Category Archives: Community

Community Day’s Coupon Books

K9 Merit spends lots of time this month at Camp Hill’s Bonton – greeting customers and selling Community Day coupon books. The coupons are awesome – still time to get one on-line. Here is the link http://bit.ly/1cQ80WU . You can also get one directly from Terri at the clinic. Community Days this time are Friday February 28 and Saturday March1.    

Schedule Pet Play Dates

Dog-friendly canines benefit from play dates. Consider arranging play dates with your dog’s favorite friends, which can be done right in your backyard or at pet-friendly parks. Even when the weather outside isn’t the most inviting, dog parks can give your dog both off-leash exercise and interaction with other canines. Doggy daycares are another way to give your dog interaction while you’re away from home or when you just need a break.

Fiona the Cat

Abandoned at just a few months of age Fiona has found her forever home. Technician Jen Mengle opened her heart up to this special girl. Fiona was positive for Feline Leukemia so Jen was unable to open up her home as well. Other than some ophthalmic issues Fiona has been healthy and happy. Fiona thanks everyone at Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic (most especially Jen), Dr. Low at the York Emergency and Referral Center and Jessica Gates and family for the forever home.  

The Last Chance Fund

The Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation (PVF) established their “The Last Chance Fund” (TLC) in 2009 to help ensure a source of funding for the care of abused or neglected, unowned companion animals that might otherwise be euthanized or turned over to an animal shelter that is already overburdened. We have been fortunate to be able to work closely with the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medcial Association and the Last Chance Fund. for more information, go to: http://www.pavetfoundation.org/whatistlc.aspx

The History of Mechanicsburg!

Named for a settlement of mechanics who made and repaired Conestoga wagons in the early 19th century, Mechanicsburg’s continued growth was also attributed to the Cumberland Valley Railroad (CVRR). Completing its line in 1837, Mechanicsburg was designated as a water station where workers could restock the locomotive’s wood and pump water. The train became the town’s link to the world of business and industry. Grain and feed companies, lumber yards and numerous factories were purposely built alongside the railroad tracks. Archives show that, at one time, there were twenty-five trains chugging through the town daily carrying travelers, coal, feathers, fruit, ice, mail and newspapers. During the American Civil War, the railroad was an invaluable method of transporting troops and supplies. Today, approximately six trains travel through Mechanicsburg each day, which has recently increased due to new operations on the local sub-line owned by Norfolk Southern. Another part of Mechanicsburg’s growth occurred when the Naval Support Activity was built on 840 acres (3.4 km2) of land in Hampden Township, Pennsylvania. NSA Mechanicsburg continues to serve as one of the Defense Departments major logistics sites. Although automotive technology changed the town forever, today’s residents cannot dismiss the vital role the railroad played in its development.

Pets, Candy and Xylitol

FDA Warns Pet Owners on the Dangers of Xylitol Ingestion in Dogs and Ferrets The Food and Drug Administration is cautioning consumers about the risks associated with the accidental consumption of xylitol by dogs and ferrets. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol approved for use in many common products, including sugar-free baked goods, candy, oral hygiene products, and chewing gum. Xylitol can be found in many over-the-counter drugs such as chewable vitamins and throat lozenges and sprays. It can also be purchased in bulk bags for use in home baking. These products are intended only for human use. FDA is aware of complaints involving dogs that experienced illness associated with the accidental consumption of xylitol. Xylitol is safe for humans but it can be harmful to dogs and ferrets. FDA is advising consumers to always read the label on products and to not presume that a product that is safe for humans is safe for your pet. The FDA reports included clinical signs such as a sudden drop in blood sugar (hypoglycemia), seizures and liver failure. If you suspect your pet has ingested xylitol, some signs to look for are depression, loss of coordination and vomiting. The signs of illness may occur within minutes to days of ingesting xylitol. Owners should consult their veterinarian or pet poison control center immediately for advice if they know or suspect that their pet has ingested a human product containing xylitol.

World Rabies Day

World Rabies Day September 28 is an opportunity for people around the world to unite in rabies prevention. Every year hundreds of thousands of people like you organize and take part World Rabies Day. All over the world people take part in local, regional and national events, held to raise awareness about and/or prevent the spread of rabies. Please help us spread the word and make sure you are current on you pet’s rabies shots!

Did You Know The History of Mechanicsburg?

Named for a settlement of mechanics who made and repaired Conestoga wagons in the early 19th century, Mechanicsburg’s continued growth was also attributed to the Cumberland Valley Railroad (CVRR). Completing its line in 1837, Mechanicsburg was designated as a water station where workers could restock the locomotive’s wood and pump water. The train became the town’s link to the world of business and industry. Grain and feed companies, lumber yards and numerous factories were purposely built alongside the railroad tracks. Archives show that, at one time, there were twenty-five trains chugging through the town daily carrying travelers, coal, feathers, fruit, ice, mail and newspapers. During the American Civil War, the railroad was an invaluable method of transporting troops and supplies. Today, approximately six trains travel through Mechanicsburg each day, which has recently increased due to new operations on the local sub-line owned by Norfolk Southern. Another part of Mechanicsburg’s growth occurred when the Naval Support Activity was built on 840 acres (3.4 km2) of land in Hampden Township, Pennsylvania. NSA Mechanicsburg continues to serve as one of the Defense Departments major logistics sites. Although automotive technology changed the town forever, today’s residents cannot dismiss the vital role the railroad played in its development.

Shop at Bon Ton and Help Summit Search and Rescue

As Summit Search and Rescue begins training K9 Briggs along with K9 Apache and K9 Merit fundraising reaches a new level of importance. BonTon Stores provides a wonderful opportunity for non-profit agencies to raise funds and participants to obtain awesome coupon books! Check it out and participate if you can. This month K9 Merit assisted in the locating of an 81 year old woman, provided importance evidence in a criminal case and successfully found a woman missing for 36 hours. The latter was alive and airlifted to an area hospital.

Purchase a Community Day booklet for $5 and save big on great items while supporting Summit Search and Rescue!

Plus, for the first time ever, use these coupons on Bonus Buys Friday, November 15 – Saturday, November 16.

Simply click on the image below for details and select Summit Search and Rescue at Checkout.

To learn more about the amazing things that Summit Search and Rescue does in our community, go to: www.ssarbloodhounds.org

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