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PIJAC4Pets PIJAC promotes animal well-being and responsible pet ownership, fosters environmental stewardship & ensures the availability of healthy pets.
PIJAC is the voice of the responsible pet care community in state and national legislative issues that affect pets, those who bring them into their forever homes, and who provide products and services for owners to care for their beloved companion animals. Through advocacy, education, and promotion of environmental stewardship, PIJAC represents the needs of the pet care community and those they serve.

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Mission: PIJAC’s mission is to represent the experience and expertise of the responsible pet care community to legislative, regulatory, and governing bodies in order to: PROMOTE animal well-being and responsible pet ownership FOSTER environmental stewardship & ENSURE the availability of healthy pets

Keep your #pet relationship positive! When your schedule changes, your #pandemicpet that has been such a source of comfo...
07/18/2020

Keep your #pet relationship positive! When your schedule changes, your #pandemicpet that has been such a source of comfort and companionship these past few months may have trouble adjusting. Advice from #petcare experts in the infographic and here: http://ow.ly/Z2Cj50Ax1BW

There’s no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading #COVID19 to people. But it is possible for people ...
07/17/2020

There’s no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading #COVID19 to people. But it is possible for people with COVID19 to spread the virus to animals, especially through close contact. Learn how you can protect your #pets: https://bit.ly/2z9q5be

Today is #WorldSnakeDay. #Snakes make great #pets, as long as you care for them appropriately. Learn about choosing a #r...
07/16/2020

Today is #WorldSnakeDay. #Snakes make great #pets, as long as you care for them appropriately. Learn about choosing a #reptile or #amphibian species as a #pet, and why you should never release them into the wild. #Habitatitude #makewisepetchoices
https://www.habitattitude.net/my-interest/reptiles-amphibians/

Some #classroompets came home for a weekend, and never went back: “..the #pets were a welcome distraction for the kids w...
07/14/2020

Some #classroompets came home for a weekend, and never went back: “..the #pets were a welcome distraction for the kids who missed their friends and socializing at school.” #Pets can provide much-needed familiarity and stability during the #newnormal of the #pandemic. #humananimalbond Pets In the Classroom
https://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article244020397.html

New #pandemicpet owners, you must get your #pet #vaccinated to be safe and healthy. Don’t let your beloved pet suffer, d...
07/10/2020
Pet hospitals find ‘alarming’ increase in parvovirus cases amid COVID-19 pandemic

New #pandemicpet owners, you must get your #pet #vaccinated to be safe and healthy. Don’t let your beloved pet suffer, die or infect your family with a preventable disease such as #rabies. #pethealth #healthypetshealthypeople
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) NAVC CDC

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A national chain of pet hospitals said they observed an “alarming” increase in the number of parvovirus cases and hospitalizations during the CO…

If this clergyman thinks he's making himself a cup of white tea after his sermon, he's in for a big surprise! One of the...
07/08/2020
Cat helps itself to some milk during live-streamed church service

If this clergyman thinks he's making himself a cup of white tea after his sermon, he's in for a big surprise! One of the health benefits of #petownership is the stress-relief effect of #laughter!
#funnypets #catthief #cats

A cat stole the show during an online prayer service after it was caught on camera stealing some milk.

During the #coronavirus #staysafeathome many people were, and still are, home full time with their #pets. Hear about the...
07/08/2020
5 Benefits of having a furry coworker

During the #coronavirus #staysafeathome many people were, and still are, home full time with their #pets. Hear about the many #healthbenefits of #petownership from this #veterinarian with Wellness Natural Pet Food for Dogs and Cats #powerofpets #pethealth

Celebrate Take your dog to work day

The #health and #safety of #pets and #people is the utmost priority of the responsible #petcare community. This week, CD...
07/04/2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The #health and #safety of #pets and #people is the utmost priority of the responsible #petcare community. This week, CDC released COVID-19 recommendations for #petstores, #pet distributors, and pet breeding facilities.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

July is #LostPetPrevention month. With holiday fireworks and road trips #dogs can get scared by noise or new places and ...
07/02/2020

July is #LostPetPrevention month. With holiday fireworks and road trips #dogs can get scared by noise or new places and run away. Keep your #pet safe indoors and #microchip them in case they do get loose so they can be identified and reunited with you. #petsafety #petownership

It’s getting hot! TOO hot for #pups. Prevent tragedies, leave your #pooch at home. #hotcarsact #petownership #petsafetyh...
06/28/2020
Dog rescued from hot car in Florida

It’s getting hot! TOO hot for #pups. Prevent tragedies, leave your #pooch at home. #hotcarsact #petownership #petsafety
https://wjla.com/news/nation-world/dog-rescued-from-hot-car-in-florida

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WPEC) - A dog is alive, thanks to the quick action of a group of police officers in Clearwater, Someone left their dog locked inside a car in a beach parking garage on Tuesday. Several police officers responded. They had to break a window to get the dog out of the car. Police belie...

The new bipartisan bill #HealthyDogImportationAct will create much-needed restrictions and oversight over international ...
06/26/2020
A plane packed with hundreds of dogs landed in Canada. On board were 38 dead puppies.

The new bipartisan bill #HealthyDogImportationAct will create much-needed restrictions and oversight over international importation of #dogs to protect both the #health of the imported dogs and that of people and animals here in the US. #pethealth #petownership American Kennel Club National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA) American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

The gruesome discovery cast a spotlight on a growing international market for dogs that advocates and some lawmakers say needs more restrictions.

“If you are considering a #turtle as a #pet, please do your homework first and find out what it takes to provide adequat...
06/24/2020
Nonnative alligator snapping turtle caught in Fairfax County | WTOP

“If you are considering a #turtle as a #pet, please do your homework first and find out what it takes to provide adequate care for a lifelong commitment,” said Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries after this #captivebred 65-lb turtle was found in a DC suburb. More on wise pet choices at PIJAC’s Habitatitude.net. http://ow.ly/dspd50AcxbB

A large turtle was reported crossing the road in Fairfax County, Virginia, and police got a snappy surprise.

Preying on people’s desire for companionship during the #pandemic, #puppyscams are on the rise. You should see the #pupp...
06/22/2020
Buyers beware: Puppy scams on the rise, here’s how to protect yourself

Preying on people’s desire for companionship during the #pandemic, #puppyscams are on the rise. You should see the #puppy first at a #petstore or #breeder. Or, do an internet image search, check references and talk to the seller by phone. http://ow.ly/eOto50AbJB3

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Buyers beware, a new scam is targeting those who are looking to bring home a new four-legged friend during the COVID-19 outbreak. CEO and President of Better Business Bure…

“But I’m now convinced any dog — any pet — is therapeutic, both mentally and physically.” #Pets have helped thousands of...
06/20/2020
What a dog did for us: In praise of coronavirus lockdown pet adoption

“But I’m now convinced any dog — any pet — is therapeutic, both mentally and physically.” #Pets have helped thousands of people cope with stress, #pandemic or no pandemic.
#powerofpets #humananimalbond
http://ow.ly/i34I50A8sOU

Is it okay to point out something good stemming from this pandemic? Pet adoptions are way, way up. It seems everyone and their uncle is getting one, even people who never thought they might.

06/18/2020

Great video from U.S. Food and Drug Administration on protecting your #pet from #covid19. #petsafety #humananimalbond
https://youtu.be/KHMYC5Comio

Here are some top reasons why #pets help humans live longer, healthier lives, from our #petcare partner Human Animal Bon...
06/17/2020

Here are some top reasons why #pets help humans live longer, healthier lives, from our #petcare partner Human Animal Bond Research Institute - HABRI
#humananimalbond #powerofpets

As #staysafeathome orders are lifting around the US, the responsible #petcare community is focused on providing customer...
06/13/2020

As #staysafeathome orders are lifting around the US, the responsible #petcare community is focused on providing customers, employees and the animals in their care with a safe environment. Download and share the infographic!
#pets #petstore #covid19
http://ow.ly/mHxz50A4lzw

Did you bring home a #pandemicpet? Here is some useful advice to help you keep your new #pet as a permanent part of the ...
06/12/2020

Did you bring home a #pandemicpet? Here is some useful advice to help you keep your new #pet as a permanent part of the family. Brought to you by PIJAC, The American Pet Products Association (APPA), #WorldPetAssociation, and #PetIndustryDistributorsAssociation. Please share! #petownership #covid19 #powerofpets

June is #NationalPetPreparednessMonth. Remember, during a disaster what’s good for you is good for your #pet, so get the...
06/09/2020

June is #NationalPetPreparednessMonth. Remember, during a disaster what’s good for you is good for your #pet, so get them ready today. Here’s advice from Ready.gov: https://www.ready.gov/pets
#responsiblepetownership #petsafety

PIJAC CEO Mike Bober told the Philadelphia Inquirer that the reality of #petgrooming is that it is “much closer to a hea...
06/08/2020
Yes, dog groomers are open now.

PIJAC CEO Mike Bober told the Philadelphia Inquirer that the reality of #petgrooming is that it is “much closer to a health service for #pets.” #petownership #doggrooming #pethealth

Now that all counties in Pennsylvania have moved into either the yellow or green phases, you can get your pets groomed, which can be important for their health.

Across the country, fraudsters are taking advantage of people’s desire to share their lives with a #pet and the increase...
06/05/2020
500+ Utahns scammed while buying pets during pandemic

Across the country, fraudsters are taking advantage of people’s desire to share their lives with a #pet and the increased demand during #coronavirus #quarantines. Do thorough research before handing over money for any pet. http://ow.ly/6fQF50zVB5r

The Better Business Bureau reports a huge increase in pet scammers across the State of Utah—saying the scammers are playing on people’s fears of COVID-19.

June is #NationalMicrochippingMonth. A #microchip can be the difference between getting your lost #pet back home and nev...
06/01/2020

June is #NationalMicrochippingMonth. A #microchip can be the difference between getting your lost #pet back home and never knowing what happened to them. Here’s an FAQ from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): http://ow.ly/TUi250zVzg1

“The pets help calm and focus the children, allowing them to open up about their feelings during the pandemic.” An eleme...
05/30/2020
Dogs, cats and lizards help kids deal with anxiety and loneliness during pandemic

“The pets help calm and focus the children, allowing them to open up about their feelings during the pandemic.” An elementary school counselor is using #pets in his virtual work with youth during #covid19 closures. Pets In the Classroom #humananimalbond #powerofpets

Colson Elementary School counselor Lexie Rodgers, who now meets with students via Zoom, is using animals (dogs, cats, rats, lizards) to helps kids deal with feelings of loneliness and fear during the pandemic.

The #petcare community is stepping up to make sure #petowners under financial hardship can still feed their beloved #pet...
05/28/2020
Charlottesville animal hospital hosts free pet food pickups

The #petcare community is stepping up to make sure #petowners under financial hardship can still feed their beloved #pets during the #covid19 #pandemic, like the Old Dominion Animal Hospital #veterinaryclinic in Virginia.

It's not just people in need of support during the COVID-19 crisis, a veterinary clinic in Charlottesville is helping our four-legged friends too.

The #petcare community is making sure #petowners under financial hardship can still feed their beloved #pets, like the O...
05/26/2020
Charlottesville animal hospital hosts free pet food pickups

The #petcare community is making sure #petowners under financial hardship can still feed their beloved #pets, like the Old Dominion Animal Hospital #veterinaryclinic in Charlottesville, VA.
https://www.nbc29.com/2020/05/08/charlottesville-animal-hospital-hosts-free-pet-food-pickups/

It's not just people in need of support during the COVID-19 crisis, a veterinary clinic in Charlottesville is helping our four-legged friends too.

Sadly, #pets are losing their human caretakers to the #COVID19 #pandemic. But #animalrescue groups are stepping up to co...
05/24/2020
This is what happens to the pets left behind when their owners die from coronavirus

Sadly, #pets are losing their human caretakers to the #COVID19 #pandemic. But #animalrescue groups are stepping up to collect them and find them new homes.
http://ow.ly/rJPf50zJmRh

Some animal shelters are beginning to see an increase in pets who have become homeless after their owner died during a pandemic that has taxed healthcare systems and the economy. "It was an almost creepy silence. My worry was always, where are the animals? What's going on?" said Tiffany Lacey, execu...

Sportscaster Andrew Cotter is simply a brilliant comedian with his play-by-play of his beloved #labrador #pet #dogs anti...
05/22/2020
Quarantined Dogs On A Company Zoom Call Are Lockdown Gold

Sportscaster Andrew Cotter is simply a brilliant comedian with his play-by-play of his beloved #labrador #pet #dogs antics, a welcome laugh during the stress of the #COVID19 #pandemic. #humananimalbond #powerofpets

Mabel and Olive -- and their owner, the sportscaster Andrew Cotter -- are the gift that keeps on giving during the pandemic.

"Better Business Bureau has seen a sharp increase in complaints not only locally but nationally regarding #puppyscams," ...
05/20/2020
BBB Warns of Pet Scams on the Rise

"Better Business Bureau has seen a sharp increase in complaints not only locally but nationally regarding #puppyscams," said the CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Chicago & Northern Illinois. You want to meet these #dogs in person if at all possible." Meet the pet at a #petstore, #animalshelter or #rescue, or if you do buy online, talk to a person on the phone and do lots of research to make sure you’re buying from a reputable seller.

With more people at home during the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for puppies has skyrocketed, and with that demand comes a new warning about thieves targeting people seeking companionship. “The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has seen a sharp increase in complaints not only locally but nationally...

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Doing some research. Where would I find the number of groomers in a given state?
Thank you for signing the letter, and thank you for reaching out. As a groomer, you know the misconceptions that exist in the public about your services. They think of you like barbers and hair stylists, not considering the difficulty of what you do, the necessity of carefully cleaning ears and trimming nails, or the training you receive to identify skin and coat conditions that can be warning signs of veterinary issues. When we have the chance to talk to lawmakers and their staff, they start to get it. But it takes time and attention, two things that are in short supply at the moment. An open letter like the one you signed on to works for subjects that are easy to grasp - like the need for food and veterinary care. But without the context and detail necessary to help people understand why grooming should be essential, including it in an open letter isn't going to help our case. It can even work against us, as the media and others sensationalize and oversimplify everything. We are doing the work behind the scenes, in one on one conversations and targeted outreach, to try to convince lawmakers and staff that grooming should be included in "essential pet services." Thanks for all you're doing, too. Mike Mike Bober | President and CEO Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council | 202.452.1525 x1060 | [email protected] Join to support PIJAC's pet care community advocacy work. Get pet and business COVID-19 information at
This is a letter to the government...signed by business owners across America. Still Researching
We endorse and support Humane Pet Care and Grooming . from Team Untangler💓
Hi, would it be possible for you to let me know when you got involved in the Las Vegas Pet Sales Ban repeal? Thank you very much.