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Harrisburg Animal Fighting and Cruelty Investigations Training

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 The Humane Society of the United States is now offering free training to animal control, law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, shelter staff, and key volunteers on how to recognize the signs of animal fighting and strengthening convictions. For more information, go to: www.cpaa.info Two sessions: 8:00 am–12:00 pm – Law enforcement personnel 1:00 pm–4:00 pm – Shelter staff and key volunteers Both will be held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, VIP Room, 2300 N. Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA. TO REGISTER:please RSVP at www.humanesociety.org/harrisburgdogfighting If you have any questions, contact Sarah Speed at 717.440.5527 or email sspeed@humanesociety.org by July 19, 2013. SPACE IS LIMITED.

AHDC Welcomes Dr. Audrey Zajac!

We would like to welcome Dr Audrey Zajac to our hospital! We’ve interviewed Dr .Zajac so that we all could learn more about her! Dr Audry Zajac
  • Where are you originally from?
    • Wapwallopen, PA
  • How long have you been in the area?
    • I Just moved to Harrisburg
  • Where did you/do you go to school?
    • King’s College and Auburn University College of Vet Med
  • Describe your role in the area pet community?
    • Promote and provide excellent wellness and compassionate medical care for companion animals at affordable prices
  • What would you say was the one greatest pet related, community accomplishment that you have had?
    • Participated in low cost spay and neuter program for feral and owned cats for the past 3 year
  • At what point in your life did you realize that you had such a deep connection with pets?
    • Since I was a kid on my grandparents’ dairy farm
  • List your pets and names throughout the years (including childhood ones):
    • Cat Friday
    • Cat Alley
    • Cat Gus
    • Horse Lovie
    • Pony Peanut
    • Gerbils, hamsters, rabbit
  • What kind of food do you feed your pets?
    • Hill’s
  • What is your favorite movie?
    • I can’t choose just one
  • What kind of music do you like?
    • Country, classical, some oldies
  • What was the last book that you read?
    • Eye of the Albatross
  • What is your favorite TV show?
    • Frasie
  • Where was your last vacation?
    • Arizona and the Grand Canyon
  • Describe your perfect sandwich
    • Grilled cheese made by my dad!
  • If you could meet with anyone in the world, who would it be?
    • Anyone who has the power to decrease student debt/ school tuition
  • Other personal facts or hobbies that you think might be interesting:
    • I love watching birds and plan my vacations around them!
 

OUR CITY LOVES PETS!

Many people consider our area to be one of the most pet friendly parts of the state. If you know people who are traveling here, you can share the following list of pet-friendly, hotels. We recommend checking before recommending because sometimes the hotels’ policies change. Please let us know if you know about any others!
  • Americas Best Value Inn
  • Comfort Inn Harrisburg
  • Comfort Inn Riverfront
  • Crowne Plaza Harrisburg
  • Days Inn Grantville
  • Econo Lodge Wormleysburg
  • Hilton Harrisburg And Towers
  • Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg East
  • Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg NE
  • Holiday Inn Harrisburg East
  • La Quinta Inn Harrisburg Airport/Hershey
  • Ramada Harrisburg Hershey Area
  • Red Roof Inn – Harrisburg South
  • Red Roof Inn Harrisburg North
  • Residence Inn Harrisburg Hershey
  • Sheraton Harrisburg/Hershey
  • Towneplace Suites By Marriott Harrisburg Hershey

COMMUNITY LEADER PROFILE: MEET OUR OWN KELLY MALLONEE!

AHDC Vets’ Kelly Mallonee
For those of you who are not aware of the amazing things that Kelly does in our community as well as our hospital, just read the interview below: Where are you originally from? I grew up in Hershey, PA How long have you been at AHDC? 26 years Where did you go to school? Hershey High School then Harcum College for Veterinary Technology Describe your role in the area pet community? I find homes for most of the kittens that are dropped off at my boarding stable and take care of the ones that stay. They are like my own cats. What would you say is the most important impact that our hospital has? The caring staff and our work with Castaway Critters What would you say was the one greatest pet related, community accomplishment that you have had? I haven’t done anything recently, but would like to use my Charity Day to help out CATRA (Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association) At what point in your life did you realize that you had such a deep connection with pets? In elementary school when my mother realized I was spending my allowance feeding the stray cats in the neighborhood. List your pets and names throughout the years (including childhood ones): I didn’t have any pets as a child because I grew up in an apartment, but after college and marriage I have had many cats: Abby, Harry, Katie, Fred, and Alfred all who lived to be 18-21 years old. My first horse Satch who I had for 21 years and lived to be 29 years. I now have 2 cats -Savannah (10 years) and O’Malley (4 years) and a new Arabian horse Ladda (18 years). What kind of food do you feed your pets? My cats are on Hill’s Prescription Y/D because Savannah is hyperthyroid and O’Malley also is fed Hill’s C/D. I only discovered that Savannah was hyperthyroid while doing wellness blood work since she wasn’t showing any signs of illness yet. What is your favorite movie? “The Mummy” with Brendan Fraser What kind of music do you like? Classic rock – I grew up in the 70’s What was the last book that you read? A James Patterson novel What is your favorite TV show? I love “Everybody Loves Raymond” re-runs and True Blood on HBO Where was your last vacation? Williamsburg, VA. We also go to Disney World at least once a year. What is your favorite restaurant? Dafno’s and Devon Seafood If you could meet with anyone in the world, who would it be? James Herriot (if he was still alive) Other personal facts or hobbies that you think might be interesting: I spend most of my free time riding and caring for my horse and I love to travel with my husband of 27 years. I was a competitor on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” in 2000 when Regis was still hosting. It was a once in a lifetime adventure.

This Coming Sunday is National Dog Day!

National Dog Day
National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day – for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage. You can celebrate by planning a fun activity with your dog or contacting one of the local shelter/rescue groups in our area to learn about the various ways in which you can help them. For example:

Area Service Dog Organization Profile: Susquehanna Service Dogs

Susquehanna Service Dogs breeds, raises and trains service dogs to assist individuals with disabilities. They train service, hearing, balance and companion dogs. Keystone Therapy Dogs, a program of Susquehanna Service Dogs, works with children in Capital Area Head Start and children with autism, and visits the antepartum and psychiatric units at Pinnacle Health. They have an amazing website so to learn more about Susquehanna Service Dogs, go to: http://www.keystonehumanservices.org/susquehanna-service-dogs/default.php  

This Week is International Assistance Dog Week!

International Assistance Dog Week (IADW) was created to recognize of all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability-related limitations. Assistance dogs transform the lives of their human partners with debilitating physical and mental disabilities by serving as their companion, helper, aide, best friend and close member of their family. During International Assistance Dog Week, we recognize and honor the hardworking assistance dogs; raise awareness and educate the public about how these specially trained animals are aiding so many people in our communities; honor the puppy raisers and trainers of assistance dogs; and recognize heroic deeds performed by assistance dogs in our communities. There are many great assistance dog organizations and companies in the area including: www.k94life.org . To learn more about International Assistance Dog Week, go to: www.assistancedogweek.org  

We’re Hiring!

We are currently seeking a full-time veterinary technician to join our team. Certification is preferred, but not required. However, experience working as a technician in a veterinary hospital is required. We pride ourselves by striving to offer a welcoming environment for our staff to enable the absolute highest standard of care for our patients. We offer competitive benefits and we continue to grow as a hospital. Please email your resume to katina.palm@cvpcomarketing.com if you would like to learn more.