Bindy the dog came calling today.

Bindy visited with Andy Rent as he talked about her on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

Trudy, from the Humane Society of West Michigan, brought Bindy into the studios.

Bindy is a 3-year old hound mix and needs a great home.  She came to the Humane Society from Tennessee. She's a shy and charming canine searching for a loving and patient owner with a relaxed lifestyle.

According to the American Kennel Club, hound mixes make excellent hunting dogs and loyal companions, they are also happy-go-lucky, funny, and—thanks to their pleading expression—cute.

Hounds love to follow their noses, which can sometimes get them into sticky situations. These dogs are solid, sturdy, and fairly easy to care for, but they do need to run around and let off steam.

Trudy spoke about a Chipotle Fundraiser on April 12 at all 5 West Michigan area Chipotle locations. That day, April 12, Chipotle will donate 50% of sales when customers mention Humane Society of West Michigan. Mark your calendar, enjoy super food and support the Humane Society on April 12.

We also talked about the upcoming Easter weekend and the need to be extra mindful of our pets safety. The ASPCA has their top four pet safety tips.

1.Chocolate. Chocolate can cause gastrointestinal upset, pancreatitis, stimulation             to the nervous system (think hyperactivity, tremors, seizure) and elevation in                   heart  rate.  Not all chocolate is equal:  the darker the chocolate, the more                       dangerous it is for your pets.  Also keep out of your pet's reach raisins, nuts,                   sweeteners an alcohol.

 

  1. Plastic Easter grass.  Pets cannot absorb this plastic in their bodies and it can get lodged then in their gastrointestinal tract and wreak havoc if consumed.  Signs that this has happened include vomiting, diarrhea, lack of appetite, lethargy, and stomach pain.

 

  1. Plants.  Many plants can cause issues for pets, but during this time of year, lilies can cause serious concerns for felines.  Exposure to any part of the plan can result in kidney injury and gastrointestinal upset.

 

  1. Fertilizers and herbicides.  Many people begin gardening and yard work on Easter weekend and that can include fertilizers and herbicides.  Make sure these are stored where pets can't chew or puncture the bottle and keeps indoors while applying products.  Always follow label instructions and wiat to let your pet out again until the product has been watered in or the ground is dry.

You can get all the information on the Humane Society website or call (616) 453-8900.