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http://www.care2.com/news/member/416906243/1641146 (about whales)
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(Can we get this Mommy Dog Walking Again for her babies & herself..)
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Please watch and forward thanks, you can watch everyday if you get time thanks Gail
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From the Healthy Pet from the Hilltop Pet Clinic in Pueblo, CO: Keeping pets flea-and-tick-free myths:
1: If you can't see 'em, they're gone
2: fleas and ticks are a warm weather problem
3: indoor pets don't need protection and
4: fleas and ticks are only a problem for pets
please sign the petition and stop the starving of uk show dogs.
Thank you! You signed at 3:10 PM PDT, May 31, 2010
Thanks for posting Caine...this is ridiculous, senseless torture of these poor dogs!
Zoontic diseases from Healthy Pet - Hilltop Pet Clinic in Pueblo CO.
This disease can be transmitted to pets and people.
Mange - Caused by mite species including Sarcoptes scabiei and Cheyletialla.
Transmitted by direct contact with mites on an infected animal.
Signs & Complications in pets - itching, hair loss, dandruff or crusty lesions, and bleeding or oozing skin.
Detected by a vet performing a physical examination of the pet and taking skin scrapings (a diagnostic test)
Prevention includes cleaning pets' bedding regularly, vacuuming furniture and carpets regularly and keeping pets on a monthly flea-and-tick prevention product - many also kill mitts - ask your vet what they recommend.
A little different - our pets need our attention too. Here's my kitty Bootsie (6) who is saying, "OK MOM... my time now - Care2 can wait!!"
passing this on for a friend.....
Here is a new petition I created. Please sign it and pass it around. Thank you.
We have to keep our pets indoors but almost always someone is home. Baby gets walked 3x daily and we have our circus time, but I don't like it when people put their dogs in crates at night or when they are gone. We have a baby fence we put up at night and the dog guards the house as Bootise, the cat, is in with us - we are keeping the door shut for now to keep the cool A/C air in. Otherwise, we let Bootise out where she can also go to the other room. But the animals realize that they have their places at night. They are getting along much better now, but it takes TIME! I agree Sherry, if people want pets, they need to take the time and effort to train them, educate them and LOVE them!
Another Zoonotic disease information from the Healthy Pet Magazine from Hilltop Pet Clinic in Pueblo CO
Hookworm infection - hookworms are thick, short (6 to 12 mm) worms that are whitish to reddish brown with a hooked front end. They live in the gastrointestinal tract.
Transmitted through fecal-oral contact and, in pets, from mother to offspring.
Signs & complications in Pets - diarrhea, anemia, weight loss, and deterioration of the skin and coat condition; adult dogs and cats may not show signs.
Detected through a vet performing a fecal exam & observing worm eggs under the microscope
1. Promptly remove animal feces from your yard.
2. To limit pets' ingestion of infected feces, keep dogs on leashes or in a fenced area and keep cats indoors.
3. De-worrm puppies every 2 weeks until they can receive a monthly parasite-prevention product recommended by your vet.
4. Cover children's sandboxes when not is use.
5. Wear shoes and gloves when gardening, and
6. Wash your hands thoroughly after going outside.
Newsletter received July 1 from IDA. P & G known
for animal testing acquires Natura Petfood. Boycott
P & G products! Please share with pet owners.
Thank you! Deborah B.
I have'nt used P&G products for years.
Good for you Linda - neither have I.
PLEASE NOTED AND FORWARD TO ANYONE YOU KNOW!!
By "noting" it it helps make front page
the more notes the better chance of making front page
Please Note >> it needs to make front page..
( if you haven't already )
This mom and 1 week old pups are at Springfield MO Animal Control. They are an owner surrender on 7-6-10. They can go down any day. Please contact Latichia Duffy at Half Way Home Rescue to tag them: email@example.com
Don't read unless you have tissue and a strong stomach...
passing this on.....soooo sad
so well put I use To volunteer at our local city pound!!! And every bit of this true!!!
Acts of Random Kindness Movement, pay it forward, SHARE THE MESSAGE TODAY AND SAVE A LIFE
PASSING ON: Lets start ARK today, Acts of Random Kindness Movement, pay it forward and ask your friends to do the same, Save a Life Today!!!
Lilly Pax 10 July at 00:09
Pass this along guys if you can everyone needs to see this.
Letter posted to Facebook GROUP: Coalition to Change Forrest City Animal Shelter:
LETTER FROM A SHELTER MANAGER:
"I think our society needs a huge "Wake-up" call. ...As a shelter manager, I am going to share a little insight with you all...a view from the inside if you will. First off, all of you people who have ever surrendered a pet to a shelter or humane society should be made to work in the "back" of an animal shelter for just one day. Maybe if you saw the life drain from a few sad, lost, confused eyes, you would stop flagging the ads on craigslist and help these animals find homes. That puppy you just bought will most likely end up in my shelter when it's not a cute little puppy anymore. Just so you know there's a 90% chance that dog will never walk out of the shelter it’s dumped at? Purebred or not! About 25% of all of the dogs that are "owner surrenders" or "strays", that come into a shelter are purebred dogs.
The most common excuses: "We are moving and we can't take our dog (or cat)." Really? Where are you moving too that doesn't allow pets? Or they say "The dog got bigger than we thought it would". How big did you think a German Shepherd would get? "We don't have time for her". Really? I work a 10-12 hour day and still have time for my 6 dogs! "She's tearing up our yard". How about making her a part of your family? They always tell me "We just don't want to have to stress about finding a place for her we know she'll get adopted, she's a good dog".
Odds are your pet won't get adopted & how stressful do you think being in a shelter is? Well, let me tell you, your pet has 72 hours to find a new family from the moment you drop it off. Sometimes a little longer if the shelter isn't full and your dog manages to stay completely healthy. If it sniffles, it dies. Your pet will be confined to a small run/kennel in a room with other barking or crying animals. It will have to relieve itself where it eats and sleeps. It will be depressed and it will cry constantly for the family that abandoned it. If your pet is lucky, I will have enough volunteers in that day to take him/her for a walk. If I don't, your pet won't get any attention besides having a bowl of food slid under the kennel door and the waste sprayed out of its pen with a high-powered hose. If your dog is big, black or any of the "Bully" breeds (pit bull, rottie, mastiff, etc) it was pretty much dead when you walked it through the front door. Those dogs just don't get adopted. It doesn't matter how 'sweet' or 'well behaved' they are.
If your dog doesn't get adopted within its 72 hours and the shelter is full, it will be destroyed. If the shelter isn't full and your dog is good enough, and of a desirable enough breed it may get a stay of execution, but not for long . Most dogs get very kennel protective after about a week and are destroyed for showing aggression. Even the sweetest dogs will turn in this environment. If your pet makes it over all of those hurdles chances are it will get kennel cough or an upper respiratory infection and will be destroyed because the shelter gets paid a fee to euthanize each animal and making money is better than spending money to take this animal to the vet.
Here's a little euthanasia 101 for those of you that have never witnessed a perfectly healthy, scared animal being "put-down". First, your pet will be taken from its kennel on a leash. They always look like they think they are going for a walk happy, wagging their tails. Until they get to "The Room", every one of them freaks out and puts on the brakes when we get to the door. It must smell like death or they can feel the sad souls that are left in there, it's strange, but it happens with every one of them. Your dog or cat will be restrained, held down by 1 or 2 shelter workers depending on the size and how freaked out they are. Then a shelter worker who we call a euthanasia tech (not a vet) find a vein in the front leg and inject a lethal dose of the "pink stuff". Hopefully your pet doesn't panic from being restrained and jerk. I've seen the needles tear out of a leg and been covered with the resulting blood and been deafened by the yelps and screams. They all don't just "go to sleep", sometimes they spasm for a while, gasp for air and defecate on themselves. You see shelters are trying to make money
Just read and cried... the few times I had to give up a pet, I found good homes for them. I probably could've kept them (3 cats) when I moved into an RV but the homes they went to gave them more room and I discovered better for them. I made sure they kep 2 together and the 3rd ended up going to a girl coming out of treatment that needed a pet to keep her going... Have never taken a pet to a selter, but have rescued 2 in my life. I haven't had many pets as an adult because was always worried I couldn't take care of them, the way I thought they should be taken care of.
I just read this and found it to be so upsetting, i'm so glad where i live our shelter never puts an animal to sleep and if a home cannot be found the animal stays in the shelter until it does find that forever home. Also our shelter treats all the animals with great love, compassion and respect, we also have a vet on hand and all this is done through the generosity of the public donating. I and thousands of others donate a small amount every month to this shelter, it gets no government funding at all. It would be wonderful if all shelters could work like this.I wish i had'nt read the story for i wont sleep thinking of those poor unfortunate animals.
Thanks Linda - when I was in MS, there was a family run shelter and they tried to not "kill", but one time the kittens all got sick and they had to be euthanized. The 18 year old, part of the family, was in tears. They loved the animals and did all they could. I took a kitten, 1 day old, for 4 days (another story) and had to bring back, but they were so happy that even for 4 days I fostered that kitty when they couldn't and helped it live. When I returned it, I was in tears but they told me that I had saved the kitty and they could deal with it from there. SO there are some kind shelters out there, but unfortunately, there are more that aren't humane.
Another Zoonotic disease information from the Healthy Pet Magazine from Hilltop Pet Clinic in Pueblo CO
Roundworm infection - roundworms are large (3-to 18 cm) worms that are usually tightly coiled when passed and look like spaghetti. They live in the gastrointestional tract.
Transmitted through fecal-oral contact; ingesting infested animals like rabbits or rodents, and, in pets, from mother to offspring;
Signs & Complications include vomiting, failure to gain weight, and deterioration of the skin and coat condition;
Detected by a vet by performing a fecal examination and observing worm eggs under the microscope;
Prevention includes promptly removing animal feces from your yard, limiting pets' ingestion of infected feces, keeping dogs on leashes or in a fenced area and keep cats indoors, and deworming puppies every 2 weeks until they can receive a monthly parasite-prevention product as recommended by your ve
Forwarding this news on for a friend..
Please check out this animals welfare news.
Please check out the above animal welfare news sent to me by a friend.
Checked it out and signed 4Paws petition
Thanks George - that group is run by a friend of mine - you might want to look into it if you're not a member...
Last Zoonatic disease info from the Healthy Pet Magazine from Hilltop Clinic in Pueblo, CO
Tapeworm - tapeworms are worms with a flattened, ribbon-like appearance. The live in the gastrintestinal tract.
Transmitted by ingesting infected fleas, rodents, and rabbits.
Signs & complications include the following: many pets show no signs, some pets might experience diarrhea and weight loss; pets may have anal itching that causes them to drag their hind ends across the floor.
A vet can detect by observing tapeworm segments in freshly passed feces and performing a fecal examination.
Prevention includes: making sure all family pets use a strict monthly flea-prevention product recommended by the vet; and deworming pets that are good hunters with a broad-spectrum tapeworm medication every 3 months to keep parasite burden down.
Please read and comment on these news articles!!!! Thanks.
http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/1837426 (big cats)
http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/1837418 (rogue hunters)
http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/1837419 (canned hunts)
http://www.care2.com/news/member/156711619/1839617 (deer repellant)
http://www.care2.com/news/member/951765832/1839113 (dead animal beer bottles)
http://www.care2.com/news/member/951765832/1839131 (dog abuser)
http://www.care2.com/news/member/951765832/1839127 (miniature horses)
http://www.care2.com/news/member/171336424/1823700 (dog chews own leg to escape)
Gudrun can you please help me with this action from the National Audubon in Florida. The link for the action is at the top.
My husband is helping me by typing this message due to my vertigo problems.
i am grateful to you, thankful for him, and appreciative for all.
Peace love and Light always, your cyber sis rosemary
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?
Dear JoAnne , We want you to be aware of the following product recall from United Pet Group: "United Pet Group Voluntarily Expands Recall of Nutritional
Supplements for Dogs to Include Additional Tablet and Powdered-Form Products for Dogs and Cats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk". View full recall alert from the US Food and Drug Administration. Salmonella is a group of bacteria that can cause illness in people and pets. If your pet has eaten the product(s) mentioned above and is experiencing diarrhea, fever, or vomiting, please make an appointment with your veterinarian. If you or one of your family members has handled any of these products and is experiencing any symptoms, please contact your physician immediately. Remember, washing your hands before and after handling any food products is a great way to reduce your risk of contracting infection.
How do I know if my pet has kidney disease? from Healthy Pet - Hilltop Pet Clinic, Pueblo, CO.
"These are some classic signs every pet owner should watch for. If you notice any of the symptoms below in your dog or cat, contact your vet to schedule an appt to have your pet examined:
- excessive thirst;
-increased urine volume;
- changes in appetite, such as refusal to eat the standad food, taking longer to finish a meal, eating a smaller quantity, or not eating at all;
- weight loss; or
- nausea or vomiting."
Three dogs will die Monday morning!!!!
All done. Thank You Vallee.
Linda- you and the rest are saints for helping me out and I always enjoy hearing from you. You definitely keep me on my toes...
Sign, commented & forwarding to all! Thanks.
I am sure you all will be very happy to join me in singing this petition and please, please forward, we need so many signatures yet, I posted this for a friend and have already gathered many signatures, but not enough. Gary Conklin has already been talking about this exact petition!!!! I think that is good, it means we are being listened to, at least it’s being noticed, so please sign and forward to ALL friends, I will be so, so grateful!
Read in our local paper today the following:
Tuleramia: is spread by being bitten by an infected tick, deerfly or other insect; handling infected animal carcasses; eating or drinking contaminated food or water; breathing in the bacteria F. tularensis.
Symptoms usually appear 3-5 days after exposure to the bacteria, but it can take as long as 14 days. Symptoms could include sudden fever, chills, headaches, diarrhea, muscle aches, joint pain, dry cough and progressive weakness. Depending on how a person was exposed to the bacteria, symptoms can include ulcers on the skin or mouth, swollen and painful lymph glands, swollen and painful eyes, and a sore throat.
Tomorrow will write about precautions to take.
This is tomorrow and here is the rest of the article from the Pueblo View out of Colorado.
"Tularemia (often called 'rabbit fever') precautions include:
- Do not feed or entice any rodent or rabbit species into your yard, back porch or patio;
- When camping or hiking, do not linger in rodent-infested areas; do not catch, play with or attempt to hand-feed wild rodents;
- Avoid contact with all sick and dead rodents and rabbits;
- While hiking, prevent insect bites by using insect repellent containing DEET on your skin, and treat pants, socks, shoe tops, arms and legs with insect repellents containing permethrin;
- If you hunt or trap rabbits, protect your hands with rubber, plastic or latex gloves while skinning or handling these animals; wash your hands after handling animal carcasses; and
- Protect your pets against fleas and ticks.
Hope this has been helpful!
Sent to me:
The good news is that the U.S House of Representatives have passed a bill to stop animal crush videos. Now the bill is going before the U.S. Senate. If you reside in the U.S. or have family and friends here, please read the story and contact your 2 senators (you can find them in this post) and tell them you are counting on them to make selling animal crush videos a crime.
Here is the Care2 link: http://www.care2.com/news/member/293228672/1870674
Just wanted people to know in case they don't (I didn't) that there are stamps out featuring animals adopted from shelters. They are called the "Animal Rescue Adopt a Shelter Pet" stamps.
Forwarding on - this is funny and atrocious at the same time..
Hi Dianne Lynn,
Sam C.. left a comment on the following article:
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Link to above article:
Forwarded by my friend:
Hi All - Happy Saturday. I have signed up to join a charity Walk for Freedom to help Asia's Moon Bears which is hosted by Animals Asia on September 11th 2010 here in London UK. The campaign is called Simple Steps that Help Paws and Claws.
I am sure that most of us know the horrific trade of Bear Bile farming in Asia - and I am seeking sponsorship for my walk to raise funds to help rescue Bears and End Dog & Cat consumption.
Thus I have Created a petition which is now published - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/walking-to-free-bears-from-unimaginable-torture/
informing everyone about my walk. there is a wonderful video of Bear rescuing too.
Please circulate this message far and wide as I need as much help as I can get to help our furry friends. For those of you who can sponsor me in this campaign please do send me a message so I can track how much I have raised and will notify all of you the results of my efforts.
Thanking all of you in advance for your kindness and generosity in sponsoring me or at least signing the petition giving me the moral support.
Much Love & Friendship Always
Nancy - 4 minutes ago - standard.net
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Thank Nancy - it's nice to have this info.
It was wrong one No pets in 2010 Is on C2 news Ty I don't post alot of new or pass it out any more .
I mainly post what I am sent and a little more - if get more will start another thrad - this one getting. Thanks again Nancy.
Ok I have work it was wrong story 2010 no healthy pets put down C2 is a flea bitch lately
PLEASE FORWARD! BOOMER WILL DIE TUESDAY IF NOT RESCUED!!! HE IS ONLY 7 MONTHS OLD-AND A VERY SWEET BOY!
THANK YOU...love and peace, Laura
Network to save a dog scheduled to die Tuesday January 10th, 2011 9:35 pm ET. San Jose, CA - When notice is received that tomorrow is the "kill" day for a special dog, it is heart-wrenching, to say the least. At times, the limitations seem too vast - how can a dog be saved when 'the day' is a mere 24 hours away? But it you don't try, you have no hope of succeeding and sometimes, you just have to give it a go and pray for the best. Meet Boomer, a 7 month-old Pit Bull puppy that has stolen the heart of volunteers. The following has been shared about this gorgeous dog, "High energy dog, loves men, no hesitation meeting any new people. Smart dog, curious & excited around cats. He will throw himself at your feet and is quite good in the bathtub. He is excellent riding in the car. He passed his behavior evaluations and is good with other dogs. He needs a rescue group to pull him because he has "kennel stress"." According to the cross-posting volunteer, there is someone that is able to pull this dog from the shelter. What is desperately needed is a rescue commitment. Look into this beautiful boy's eyes. You can see his desire to live. You can see his potential. He is a young dog that wants to play, run, and love. Boomer is already neutered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on his shots. He somehow wound up in a kill shelter and his time has run out, even though he has done nothing to warrant his imminent demise. To help save Boomer, please circulate this article. Tomorrow, Tuesday January 11, is Boomer's euthanasia date. If you are someone affiliated with a rescue organization, or if you might be able to foster Boomer, please use the following information: CONTACT: Caroline at: 408-307-4976, EMAIL: Caroline@BaileysGift.com or Angela Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org. All that can be done at this point is the following, share, share, share. Post to Facebook, Tweet and publish on your Care2 networks. Boomer needs a miracle - please help him find it. ..
Thanks for the article.