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A therapy dog is trained to provide comfort and affection to people. Therapy dogs are widely used at hospitals, retirement and nursing homes, hospices, schools and even disaster areas. People who have learning disabilities also use therapy dogs as a means of building their self confidence for learning.
Research has found that therapy dogs help make people feel better. Interacting with therapy dogs is said to ‘temporarily affect the release of some of the brain’s neurotransmitters, including dopamine and oxytocin, while cortisol levels decrease.’
Therapy dogs are either therapeutic visitation dogs, animal-assisted therapy dogs and facility therapy dogs. However, they also work alongside people who need a companion beside them at all times.
Therapy dogs are typically well tempered dog breeds and don’t shed excessively, which allows most people to interact with the dog. They’re also well socialized with various environments and people. That lets the dog feel comfortable with traveling around and being exposed to different people and environments. In this article, we’re going to examine what people should know when flying with therapy dogs.
Flying with therapy dogs in the United States
People are allowed to go flying with therapy dogs in the United States. There are, however, rules and regulations they must follow before boarding a plane with their companion.
In order to fly with a therapy dog in the United States, the dog’s owner must have appropriate documentation.
This documentation needs to be reported at least 48 hours before the person’s scheduled flight departure time. Regulations concerning that matter require that requests to go flying with a therapy dog are reported during that time frame, allowing the airline to verify the documentation with the owner’s doctor. In other words, the airline won’t allow therapy dog owners who haven’t previously contacted the airline in advance to board their flight with their dog in tow.
The therapy dog documentation letter needs to be drafted from the dog owner’s mental health doctor and possess a professional letterhead. It also must not be more than a year old. The dog owner also needs to have a mental health disability, meaning their mental illness must physically and mentally impair them from regularly living their life. Other documentation to bring includes the dog’s certification records, health certificates and vaccine records.
People who want to go flying with therapy dogs must take care of getting their pet cleared for flight before even boarding the plane. This allows both owner and pet to be prepared for the flight well in advance.
The dog dumped at a Tennessee animal
shelter to be destroyed because his owner thought it was gay has been
saved at the last minute by a kindhearted animal lover.
the the plight of the American Bulldog mix was seen by millions online,
Stephanie Fryns, a veterinary technician from Jackson, stepped up this
afternoon and adopted him from Jackson TN Euthanasia.
him Elton, Fryns, who already owns four dogs said that she had planned
to rescue him even before his story had traveled around the Internet.
He was dumped there because according
to the owner of the shelter, the dog’s master noticed him ‘hunched
over’ another male dog, which led him to assume he was gay.
a Facebook user became of aware of his plight after seeing his picture
on the shelter’s timeline and contacted Jackson TN Euthanasia to
discover the reason why he had been left there to be destroyed.
owner threw him away bc he refuses to have a ‘gay’ dog!’ wrote a user
who calls herself ‘Jackson Madison Rabies Control Stalker’.
let this gorgeous dog die [because] his owner is ignorant of normal dog
behavior! He’s in kennel 10L and he WILL be put down tomorrow bc there
is no room at the inn!’
an outcry over the Internet numerous people including Stephanie Fryns
arrived at the shelter this morning to adopt the unloved dog.
Restaurateur, designer, actress, humanitarian, Lisa Vanderpump is probably the classiest of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. (Although it could be a tie with Adrienne Maloof).
Q. You seem to be the sanest out of all the cast members of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Who do you think is the most insane?
A. I would never talk badly about any of the girls, that’s just not who I am. I’ll let you and the viewers be the judge of that.
Q. Why do you think the LGBT Community loves you so much?
A. I don’t think they necessarily love me. I’m just very supportive. I’ve owned a few gay bars over the years including Shadow Lounge in London and I think it’s really important that I use my heterosexual voice in supporting the LGBT community.
Q. Would you consider yourself Giggy’s “Stage Mom”
A. First of all, I’m not his mother, I’m his mistress. His name is Giggy (short for Gigolo) and what we have is a wonderful love affair.
Q. Do you run your own Twitter account?
A. I do run my own Twitter account. I feel that my Twitter is very personal, and I don’t get paid to tweet things. I think that my followers would notice if it wasn’t me.
I am not sure I understand why……
Why would a luxury product spend $14 million on a 3 and half minute commercial – and air it to the 99% of us, who can not afford their product? They even have a Facebook page with 500,000 LIKES. Really? Facebook users are buying Cartier?
I don’t get it. But it is BEAUTIFUL and has EVERYONE talking who say it last night.
If you thought their 2011 Holiday commercial was cool – this one will blow you away.
WATCH (Behind the Scenes is cool too!)
U.S. District Judge Roger Hunt in Las Vegas this week ordered attorneys for Oliver Preiss, a former personal assistant to Roy Horn, and for Preiss’s wife Beatrice; to pay the $37,415 as a sanction for asserting baseless legal claims against Horn and a company owned by Siegfried and Roy. Preiss made headlines last year with a crazy lawsuit filed in Clark County District with sensational and almost absurd allegations that while working for Horn, he was subjected to sexual overtures by both Siegfried Fischbacher and Horn; that they maintained a “very sexualized home’’ and that he was fired by Horn after rejecting Horn’s sexual advances. The case was later moved to federal court.
this month – and the fact they have won a $37,415 court award against attorneys who have been suing Roy over sexual harassment allegations.
The case has cost S&R over $100,000 to fight!
The whole scheme was crazy! Preiss had actually targeted Siegfried and Roy in hopes they would “adopt’’ him and after working his way into their lives, he convinced Horn he was a skilled therapist whose treatments could alleviate Horn’s ailments…when in fact, he was not a therapist at well. He swindled Siegfried and Roy with “quack remedies,’’ the counterclaim says “Preiss resorted to sexual advances in a bid do increase his influence over Siegfried and Roy.’’
Get the full scoop at Las Vegas Sun.
U.S. District Judge Roger Hunt in Las Vegas this week ordered attorneys for Oliver Preiss, a former personal assistant to Roy Horn, and for Preiss’s wife Beatrice; to pay the $37,415 as a sanction for asserting baseless legal claims against Horn and a company owned by Siegfried and Roy.
Preiss made headlines last year with a crazy lawsuit filed in Clark County District with sensational and almost absurd allegations that while working for Horn, he was subjected to sexual overtures by both Siegfried Fischbacher and Horn; that they maintained a “very sexualized home’’ and that he was fired by Horn after rejecting Horn’s sexual advances. The case was later moved to federal court.
I don’t know about your city, but in some cities, people are SO LAZY, they don’t bother to pick up their dogs poop! And I am so sick of it! If you own a dog, clean up after it!
The island of Capri (Italy) is going high-tech to deal with an age-old problem: dog
The mayor of the island, located off the coast of Naples, is determined to
rid Capri of the rather distasteful predicament by using DNA testing.
The small island is a large tourist destination and is home to 7,305 people
owning 1,000 dogs. Unfortunately, some of the residents seem unwilling to scoop
up poop. In order to maintain the pristine setting Capri is famous for, the city
is using technology to track down pet owners who befoul the town by leaving
piles of scat behind.
The mayor plans to take advantage of a law that requires dogs to undergo a
blood test for canine diseases. The city will use the blood to perform DNA tests
on puppy excrement and identify the source of the smelly mess.
Capri’s Mayor justified his DNA testing for doody by claiming: “In the past
there have been unpleasant episodes, like tourists slipping and hurting
themselves.” Additionally, “there have also been unfortunate cases when the
victim didn’t get hurt but had to throw away some spoiled clothes.”
The fine for failing to pick up after your pet is 2,000 Euro. The mayor hopes
the steep penalty will help keep the island clean for visitors and residents
alike. – THINK OF THE MONEY THIS COULD GENERATE!
In a complaint filed in Nevada’s Clark County Court last fall, former assistant Oliver Preiss layed out a number of shocking claims, including allegations that Horn and his stage partner, Siegfried Fischbacher, made repeated “requests for sex,” that Horn “made sexual advances towards all male assistants,” that Horn “forced his assistants to join him in watching pornographic videos at night” and that Horn “groped” Priess, “inside and outside of Priess’ clothing.”
NOW comes more allegations.
It’s the second lawsuit in 6 months filed by one of the assistants, Oliver Preiss, against Roy Horn.
Plaintiffs Preiss, PLUS Jayson Dondon and Dojie Macandog say they were Horn’s employees between 2007 and 2010. Plaintiff Don Kruno says he was Siegfried Fischbacher’s employee from 2006 to 2010.
They claim that “despite the injuries suffered during the tiger attack,” Horn “still has full strength in his right arm, his mental faculties and the ability to conduct various business and daily activities without assistance.”
Priess, Dondon and Macandog claim Horn groped their genitals and nipples, ordered them to touch his penis, forcibly kissed them and asked for sexual favors.
Kruno says Fischbacher approached him while Kruno was naked, grabbed Kruno’s hand and placed it on the magician’s penis, grabbed his butt and once tried to pull Kruno into his bed.
The men say they were forced to resign as a result of the conduct.
They claim that “videotaped evidence” shows Horn sexually assaulting a number of his employees or assistants.
Priess claimed in his lawsuit in September 2010 that Siegfried and Roy made repeated “requests for sex,” that Horn made “sexual advances toward all male assistants,” and that he forced his male assistants to watch pornography with him all night.
The four men seek unspecified damages for assault and battery.
They are represented by Sharon Nelson, who also filed the first complaint in September.
Were any of the guys gay? I don’t know – I tried to track them down, and am having no luck. Does anyone know any of these guys?
A California MAN had the
tables turned on him!
He was killed during an illegal cock fight — after one of the birds stabbed him in the leg. The animal slashed Jose Luis Ochoa with a blade that had been strapped to its foot.
Someone, in their infinite wisdom, thought it smart to attach a knife to the limb of an already most-certainly pissed off rooster. I guess they thought it would improve their chances in the ring–and it definitely raises some interesting questions on what exactly is allowed in a cockfight. At some point after tying a knife to a rooster, someone got stabbed. Jose!
The 35-year-old was declared dead two hours after he was injured in California.
An autopsy found he had died of an accidental “sharp force injury to his right calf”.
Other spectators fled when cops called to the fight showed up and found five dead roosters.
Sgt Martin King, 24, said he had “never seen this type of incident”.
Remember that Karen Black movie in 1977 TRILOGY OF TERROR? That’s what I picture in mind!
Speaking of Miss Black….who is 72, She has 6 movies coming out! Go Straight to Hell , Heated Rivalry , Maria My Love ,Katie Q , Some Guy Who Kills People and Letters from the Big Man .
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THIS IS SO CUTE!!!
Watch these adorable dogs decorate cookies and get ready to celebrate the holidays in style. They’re not only spreading good cheer, they have an important message to share— Make a holiday wish come true for a homeless dog or cat…ADOPT!
Best Friends Animal Society is a nonprofit organization building no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets®. At the core of Best Friends’ work is the dream that one day kindness will replace cruelty, and animals will no longer be destroyed because they are unwanted or imperfect. Spaying and neutering will be the rule for all pets and adoption will be the first option for everyone. Making this dream a reality is the mission we call No More Homeless Pets. The society’s leading initiatives in animal care and community programs are coordinated from its Kanab, Utah, headquarters, the country’s largest no-kill sanctuary. This work is made possible by the personal and financial support of a grassroots network of supporters and community partners across the nation. For more information visit: http://www.bestfriends.org/