These animal shelters have been created to deal with the many animals and pets that are discarded once their human owners have gotten tired of having them around. The trained staff at the animal shelter will look after the animals that are found on the streets. Their health will be seen to by the vets at the animal shelter and once they have been checked out health wise, they will be cleaned up and groomed.
As most of these animals are bewildered by the various circumstances that have befallen them, they are for the most part timid and accepting of the care and good food that is provided. While these immediate needs are seen to an animal shelter is not a place where an animal must spend the entire lives.
One of the key requirements that are found in an animal shelter is a place where the various large sized animals like dogs can stretch their muscles and have some exercise. For the smaller animals there large cages that have exercise toys and environmental designs.
There will be a full time animal vet who will look after the medical health needs of the animals in the animal shelter. In addition to the presence of a vet there will other members of the animal shelter staff who will see to the happiness of these animals.
The staff will also make sure anyone who wants to adopt these animals is proven to be ready for the full responsibility of their care. This care includes seeing to the food, toys, medical and health requirements of the pets. In addition the happiness, emotional and mental conditions of the pets need to be addressed.
Once all of these concerns have been thought of and carefully considered the new adoptive family may take their new family member home for a trial time period. After the animals happiness is assured the animal shelter staff will allow the animal to go to its new homes. These are the services that animal shelters provide to the many animals that are in need of a loving family.
Fire ants are dangerous because they live where pets sleep, eat, run
and play,” says Bryan Gooch of Bayer Environmental Science. “As fire
ants continue to spread across the United States, we encourage all pet
owners to seek professional help to protect their pets from these
dangerous and aggressive creatures.”
Families and pet owners can
now reclaim their yards from fire ants using a breakthrough ingredient,
fipronil. Fipronil is the same ingredient commonly used
Tips for homeowners who want to safeguard their pets:
the area and inspect your property to determine whether there is an
infestation, or call a lawn care professional (many offer free
inspections). If one or more mounds are present, your property should be
treated — especially if you keep pets outside.
Fire ants are
more likely to attack young and caged animals and usually sting body
parts with little or no hair, such as the eyes, ears and stomach first.
Open sores, wounds and areas of diseased skin are also often targeted.
Pets with these conditions should be kept indoors.
If fire ants
attack your pet, carefully and quickly remove the pet from the area and
remove any fire ants from your pet. Do not attempt to spray ants off
will hang on with their jaws and sting the animal repeatedly.
though proper maintenance of the habitat is primary, there are just
some times when the ants will come. This page will give you some tips
regarding how to keep the ants away from your pets. If they are in
closed habitats and cannot escape the attack, the results can be
In each step, there will be a different technique for
battling the situation. All of them are relatively easy, and the choice
is yours. But they are important. Ant attacks can happen in the blink
of an eye.
Even if you do
not have double-sided tape, any tape will do, especially duct tape. This
might take two people, depending on the size of the habitat. Have one
person hold one end of a roll of duct tape upside sticky side out while
the other person wraps it tightly around the habitat. When cut at the
end, the non-sticky part sticks to the sticky part. So do the ants. If
the tape is wide enough, it should do the trick. Thin tape does not
work. Thick tape, duct tape or packing tape, does work.
and cats are also plagued by ant attacks when ants invade dry pet food
or wet pet food.4 An easy solution is to take a small bowl of the pet
food and place it in a larger shallow bowl of water. The outer bowl of
water needs to be large enough to give a good amount of distance between
the two bowls, but the right size to enable your pet to easily get to
Check the bowls frequently. If a piece of dry food or
kibble falls in the water, it will expand and form a handy raft that
enables the ants to reach the smaller bowl and invade the food.