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They have raised more than $4.5 million in support of Hunger

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PLEASANTON and LOS ANGELES, Calif. —June 12, 2014—The Safeway Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) have announced they have raised more than $4.5 million in support of Hunger Is, a joint charitable initiative designed to raise awareness and funds to fight childhood hunger in America. The campaign kicked off in April with a month-long in-store fundraiser in more than 1,300 Safeway stores across the U.S. Additional funds were generated through online donations at The year-round campaign encourages individuals and communities to get involved in solving this widespread problem that too often goes unnoticed and, according to the USDA, affects one in five children in America.

A fish story

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Some of you may remember reading about the dreadful fish massacre that took place a few years ago while my husband and I were in transition, moving from the suburbs to our farm. Our house was pretty much vacant, but when I stopped by to pick up another load of “stuff,” I went to check on our beautiful koi pond. What I found was a bloody scene of terror, with dead, brutally beaten koi strewn about our patio and yard.

Despite the generous reward PETA offered for information leading to an arrest, the neighborhood punks who perpetrated this senseless violence eluded the law.

2013 Atrial Fibrillation Conference: Afib Medications & Stroke Prevention: Eric Prystowsky, MD

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Dr. Eric Prystowsky discusses treatments for atrial fibrillation, including rate control and rhythm control, as well as use of anticoagulants to prevent afib-related strokes.

At the conclusion of his presentation, founder Mellanie True Hills bestowed upon Dr. Prystowsky the first ever “Advocate for Patients” Award for his work in bringing afib patients to the table where decisions are made about our care and his ongoing quest to “Preserve the Brain” through educating doctors and patients.

IUPUI professor among IU faculty named most influential by National Jurist magazine

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INDIANAPOLIS — An IUPUI professor is one of two Indiana University faculty members named to a list of the 25 most influential people in legal education by National Jurist magazine.

Randall T. Shepard, distinguished visiting professor in the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and visiting professor at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, also part of the IUPUI campus, is No. 21 on the annual list.

Radioactive gas is persistent health risk in Minnesota

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Every 25 minutes, one person in the U.S. dies from radon-related lung cancer. It is the leading environmental cause of cancer deaths and the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. More than 21,000 lung cancer deaths are attributed to radon each year in the U.S

National Friends of Animals Chamber of Commerce® II

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National Friends of Animals Chamber of Commerce® – NFACC


NFACC is the only national project specifically dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of Animals’ Friendly business community. Seeking new opportunities for community advocacy, specifically in the economic arena, the NFACC was created as the exclusive project for certification as a Animals’ Friendly business enterprise.

What we willing to do:

· Provide the ability to collect and disseminate news and information central to the success of Animals’ Friendly businesses and professionals on a national level.

· Work with corporate partners, other organizations and the community at large to ensure increased opportunity and equality for Animals’ Friendly professionals.

· Provide supplier diversity certification to help Animals’ Friendly businesses gain more procurement opportunities.

Super Vets

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Mahopac Supervet

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Dr. Victor Scaperotti, DVM

Dr. Vic graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. He graduated in the top 5% of his class and received several major awards for companion animal care. After completing his internship at the renowned Oradell Animal Hospital in NJ, he practiced for 2 years in Stamford Connecticut, and then returned to his home town area to practice at The Mahopac Animal Hospital, where he has been practicing since 1998. He has been described by his clients as having a wonderful Dr’s “Bed-side Manner” and “a true blessing to his patients”. Dr Vic regularly volunteers at the Putnam County Humane Society Rabies Clinic. In his spare time, he loves spending family time with his wife Denise, his 2 young daughters Olivia and Sophia, and pets “Ned,” “Arnold” and “Pokito”.

PETA Alerts Police Nationwide to Dangers of Leaving K9 Officers in Hot Cars

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Group Pushes Installation of State-of-the-Art Monitors to Save Lives

For Immediate Release:
June 20, 2013

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. — PETA has sent an urgent letter to 500 police agencies across the country alerting them to the perils of leaving K9 officers in unattended patrol cars during warm weather. Included with the letter—which points out that in 2012 alone there were numerous news reports of heat-related deaths of K9 officers—is a poster that shows a police officer and his K9 partner standing next to a squad car and reads, “Please Remember: Hot Cars Kill.” The poster goes on to explain how the temperature inside a parked vehicle can shoot sky-high within minutes and that a dog trapped inside can endure an agonizing and terrifying death. PETA recommends that all K9 unit cars be equipped with the latest heat-monitoring systems, which can page the police officer—and even open a door—if the vehicle shuts off or the air-conditioning system malfunctions.

“We depend on our partners to keep us safe and they depend on us to keep them safe,” says Kevin Johnson, national president of the United States Police Canine Association. “Please, take a few minutes to remember your partner and do not leave them behind.”

In one 2012 incident cited by PETA, a police lieutenant in Georgia discovered his K9 partner, Sasha, dead in his patrol car. Before dying from heat exhaustion, Sasha clawed through the seats, bit through the seatbelts, and tore off the rearview mirror in a desperate attempt to escape. Just this week—and also in Georgia—a K9 officer named Spartacus was found dead from heatstroke in his handler’s car.

Every year, PETA receives reports of dogs who have died after being left alone in a car on a warm day—even when the windows are left slightly open or the car is parked in the shade. Dogs can succumb to heatstroke in just 15 minutes and sustain brain damage as a result. On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a shaded car is 90 degrees, and the inside of a car parked in the sun can reach 160 degrees in minutes. Symptoms of heatstroke include restlessness, excessive thirst, heavy panting, lethargy, lack of appetite, a dark tongue, vomiting, and lack of coordination.

PETA’s letter to the police departments is available upon request. For more information, please visit

Coldwell Banker Commercial’s Troy Scheel to Join Firm’s Southern Utah Office

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SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To take advantage of continued growth in the Southern Utah commercial real estate market, Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT’s Utah Region Office (CBC) today announced that Senior Associate Troy Scheel will join Vice President Ray Rosenthal in mid-August in the full service brokerage firm’s office in St. George. Scheel will continue to pursue transactions in land, industrial and special facilities, and will align with Rosenthal on CBC’s listing of the largest industrial park in southern Utah and the St. George area, the Fort Pierce Industrial Park.

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