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World Pet Association Names President

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She previously worked at VCA Animal Hospitals.

MONROVIA, CA – World Pet Association has appointed Jacinthe Moreau as its president.

She’ll join the business association, which produces SuperZoo, at the end of October.PETS Moreau

“I could not be happier to welcome Jacinthe to the WPA family,” said Doug Poindexter, retiring WPA President. “Her business acumen will be a tremendous asset to WPA. Her thoughtful eye and keen understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing multiple groups within the pet industry will help key stakeholders work together to ensure the continued success of our industry. I am confident that I am leaving WPA and the pet business community in capable, strategic and considerate hands.”

Moreau’s background includes roles at Vetoquinol, Merial, Merck, VetSource and VCA Animal Hospitals.

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In her position at VCA Animal Hospitals – a network comprised of more than 800 hospitals – Moreau was responsible for the development and launch of the company’s private brand of pharmaceuticals, parasiticides and derm products. She also spearheaded VCA e-commerce service to consumers, making it easier for pet owners to care for their pets. She created and led a team of marketing consultants to help veterinary hospitals across the country become more successful. Recently she led the VCA Wellness Plan division.

Moreau previously launched a non-profit organization to raise awareness and funds to combat pet cancer.

“The WPA board took great strides to ensure we were selecting a leader who would continue to advance our mission of creating a thriving industry and a healthy and happy world for the pets it serves,” said Michael Twain, chairman of the WPA board of directors. “Jacinthe is a natural leader, an open collaborator, an effective communicator and a passionate advocate for the health and happiness of companion animals; we know this from her nine years as a WPA board member. We could not be more pleased that she has agreed to serve in this new capacity.”

Moreau is the proud owner of two dogs, Playa and Sushi, and she and her husband, Serge, are also in the process of adding a new cat to their tribe.

Meet Moreau in person at the Aquatic Experience, held at Schaumburg Convention Center in Chicago, Nov. 3-5, 2017; Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference, held at the Georgia International Convention Center in Georgia, March 8-11, 2018; America’s Family Pet Expo, held at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA, April 27-29, 2018; or SuperZoo, held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, June 26-28, 2018, with education June 25-27.

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State Considers Banning ‘No Pets’ Rental Listings

Some landlords are not happy about the proposed legislation.

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New Hampshire legislators are considering a ban on “no pets” notices in property listings.

Proposed legislation would forbid landlords and home sellers from barring pet owners, the Concord Monitor reports.

They could make rules related to pet deposits, noise control, sanitation and safety, according to the newspaper. But they could set make rules based on size, breed or appearance.

The legislation was proposed by state Rep. Ellen Read, a Democrat from Newmarket. It has drawn opposition from some landords who say it could lead to unsanitary conditions as well as allergy problems for some residents.

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But Julia Seeley, New Hampshire state director for the Humane Society, said her organization supports the bill.

We just strongly believe that a family should not be torn apart simply over housing,” she said.

Read more at the Concord Monitor

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Spotify Rolls Out Music Playlists for Pets

Pets seem to favor classical music and soft rock.

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Digital music service Spotify had a hunch that people were playing tunes for their pets.

A study by the company found that 71% of pet owners did exactly that. The survey included 5,000 music-streaming pet owners from the U.S., the UK, Australia, Spain and Italy.

The company explains:

That being said, we created a unique experience to help you craft the pawfect algorithmically generated playlist for you and your pet to enjoy together. Head to spotify.com/pets for a playlist you can share with your dog, cat, iguana, hamster, or bird.

See the graphic below for more details from the survey.

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These States Have the Most Dog and Cat Owners … And These States Have the Least

The US is home to almost as many domestic pets as humans.

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A new report looks at which U.S. states are the most pet-loving.

Seniorliving.org, a website devoted to providing information to seniors, delved into recent data from the American Veterinary Medical Association to create its rankings.

Idaho had the highest rate of households owning at least one dog, at 58.3%, according to the report, which excluded Alaska and Hawaii, which were not measured in the AVMA study. Dogs are least common in Washington, DC, where 22.5% of households have at least one.

Vermont ranked first for percentage of households with at least one cat, at 44.6%. DC, meanwhile, is the least cat-owning place, with just 16.4% of households being home to a cat.

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The U.S. is home to almost as many domestic pets as human beings. Almost 1 in 3 of those pets are fish, Seniorliving.org explains.

Cats and dogs combine for about 54.8% of all domestic pets.

 

 

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