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Does Your Dog Bite?

Dog Angry Dog Aggressive Snappy Biting Ani

MuttShack Foundation for Animal Foster and Rescue, claim that dogs bite more than 4.7 million people each year in america.

The blame may be the dog’s, the owner’s, or the victim’s. But the person who always pays, is the proprietor. The owner of the dog becomes responsible for paying for the medical bills, time lost from work in addition to pain and suffering. The person who suffers most, is the dog that’s left in a shelter or disposed of.

Dog owners must assume more than their share of the responsibility for protecting people and other animals from their own dogs, and assume the responsibility to protect their dogs from individuals. Kids will run as much as a puppy screaming in delight and frighten the dog. A puppy in his enthusiasm to greet someone may jump up and scrape her or him. A passer-by may approach a dog harshly or provoke him. Neighborhood kids may allow the dogs out just to have some fun.

There’s absolutely not any way to ensure that your dog will never bite someone.

This important and regular procedure will lower your dog’s desire to roam and fight with other dogs, making safe confinement an easier task. Spayed or neutered dogs are not as likely to bite.

Introduce your dog to many different kinds of people and situations so that he or she’s not nervous or frightened under normal social conditions.

O Train your dog. Accompanying your dog to a training class is a wonderful way to socialize him and to learn proper training methods. Never send away your dog to be trained; only you can teach your dog how to behave in your property. Note that training courses are a terrific investment even for seasoned dog caregivers.

O Be alert with your dog around kids. Rambunctious play can startle your dog, and he might respond by biting or snapping. Neighborhood children may be drawn to your dog, so be certain to get a child-proof lock onto your gate and there’s absolutely no way for small hands to get through the fence.

Never teach your dog to chase after or assault others, even in fun. Your dog can not always understand the difference between real-life and play scenarios. Set appropriate limits for your dog’s behaviour.

Don’t await an accident.

The first time he exhibits dangerous behavior toward any individual, seek professional help from your veterinarian, an animal behaviorist, or a qualified dog trainer. Dangerous behavior toward other animals may eventually lead to dangerous behavior toward people, and it’s also a reason to seek expert help.

O Be a responsible dog owner. For everyone’s safety, do not allow your dog to roam alone. Make your dog a member of your loved ones. Dogs who spend a whole lot of time alone in the backyard or tied to a chain often become dangerous. Dogs that are well socialized and supervised are not as likely to bite.

If you do not know how your dog will react to a new situation, be careful. Work with professionals to help your dog become accustomed to these and other scenarios. Until you’re confident of his behavior, however, avoid stressful settings.

I thought you said your dog does not bite? “That is not my puppy”… says Peter Sellers.

Seriously, if your dog bites someone, act responsibly; consider these measures to mitigate the injury:

If needed, seek Centurian Wildlife Control.

O Provide the victim with important information, like the date of your dog’s last rabies vaccination.

Strictly follow quarantine requirements for your dog.

O Seek expert help to stop your dog from biting again. Speak with your vet, who may refer you to an animal behaviorist or a dog trainer. Your community animal care and control agency or humane society may also offer helpful services.

In case you need to let your dog go, do not drop him off in a shelter, where he will only be given a few days to live. Take the opportunity to find him a new family. To do this there’s a training and support network named MuttShack, at, that will teach you how you can re-home your pet.

O If your dog’s dangerous behavior can’t be controlled, and you need to make the painful decision to give him up, don’t give him to someone else without carefully evaluating that person’s ability to protect your dog and stop him from biting. Because you know your dog is dangerous, you might be held responsible for any damage he does even when he is given to somebody else.

o Never give your dog to someone who wants a dangerous dog. “Mean” dogs are often forced to live miserable, isolated lives, and become even more likely to attack someone in the future. If you have to give up your dog due to dangerous behavior, consult with your veterinarian and with your community animal care and control agency or humane society about your options. Be safe, be responsible and most of all, teach your dog to be a good canine citizen.

O Your dog lives to make you happy. If he knows what you want from him, he’ll make you proud.

Legend of Lime Jell-O

Shape, Creature, Jello, Eyes, Green

Radio stars of the 30s and 40s Jack Benny and Lucille Ball were sponsores and its advertisements dominated early television shows. Who didn’t love that colorful, jiggly, fun texture and versatility. Little children delighted in it, adults found it refreshing and light, and older people enjoyed it as a simple and pleasant conclusion to an otherwise bland meal in a nursing home. It was a predictable, comfortable and welcome sight to millions. It soothed young kids at home with measles and graced the food trays of surgery patients as it eased back them into eating solid foods. It was also the foundation for tomato aspics and molded salmon mousse. Although it had some limitations because of mobility and fever, it still frequently took centre stage at picnics and backyard barbecues. It was like one of the family. Read Full Report.

It was introduced in the late 1800s by an entrepreneur named Pearle Wait and his wife May, who experimented with grinding gelatin to a powder, which was a collagen originally extracted from the cells and hooves of barnyard animals, including flavorings and sugar which produced the first sweet version of gelatin. After several dismal years, they ran a large ad in the Ladies’ Home Journal magazine, hyping the new colorful sweet as”America’s favorite dessert” and the product took off. Inexpensive, simple to make and fun for kids, it became a staple in the American home and continues to this day. It went on to be obtained by many large companies over the years and elegant and marketed as an inexpensive”salad” and dessert.


LeRoy, New York is known as its birthplace and has the sole Jell-O Museum in the world, prominently located on the main road through this little town. Jell-O was manufactured there until General Foods closed the plant in 1964 and relocated to Dover, Delaware. According to Kraft foods, the state of Utah eats two times as much lime jello as any other state (maybe those big Mormon families account for that). The theory is that Mormons have quite a sweet tooth (they also consume the most candy in the country) and when requested to bring a green salad to a dinner, they will show up with lime Jell-O (favorite add-ins include shredded carrots or canned pears).

A hugely popular concoction during the 1950s was a lime jello recipe which featured whipped topping, cottage cheese or cream cheese, crushed pineapple, mini marshmallows and walnuts. It often appeared at baby showers, luncheons, church potlucks and buffet dinners, usually shaped by a large mold and trimmed with mayo. U.S. stats tell us 159.72 million Americans consumed flavored gelatin desserts in 2017, but this figure is projected to reduce to 154.07 million in 2020.

Although the younger generation is moving in another direction and consumption stats show a decline in this once beloved staple of American cuisine, it still holds its own at any family gathering. And most of us agree, there is always room for Jell-O.

Shark Pictures

Great White Shark Shark Jaws Fish Dangerou


The grim images show the shark using a hook and follow still attached.

He said it had been almost impossible for a shark that size to be captured and also for it to be kept silent.

Stacey believes that it was someone simply trying to create a sensation. Anyone who killed a Great White faced 10 years in prison or a R50 000 fine.

Before, a vigilante group threatened to lure Great Whites with hens stuffed with broken glass and to take each shark in False Bay, after Tyna Webb, 77, was killed by a shark in Fish Hoek. However, Mike Meyer of Marine and Coastal Management believes that it was just hysteria.

He said at least three people had verified that the shark pictures were taken years ago. “It is a hoax and just as well,” he said. Meyer stated Marine and Coastal Management had attempted to track the source of this email but it was sent to so many people that it was hard to find where it began.

He wished people would place the problem in view:”So few people are killed by sharks in comparison to hippos and other wild creatures, yet there’s so much hysteria around a shark attack.”

And these were not the first hoax pictures Meyer had seen.

“There is one that turns up every so often, of enormous sharks near bathers off a beach in KwaZulu-Natal throughout a sardine run. But a person has just Photoshopped them – we have the first image in which there are no sharks.”