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Auburn University veterinarian: Pay special attention to pet safety during summer months

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – While celebrating July 4 with food, fireworks and outdoor activities, pet owners should be mindful of keeping their pets safe during the holiday festivities and throughout the summer.

Auburn University veterinarian Dr. Sara-Louise Newcomer, one of two veterinarians who provide wellness care in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Community Practice Clinic, said pet owners should take the same care with pets as they do with children around grills and fireworks and in hot weather.

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Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine to hold May 14 drive for pets left homeless by tornado

AUBURN – The tornadoes that ripped through Alabama left many family pets homeless. As a result, animal shelters in north and west Alabama are overwhelmed and in need of help until families and animals can be reunited.

Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is asking the community to help fill a truck with needed supplies on Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the parking lot of the college located at 1130 Wire Road. The supplies will be distributed among the animal shelters.

Items urgently needed include: pet food, cat litter and trays, water and food bowls, collars and leashes, dog crates, non-medicated shampoo, bleach, paper towels, towels, bedding, horse feed, hay, chicken feed and fencing materials.

For a complete list of items, visit the College of Veterinary Medicine website at http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu.

Contact: Tara Lanier, (334) 844-3698 (tara.lanier@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)