i dedicated this album to kelly c., because he sent me this amazing cat photo (cat playing with cork)! anyone know who made it ?
Album:wildlife (for kelly)
this is a collection of photos i found on the internet.
i'd like to give credit to the photographers, but in most cases i don't know who they are.
if you find your work here and want to be mentioned, or you want it to be removed : please let me know !
the Whiskers' Syndicate is run by Josephia Tania (Josie) (http://www.care2.com/c2c/people/profile.html?pid=367112658). she was quite prepared to do it on her own and not ask anyone for help, even if that meant she needed 3 jobs to cover the basic costs. but then she took in 2 special needs cats : renoir, who has to have surgery for a hernia (http://quest2canaan.wordpress.com/2010/04/08/renoirs-dream/), and picassa, who needs expensive therapy in order to be able to walk (http://quest2canaan.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/picassa/). a care2 campaign was launched to try and collect at least part of the money needed, and it succeeded - and then failed ! paypal in its infinite wisdom decided that so much activity on her account had to be suspect and so it was frozen ! (you can follow the drama unfold here : http://www.care2.com/news/member/881129493/1460546). while everyone was trying to figure out what action could be taken and how to donate now, there was a new turn of events : josie landed in hospital. on the street she passed a group of children who were attacking and stoning a dog, and she jumped in to save him. with the help of some passers-by she managed to get the dog to safety, but in the process she got wounded and had to have stitches. in the hospital it turned out that she had some other health problems as well : typhoid and liver failure... so you could say that the dog saved her too : now she was treated in time, and fully recovered. but all's not well that ends well : she had to stay in hospital for a whole month, and indonesia doesn't have health insurance - so her financial problems have now escalated. on return home from the hospital her landlord had the nerve to tell her she was evicted : he was so gracious to let her stay until she found a new place, but cut off the water and electricity right away.
and that's how she has been living the past month, fresh out of hospital, and with her cats to look after : in the dark and without water. i think you'll agree : she needs help, she deserves help, and plenty of help !
large amounts of cats and dogs are killed for meat consumption in china; reportedly in one chinese province alone, guangdong, 10,000 cats are eaten every day ! many cats and dogs are stolen pets from other regions. they often don't get any food or water during the long journey to the meat markets, crammed together in crates that are far too small, so many die on the way - but they are the "lucky" ones, for the killing process is appalling : they are skinned alive, and then (still alive or not) thrown into boiling water ! this is done on purpose : because the believe is that the more the animals suffer, the tastier their meat will be ! so this is not about a cultural difference ("in the west people eat pigs and cattle, in the east they eat cats and dogs"), but about the enormous cruelty behind this, on an enormous scale; plus the fact that also in china cats and dogs are loved companion animals, members of the family - imagine having yours stolen for a fate like this...
THIS HAS GOT TO BE STOPPED !
please help me with this - it will only have a chance to succeed if all of you pull out all the stops - keep on sending protest emails to the chinese authorities, forward this to all your friends, post it on facebook, whatever you can think of - but please help the animals in china ! they need you !
this is the thank you email i got back after my small donation : "Dear ekeim, Thank you for your kind donations of xxxx EUR for the 720 rescued cats on Nov 25 2009 in Tianjin China by Tianjin Cat’s Hope. The cats been placed in several classrooms in an unused school, there were only 3 cats passed away, many injured and all of them are well cared for the routine medical check up and treatment. During the time, the media and the website had the news spread and quit a lot of loving Vets and volunteers whet to shift the care of cats, there were 3 Vets even travelled from Beijing to go to offer there help!
Over the passed weekend on Nov 28th -29th they’ve hold an open day to public for adoption. They prepared an Adoption Form, people need to fill up this form with all their contact information and they need to show their personal ID and have their ID number recorded; the cat lovers will also go visit the adopted cats after a while to make sure that our cats are beloved family member after the adoption.
But there were only around 20 cats be adopted in the weekend and the cats are still with Cat’s Hope for medical cares)
The Tianjin Police Officers have forced The Cat’s Hope to have all the cats moved out from school on Monday, Nov 30, so they have to rent a place urgently to replace all the cats to the new rental place today, hopefully there is the heating systems to keep the cats warm in the winter. They plan to hold the cats and have them spay/neuter and recovery before release them to the living areas (where the loving people will keep them feed) around March next year, since the weather is too cold to have them released right away in the winter with their injured body.
The animal rescuers in Tianjin Cat’s Hope are really appreciate it for your loving concern and great support for our poor, suffering, cute cats over China! We thank you so very much for our beloved cats!
Please see the attached photos of the rescued cats which I've just got from Ms. Wanghan, they were taken at the school they've been stayed before moving them to a new rental place, Wanghan said the new rental place is very nice with 4 big rooms all facing North with sunshine, is much better than the old school which without any sunshine.
With best wishes
Joy Gao on Behalf of Tianjin Cat's Hope"
Album:Tianjin Cat’s Hope
read the story behind these pictures here :
just a mixture of beautiful photos, funny pictures and animations - enjoy !
some pictures have black spots on the thumbnails, or they're totally black - these are animated pictures.
when you click on them the full view is okay !
the louis wain animations are done by miekka - visit her website here : http://www.kattenstreken.nl/
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