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FDA Jerky Pet Treats Warning

If you feed your pet a jerky treat and it gets sick or dies, the Food and Drug Administration wants to hear from you.

The agency says it has reports of more than 3,600 dogs and 10 cats that got sick after eating jerky pet treats over the past six years and 580 of those pets have died.

The FDA isn’t naming any particular brand, but says the animals mostly ate a chicken or duck jerky treat or a jerky-wrapped treat. The FDA has already tested 1,200 samples without discovering the exact cause of any illnesses.

Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, a lack of appetite and sluggishness.

“Most of the jerky treats implicated have been made in China,” the FDA said on its website.

Pet Slideshow: August 2013

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  • Ringo in his winter hunting cloths


  • I love birds.... especially yellow ones! .... Daisy

Pottsville Business Reopens After Fire

POTTSVILLE — A business in Pottsville damaged by fire is back up and running.

The family who owns the sub shop remembers the day their lives were turned upside down.

When we stopped by Subs-N-Such in Pottsville, people were lined up waiting for orders. The owners of the family owned sandwich shop on North Third Street are glad to be back.

“The damage was immense! It was a challenge, we’re just glad to be open again,” said co-owner Tim James.

Last month a fire broke out in an apartment attached to the sub shop. Firefighters tried to save a dog and cat trapped in the apartment. The pets later died. Tim James said that was sad.

“the animals it affected a lot of people around here, it was just a tragic day,” said James.

What it takes to be a Guardian Angel

Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pet foster home providers are carefully screened, selected, and chosen for the honor of caring for soldiers' pets due to a deployment or an emergency hardship.


Qualifications include:


Ÿ A pure love of animals and clear understanding of what is required to care for them;


Ÿ An intrinsic need to help in some way, support our military, and fulfill your own passion for animals;


Ÿ An understanding that the pet you love and care for will be reunited with its owner following a deployment or emergency hardship;


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Saturday's pet

"Molly" is a gray, domestic short hair tabby cat, available for adoption at the Carbon County Friends of Animals in Jim Thorpe. She is spayed and up-to-date on all her shots. She is a little cage-attached, but she loves affection and with the right home, will make a great pet. For more information, call CCFOA at (570) 325-9400.

Costumed pets

Darryl and Michelle Everett of Lehighton admire their pet dogs, Lacy, dressed as a pirate, and Chance, wearing a Mickey Mouse


costume, prior to costume judging at annual Polka for Pets held at the Lehighton


Community Grove. Lacy won the prize for "scariest" pet, while Mickey won in the movie category. Polka for Pets was held in an effort


to find homes


for homeless pets, with numerous


animal rescue


organizations


present.