LOCAL EVENTS!

Northwest Working Dog Expo *and* Plastic Recycling Roundup!

Northwest Working Dog Expo – 1st annual event, open to all breeds! Lots of fun events, demonstrations and competitions in areas such as Obedience and Personal Protection, CGC and ATTS testing, Youth Obedience Contests, and much more!

June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2007 at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds. More info at www.NWworkingdogs.com

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Plastic Recycling Roundups
Next event: Saturday, May 19, 2007, 9am to 2pm 

  • PCC Rock Creek Campus 17705 NW Springville rd
  • PCC Sylvania 12000 SW 49th
  • Floyd Light Middle School 10800 SE Washington

Bring those hard to recycle plastics, Master Recyclers will collect it, and Agri-Plas, a recycler located in Brooks, Oregon, will recycle the plastic into new products. Master Recyclers sponsored five similar plastic roundup events and reused and recycled over 25 tons of plastic. more info at www.masterrecycler.org
There are many places to recycle plastics year round: to find a location near you contact Metro at (503)234-3000 or use Metro’s Find a Recycler site.

MORE RECALLS

ST. CHARLES, Mo., May 11 /PRNewswire/ — Royal Canin USA is announcing today the voluntary nationwide recall of eight Sensible Choice dry dog food products and seven Kasco dry dog and cat food products.
This announcement is based on the company’s ongoing extensive review of its manufacturing and quality assurance testing procedures, which identified trace amounts of a melamine derivative from tainted Chinese rice protein concentrate provided to the company by domestic ingredient supplier Cereal Byproducts, headquartered in Illinois.
“We deeply regret the concern and anxiety this announcement today will cause our loyal customers and the entire pet community,” Olivier Amice,
President and CEO of Royal Canin USA, said. “While a very limited number of Sensible Choice and Kasco products in this recall tested positive for trace levels of a melamine derivative, Royal Canin USA is voluntarily withdrawing these products out of an abundance of caution and because we are fully committed to the welfare of our customers’ pets.”
Royal Canin USA has no confirmed cases of melamine related illness in pets eating Sensible Choice and Kasco products affected by this recall.
Last month, Royal Canin USA announced it will no longer use any Chinese vegetable protein suppliers.
The following eight Sensible Choice dry dog food products and seven Kasco dry dog and cat food products with date codes between July 28, 2006 to April 30, 2007 are being voluntarily recalled:
SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) (available in pet specialty stores nationwide)
— SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) Chicken and Rice Adult (Dry Dog Food)
— SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) Chicken and Rice Reduced (Dry Dog Food)
— SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) Lamb and Rice Reduced (Dry Dog Food)
— SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) Chicken and Rice Puppy (Dry Dog Food)
— SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) Chicken and Rice Large Breed Puppy (Dry Dog Food)
— SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) NATURAL BLEND Adult (Dry Dog Food)
— SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) NATURAL BLEND Senior (Dry Dog Food)
— SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) NATURAL BLEND Puppy (Dry Dog Food)

KASCO(R) (available in pet specialty stores nationwide)
— KASCO(R) Chunks (Dry Dog Food)
— KASCO(R) Hi Energy (Dry Dog Food)
— KASCO(R) Maintenance (Dry Dog Food)
— KASCO(R) Mealettes (Dry Dog Food)
— KASCO(R) Mini Chunks (Dry Dog Food)
— KASCO(R) Puppy (Dry Dog Food)
— KASCO(R) Cat (Dry Cat Food)
Based on today’s announcement, pet owners should stop feeding their
pets the eight Sensible Choice dry dog food products, seven Kasco dry dog
and dry cat food products listed. Pet owners should consult with a
veterinarian if they are concerned about the health of their pet.
The safety and nutritional quality of Royal Canin USA pet food is our
company’s top priority because we understand that the health of pets comes
first. Pet owners who have questions about the voluntary recall of Sensible
Choice and Kasco dry pet food products and other Royal Canin USA products
should call 1-800-513-0041 or visit our web site at

http://www.royalcanin.us.

All Sensible Choice and Kasco products have a satisfaction guarantee
and the company will refund or replace the diets that are part of this
recall announcement.