During these tough economic times the shelter populations are bursting and because of our often inhumane system even more healthy animals are being euthanized than normal. There is also the added phenomenon of ‘the irresponsible’ viewing pets as toys not as a living creatures that are their permanent responsibility or as a member of their family… something to love. Many of the “spoiled and misguided” in our society who get pets on a whim, because some movie star has one or to have a prop for Halloween or some event are also taking pets to shelters because instead of having their callous hearts being touched by an animal their pet is being abused or killed because they are heartless.
There is always room for Just One More Pet. So if you have room in your home and room in your heart… Adopt Just One More! If you live in an area that promotes unreasonable limitations on pets… fight the good fight and help change the rules and legislation… And please become part of the NO KILL MOVEMENT.
If you cannot adopt just one more consider fostering pets/animals or contributing funds or supplies to local rescues and shelters. Also, do yourself a favor and do a little homework on PETA, the Humane Society, and the ASPCA… as well as on high kill shelters. All shelters and rescues can and should be NO KILL shelters.
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Izzy weighed in at only 53 pounds when her owner was reported to a local humane society.
Izzy DID Find a Loving Home
Today, Izzy is thriving in her loving new home, where her devoted owners hand-feed her yogurt to aid her digestion.
Izzy had been cruelly barricaded in a filthy garage. The floor was covered in trash and dark, runny feces – a sign of malnutrition. There were no windows or ventilation of any kind… and no food or water dishes.
Izzy was barely alive. As soon as Lisa (a humane officer and president of the local humane society) opened the garage door, the emaciated dog staggered out and collapsed. Her gums were white, her eyes were sunken, and her bony body was covered in fleas and ants.
Please support the Humane Society and the ASPCA and even more important be pro-active against all abuse and neglect, whether against animals, children the elderly or anyone. It is not okay to look the other way if you see, suspect or are aware of abuse in any form. We are all God’s Creatures and the concept of owning a living creature does not supersede the natural laws of helping and standing up for one another!!
Changes need to be lobbied for and enacted for much tougher laws and stricter enforcement against animal abuse and neglect. If you are an animal lover, please make that crusade a part of your New Year’s goal~
Abuse is everywhere. And if you aren’t part of the solution… you are part of the problem!!
A Wisconsin man has been arrested for allegedly killing the family dog in front of his children. After an 11-year-old drew a picture at school, his father now faces felony charges in Waukesha County. 52-year-old Michael Tessmer will appear in Waukesha County Court on Thursday.
Authorities found out about what happened after the man’s son drew a picture of a dog at school along with the phrase “My Dad Is A Killer”. The boy told police his father was angry because the dog had relieved itself inside the home. Police say Tessmer shoved a urine soaked paper towel in the dog’s mouth then kicked it five or ten times.
The boy’s mother who is getting a divorce from Tessmer brought the dead dog to the Humane Society. If Tessmer is convicted he could be fined ten thousand dollars and get three and a half years in jail.
If this father truly did this I hope he gets the maximum sentence as well as extended probation that includes long-term required psychological counseling!! I also think someone really needs to look at ‘only supervised visitation’ with his children and Michael Tessmer should be restricted from owning or working with animals ever again. There is no justification, explanation or excuse for his actions!! Many serial killers and batterers of all kinds started with harming, torturing or killing animals. This type of behavior should not be tolerated or excused in any way and should always be reported!
It is everyone’s responsibility to stand up, intervene and report violance and abuse ofany kind toward animals, children and all victims no matter how small or how heinous. It is the only way it will stop! You can bet that this isn’t the first and only time this man has been abusive and violent and this would have been prevented if someone had stood up to him or reported him before. I also must wonder about the accuracy of this story. If the wife had taken the abused and murdered dog to the Humane Society why had they not reported it to the police?
As the saying goes… You are either part of the solution or part of the problem!! Let us all always be part of the solution!!
Maybe you saw Oprah’s show on puppy mills earlier this year, and wondered how this cruelty can persist and who’s responsible.
We are committed to stopping puppy mill cruelty, but we can’t do it without your help. The holiday puppy-buying season is in high gear, so please watch our video and then tell Petland to stop selling puppies.
Thank you for your commitment to stopping puppy mills and for all that you do for animals.
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States
Take a bow. You rewrote history for animals.
Thanks to you, 20 million animals in California will soon be spared the worst abuses of factory farms. And I’m confident that we’ll look back at today as a pivotal moment in how our nation treats animals who are raised for food.
Early returns showed that more than 60% of Californians voted for Prop 2. This is a tremendous victory for animals, for The Humane Society of the United States…and for you. We were able to reach millions of voters with our message of compassion only because you stood with us – by taking action, by donating to the campaign, and by telling your friends, family, and neighbors about Prop 2 and what it would do for animals and for the state.
This was a momentous election for the nation. I’m so grateful and honored for everything you did to make Prop 2 a big part of the story. Please read my blog over the coming days for my take on Prop 2 and what it means for animal protection.
It may be a cliché to say that “we couldn’t have done it without you.” But it’s so utterly true. Thank you.
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States