Barks & Belts 5K This Year

EAPL and DriveSmart regret to announce that we have canceled the 2017 Barks and Belts 5K this year. However EAPL will be putting together a new and fun 5k walk/run dog friendly event in the Fall, we are looking for an event date in October. Watch our event calendar and our email notifications for information on this new event.

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Thank you for supporting EAPL and DriveSmart for the past 5 years on this event!

It’s Getting Lonely For Northern White Rhinos


A recent article posted that needs sharing by everyone, if we don’t protect these animals who will?

We’ve already lost the Western Black Rhino species to the black void that is extinction fairly recently, and it now looks like the Northern White Rhino species is on the edge of the abyss and might keel over if conservationists can’t pull off a miracle.

So it’s sad news to learn that Angalifu, the 44-year-old male Northern White Rhino at the San Diego Zoo has passed away in the early hours of the morning yesterday. He was under veterinary care for a variety of age related conditions, and with him gone, there are only 5 remaining individuals from his species: 1 elderly female at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 1 at a zoo in Czechoslovakia, and 3 in Africa.

“Angalifu’s death is a tremendous loss to all of us.” said Randy Rieches , curator of mammals for the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. “Not only because he was well beloved here at the Park but also because his death brings this wonderful species one step closer to extinction.”

Source and read the rest of the article: click here

Couple Shocked At ‘Dog Lease’ Deal


Once again a reminder to be careful before any purchase you make!

“After Anthony and Françoise Claessens picked out a purebred bichon frise puppy and got it home, they were more than a little surprised to look closely at the financing paperwork.

They had leased a dog….”

Source and read the rest of the article: click here