Mary Schwager

"Watchdog" Mary Schwager is a Columnist at Grit Daily. She is a television and print journalist watch-dogging for consumers and animals. She is honored to have won 16 Emmy awards, seven Edward R. Murrow awards, and Associated Press awards for investigative reporting and writing.

Adopt A Dog and Coors Light Will Pay Your Adoption Fee

If you want a valentine who will give you unconditional love forever, and you’re ready for a full-time commitment, you may want to adopt a dog. And if you do, Coors Light beer company will pay your adoption fee of $100. The brewing giant launched a new program today called the “Coors for Canines Offer.” You can use that money toward food, toys, a cool bed, your dog’s first vet visit, or reimburse yourself the adoption fee. Here’s the scoop: You have to adopt a dog...

Can’t Afford Your Pet’s Vet Bill? Crowdfund it with Waggle

Many pet owners know this awful moment: You’re sitting in the animal hospital and you’re hit with devastating news, your beloved pooch or kitty has a dreadful illness.  To top off your shock and worry, you’re hit with the bill for their treatment. Your head hurts. Your heart hurts. Your wallet hurts. And you’re completely panicked on how you’re going to pay.  When this happened to Darka, and her husband Miri, from Portland, they crowdsourced...

President Trump signs law cracking down on animal cruelty

Finally, something Congress and President Trump agree on: certain acts of animal cruelty should be a federal crime.  On Monday the president signed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act into law. There was bipartisan support for the legislation. In fact it passed both the house and the senate unanimously earlier this fall. The PACT Act The new law, also called the PACT Act, prohibits extreme acts of cruelty when they occur in interstate commerce or on federal property....

Family Heartbroken After Rover Pet Sitter Loses Their Dogs

Every night Tricha Sauce and her husband lie awake wondering and worrying where their two beloved golden retrievers could possibly be. Every day they walk the San Antonio, Texas neighborhood where the dogs disappeared, searching and posting fliers. It’s been a painful, heartbreaking and maddening four months for the Sauces. They are begging for help from anyone who may know the whereabouts of Acoria and Ripley.   Dogs Lost After Hiring Rover Pet Sitter  The couple told Grit Daily they...

You Can Soon Uber With Your Pet

Need to get your dog to the vet but your car is in the shop? You and your pet can soon Uber your way to the animal hospital in about a half dozen cities. uberPET The rideshare company launched uberPET this week. The pilot program rolls out first in Austin, Denver, Nashville, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Tampa Bay. All riders in those cities will be eligible to request rides with their pets starting next Wednesday. What kind of pets can take Ubers? The company tells Grit...

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