Saturday, September 18, 2021

The Christmas Cactus, is it a Pet-Friendly house plant?

The third week of September is National Indoor Plant Week. This year 2021 those dates are:

September 12th - September 18th, 2021

Beautify your home and improve air quality. Celebrate National Plant Week and add new indoor plants to your home, that are safe for your whole family.

The Christmas Cactus is a well known and owned indoor plant. This plant is known for being an easy to care for indoor plant.

The Latin name for the Christmas Cactus is Schlumbergera Truncata.

Christmas Cactus  are also known to be good for indoor air filtration. Christmas Cactus are Non-Toxic to Cats, Dogs, and People. 

So if your looking for a good non-toxic indoor plant, the Christmas Cactus is highly recommended. Christmas Cactus are readily available. Also if you are thinking of giving a plant as a Holiday Gift, the Christmas Cactus is an excellent choice for a Happy Safe Plant Holiday, for the whole family. The Christmas Cactus is a Pet-Friendly House Plant.

The following is a list of  Outer Banks Garden Centers:

Nature's Harmony 
(252) 473-3556

Kitty Hawk Garden Center
(252) 255-5229

Central Garden Center and Nursery
(252) 261-7195


And don't forget to check for Cat Grass, September is "Happy Cat Month".

Happy Birthday! to the U.S. Air Force! established September 18, 1947. 
"Aim High, Fly-Fight-Win"

Friday, September 17, 2021

Today is National Pet Bird Day!

Today, September 17th is National Pet Bird Day!

If you are thinking of adding a bird to you family, you can visit the Birds at Pet Smart in Nags Head, NC.

Birds are also listed on the Nags Head Pet Smart website.

It is important to research Pet Bird Care, prior to bringing your bird companion home. That way you know everything that is needed, to care for your new family member.

Birds are wonderful pet companions. 

Today is a day dedicated to Celebrating Pet Birds that are part of American families across our Nation.

The street address for Pet Smart in Nags Head, NC and phone number are listed below:

Pet Smart
2210 S Croatan Hwy
Mile Post 10
Nags Head, NC 27959

(252) 564-3061

Patriotic Note: September 17th 1787, The U.S. Constitution was Approved. God Bless America.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Friends of Felines-Cape Hatteras Island an Outer Banks non-profit


Friends of Felines-Cape Hatteras Island is a 501 (c) (3) status, all-volunteer organization, established in 2009, Dedicated to TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return).

Local feral cat colonies on Cape Hatteras Island, are cared for by the volunteers of Friends of Felines-Cape Hatteras Island.

Grants and funds are currently being sought to help control and maintain the population of feral cats on Cape Hatteras Island. 

If you would like to volunteer or make a donation to befit the health and welfare of the feral cats, on Cape Hatteras Island, please contact Friends of Felines-Cape Hatteras Island. Any and All help is Greatly Appreciated. 


Friends of Felines-Cape Hatteras Island
(252) 995-4725

September is Happy Cat Month!





Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Boston Fern, is it a Pet-Friendly house plant?

 

The third week of September is National Indoor Plant Week. This year 2021 those dates are:

September 12th - September 18th, 2021

It's time to Beautify your home and improve indoor Air Quality. Celebrate National Plant Week and add new indoor plants to your home.

The Boston Fern, like the Spider Pant, is one of the more well known and owned indoor plants. The Boston Fern is known for being an easy to care for indoor plant for your home.

The Latin name for the Boston Fern is Nephrolepis extaltata.
The Boston Fern is also known as the Sword Fern.

Boston Ferns are known to be really good for indoor air filtration. Boston Ferns are Non-Toxic to Cats, Dogs, and People. 

So if your looking for a good non-toxic indoor plant, the Boston Fern is highly recommended. Boston Ferns are readily available. The Boston Fern is a Pet-Friendly House Plant.

The following is a list of  Outer Banks Garden Centers:

Nature's Harmony 
(252) 473-3556

Kitty Hawk Garden Center
(252) 255-5229

Central Garden Center and Nursery
(252) 261-7195


And don't forget to check for Cat Grass, September is "Happy Cat Month".



Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Outer Banks SPCA - Adoptable Cats & Kittens

                                 "Happy Cat Month"

The Outer Banks SPCA currently has Cats and Kittens up for adoption. The adoption fee for both Cats and Kittens is $50.00

The website to view currently available feline companions is 

The phone number is (252) 475-5620 
The Cat Care Manger is  Ashley

Happy Cat Month is the purrfect time to adopt a Cat or Kitten if you have been planning on adding a new feline companion to your family.

The Outer Banks SPCA  (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is a non profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The Outer Banks SPCA staffs and manages the Dare County Animal Shelter. The Outer Banks SPCA was founded in 1988.

The Dare County Animal shelter has been serving the Outer Banks community since 1978. Many people remember to old location of the Dare County Animal Shelter location of 1031 Driftwood Drive, Manteo, NC 27954. 

The NEW Dare County Animal Shelter Location and Hours are:

Outer Banks SPCA
Dare County Animal Shelter               Adoption   HOURS: Mondays - CLOSED
378 Airport Road                                                    Tuesday - Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm
Manteo, NC 27954


                                                               Office        HOURS: Mondays - CLOSED
                                                                                  Tuesday - Sunday, 8 am - 5 pm                 

The New Location is across the street from the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.
You will also see the and pass the New Roanoke Island Dog Park, that is located in front of the New Dare County Animal Shelter. (between the road frontage of Airport Road  and in front of the animal shelter)

Always remember that adopting any pet is a lifetime commitment. Your new pet will become part of your family. Please research pet care before adoption. 

Monday, September 13, 2021

The Spider Plant, is it a Pet-Friendly house plant?

The third week of September is National Indoor Plant Week. This year those dates are:

September 12th - September 18th, 2021

Beautify your home and improve air quality. Celebrate National Plant Week and add new indoor plants to your home.

The Spider Plant is one of the more well-known and owned indoor plants. This plant is known for being an easy to care for indoor plant for your home.

The Latin name for the Spider Plant is Chlorophytum Comossum.

Spider Plants are also known to be really good for indoor air filtration. Spider Plants are Non-Toxic to Cats, Dogs, and People. 

So if your looking for a good non-toxic indoor plant, the Spider Plant is highly recommended. Spider Plants are readily available. The Spider Plant is a Pet-Friendly House Plant.

The following is a list of  Outer Banks Garden Centers:

Nature's Harmony 
(252) 473-3556

Kitty Hawk Garden Center
(252) 255-5229

Central Garden Center and Nursery
(252) 261-7195


And don't forget to check for Cat Grass, September is "Happy Cat Month".


 

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Thirteen Names added to the Pet Names Page


 Thirteen New Names added to the Pet Name page!


Those Names are:

Male                                   Female 

Caliber                                    Can-Can
Joe                                          Jean
Lucky                                      Lucky
Morton                                    Marina
Prince                                      Princess
Tom                                         Twiggy
Winton                                     Windy

OB wants to know your Pet's name.
Visit the Pet Names Page and if you don't see your Pet's Name, email to be included.

Today is "National Hug Your Hound Day"
Second Sunday in September

Today is "National Pet Memorial Day"
Second Sunday in September

September 12th -18th is "National Indoor Plant Week"
Third Week of September

September is "Happy Cat Month"

World Rabies Day, September 28th

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