Monday, September 27, 2010

Comfortis & Ivermectin Interaction

Since 2008, the FDA has been giving animal owners warnings about Comfortis and Ivermectic interactions. More and more people are using Comfortis for flea prevention so we thought it would be a good time to rmind individuals about possible serious interactions between the two medications. Rule of thumb - it is better not to give heartworm preventative medications and Comfortis flea preventative medication at the same time.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

On September 15, 2005 - 11 NAFA volunteers and the Clay County Sheriff's Department rescued 33 dogs, 7 exotic birds and 8 doves from a puppy mill in Clay County. We celebrate their liberation, loving homes and the incredible individuals who stepped forward to take these animals into their homes. We herald this as one of NAFA's victories against the puppy mills and the "prisoners of greed" that live in horrendous conditions so their "wardens" can make a living.
Thank you to Twinkie's family for giving her such a cherished life. If you adopted a dog from this rescue please share your story. Contact use through facebook ( or our website(
Thanks for making it possible for us to help animals in these situations with your continued support.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Please check to see if your treats are being recalled. If you by Hartz brand treats some of them are being recalled. Nearly 75,000 bags are included in this recall. The lot number is BZ0969101E. If you fear that your treats may be contaminated or you have questions you may contact Hartz customer service by calling 1-800-275-1414.

Keep your pets safe,

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Warning: Graphic Pictures

One young Great Pyrenees puppy came in with his jaw broken in 3 places. The vet estimates the jaw had been broken for several weeks.

Kitten after kitten, cat after cat, and dog after dog have been pulled from the hoarders situation.

Most come in desperate condition, upper respiratory infections, digestive infections, internal and external parasites just to list a few.

In all, since the case began 30 cats/kittens and two dogs have been taken in by NAFA (Northeast Arkansans for Animals).

Although the individual continues to be compliant with surrendering the animals, she is becoming more and more irritable and unwilling to bring in more animals.

However, NAFA investigators are diligent and will not stop until all the animals are removed and any that might remain (up to 4 under city ordinance) will be completely vetted, vaccinated and healthy.

If you would like to help with the care of these animals please contact or for other ways to help visit our wish list on .
Thanks for your support,

Counterfeit Frontline Products Sold on Ebay

The following story is the perfect example of why NAFA recommends that pet owners purchase their pet medications and flea/tick supplies from reputable veterinarians and suppliers who can prove that they purchase their product direct from the manufacturer.

A man pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court in Providence, Rhode Island on Tuesday, August 31st to selling illegal pet pesticides on the Internet. The U.S. Attorney's office said John Buerman, 51, of Warwick, was selling misbranded Frontline and Frontline Plus products. Buerman pleaded guilty to one count of trafficing in counterfeit goods and using a counterfeit mark. he also pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly distributing and selling misbranded pesticide. The U.S. Attorney's office said Buerman purchased large amounts of counterfeit pesticides for cats and dogs from distributors all over the world, including several in the U.S., Canada, Australia and China. According to the U.S. Attorney's office, Buerman created an Ebay store called "Catsmartplus" in 2007 and had more than 3,500 sales over the past three years. Prosecutors said the sales totaled about $175,000.

The U.S. Attorney's office said it learned about the illegal sales after a customer from California purchased the product and one of her cats had an "adverse reaction." Buerman told NBC 10 on Tuesday that he didn't feel that what he was doing was wrong. He said he believed he was saving people money. Buerman is scheduled to be sentenced in January and faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison.

Please buy your treatment products from companies you trust,