Saturday, June 30, 2012

KOTA
LAKE CITY FLORIDA
ADOPTED!!
LAKE CITY FLORIDA:

Meet Kota!  He is a very handsome 18 month old male Anatolian Shepherd x Maremma Sheepdog cross.
Kota was sold to someone as a chicken guardian but it didn't work out so well so he is in need of a new home.

Although Kota is not good with poultry, he is VERY sweet and friendly with people, including children.
He is also good with other dogs and walks on leash.

Kota is in need of either a foster or adoptive home. He weighs appx 100 lbs and stands 29-30 inches at the shoulder.
This is a really sweet boy!



Monday, June 11, 2012

Raine in her newly fitted brace!

UPDATE ON RAINE AND HER NEW BRACE

Miss Raine received her newly fitted and modified brace last week.  We had to ship it back to Ortho Pets when it was first received because it did not fit properly.




Pictures were sent to Ortho Pets to help them better understand
the adjustments that needed to be made.

The brace was then shipped back to Ortho Pets so they could make the modifications and then send it back to Raine again.

It seems to fit quite a bit better now and gives her foot and ankle the support she needs.
Raine is not overly thrilled about this new fashion accessory but she is tolerating it so far.

So now we wait and see how things go.
Please keep fingers crossed for Miss Raine that this brace will work for her so she does not have to have surgery.


NONE of this would have been possible without the support and generosity of so many people.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone for caring about Miss Raine and helping her to get this brace.

Stay tuned for more updates!
"LUCY"

MCKINNEY TEXAS
ADOPTED
MCKINNEY TEXAS: 
VERY URGENT, ASD FEMALE IN KILL SHELTER TIME IS UP. NASRN HAS NO FOSTERS. PLEASE SHARE TO TRY TO HELP SAVE THIS GIRL

** Available May 30 **Hi my name is Lucy! I am a 4 year old Shepherd Mix. I am a very sweet and calm girl. I even know sit and how to shake! I walk great on a leash too. I'm just waiting for my perfect family now!

Animal #: 354149
You need the ID NUMBER AND NOT NAME WHEN INQUIRING ON THE ANIMAL
Name: Lucy
Sex: Female
Age: Approx 4 years
Breed: Shep Mix
Spayed: Unknown

Found @ 3218 Skyview Dr. Wylie

THIS PAGE IS CREATED BY VOLUNTEERS AND IS NOT DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH SHELTER OR STAFF. For additional information on rescue or adopting contact the shelter directly. 


You need the ID NUMBER AND NOT NAME WHEN INQUIRING ON THE ANIMAL

CONTACT INFORMATION
 
Collin County Animal Services
4750 Community Blvd. 

Collin County Justice Complex 
Mckinney, TX 75071

Email: animalshelter@co.collin.tx.us and ldrummonds@co.collin.tx.us 

 (to inquire about an animal email is the best if no response then call)
Phone: 972-547-7292

 
Hours of Operation Tues-Fri 9am-6pm and Sat 12pm-5pm Sunday 12pm-5pm
Monday - closed to public, search for a lost dog by appointment only.

Shelter Contact Info & Adoption Info Click Here- http://www.facebook.com/notes/collin-county-urgents-in-mckinney-tx/shelter-contact-information-hold-information-and-adoption-information/173386832742236



Saturday, June 9, 2012


NASRN 2013 CALENDAR
WE NEED YOUR PICTURES!!

Time goes by fast and it's get that time again  where we start asking you to take and submit pictures of your Anatolian or Anatolian mix for the 2013 calendar.   This year the deadline for submitting pictures is AUGUST 15th.
When taking pictures be sure to have your camera set to high resolution and make sure you send the picture in the largest file possible.  So many great pictures are excluded because they are not in a large enough file.  Pictures in small files will not print well and will be blurry and fuzzy.
So please be sure to send in LARGE file and do not crop or re size.

Files must be a minimum of 1200 x 1600 pixels

 
We're always looking for:

  • Working dog pictures
  • Holiday pictures
  • Up close face/head shots
  • Nature/outdoor pictures
  • Keep in mind this is a dog calendar so the pics without humans will be best.
Pictures are chosen for
  • clarity
  • centering
  • pose
  • size for reproducibility/printing

Please email all pictures to Carleen at anatolianrescue@yahoo.com   
Ive copied/pasted an article below with tips on taking great pictures of your pets.
Im looking forward to seeing all of the great ASD pics this year!!
Thanks
Carleen

 
  • Get your pet to look at the camera, preferably at eye level.
  • Try to shoot in natural light instead of relying on your flash.
  • Avoid heavily cluttered backgrounds; you want the focus to be your pet.
  • Beware of shooting in direct sunlight as it increases shadows.
  • If your pet is dark colored, take the photo in front of a lighter background.
  • If your pet is light colored, take the photo in front of a darker background.
  • You can better your chances of capturing a calendar spot if you take photos of your pet that represent different seasons.






TIP #1:  Be flash free
Turn off the flash on your camera.  You don't need it and it flat-out ruins an image.  Freeing yourself from on-camera flash photography is the best thing you can do to create better images.  How, you ask, does a person capture their dog in a dark living room at night?  The simple answer is:  do not take pictures of your do in a dark living room at night.
We're talking about pictures you actually want to display, email to friends or enter in a calendar contest.
Wait for daylight and go outside where flash isn't needed anyway.  When you head outside, look for open shade.  A great spot is under a tree with just a bit of reflected light coming in an an angle.  Direct sunlight causes animals to squint, in addition to washing out their beautiful fur color.  Early morning hours or sunset are great times for pet portraits in beautiful light.
TIP # 2:  Turn to Treats
If your pet is treat motivated, picture taking time is perfect for bringing out favorite treats.  It's best to have a helper who can hold the treat above your pet's nose and drop it to the floor right before you snap the shutter--this will help ensure your pet is looking directly toward the camera when the picture is being taken.  A favorite squeaky toy can also do the trick for getting that "tilted head" that is so cute.
If you're looking for action shots. a tennis ball is a terrific prop.  Have your "assistant" throw the ball directly in front of your camera a few feet then get ready and get low.  As our pet comes rushing toward you, snap the shutter  making sure your camera is on a high shutter speed to freeze the action.
Most cameras have a "Shutter Priority" mode meaning you can set the shutter speed manually and the camera will adjust the f-stop.  On many cameras it is represented by a "T" on the mode dial.  I like 1/1500 of a second or higher when capturing action.
TIP #3:  Look Toward The Light
If you have your heart set on taking your pet's picture inside, choose a north facing window.  Window light is the best for capturing animals and people during daylight hours.  Make sure your flash is off.  Have your pet sit as close to the window as possible.  Sometimes moving their doggy bed to that spot will help.  Play the "treat game" and I think you'll be pleased with the images you take with just the available light.