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A Spotlight on DAWS Volunteers

The July 8th edition of the Newtown Bee featured an article focused on Newtown residents who are also loyal DAWS volunteers.  This fantastic article provides great insight into the vital role that volunteers play at DAWS and highlights the dedication volunteers exhibit day in and day out.  

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Revised Legislation Protects Animals

On June 22nd, President Obama signed a revision to the Toxic Substances Control Act which includes a decree to minimize animal testing and create a clear preference for the development and use of alternative methods and strategies.  This is a great step forward in reducing animal testing and protecting animals of all kinds from inhumane treatment.

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Recognizing the Signs of Heatstroke in Pets

Spending time outdoors with our furry friends is a fantastic summertime activity. As thetemperature outside increases, so too does the risk of heatstroke.  Heatstroke is a form of hyperthermia in which the body temperature elevates dramatically, creating a medical emergency that can be fatal if not treated promptly and properly.  Recognizing the signs of heatstroke in our pets is important to averting potentially deadly consequences.

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Summer Pet Safety Tips

Summertime means fun and sun and an abundance of outdoor activities for most of us. But as much fun as summer can be, it is important to keep the safety of your pets top of mind so they stay healthy and happy all summer long.  Follow these simple safety tips to ensure a carefree season for the entire family.   

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June is Adopt-a-Cat Month!

Each year DAWS finds homes for nearly 300 cats and kittens.  This is just a tiny percentage of the estimated 3.4 million cats that enter U.S. shelters annually, of which, only 37% of get adopted.  Celebrate Adopt-a-Cat month this June and help us prevent this CAT-astrophe!

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