Monday, January 30, 2012
Check out the story here.
This is the 2nd time in a week the SPCA has been called to help horses. There are huge tracts of undeveloped land on the outskirts of Miami. These tracts sometimes contain run down trailers and shoddy barbed wire where people can hide livestock, especially if it is stolen and is going to be slaughtered.
Luckily, these horses were saved. Check out the story here.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Wendy Schugar firstname.lastname@example.org wants to rescue needs transport from JAX TO WEST PALM
said chow on cage looks more like goldenx
UNTIL THERE ARE NONE RESCUE ONE!
FOR ALL QUESTIONS & INQUIRES PLEASE CONTACT LEE AT email@example.com (theflyer.com) OR 305 479 9274
Bruno gets along with female dogs, but probably not good to live with males. Even though he lost his hearing, he still is a great watchdog: he feels movement and hears some sound via bones in his ears. (Just try opening the refrigerator if he’s awake!). He is nine years old and as sweet & loveable as ever.
EMAIL UPDATE RECEIVED 1/27/12: A MONTH AGO WE RECEIVED THE SAD NEWS THAT BRUNO WAS LOSING HIS FOREVER HOME....AGAIN.
THERE WAS A SENIOR GENTLEMAN WHO STEPPED UP TO ADOPT BRUNO. HE LOVES BRUNO BUT HE IS TOO FRAIL TO WALK HIM AND HE REALLY NEEDS A SMALLER DOG WHO CAN TAKE WALKS WITH HIM. IT JUST WASN'T A MATCH AND BRUNO CAN'T STAY THERE ANYMORE. PLEASE KEEP POSTING FOR BRUNO, WE NEED TO MOVE HIM RIGHT AWAY. HE IS A WONDERFUL DOG , JUST TOO MUCH DOG FOR AN 81 YO MAN.
12-12-11: FOUR DAYS ONLY AND COUNTING! MUST BE OUT BY THIS WEEKEND!
Poor Bruno has had such a hard life. He was rescued from death row in Miami Dade Animal Services 6 years ago and adopted to a family who checked out perfectly in every way imaginable. We were so excited he’d found his forever home. Instead they starved and neglected Bruno so horribly that he was skin & bones, bleeding from head to foot (he had to be shaved naked to treat his skin wounds) with ear infections so severe his ear canals had to be surgically removed or he’d die from the infection reaching his brain. Bruno thankfully lived, recovered beautifully, but because of their abuse is deaf as a result.
Bruno stayed with his original rescuer for two years more living in her tiny bathroom or/outside because that is all she could provide. He finally found what we again thought was his forever home three years ago with a semi-retired couple who adored him. We were absolutely shocked when they called a month ago to tell us they made the decision to sell their house and were moving in 2-4 months and couldn't take Bruno with them.
Last night they informed us Bruno must be out this weekend! We are sick for poor Bruno and have nowhere for him to go. He is nine years old and as sweet & loveable as ever. He follows his human everywhere – not realizing his loyalty is sadly NOT returned. Bruno gets along with female dogs, but probably not good to live with males. Even though he lost his hearing , he still is a great watchdog: he feels movement and hears some sound via bones in his ears. (Just try opening the refrigerator if he’s awake!) We just can't wrap our heads around the fact that this couple who committed to this beautiful boy and sent nothing but wonderful updates for the past three years, can just put him out to pasture. Where do they think he will go? Their parting words to us about Bruno: " thanks for letting us be part of Bruno's life. Wish things were different and we could keep him".
It doesn't have to be this way. Please don't let Bruno's life end at 9 years old ,after so few years of happiness, in a kill shelter. He needs to go to a stable, responsible , committed home where he will spend his golden years with a loving REAL forever family. Call and or email LeeAnn 305 479 9274 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Animal ID: A223483 Room No.: WD21
Hi, the Shelter named me Bart.
I am an approximately 1 year old gray and white male Pit Bull.
I am friendly and I have not been tested for heartworms.
I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Thursday, January 12, 2012.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
My Animals Rock, Inc., 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation
This week the HSUS released its list of states and where they rank as far as being humane. Guess who is number one? You are right. California. (Florida ranked 15th)
Now the Governor, Jerry Brown wants to appeal the Hayden Law, passed in 1998. This law requires animal control agencies to wait up to six days before euthanizing animals. This was done to allow more time for the owners to find a lost animal. Florida's hold policies are done on a county-by-county decision. Some agencies hold for three days and some for five.
He believes this will save so much money, a dent will be put in the budget and hopes to save $50 million dollars a year by doing this.
When the state governments begin using the most underfunded department they have, animal control, to try and come up with money to balance a budget which the legislature was responsible for setting, a disaster will happen and twenty years of progress will be wiped out. The slate will be clean so they can start over.
How sad for California, which has some of the most expensive real estate etc. they cannot come up with the money except on the backs of the animals. How truly sad.
The Second half
(8) An animal control agency or animal shelter shall provide for public inspection a monthly summary that includes the number of animals, by species type, during the previous month which: (a) Were impounded; (b) Were euthanized by the animal control agency or animal shelter; (c) Died, were lost, or were stolen while in the direct or constructive care of the animal control agency or animal shelter; (d) Were returned to their owners; (e) Were adopted; (f) Were transferred to other organizations or rescue groups; or (g) Remain in the custody of the agency or shelter. (9) Each animal control agency or animal shelter shall provide for public inspection an annual summary that includes the number of animals, by species type, during the previous calendar year which: (a) Were impounded; (b) Were euthanized by the animal control agency or animal shelter; (c) Died, were lost, or were stolen while in the direct or constructive care of the animal control agency or animal shelter; (d) Were returned to their owners; (e) Were adopted; (f) Were transferred to other organizations or rescue groups; or 181 (g) Remain in the custody of the agency or shelter. Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.
To say I am appalled would be putting it mildly.
You can check out the story here.
Friday, January 27, 2012
PLEASE SHARE..IF YOU CAN HELP, PLEASE DON'T WAIT..CALL/EMAIL DENISE ASAP. WE ARE ALL CONSIDERED URGENT AS TIME IS ALWAYS LIMITED.
LOCATED AT LAKE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES (TAVARES, FL)
FOR ALL RESCUE GROUP INQUIRIES/OFFERS PLEASE CONTACT DENISE (EMAILS ARE PREFERRED): email@example.com (gmail.com) OR 35...
CAN YOU PLEASE HELP SAVE ANY????
LITTER OF 5 ...ONLY 3 PICTURED....OTHER TWO ARE IDENTICAL TO THE TWO PICTURED TOGETHER......8 WEEKS OLD
LITTER OF 4 ...... 8 WEEKS OLD
2-3 YRS OLD LONG HAIR GREY, SPAYED FEMALE, TALKER, LOVER
2-4 YR OLD NEUTERED MALE, VERY SWEET TABBY, COOL MARKINGS
3-4 YR OLD FEMALE FRONT DECLAWED
3 YR OLD FEMALE SPAYED, FRONT DECLAWED, SIAMESE, CAME WITH THE BIG FAT MOSTLY WHITE DECLAWED CALICO
NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL MONDAY JAN 30TH
CHOC POINT SIAMESE, NEUTERED MALE, SKIN ISSUES, AVAILBLE MONDAY....CHECKING ON AGE
Saturday January 28th from NOON-1:30
on 41 across from Best Buy
Protest marketing puppies that come from horrific puppy mills!
Bring a sign or just show up, there will be extra signs. Let's make it known that Sarasota will NOT tolerate dog cruelty!
PUPPIES ARE NOT PRODUCTS
WE NEED AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE - PLEASE COME AND BRING FRIENDS!
PLEASE CROSS POST!!
If you can help her by adopting her or taking her into your rescue, please contact Carey Johnson ASAP at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This dog was rescued and adopted....adopters returned her to shelter when "rescue" would not take her back. She will be euthanized.
We have a little Shih Tzu in our facility that is in need of your help. She was microchipped but the original owner sold her and doesn’t know contact information of people she went to. The people she was sold to never change the microchip with their information. So, unfortunately, we have been unable to find her owners.
Sasha is older but she is heartworm negative.
If anyone can help this little girl please let us know as soon as possible.
1/24/2012 Vet exam
Senior Office Assistant
Alachua County Animal Services
3400 NE 53 Avenue
Gainesville, Florida 32609
Phone (352) 264-6870
Fax (352) 955-2542
I have had the 'who is qualified to be a pet parent talk' with my friends and on some issues we simply agree to diagree. I had the same conversation with a co-worker who expressed interest in adopting a dog but simply did not have enough time for a dog and that wouldn't be fair. Fair? When an animal is facing death because there are not enough homes, how much time is enough? I have two rescues, work a job, have a home and spend, on the whole, about an hour a day of what most would consider quality time with my dogs. Is that enough? Growing up our family dog never spent "time" with my parents. He was simply part of the family and spent much of his time patrolling the fenceline, trying to find a way to get out to roam free. He stalked squirrels and birds, dug holes in the dirt and came inside only when he wanted to. He slept with one of us each night and everyone in the family cried when he died.
So should having a fenced yard be a qualification? What about how much time the dog is going to spend alone? If the pet gets sick, can you afford to fix him?
All these questions are asked sometimes by rescue groups and humane societies. Kris Weiskopf, the Chief of Manatee County Animal Services wrote a great article about this subject. You can check it out here. The article points out the costs of being so particular, the animals end up staying in the shelter and not going to a home. When this happens, many of these animals are killed and the shelters speak about not having enough "qualified" homes.
On the flip side of the coin, there is this article which brought up some very valid points about the qualifications for pet adoption. This article gives examples, unfortunately lots of examples, of people who tried to adopt an animal from a rescue group and were disqualified for reasons set up by the rescue. To the person in the article, they people then contacted a breeder or pet store and bought a pet.
Is this really what we want? Have we all become overzealous in our mission to find these animals homes?
So the next time a person calls or comes through the door who wants to meet one of your animals, think about what is contained here. If the animal finds a home, why does it matter if they are going to be alone for 8 hours? It sure beats the alternative which is usually death.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
FOR ALL RESCUE GROUP INQUIRIES/OFFERS PLEASE CONTACT DENISE (EMAILS ARE PREFERRED): email@example.com (gmail.com) OR 352-636-3740
(THE SHELTER IS CLOSED THE 3RD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH)
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IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE OR SPONSOR FOR ANY DOG POSTED PLEASE EMAIL DENISE
NOW URGENT LISTED...IF YOU CAN SAVE ME PLEASE ACT FAST!!!!
Check out the story here.
North Carolina is such a pretty state. I would think they would be more progessive in their animal care, but I would be wrong. I should know better.
When I read the complete story, the numbers are even worse. According to the article, "Statewide, nearly 250,000 animals were euthanized at shelters in 2010." 250,000 animals in one year. Remember we are talking about government agencies, not private shelters. I am sure they do not have to report their numbers just like private shelters in Florida don't have to publish theirs.
You can check out the article here. Be prepared to be angry and saddened when you read it.
MCAS is working on becoming a no-kill facility along with the rest of Manatee County. They will need the help of everyone in the county to achieve this goal.
They are extremely overcrowded right now due to the intact of a couple of momma dogs and their puppies. They have no available space so if you can't adopt, but can rescue, please contact them to free up some space.
Please use this contact information with questions.
Cheryl L. Thompson
Manatee County Animal Services
Animal Services Supervisor
305 25th St W
Palmetto, Fl 34221
(941)-742-5933 X 8304
Currently Adela has close to 200 dogs in her care. As you can see from our pictures, the makeshift kennels are in terrible shape and these dogs deserve better. We are working on getting them out of there one by one...
The saddest part about all this is that most of these dogs have been in their kennels ranging from a few months to a couple of years. Yes, you read correctly... Some have not left their kennels in YEARS. My friends Lorena, Amy and I are helping Adela network her dogs so that they can find forever homes or a rescue that will take them ASAP.
The problem is that Adela has ran out of food again... Imagine feeding 200 dogs per day!! The other problem is that there are about 80 dogs which are not spayed and neutered yet so in order to save these lives, we have to raise money for food and to spay/neuter them so that we can place them for adoption.
You can see some pictures/video of the dogs by clicking of these links:
Album of dogs that need rescue/forever homes- http://www.facebook.com/pages/K9-For-Love-Homestead-Dogs-Project/225285714219403#!/media/set/?set=a.225319364216038.55631.225285714219403&type=3
Album of kennels- http://www.facebook.com/pages/K9-For-Love-Homestead-Dogs-Project/225285714219403#!/media/set/?set=a.225503980864243.55656.225285714219403&type=3
Video of dogs/kennels- http://sharing.theflip.com/session/8768232ba7b70fd4e9e48378778abc8b/video/127750801
As you can see, this is a huge project and we cannot do it alone, we need your help!! There are many ways you can help so please share this e-mail far and wide...-You can donate through our chipin http://k9forlove.chipin.com/k9-for-love-rescue-inc
-You can donate directly by calling ROBBIE'S FEED & SUPPLY. Their phone # is 305-247-1256. Their address is 22390 Krome Ave. Please don't forget to mention that the donation is for Adela/K9 for Love.
-You can donate directly to Cutler Bay Animal Clinic located in 18699 S. Dixie Hwy. Their phone number is 305-251-4244. Please don't forget to mention that the donation is for Adela/K9 for Love.
-If you live in the South Florida area and would like to volunteer at adoption events which will take place every Saturday starting on Saturday Feb 4th in Petsmart in Coral Gables, Petsmart in Kendall Dr and SW 138th Ave and Petsmart in Flagler St and 84th Ave please let us know. We need to get these dogs out of there!!
-If you are on facebook, you can follow our rescue efforts step by step by "liking" our page and please help us share these wonderful dogs!! http://www.facebook.com/pages/K9-For-Love-Homestead-Dogs-Project/225285714219403?ref=ts THANK YOU!!!!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
|Florida Animal Lovers Take Action Today!|
|Help Best Friends Save Florida Dogs -Ask For SB 1322 to be Heard in the Senate|
Because of an archaic exemption in state law, Miami-Dade County is the only county in the entire state of Florida permitted to engage in canine profiling, placing any short-haired muscular mutt at risk.
Florida state legislators Representative Carlos Trujillo and Senator Jim Norman are leading an effort, with the help of Best Friends Animal Society, to right this injustice and to repeal the portion of the Florida statute that allows Miami-Dade to kill dogs simply because of their appearance. No other county in Florida is allowed such unmitigated power over people’s pets.
HB 997 and SB 1322 will repeal the provision that grandfathered the Miami-Dade breed ban, which costs the lives of close to 1,000 innocent dogs per year and costs taxpayers upwards of $3 million per year.
The legislative session is moving quickly and humanitarians only have a few weeks to get these bills heard in committees and passed. Lawmakers take notice when they hear from their constituents so we must fill their in-boxes with emails and call their offices, or we may miss this chance to stop the deaths of innocent dogs.
Senator Mike Bennett is chairman of the first committee for SB 1322, so it is important to contact him to ask him to please put SB 1322 on the agenda as soon as possible so we can end the killing of innocent dogs in Miami-Dade County.
Please contact Senator Bennett TODAY by clicking on our take action button.
If possible, also call his office at (850) 487-5078. Ask him to hear SB 1322 so we can finally end breed discrimination in the entire state of Florida.
Thanks for taking action for all animals. With your help we can achieve a time of No More Homeless Pets.
Monday, January 23, 2012
We are in desperate need!! We have a momma dog that is giving birth today, 3 babies so far and another momma with 10 newborns and can't find anyone to transfer. Both mommas do not like other dogs, which makes it even harder.
We also are in desperate need for any and all transfers that you can help us with. We are going to have a hard time meeting our goal this month without your help!!
If you are able to help in any way, it would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you!
Cheryl L. Thompson
Manatee County Animal Services
Animal Services Supervisor
305 25th St W
Palmetto, Fl 34221
(941)-742-5933 X 8304