Pet food container – Pass Pet http://passpet.org/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 06:48:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://passpet.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-120x120.jpg Pet food container – Pass Pet http://passpet.org/ 32 32 BASF: Joint press release Confoil and BASF cooperate to develop certified double-oven compostable paper trays for packaging ready meals https://passpet.org/basf-joint-press-release-confoil-and-basf-cooperate-to-develop-certified-double-oven-compostable-paper-trays-for-packaging-ready-meals/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 06:07:07 +0000 https://passpet.org/basf-joint-press-release-confoil-and-basf-cooperate-to-develop-certified-double-oven-compostable-paper-trays-for-packaging-ready-meals/ DualPakECO® trays are made of lightweight cardboard and coated with BASF’s ecovio® PS 1606 biopolymer Commercially Compostable Solution Extends End-of-Life Options for Paper-Based Food Packaging and Supports Recycling of Organics Processing, sealing, printability and strength performance on par with conventional PET food trays Food trays can be used in microwave and conventional ovens, in refrigerators […]]]>
  • DualPakECO® trays are made of lightweight cardboard and coated with BASF’s ecovio® PS 1606 biopolymer

  • Commercially Compostable Solution Extends End-of-Life Options for Paper-Based Food Packaging and Supports Recycling of Organics

  • Processing, sealing, printability and strength performance on par with conventional PET food trays

  • Food trays can be used in microwave and conventional ovens, in refrigerators and freezers

Bayswater, Australia/Ludwigshafen, Germany, June 29, 2022: Australian food packaging manufacturer Confoil and BASF have cooperated to develop a certified compostable and double oven-safe food tray made from paper. The paper bin is coated on the inside with BASF’s ecovio® PS 1606, a partially biobased and certified compostable biopolymer specially developed for coating paper or cardboard food packaging. The trays called DualPakECO® are certified according to Australian standard AS4736-2006 and approved for food contact according to international requirements. They can be used for ready meals such as lasagna, curries and stir-fries available cold or frozen in supermarkets as well as for catering and restaurant takeaways.

Trays extend the end-of-life options of paper-based packaging by being organically recyclable: they can be commercially composted with organic waste collected in organic bins. Thus, the new packaging solution supports the organic recycling of food scraps and food-soiled packaging, increasing the diversion of food waste from landfill and incineration.

Alternative to PET more durability

This new certified compostable solution is an alternative to classic PET packaging for ready meals: The trays can be heated in conventional ovens and microwaves, can be refrigerated or frozen. They exhibit excellent barrier properties against fats, liquids and odors helping to preserve freshness and flavors. “We wanted to create a paper-based food tray that meets all the requirements of the food industries, but with the added benefit of being certified compostable,” said Alison Buxton, CEO of Confoil. “With BASF’s ecovio® PS 1606 certified compostable biopolymer, we have found the perfect component to take the next step towards sustainable solutions in our portfolio and to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals at the same time. Our joint development represents a switch to paper-based and certified compostable to support Australia’s National Plastics Plan 2025 which aims to reduce the impact of packaging on the environment Composting trials have shown that DualPakECO® trays break down into water , carbon dioxide and nutrient-rich compost in four to six weeks under commercial composting conditions.

ecovio® PS 1606 extends end-of-life options for paper applications

The carton for DualPakECO® can be easily formed and allows printability. The board is light but rigid enough for production line installations. It also provides a secure seal on a variety of film and machine substrates. The paper tray is coated with ecovio® PS 1606 using a single-layer extrusion process. Thanks to its excellent migration barrier properties, the BASF biopolymer also allows the use of recycled paper in food applications. The high content of renewable raw materials leads to a reduction in the carbon footprint of the materials, which in turn reduces greenhouse gas emissions. “Composting is the most resource-efficient process for recycling food waste,” said Rowan Williams of Market Development Biopolymers at BASF. “This packaging solution supports a circular economy as it helps to divert food waste and soiled food packaging from landfills and incineration, avoiding the associated greenhouse gas emissions. PET food trays currently available are not reusable, they are difficult and uneconomical to recycle mechanically – so in reality they mostly go to landfill or incineration.In Confoil, we have found the perfect partner to develop a solution that proves the feasibility of food packaging that combines sustainability and high technical performance.”

ecovio® PS 1606 can be used in applications with cold or hot contents as well as for bowls and plates with dry, solid, fluid or fatty contents. BASF offers ecovio® grades for extrusion coating and lamination technology. Depending on the ecovio® grade used in combination with the type of paper or cardboard, domestic and industrial compostable solutions are possible.

Market introduction at the Australian Organics Recycling Association conference

DualPakECO® trays were introduced to the market at the 2022 Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) Annual Conference in Glenelg, Australia. On this occasion, the president of the AORA, Peter Wadewitz, declared: “Australian standards are the strictest in the world for compostable plastics. Commercial composting is an integral part of a circular economy where organic waste can be turned into a valuable resource. rather than being thrown in a landfill or incinerated. Compost from organic recycling can be used in agriculture to improve degraded soils and return organic matter to soils ensuring future productivity. The new packaging solution is suitable for recycling organic materials such as Australia’s FOGO (Food Organics and Garden Organics). This is a curbside collection service that allows leftover food to be added to the garden bin so that it can be recycled into high-quality compost. Under the National Waste Policy Plan, Australian states and territories have pledged to increase FOGO collection services, agreeing to introduce them to all households and businesses by the end of 2023.

Further information :

www.ecovio.basf.com

www.confoil.com.au

About Confoil

Confoil has been a family-owned Australian manufacturer of food packaging since 1966. Our humble beginnings began when we set out to design and manufacture a wide variety of aluminum trays and containers. Since then, our diverse product range has grown significantly, with our range now consisting of over 450 individual food packaging items. We supply to a variety of customers, from distributors to food manufacturers. Our head office and manufacturing facility is located in Bayswater, Melbourne. Confoil employs approximately 150 people and also operates throughout New Zealand. More information on www.confoil.com.au.

About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Around 111,000 employees of the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in almost every industry and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition and Care, and Agricultural Solutions. BASF achieved sales of 78.6 billion euros in 2021. BASF shares are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the United States. www.basf.com.

Media contact at BASF: Media contact at Confoil:

Dr. Ulla Biernat Scott Henschke

Email: ulla.biernat@basf.com Email: scotth@confoil.com.au

Phone: + 49 621 60-42241 Phone: + 61 413 435 312

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Coyote attacks 2-year-old girl in Fountain Valley Park – NBC Los Angeles https://passpet.org/coyote-attacks-2-year-old-girl-in-fountain-valley-park-nbc-los-angeles/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 00:48:40 +0000 https://passpet.org/coyote-attacks-2-year-old-girl-in-fountain-valley-park-nbc-los-angeles/ Authorities are looking for a coyote that attacked a 2-year-old girl earlier this week at an Orange County park. The attack, which was not immediately reported, happened around 8:30 p.m. at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley. Details of the girl’s injuries were not immediately available. Anyone with information has been asked to contact 916-508-7095. […]]]>

Authorities are looking for a coyote that attacked a 2-year-old girl earlier this week at an Orange County park.

The attack, which was not immediately reported, happened around 8:30 p.m. at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley.

Details of the girl’s injuries were not immediately available.

Anyone with information has been asked to contact 916-508-7095.

Fountain Valley is about six miles northeast of Huntington Beach, where several coyote sightings and a beach attack led to a series of community safety meetings. A young girl was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries when she was attacked by a coyote in April near Huntington Beach Pier.

This coyote’s DNA matched samples from one of two coyotes shot after the attack.

Earlier this month, a coyote was caught on a Huntington Beach home’s security camera when it attacked a family dog. The coyote jumped a 6ft wall, grabbed one of the dogs by the neck and dragged him into a yard.

The largest dog in the family, a Labrador retriever named Cody, then ran off to rescue the smaller dog and scare the coyote away.

Coyotes are highly adaptable animals that have learned to live comfortably in many environments, including around humans. Wildlife experts say we played a part in leaving food and trash behind for an appealing snack.

By nature, they are afraid of humans. They primarily hunt rodents and help keep that population under control, but won’t ignore an easy meal.

Here is the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s list of coyotes precautions.

  • Never feed or attempt to tame coyotes. The result can be deadly conflicts with pets or livestock, or serious injury to young children.
  • Do not leave young children or pets outside unattended.
  • Install motion-sensitive lighting around the house.
  • Cut shrubs at ground level to reduce hiding places.
  • Be aware that coyotes are most active in the spring when feeding and protecting their young.
  • If followed by a coyote, make loud noises. If that fails, throw rocks in the direction of the animal.
  • If a coyote attacks a person, immediately contact the Department of Fish and Wildlife or the nearest law enforcement office.
  • Put garbage in tightly closed containers that cannot tip over.
  • Remove water sources, especially in dry climates.
  • Bring pets in at night and don’t leave pet food out.
  • Avoid using bird feeders as they attract rodents and other coyote prey.
  • Provide secure enclosures for rabbits, poultry and other livestock.
  • Pick up fallen fruit and cover compost heaps.
  • Ask your neighbors to follow these tips.


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Save time while preserving the planet | News, Sports, Jobs https://passpet.org/save-time-while-preserving-the-planet-news-sports-jobs/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 05:19:49 +0000 https://passpet.org/save-time-while-preserving-the-planet-news-sports-jobs/ Dear Annie: My husband is passionate about doing what we can as individual citizens to fight climate change. He believes that the greatest impact a person can have is to reduce their driving. So, to do his part, he started using the public transit system as much as possible. Our city’s public transit […]]]>

Dear Annie: My husband is passionate about doing what we can as individual citizens to fight climate change. He believes that the greatest impact a person can have is to reduce their driving. So, to do his part, he started using the public transit system as much as possible.

Our city’s public transit is far from perfect and turns what would be a 20 minute drive into a two hour train/bus/bike ride. This greatly increased the time he spends commuting.

I want to support his desire to be more eco-responsible and I agree with his point that using public transit more often will increase ridership and eventually, with luck, increase and improve the service. But right now it takes a long time. We have a small child, pets and a household to manage. Every time he spends four hours doing something that could be done in less than an hour, I feel so frustrated that he chooses public transport and climate awareness over his family, which leaves me more of work to do.

How can I honor her desires and passions while trying to find a balance where I don’t take on the extra work? — Frustrated with public transport

Dear Frustrated: Congratulations to your husband on his noble goal. However, when his humanitarian spirit begins to affect his personal relationships, it may be time to compromise.

There are many ways to live an eco-friendly life, and driving less is definitely one of them. Why not create a list of sustainable practices that fit into your lifestyle? For example, you could start composting or stop using disposable plastic food containers.

On days when public transit is too heavy for you, such as when you have a pet and a baby in tow, remind him that your household does its part in other ways. Then you can protect your time and always give the green light to its eco-friendly lifestyle.

Dear Annie: This is in response to “Workaholic,” the woman who is exhausted at work and is considering a career change. At the start of my quarantine, I closed my business because the enthusiasm was gone and I needed a change. To find out what the change should be, I took several tests at our community college that were designed to reveal your skills and talents, which showed me career opportunities I didn’t even know existed.

I also read the book, “The Path: Creating Your Mission Statement for Work and Life” by Laurie Beth Jones. A couple of times in my career, I’ve studied this book because it helped me focus on what was important to me at the time and make a plan.

The most important thing I’ve learned in my professional journey is this: if your passion is gone, it’s time to move on! The second most important thing I learned is this: you need interests outside of work. This is extremely important when you retire. If you don’t have a hobby or something that makes you want to get up in the morning, you’ll be miserable.

Good luck with your trip! – Was there

Dear Been There: Thank you for this good advice. Additionally, there are a variety of free online job aptitude tests that might help. “Workaholic” explore their options. There are so many opportunities that didn’t exist 10 or even 5 years ago. Whether you’re looking for a career, a hobby, or whatever you’re passionate about, it always helps to know what’s going on.




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School Arrests Threats, Stabbing Incidents: NH State Police https://passpet.org/school-arrests-threats-stabbing-incidents-nh-state-police/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 02:56:00 +0000 https://passpet.org/school-arrests-threats-stabbing-incidents-nh-state-police/ CONCORD, NH – New Hampshire State Police are investigating a fatal crash on Interstate 93 on Tuesday. At approximately 11 p.m., troops were dispatched to the area of ​​Mile 31.6 on the north side of the highway in Bow. Upon arrival, they found a 2021 GMC Sierra, left the roadway and hit a tree. “As […]]]>

CONCORD, NH – New Hampshire State Police are investigating a fatal crash on Interstate 93 on Tuesday.

At approximately 11 p.m., troops were dispatched to the area of ​​Mile 31.6 on the north side of the highway in Bow. Upon arrival, they found a 2021 GMC Sierra, left the roadway and hit a tree.

“As a result of the crash, the operator of the GMC Sierra was transported to Concord Hospital with serious injuries,” department spokeswoman Amber Lagace said. “The passenger in the GMC Sierra sustained fatal injuries.”

Find out what’s happening at Concordwith free real-time Patch updates.

The Crash Reconstruction Unit was requested and assisted by Troopers, Bow Police, Bow and Hooksett Fire and Rescue Teams, and NH DOT.

All aspects of the collision are under investigation.

Find out what’s happening at Concordwith free real-time Patch updates.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident or the events leading up to the accident is asked to contact Trooper Eric Torrens at Eric.M.Torrens@dos.nh.gov or 603-223-3622.

Pet Emergency Plan

When making emergency plans for your family, make plans for your pets as well.

As part of National Pet Preparedness Month, state safety officials suggest identifying evacuation routes and a list of pet-friendly places like hotels where people can stay. Also talk to your neighbours, friends and relatives to identify who is available to care for your pet or help your pet during an evacuation if you cannot.

Safety plans should also include at least three days of food, water and medicine for family members as well as pets. Other items to consider include an emergency leash, collar and ID tag, toiletries and hygiene items, a crate or carry bag, and familiar items such as bedding, a favorite toy, and sweets.

Pet registration information, vaccination records, and a list of medications should also be readily available. Keep a selfie of you with the animal and put it in your emergency kit – to prove ownership in case you get separated.

“When planning for an emergency, don’t forget your pets,” said Jennifer Harper, Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. “Planning ahead can improve your and your pet’s chances of surviving a disaster.”

To learn more about emergency preparedness, visit ReadyNH.gov.

Stabbing incident

On Wednesday, state police arrested a Madbury man on four counts of first-degree assault.

Soldiers were sent to report a fight between two men. One of the men had multiple stab wounds, according to the report. One man was taken to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, while a second man, Paul Howard, 36, from Madbury, was taken to the emergency room in Dover.

Howard was arrested soon after. He was denied bail and was due to stand trial in Stafford County Superior Court.

Threat case at school

A Vermont man has been charged with uttering threats against members of a school in Canaan, Vermont on Monday, leading to the cancellation of classes on June 14.

Vermont police notified New Hampshire police of the incident and a suspect in the case. A soldier was also assigned to a detail at Stewartstown Elementary School on June 14, also as a precaution.

At approximately 2:45 p.m. Tuesday in Colebrook, New Hampshire State Police arrested Shane Gobeil, 36, of Caaan, VT, for harassment. He was placed in protective custody.

Blotter Troop

Tania Lynn Ainsworth, 39, of Raymond was arrested at 8:55 a.m. on June 5, 2022, for reckless driving, driving after dismissal or suspension, and driving after accident charges in Auburn.

A 16-year-old from Manchester was arrested at 10.33pm on June 3 for driving under the influence. A 17-year-old from Manchester has also been charged with unlawful possession-drunkenness. They were charged in Brentwood.

Amy Marie Bouton, 44, of Biddeford, Maine, was arrested at 5:54 p.m. on June 2 for driving after dismissal or suspension at Exeter.

Haili A. Bibeau, 30, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, was arrested at 4:38 p.m. on June 1 for driving under the influence, resisting arrest or detention, open container and disorderly conduct as well as a restricted access violation and litter violation. . A 28-year-old man from Leominster, MA, was also taken into custody.

Brian Blanchette, 50, of Portsmouth was arrested at 2.22pm on May 31 for driving after dismissal or suspension at Hampton.

Bryan Docarmo Duarte, 19, of Reading, MA, was arrested at 11:09 p.m. on May 30 for driving under the influence and transporting alcohol on a minor charge in Hampton.

Daianara Rosario, 42, from Manchester was arrested at 8.13pm on May 30 for driving under the influence and duty in the run up to an emergency offense on the motorway in Exeter. Read more about this case here: DWI Accused Woman Accused of Nearly Hitting NH Trooper Cruiser

Jose Marcos, 36, of Malden, MA, was arrested for driving under the influence in Hampton Falls at 2:11 a.m. on May 30.

Chase Erril Sawyer-Michaud, 25, of Longmeadow, MA, was arrested at 12:43 a.m. on May 30 for driving under the influence in Dover.

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Troop B Blotter

Vania Diaz, 33, of Framingham, MA, was arrested for driving under the influence at 10:44 p.m. on June 5 in Manchester.

Bianca Mariah Perez, 22, of Manchester was arrested at 8.25pm ​​on June 5 for aggravated driving under the influence -0.16+ and driving under the influence. Talia Tamposi, 18, of Hollis, was also arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and unlawful possession of intoxication charges in Merrimack.

Jack A. Barnes, 24, of Nashua was arrested at 11:55 p.m. on June 4 for driving under the influence and driving under the influence – adult over 0.08 or minor under 0.02 charges in Merrimack.

Deandrea Tishawn Butler, 25, of Lowell, MA, was arrested on warrant in Londonderry at 11:26 p.m. on May 30.

Xiu Gu, 29, of Weston, MA, was arrested at 9:28 p.m. on May 30 for a reckless operation in Nashua.

A 17-year-old from Dracut, MA was arrested for reckless operation in Manchester at 5.54pm on May 30.

Andrea Paige Nolan, 20, of Raymond was arrested at 4.05pm on May 30 for reckless operation, unregistered vehicle and uninspected vehicle in Londonderry.

Van T. Doan, 45, of. Lowell, MA, was arrested at 3:08 a.m. on May 30 for driving under the influence and driving under the influence of an adult over 0.08 or a minor under 0.02 charges in Nashua .

A 33-year-old man from Bennington was taken into custody at 2:54 a.m. on May 30.

Troupe D Buvard

A 55-year-old man from Hill was taken into custody at 12:34 p.m. on June 5.

Daniel Stephen Kelly, 27, of Canterbury was arrested at 1.57am on June 5 for driving under the influence, driving after a subsequent dismissal or suspension and possession of a controlled drug charge at Concord.

Kellie Jean Poore, 42, of Haverhill, MA, was arrested for driving under the influence in Bow at 12:46 a.m. on June 5.

José Carlos Salsa, 59, of Bois-Des-Filion, PQ, was arrested at 11:16 p.m. on June 4 for driving under the influence.

Jordan Boisvert, 29, of Concord was arrested for driving under the influence and aggravated driving under the influence – 30+ mph in Concord at 10:18 p.m. on June 4.

Jason Marshall Bradley, 46, of Meredith was arrested at 8:12 p.m. on June 4 in Bow for driving under the influence, aggravated driving under the influence -30+ mph and open container loads.

John McManus, 41, of Allenstown was arrested at 11:53 p.m. on June 3 for driving under the influence in Northfield.

Seth J. Orlick, 23, of Henniker was arrested at 12:12 p.m. on June 2 for conduct after dismissal or consecutive suspension at Concord.

Nicholas L. Fuchs, 36, of Warner was arrested on warrant at 9:08 p.m. on May 31.

Mark W. Fuller, 39, of Andover was arrested at 5:30 p.m. on May 31 for reckless driving, two driving after dismissal or suspension, and felony exploitation after being certified as a repeat offender in Andover.

Jackson Mendez De La Cruz, 23, of Manchester was arrested at 10.18pm on May 30 for operating without a valid license at Bow.

A 17-year-old from Pembroke was arrested at 8.16pm on May 30 for driving under the influence, driving under the influence adult over 0.08 or minor under 0.02, and transporting alcohol by a minor in Canterbury. A Thornton minor was also charged with driving under the influence, operating a motorcycle without a motorcycle license and speeding 21-24mph over the 70mph limit.

Other arrests

Christian L. Tremblay, 30, of Nashua was arrested at 1:38 p.m. May 30 for breaching bail conditions at Carroll.

Jeremiah Fix, 27, of Byfield, MA, was arrested at 1:33 a.m. on May 29 for driving under the influence in Hampton.

Kalle R. Anderson, 29, of Portland, Maine, was arrested at 11:42 p.m. on May 28 for driving under the influence, speeding 11 to 15 mph over the 55 limit or less, and charges of vehicle not inspected at Hampton. Additionally, a 28- and 25-year-old man from Portsmouth has been taken into custody.

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Why do ants enter the house: and how to stop them https://passpet.org/why-do-ants-enter-the-house-and-how-to-stop-them/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 06:30:00 +0000 https://passpet.org/why-do-ants-enter-the-house-and-how-to-stop-them/ If you’re wondering why ants come into the house, the unfortunate fact is that warmer weather often heralds unwanted guests. Ants are always scurrying into our backyards, but especially in the summer months when we open the doors and windows of our homes to let in the fresh air, they may see this as an […]]]>

If you’re wondering why ants come into the house, the unfortunate fact is that warmer weather often heralds unwanted guests.

Ants are always scurrying into our backyards, but especially in the summer months when we open the doors and windows of our homes to let in the fresh air, they may see this as an open invitation to walk. – by the hundreds and by the thousands.


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Diggs Revol Dog Crate: Keep your dog safe and comfortable during travel. https://passpet.org/diggs-revol-dog-crate-keep-your-dog-safe-and-comfortable-during-travel/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 04:32:29 +0000 https://passpet.org/diggs-revol-dog-crate-keep-your-dog-safe-and-comfortable-during-travel/ You have to admit that there are dog owners who only want the best for their four-legged friends. Only premium food, great vet, nutritious food, and more. When it comes to transporting them, however, you will need a transporter in certain scenarios. Diggs presents the Revol Dog Crate – adaptable gear for your pooch. Unless […]]]>

You have to admit that there are dog owners who only want the best for their four-legged friends. Only premium food, great vet, nutritious food, and more. When it comes to transporting them, however, you will need a transporter in certain scenarios. Diggs presents the Revol Dog Crate – adaptable gear for your pooch.

Unless you are traveling privately by car, boat or plane, operators generally do not allow pets in passenger areas. So, you want a sturdy, durable, and collapsible container into a smaller physical footprint for storage. The Revol dog crate has all of these features and more.

It’s “inspired by baby industry quality standards,” Diggs said. It also uses premium materials and takes ergonomics into account. Depending on the breed of your dog, the manufacturer offers it in three sizes. You can get in small (28″ x 21″ x 20″), medium (35″ x 24″ x 23″) and large (45.3″ x 33″ x 31″).

Each model weighs 25 lbs, 32 lbs and 53 lbs respectively. The Revol dog crate is collapsible and can be fully set up in seconds. When not in use, it is easy to move around thanks to the carrying handles and wheels. To prevent injuries, the baby carrier has a diamond-shaped mesh and a strong plastic frame.

Diggs ships the Revol dog crate with a puppy divider and removable bottom tray. Cleaning is a snap since the components are moisture and corrosion resistant. Garage-style doors and top hatch access make it easy for your pet to get in or out of the box. Be sure to grab the optional Snooz Crate Pad to make it even more comfortable for your furry friend.

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Philadelphia health officials say West Nile positive mosquitoes are in the area https://passpet.org/philadelphia-health-officials-say-west-nile-positive-mosquitoes-are-in-the-area/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 02:21:47 +0000 https://passpet.org/philadelphia-health-officials-say-west-nile-positive-mosquitoes-are-in-the-area/ article (Photo by Stephen Ausmus/USDA) PHILADELPHIA CREAM – There are mosquitoes in Philadelphia that test positive for West Nile virus, according to the Philadelphia Department of Health. Health department officials made the announcement on Thursday, saying they had identified a “pool” of West Nile-positive mosquitoes. Additionally, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection also announced that […]]]>

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There are mosquitoes in Philadelphia that test positive for West Nile virus, according to the Philadelphia Department of Health.

Health department officials made the announcement on Thursday, saying they had identified a “pool” of West Nile-positive mosquitoes.

Additionally, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection also announced that it found West Nile virus activity in Bucks, Cumberland, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

West Nile virus is transmitted by infected mosquitoes that bite humans. This can cause neurological symptoms. It is reported that one in five infected people will suffer from fever and flu-like symptoms. One in 150 people will develop inflammation of the brain or spinal cord, which can lead to death.

Officials say the best way to avoid West Nile infection is to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.

Tips to protect your home and neighborhood from mosquitoes:
• Anything that can hold water can breed mosquitoes, from soda bottle caps to old tires. Check your property for these sources of standing water and dispose of them.
• At least once or twice a week, empty the water from flower pots, pet food and water bowls, birdbaths, pool covers, buckets, barrels, canisters and any other items outside your home.
• Empty and store wading pools for children by their side.
• Check if the gutters are clogged and clean them.
• Remove unused tires and other items that may collect water.
• Be sure to check for containers or trash in hard-to-see places, such as under bushes or under your house.
• Keep tight-fitting screens on windows and doors.
• Call the Health Department’s Mosquito Complaint Hotline at 215-685-9000 to report mosquito problems in your neighborhood.

Tips to prevent West Nile virus for you and your family:
• Wear insect repellent on exposed skin when outdoors. The insect repellent must contain one of the following ingredients: DEET, picardin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or PMD.
• Weather permitting, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants whenever you are outdoors.
• Consider staying indoors at dawn, dusk and early evening when some mosquitoes are most active.


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Two cubs rescued near Glorieta Pass https://passpet.org/two-cubs-rescued-near-glorieta-pass/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 00:28:25 +0000 https://passpet.org/two-cubs-rescued-near-glorieta-pass/ ESPAÑOLA, NM – Two bear cubs are now in the care of the Cottonwood Veterinary Clinic in Española after the mother bear was hit by a car on I-25 near Glorieta Pass. New Mexico Game and Fish officials said they received calls about the dead mama bear on Tuesday. Her cubs were found stranded in […]]]>

ESPAÑOLA, NM – Two bear cubs are now in the care of the Cottonwood Veterinary Clinic in Española after the mother bear was hit by a car on I-25 near Glorieta Pass.

New Mexico Game and Fish officials said they received calls about the dead mama bear on Tuesday.

Her cubs were found stranded in a tree, and wildlife experts say the drought is causing the bears to roam in unusual areas.

“We really want to let the public know that bears are on the move and roaming all over the state. And they need to know if you’re recreating or if you live in areas where bears might roam,” said Tristanna Bickford of the New Mexico Department of Fish and Game.

This is the time of year when bears travel, and extreme drought coupled with major wildfires pushes them to more populated areas.

“So most of the time they’re looking for food and water sources,” Bickford said.

Game and Fish officials say you can do your part to protect bears, your family and your neighbors. This means removing and properly storing anything a bear might like to eat.

“So whatever smells good or whatever they can start relying on humans for sources of food and water. So water fountains, bowls for pets, water troughs for our livestock, all of that can attract them,” Bickford said.

Also, make sure your trash is properly stored or in a bear-proof container.

“But we’re asking people to be aware and diligent because there’s a lot we can do as humans to help wildlife stay wild,” Bickford said.

As for the little cubs, game and fish officials say they appear to be in good health and will continue to be cared for at Cottonwood Veterinary Clinic for the time being.


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TPS anticipates influx of nuisance bear calls https://passpet.org/tps-anticipates-influx-of-nuisance-bear-calls/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 01:23:17 +0000 https://passpet.org/tps-anticipates-influx-of-nuisance-bear-calls/ Breadcrumb Links New Local News Residents reminded that sighting a bear where there is no threat to personal safety or property does not require a police response Black bear in a dump. Getty Images jpg, TD Content of the article With northerners on the cusp of spring bear season, the Timmins Police Department anticipates an […]]]>

Residents reminded that sighting a bear where there is no threat to personal safety or property does not require a police response

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With northerners on the cusp of spring bear season, the Timmins Police Department anticipates an increase in bear calls for services in neighborhoods along the city’s bush line perimeter.

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“Typically, there is an increase in these calls which can range from marginal to significant,” TPS said in a statement on Tuesday.

Police reminded residents that not all bear sightings warrant police action.

“Some residents feel compelled to call the police when a bear is seen moving back towards the treeline,” TPS said in its statement. “Too often, upon police arrival, the bear in question has managed to safely reach the wooded area around Timmins.

“It stands to reason that any situation where the bear poses an element of imminent threat or damages property merits a police response and interaction.”

It was noted in the statement that some complainants are frustrated and are threatening to shoot the bear if police do not show up immediately.

“Residents are reminded that discharging a firearm within city limits will trigger a police investigation into unsafe firearm use,” TPS said. “In short, just sighting a bear in an area where no threat to personal safety or property
the damage may not require a police response.

TPS, in its statement, noted that the smell of garbage cans is one of the main attractions for bears drawn to residential areas.

“If you are away, never leave trash behind. If you must leave before Garbage Day, take your garbage with you when you leave. Take it to an approved recycling centre. Put trash in containers with tight-fitting lids and only take it out on trash day, not the day before,” TPS said in its statement. “Store trash in a bear-proof container, shed, or secure garage.”

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The Timmins Police Department shared a number of other Bear-Wise tips in hopes of reducing unintentional bear luring in neighborhoods along the tree line:

• Fill bird feeders only during the winter months;

• Never feed bears (or other wild animals) or try to approach them;

• Remove grease and food residue from the barbecue grills, including the grease trap, after each use;

• Do not put meat, fish or sugary foods (including fruit) in your composter;

• Pluck all ripe fruit from trees and remove vegetables and fruit that have fallen from the ground;

• Use a strong disinfectant to remove all odors from waste and recycling containers and lids;

• Never dispose of cooking grease outdoors. Instead, place it in a container with a lid, transfer it to a plastic bag, and include it with other properly stored garbage;

• Remember that non-food household items such as suntan lotion, insect repellent, soap and candles attract bears;

• Close and lock all windows and doors;

• Do not leave animal food outside. Feed pets indoors, not outdoors or in screened areas or porches; and

• Avoid landscaping with trees, shrubs or plants that produce food known to attract bears (eg crab apples, mountain ash, beech and oak).

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Drought conditions increase the chances of encountering bears https://passpet.org/drought-conditions-increase-the-chances-of-encountering-bears/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://passpet.org/drought-conditions-increase-the-chances-of-encountering-bears/ New Mexico Department of Game and FishPublic Contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866Media Contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 13, 2022: Drought conditions increase the chances of encountering bears SANTA FE – Due to drought conditions across the state, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish urges residents to be aware of […]]]>

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public Contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media Contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027
tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 13, 2022:

Drought conditions increase the chances of encountering bears

SANTA FE – Due to drought conditions across the state, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish urges residents to be aware of the increased risk of encountering bears and other wildlife.

“The state has seen below-average rainfall for this time of year, which means bears may be looking for other food sources,” said bear and cougar biologist Rick Winslow. at the Department. “Droughts have historically led to many conflicts with bears, not only at camping and picnic sites, but also in more populated areas.”

“For bears, almost all of their food resources, such as green grasses and herbaceous plants — flowering and grass-like plants — are supported by moisture,” Winslow said. When these food sources are stressed, bears may begin to move closer to towns and neighborhoods. Bears moving through populated areas can cause problems and can become habituated to humans. Problematic bears deemed a threat may be euthanized.

The Department offers the following suggestions if you are visiting or living in bear country:

  • Keep waste properly contained until day of pickup, especially if you live in or near wooded areas.
  • Never let fruit from trees and bushes rot on the ground. It can be a powerful attractant for bears and other wildlife.
  • Remove bird feeders. Bears view them as high-calorie treats and often seek out nearby additional food sources.
  • Never put meat or smelly food scraps, such as melon, in your compost pile.
  • Do not leave pet food or dishes out overnight.
  • Clean and store outdoor grills after use. Bears can smell sweet barbecue sauce and grease for miles.
  • Keep your camp clean and properly store food and garbage at all times. Use bear-proof containers when available. Otherwise, hang food, toiletries, coolers, and garbage from a tree at least 10 feet off the ground and 6 feet from the tree trunk.
  • Keep your tent and sleeping bag free of food odors. Put away the clothes you wore while cooking or eating with your food.
  • Sleep a safe distance from your cooking area or food storage area. A distance of at least 100 meters is recommended.
    Never intentionally feed bears to attract and observe them.

If you encounter a bear:

  • Make yourself look tall by stretching out your jacket. If you have young children, take them so they don’t run.
  • Give the bear enough space to escape, so it doesn’t feel threatened or trapped. If a black bear attacks you, retaliate using anything at your disposal, such as rocks, sticks, binoculars, or even your bare hands. Aim for the bear’s nose and eyes.
  • If the bear hasn’t seen you, stay calm and slowly walk away making noise to let the bear know you are there. Never get between a mother bear and her cubs.

If you have a persistent problem with bears, please contact your regional Game & Fish office or contact your local police for immediate assistance. Visit the Ministry’s website to find contact information for local Ministry offices. For more information on living with bears in New Mexico, please see Keep bears alive and protect yourself.

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