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.

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...

Love your pet, but don’t want your house to smell like them? How to dog-odorize naturally

Oh, pet owners, you know how it goes. You leave your house for a bit, then when you come back inside, with a clean nose palette you think, “Ew, it smells a lot like a dog in here…” And there is your adorable pooch lounging on your couch, wagging his tail like, “Yup, that would be me. But I think my smell is beautiful!” Grit Daily found some ways you can get that stinky scent out of your home naturally. Natural Ways to Remove Pet Odors Green Cleaning Coach, Leslie Reichert has a plan and if...

VCA Animal Hospitals Announces More Options For Pets With Cancer

This year around 12 million dog and cat owners will receive heart-wrenching news that their pets have cancer. And many of those owners will seek expensive specialty care after hearing that dreaded diagnosis. Some pet insurance companies are covering cancer treatments. Even paying thousands of dollars for chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy, and surgeries. VCA Animal Hospitals is tapping into that specialty market. The company just announced its launching 35 clinics specifically for pets...

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