Curly Tail Pugs of Summer Online Fundraising Raffle!!

>> Monday, July 26, 2010

We are very excited to announce the first of many to come Curly Tail Online Fundraising Campaigns!

Your help and participation is the key to our success!

This is your opportunity to provide some much needed help to our Curly Pugs of Summer and at the same time have a chance to win a fun prize!

Curly Tail has partnered with to offer our supporters the chance to win a $40.00 giveaway at any of their 200 sites!

If you are not already familiar with they have an incredible array of products in over 200 categories. Anything you could ask for from mountain bikes, toys, Dutch Ovens, and of course, Pet stuff. You can find just about anything you need and many of their items have free shipping!

Here is how it works:

Anyone who donates (any amount, even $1.00) to our Curly Pugs of Summer campaign for the next 5 days 7/26 – 7/30 will be automatically entered into a drawing to win the prize!

To donate – simply click on the Curly Pugs of Summer Chip-In Widget below to make your donation.

The winner will be chosen and notified on Monday August 2nd.

We will contact you by email with instructions on how to redeem your online coupon which you can spend on any item from CSN’s 200 sites!

We would like to extend a huge thank you in advance to everyone who participates in this raffle. It is with donations from all of you that we can continue to help the numerous pugs in need.

Best of luck!!
~ the Curly Crew


Graydon finds his forever home!

Graydon is a senior gentleman with a heart of gold. He came into Curly Tail as a NYC ACC shelter pull. His background is heart breaking, but his new life’s journey is wonderful!!!

To read about Graydon's background, please visit: Graydon's Leaving Long Island story.

Here is Graydon in his new forever home!


Success Stories: Lola, Bridget, Hercules, Henry

>> Wednesday, July 21, 2010






Curly Pugs of Summer - UPDATE 7/16/10

>> Monday, July 19, 2010

This week we bring you the story of Frankie, a sweet nine your old male who was a stray picked up by Animal Care and Control in NYC. ACC contacted Curly Tail letting us know they had a Pug in need of immediate medical attention for a melting corneal ulcer in his left eye – a very critical condition that is also extremely painful. Hours later Frankie was at Dr. Solmon’s where his eye was treated 24/7 - as there was a possibility his eye would need to be removed if its condition did not improve.

We’re happy to report that Frankie’s time at CVC – a total of EIGHT days of around the clock pain management and hourly applications of eye meds – was a success! Frankie did not have to have his eye removed!

Once in stable condition, Frankie was then neutered and also had a dental – during which ten teeth were extracted due to extreme dental disease. Now pain free, Frankie is safely at his foster home and loving life in Curly Care!

Your contributions make it possible for Curly Tail to provide the extensive and costly medical care needed by so many Puglets. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT!


Merrick Pet Care Recalls Beef Filet Squares 10oz Bag (Item #60016 Lot # 10084TL7 Best By March 24, 2012) Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

>> Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Company Contact:
Customer Inquiries: (800) 664-7387
Other Inquiries: James Witcher, COO (806) 322-2806

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 2, 2010 – Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling 86 cases of its 10oz “Beef Filet Squares for Dogs” pet treats (ITEM # 60016 LOT # 10084TL7 BEST BY MARCH 24, 2012) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People handling the treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews or any surfaces exposed to these products. Consumers should dispose of these products in a safe manner by securing them in a covered trash receptacle.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers immediately.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

The Beef Filet Squares were shipped to distributors and retailers throughout the US. These individuals have been notified and have activated their recall procedures.

The treats are sold in 10oz plastic bags marked with “Lot # 10084TL7 Best By Mar 24, 2012” on the top of the bag and on a sticker applied to the bottom.

No illnesses have been reported to date. FDA collected a surveillance sample of “Merrick Beef Filet Squares for Dogs” (lot #10084TL7) which were purchased from a retail store. The sample tested positive for Salmonella.

Consumers who have purchased 10 ounce packages of “Beef Filet Squares for Dogs” are urged to return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-664-7387 M-F 8:00 – 5:00 CDT.


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