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Huge List of Pups Out of Time Needing Homes – Updated

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Energetic, happy, sweet baby — OUT OF TIME!!!
Lancaster Shelter, CA
Tan Chi
Little Love Bug knows no strangers — OUT OF TIME!!!
Lancaster Shelter, CA

Wall Photos – This sweet girl is still looking for a GOOD HOME!!! Her owners dropped her off at the shelter & aske…

Union City, TN: Sophie needs a new furever home after her previous owners “dumped” her to be euthanized.

Pls share, thanks!! – please contact: vet’s # 731 665-6718

Angels for Animals Network LOS ANGELES

CA~South Los Angeles URGENT AND DEATHROW DOGS

A1099720 – FEMALE, TRICOLOR GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG MIX. Age: 4 M…

A1094456 – MALE, BLACK AND WHITE PIT BULL TERRIER. Age: 2…

AT RISK ***EXTREMELY URGENT***
MIA – ID#A1084132
Mia is a spayed female, blue and white American Staf…
The dogs posted here are on the New Hope Alert List and they are in imminent danger of being euthanized if not adopted or rescued. LA Animal Services West Valley Animal Care Center 20655 Plummer Street Chatsworth, CA 91311 818-756-9325 http://www.laanimalservices.com/
AT RISK ***EXTREMELY URGENT***
SALLY – ID#A1091696
She’s an unaltered female, tan Chinese Sharpei.
The…
The dogs posted here are on the New Hope Alert List and they are in imminent danger of being euthanized if not adopted or rescued. LA Animal Services West Valley Animal Care Center 20655 Plummer Street Chatsworth, CA 91311 818-756-9325 http://www.laanimalservices.com/
CHUCKY (A1009252)

UNALTERED MALE , BROWN AND WHITE CHIHUAHUA SH MIX, Age: 3 YEARS
Intake Condition: V…

To inquire about the animals listed please contact the Adoption Partner Coordinator at 714-935-6885. Information Sharing: OCACS encourages and appreciates the sharing of this information with fellow rescue organizations. Please do not alter or change the provided in…
LANCE

A0849878 – NEUTERED MALE, WHITE TERRIER MIX.

Shelter: NORTH CENTRAL Condition: INJURED Age: 3 YR…

A4095065 Timothy is an affectionate two year old black
and white neutered male Labrador/Australian …
Here is our new list of hopefuls from the Baldwin Park shelter. The shelter is more packed then ever and they have major space issues. Please consider rescuing or adopting one of these many wonderful dogs. Baldwin Park shelter # 626.430.2378
Just like Astro in the Jetson, I bet this mellow guy, even though he’s so BIG, might make a great apartment dog…
This big guy is so withdrawn at the shelter… I almost didn’t take him out to video him. But boy am I glad I did!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAK9bqvEW4w What a lovely, big guy he is! It’s hard to tell in these photos, but he’s around 90 pounds of solid mellow nic…
I was horrified and saddened to see two 13 year olds, Wiley(A047168) and Rizzo(A047169), show up on the website. They were surrendered because the owner was “moving”. They are both such great boys listed as a Dachshund mix around 20 lbs each. The tri-color one is Wi…
Mellow guy just needs a bath –OUT OF TIME!!!!
Lancaster Shelter, CA

This is URGENT. Must call on Wedn…

PANAMA CITY FL: URGENT ADOPTER or RESCUE HOLD needed – Due Out Date is immediate due to injuries. Pls share, thanks!!
ID# A030140
2-3-yr old neutered Dobie
been hit by a car and poss. has pelvic injuries.
CONTACT INFO TRACY 850-819-8673 OR 850-767-3333 or shelter@baycountyfl.gov
Bay County Animal Control
9 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, FL

UPDATE – His Adoption or Rescue Pull fee has been sponsored!

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Mississippi Seizure – 280+ Animals need rescue, foster, adoption

Panhandle Animal Welfare Society in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida is in dire need of some help placing animals. We have been contacted by HSUS about a seizure in Mississippi of over 280 animals; 80+ being cats.

We are in desperate need of helping place the animals. We just do not have room here. We are not asking anyone to commit to taking, but at least coming to look at them.

If you have any contacts or know anyone who could help PLEASE forward our info to them!

Contact:

Panhandle Animal Welfare Society
Ft. Walton Beach, Florida
Phone: 850-243-1525

Stephanie Hazlett
Cell: 850-865-1126
Shzlett  @ yahoo . com (remove spaces)

NO KILL QUOTE OF THE DAY… Whether we realize it or not, whether we appreciate it or not, whether we believe it or not, as society marches toward greater compassion for our four legged companions, No Kill’s conquest of the status quo is inevitable. But how soon we reach that goal is up to us. If we remain silent at this moment, we are missing the opportunity to speed that process along. Our silence, therefore, has a body count. The price to be paid for our refusal to seize this opportunity will be the lives of millions of dogs and cats needlessly killed in shelters next year. And the year after that. And the year after that…. No Kill Advocacy Center, Nathan Winograd

If you have room in your heart there is always room for just one more pet (permanent of foster)

Please part of the solution~

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March 31, 2010 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal Rescues, Animals Out of Time - To Be Euthanized, Fostering and Rescue, Just One More Pet, Pet Adoption, Pets, Stop Animal Cruelty, Stop Euthenization | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Life, Love and Four Paws By Ben Stein

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Ben Stein… Life… Love…. Four Paws

Ben Stein had some thoughts on CBS Sunday Morning on how to get through the recession. His advice? Get a dog.

And why is he leaving his mark? Because he encourages that you should rescue a dog from a local shelter.

From the New York TimesEvery week I read Ben Stein’s column in the Sunday New York Time Business section. I appreciate his grounded, rational approach to long term financial success.

This week’s piece was dedicated to “his best possible thoughts on sound investing and living a long life“. Amongst the Warren Buffet-esque and uber sagacious investing and saving advice he recommends everyone to “get a dog” and “get some kittens.” Get a dog to “sleep in your bed with you. Dogs know nothing of mortality and they share that peace with you.” And kittens “to let them crawl all over you.”

I can say without exception I have seen every one in our office, after having a particularly challenging moment take a couple minutes to goof around with an office dog, walk off much lighter in mind and spirit. Anyone who has a dog or cat knows how therapeutic pawed companionship is. But I bet you didn’t know it would make your richer

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March 31, 2010 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal Rescues, Fostering and Rescue, Just One More Pet, Pet Adoption, Pet Friendship and Love, Pets, Success Stories | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Buyer Beware: Puppy Scams Thrive Online

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As more and more Americans turn to the Web to find the pet of their dreams, scams have skyrocketed as criminals seek to take advantage of unsuspecting pet parents. According to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, hundreds of complaints are filed each year by victims who were conned when attempting to buy a dog online.

One potential pet parent, Diane, was hoping to add a Yorkshire Terrier puppy to her family when she spotted a classified ad in her local paper. “It was over my morning coffee that I saw the perfect ad for a Yorkie named Nancy,” says Diane, who lives near Cleveland, OH. She sent an email to the address listed, and immediately received a response—Diane could have the puppy if she promised her a loving home and sent $500 to cover the shipping fees.

“I corresponded for an entire week with this man who claimed to be a missionary,” Diane explains. Diane sent the requested payment via Western Union, but once she sent the code for the money transfer, she never heard from the “pastor” again.

Like many trusting animal lovers, Diane fell victim to one of many “free to good home” scams currently circulating the Internet and classified sections of newspapers. So how do you avoid persuasive cons and still get the dog of your dreams? The ASPCA recommends never buying a dog you haven’t met in person and always check references. Also, keep in mind that adoption is still the best option, even if you have your heart set on a purebred dog. There are thousands of dogs waiting for good homes at local animal shelters, including purebreds! Please help others avoid being cheated by emailing your puppy scam story to dogstory@aspca.org.

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March 27, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

73 Horses Found Malnourished and Caked in Filth!

As you read this email, American Humane’s Red Star Animal Emergency Services™ team is on the scene in Erie County, N.Y., helping care for 73 horses found in utterly horrific, disaster-like conditions.

Please donate today to ensure that animals trapped in disasters — natural or manmade, like this one — receive the medical attention and loving treatment they deserve!

No animal should have to undergo the misery that has defined these poor horses’ lives. It appeared that the horses had rarely — if ever — been let out of their stalls. Feces covered the stall floors and walls, the food and water dishes, and even some of the animals themselves. It was difficult for the horses to stand in such conditions! Many were also reportedly underweight by hundreds of pounds.

Animal cruelty charges are currently pending against the horses’ owner.

Caring for so many large animals at one time was beyond the capacity of the local humane society. That’s why American Humane is now working tirelessly alongside the SPCA Serving Erie County — the lead organization in the rescue — and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to restore these severely neglected animals to health and provide the care they so desperately need!

It is only through the generosity of compassionate donors like you that we were able to respond to this crisis. Give what you can today, and we’ll be ready to help more animals in need tomorrow!

© Mike Bizelli, ASPCA 

Donate now to support American Humane’s work helping vulnerable animals like the 73 severely neglected horses rescued in New York!

March 27, 2010 Posted by | animal abuse, animals, Just One More Pet, Stop Animal Cruelty, We Are All God's Creatures | , | Leave a comment

Winston… Eats Police Car Bumper and Tires

UPDATE: THURSDAY, MARCH 25th 10 AM

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – Winston, the dog that ate a Chattanooga Police car, is headed home.

Winston’s owners settled out of court with the City of Chattanooga.

The pit-bull mix will be handed back over to his owners today. The terms of the agreement require Winston to go to obedience training classes. Winston must behave for six months. At that time the case will dropped. All fines were waived.

The City has not said if a civil suit will be filed to pay for the damages to the car.

Count on Eyewitness News to be there today when Winston is reunited with his owner.

Raw Video:  Winston Attack Police Car in TN

YouTube:  Dog Eats Chattanooga Police Car Bumper

March 27, 2010 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, animal behavior, Animal or Pet Related Stories, Fostering and Rescue, Just One More Pet, Pet Adoption, Pet Friendship and Love, Unusual Stories | , , , | Leave a comment

Do You Know The Real PETA & Humane Society of the United States

The editorial below indicates the real purpose of the two organizations leading the march toward domestic pet extinction.

Do You Know The Real PETA & Humane Society of the United States

By Frank Neudecker

An Editorial By Alice Fix

You will not often see negative articles in our newsletters, but every now and again we are forced to make a stand, and to speak out about what we know is for the better good for all involved. This is one such instance. We can no longer stand back and watch to see what will happen. I think that it is past time to publicly expose the real agenda of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and their cohorts in crime, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and the animal rights agenda.

For many years we have all enjoyed the companionship of our dogs and other animals. We have been busy playing with them, taking care of them, finding fun things that we could do with them, and generally just having a great time with all the animals that live in our houses. While we have been enjoying the love and fun that our animals provide to us, there have been groups out there organizing on a grand scale trying to get our rights to own those animals taken away. Yes, that is exactly what I meant. Make no mistake about it. These people have organized on a large scale to infiltrate many major city councils and governments in the country to spread their propaganda. Their agenda is easily defined and simple. Their main objective is to take away your right to own animals. They do not want you to have the companionship of any animal, whether that is a dog, cat, horse, mouse, frog, fish or any other animal that you can think of. They are pooling their resources to get this accomplished, and have millions of dollars in their war chest for this effort.

This is a statement made by Ingrid Newkirk, the President of PETA: “I don’t use the word ‘pet.’ I think it’s speciesist language. I prefer ‘companion animal.’ For one thing, we would no longer allow breeding. People could not create different breeds. There would be no pet shops. If people had companion animals in their homes, those animals would have to be refugees from the animal shelters and the streets. You would have a protective relationship with them just as you would with an orphaned child. But as the surplus of cats and dogs (artificially engineered by centuries of forced breeding) declined, eventually companion animals would be phased out, and we would return to a more symbiotic relationship – enjoyment at a distance.” – The Harper’s Forum Book, Jack Hitt, ed., 1989, p.223.

It is interesting that Ms. Newkirk used the word “speciesist”. Allwords.com defines that word as follows:

1. The discrimination against, and exploitation of, animals by humans in the belief that humans are superior to all other species of animals and can therefore justify putting them to their own use.

One of the animal rights mantras is that all animals are created to be equal to all humans, and should have the same rights as humans. Just in case it still isn’t clear to you what their agenda is, here are a few more quotes from Ingrid Newkirk:

“One day, we would like an end to pet shops and the breeding of animals. [Dogs] would pursue their natural lives in the wild … they would have full lives, not wasting at home for someone to come home in the evening and pet them and then sit there and watch TV.”- the Chicago Daily Herald, 3/1/90

“In the end, I think it would be lovely if we stopped this whole notion of pets altogether.” – Newsday, 2/21/88

Who is Ingrid Newkirk, and why should we care what she has to say about anything? In the 1970s, Newkirk worked for Montgomery County ( Maryland), and then for the District of Columbia, as an animal protection officer and deputy sheriff, before becoming DC’s first female Poundmaster in 1978. She co-founded PETA in 1980 with established animal-rights activist Alex Pacheco. (1) PETA stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, but in my opinion, there is nothing ethical in what they do.

Ms. Newkirk has very close ties with several groups identified by the FBI as known terrorists groups, such as Animal Liberation Front (ALF). The animal rights groups are very well organized, and when you check closely, you will see many of the same names sitting on the boards of these radical groups. They are intertwined and closely linked through their finances, and the work that they do.

PETA operates on an annual budget of $ 29,000,000. Most of this is from donations made by ordinary citizens that don’t know the real work of PETA. Many people think that they are out to save the lives of animals after seeing all of their ads on TV and in the newspapers. That is why millions are donated to them each year.

In Virginia, the home state of PETA, in 2004, PETA adopted out 361 animals, and euthanized 2,278, according to their records. (2)Those figures aren’t good. That means that they euthanized 86.3% of their animals and only adopted out 13.7%. These figures come directly from PETA’s Annual Report and from their 2004 Tax Return. It doesn’t seem like they used that $29 million for the betterment of the majority of the animals that they came in contact with. So where is the money going? It is being spent for publicity to raise more money for one thing. It is also being used for legislative purposes. They have placed key people in city governments all over the country to try to influence legislation to take your pet ownership rights away. And they are having a lot of success with it.

You need to understand the basic difference between the “animal welfare” groups and “animal rights” groups. Although the names might sound like they have the same objectives, there is a big difference. Animal welfare groups are working to see that all animals are treated humanely. Animal rights groups are working to see that all ownership of animals comes to an end.

As I said, PETA has close ties with many other organizations. One of those organizations is the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). People donate millions to the HSUS each year, thinking that their money is going to save the lives of millions of animals. Nothing could be further from the truth. The HSUS does not own a single animal shelter anywhere in the country. Although many shelters have the words Humane Society in their names, they are not associated in any way with the HSUS. The HSUS does not sponsor any spay or neuter clinic anywhere in the country. They do donate a very small percent of the annual budget to a few local humane societies, around $2 million annually, which just happens to be less than the amount that they spend in travel each year. Their major money is sent on fund raising and legislative activity. In 2005 they spent $28 million for public mailings, $6 million in vegan education, $10 million in legislative campaigns and litigation. Their income for that year was close to $125 million.

This is an interesting quote from Wayne Pacelle: “We have no ethical obligation to preserve the different breeds of livestock produced through selective breeding …One generation and out. We have no problems with the extinction of domestic animals. They are creations of human selective breeding.” -Animal People News (May 1, 1993) (3) When you combine other statements that he has made, with the above statement, in my opinion the meaning of this statement is that if we could spay and neuter all animals, we could eliminate pet ownership within one generation. “One generation and out” would mean to me that they are gone and are eliminated in only one generation.

Quietly sitting back and maybe not being aware, we are now allowing the HSUS to make presentations at our local schools, with the definite purpose to educate our children about how bad pet ownership is, to indoctrinate children to the thought that animals should be free and not kept as pets. They are doing this in the same way that they have infiltrated city councils and local governments all across the country, quietly and matter-of-factly.

“Shortly after taking office, Pacelle announced a merger with the Fund For Animals which have assets of over $20 million, and the Doris Day Animal League. The combined group estimated its 2005 budget at “over $95 million” and also announced the formation of a new “political organization,” which will “allow for a more substantial investment of resources in political and lobbying activities.” (4) So that is where we find ourselves today. With the HSUS and PETA combined annual budgets of over $124 million for political and lobbying efforts to take away our rights to own animals. And that figure does not include the many splinter organizations that have been formed from these two major organizations. We are in an uphill battle now, and it will be the fight of our lives to keep our rights to own pets.

They are going at it from many different angles. One way is to get Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) passed. The banning of Pit-Bulls all over the country is a good example. That has caught on like wildfires. The animal rights groups have said if they can just get one breed banned, then it will be easy to add others to it at a later date, until eventually all breeds are banned. Another way that they are going about it is to have a mandatory spay and neuter law in place. Just think about it, if all domestic animals are spayed and neutered, when they die, there will be no more domestic animals. Those same words have been said by Wayne Pacelle, the President of the HSUS. They have a very well thought out and planned agenda, and they are counting on the ignorance of the American people to get their agenda accomplished. Well guess what: Ignorance can be overcome by education. The American people may be ignorant about the facts, but they are not stupid. They can be educated. We were ignorant before 9-11, and look what effect that had. It caused all Americans to become educated and unite and fight to prevent that from happening again. The difference here is that we are being attacked from within our own country. We are under strong attack by the animal rights groups, and I hope that we don’t just stand by and allow it to happen.

The animal rights groups are publicly stating that we need to get laws passed so that they can close down all the puppy mills and commercial breeding facilities that have their animals living in inhumane conditions. Just about everyone would agree with the idea that animals should be treated humanely. But that is just the vehicle that they are using to try to do away with all animal ownership, period. And that is not a statement that they are being all that public about.

You can become active in this fight by telling your friends and neighbors what is going on. You can be an instrument of education. You can also fight this kind of legislation when it is presented in your area. Go to the City Council meetings and make your voice heard. Write letters to the state and federal government officials to offer your services to be on any animal related committee. In short get the word out to any and all of your friends that own pets. Let them know what is going on. If enough people stop funding the animal rights organizations, we can put them out of business. There is not much that they can do without operating funds.

The next time you think about making a donation to any of these organizations, you had better think long and hard about whether you really want your money being spent to take away your rights.

PETA
HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES
FARM SANCTUARY
FUND FOR ANIMALS
DORIS DAY ANIMAL LEAGUE
EARTH SAVE
GREEN PEACE
PHYSICIANS COMMITTEE FOR RESPONSIBLE MEDICINE
ANIMAL LIBERATION FRONT (ALF)
FRIENDS OF ANIMALS
IN DEFENSE OF ANIMALS

Right now the HSUS has started their “First Strike Campaign”. I find that an interesting choice of names. At visualthesaurus.com they define first strike as follows:

First Strike: An attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective.

Most people think that attack is on inhumane treatment of animals. They still don’t know it is an attack to take your animals away from you. Last year over 10 million people donated money to the HSUS because of their massive spending on advertising. Most of those 10 million people had no idea what their money was actually going to support.

Better places to donate your money that will fight for your rights to own animals are listed below. These groups are working hard to protect your right to own animals, and to expose the true agenda to much of the animal legislation going on all over the country.

NATIONAL ANIMAL INTEREST ALLIANCE
www.naiaonline.org

SPORTSMEN’S AND ANIMAL OWNERS’ VOTING ALLIANCE
www.saova.org

AMERICAN DOG OWNERS ASSOCIATION
www.adoa.org

U S SPORTSMAN ALLIANCE
www.ussportsmen.org

YOU CAN EITHER MAKE YOUR DONATIONS WORK FOR YOU OR AGAINST YOU. THAT DECISION IS YOURS TO MAKE!

Footnotes for Reference:

1) http://www.activistcash.com/biography.cfm/bid/456

2) www.nokillnow.comPetaDVACreporting.pdf

3) http://www.animalscam.com/quotes.cfm

4) http://www.activistcash.com/organization_overview.cfm/oid/136

This article will first appear in the March, 2007 issue (Volume V Issue 2) of the Rocky Mountain Wrinkle, the newsletter of the Centennial Chinese Shar-Pei Club, Inc. Any reference to this article must give full credit to Rocky Mountain Wrinkle, and the Centennial Chinese Shar-Pei Club, Inc. www.centennialsharpeiclub.org

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We should all me moving toward a complete no kill philosophy.  We should be setting up networks to foster pets and facilities to house all animals and pets until they find a new home.  We should also be changing the laws restricting the number of pets people can own from only one or two, in some city areas, to a more reasonable and animal friendly number and we should be toughening the abuse laws and sentences against animals.

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March 19, 2010 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Change Number of Pet Restrictive Laws. Ordinances and Rules, Fostering and Rescue, Just One More Pet, Pet Friendship and Love, Pet Owner's Rights, Pets, Political Change, Stop Animal Cruelty, Stop Euthenization, Toughen Animal Abuse Laws and Sentences, We Are All God's Creatures | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Owl Death From Above

March 10th, 2010 6:19 PM Eastern

by Claudia Cowan

When we heard about an owl attacking a dog in Santa Rosa, California, we knew it would be an interesting day. We met Odessa Gunn at the local animal shelter, where she was still very upset more than a week after losing her Chihuahua, Trooper. She could hardly believe a pair of hungry Great Horned Owls could swoop out of the darkness, and in seconds carry off her pooch, while she was standing just feet away. But that’s what happened, and now wildlife experts are warning the owners of small pets to keep their animals inside between dusk and dawn, because that’s when owls usually hunt. Odessa lives on a hillside property which she fenced in to protect her animals from coyotes and mountain lions. One night at around 9:30, she let her dogs into her backyard and was about to join them. That’s when she heard a terrible screeching noise, and at first thought it was a mountain lion or bobcat. The attack happened so fast, she didn’t even see it. One of the owls attacked her dog Bandit, but he managed to escape, bloody and limping. It was heartbreaking to see Bandit’s injuries, including the stitches on his back left by the owl’s razor sharp talons. But as much as Odessa is mourning the loss of Trooper, a 6-pound dog she rescued from an abusive home, she doesn’t blame the owl. She knows it was just hunting for food to survive. Owls usually eat rats and squirrels, but if they see something that looks like prey, they won’t know if it’s somebody’s pet. We actually got up close to several Great Horned Owls at a nearby bird sanctuary, and they are beautiful. Calm demeanor, yellow eyes, heads that can make wide turns, and wings so soft, you can barely hear them fly—which makes them stealth hunters. People with small pets should keep an ear out for the owl’s distinctive hoots, and stay away from nests where baby owls are hatching this time of year. Don’t hurt or hunt the owls to make them move elsewhere—they’re protected by law, and it’s a crime to harm them.

Odessa says from now on, she’ll keep her animals on a leash after dark, and be more aware that there are predators out there that can come from the sky.

Source:  Fox News

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March 18, 2010 Posted by | animal behavior, Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Just One More Pet, Pets, Unusual Stories | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pet Friendly St Patrick’s Day Events

DFW offer many pet-friendly events this St. Patrick's Day.St. Patrick’s Day is possibly the most celebrated holiday in Dallas, with the Annual Greenville Avenue St. Patty’s Day Parade being at the forefront of the revelry and several smaller festivities taking place around the Metroplex. Be sure to include your furry friends in the merriment by checking out one or more of these pet-friendly St. Patty’s Day events.

5K Mutt Strut & 4th Annual St. Paddy’s Pooch Party
Saturday, March 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Stewart Creek Park, 3700 Sparks Rd, The Colony

This annual event is sure to bring pets and their people out for a morning run (or jog or even walk) and the party that follows. Registration for the 5K Mutt Strut begins at 8 a.m. and the run begins at 8:30 a.m. The St. Paddy’s Pooch Party starts at 10:00 a.m. and will include pet portraits, arts and crafts, low cost pet vaccines, pet contests, live music, and great food. (Official Event Website)

Lochrann’s Paddy Dash
Saturday, March 13 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Frisco Square, Dallas North Tollway & Main Street (FM 720), Frisco
Lochrann’s Irish Pub and Eatery is hosting a 5k Fun Run/Walk, a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, and a Kids 50-Yard Piddy Pat Dash to benefit the Frisco Family Service Center. The event is dog-friendly, and every dog that registers for the 5k or 1-mile run/walk will receive a gift. Proceeds from canine registration fees will go towards Frisco Dog Park, Inc. to help bring a dog park to the city of Frisco. (Official Event Website)

ShamRock‘n Roll Pet Parade
Sunday, March 14 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
West End Market Place, Downtown Dallas

The 3rd Annual ShamRock’n Roll Pet Parade begins at the corner of Munger Avenue and Market Street at 4:00 p.m. The parade’s Grand Marshall will be Jimmy the Texas Bagpiper and will also include Shandon Irish Dancers and adoptable pets from the SPCA of Texas. Awards for Best Pet Costume and Best Pet and Pet Pal Look-a-Like will be presented. Registration begins at 2 p.m. at thePetropolitan Doggie Day Spa booth.

St. Patrick’s Day Paw-ty
Wednesday, March 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Three Dog Bakery, 1251 E. Southlake Blvd, Suite 323, Southlake

This Southlake doggie paradise will be celebrating Luck o’ the Irish Setter day as well as store mascot Diesel’s birthday. Three Dog Bakery is providing free birthday cake for your furry friends as well as appetizers and beverages for their two-legged guests. Don’t forget your dog’s green gear – prizes will be awarded for the best St. Patrick’s Day dressed dog.

Hat Tip to:  LA Examiner

St. Puppy’s Day – Saturday in St Petersburg, FL

The pet-friendly event kicks off with an Irish brunch. Dogs can roam the fenced festival ground, with music, Irish dancers, a Puppy Costume Parade, “Most Irish Dog” contest, adoptable pets and more. Dog and cat food drive benefits the Tampa Bay Humane Society. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dubliner Irish Pub, 12836 Henderson Road, Tampa. Free. (813) 300-2076. http://www.thedublineririshpub.com.

Denver Pet Friendly St. Patty’s Parade

Starts at 27th and Blake Sts., Denver
303/321-7888
www.saintpatricksdayparade.com/denver.htm

It’s not like events in Chicago or Boston, but Denver’sSt. Patrick’s Day Parade is huge and very popular. The parade winds its way through a portion of LoDo—where there are conveniently many brewpubs and bars—with a variety of things Irish or not, like bagpipers and beauty queens riding in convertibles and little dogs doing tricks.

The weather can sometimes be downright wintry in March, but people still dye their hair green to match their outfits and come out for a day of celebration. The parade is held on the weekend closest to March 17 on any given year.

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March 18, 2010 Posted by | Just One More Pet, On The Lighter Side, Pet Events, Pet Friendship and Love, pet fun, Pets | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Honest Definitions of No-Kill

Honest Definitions of No-Kill for Pets

The No-Kill Advocacy Center – Some shelters have adopted the rhetoric but not the programs of No-Kill. As a result, they are using “temperament testing” to deem dogs unadoptable and make their statistics look better.
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The MaxFund - is a true no-kill shelter. There is no pre-sorting of animals into “adoptable” and “non-adoptable” categories, discarding the so-called “unadoptable.” The MaxFund takes every animal it has the space for.
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Animal People News – The no-kill concept had already won the battle for public opinion decades before no-kill sheltering existed on any significant scale. Dogcatchers were a familiar film villain even before animated cartoons and “talking pictures” were invented.
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Best Friends Society – There has often been a certain tension between traditional humane societies that are involved in euthanizing the animals they receive into their care, and the growing no-kill movement.
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Maddie’s Fund – The history of no-kill goes back more than half a century when independent caregivers began rescuing and sheltering homeless animals with the intention of keeping them alive. This was in reaction to the standard operating procedure of most humane societies and tax-supported animal control services that killed stray and abandoned animals.
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Richard Avanzino – Richard Avanzino has had a major influence on the nation’s animal welfare movement. As president of the San Francisco SPCA from 1976 to 1999, Avanzino led San Francisco to become the first (1994) city and county in the nation to offer an adoption guarantee for every healthy shelter cat and dog. The vast majority of the city’s sick and injured shelter animals were saved as well. In 1998, Avanzino revolutionized animal sheltering with the opening of Maddie’s Pet Adoption Center, the first facility in the country in which cats and dogs awaiting adoption were housed in cozy home-like settings rather than cages.
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At the opposite end of the range is Monterey County Animal Control in California, who expands the term ‘unadoptable” to any animal it fails to find a home for! “The way the law reads is you can euthanize any unadoptable animal, but it also allows each shelter to come up with its own definition of ”unadoptable.” We are going to define ”unadoptable” animals as animals that are not going to a home.”  Many would disagree with this extraordinary interpretation which ignores state law and begs for a legal challenge by shelter reformists.
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Tails A Waggin – Many shelters are classified as ‘no-kill’ and this has been a controversial term ever since shelters were created. It divides people and has become the center of many debates. Many believe that this cannot be practiced humanely. Tails a’ Waggin is a ‘no-kill’ shelter. We follow the following criteria to meet this classification:
* We never kill an animal, except for a humane reason such as pain and suffering. We will do everything possible to treat the animal and try to save the animal regardless of expense.
* We will never transfer an animal to another shelter or facility that euthanizes animals for any other reason than those mentioned above.
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Wikipedia – No-kill Shelters are a type of animal shelter with an anti-euthanasia policy for the animals they house. The most widely accepted definition of a no-kill shelter is a place where all adoptable and treatable animals are saved and where only unadoptable or non-rehabilitatable animals are euthanized. Humane societies and SPCAs often euthanize pets because they cannot find homes for them. In 1994, the City of San Francisco originated the current trend towards “No Kill” shelters. The San Francisco SPCA guaranteed a home to every healthy dog and cat who entered the shelter system. However, the San Francisco Department of Animal Care and Control euthanizes many dogs and cats. In 2001, Tompkins County, New York became the second community in the nation to adopt this policy. And in 2002, Tompkins County went one step further by saving 100% of sick and injured treatable animals and 100% of feral cats. It repeated this in 2003, becoming the community with the lowest per capita euthanasia rate in the United States. Nathan J. Winograd is the former Executive Director of the Tompkins County SPCA and Director of Operations for the San Francisco SPCA. He has created successful No Kill programs in both urban and rural communities, and his organization, No Kill Solutions is often hired to help communities transition to No Kill. Italy outlaws the euthanasia of healthy companion animals and controls stray populations through trap, neuter and release programs (TNR).
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No-Kill Animal Association, Lethbridge – The current band-aid solution to overpopulation is that many “excess” pets are killed. More “upstream” measures, such as mandatory sterilization, are not in place to control the burgeoning companion animal population. A question of morals and responsibility: Is killing the most humane and responsible way to control the pet population?
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Alley Cat Allies - Are you looking for the most humane, cost-effective solution to the endless numbers of feral cats brought into your facility? Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the only way to effectively bring down the numbers of feral cats in your community, in both the short-and long-term.
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Animal Ark – What no kill really means. In her article, Ms. Dixon writes that “Many people don’t realize that ‘no-kill’ does not mean ‘no-euthanasia’.” In writing this, Ms. Dixon seems to confuse the act of killing for convenience (“killing”) and humanely ending the life of a terminally ill pet (“euthanasia”). In my experience, any responsible “no-kill” organization believes in the later and not the former. It probably shouldn’t have to be said, but it is important for animal shelters to understand the difference between those two things. Dixon suggests that the only way for an animal shelter to help an animal is to take it in. But, in many cases, what an animal needs may not be available at an animal shelter. Feral cats are a great example.
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Declaration of the No Kill Movement in the United States – No Kill sheltering models, based on innovative, non-lethal programs and services, have already saved the lives of tens of thousands of animals. But instead of embracing No Kill, many shelters—and their national agency allies—cling to their failed models of the past, models that result in the killing of millions of dogs and cats in U.S. shelters every year.
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Dr Craig Bestrup – First, there’s a basic discrepancy between the words and the actions of a “full service” shelter. Animal welfarists commonly speak of the preciousness – the intrinsic value – of animals’ lives. Yet their shelters are the place where healthy animals are daily killed, and people bring animals there knowing this. This leads to diminished credibility and effectiveness in the shelters’ education programs.
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March 14, 2010 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, animals, Just One More Pet, Pet Friendship and Love, Pets, Political Change, Stop Euthenization, We Are All God's Creatures | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Declaration of the No Kill Movement in the United States

Declaration of the No Kill Movement in the United States

This year, some five million dogs and cats will be killed in shelters. The vast majority can and should be placed into loving homes or should never enter shelters in the first place. But there is hope.

No Kill sheltering models, based on innovative, non-lethal programs and services, have already saved the lives of tens of thousands of animals. But instead of embracing No Kill, many shelters—and their national agency allies—cling to their failed models of the past, models that result in the killing of millions of dogs and cats in U.S. shelters every year.

No Kill is a revolution. And behind every revolution is a declaration—a statement of grievances, and a listing of rights and principles that underscore our great hope for the future. We assert that a No Kill nation is within our reach—that the killing can and should be brought to an end. Join us in endorsingThe Declaration of the No Kill Movement in the United States.

It is open to every individual, every group, and every agency that wants to bring about an end to the killing by implementing the programs and services that will establish a No Kill nation. Programs like ensuring public access to affordable spay/neuter services, allowing rescue groups to save animals on death row, and communitywide Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) for feral cats. These are not radical concepts, but in the current sheltering world, one can be ostracized for daring to proclaim the simple truths that population control killing is not an act of kindness and that feral cats have a right to live.

Join us in speaking for those who can’t. In the length of time it will take you to read the Declaration, nearly one hundred dogs and cats will be needlessly killed.

I. Preamble

One hundred and fifty years ago, societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals and other humane organizations were founded to establish standards for humane treatment of animals, to promote their rights, and to protect them from harm. This marked the formal beginning of the humane movement in the United States.

The scope and influence of these early humane organizations were testament to the public’s concern for animals. It did not take long for them to set their sights on the abuse of homeless animals and cruel methods of killing by public pounds. It was common practice at the time for city and town dogcatchers to beat, drown, or shoot homeless animals.

Many humane agencies responded by entering into animal control contracts with towns and cities to ensure that the killing was done more humanely. But in taking on municipal animal control duties, these agencies abandoned their lifesaving and life-enhancing platforms when those beliefs conflicted with their contractual responsibilities. In the current era, where laws require killing by even more “humane” methods, these contradictions have become starker.

Increasingly, the practices of both humane societies and municipal animal control agencies are out of step with public sentiment. Today, most Americans hold the humane treatment of animals as a personal value, which is reflected in our laws, cultural practices, the proliferation of organizations founded for animal protection, increased per capita spending on animal care, and great advancements in veterinary medicine. But the agencies that the public expects to protect animals are instead killing more than five million animals annually.

Lifesaving alternatives to the mass killing of animals in shelters have existed for decades. These lifesaving methods are based on innovative, humane, nonlethal programs and services that have proven that the killing can be brought to an end. Too many of these agencies, however, remain mired in the kill philosophies of the past, unwilling to or hampered from exploring and adopting methods that save lives. This is a breach of their public trust, a gross deviation from their responsibility to protect animals, and a point of view that we, as caring people and a humane community, can no longer accept or tolerate.

We assert that a No Kill nation is within our reach—that the killing can and must be brought to an end. It is up to each of us working individually and together to implement sheltering models that have already saved tens of thousands of animals in progressive communities. If we work together—with certainty of purpose, assured of our own success, with the commitment that “what must be done, will be done”—the attainment of our goals will not be far off.

II. No Kill Resolution

Whereas, the right to live is every animal’s most basic and fundamental right;

Whereas, societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals and other humane organizationswere founded to establish standards for humane treatment of animals, to promote their rights, and to protect them from harm;

Whereas, traditional sheltering practices allow the mass killing of sheltered animals;

Whereas, every year shelters in the United States are killing millions of healthy and treatable animals who could be placed in homes, and are also killing millions of feral cats who do not belong in shelters;

Whereas, life always takes precedence over expediency;

Whereas, the No Kill movement in the United States has successfully implemented new and innovative programs that provide alternatives to mass killing;

Whereas, lifesaving change will come about only if No Kill programs are embraced and further developed;

Whereas, failure to implement No Kill programs constitutes a breach of the public’s trust in the sheltering community;

Now, therefore, be it resolved that No Kill policies and procedures are the only legitimate foundation for animal sheltering; and,

It is incumbent upon all shelters and animal groups to embrace the philosophy of No Kill, to immediately begin implementing programs and services that will end the mass killing of sheltered animals, and to reject the failed kill-oriented practices of the past.

III. Statement of Rights

We acknowledge the following:

  • Sheltered animals have a right to live;
  • Feral cats have a right to their lives and their habitats;
  • Animals, rescuers, and the public have a right to expect animal protection organizations and animal shelters to do everything in their power to promote, protect, and advocate for the lives of animals;
  • Animal protection groups, rescue groups, and No Kill shelters have a right to take into their custody animals who would otherwise be killed by animal shelters;
  • Taxpayers and community members have a right to have their government spend tax monies on programs and services whose purpose is to save and enhance the lives of all animals;
  • Taxpayers and community members have a right to full and complete disclosure about how animal shelters operate.

IV. Guiding Principles

No Kill is achieved only by guaranteeing the following:

  • Life to all healthy animals, and to all sick, injured, or vicious animals where medical or behavioral intervention would alter a poor or grave prognosis;
  • The right of feral cats to live in their habitats.

These conditions can be achieved only through adherence to the following:

  • Shelters and humane groups end the killing of healthy and treatable animals, including feral cats;
  • Every animal in a shelter receives individual consideration, regardless of how many animals a shelter takes in, or whether such animals are healthy, underaged, elderly, sick, injured, traumatized, or feral;
  • Shelters and humane organizations discontinue the use of language that misleads the public and glosses over the nature of their actions, such as “euthanasia,” “unadoptable,” “fractious,” “putting them to sleep,” and other euphemisms that downplay the gravity of ending life and make the task of killing easier;
  • Shelters are open to the public during hours that permit working people to reclaim or adopt animals during nonworking hours;
  • Shelters and other government agencies promote spay/neuter programs and mandate that animals be spayed or neutered before adoption;
  • Public shelters work with humane animal adoption organizations to the fullest extent to promote the adoption of animals and to reduce the rate of killing;
  • Shelters provide care and treatment for all animals in shelters to the extent necessary, including prompt veterinary care, adequate nutrition, shelter, exercise, and socialization;
  • Shelters are held accountable for and make information publicly available about all the animals in their care.

V. No Kill Standards

The implementation of these lifesaving procedures, policies, and programs must be the immediate goal of every shelter, and animal control and animal welfare agency:

  • Formal, active commitment by shelter directors, management, and staff to lifesaving programs and policies, and dedication to promptly ending mass killing of shelter animals;
  • Immediate implementation of the following programs by all publicly funded or subsidized animal shelters:
  • An end to the policy of accepting trapped feral cats to be destroyed as unadoptable, and implementation of TNR as the accepted method of feral cat control by educating the public about TNR and offering TNR program services;
  • An end to the use of temperament testing that results in killing animals who are not truly vicious (e.g., shy/timid cats and frightened dogs) but who can be placed in homes, or are feral cats who can be returned or released;
  • Abolishment of trapping, lending traps to the public to capture animals, and support of trapping by shelters, governments, and pest control companies for the purposes of removing animals to be killed;
  • An end to owner-requested killing of animals unless the shelter has made an independent determination that the animal is irremediably suffering or cannot be rehabilitated;
  • The repeal of unenforceable and counter-productive animal control ordinances such as cat licensing and leash laws, pet limit laws, bans on feeding stray animals, and bans on specific breeds.
      • High-volume, low- and no-cost spay/neuter services;
      • A foster care network for underaged, traumatized, sick, injured, or other animals needing refuge before any sheltered animal is killed, unless the prognosis for rehabilitation of that individual animal is poor or grave;
      • Comprehensive adoption programs that operate during weekend and evening hours and include offsite adoption venues;
      • Medical and behavioral rehabilitation programs;
      • Pet retention programs to solve medical, environmental, or behavioral problems and keep animals with their caring and responsible caregivers;
      • Trap-Neuter-Return or Release (TNR) programs;
      • Rescue group access to shelter animals;
      • Volunteer programs to socialize animals, promote adoptions, and help in the operations of the shelter;
      • Documentation before any animal is killed that all efforts to save the animal have been considered, including medical and behavioral rehabilitation, foster care, rescue groups, neuter and release, and adoption.

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March 12, 2010 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, animal abuse, Animal or Pet Related Stories, Animal Rescues, Animal Rights And Awareness, animals, Animals Adopting Animals, Animals Out of Time - To Be Euthanized, Change Number of Pet Restrictive Laws. Ordinances and Rules, Fostering and Rescue, Just One More Pet, Pet Abuse, Pet Adoption, Pet Friendship and Love, Pet Owner's Rights, Pets, Political Change, responsible pet ownership, Toughen Animal Abuse Laws and Sentences, We Are All God's Creatures | , , , , , | 4 Comments

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