This Saturday we will be chained in Alachua Co in honor of those living on chains in an effort to raise awareness-it's not only cruel, but it's one of the main reasons why dogs often become aggressive and bite.
Be sure to watch the moving video on the above fundraising page!
Thanks so much!
The above photo is my forever foster named Tru-she once was a puppy making chained dog who was neglected and starved...when she came to our clinic she weighed only 27 pounds and was all bones. We worried she might not make it through her spay surgery-but she did, and she came home with me. She now weighs a very happy 58 Lbs!
Hey all- It's me....yea, the girl most of you haven't heard from in ions due to the hours I worked; but I'm back and I have a request for a sanctuary. I am asking that you check out this blog, donate if you can, and then please pass this on to others.
You all know me as a dog rescuer, but many of you know that I love all animals----I visited this sanctuary in Vermont in early May and they are more than awesome; I find it quite impressive that they can rehabilitate fighting roosters. Ok, fighting dogs are one thing-we know a lot about dogs and their behaviors/triggers....but roosters??? It is awesome that they can actually say that "so and so"(and show him to me)is a FORMER fighting rooster as I watch him hang out in the same yard as other roosters. How cool is that?!?
The 2nd Annual North Carolina Week for the Animals kicks off with Paw Jam 2009 on Saturday, May 2nd at 11am at Battleship Park in Wilmington , NC. Pet adoptions, food court, beverages, arts and crafts and live music and pure fun planned all day long!
The week will conclude on Sunday, May 10th. See our Calendar of Events page for more details on the wide array of other events taking place across North Carolina during this amazing Week for the Animals.
Throughout the week, shelters, rescue groups, and humane organizations across the state will be hosting other wonderful animal-related special events. Educators, students, businesses and caring citizens across North Carolina will be joining in as well, each planning their own activities to celebrate and help animals.
Events will include adoption fairs, spay/neuter awareness events, shelter days, R.E.A.D. dog programs in libraries, events for the farm animals, student art displays and therapy dogs visiting hospitals and nursing homes.
Also to be included are a salute to our canine military and police dogs, feral cat initiatives, animal law events, educational programs at the zoos, blessings for the animals, and full-filled festival days for families to come and enjoy food, music and the amazing animals!
Become Involved! Events are being planned now, and we need animal lovers everywhere in North Carolina to plan so they can participate! See the page "Become Involved" on this website for lots of great ideas and suggestions on what You can do.
See the Calendar of Events for exciting events already in the planning, and please note we will be adding events and activities right up to the kick off of the week.
They are struggling badly in trying to help and save animals, so the more this week gets "out there", the more awareness and help the animals(and those who save them)can get.
Governor Bobby Jindal Officially Proclaims
1st Annual Louisiana Week for the Animals March 21-29, 2009! Louisiana Week for the Animals is an exciting statewide event created to celebrate and joyfully build awareness for the animals.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2009
(New Orleans, LA) Animal World USA is pleased to announcethat Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has officially declared 1stLouisiana Week for the Animals Saturday, March 21- Sunday, March 29, 2009. The special week will kick off Saturday, March 21 and will highlight the importance that animals play in our lives and bring communities together on behalf of the animals throughout the great state of Louisiana.
This first statewide event is designed to celebrate and build awareness on behalf of all animals, as well as, recognize the organizations and citizens who support them. The LA Week for the Animals is bringing together animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, businesses, students, musicians, artists, educators, community leaders, and caring citizens in an exciting week of community-building activities.
The fun-filled week will feature awesome pet adoption festivals and events, pet therapy in hospitals, school/art displays and activities, library story-telling and R.E.A.D. dog activities, blessings of the animals, book signing by the famed “Blue Dog” LA artist George Rodrigue, low cost spay and neuter events, EarthFest, special law seminar at Tulane University and much more! All these events will shine the spotlight on the amazing animals and compassionate people who love them.
Precious lives which will be saved and communities will be transformed during this week with a wide variety of animal-related events and activities. A list of events are scheduled on the website calendar, and more are being added daily.If you would like to learn more, become involved or schedule an event, please call 877-454-0807 or visit the official website athttp://www.louisianaanimals.org/
Please repost these precious lives to safety-they've all come so far; we just can't let them and Carrol(who has given EVERYTHING for these dogs)down....
She IS DOWN TO THE WIRE AND IF SHE DOES NOT FIND HOMES FOR HER REMAINING 17 DOGS;THE CITY OF RAINSVILLE WILL SHOOT THEM.
Thursday, January 8, 2009 The Final Plea
I have been informed that Carrol Crocker now has until February 1st to get her remaining 17 dogs into homes or rescues. Everyone has worked hard and the efforts have been endless, nearly 90 dogs have been placed since the middle of September. THANK YOU to everyone who has been a part of the rescue efforts. The clock is ticking fast and unfortunately we only have a few weeks to help Carrol save her wonderful dogs! If you can help with rescue, foster, transport or adoptions please see the list of people who can help you.
Lets not get this far with no happy ending!!
firstname.lastname@example.org - Morgan (adoptions & rescue)
email@example.com - Me (general questions to help Carrol)
firstname.lastname@example.org - Bill (general questions to help Carrol)
email@example.com - Pam (adoption and rescue)
This is a repost in an effort to help these precious beings. If I were Carrol, I could never live with myself knowing these dogs were shot if not saved.
Here's an open invitation to get involved with Animal World USA by helping the animals in your own state! I created a group here on Care 2 in an effort to help us build the State Weeks and so that people can easily check on updates in one place.
The 1st Annual Florida Week for the Animals is currently being planned for Feb. 7th-15th, 2009 and all FL animal organizations and individuals are invited to participate in what will surely be a history-making week!
Florida Week for the Animals is designed as a statewide celebration - a wide array of animal-related events taking place in towns and communities across FL, with each participant planning and hosting their own event. While we are still in the early planning stages, several FL humane organizations, shelters, and rescue groups have already expressed interest and will be participants, and we would love for you to be included , too! There is no cost or requirement to do so. The animals and communities will benefit from the positive relationship-building, awareness and goodwill that this groundbreaking week will generate. Please visit the official website: www.floridaanimalweek.com
We would like to include every FL humane organization, shelter and rescue group possible. This is an opportunity for citizens, educators, community leaders, legislators and media to find out more about your individual organizations and learn of your important work. Any event you plan, even a small one, or any other way you would like to participate -will be posted on the FL Week for the Animals event calendar. Events range from adoptathons, pet therapy, school activities, book signings, issue-driven events at libraries and colleges, dog walks, documentary showings, concerts, poker runs, shelter drives and so much more!
Tennessee and Pennsylvania Weeks for the Animals have made great progress and built awareness(Visit animalweekpa.com and tennesseeanimals.org which can also be accessed from the AnimalWorld USA website). And as we look to 2009, we now also have the opportunity to collectively make history together for the Florida animals! Once you join in, we will add your name /org as a participant on the FL Week for the Animals official site, and link to your website. When you have your February event planned, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org . We are hopeful for your participation and positive reply! (Please feel free to crosspost.)
Please take a minute to vote(just once)for First Coast No More Homeless Pets! They are making a HUGE difference on the First Coast(the NE of Florida)in the lives of animals via aggressive spay/neuter programs-and they need your help! Here's the email I received:
A simple click of your mouse can get us a chunk of $80,000. Here's how it works: Squidoo (a fundraising lense site) has been saving 5% of their total income since they got started. It's part of their mission to do so, and now they are asking for your help in giving some of it away. All you need to do is go to http://www.squidoo.com/squidoo-charity-giveaway and click on FIRST COAST NO MORE HOMELESS PETS. For each vote we get, they will donate $2 up to $80,000 or through October 15th. No joke, no gimmick. VOTE FOR FIRST COAST NO MORE HOMELESS PETS!!! 1. Feel free to invite as many people as you can to vote. 2. It's entirely possible that one non-profit could get the lion's share of the donations. It's all up to you. 3. Yes, it's ok to blog about this. In fact, tell everyone. Think website announcement, email list, etc. The more word you get out, the more potential donations we will receive. 4. Of course, you can also sign up with Squidoo and make a few lenses. After all, 5% of what they earn will continue to go towards First Coast No More Homeless Pets, and we will receive a passive stream of donations month in and month out. (And just for the record, everyone gets one vote only. We'll delete votes from duplicate accounts, and block the accounts.) Don't delay! Remember, this only runs through the first 40,000 votes or October 15th. http://www.squidoo.com/squidoo-charity-giveaway
On behalf of the animals, Karla Leon Fundraising Coordinator First Coast No More Homeless Pets, Inc. Website: www.fcnmhp.org
ST. PAUL (CNN) - Bristol Palin, the 17 year old daughter of Sarah Palin, is pregnant and will keep the baby and marry the father, a senior McCain aide confirmed to CNN Monday.
McCain was aware of Bristol Palin’s pregnancy before he chose her mother for his running mate, the aide said.
“Senator McCain knew this and felt in no way did it disqualify her from being vice president,” said the aide. “Families have difficulties sometimes and lucky for her she has a supportive family.”
Bristol Palin, a senior in high school, is about 5 months along, in her second trimester, according to the aide.
The aide said they decided to reveal this information now because of rampant Internet rumors that Sarah Palin’s four month old baby, who has Down’s Syndrome, was actually Bristol’s.
“In the course of correcting that, we needed to get the truth out,” said the McCain aide.
In a statement from Sarah and Todd Palin, they said they were &ldquoroud of Bristol’s decision to have her baby and even prouder to become grandparents.”
They also asked the media to respect their daughter’s privacy.
The McCain aide insisted a key point to keep in mind is that Bristol decided to keep the baby, a decision “supported by her parents.”
An added UPDATE:
(CNN) — Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin and husband Todd are talking directly about their 17-year-old daughter's pregnancy.
In a joint statement released by the McCain campaign, the Palins say their daughter will keep the baby and marry the father.
We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we love with all our heart and mean everything to us. Our beautiful daughter Bristol came to us with news that as parents we knew would make her grow up faster than we had ever planned. We’re proud of Bristol’s decision to have her baby and even prouder to become grandparents. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support.
Bristol and the young man she will marry are going to realize very quickly the difficulties of raising a child, which is why they will have the love and support of our entire family. We ask the media to respect our daughter and Levi’s privacy as has always been the tradition of children of candidates.
A personal note:
I really don't care if the girl is pregnant. I just find it ironic, given Palin's beliefs.
What I DO care about is this woman ( and I use that term loosely ) authorizing the point-blank range killing of 14 baby wolf cubs, who were sleeping in their dens and encouraging trophy hunting under the guise of arial "predator control". She cares not for the polar bears who are floating on what's left of the ice; she has stated they are in the way of drilling. HUH?????? Does she not comprehend that once a species is gone, it is GONE?? Oh wait....no, she realizes-she just doesn't CARE. That is not a female trait.
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