An old friend gets a "facelift."
Look what's happening! There's a new look on the way for HSVB&IRC as
the familiar logo of our non-profit organization will again make an
Here's your winning ticket!
We’re having a one-day giveaway where every adoptable cat in our
Shelter is available FREE! That’s right! Our goal is to empty our Shelter
by adopting all of our kitties into loving homes. So, we’re waiving all
adoption fees for five hours only, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday,
Dec. 7. This is your chance to adopt!
HERE'S A BONUS: A free “PowerKITTY” t-shirt will be given with each
adoption (while supplies last). So, arrive early!
a flyer» with details about this special offer.
Beech Annuals Nursery helps Shelter.
One day only, on December 14, when you purchase your seasonal plants,
cactus, and more, this quality nursery donates 10% to our animals. «Here's
a flyer» with more details.
the beginning, we did not have a logo. As best we can recall, the first
iteration of a round emblem for HSVB&IRC came along in the 1980's. It showed a
dog and a cat inside a circle with our name surrounding them.
About a decade later, the logo was modified — changing the silhouette of the dog
and reworking the typography. This logo remained untouched for many years. Then,
in 2013, we adapted the logo to mark our 60th anniversary. Alongside the old
logo, this updated graphic mark showed profiles of a new dog and cat.
these new dog and cat profile images have been modified into the center piece
for our latest logo evolution. It’s a facelift to carry us forward.
In addition to our logo, we’ve prepared new branding graphics — variations of
the logo’s identity which can be successfully used in the many, varied media we
An updated logo and new branding graphics provide a renewed visual
representation of who we are and what we do. They communicate our openness to
fresh ideas and our willingness to continue providing animal advocacy and
protection leadership for years to come.
We'll start making the changes immediately but it won't happen all at once, as
we will consume existing supplies of imprinted items (such as letterheads and
envelopes) before reordering them with the latest version of the logo and
HSVB&IRC's Annual Report is hot-off-the-presses.
At our November Annual Meeting, copies of the 2013
Annual Report were distributed to attendees. Now, this booklet is available for download and reading at your
FDA seeks answers to health concerns tied to jerky pet treats.
If you have a dog or cat that became ill after eating jerky pet treats,
the Food and Drug Administration would like to hear from you or your
a special memorandum issued October 22, the FDA acknowledges reports it has
received concerning jerky pet treat-related illnesses involving 3,600 dogs and
10 cats in the U.S. since 2007. Approximately 580 of those pets have died.
To date, FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has conducted more than
1,200 tests, visited jerky pet treat manufacturers in China and collaborated
with colleagues in academia, industry, state labs and foreign governments. Yet
the exact cause of the illnesses remains elusive.
To gather even more information,
is reaching out to licensed veterinarians and pet owners across the country.
"This is one of the most elusive and mysterious outbreaks we've encountered,"
says CVM Director Bernadette Dunham, DVM, Ph.D. "Our beloved four-legged
companions deserve our best effort, and we are giving it."
If you have any information to help the FDA resolve this perplexing concern,
please «download this
flyer» and take the actions they request.
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