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Congratulations to Rosalind: JVS 2017 Employee of the Year Award Winner

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We are so proud of Rosalind and thrilled that she won this very prestigious award, from a pool of thousands of other nominees!

c_a_dxvuiaaajiuYesterday, Kasie Maxwell accompanied Rosalind and Sadie at the JVC #StrictlyBusiness2017 Luncheon at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis – an impressive event! The fundraiser raised over $1 million dollars; $125K just during the luncheon.

We finally got to see this short film about her story; and Rosalind spoke in front of over one thousand people in the audience. Wow! She ended her speech with a touching, shameless plug for SFRAW, which was just awesome.

We are so happy for her! Rosalind deserves this honor; we couldn’t be more pleased with the very good work she does for us at SFRAW.

We’re thankful to Sadie of JVC and Claire at SFMade who worked together to place Rosalind as our most successful intern (we’re working with SFMade again this year for another summer Intern; it’s a great program).

My only complaint is that Rosalind can only work part-time, not full-time, while she’s in culinary school 🙂 Congratulations, Rosalind!!!

If you happen to see her at SFRAW, please take a moment to thank her and congratulate our celebrity 🙂

Register for Our Spring & Summer 2014 Classes & Workshops Now

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Please go here to register for our 2014 classes and workshops in advance: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/235427

We request all attendees to pre-register for every class they’d like to attend, even the free classes, so we can prepare for how many people will be there and make the most of our time spent with our participants.  You can pre-register up to 12-hours before the class time. Thank you!

Below are photos from last year’s classes.

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Hope to see you at one (or more) of our educational events this year!

In preparation for the FREE Introduction to Feeding Raw to Cats event this Sunday, please enjoy this tidbit about taurine in the feline diet:

You may have heard just how vitally important the amino acid TAURINE is in the feline diet. While animal protein generally contains adequate taurine levels for cats when served fresh and raw, you may not know that cooking, grinding, freezing and long-term storage all diminish the viability of taurine in fresh foods and absorption of this vital nutrient may be inhibited when fed along with many common non-animal derived foods/fiber.

Taurine is essential for maintaining normal vital body functions in the feline including: vision, digestion, heart muscle function, to maintain normal pregnancy and fetal development, and to maintain a healthy immune system. The life-threatening damages of taurine deficiency can take up two years to develop – it is slow to progress. A lack of adequate taurine in the diet is very dangerous and taurine deficiency can lead to blindness and heart failure due to enlargement of the heart. Fortunately, feeding a diet of fresh, raw, meats will ensure and maintain adequate taurine levels. Thus, taurine deficiency related diseases are totally avoidable by feeding fresh, raw whole foods (particularly heart muscle meat). However, many people supplement with this essential nutrient, just to be safe (general recommendation is to supplement with 35 and 250 mg a day, or 500-1,000 mg 1-2 times a week). Taurine is easy to find, affordable and safely tolerated at even higher than recommended doses in the feline.

Interestingly, one of the foods highest in taurine is living insects! Did you know the wild feline diet consists of up to 15% live insects? Yes, nature takes care to provide abundant vital nutrients to our feline friends when they hunt & consume insects. My own cat, Briar, enjoys eating many bugs as part of his varied diet. Because I have turtles as part of our family, Briar enjoys many different types of insects during the spring and summer season (crickets, mealworms, wax worms, superworms, butterworms). He also enjoys catching moths and flies, and will eat spiders whenever he can. Here’s a video of Briar gobbling up butterworms; a fruity smelling, soft bodied insect high in fat and calcium (although butterworms are not as high in taurine as crickets, flies or spiders): https://vimeo.com/88393935

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March 6, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Photos from our Feb 2013 Top 10 Herbs for Dogs Class

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Photos from our Wed night class about our favorite herbs for dogs.

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February 17, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Our February Raw Feeding Workshop For Dogs

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Photos from our workshop today. We had a great time preparing five different types of diets from start-to-finish & participants went home with what they made.

Workshop stations ready for students.

Workshop stations ready for students.

Participants ready to begin!

Participants ready to begin!

Kasie started the class with a review of the different meals we're preparing at each station.

Kasie started the class with a review of the different meals we’re preparing at each station.

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Duck & beef "frankenprey" meal with beef & duck grind meal in the background.

Duck & beef “frankenprey” meal with beef & duck grind meal in the background.

Beef & tripe meal that was to be prepared for two participants that needed a cooked diet option for their Frenchie and Boston Terrier.

Beef & tripe meal that was to be prepared for two participants that needed a cooked diet option for their Frenchie and Boston Terrier.

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Participant’s GSD, Lucy, enjoyed the chicken breast & liver for breakfast.

Yum!

Yum!

Duck & beef meals being made.

Duck & beef meals being made.

Chicken meals being prepared for Corgis and GSD.

Chicken meals being prepared for Corgis and GSD.

Low-carb chunky turkey meals being made for a dog with skin & GI issues (Bloodhound) and two bulldog puppies.

Low-carb chunky turkey meals being made for a dog with skin & GI issues (Bloodhound) and two bulldog puppies.

Beautiful beef patties to be brought home for cooked diets; they can be lightly seared or baked.

Beautiful beef patties to be brought home for cooked diets; they can be lightly seared or baked.

Patties on food grade papers & boxed up to go home.

Patties on food grade papers & boxed up to go home.

Turkey grind all mixed up and ready to package into 32 oz. containers.

Turkey grind all mixed up and ready to package into 32 oz. containers.

Duck & beef meals being packaged into serving sized bags.

Duck & beef meals being packaged into serving sized bags.

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February 17, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Peaceable Raw Feeding Home

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SFRAW Member, Jan Sarvis, shared these images of her household with us recently:

“My kits love variety, and often snoop around looking in the rest of the kitchen.  Generally, they get wonderful meat from wonderful SFRAW,  and I mix it with ‘My Natural Cat’.  They scarf it up.  But sometimes, one of them will sidle up to Banjo’s plate (he is one of my dogs and quite remarkable, really) and help themselves if they fancy what he is eating instead, or in addition to.  Especially different kinds of alluring meats, and they LOVE chicken.

Here are a couple of pictures for your pleasure.”

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March 21, 2012 at 7:28 am

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Happy Vernal Equinox from SFRAW

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Hope you & your animals are enjoying the change in seasons – Happy Spring everyone!

SFRAW Member, Cuba, Enjoying Buena Vista Park

SFRAW Member, Cuba (10-yr old Rhodesian Ridgeback), Enjoying Buena Vista Park

SFRAW Member, Faldum (7-yr old Irish Wolfhound), Enjoys a Hike in Marin

SFRAW Member, Faldum (7-yr old Irish Wolfhound), Hiking in Marin

 

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March 20, 2012 at 7:28 am

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