temperature will reach 120degrees. At 110º, pets are…

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Make it a Safe Summer for Your Pet.

By APA Adoption Center | January 14, 2015

Keep Your Pets Safe this Summer – Follow These Tips Don’t leave pets in parked cars on warm days. Learn more here. Dogs should never ride in the back of pick-up trucks. In a sudden stop or quick turn, dogs can be thrown from the vehicle and seriously injured or killed. Make sure your pet…

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Play It Safe with Dogs

By APA Adoption Center | January 14, 2015

How to Stay Safe Around Dogs Did you know about five million people each year are bitten by dogs? Kids are more likely to be bitten than adults and most of the dog bites are from the family dog. But the good news is that most dog bites can be prevented. Can I Have Your…

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Don’t Let Your Cat or Dog Become a Stray!

By APA Adoption Center | January 14, 2015

Do you ever leave the doors or windows in your home open? Or forget to close the door tightly as you go out? Cats and dogs can slip out in the blink of an eye, so keep your pets’ safety in mind. Many people believe that pets are able to find their way home easily,…

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