skip to main content
skip to newscasts

Friday, April 19, 2024

Public News Service Logo
facebook instagram linkedin reddit youtube twitter
view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

Tribal advocates keep up legal pressure for fair political maps; 12-member jury sworn in for Trump's historic criminal trial; the importance of healthcare decision planning; and a debt dilemma: poll shows how many people wrestle with college costs.

view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

Civil rights activists say a court ruling could end the right to protest in three southern states, a federal judge lets January 6th lawsuits proceed against former President Trump, and police arrest dozens at a Columbia University Gaza protest.

view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

Rural Wyoming needs more vocational teachers to sustain its workforce pipeline, Ohio environmental advocates fear harm from a proposal to open 40-thousand forest acres to fracking and rural communities build bike trail systems to promote nature, boost the economy.

Dining Out with Fido? Experts Have Tips to Keep Pets and Patrons Safe

play audio
Play

Thursday, May 25, 2023   

May is National Pet Month, and South Dakota residents considering adoption are urged to do careful planning - while also making sure dogs can handle public settings if they tag along.

The messaging comes amid a recent trend where more pet owners feel comfortable in bringing their dogs to places such as restaurants.

That's brought attention to laws around the country dealing with such activity, and the Food and Drug Administration recently stated that pet dogs are fine in outdoor dining spaces.

Madison Godschalk, public relations and special event coordinator of the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society, said it's a good thing some businesses are now welcoming canines - but she added that pet owners have to take on responsibility.

"If you do get a younger animal, you're going to have to put in so many hours to train it," said Godschalk, "not to go on the bathroom inside, not to be aggressive towards food, not to be aggressive towards people."

Meanwhile, Godschalk said it's important to plan out which type of animal is best suited for your lifestyle and home setting. That includes whether they're allowed by a landlord if you're renting.

She said the Humane Society also offers guidance on how to introduce a new dog to another one that's already part of the household.

Godschalk said budgeting for a pet is another part of the process. It goes beyond making sure they have enough food.

"We make sure all of our animals, before they go off the door," said Godschalk, "are up to date on their vaccines, flea treatments, things like that. Those are all things that if you didn't adopt from us you would have to spend your own personal money on."

Godschalk said her location currently has a lot of pets available for adoption, especially dogs. She said there's enough variety to match a potential pet with an owner based on lifestyle, whether you like to go on adventures, or prefer to hang out around the house.




get more stories like this via email

more stories
The Bureau of Land Management's newly issued Public Lands Rule is designed to safeguard cultural resources such as New Mexico's Chaco Culture National Park. (Photo courtesy SallyPaez)

Environment

play sound

Balancing the needs of the many with those who have traditionally reaped benefits from public lands is behind a new rule issued Thursday by the Bureau…


Health and Wellness

play sound

Alzheimer's disease is the eighth-leading cause of death in Pennsylvania. A documentary on the topic debuts Saturday in Pittsburgh. "Remember Me: …

Social Issues

play sound

April is Financial Literacy Month, when the focus is on learning smart money habits but also how to protect yourself from fraud. One problem on the …


Outdoor recreation added $11.7 million to the Arizona economy in 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. (Adobe Stock)

Environment

play sound

Arizona conservation groups and sportsmen alike say they're pleased the Bureau of Land Management will now recognize conservation as an integral part …

play sound

Across the U.S., most political boundaries tied to the 2020 Census have been in place for a while, but a national project on map fairness for …

The 2023 Annie E. Casey Foundation Data Book ranked Arkansas 37th in the nation for education, and said 56% of young children were not in preschool programs to help get them ready for school. (Adobe Stock)

Social Issues

play sound

The need for child care and early learning is critical, especially in rural Arkansas. One nonprofit is working to fill those gaps by giving providers …

Environment

play sound

An annual march for farmworkers' rights is being held Sunday in northwest Washington. This year, marchers are focusing on the conditions for local …

Social Issues

play sound

A new Gallup and Lumina Foundation poll unveils a concerning reality: Hoosiers may lack clarity about the true cost of higher education. The survey …

 

Phone: 303.448.9105 Toll Free: 888.891.9416 Fax: 208.247.1830 Your trusted member- and audience-supported news source since 1996 Copyright 2021