Examiner January 26, 2014: Earlier this month, a paralyzed, homeless dog dubbed "Thor," was living on the streets in Mexico.
Prior to being discovered, Thor dragged his useless rear legs and begged for food from anyone who would acknowledge his existence.
After a photo of the beleaguered dog began to circulate via social media, an international rescue effort kicked off and soon, Thor was off of the streets, connected to I.V. fluids and receiving care at a veterinary hospital.
In the United States, the rescue agency, The Mutt Scouts, learned about the disabled dog and they made arrangements to have him transported to Los Angeles, Calif.
Less than a week ago, Thor made his journey to California and already, he is like a new dog.
On Jan. 22, The Mutt Scouts shared the following:
The ENTIRE Team – alongside his three doctors – will negotiate this boy through these next weeks, months, whatever is needed, as we get him Stronger, tend to his wounds, his malnutrition, rid him of parasites, understand who he is, address his every need, introduce him daily to movement via his Hot Wheels….and Ready Him for his specialist.
Today, Thor has a new light in his eyes – a light of hope.
Today, he has a wheelchair which will enable him to move with ease and comfort.
Today, Thor’s stomach is full.
Today, Thor knows that he is loved.
January 28, 2014 Posted by justonemorepet | animal behavior, Animal or Pet Related Stories, Animal Rescues, Dogs, Dogs, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Pet Friendship and Love, Pet Health, Stop Animal Cruelty, Success Stories, Unusual Stories, We Are All God's Creatures | 1 Comment
“Our research reveals a huge disconnect in what happens to our animal friends in shelters and what Americans think happens”
Best Friends Animal Society Launches Initiative to Save Them All™
EON: KANAB, Utah–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–The majority of Americans significantly underestimate the number of dogs and cats killed in America’s shelters each day, a new national survey has revealed. The research, released by Best Friends Animal Society, the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters, found that most people aren’t aware of the magnitude of the issue or how simple it is to save these pets.
In fact, the new research shows that nationally, 50 percent of Americans estimate that 500 or fewer cats and dogs die each day in shelters across the country – far fewer than the more than 9,000 that actually die in shelters each day because they don’t have a safe place to call home. Forty eight percent of those surveyed believe that shelter animals are eventually claimed by their owners, adopted or transferred to another rescue organization. In fact, for millions of animals that go to shelters, it is their last stop.
Best Friends released the survey results today in conjunction with the launch of the organization’s Save Them All initiative, which encourages the public to play a role in solving this problem.
“Our research reveals a huge disconnect in what happens to our animal friends in shelters and what Americans think happens,” Gregory Castle, co-founder and chief executive officer of Best Friends Animal Society said. “Like people, pets are unique individuals. Their special characteristics create the bonds with us, as humans and animal lovers. This makes the fact that so many lose their lives each day in shelters almost unthinkable. Best Friends wants to rally the support of Americans, because if we take simple steps together, we can save them all.”
Misconceptions about Shelters Persist
While three quarters of Americans (74 percent) acknowledge that shelters provide proper care for animals, those surveyed cite other factors as the biggest contributors to the death rate at shelters. These include:
- Shelter resources and budget (45 percent)
- Lack of adopters (40 percent)
- Lack of shelter space (32 percent)
Yet most Americans seem unable to connect the need for more involvement with these shelters with the ability to help save these animals. Only 32 percent say they donated money to animal welfare and just 15 percent say they adopted a pet in the last year.
Progress in Ending Homeless Pet Problem
Despite these challenges, Best Friends, its partners around the country and many other animal welfare organizations have dramatically reduced the number of animals killed in shelters. Thirty years ago, when Best Friends was founded, approximately 17 million pets died in shelters each year. Today that number is down to about 4 million, thanks to the continued hard work of animal welfare groups, including Best Friends, partnerships with local municipalities and innovative programs that encourage pet adoption and provide low-cost spay-neuter services.
How to Help Save Them All
Helping animals in shelters is simpler than most pet lovers think. There are many ways to get involved:
- Donate: Donations and grants fund life-saving programs for pets in need. Donating as little as $25 to Best Friends can help.
- Adopt: Adoptions get animals out of shelters and into homes. Remind friends looking for a family pet that animals in shelters make wonderful pets.
- Spay/neuter: Spaying and neutering means fewer animals entering shelters and improves your pet’s health and behavior. Many shelters around the country provide free or reduced prices for these important services.
- Volunteer: Volunteering powers the “no-kill” movement. Find a shelter in your area and donate your time to this worthwhile effort.
- Spread the word: Amplify the urgent message of pet homelessness and educate family and friends on these startling statistics. Help increase awareness by showing your support on Facebook or Twitter.
Today, Best Friends is also encouraging consumers to share their commitments to help end the killing of animals in shelters through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google Plus or their favorite social channel using the hashtag #SaveThemAll.
To become a part of the Save Them All™ movement and make a huge impact on the quality of life for homeless pets everywhere, visit www.bestfriends.org/SAVE.
About Best Friends Animal Society
Best Friends Animal Society® is the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. An authority and leader in the no-kill movement since its founding in 1984, Best Friends runs the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, as well as life-saving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from 17 million per year to about 4 million. Best Friends has the knowledge, technical expertise and on-the-ground network to end the killing and Save Them All.
Best Friends Animal Society, in partnership with Ketchum Global Research & Analytics and Braun Research, conducted a phone survey of 1,007 adults 18 and older in the U.S. The survey was fielded August 9, 2013 through August 16, 2013.
Results are reported at the 95 percent confidence level, and have a margin of error of +/-3.1%. Data have been weighted to adjust for variation in the sample relating to geographic region, sex, race, Hispanic origin, marital status, age, education and the number of adults in the household. The statistical weights were designed and applied from the United States Census Bureau statistics.
Oversamples were surveyed in Los Angeles (202 respondents), New York City (202 respondents) and Salt Lake City (201 respondents).
Join the ‘NO KILL’ NATION and get invovled
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January 15, 2014 Posted by justonemorepet | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal Abandonement, animal abuse, Animal or Pet Related Stories, Animal Rescues, animals, Dogs, Dogs, Fostering and Rescue, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, Outreach for Pets, Pet Abuse, Pet Adoption, Pet Friendship and Love, Pet Health, Pets, Stop Animal Cruelty, Success Stories, Toughen Animal Abuse Laws and Sentences, We Are All God's Creatures | 1 Comment
What is Wrong With People??
January 9, 2014
This has become an ongoing scenario during the summer and winter seasons.
Extreme weather, hot or cold, has threatened or claimed the lives of many animals left outdoors without proper shelter or provisions. We are constantly being warned of the dangers of exposure to these conditions, and are directed to bring our pets inside during these times.
Winter’s frigid temperatures bring frostbite, hypothermia, and possible death for animals. But despite the warnings, we continue to see reports of animals being forced to suffer and attempt to survive.
Ronald Eugene Haines’ dog wasn’t a survivor.
On Wednesday, January 8, around 1 p.m, his dog was found frozen to the floor of its doghouse behind Haines’ home on Front Street in Curtin Township.
Haines, 46, of Centre County, has been charged with cruelty to animals by state police.
Unfortunately, it’s legal in PA for pets to be kept outdoors as long as they have proper shelter, food, and water. But District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller states:
“When the weather gets this low, it’s against the law because you have to have adequate housing of your pet. When it’s this cold, it’s impossible to have housing that’s adequate.”
Haines was issued a ticket for a summary offense. If found guilty, he may face a few hundred dollar fine.
Investigators said neighbors called a state dog warden to report Haines. Miller said in the days leading up to the cold weather, numerous warnings were issued about the dangers of leaving pets outdoors.
“It’s proven what we’re saying. It’s a sad reminder why we’ve been saying it and I’m sad that we failed,” Miller said. “We were hoping to not see this happen."
We ask people to be vigilant and report abuse to your local animal control, police, SPCA, or humane society concerning any animal you find without proper shelter or provisions during extreme weather conditions. Your voice may be the one that saves the life of an animal in need of help.
Don’t delay or wait for someone else to do it — it might end up being too late.
I don’t know about you, but a few hundred dollar fine doesn’t cut it for me!!!
January 11, 2014 Posted by justonemorepet | animal abuse, Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Dogs, Dogs, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, Pet Health, Pets, Political Change, Stop Animal Cruelty, Toughen Animal Abuse Laws and Sentences, We Are All God's Creatures | 2 Comments
Have you seen this video from last month showing a dying dog living in a trash pile in L.A.? The video’s notes say that the dog had been living there for months– why would the people who knew that not call for help months sooner?!!
Miley is now doing great now. buy this type of thing is happening to America’s pets more and more. In Detroit alone, there are 50,000 or more abandoned dogs roaming the streets, living in vacant homes and reverting to dangerous pack behavior… adding just another aspect to the crisis in that city.
The fact that we euthanize three to four MILLION dogs and cats a year according to the Humane Society says a lot about our country and us as people. Essentially means nationwide, about half of the dogs and cats in animal shelters are put to death mostly because of human laziness and irresponsibility.
Innocent puppies and kittens, dogs and cats, and other animals are being set in a gas chamber to choke to death or given lethal injections. They haven’t done anything wrong and have no idea why they’ve been abandoned and sentenced to die.
It is time that we do a better job of matching animals with homes, encouraging people to adopt an extra pet and developing a better foster system as well as spay and neutering our pets. In some areas we animals are still allowed to roam freely. And if you know of animal neglect or abuse, or even suspect, report it or step in. If you see a loose dog, help it. And helping our friends, neighbors and family look out for their furry family members, especially during tough times. is something we can all do!
Thank God Miley was rescued, but there are millions more who need our help… millions of dogs, cats, animals of all kinds will be rounded up, stuck in cages, and then put to death after a few humans peeked into their cells for a second but passed them by. Or perhaps no one stopped by at all.
We need to stop the abuse and needless killing of pets, animals of all kinds, as well as human babies in America!
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way it treats its animals … and its weakest members.” …Mahatma Gandhi
January 7, 2014 Posted by justonemorepet | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal Abandonement, Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Dogs, Dogs, Fostering and Rescue, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, NO KILL NATION, Outreach for Pets, Pet Abuse, Pets, Political Change, responsible pet ownership, Stop Animal Cruelty, Stop Euthenization, Toughen Animal Abuse Laws and Sentences, We Are All God's Creatures | 1 Comment
CNN Video: Dogs slaughtered for meat in Vietnam
Please get involved and help stop the slaughter of dogs in Vietnam and the dog meat trade around the world
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Please get involved… Someone almost always sees, hears or suspects something, whether it is animal, spousal, child, elder or any abuse situation but often look the other way or think it isn’t their business or problem. Torture, murder, and abuse are everyone’s business and problem.
Join the fight and stop the pain, stop the killing, stop abuse of all kinds today!!
And if you know or hear anything about this situation… please contact Newark AHS
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Pets… Animals are family too and they are forever, just like children. Dogs are man’s best friend and they would never abandon you!
If you have the love in your heart and the room in your home… adopt just one more pet, or help someone to keep theirs.
And if you really can’t keep your pet(s) find them a new home… do not abandon them or take them to the shelter
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If you now who this scum bucket is, know (or know of) any other scum like him or if you know of any abuse… Get-involved, Step-In if you feel you can, and definitely Report It…
Animals abusers are almost always abusers throughout their lives!!
Please share this photo with everyone you know and help find this abuser.
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Save a Life…Adopt Just One More…Pet!
Everyday we read or hear another story about pets and other animals being abandoned in record numbers while at the same time we regularly hear about crazy new rules and laws being passed limiting the amount of pets that people may have, even down to one or two… or worse yet, none.
Nobody is promoting hoarding pets or animals, but at a time when there are more pets and animals of all types being abandoned or being taken to shelters already bursting at the seams, there is nothing crazier than legislating away the ability of willing adoptive families to take in just one more pet!!
Our goal is to raise awareness and help find homes for all pets and animals that need one by helping to match them with loving families and positive situations. Our goal is also to help fight the trend of unfavorable legislation and rules in an attempt to stop unnecessary Euthenization!!
“All over the world, major universities are researching the therapeutic value of pets in our society and the number of hospitals, nursing homes, prisons and mental institutions which are employing full-time pet therapists and animals is increasing daily.” ~ Betty White, American Actress, Animal Activist, and Author of Pet Love
So if you have the room in your home and the love in your heart… Adopt Just One More Pet or consider becoming a Foster parent for pets… Also check out: Little Critter: Just One More Pet
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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…
Save the Life of Just One More…Animal!
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If You Were Stranded On An Island…A recent national survey revealed just how much Americans love their companion animals. When respondents were asked whether they’d like to spend life stranded on a deserted island with either their spouse or their pet, over 60% said they would prefer their dog or cat for companionship!