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Santa Sunday Raffle Item List

We’d like to thank all of the businesses that have made donations to our Santa Sunday Raffle. Thank you!

UPDATED 11/7/16
Antons Cleaners
Bernie and Phyl’s
Bertucci’s
Boston By Foot
Boston Duck Tours
The Butterfly Place
Cardi’s Furniture
Cassista Chiropractic
Charles River Canoe and Kayak
Charles Riverboat Co.
Cobblestones/Moonstones
Davis Farmland
Davis Mega Maze
Essex River Boat Cruises and Charter
Goodales
Handel + Haydn Society
Huntington Theater Company
Improv Asylum
Institute of Contemporary Art
Isabella Stewart Museum
Jillians
John F Kennedy Library and Museum
Kendall Community Ice Skate
Kimball Farm
Landmark Theater
Mass Museum of Contemporary Art
Nashoba Valley Ski Area
New England Wildflower Society
New Hampshire Historical Society
New Rep Theater
Norman Rockwell Museum
Old Town Trolley Tours
Outback Steakhouse
Pats Peak
Peabody Essex Museum
Plimouth Plantation
Redbones Barbeque
Rock Spot Climbing
Romanos Pizza of Dracut
Seacoast Repertory Theatre
SpeakEasy Stage Company
The Sports Museum
Strawbery Banke Museum
Stoneham Theatre
Story Land
The Trustees of Reservation
Upton Tea Imports
Yella

Meet Santa and Win Prizes at Santa Sunday!

Meet Santa and Win Prizes at Santa Sunday!

It is with great pride and excitement that we announce that our staff have chosen Lowell Humane Society as the Wignall Animal Hospital Santa Sunday Recipient 2016. Santa Sunday is an annual charity event run by our staff one day every year. Centered on the Christmas holiday and “pet photos with Santa”, the day is the end result of a 3 month-long fund raising effort by our staff.

Each year, staff choose an animal-related charitable organization to be the recipient of all the proceeds raised through this effort. The hospital covers all the expenses, the staff donate their time at the event as well as homemade appetizers and baked goods. Top off the afternoon with a professional photographer snapping photos of clients’ pets with Santa, add lots of holiday spirit and you’ll attend a truly fun and rewarding event. We work closely with several local shelters, rescues and animal control, therefore our staff see quite a bit of animal hardship. This year, they have chosen LHS because our staff have seen firsthand how their good work has helped thousands of pets get a second chance. Some of them—dogs, cats and owners–have heartbreaking stories which makes participation in their care even more rewarding for us as healthcare providers.

Don’t Leave Your Pet in a Hot Car!

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One of the most dangerous places for your pet is inside your own car. On warm days—even days as mild as 70 degrees—temperatures inside your vehicle can reach into the 100s in 10 minutes or less.

Leaving pets inside sweltering cars is a common mistake pet owners make, and it can have deadly consequences. We often assume that pets can tolerate warmth like we can, but their bodies simply can’t handle the stress of extreme heat.

To help you avoid leaving your pet in the car when it’s too hot, the entire month of July, we’re providing free heat sensors to all Wignall Animal Hospital clients. The sensor hangs from your rear-view mirror, and it changes color when the car is too hot for your pet to be inside.

Make sure you pick up a heat sensor when you visit Wignall Animal Hospital in July. It’s an easy way to remind yourself to protect your pets from a very sneaky hazard. For more information on overheating dangers or to schedule an appointment at Wignall Animal Hospital, please call (978) 705-6963 or contact us online.

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Eye-Opening Statisics

Be Aware of the Facts of the Frequency of Parasite and Tick Borne Diseases in the United States

Here are some interesting parasite facts form the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC). This data is provided to the CAPC from Idexx Laboratories and Antech Diagnostics based on the number of pets tested. How does the state that you live in compare to the national numbers?

Heartworm

Dogs:

  • Countrywide 1 out of every 83 dogs tested positive
  • Connecticut 1 out of every 153 dogs tested positive
  • New Hampshire 1 out of every 168 dogs tested positive
  • Maine 1 out of every 77 dogs tested positive
  • Massachusetts 1 out of every 183 dogs tested positive
  • Rhode Island 1 out of every 124 dogs tested positive
  • Vermont 1 out of every 124 dogs tested positive

Lyme

  • Countrywide 1 out of every 16 dogs tested positive
  • Connecticut 1 out of every 7 dogs tested positive
  • New Hampshire 1 out of every 7 dogs tested positive
  • Maine 1 out of every 6 dogs tested positive
  • Massachusetts 1 out of every 6 dogs tested positive
  • Rhode Island 1 out of every 6 dogs tested positive
  • Vermont 1 out of every 6 dogs tested positive

Ehrlichiosis

  • Countrywide 1 out of every 34 dogs tested positive
  • Connecticut 1 out of every 78 dogs tested positive
  • New Hampshire 1 out of every 68 dogs tested positive
  • Maine 1 out of every 82 dogs tested positive
  • Massachusetts 1 out of every 64 dogs tested positive
  • Rhode Island 1 out of every 106 dogs tested positive
  • Vermont 1 out of every 73 dogs tested positive

Anaplasmosis

  • Countrywide 1 out of every 31 dogs tested positive
  • Connecticut 1 out of every 6 dogs tested positive
  • New Hampshire 1 out of every 13 dogs tested positive
  • Maine 1 out of every 13 dogs tested positive
  • Massachusetts 1 out of every 9 dogs tested positive
  • Rhode Island 1 out of every 9 dogs tested positive
  • Vermont 1 out of every 28 dogs tested positive

Roundworm

Dogs:

  • Countrywide1 out of every 57 dogs tested positive
  • Connecticut 1 out of every 59 dogs tested positive
  • New Hampshire 1 out of every 73 dogs tested positive
  • Maine 1 out of every 49 dogs tested positive
  • Massachusetts 1 out of every 63 dogs tested positive
  • Rhode Island 1 out of every 52 dogs tested positive
  • Vermont 1 out of every 59 dogs tested positive

Cats:

  • Countrywide1 out of every 21 cats tested positive
  • Connecticut 1 out of every 17 cats tested positive
  • New Hampshire 1 out of every 28 cats tested positive
  • Maine 1 out of every 19 cats tested positive
  • Massachusetts 1 out of every 25 cats tested positive
  • Rhode Island 1 out of every 17 cats tested positive
  • Vermont 1 out of every 28 cats tested positive

Hookworm

Dogs:

  • Countrywide1 out of every 43 dogs tested positive
  • Connecticut 1 out of every 55 dogs tested positive
  • New Hampshire 1 out of every 68 dogs tested positive
  • Maine 1 out of every 54 dogs tested positive
  • Massachusetts 1 out of every 68 dogs tested positive
  • Rhode Island 1 out of every 54 dogs tested positive
  • Vermont 1 out of every 54 dogs tested positive

Cats:

  • Countrywide 1 out of every 137 cats tested positive
  • Connecticut 1 out of every 292 cats tested positive
  • New Hampshire 1 out of every 614 cats tested positive
  • Maine 1 out of every 231 cats tested positive
  • Massachusetts 1 out of every 423 cats tested positive
  • Rhode Island 1 out of every 269 cats tested positive
  • Vermont 1 out of every 334 cats tested positive

Whipworm

Dogs:

  • Countrywide1 out of every 116 dogs tested positive in
  • Connecticut 1 out of every 101 dogs tested positive
  • New Hampshire 1 out of every 146 dogs tested positive
  • Maine 1 out of every 130 dogs tested positive
  • Massachusetts 1 out of every 138 dogs tested positive