Mark your calendars now because we don’t want you to miss the PuppyUp Walk November 5th at MacArthur Park! PuppyUp is a
two-mile walk created to help promote awareness of canine cancer and fundraise for cancer research to benefit both pets and people.
Pre-registration will be going on through November 3rd for $20. After the 3rd, registration increases to $25. Kids under 14 can participate
Onsite registration begins at 11:00 a.m., and the walk starts at 1:00 p.m. (Check below for the complete schedule). Since 2010, the PuppyUp Foundation has funded $400,000 in cancer research in the areas of osteosarcoma, breast and bladder cancer, as well as mast cell tumors. So, we encourage you to form a team, join a team, or just walk as an individual to help raise funds for this very worthwhile organization.
2016 PuppyUp Schedule
WHEN: Saturday, November 5th, 2016
WHERE: McArthur Park Pavilion – 601 East 9th St. – Little Rock
11:00 a.m. Registration & silent auction begins
12:30 p.m. Opening ceremony
1:00 p.m. Walk begins
2:00 p.m. Announcements & prizes to top three fundraisers
2:30 p.m. Silent auction ends
3:00 p.m. Farewell ceremony
Your pet has acute hearing. Loud bangs can cause a great deal of pain to their ears. By following these simple guidelines from Little Rock veterinarians, you can help keep your pet calm and safe.
If you have dogs and cats, follow these easy tips from your Little Rock veterinarians:
If you would like to discuss further methods for keeping your pets calm during fireworks, contact Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic today.
June is national Adopt-A-Cat month! Cat adoption is very important during the summer. Spring is “kitten season,” which means your local shelter now has plenty of cute, adoptable kittens in addition to those laid-back adult cats they already had. If the kittens or cats aren’t adopted, your local shelter can get overcrowded.
This month, we want to share some information about adopting local cats so you can make an educated decision before you adopt. Here are five things to think about before you adopt a cat:
Once you’ve done your homework and know that it’s a good idea for you to adopt a cat or kitten, you can visit any of your local shelters or online adoption agencies. Some great local ones are:
We want all our visitors (furry or not) to be safe while at our clinic. Recently, we brought Dr. Karen Konarski-Hart in to update our staff about what to do if a guest requires CPR.
The staff attended three-hour large group training in our clinic after hours. All of our vets and vet techs were required to be there. Dr. Konarski-Hart brought in CPR dummies to practice on and everyone completed a few minutes of CPR chest compressions.
We want our entire staff to know what to do in case of emergency in the clinic. CPR training will be done regularly to keep our vets knowledgeable about the changes that occur to CPR protocol.
Dr. Konarski-Hart offers CPR classes for both large groups and individuals. She is knowledgeable about the frequent changes that occur to CPR protocol and will update us whenever those changes occur, so that our visitors have the best care possible.
Thank you to Dr. Konarski-Hart for updating our staff’s CPR training! You can find more information about her services and training at: http://chiropractorlr.com/cpr-training/1849407.
A couple of weeks ago we had the opportunity to sponsor this year’s Paws on the Runway, a canine fashion show put on by CARE Inc.
The annual event draws hundreds of people each year for food, drinks, a silent auction, live music and a hilarious canine fashion show. CARE also brings in adoptable dogs for the guests to meet.
The doggy fashion show is always the highlight of the event. Each year, local celebrities and well-known faces accompany their dogs in strutting their stuff down the runway for a good cause. Our very own head veterinarian Dr. Brian Barron walked his dog Stella down the runway!
This year, some great gifts were donated for the silent auction, including our gift basket and dog bed. All the proceeds from the event go to CARE to help them fund their work in our community.
CARE is a non-profit animal welfare corporation that protects animals in control facilities from euthanasia. Their purpose is also to spay and neuter homeless animals in hopes of decreasing the number of dogs and cats out on the streets.
This year, the ninth year, it was held in honor of Lyndae Sain Allison and her many contributions to the animal welfare community. We are so honored to have been apart of Paws on the Runway and are looking forward to next year!
To learn more about the event, click here: http://www.careforanimals.org/events.cfm?EventID=2
Recently Dr. Charney made a “house call” to The Anthony School in Little Rock to help some budding young veterinarians learn some important skills including how to take a dog’s heartbeat. All these Pre-K 3 students did a great job and we can’t wait until they join us a some of Little Rock’s best veterinarians! You can see more photos on our facebook page.
Our favorite Little Rock Veterinarian Dr. Brian Barron is a 3rd generation graduate of Little Rock Catholic High School and as a proud alumnus we love our connection to LRCHS and enjoy our opportunities to support this great institution.
Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic is sponsoring 2 upcoming events – and we’d love to see you there!
On Saturday April 16th we’ll be at the Rocket 5K. This great event includes a 3K walk, a Rocket Dash for your younger runners (including the Barron Boys) and you’re welcome to bring your canine friends to run with you. Come on out!
This great event is always a big success for Catholic High, for more information or to enter a team, please click the link above.
In early March Dr. Barron, Dr. Charney and our wonderful staff spent 2 days at Bass Pro Shops in Little Rock as part of the Little Rock Animal Village’s microchip program. Neither rain nor, well, rain and more rain kept us from microchipping over 400 pets across two days!
We love being a part of this program and we feel that as a part of the Little Rock Veterinarian community it is important to help pet owners learn the benefits of microchipping your pets. If you’d like to know more about the benefits of microchipping your pets as important way to keep track of them if they are ever lost, please contact us today.