Muffin’s Pet Connection: Week of October 11

RUFF RUFF: Foster or Adopt — What a GEM! Sampson is a six-month-old Labrador/Pit Bull mix puppy who cannot wait to find a new home with you. He is so sweet and gentle, he turns heads where ever we go. He is very submissive and very easy to train. All he wants to do is please and be with people, dogs and cats. A huge cuddler, kisser and a fan of belly rubs. Please give this boy a chance. You will not be disappointed in this incredibly well behaved Prince-of-a-dog. To meet Sampson in Park Slope, call Laurie at 917-754-3537.


MORE RECALLS: On September 24, Sunland, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of its Dogsbutter peanut butter for dogs due to possible contamination with Salmonella.

FDA reports 360 dogs, one cat dead after eating Chicken Jerky Treats.


DEAR JUDE: I have several critical situations that need to be resolved immediately. I can lose my home, my family, my job and my mind.

“It all began in the summer of 2011. Two adorable orange kitties with splashes of black swirls found their way into my backyard. I fell in love, and began feeding them. One day, there were two more delightfully stunning babies. I continued feeding.

“The next thing I recall, there were eight gorgeous orange and black felines running around. I continued to feed. Now, there are 22 creatures living in my yard. Now, their eyes are crusted and infected. They only trust me; I am the constant food caretaker.

“My neighbors have reported me to the Board of Health, and I have received numerous summons. My boss has threatened to fire me — I am always late for work; I do have a cat scent around me. My family and friends no longer talk to me; they think I am insane, plain crazy for doing this to myself; I was never a cat person.

“They leave soap products, colognes and body fresheners on my porch. How insulting is that! The nerve of them, they do not feed or care for any pets, and yet they condemn me for helping hungry cats in my yard. –Overwhelmed Helen, Brooklyn Heights

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