AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of October 28, 2012

To provide a look at where and how often the AVMA has been mentioned in the media in the past week, the AVMA Media Relations Division has developed this weekly AVMA@Work blog series, “AVMA in the News,” showing the number of times AVMA appeared in the media, as well as a sampling of those hits.

We hope you find these reports informative. As always, we appreciate any questions or feedback you might have on our media relations efforts.

Sunday, October 28 – Saturday, November 3
: 251
Daily Average: 35.9
High Avg:  56.9 (Week of September 30)
Notes: The surge in stories on Oct. 28 was the result of wide pick-up of an AVMF press release on emergency preparedness for pet owners in Hurricane Sandy’s path.


AVMF urges preparedness for pet owners in hurricane’s path
. … The AVMF is the charitable arm of the AVMA. For nearly 50 years, the AVMF has been dedicated to embracing and advancing the well-being and medical care of animals. …

Vets, Rescue Groups Prepare for Hurricane Sandy
Pet Product News
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association’s Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams are waiting to deploy in states that require additional help. …

Hurricane/flood preparedness for livestock & pet
YNN (N.Y.)
. … The following are also useful planning and preparedness websites: American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): Information on Emergency Preparedness – http://www.avma.org/disaster/default.asp. …

Halloween pet safety tips
. … If you can’t stand leaving Fido out of the family costume, make sure to avoid pet costumes that include hats, masks, or shoes. The American Veterinary Medical Association reminds owners not to leave costumed pets unattended. …

America Gone Wild
Wall Street Journal
For feral cats, the panacea is called trap-neuter-return: The cats are trapped (not easy), sterilized and then returned to where they were caught. Voilà, no more feral kittens! Even the American Veterinary Medical Association calls this a mirage because “an insignificant percentage” of 60 to 90 million ferals out there at any one time have been neutered to reduce their overall population. And “returning” these nonnative predators to the landscape drives bird protection groups up the wall. …

Critics Question County Funds for Cat Program to Trap, Neuter and Release
The Ledger (Fla.)
. … Other organizations opposing the practice also include The Wildlife Society, International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, the American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians, the Humane Society of the United States, the National Audubon Society and many others, according to a 2004 article in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. …



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