AM News Pack – Officer saves puppy’s life, Temple Grandin featured, St. Croix spay/neuter project

A trio of stories to get the day started –

New Zealand – An animal control officer saved a puppy’s life through mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

After the puppy was found roaming and taken to a local shelter, he began to choke as he ate an afternoon meal. The little guy is recovering and is waiting for a new home.

Colorado – Colorado State University animal scientist Temple Grandin will be the subject of a Discovery Science Channel show. The “Ingenious Minds” episode will air at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The FiXiT Foundation has picked St. Croix as the site of spay/neuter initiative, a region where 65 percent of the pet guardians to not “fix” their pets.

The following statement by Kellie Heckman, executive director, FiXiT Foundation – from the story is a message more people in the US and beyond need to understand –

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“There are many myths surrounding spay/neuter,” said Heckman. “Many believe that fixing their animal will make their pet less effective as a guard dog. Others believe they will be able to find homes for all of the kittens and puppies. Even more people simply don’t know there are affordable options. We are excited to be a part of the St. Croix Animal Welfare Network to make people aware of the truths behind spay/neuter.”

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