Friday, August 20, 2010


The recent case that we mentioned last week has happened if you would like more information on this case please view Cat Hoarder 8/14/2010 .

If you would like more information on hoarding and how to identify it please view Animal Hoarding .

Thanks so much for your support. Any donations will go to help with the care of the animals taken from this situation. You can also view NAFA's Wishlist for more information about things need to care for animals in our care. NAFA's Wishlist


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Merrick Treat Recall Update

Merrick Pet Care expanded the recall of it's "Beef Fillet Squares" and "Texas Hold' em's" dog treats to include all lots of the products, due to possible Salmonella contamination. The company previously recalled 83 cases of the treats for dogs after a sample tested positive for Salmonella contamination. The recalled treats are sold in 10-ounce packages and were shipped to distributors and retailers throughout the U.S. No illnesses have been reported, according to the company. If consumers purchased these treats, they may be returned to the place of purchase for a full rehab. For more information, contact Merrick at 1.800.664.7387.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hot Weather/ August Low Cost Vaccination Clinic

This entire week the heat index is expected to be above 100 degrees each day, although some showers may help on the weekend. This is a reminder for everyone to bring in their pets so they can stay cool like you and me. Here are a few ways to help your pet stay cool during this heat wave.
1) Provide plenty of fresh cool water so that your pets may cool down.
2) Don't leave or keep your pets outdoors for long periods of time.
3) Walk them during the coolest times of the day.
Most importantly, try using common sense. Try wearing a fur coat in this weather and you can feel what your pet feels in hot, humid heat!!

NAFA's sponsored low cost vaccination clinic by Dr. Jack Jones, DVM this Saturday, August 14th from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. will provide individuals with handouts that explain tips for helping keep your pet cool. While individuals must qualify for veterinary services- vaccinations, heartworn testing, heartworm preventative (with negative test result), deworming . Literature, help and tips are free. Dr. Jones will also provide tips for immediate action should you believe your pet is suffering from heat stroke.
The low cost vaccination clinic will be held at NAFA's Disaster Building which is located at 233 North Gee Street - red and white building at the corner of Gee Street and Dan Avenue across from Riceland Foods. Individuals who arrived too late at the Brookland Clinic on July 31st are eligible for services at this clinic only.

Keep Cool,

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Merrick Pet Care recalled 83 cases of its "Beef Fillet Squares" for dogs after a sample tested positive for Salmonella contamination. The treats are sold in 10-ounce packages, and are marked with lot number 10127 and then number 60116. All have a "Best Buy" date of May 6, 2012. No illnesses have been reported yet. If consumers purchased these treats, they may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, contact Merrick at 1-800-664-7387, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT.



NAFA would like to let you all know that we have been involved with an ongoing investigation of feline hoarding. This investigation will bring dozen of neglected cats to NAFA. Beginning this Sunday we will start posting daily updates so that you can follow the progress of the cats as the journey towards a new life.

Stay Tuned,

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Visit KAIT8's website for farther details ( or contact NAFA to join the pet parade to drop off school supplies. Contact Wannda at if you are interested in bringing your pet. No cats please, the risk of flight is to great at this kind of event.

Pets will wear backpacks and or saddle bags to carry in school supplies.

Hope to see you there,

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Iams and Eukanuba Dry Dog Food Recall

As of July 30, 2010, Procter & Gamble Co., maker of Iams and Eukanuba dry dog foods, is recalling certain varieties of veterinary and some specialized dry pet foods as a precautionary measure because the food might be contaminated with salmonella. The manufacturer said no salmonella-related illnesses have been reported, but it is urging consumers to immediately discard the recalled products. People handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product, according to Procter & Gamble.
For more information or a product refund, call Procter & Gamble at 877-340-8823.
To view a complete list of the recalled products, visit

Please check to make sure you are not feeding this to your companion,

Monday, August 2, 2010

Salmonella in Frozen Reptile Food

If you feed any frozen mice, rats, or chicks from Mice Direct or any store that purchases their product from Mice Direct, this post is for you!
The FDA has discovered Salmonella in a sampling of the frozen mice from the reptile feed supplier. The company urges you to contact them at 888-747-0736 from 9:00a.m-5:00p. m EST Monday-Friday or by e-mail at sales@micedirect. com for instructions on what to do. If you have purchased any frozen products from Mice Direct, DO NOT FEED THEM TO YOUR REPTILES! Call your pet store to see if they use Mice Direct as their supplier if you are unsure.

If you are unsure if you are affected contact the store you purchased from or the manufacturer.



The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures surrounding and in Northeast Arkansas will be in the 100's most of this week. Combined with humidity, heat indexes could exceed 115-118 degrees. Please bring your pets inside during the heat of the day and encourage your family and friends to do the same. Animals that must stay outside should have plenty of fresh water and shade – a dog house is not considered shade.

If you are concerned about pets belonging to others (and it is not an immediate emergency), you can email, with the address. We must have a physical address. If we have the name of the owner and/or a telephone number we can get immediate attention for the animals. IMPORTANT: If you see an animal in immediate danger – inside a car or in danger from heat and sun exposure you can call your local Animal Control department or police department to report the matter.Also, please check in with your elderly neighbors, friends or family to make sure they have adequate ventilation.

Please monitor your pets for signs,