o Ensure your pet can be identified by either a microchip or collar ID tag and that contact information is up-to-date.
o Prepare a “Pet Emergency Go-Kit” of pet supplies that is readily accessible in an emergency. Your Pet Emergency Go-Kit should include: first aid supplies and guide book; three-days’ supply of pet food (in a waterproof container) and bottled water; a safety harness and leash; waste clean-up supplies; medications and medical records; a contact list of veterinarian and pet care organizations; information on your pet’s feeding routine and any behavioral issues; comfort toys; and a blanket.
o Display a pet rescue decal on your front door or window to let first responders know there is a pet in the house. Include your veterinarian’s contact information.
o Learn where your pet likes to hide in your house when frightened. Finding your pet quickly will help you evacuate faster.
o Identify a location to take your pet if you need to leave your immediate area. Keep in mind that disaster shelters for people may not be open to pets. Scout hotels and motels with pet-friendly policies and ask relatives or friends if they could house you and your pet.
o If you need to evacuate, consider taking a pet carrier or crate for transport and safe-keeping.
Note: Displacement of pets is a serious issue. According to a paper published by the University of Colorado - No Place Like Home: Pet-to-Family Reunification After Disaster - more than 200,000 pets were displaced after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, and 95 percent were never reunited with their families.
In 2006, the challenge of pet displacement during disasters was recognized by the U.S. government with the passing of The Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act.
ACSR has a new snail mailing address!! Effective immediately, our new mailing address is:
American Cocker Spaniel Rescue
14715 Pacific Avenue S., PMB #217
Tacoma, WA 98444
Our mail will NOT be forwarded from the previous address, so please update your records to reflect our change of address! THANK YOU!!
We received the email below, and I'm passing it along -- trying to spread the word far and wide about this missing cocker. Please alert everyone so we can find Bucky!! THANKS!! ~~ ACSR
My dog ‘Bucky’ was lost Sunday evening May 5th, 2013 about 11:30 pm after a roll-over accident on I-84 W approximately 7 miles NW of Tremonton, UT between mile markers 33 and 34. I was injured and lost my glasses and cell phone during roll-over. I was able to locate one of my two dogs and cat, shook but OK, however was unable to locate my Cocker Spaniel ‘Bucky’. We have a strong bond and have been together since he was 6 weeks. He is 8 years old, has strawberry blonde hair and was wearing a black harness with current tags, NM license and Pet Finder tag for his chip with toll free number. Chip was in my name from Albuquerque. Tags are also in my name. Bucky is hard of hearing in one ear. As I searched and called I also attempted to flag down traffic for help. I did see one vehicle pull over after passing me about 1/8 mile past. I thought they would back up to render assistance but they just set there for 2-3 minutes then continued on. When the police officer arrived on scene he looked with his spots up and down the shoulder and later when he came to hospital he said he and wrecker crews were unable to locate ‘Bucky’ or any sign of him. The next day I searched the site ½ mile on both sides of crash, also median and shoulder on opposite side of highway. I also drove west up into Idaho and looked for him constantly. I’ve been back to search for a mile in either direction of crash site four times and have seen no signs. I also left a soiled shirt. It is possible the car that stopped picked up ‘Bucky’. I need him and he needs me so I wish to find and retrieve him. He is my rock, my mental stability. However, time is crucial so I need help. I need help in contacting vets, animal humane, animal control offices and media along I-84 W up into Idaho, Oregon and possibly Montana. My name is Frederick W. Brink, I am a veteran on limited VA disability and am staying in Logan, UT to search. 505-974-9342 At this time, almost three weeks have passed and since all the info to contact the rightful owner is on Bucky, not doing so is tantamount to theft. Thank-you all for your kind support. The photo is of Bucky at 2, he has a few more pounds now and his hair was cut short a few months ago and hasn't grown fully out yet. firstname.lastname@example.org
Our beloved Scrutly has crossed The Rainbow Bridge. Scrutly was the inspiration that created American Cocker Spaniel Rescue. Not only did he inspire its creation, but he was the one who directed the foster dogs. Scrutly was small in stature, but mighty in authority, direction and wisdom. He taught the scared foster cockers to be brave, the naughty ones to be nice, and kept harmony among the pack. Everyone obeyed Scrutly. Because of Scrutly, hundreds of homeless cocker spaniels have found new, loving homes. He is missed much, and always will be. You can read about Scrutly's life on his memorial website: http://scrutly.pets-memories.com/index.php, where you can also light a candle for him, or leave a story/memory you might have about him -- be sure to come back to his website often, as we will be adding many more photos and memories about Scrutly. To those of you who have made a donation to ACSR in Scrutly's honor, we thank you very much! We've been asked to post info on where donations can be sent: For those who would like to make a donation in his name, checks can be made out to ACSR, and mailed to: American Cocker Spaniel Rescue, 14715 Pacific Avenue South, PMB#217, Tacoma, WA 98444
May 22, 1993 -- March 31, 2012
Liberty has become a celebrity! She was adopted by Cheryl of Newport, Oregon last year, and has become "The Boss" of FM100.7 !! Check her out on the radio, and FaceBook! YAAAAAY LIBERTY! THANK YOU, Cheryl, for adopting Liberty and giving her a forever, loving home!
Cocker spaniels live for protectiveness and loyalty. Loved ones depend on us to take care of them. Our employers depend on us to be loyal employees. The time is always right to be a cocker spaniel.
Our cockers have a special charm, that can brighten our darkest day... like a ray of sunshine on a little flower, when the world has gone astray. ~~ Peggy Bang
"For every animal that dies in a shelter, there is someone, somewhere, responsible for its death. You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late." ~ ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Before you consider adopting a pet, remember: IT'S A LIFETIME COMMITMENT! Meaning: You give it the very best care possible and love it for it's ENTIRE life. You DO NOT give it up because: you're moving, you have children, your new boyfriend/girlfriend doesn't like it, it gets old or sick, etc. You wouldn't throw out a human kid for these reasons, so don't throw out a pet for these reasons!!