JULY 14, 2010
Small rodents as pets
Think of mice and men. Are they foe or friend? Not your customary selection for a pet, but with some insight and some guidance, you may be more receptive to the idea of a small rodent becoming a suitable pet for your family.
“Rats are probably the most social and interactive of the small rodents,” notes Dr. Sharman Hoppes, DVM, Diplomate ABVP, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Keep reading ...
Barn of hope
Saving lives through the generosity of one Cave Creek family
The Barn of Hope is a 1,800 square foot MD Barn valued at $42,000 currently being sold for $22,500 with all proceeds going to benefit animals in need through the Animal Guardian Network.
The raised center isle barn features five 12x12 stalls, one 12x16 stall, a 12x12 fully enclosed tack room and 12x28 covered storage/grooming area. The barn is currently up and available by appointment to view. Though dismantling and removal are at the buyers cost, this is still an excellent opportunity for both the buyer and the animals.
The Cave Creek based Animal Guardian Network (AGN) is a 501(c) (3) charity whose mission is to help animals in need and disadvantaged pet guardians. AGN does this through the many programs run out of its one-of-a-kind Cave Creek facility known as the Guardian Ranch. Programs such as saving animals from the county’s euthanasia list, providing seniors who crave companionship with pets, and helping financially disadvantaged pet guardians keep the pets they love and cherish by providing assistance with pet food and care.
In addition to helping pets find and keep loving homes, and reducing the number of pets tragically euthanized every day, Animal Guardian Network offers:
• Feed in Need, Pet Food Relief Bank
• Rescue and Assistance
• No-cost Adoptions for Low-income Seniors
• Spay/Neuter Assistance
• Veterinary Care Assistance
• Wanted Paws
Guardian Ranch, currently in development, has plans to include a pet chapel, event grounds and emergency boarding. Roxie’s, Animal Guardian Network’s gift store, is currently up and running with all proceeds going to support the many programs and services offered.
To request more information about the barn or to make a tax-deductible donation, contact Carrie Singer at 602-568-5636 or visit www.animalguardiannetwork.org.