Monday, March 22, 2010

Amos is Saved!!!!!!!!

These are the words of my sister Tia who devotes her life to saving dogs and especially pitties. Amos was destined to be put to sleep but instead through the efforts of my sister and others Amos was saved. Read my sister's words below:

"First time I met him after letting him run freely in the shelter yard fully knowing this may be the only time he has that freedom before he is pts I wanted him to feel like a dog, before I took him back to his kennel I whispered in his ear that I would do my best to get him out of there, please when u pick up my boy tomorrow let him know that I kept my promise and that in his honor I will continue to try and save as any as possible from dying in a shelter…… I am so happy he will soon know true love….. this adopter is so very lucky to be able to love FAMOUS AMOS…… "

Friday, March 5, 2010

Sites That Help Pet Owners Get Financial Assistance

DUE TO THE ECONOMY CBS NEWS DID A SEGMENT ON:




Pet Owners Struggling With Economy Have Options and provided the following organizations that might be able to help Hope this might be able to help some people and their pets :)



The following is a list of organizations that provide financial assistance to pet owners in need. Please keep in mind that each organization is independent and has their own set of rules and guidelines. Therefore you will have to investigate each one separately to determine if you qualify for assistance:



IMOM Inc., IMOM.org

http://imom.org/



Help-A-Pet, help-a-pet.org

http://help-a-pet.org/



The Pet Fund, thepetfund.com

http://thepetfund.com/



Good Sam Fund, goodsamfund.org

http://goodsamfund.org/uan.org



United Animal Nations LifeLine Fund, uan.org



Angels for Animals, angels4animals.org

http://angels4animals.org/



Brown Dog Foundation, browndogfoundation.org/home

http://www.browndogfoundation.org/home



Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program, fveap.org

http://fveap.org/sys-tmpl/door/



Feline Outreach, felineoutreach.org

http://felineoutreach.org/



Cats In Crisis, catsincrisis.org

http://catsincrisis.org/



The Perseus Foundation (Cancer specific), PerseusFoundation.org

http://perseusfoundation.org/



Canine Cancer Awareness, caninecancerawareness.org

http://caninecancerawareness.org/



Cody's Club (Radiation treatments), codysclub.bravehost.com/

http://codysclub.bravehost.com/



Diabetic Pets Fund, petdiabetes.net/fund/

http://www.petdiabetes.net/fund/



The Mosby Foundation, themosbyfoundation.org

http://themosbyfoundation.org/



Magic Bullet Fund (Cancer Specific), themagicbulletfund.org

http://themagicbulletfund.org/



The Binky Foundation, binkyfoundation.org

http://binkyfoundation.org/



God's Creatures Ministry Veterinary Charity,

http://www.all-creatures.org/gcm/help-cf.html

Monday, February 22, 2010

I love that these big burly tough guys..."kicking ass" of animal abusers

http://www.examiner.com/x-5936-Animal-Advocacy-Examiner~y2009m9d23-Rescue-Ink-an-animal-rescue-organization-Tony-Soprano-would-love

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Meeting Tuesday Night In Charlotte

http://action.humanesociety.org/site/Calendar/92486797?view=Detail&id=101643

Gassing MUST be stopped in North Carolina.

Like me - you may have deluded yourself in to thinking that gassing is humane. It is not. Animals often take 10 minutes or more to die - often vomiting, barking or meowing or whatever screaming they can make...And if you don't believe me watch Davie's video (Davie County is one of the worst) on this site. Please contact your local county commissioner and see what their policy is. This must be stopped. http://www.ncche.com/ As a species when are we going to return the love to animals that they deserve. Don't be blind to this. Open your mind and your heart.

Deborah

Monday, February 8, 2010

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/178/justice-for-rudy

John William Fleet III. Charged with animal cruelty for allegedly pouring rubbing alcohol over a puppy and setting it on fire. The 5-month-old pit bull mix was burned. Its neck, ears, whiskers were burned off, and one of its corneas was seared. The animal also had been burned repeatedly with a cigarette.It may be disfigured, and possibly blind in one eye.
Please don't let this horrific crime go unpunished. If he can inflict this kind of abuse on an innocent animal, he could do it to a human. Help enforce stiffer penalties for these types of crimes.

Monday, January 11, 2010

VOTE FOR GUNNY

www.tinyurl.com/votegunny

http://www.northmecklenburganimalrescue.org/Gunny/

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

TRUCKERS HELP ANIMALS



I don't know how many of you have heard of Operation Roger- it is a network of volunteer truckers who help transport rescue pets to their forever homes or new rescue facilities. They transport pets all over the country and even to Canada. I know many of us would like to rescue some of the dogs we see everywhere, but are unable to due to the distance. They've got a new website up and running, so I thought I'd post a link for anyone interested. Please pass this information along to rescues as well.

http://www.operationroger.rescuegroups.org

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

http://www.blip.tv/file/3014054

The power of one person...that is all it takes. My sister does this on a daily basis - sending out mass emails about lonely and forsaken dogs. Take a moment, watch this and then next time someone sends you an email about a forgotten dog, remember this email. Give one dog a chance at a Happy New Year.

http://www.blip.tv/file/3014054

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cats need a home. Please adopt if you can.

From: Ginger Spangler




Katie has two grown cats- indoor, declawed, fixed the whole deal and she can no longer have them because of Parker's fragile lungs and lack of immune system- sooooooo
I am trynig to find a home for them. The girls are litter-mates, sisters. Daphne is a blue tortoise with beige markings and a little white and Velma (Scooby Doo if you haven't guessed) wears a black tuxedo and has white whiskers. They are about two years old and I just can't take them to the Shelter. The Humane Society has too many cats already and won't take them and I don't know where to turn. Do you have any cat-lover friends who might adopt them or are you low on cats and need two sweet ones to love? They come with auto-waterer and lots of cat food and litter and boxes. I wish I could take them but the baby will also be at my house so no cats here either.
Hope you are all well. Things are sort of the pits here. Good news on the baby but my sister is in Hospice with brain cancer and Mama is fading fast and will no longer eat. She is in a nursing home in Shelby. What a life.

Ginger

Saturday, December 5, 2009

An angel named Tia

Tonight I spoke with my sister and she told me a story...a story that touched my heart immensely and made me belief in the power of a single person.

Tia was at the vet picking up her own dog Hercules who'd had surgery. While there - there were two men, one old and one young...and the older man spoke no English but it was clear from the tears in his eyes that his dog was in distress. Tia spoke with the younger man and he informed her that the other man, an Uncle was about to put his dog to sleep because they could not afford the expensive surgery...a dog who had travled from Israel with his owner. For thirteen years his companion. The older man's dog had been attacked by another dog and had serious injuries. But they could not afford the care. My sister daily witnesses the inhumane treatment of animals - the constant abandonment of dogs by human owners. So to Tia - now witnessing someone who clearly loved their dog being forced to put this dog to sleep due to lack of funds was more than she could bear. She immediately and promptly told the young man to tell his Uncle she would pay for the surgery. $1,000. No questions asked.

We can't all do this. My sister is not a wealthy person. But she does routinely give of herself.

She is an angel.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lilly, The Formerly Five-Legged Puppy

When I read the "Good News" story by Kristen Hampton on WBTV, I was so happy that someone in Gastonia was going to arrange to have the leg removed for the 5 legged puppy. Shortly after that I read she was going to be sold to a freak show and my heart broke. I impulsively picked up the phone and called Mr. Owensby and asked him how much would it take for him to sell the puppy to me? When he said he had already spent $1000 of the $3000 that he was offered, I offered him $4000 so that he could return the money and still have $3000.

You know, I just felt that I had a responsibility to be the voice of Lilly by doing everything in my power to stop her from going to a freak show to be gawked, laughed and stared at all day and night. I have been moved, touched and overwhelmed by the response of so many wonderful people for this adorable puppy. Obviously, I am not alone because so many people have donated to share in the burden/opportunity of keeping this endearing puppy from a miserable life. Actually, I don’t think she would have lived much past the July 4th weekend since she was barely 4 weeks old. And needed special care to be weaned from her mother.





Thank you for taking the time out to read my story of Lilly, the once 5 legged puppy who is now simply a 4 legged puppy. Thank you for the donations you are making to the Animal League, any donations given to Lilly that go beyond my expenses will go directly to the Animal League of Gaston County in order to support other animals that need help, too.








Sincerely,


Allyson Siegel

Toots Lost - Needs a home.


This little girl followed my landlord home yesterday. She's been groomed, is in good health, appears to be a Shih-Tzu about five or six years old, and is very sweet.

If you know anyone who'd like to adopt her, please email plee003@carolina.rr.com, and feel free to pass this email along to all of your doggie-loving friends.

Thank you!

Aleigh

Monday, July 27, 2009

SWEET SCARED LOUISE


PLEASE CROSS POST - PLEASE SPONSOR, FOSTER, RESCUE, ADOPT



SWEET SCARED LOUISE'S DEATH DAY 7/27

WAS DUMPED BY HER OWNER

CONTACT Taryn

animalcareservices@greenvillecounty.org

From: sato
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2009 8:05 AM
Greenville, SC - This Little One is So Scared ~

Please Help Her to Know Kindness ~

Reprieve Until Monday AM ~ Her Last Chance

Louise has been given two reprieves, and she's cheated death twice

(we begged for more time).

Discarded because her owner 'had too many dogs'

and now she suffers for that. Please help this little girl to have

the life she's meant to live.

The perfect size - Louise would truly be a loving little companion and friend.

The shelter cannot hold her any longer than Monday a.m.

Please contact Taryn:

animalcareservices@greenvillecounty.org

(at greenvillecounty.org)





Name: Louise

ANIMAL ID: 8054388

BREED: terrier mix??

SEX: female

APPROXIMATE AGE: 3 yrs

APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 18 lbs

HEALTH: appears healthy

TEMPERAMENT: a little shy but warms up very quickly!

ADDITIONAL INFO: owner surrender—too many animals

UPDATE: will be PTS 7/27

Greenville County Animal Care Services

328C Furman Hall Road

Receiving Building

Greenville, SC 29609

Due to the overwhelming number of phone calls we receive each day from those of you who want to save lives,

we kindly request correspondence by e-mail:
animalcareservices@greenvillecounty.org

(at greenvillecounty.org)

Thank you for all you do to save animals!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Help - Lost in Studio City, California


I was found on Ventura Boulevard today next to the Studio City car wash. If you know me please contact: 818 429 0056 OR 818 621 4786 Linda or Jen

LA, CA: BAIT DOG-Valor the black pit bull used to fight over and over is now at S. Central - he needs us!!!


If there was EVER A REASON to put some money towards saving a dog, I beg you to help this angel, I just got this email, and through the tears streaming down my face, I am asking everyone to help Valor. Valor just arrived at the South LA shelter, and his pictures alone tell his story, no commentary needed, other than the contact info for Stephanie, who is going to raise money for him. The thought of what this dog has endured, and now has a chance, WE CANNOT AND WILL NOT LET HIM NOW DIE IN A SHELTER!

Stephanie’s email: szeta101@yahoo.com

please contact Stephanie with your donations and I caution you the pictures are hard to look at. Stephanie’s original email is below



Leegie Parker

310-739-9202

Leegie@earthlink.net

Friday, July 24, 2009

Belen desparately needs help finding a rescue who can take 4 miniature Pinchers she rescued off the street.

You can help with these little ones please contact Belen directly at:

Belen Rosales
562-622-2425 Tel
Email: Belen@FirstClassFundinginc.com
562-622-3943 Fax

The smallest is Hercules he's about 6 lbs and approximately 2 yrs old.
The gray dog is the largest and he's about 3 yrs old and around 14 lbs.
The other is a female about 7-8 lbs and around 2-3 yrs old.
The picture of the black dog (chica) is a female Pincher. She is a very sweet dog, is good with kids and other dogs.
Thanks so much for helping Belen help these little dogs~

Mary

Sasha


My name is Sasha and I am a spayed female, black and white Collie - Smooth mix.
The shelter thinks I am about 9 months old.
I have been at the shelter since Jul 19, 2009. Collie - Smooth mix 9 mo
I.D.# A1026447

West Los Angeles 213-485-0494
11361 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Monday - Closed (Emergencies Only)
Tuesday (8AM - 7PM)
Wednesday (8AM - 5PM)
Thursday (8AM - 7PM)
Friday (8AM - 5PM)
Saturday (8AM - 5PM)
Sunday (11AM - 5PM)




While I was at the shelter waiting for it to open, I saw a young man with a young, gorgeous, well-behaved female dog. I was hoping against hope that he wasn't planning on dumping her into the shelter. I went up to him and asked what's up with the dog. He told me he adopted the dog out of shelter a week ago. He lives with his mother, who refuses to have the dog in the house. So, this sweet, friendly dog was outside 24/7. Why is she being dumped? because she kept trying to jump over the fence. No surprise there. I told the man I would network her and took some pics. How ironic that one of the most intelligent of all dog breeds winds up in the hands of a totally clueless person.
Sasha was very friendly and mellow when I saw her. The man said she is good with dogs.
I have been told that she is most likely a McNab http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=n ... en&q=McNab

Being an owner turn-in. Sasha is not up for adoption at this time. I believe her review date is 7/26/09. It would be a total shame it the "wrong" person adopted her again.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

CALLING ALL RESCUERS/DOG RESCUES-URGENT; PLEASE HELP!! (Inland Empire, CA.)


I saved a dog in terrible shape yesterday from dying in the 100 degree plus heat. She was wondering aimlessly near a busy street (Central) and was overheated and desperate for water. She was licking the curb for any form of liquid, it was heartbreaking. She collapsed in a parking lot she was so tired and hot. I managed to get her to come to me, she was exhausted.

Someone has not taken care of this poor dog in any way. Her ears are raw with fly strikes, and her coat is in terrible condition, she has been mistreated. This dog could make a 100% turn around if given the chance. She is wonderful! She listens to commands, she seems to like the car, she walks on a leash, and she knows how to sit and lay down. All she wants is love. She has had a horrible life thus far. Can someone please let her live out her golden years in peace? She would make a great companion!!! All she needs is a good grooming and love, and he will give you years of loyalty in return. She is a medium sized Shepherd mix, cream colored,as he seems to be older, probably a senior, she is very very sweet, and is a good girl!!!

This dog was picked up by animal control. I fed her, gave her shelter from the burning sun that would have killed her, gave her water, and also simply talked to her and gave him some love before he went away, and do you know the one thing that made her wag her tail was?? TELLING HER SHE WAS A GOOD GIRL AND HUGGING AND KISSING HER!! THAT'S IT! Not the food, not the water, and not the shade, but my hands on her, petting her, and simply showing the minimal amount of affection. She simply put her head in my lap and wagged her tail, looking at me with those gorgeous brown eyes, saying "THANK YOU FOR BEING SO KIND". Love is all these guys ask for people. This dog was taken to the Inland Valley Humane Society, the address below with her impound #. She is approx. 15 years old! This dog is a survivor, give her a second chance at life, please...She deserves it!

Impound Date: 7/18/09
DATE AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION: 7/24/09 **PLEASE CALL TO VERIFY**
Impound #: C1079617
Female; Blonde


Go visit her at:

500 Humane Way

Pomona, CA, 91766

Ph: (909) 623-9777

Fax: (909) 623-0432

24-Hour Emergency Line: (909) 594-9858


PLEASE GO VISIT HER, CHECK ON HER TO SEE IF SHE'S OKAY IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING A WONDERFUL OLDER DOG WITH A GREAT BIG HEART, THEN PLEASE, SAVE HER LIFE.

IF YOU ARE A RESCUE, AND INTERESTED IN HER, PLEASE EMAIL ME, I AM AVAILABLE TO TRANSPORT HER JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE AT NOW COST TO YOU!!!!

This dog was going to die a long terrible death, in extreme heat, no water, no food, nothing, if I hadn't stepped in and saved her life!!!

TO ALL OF YOU TELLING YOURSELF "IT'S NONE OF MY BUSINESS"..WAKE UP! TAKE CHARGE, STEP IN, DO SOMETHING!! THESE ANIMALS CANNOT SURVIVE WITHOUT OUR HELP...DON'T TURN A BLIND EYE TO ANIMALS IN NEED. DON'T LEAVE IT UP TO SOMEONE ELSE. MAKE A PHONE CALL TO ANIMAL CONTROL, THEY WILL COME HELP. IF YOU SEE AN ANIMAL IN DISTRESS, BEING MISTREATED BY IT'S OWNER, OR A STRAY THAT NEEDS A HOME, DO SOMETHING. IT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THAT ANIMAL'S LIFE FOR THE BETTER, AND IT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD TOO!!





Location: Inland Empire, CA.
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

This DOG - ID#A430584



I am a neutered male, tricolor Australian Shepherd.

The shelter thinks I am about 1 year and 1 month old.

I have been at the shelter since Jul 15, 2009.

This information is less than 1 hour old.
For more information about this animal, call:
San Bernardino County - Devore Shelter at (909) 887-8055
Ask for information about animal ID number A430584

Licorice


> >>
> >> My name is Licorice and I am a neutered male, black Labrador
> >> Retriever.
> >>
> >> The shelter thinks I am about 6 years old.
> >>
> >> I have been at the shelter since Jun 17, 2009.
> >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeOh1-jwWdM
> >>
> >>
> >> Anna Hernandez
> >> NEW HOPE/BABY BOTTLE
> >> FOSTER PROGRAM COORDINATOR
> >> North Central Animal Services
> >> 3201 Lacy St.
> >> Los Angeles Ca. 90031
> >> Shelter (213)485-5767 (preferred)
> >> Fax (213)847-0555
> >> Cell (213)305-4096
> >> Business Hours Tues-Sat. 8-5
> >> Email: Ani.newhopenc@lacity.org
> >> www.laanimalservices.com

SAM - ID#A767790


My name is SAM.

I am a male, brown and white Mix.

The shelter thinks I am about 2 years old.

I have been at the shelter since Jul 13, 2009.

This information is 15 hours old.




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For more information about this animal, call:
Kern County Animal Control - Bakersfield Shelter at (661) 868-7125
Ask for information about animal ID number A767790

Dogs in a Deadly Crossfire-police in that city killed 434 dogs over a nine-year

From: CJDiBalm@aol.com [mailto:CJDiBalm@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 6:10 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Dogs in a Deadly Crossfire-police in that city killed 434 dogs over a nine-year



"...The Indianapolis Star reported that between 2000 and 2002, police in that city shot 44 dogs. A recent lawsuit filed by the Milwaukee owner of a dog killed by police found police in that city killed 434 dogs over a nine-year period, or about one every seven-and-a-half days. ..."



Dogs in a Deadly Crossfire

Confronted by the family pet, police often shoot first and ask questions later, reports Radley Balko. Among hundreds of recent victims: Labradors, Wheaten terriers, and a five-pound Chihuahua.



Beginning next year, police departments in Maryland will be required to report to the governor's office every time they kill a dog during a drug raid. That requirement is part of a new law pushed by Cheye Calvo, the mayor of the small town of Berwyn Heights.



Calvo proposed the legislation because police officers conducted a particularly violent raid last summer on his home in Prince George's County after intercepting a package of marijuana at a delivery-service warehouse. The cops then completed the delivery themselves to the address on the package. As it turns out, the house belonged Calvo, who had no connection to the drugs. The package was part of a botched distribution scheme in which an accomplice working for the delivery service was supposed to have intercepted it before it was delivered.

“You’re kicking down doors, barging in with guns, and when animals do what animals do, they become collateral damage.”

The raid made headlines around the world, not only because the police mistakenly busted into the home of a sitting mayor (believe it or not, that has happened elsewhere), but because they killed Calvo's two black Labradors, Peyton and Chase. Peyton was shot four times. Chase was shot twice, once from behind as he fled.



Within days, Calvo and his family were cleared of any wrongdoing, but Prince George's officials have steadfastly refused to apologize. As Calvo later told a local TV station, "The county has defended their actions, saying basically that what they did to us is standard operating procedure. That's the chilling message."



And, unfortunately, it appears to be true—the shooting of dogs by police has become troublingly common across the country. My beat as a journalist includes police misconduct, and I've noticed an increase in media accounts of police officers shooting the family pet—with a notable lack of remorse or disciplinary consequences. This sad trend appears to be a side effect of the new SWAT, paramilitary focus in many police departments, which has supplanted the idea of being an “officer of the peace.”





"I think all of this drug-war imagery has produced a mentality that didn't used to exist," says Norm Stamper, who was police chief of Seattle from 1994 to 2000 and served 28 years in the San Diego Police Department.



"It's 'I'm part of a war, I have a mission, and nothing is going to get in the way of me completing that mission.' You're kicking down doors, barging in with guns, and when animals do what animals do, they become collateral damage. Too many officers have gotten rather callous about it, I'm afraid."



The raid on Calvo's home was actually the second in 10 months in which police in Prince George's County burst into a private home during a drug raid, shot and killed the family dog, then realized they had raided the wrong house. But national statistics on police-involved pet shootings are difficult to come by. Randal Lockwood of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals recently told the Las Vegas Review-Journal he sees 250 to 300 incidents per year in media reports, and estimates another 1,000 aren't reported.



The Indianapolis Star reported that between 2000 and 2002, police in that city shot 44 dogs. A recent lawsuit filed by the Milwaukee owner of a dog killed by police found police in that city killed 434 dogs over a nine-year period, or about one every seven-and-a-half days. It's impossible to say how many of those were pets (versus strays), or in how many of those shootings the dog may have actually presented a serious threat to the officer or someone else. But in too many reported accounts of dog shootings, it seems doubtful that lethal force was necessary.



It is easy to imagine that some breeds of dog might legitimately pose a threat to police officers in volatile situations. But that Calvo’s two black labs posed any serious risk to an armored, heavily armed SWAT team stretches the bounds of credulity. The same can be said of a host of recent dog shootings in which a police officer said he felt “threatened” and had no choice but to use lethal force, including the killing of a Dalmatian (more than once), a yellow Lab , a springer spaniel, a chocolate Lab, a boxer, an Australian cattle dog, a Wheaten terrier, an Akita, and even a Jack Russell terrier. Not small enough for you? How about a 12-pound miniature dachshund? Or a five-pound chihuahua?



"We're definitely hearing about these stories more often," says Adam Goldfarb, who directs the Pets at Risk program for the Humane Society of the United States. "It's hard to say if that's because it's happening more often, or because it's just getting more coverage when it does."



Last year, for example, a local news station in Oklahoma aired security-camera footage of a police officer pulling into driveway of dog owner Tammy Christopher—just to ask for directions. In the video, Christopher's Wheaten terrier runs out from the house, and it's difficult to tell whether the dog is charging the officer or bounding out to greet him. But the officer was on the dog's property. And instead of merely getting back into his car, he pulled out his gun and shot the dog dead. The officer was cleared of any wrongdoing.



Police have recently killed pets while merely questioning neighbors about a crime in the area, cutting across private property while in pursuit of a suspect, and after responding to a false burglar alarm. It doesn't matter if your dog is loose or leashed, or if you've posted "Beware of Dog Warnings." Last August in Colorado Springs, police entered a woman's house after her children let them in to look for a fugitive. The children locked the family dog in the bathroom with their mother, who was showering, and warned the police that the dog was defensive. The police opened the bathroom door anyway, the dog bit one of them, and they shot and killed it, inches from where the woman was showering. The fugitive wasn't in the home, and the owner said she's never heard of him.



If dangerous dogs are so common, one would expect to find frequent reports of vicious attacks on meter readers, postal workers, firemen, and delivery workers. But according to a spokesman from the United States Postal Service, serious dog attacks on mail carriers are vanishingly rare. Bites do happen, but postal workers are given training on how to distract dogs with toys, subdue them with voice commands, or, at worst, incapacitate them with Mace. Mail carriers are shown a two-hour video and given instruction on how to recognize and read a dog's body language, how to differentiate between aggressive charging and playful bounding, and how to tell a truly dangerous dog from a merely territorial one.



Few police departments offer this kind of training, though groups like the ASPCA and the Humane Society say they'd be more than happy to provide it. "New York is the only state I know of that mandates formalized training, and that's during academy," says Joseph Pentangelo, the ASPCA's assistant director for law enforcement, who also served 21 years with the NYPD before retiring in 2001. "There are some individual departments in other parts of the country that avail themselves of our training, but not many. Not enough." (Omaha, Nebraska, just recently started requiring training after 39 dog-shooting incidents in little more than a year.)





Even during highly charged police raids on houses guarded by aggressive dogs, it's hard to see how shooting them is the best option. A grazing shot will only make the dog angrier. A miss imperils other officers and innocent bystanders. During a terribly tragic drug raid in Lima, Ohio, last year, an officer shot and killed the suspect's two pit bulls shortly after the drug team entered the house. Another officer mistook the shots for hostile fire, and sprayed bullets into a bedroom, where a 26-year-old unarmed woman named Tarika Wilson had dropped to her knees, as ordered, while holding her 1-year-old son. Wilson died, the infant lost a hand.



"Putting aside the humanitarian concerns, shooting the dog just doesn't seem tactically expeditious," says Pentangelo. "Something like a tranquilizer dart would get the dog out of the way quickly without risking any collateral damage. I guess part of the problem is that pets just aren't viewed as real important."



There's no question that in some circumstances, a police officer may have no choice but to shoot an aggressive animal. The problem is that in too many of these cases, the use of lethal force isn't the last option taken, but the first.



Radley Balko is a senior editor for Reason magazine and maintains a blog at TheAgitator.com. He's also the author of a 2006 Cato Institute study on the increasing use of paramilitary-style police raids.



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Bingo is a winner - adopt him. He's a sweetheart.


From: Robert Evan [mailto:robevanu@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 1:50 PM
To: robevanu@yahoo.com
Subject: BINGO! GREAT SHEP. MIX @ S. LA OUT OF TIME - DIES AFTER 4 P.M. TOMORROW!



Almost everybody has met at least one great shepherd mix, and Bingo could be the next one to step into your life. But you have to act quickly because he only has until 4 p.m. tomorrow to live!

Bingo is an amazing 3-year-old boy who is slim and athletic, and would be a great jogging or hiking partner. He would also be great at just hanging out with you, as nothing makes Bingo happier than being around people. Look at this guy’s face – let’s figure out a way to keep him smiling!

If you can rescue or adopt Bingo, please call the S. LA shelter ASAP, and email robevanu@yahoo.com.

S. LA Shelter: 213-485-0117 or 0119.
SHELTER: SOUTH LOS ANGELES



GENDER: MALE



AGE: 3 YEARS



ID# A1042311



PHONE# 213-485-0117 or 0119



CONTACT: Rob @ robevanu@yahoo.com



Thanks,

Rob

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Update on Rocky, Who should be named Lazerith please network..


Wow, this is totally amazing and to think that he would be dead now.. Please look at this picture from the one from yesterday.. God what a little love can do. In less then 24 hours Rocky is like a new dog. He is still in pretty delicate shape and not totally sure what his complete recovery will look like, but there is such promise in this dog now. Rocky will need a good, loving home to go to in a few weeks.. Please network him for that perfect place to call home.. He is not 21, but more like 12 they believe. Still a senior for sure, but he has more life left in him.. Lets pull together for his new home the way we did for his life..

Thank you one and all.

Blake Donovan, Founder

ResQPet Dog Rescue

818 298-1464






From: Ted
Subject: update on Rocky
To: "Blake Donovan"

Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 7:26 PM

It's amazing what a little food, water, a bath, and a tiny bit of exercise will do for dog who is on his death bed due to abuse and neglect from humans. In the photo, he just finished a small can of Hills Recovery.

Subject: URGENT!! Carson CA A1430705 So sad.12 year old dog dumped at shelter!



Subject: URGENT!! Carson CA A1430705 So sad.12 year old dog dumped at shelter!



Just called the shelter (310) 523-9566, and Rocky was dumped on the 18th because he was too old!!!! Spoke to Gil at the shelter and was surrendered by the owner and no IPs on him!!! PLEASE, if some true angel can pull Rocky and make sure he does not die in the shelter and if he is too far gone, he can be humanely euthanized, not in the shelter!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A1430705 Please save Rocky!!!!!! Dumped at the Carson Shelter at 21!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

Does this poor old Dog have to die in the horrible, miserable Carsoin Shelter!

Is there an angel out there for this old Guy, to give him a peaceful loving life till the end to his life comes!

A1430705 Please save Rocky!!!!!! Dumped at the Carson Shelter at 21!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

Does this poor old Dog have to die in the horrible, miserable Carsoin Shelter!

Is there an angel out there for this old Guy, to give him a peaceful loving life till the end to his life comes!



Blake Donovan, Founder

ResQPet Dog Rescue

818 298-1464

Last day for shy, sweet 1yr Shep mix "Olley" @ Los Angeles, East Valley Shelter OLLEY - ID#A1044014


My name is Olley and I am a spayed female, brown brindle German Shepherd Dog mix.

The shelter thinks I am about 1 years and 0 months old.

I have been at the shelter since Jul 01, 2009.

Today, Tuesday the 21st - Olley is was on ABC7 news this morning. She is a 1 year old female Shepard mix who is absolutely beautiful (this picture does not do her justice). She is a little shy which has made it difficult for her to be adopted when there are so many other outgoing ones around her. If she is not placed by today she will be euthanized. If you should know anyone that is looking for a dog who great with people and kids please pass this information on.

Monday, July 20, 2009

H. R. 1018 Passes!

Dear Dedicated Horse Activists,



Today the United States House of
Representatives PASSED the Restore Our American Mustangs (ROAM) Act (H.R.
1018). This historic bill ensures the continued protection of wild horses
and burros that roam America�s public lands from senseless slaughter and
commercial sale. HR 1018 also prohibits the euthanizing of healthy wild horses
and burros.



This is a huge victory for horses and it would not have been possible without
the amazing work of wonderful horse advocates like you!! Your tireless
calls and work on this issue, has provided a great triumph today! We will
keep you updated as HR 1018 continues to move through Congress.



We should all take great pride in this enormous success and continue the fight
to protect our American horses in Congress.

Best,

Keith Dane

Director of Equine Protection

The Humane Society of the United States

TAMMY - ID#A471676


Tammy is an unaltered female, white and black Dalmatian.

If you are interested in this animal, please visit the shelter during normal business hours.

The shelter staff think I am about 12 years old.

I have been at the shelter since Jul 10, 2009.
This information is 1 hour old.




For more information about this animal, visit:
Ventura County Animal Regulation
Ask for information about animal ID number: A471676

Lilly, 15 pounds of lovable Terripoo


Nancy, thanks for trying to help Lilly. I will help network this poor baby too. I wish I could take her, but I already have three little dogs. She is adorable and should be very adoptable, so I�ll do what I can. Have you thought of taking her to mobile adoption events? A friend of mine (where I found one of my Chihuahuas) is Laurel Kinder at Kinder4Rescue, and I�m cc�ing her on this. Perhaps she would let you take Lilly to one of her adoption events at Maxwell Dogs in Studio City. I don�t know her policy about that though. You can check her out and see if that�s an option at her website at www.kinder4rescue.org . She�s amazing and has the expertise to help make sure Lilly went to a good, qualified home. We have to make sure that needy animals are not put with the wrong kind of people, as that happens all too often.



Also, can you please forward this to sheristan@aol.com and YEP6CATS@aol.com for me? For some reason, AOL doesn�t receive any of my email any more and it all bounces back. I can receive from AOL but not send to anyone on it. I haven�t been able to get it straightened out, and it�s very frustrating. So I don�t have any way to reply to Sheri to tell her that either.



And yes, I heard about David Kenin. So many changes in this economy. I hope you guys are doing well and staying safe � I miss you all!



Blessings�

Barbara

www.BarbaraNiven.com
"Don't settle for less than wonderful in your life. And don't give up five minutes before the miracle."


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From: sheristan@aol.com [mailto:sheristan@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2009 12:03 PM
To: barbara@barbaraniven.com
Subject: Fwd: Lilly, 15 pounds of lovable Terripoo, can you help her find a forever home?




Hi Barbara,
I know you are the most generous person when it comes to helping find homes for dogs. Can you forward this to your friends? I would love to take her but I have a little dog at home and am not there enough hours in the day to take care of two dogs right now. This one is too cute!

Hope all is well. Did you hear about David Kenin leaving Hallmark?

Best,

Sheri

-----Original Message-----
From: Nancy Carr
Sent: Mon, Jul 20, 2009 9:14 am
Subject: FW: Lilly, 15 pounds of lovable Terripoo, can you help her find a forever home?

Please forward if you know anyone who might help this little dog�







Nancy




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From: YEP6CATS@aol.com [mailto:YEP6CATS@aol.com]
Sent: Sunday, July 19, 2009 8:08 PM
To: YEP6CATS@aol.com
Subject: Lilly, 15 pounds of lovable Terripoo, can you help her find a forever home?



If you cannot adopt Lilly, please pass this on to your animal loving friends.



Email yep6cats@aol.com if you are interested in adopting Lilly.



Lilly, the cutest little rescued Terripoo, needs to find her forever home. She had a home for many years but then, through no fault of her own, she found herself at the very scary, very high kill South Los Angeles City shelter. She was dropped off wearing little red bows in her hair and red nail polish. The poor dog was there for weeks, behind closed doors in the medical room. I rescued her just minutes before she was going to be euthanized.





Lilly was completely shut down, depressed and traumatized when she first got out of the shelter. She seemed to constantly be looking for the people who used to be her family. It took her a bit of time, but thanks to her foster home, Lilly has blossomed into a happy, outgoing, loving and trusting little pup. She really wants to find her very own person or family who she can give her heart to.



Lilly is a first class snuggler and major lap dog. When you pet her and then stop, she will look at you with imploring eyes, lift her little paw and tap you as if to say "but i wasn't done being petted yet!". She loves just hanging out and being next to her person.



Lily is an easy dog---easy to care for and easy to love. She has no bad habits, loves all people and gets along with dogs and cats. She has lots of energy and is very fast and sprightly on her walks. In the house, she is calm, well behaved and has good house manners.



We think Lilly is about 8 years old. She is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, in good general health and has had lab work done. There is an application and adoption fee.



Please email yep6cats@aol.com if you would like to give Lilly a home.

URGENT: Great DOG on Death Row Needs ADOPTION NOW! South L.A. Shelter


This beautiful 5 year old black and white male Siberian Husky was "red listed" July 7 and will be euthanized ANY DAY NOW. This poor, sweet animal was brought in with a horrible eye ulcer and has already been through so much tragedy --- and has so much potential.

He has recovered from the injury, but...Won't someone adopt this poor soul?

Doesn't he deserve a chance??

Please call South L.A. animal control at 888-452-7381

Ask about animal ID# A1040269

The sooner the better! You can save a life and make a difference!

Oreo an Oso need a foster home


To: Muttmatchla@aol.com
Sent: 7/16/2009 11:22:52 PM
Subject: Oreo and Oso - Handsome Aussie Brothers


You may recall Oreo and Oso..... rescued from South a few weeks ago with really bad URI. They've been recovering in ISO at my vet and now are ready to go home. One problem.... the foster we had lined up may not be working out! We are now in search of a new foster for these handsome boys. We don't want to separate them as they are very bonded to each other.

They are great dogs! If anyone is interested in fostering please contact us ASAP. Or, if there are any local Aussie rescues out there interested in them, please contact us.

As always,

Thank you!!

Sheilah
www.muttmatchla.org
323-664-5877

Jack Russell needs a loving family.


The contact info for this dog:
Jeannette Lizarraga

555 West Fifth St., 46th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90013

P (213) 629-6000

F (213) 629-6001

jlizarraga@nixonpeabody.com

www.nixonpeabody.com

Easter Bunnies Now Need Homes




I guess people got tired of their Easter Bunnies... and shouldn't the parents be teaching commitment and responsibility to their kids?
This attitude of throw away live pets and domesticated animals is totally disgusting to me!
I took in a dozen of these abandoned death row bunnies last summer. It is appalling that there are more.



Everyone - Please! We need your help.


East Valley Shelter in URGENT situation with 3-4 rabbits in a cage. They are FRIENDLY, beautiful, many have already been spayed/neutered (and are ready to go immediately) to accomodate the situation, but they need homes immediately or many will be euthanized.


We have every kind. All colors. A couple of Angoras and a lion's head mix that have already been there over 3 months.


Please take a look at some of these dolls (and there are many more). These precious ones do not deserve to be left to die. PLEASE HELP. Please. Please.


East Valley Shelter
14409 Vanowen St. (at Van Nuys Bl.)
Van Nuys
818-756-9323

Friday, July 17, 2009

These cats need a home. Please safe them before July 20th.


Phone Number: 213-485-0117 or 213-485-0119

Gender: Female

REDLISTED: ALL 6 OF THEM, have until July 20th to get out alive


If you could possibly help save any of these much deserving kitties and give them a second chance, please call or visit the South LA Animal Shelter at 3612 11th Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90018 off Crenshaw and Jefferson ASAP. You may call the shelter at 213/485-0117 or 213/485-0119... Ask to speak to kennels, and put an "Interested Party" (IP) on them, which should keep them safe for at least 24 hours...

For example, you can foster, adopt, donate, transport, or just CROSSPOST to everyone you know ;) THANKS SO MUCH!!!

The 6 REDLISTED include:

1. FLEUR - ID#A1038391
2. JULIET - ID#A1038589
3. VERONICA - ID#A1041641
4. This CAT - ID#A1041762... no name ;(
5. This CAT - ID#A1042139... no name ;(
6. MARSHMALLOW - ID#A1042159



This animal record may be found here


FLEUR - ID#A1038391

My name is Fleur and I am an unaltered female, white and gray Domestic Shorthair.

The shelter thinks I am about 1 year and 1 month old.

I have been at the shelter since Jun 11, 2009.

This information is less than 1 hour old.


This animal record may be found here


JULIET - ID#A1038589

My name is Juliet and I am an unaltered female, tortie Domestic Shorthair.

The shelter thinks I am about 3 months old.

I have been at the shelter since Jun 12, 2009.

This information is less than 1 hour old.


This animal record may be found here


VERONICA - ID#A1041641

My name is Veronica and I am an unaltered female, brown tabby and white Domestic Mediumhair.

The shelter thinks I am about 3 years old.

I have been at the shelter since Jun 23, 2009.

This information is less than 1 hour old.


This animal record may be found here


This CAT - ID#A1041762

I am a spayed female, black Domestic Shorthair.

The shelter thinks I am about 2 years and 1 month old.

I have been at the shelter since Jun 24, 2009.

This information is less than 1 hour old.


This animal record may be found here


This CAT - ID#A1042139

I am an unaltered female, gray and white Domestic Shorthair.

The shelter thinks I am about 3 years old.

I have been at the shelter since Jun 24, 2009.

This information is less than 1 hour old.


This animal record may be found here


MARSHMALLOW - ID#A1042159

My name is Marshmallow and I am an unaltered female, white and gray Domestic Shorthair.

The shelter thinks I am about 1 year and 1 month old.

I have been at the shelter since Jun 24, 2009.

This information is less than 1 hour old.

Velvet is safe but has taken a turn for the worse.


Link for donations – please scroll down, thx you.


Well, it didn't work out quite as planned but the important thing is that Velvet is safe and in ISO at a vet in Simi Valley.


The reason she's in Simi Valley and not with Stacy in San Diego is that Caroline Squire of the Simi Valley group Animal Rescue Volunteers went to SLA to rescue a dog who had sadly been euthanized. However, a friend had told Caroline about Velvet and she took one look at her and decided she couldn't leave her there. So she bailed her out and drove her straight to the vet.


If you look at these photos of Velvet taken by Caroline, you can see why she acted so quickly. Her eyes are swollen completely shut as her eye problem spread to the other one.

It's clear that her condition had taken a dramatic turn for the worse in the past few days. Not only were her eyes swollen shut, she has pneumonia in both lungs and there is a concern that she may even have distemper. Obviously we are hoping that is not the case.



Caroline said she is eating--which she didn't at the shelter--and is even wagging her tail.



Velvet has been renamed Zeeta. She has had x-rays and blood work done and is already wracking up a sizeable vet bill.



Caroline also sent me a link to a short video she took of Zeeta at the vet's office. You can watch it by clicking on the link below at the bottom of this page.



WE WILL KNOW MUCH MORE IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. I JUST WANTED TO GET THIS EMAIL OUT SO EVERYONE IS IN THE LOOP ABOUT WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON. I HAD NO IDEA THIS WOULD HAPPEN BUT I AM VERY THANKFUL THAT VELVET/ZEEVA IS OUT AND SAFE.



Stacy very kindly stepped up to help Velvet when nobody else offered. She would have done right by Velvet but we were all overtaken by events.



ZEETA/VELVET IS A VERY LUCKY GIRL. SHE HAD A TERRIFIC RESCUER READY TO SAVE HER LIFE BUT THEN ANOTHER WHO WAS AT THE SHELTER WAS SO CONCERNED UPON SEEING HER THAT SHE DECIDED TO TAKE THIS SWEET GIRL ON THE SPOT.

Even though Zeeta/Velvet is very sick, this is not the terrified dog I saw in the shelter 11 days ago (right.) If you look at the new video, Zeeta radiates calm. Her head is held high, and she just seems very peaceful. She isn't shaking with fear and doesn't appear in distress, despite her swollen eyes. She looks like she's just hanging out on the examination table.



OUR GIRL HAS A LONG ROAD AHEAD. HER MEDICAL NEEDS ARE MUCH MORE THAN I COULD HAVE EVER ANTICIPATED. SO TO EVERYONE WHO SO GENEROUSLY PLEDGED MONEY TO HELP SAVE HER LIFE, AND THOSE WHO ARE READING ABOUT HER FOR THE FIRST TIME AND WANT TO DONATE, HERE IS A LINK TO ARV'S DONATION PAGE:



http://www.arvsimi.org/donations.html



Thank you, everyone, for your outpouring of love for this special girl. We are all pulling for her. I will forward Caroline's updates as and when I receive them.



Jane

xx

Lucky Needs A Forever Home!

Please save my life and adopt me! I am running out of time.

I desperately need to get out of here ASAP!!!! I have a lot of love to give.

Lucky is currently at San Bernardino City Shelter and is running out of time. He is a NEUTERED male, brown and black German Shepherd mix. He is sweet, loving, playful, and energetic. This great boy was dumped at the shelter by his previous owner. Lucky enjoys exercising and being at the shelter has not been easy for him. He just loves to get out of the kennel and go for walks and play. Lucky loves human attention and loves to get scratched and massaged. He is a big lover and a constant tail-wagger! He would love a big yard and a doggie friend to play with. He does not have much time left at the shelter and he needs to get out ASAP. Can someone save the life of this wonderful boy?

Lucky is already neutered so he can go home with you today! The adoption fee at the shelter will only be $50. Lucky is currently in kennel #83 and her Animal ID # is A314513.

For more information, please call the shelter @ (909)-384-1304. Thank you!!

The Misunderstood Pit Bull - THE PIT BULL BLUES

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtGT2apOlKw


Just copy and paste to see a great video about sweet pit bulls.

Sweet Little Diamond


Sweet little Diamond has one day left to live at the shelter! She is an incredibly cute, affectionate, playful bundle of energy that has somehow spent over 3 weeks at the S. LA shelter without getting adopted.

This petite Pit mix (39 pounds) is just over a year old, and is ready for a long happy life. But first she needs her hero to come forward and give her a chance before 7 p.m. Thursday!

Friendly with all people and other dogs, Diamond did great on her temperament test and is ready for life away from the ticking clock of the shelter. If you can rescue or adopt Diamond, please call the shelter ASAP, and email robevanu@yahoo.com.

S. LA Shelter: 213-485-0117 or 0119.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Timid, tender Tillie.


SHELTER: SOUTH LOS ANGELES, CA.



PHONE NUMBER: 213-485-0117/213-485-0119



GENDER: FEMALE



AGE: 9 MONTHS



A1042389



She has till Tuesday to be rescued/adopted and she is only 9 months old. Please try to save her. Thx you.
I'm so happy to report that Tillie is making great strides and coming out of her shell!!!

Last Tuesday night she leaped up and ran to the front of the kennel when I came to visit her. She sat right down at the door and was waiting for me to pet her. When I entered the kennel she playfully wiggled and wriggled and pranced over, sat down and let me pet her endlessly. She even rolled over for a tummy rub!!!

This is a big change in only a week or working with Tillie -- and as I've said before, I know that the person / people / family that bring Tillie into their home and show her love, will get total devotion, affection and entertainment for many years to come!!!

Dog Found in Hollywood Knolls neighborhood


A resident forwarded this from Craigslist.

This dog wandered in to the Hollywood Knolls neighborhood a week or so ago, up Lake Hollywood Drive off Barham Blvd, between Universal and Warner Bros. He had no collar, NO Microchip!!, and has a very bad injury to his snout.


If you know this dog, if you recognize him, please contact the WLA Animal Shelter immediately. He was taken there because they have the lowest kill rate of any L.A. Shelter, and he needed medical attention. He will be held for 5 days for owner pick up, then....? Call (213) 485-0494 or (888) 452-7381 Ext 144. Shelter is located at 11361 W. Pico Blvd.

Coby - yellow lab needs a home.


This is Coby. He is 12years old Yellow Lab. He�s not super active (he�s 12) but loves walks and just being with his family. Coby is very obedient and mellow. He is NOT a barker and loves kids. He is even very patient with toddlers that like to lay all over him. He has a very shy personality and is a total lover. He recently lost his pal of 10 years (Maggie died age 15) and now will be separated from the family he has known for 10 years, so he will need a family that will give him plenty of love. His current family has been hit by this wonderful economy and has to move. After searching high and low for months they were unsuccessful in finding a place that would allow Coby.

Please forward this out to anyone you think might like to take Coby in. He would be a great addition to any household. He is good with other dogs after a warming up period, but his feelings about cats are unknown. The ones that come through the yard he could care less about. Coby is neutered, his shots are all up to date and his Rabies is good til Dec 09.

Please call or email if you have any further questions.

Thank you,
Julie Rendon
619-277-2860

Please help foster these dogs.


Hi everyone,



We've taken in 20 dogs in the past couple of weeks. Yep, 20. Most of these dogs were last-day dogs (or in Buster's case, last minute), while some were owner turn-ins to us or strays. So many dogs in need ... and now we need your help so we can better assist these dogs.



FOSTERS NEEDED

We have fosters for some of the dogs, but there are still many dogs who need a foster.


We are located in Orange County, but we will gratefully accept fosters in surrounding areas such as Long Beach and even as far south as Encinitas. (Some of our dogs are already in foster down there.)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Poor Baby Velvet - Let's all pitch in and save her.


THIS IS HEARTBREAKING AND WRONG ON SO MANY LEVELS.
CAN'T SOMEONE STEP UP TO HELP SAVE THIS GIRL. ALL HER PROBLEMS ARE TREATABLE AND SHOULD NOT BE HER DEATH SENTENCE. I OFFERED A DONATION AND HELP WITH MEDS, WILL SOMEONE ELSE OFFER MORE ASSISTANCE AFTER SHE IS OUT OF THE SHELTER???
SAD AND PATHETIC DOES NOT EVEN DESCRIBE HOW SHE LOOKS, WE HAVE SAVED DOGS IN WORSE CONDITION THAN VELVET AND THEY LIVED. I WILL ADD TO HER DONATIONS AND MAKE MY TOTAL $500.00, ANYONE OUT THERE WILLING TO ADD TO THIS.
NOW SHE HAS AT LEAST $1,000 TOWARD HER CARE. LET'S WORK THIS PLEASE.
THANKS,
PAM

PS-PERSONALLY I AM NOT OPPOSED TO MY DONATION GOING TO A GROUP OUT OF THE AREA IF SHE GETS THE HELP SHE NEEDS.

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Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 10:31:18 -0700
Subject: LA, CA: NO RESCUE INTEREST IN VELVET AT SLA. NEED TO LET HER GO... STAFFIE/MASTIFF : A1042633
From: critters911@gmail.com
To: critters911@gmail.com

Hi, everyone:
The sad plight of Velvet, the staffie/mastiff left-behind mom at SLA, has touched so many kind and generous people.


We have $550 in pledges plus the possibility of more to help cover her medical costs as long as she is bailed by a rescue group approved by the donor.


However so far there has been no rescue interest in her, and without that it is not fair to keep her alive when she is suffering in the hope that someone may come forward...or may not.


Velvet has a painful corneal ulcer, bite wounds and a cough which will only get worse in the shelter because so many animals come in sick, and they infect the others.


People always say "we can't save them all," and of course that's true. It's just that some dogs' lives of neglect and abuse permeates every cell of their being; it's written all over them. And those are the most heartbreaking and difficult to see. Velvet is one of those dogs.


I keep thinking about her: too terrified to walk and being wheeled in a rolling cart into the "bump room" where euthanasia waits behind a curtain


Unfortunately until people start accepting responsibility for their "pets", get them spayed and neutered, and are cited and fined if they don't, this is going to keep happening over and over and over.


I want to stress that none of this is the fault of the rank-and-file staff at LAAS. Already understaffed, the hiring freeze has put an extraordinary burden on them as more animals than ever flood into the shelters due to the economic recession. Coupled with cuts which have decimated the medical budget, the demands on the kennel staff, animal control officers in the field, and the veterinary staff is becoming untenable.


I am respectfully you NOT to call to put an IP on Velvet UNLESS you plan to bail her today, Wednesday. It just means another dog will be euthanized instead and will only prolong Velvet's suffering.


However, if you can genuinely get her out today--not tomorrow, and not for spurious reasons--then by all means contact the shelter.


The donations will only go to qualified rescue groups. That means a rescuer who won't send her to Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Canada, down south, to the east coast, the midwest, or some questionable "sanctuary" you haven't visited.


IF YOU WOULD STILL LIKE TO DONATE, EMAIL ME AS I'M KEEPING TRACK OF THE PLEDGES.


Velvet's impound number is A1042633. she is a 3-year old staffie/mastiff mix and is not yet neutered. She is in ISO at the South LA shelter.


Tomika Johnson, SLA New Hope Coordinator:
cell: 323-270-4047

Kennel Supervisors' office: 213-473-4378


SLA direct lines: 213-485-0117, 0119
(Please get the name of the person you talk to.)

A Sanctuary for Senior Dogs.


So often senior dogs are forgotten or overlooked, discarded at shelters when their people no longer want to care for them. After years of loyalty and devotion they deserve respect and a chance to live out their final days feeling safe and loved.

Every and any donation will make a difference and help this most worthy cause.

Many thanks

These 3 sweet ones need a home.


> > Hi everyone, These three dogs are in dire need of a foster home or
> > forever home. They are all very sweet and get along with children
> > and other dogs. The husky is small framed, she is very sweet. Both
> > the husky and the benji doggie only have until tommorrow. The woman
> > who is has them in her yard, landlord will call animal control
> > tommorrow. Animal Control here, is contracted with City of San
> > Bernardino Animal Control, which is High Kill. Both the small husky
> > and Benji dog are so sweet and only have until tomorrow. a teenager
> > has the chihuahua and has to get rid of it asap. he is a male and
> > very loving. If you or anyone that can help these doggies, please
> > contact me. Thank You, Mary Perez 909 800-1251

Bumbles - the sweet Pit. Please donate.



A253126-Bumbles.I am a volunteer at the shelter - I am not connected to the rescue, but the shelter told me this rescue is trying to raise funds to save Bumbles, and so I am trying to help! Please help too if you can... if we all pledge $10 we can help them save him in time!

Of course an adopter or rescue with foster would be even better! But so far this rescue is the only option for Bumbles.

Diamonds in the Ruff, a 501c3 nonprofit rescue, would like to save Bumbles the Pitbull (who was forced to live in a filthy abandoned house for 2 YEARS!) from the shelter. They need to raise funds ASAP to purchase a kennel for him, so he can be safely housed on their property, while they find him a home. AS OF 7/14/09 THIS IS URGENT AS THE 'OWNER' HAS CONTACTED THE SHELTER and may reclaim him to put him back in those horrible conditions! The shelter must release him to his prior 'owner' if the owner says they will supply food, water & shelter since that is all California law requires.

Please network Bumbles fundable page:
http://www.fundable.com/groupactions/groupaction.2009-07-14.0523820482
If the rescue does not raise the funds and does not rescue Bumbles within 7 days, your donation pledge will not be processed by fundable. I have put the rescue's paypal email as the one to receive payment on this fundable page. You can verify their info on their website: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA919.html

(Bumbles is not showing on the shelter's website because he has been marked 'unavailable' - but he is there! You can call them 626-792-7151 to confirm, his id# is A253126.)
.....
Here is the info directly from Kevin at the shelter:

�Bumbles� (A253126) has spent the last two years living alone inside an abandoned house. His �owner� would come by the feed him and give him water, but the house was covered in waste, his nails were so long it pained him to try to walk. Worst of all, Bumbles had no companionship for two years! Animal Control was notified and brought Bumbles in to the Pasadena Humane Society. Our health staff has treated Bumbles for an ear infection, and he has recovered nicely. We also have neutered him, fully vaccinated him, and gotten him ready to go home. Remarkably, he has no lasting health problems. Bumbles has certainly not let this rotten situation affect his spirit. He is super sweet and loves people. He sits at the front of the kennel when you go by to see him, and gives you gentle licks when you scratch his chest. He loves attention from everyone, so we�ve been trying to make up for the last two years by giving him as much love as we can! Bumbles doesn�t have a lot of experience with other dogs. During his dog-to-dog evaluation, he was a little unsure of himself, so he would probably do well with another calm, older dog. We understand that Bumbles� former owner is making attempts to reclaim him. We desperately want to find Bumbles a loving �forever� home ASAP. We need a commitment for this guy by July 15th. If you are able to rescue or adopt this bubbly boy (A253126), please contact the Pasadena Humane Society adoptions office at (626) 792-7151 x 137, Kevin at x 119, Mary at x 121, or Ute at x 117. Or email Kevin at mobile@phsspca.org Mary at adoptsup@phsspca.org or Ute at ute@phsspca.org Thank you!!!

Please click on the link below that Jennifer Warner set up for Bumbles!!! Please don't let him go back to the horrific conditions he came from!!!!


Thank you so much Jennifer!!!!


http://tinyurl.com/save-bumbles

Rescue Bumbles the pitbull so he won't go back to squalor & neglect

Please pledge to save Bumbles, and ask your friends to do the same! If we all pledge just $10 Bumbles can be saved!
Diamonds in the Ruff, a 501c3 nonprofit rescue, would like to save Bumbles the pitbull from the shelter. They need to raise funds ASAP to purchase a kennel for him, so he can be safely housed on their property, while they find him a home. AS OF 7/14/09 THIS IS URGENT AS THE 'OWNER' HAS CONTACTED THE SHELTER and may reclaim him to put him back in those horrible conditions! The shelter must release him to his prior 'owner' if the owner says they will supply food, water & shelter since that is all California law requires.
If the rescue does not raise the funds and does not rescue Bumbles within 7 days, your donation pledge will not be processed by fundable. (I am a volunteer at the shelter - I am not connected to the rescue, but I have put the rescue's paypal email as the one to receive payment. You can verify their info on their website: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA919.html)
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Here is the info directly from the shelter:
�Bumbles� (A253126) has spent the last two years living alone inside an abandoned house. His �owner� would come by the feed him and give him water, but the house was covered in waste, his nails were so long it pained him to try to walk. Worst of all, Bumbles had no companionship for two years! Animal Control was notified and brought Bumbles in to the Pasadena Humane Society. Our health staff has treated Bumbles for an ear infection, and he has recovered nicely. We also have neutered him, fully vaccinated him, and gotten him ready to go home. Remarkably, he has no lasting health problems. Bumbles has certainly not let this rotten situation affect his spirit. He is super sweet and loves people. He sits at the front of the kennel when you go by to see him, and gives you gentle licks when you scratch his chest. He loves attention from everyone, so we�ve been trying to make up for the last two years by giving him as much love as we can! Bumbles doesn�t have a lot of experience with other dogs. During his dog-to-dog evaluation, he was a little unsure of himself, so he would probably do well with another calm, older dog. We understand that Bumbles� former owner is making attempts to reclaim him. We desperately want to find Bumbles a loving �forever� home ASAP. We need a commitment for this guy by July 15th. If you are able to rescue or adopt this bubbly boy (A253126), please contact the Pasadena Humane Society adoptions office at (626) 792-7151 x 137, Kevin at x 119, Mary at x 121, or Ute at x 117. Or email Kevin at mobile@phsspca.org Mary at adoptsup@phsspca.org or Ute at ute@phsspca.org Thank you!!!

--- On Tue, 7/14/09, trumandog wrote:




Please share this link with all the dog lovers you know! Help save Bumbles, so he doesn't have to go back to living in a squalid abandoned house!
http://tinyurl.com/save-bumbles
If the rescue does not raise the funds and does not rescue Bumbles within 7 days, your donation pledge will not be processed. Thank you!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sweet Dog at West LA Shelter


forwarding, sweet dog



----- Original Message -----
From: Shana Lathrop, Esq.
To: Shana Lathrop, Esq.
Sent: 7/13/2009 11:19:21 AM
Subject: FW: Red Listed dog from West LA Shelter....he only has about a week left...


From: phillipgaaa@gmail.com [mailto:phillipgaaa@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Phillip Gharabegian
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2009 11:00 AM
To: phillipg@animaladvocatesalliance.org
Subject: Red Listed dog from West LA Shelter....he only has about a week left...



Please network this little guy, he just needs to get out!



Phillip





---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: Jana

Date: Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 10:31 AM

Subject: Red Listed dog from West LA Shelter....he only has about a week left...



Hello everyone,



I was at the farmer�s market in West LA this weekend and I saw this little guy at a mini mobile adoption that West LA was having. They told me he was red listed with only about a week left. When I asked why they told me it was just because he had been there so long. He is really sweet and affectionate. He is better with other small dogs but can get along with bigger dogs with just a little socialization. While he likes kids, sometimes he gets a little nervous when they are rowdy around him. If anyone knows of a rescue, foster or someone looking to adopt please contact the shelter ASAP. I would take him myself but my apartment doesn�t allow dogs and I already have two. Thank you so much for your help. This guy is just a pup, he deserves a chance!!!







A1023855



My name is Armani and I am a neutered male, tan Chihuahua - Smooth Coated mix.



The shelter thinks I am about 1 year and 3 months old.



I have been at the shelter since Apr 17, 2009.



Chihuahua - Smooth Coated mix



1 yr, 3 mo



West Los Angeles Animal Care and Control Center











11361 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

888-4LAPET1 or 888-452-7381, FAX 310-207-4965

AURORAS FATE - BAN CHAINS


In Memory of Aurora

And chained dogs everywhere…

This afternoon, a family brought in their 10 month old female golden retriever mix, Aurora . They told us that they had Aurora chained up in their backyard, when, last week, she got tangled up in the chain. Since then, she has been unable to walk or stand. Aurora remained in their backyard with no medical care for an entire week.

The family asked for Aurora to be euthanized.

Aurora was examined and it was found that her back was broken.

She had no feeling in her back legs and could not stand.

We came to the conclusion that it would be the kindest thing

for Aurora to be euthanized.

At 3:45 PM on 7/8/09, Aurora crossed the Rainbow Bridge . She is now running and jumping once again.

Please pass this on as a reminder to everyone not to chain their dogs.

Do not let Aurora ’s death be in vain—let her story live on in order to keep other dogs safe.



We are heartbroken.

The Staff of Greenville County Animal Care Services

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Help Give Pets in CA Shelters Time to Find Families


California�s finances are in big, big trouble, and that means that animals entering state-supported animal shelters are in big, big trouble, too.

June is budget month in California, and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has been traveling the state to talk about the financial crisis as well as his proposed solutions.

Among them, he�s proposed a r eduction in mandated shelter hold times from the current four- to six-day hold back to a maximum required 72-hour hold time for pets entering a shelter. This cost-saving idea has brought forth a flurry of objections from the pet-loving public in recent weeks.

First Thing You Can Do:
Email Governor Schwarzenegger to let him know you oppose any measures that reduces the mandated shelter holding period in California. Make a phone call to his office at 916-445-2841 to voice your opinion, and call your district office to register your opinion there.
Clearly, viewing pets as fiscal waste is the wrong message to send to citizens when humane groups everywhere are working tirelessly to educate the public about responsible pet ownership, puppy mills, adoption alter natives, breed-specific legislation, community cats, spay-neuter, and the empathetic treatment of animals.

Enacting a reduction in mandated shelter hold time will certainly save money, but it will also certainly increase the number of pets euthanized.

Nevertheless, the Governor�s proposals are merely a deeply disturbing symptom of the real solutions that must be pursued in the Golden State and elsewhere. Empathy and responsibility for pets begins at home in local communities, starting with the family and growing through grassroots efforts.
Second Thing You Can Do:

There are so many ways you can start helping animals in your community today. Please read our full story to find out what you can do to help California animals.

Thanks f or working with us to create a time of No More Homeless Pets.
Sincerely,
The Best Friends Network

Free bag of dog food

Hi Everyone,

I thought it couldn't hurt to ask one last time if you could take a minute to click the link below.
At the bottom of the web page is a place to fill out your name and email address.
Once you do that, they will send an email asking for your address and what kind of food you'd like. (Please ask for adult dog)

Then, about a week later, you will receive a FREE 3-pound bag. Let me know when you get it and I'll come pick it up.
I'm hoping to send 100 free bags to a worthy dog rescue organization, but I need your help to do it!

Thanks so much,

Love Laura

http://www.castorpolluxpet.com/store/freekibble

Stu Needs To Go Home


Please use the following text as your form letter:

I trust all letter recipients are familiar with Stu, a rescued dog who lived an uneventful five years with Jeff de la Rosa, before de la Rosa entrusted his dogs to an assistant while away for a family emergency.

Under that pet sitter’s care, in August 2005, Stu atypically clashed with another household dog and wound up with a torn ear. It is accepted knowledge that injured animals may react defensively. As the pet sitter slipped a harness over Stu’s hurt ear, the scared dog bit her twice on the arm.

“A couple of puncture wounds,” Commissioner Archie Quincey, a 30-year veteran of L.A. Country Animal Control, would later state. Still, a full month after the incident, the assistant served de la Rosa with a lawsuit and Stu was seized from a locked, backyard kennel. Thus began Stu’s incarceration under L.A. Animal Services (LAAS) and a bureaucratic battle so absurd, Stu’s story has gained worldwide notoriety.

What is the point of keeping this now elderly dog on death row? Dr. Richard Polsky, a co-creator of City criteria for gauging dangerous dogs, and Bobby Dorofshar of New Leash on Life, also a City advisor and one-time member of its Spay/Neuter Advisory Committee — have testified that Stu poses no threat of aggression to humans.

Their conclusion stems from assessment of Stu's pre- and post-incident behavior, plus comprehension of how the victim's actions may have triggered the bites. Dorofshar sheltered Stu at his own facility for many months, during which time he came to know the dog.
close the books on this case. Please stop shuffling Stu through a bureaucratic thicket and let the dog live his final years with de la Rosa.
After four years of wrongful internment in LAAS facilities, just one fair and merciful outcome remains: Stu needs to go home. Yesterday.

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Subject: ****** UPDATE****URGENT ***** ACTION ALERT: Stu is gong to be euthanized on July 23rd - WE NEED YOUR HELP!


Hello everyone. Olivia has brought up the question of what or where to sign something in support of Stu. There is nothing to sign. We are asking everyone to email LA Boardmembers (see below) and please copy Stu�s owner Jeff as well. I have attached a form letter that I sent to each one. Please just sign your name and address.



The case is on the agenda for the July 13th meeting (see attachment). It is imperative that the boardmembers are bombarded with emails from us in opposition.

1. Email all Boardmembers and REQUEST A REPLY: tariqkhero@gmail.com,
ninekitties@aol.com, ireneponce@earthlink.net, secundar@unitedtalent.com,
ajq1trq2@aol.com

2. CC Jeff (Stu�s owner) on your emails: stu.911@gmail.com

I also copied these other officials so they know how much public outrage there is!

councilmember.weiss@lacity.org; weiss@lacity.org; Councilmember.Parks@lacity.org; Bernard.Parks.Jr@lacity.org; councilmember.smith@lacity.org; Dennis.Zine@lacity.org; councilmember.reyes@lacity.org; ed.reyes@lacity.org; David.Hersch@lacity.org; Mike.Hernandez@lacity.org; Moniquea.Roberson@lacity.org; jose.gardea@lacity.org; rebecca.valdez@lacity.org; guadalupe.duran.medina@lacity.org; lisa.flores@lacity.org, tony.perez@lacity.org; monica.valencia@lacity.org; mayor@lacity.org

Many thanks,

Dianne

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sweet Cody - Give a home - PLEASE.


Cody was found by a volunteer of SC Pit Bull Rescue in March of 2009, eating from a dumpster outside of Gilligan’s Restaurant on Main Road, Johns Island, SC. Lost and Found Dog Ads were searched and posted all over the Charleston area, with no luck. Of course, he does not have a microchip and was not wearing a collar. When we found him, he smelled like he had been living in dumpsters for quite some time.

Now, three months later, Cody’s owners still have not been found. He has been temporarily cared for by a wonderful foster home during the last few months. Cody’s foster mom has recently gotten news that she is being transferred by her employer and she cannot take Cody where she is going.

Please help us find Cody a rescue, sanctuary, or forever home. He is a wonderful boy, big fluffy and sweet. He is not a young pup and the vets think he could possibly be ten years old.

Thanks to another wonderful good Samaritan (thank you Sue!), we know that Cody is heartworm negative. The vets think he has some possible nerve damage in his back legs. He gets around okay, but he’s a slow guy. He has all of his vaccines, and he is neutered.

Cody is about 75 lbs.

Cody is perfectly housetrained and does not need a crate. He doesn’t chew, he doesn’t bark, and he has no known behavioral issues. His foster mom calls him “gentle as a lamb” – he is the definition of gentle.

Cody needs a place to rest his body, to live out his days, and someone to love. This is an amazing dog that would be perfect for anyone who wants a faithful companion to come home to.

If anyone can help, or knows someone who could help, please pass on the information.

*PERMISSION TO CROSSPOST WIDELY*

Melissa Sanders

South Carolina Pit Bull Rescue Volunteer

http://www.scpitrescue.org

Monday, July 6, 2009

Jesse needs a home.



This is a personal request - this lab mix is from a no kill shelter that had hoarded him for half of his life. He needs a stable home with experienced dog owners - not good around kids - Please cross post.

Sincerely,

Linda A. Muggli
Telecom Manager
Auto Insurance Specialists., LLC

Office: 310.606.4123
Cellular: 310.906.8255

Help Stop Puppy Mills


When you see footage of a puppy mill bust and watch as dogs who have never had a toy, warm bed, or affection find hope for the first time, what you don’t see is the legal work behind the scenes that makes it all possible.

The Humane Society of the United States has the largest and most effective legal team ever assembled on behalf of animals -- with 15 in-house lawyers, a network of more than 1,000 pro bono attorneys, and a docket of more than 40 active cases in state and federal courts around the country.

Will you help keep this legal team in court fighting for animals?

Last month, a class action lawsuit filed by our legal team bankrupted and shuttered the notorious Florida-based puppy retailer Wizard of Claws. The case not only put an end to this cruel and abusive operation, but also resulted in the rescue of all 32 of the store’s remaining puppy mill puppies.

Our legal team recently filed a similar but much larger class action against retail giant Petland Inc. for selling puppy mill dogs to unsuspecting consumers. The case is being hard fought by Petland and its army of corporate lawyers, but a victory could spare tens of thousands of dogs from a cruel fate at the hands of the puppy mill industry.

Please make a special gift today to help us win this critical case for animals -- and other important cases, too.

In the last two years, our legal team has filed dozens of new cases, and won more than 30 courtroom victories to protect animals from cruelty and abuse. This year we have already won court orders halting canned hunting of endangered species, ending the sale of cruel raccoon dog fur by a major fashion designer, overturning the Postal Service’s policy of mailing illegal animal fighting paraphernalia, and blocking the sport hunting and trapping of wolves in the Great Lakes.

Our legal team is working hard every day to ensure that all animals get the legal protection they deserve, but our opponents are strong and we cannot win this fight alone. Please make a contribution today to help puppy mill dogs and other animals get their day in court.

Thank you for all you do for animals.

Sincerely,

Wayne Pacelle
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States

PS — Did you know you could learn more about legal protection for animals at our Taking Action For Animals conference July 24-27 in the Washington, D.C. area? Hear from legislators, attorneys, lobbyists, and others on how you can help usher in a whole new era of lawmaking and law enforcement for animal protection.