The Lucas County shelter in Ohio is going to euthanize this poor dog on July30th. Even though a rescue has offered to take Sarge they will not release him because the shooter said the dog bit him. Please call the shelter, 419-213-2800, and beg them to spare this dog's life.
HOW TO HELP-ASAP PLEASE (info is from Save Kitty Foundation):
Keep Trying to Call, Fax or Email
UPDATE SaveKitty Foundation met with representatives of Housing (NYCHA) this morning. We were able to convince them that TNR is the only sensible approach to the Ravenswood problem. They will be taking that message back to Chairman Rhea, the real decision-maker at the Housing Authority (NYCHA.)
WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP Many of you have sent emails and called. Thank you for that. They have received them and that's great. We need you to continue that effort that our message gets to Chairman Rhea.
CONTACTS Phone: (212) 306-3000
Some of you have called this number and been asked to call local, borough numbers. Don't do that. The local Queens office is in agreement with us. Insist that you want to leave a message for Chairman Rhea. We need to reach the Chairman.
Talking Points: TNR is the only effective solution to the 600 homeless cat problem at Ravenswood.
Why waste taxpayer money when it can be done for free. Trap and eradicate (what they're planning) doesn't work. It only creates a vacuum effect, bringing more unneutered cats into the territory to multiply. If TNR is not done at Ravenswood, by the end of kitten season they'll have hundreds more cats to deal with.
If the cats are removed the rodents will move in. Please, as much as this is an emotional issue for us catlovers, we must be polite and courteous in our calls and emails. Anything else can only hurt the cats.
Dear Chairman Rhea,
" I am writing to ask your help to support and accept the SaveKitty Foundation's proposal to solve this problem, the humane way. Their proposal for TNR/adoption program would handle the 600 homeless cats living in the Ravenswood housing project. This is a win/win situation for all. Please help to take care of these cats humanely and appropriately and in doing so, improve the quality of life for the tenants. Leaders do the right thing - please lead this cause.
YOUR NAME YOUR STATE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dear Mr. Rhea,
Please permit Ms. Debi Romano's SaveKitty Foundation to institute and maintain a TNR/Adoption program for the homeless cats at the Ravenswood Housing Project. As one who has 11 years of highly successful homeless cat caretaking experience with 3 colonies in the Flushing, Queens area, I can assure you that this is the only proven method to successfully and humanely deal with homeless cats. Having had the pleasure and honor of working with Ms. Romano many times over the years, I can also assure you that her dedication, work ethic and character are renowned in the entire New York humane community.
On Monday, March 8th, 2010, House Bill 788 – a bill to ban gas chambers as a method to euthanize pets in approximately 11 Georgia shelters – will be on the House Rules Committee calendar for consideration. The Rules Committee will decide whether to schedule the bill for a vote by the full House of Representatives. If the Rules Committee decides not to schedule HB 788 for a vote before the full House, it will die during this legislative session. If this happens, healthy, friendly, treatable companion animals – many of whom were once owned, loved family pets – will continue to die horrific deaths in gas chambers for another year!
PLEASE DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN!!! LET YOUR SUPPORT FOR HB 788 BE HEARD! POLITELY ASK THE RULES COMMITTEE TO PUT THIS BILL ON THE CALENDAR FOR A VOTE BY THE FULL HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES!!
#1. Call the Rules Committee office— 404-656-5141 – and POLITELY say you are a Georgia voter asking that the committee schedule HB 788 for a vote before the full House of Representatives.
#2. Call YOUR OWN HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE – YOU ARE A GEORGIA VOTER AND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE VOTES ON YOUR BEHALF ON MATTERS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU!! LEGISLATORS LISTEN TO VOTERS IN THEIR DISTRICT !!! Ask your representative to vote YES when HB 788 is presented to the full House.
To Contact Your Representative:
1. Go to http://www.legis.ga.gov/ 2. Click “Find Your Legislator”under the picture of the Capitol 3. Click “Vote-Smart” 4. On the left, under the box “Find Your Representative”, type in your zip code and click GO 5. If you do not know your +4 ZIP, on the right, click “Don’t know your 9 digit zip”; follow the instructions and then go back to the Legislative site and type it in under “Find Your Representative”; click GO 6. Under “State Legislative”, click your Representative’s name in blue 7. On the next screen, to the right and bottom, click “Complete Contact Info”
PLEASE CROSS-POST TO EVERY GEORGIA VOTER YOU KNOW!
It's an emergency....please crosspost! unfortunately, he's not great with dogs, cats, kids...HELP ! A FOSTER HOME IS NEEDED FOR DUDLEY TONIGHT OR FIRST THING IN THE MORNING. THIS IS URGENT. PLEASE CONTACT MARLA AT 330-903-0039
January 12th, 2009, Montcalm’s contract with R&R is up for renewal. In an effort to urge city authorities to abandon the practice of Class B animal dealings, the Concerned Citizens Coalition, or CCC, has created a two-pronged approach to the problem. A petition has been uploaded to their website, as well as form letters for people to easily contact their city officials before the January 12th contract is signed.
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Many alerts currently circulating the Internet about Montcalm County's pound seizure practice ask activists to CALL and/or SNAIL-MAIL comments, rather than email them: "Please...write a good old-fashioned letter and copy it 9 times. Often when email is sent for something like this the commissioners will simply hit DELETE."
STREET ADDRESS FOR ALL COMMISSIONERS: Montcalm County Commissioners Administrative Building, 3rd Floor 211 W. Main St. P.O. Box 368 Stanton, MI 48888
Commissioner Tom Lindeman home: 616-754-4918; email: email@example.com
Commissioner Ron Retzloff home: 989-235-6827; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Commissioner John Johansen home: 616-754-5375; email: email@example.com
Commissioner Carl Paepke home: 616-636-5692; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Commissioner Ron Baker home: 231-937-5465; email: email@example.com
Commissioner Pat Carr home: 989-352-8129; NO EMAIL
Commissioner Roger Caris home: 989-268-5875; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Commissioner John McCrackin home: 989-584-3713; NO EMAIL
City of Stanton, Mayor Robert Burns 225 S. Camburn St. P.O. Box 449 Stanton, MI 48888 ph: 989 831-4440; fax: 989-831-5756 email: email@example.com
Montcalm County Animal Control 154 W. Quarterline St. P.O. Box 368 Stanton, MI 48888 ph: 989-831-7355; fax: 989-831-7410
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Dear Montcalm County Officials:
Please do not send companion animals to research laboratories. I implore you to cancel the county's contract with R & R Research, Inc. and never again engage a Class B dealer to dispose of homeless animals.
Behind a lab’s closed doors, animals undergo invasive surgeries, toxic dosing, food/water deprivation, and prolonged pain. Still, your taxpayers subsidize pound seizure whether they like it or not. They indirectly fund animal tests that delay medical progress with misleading results.
It is particularly irresponsible to support animal research when strides in in-vitro technology, computer automation, and many more animal-free methods now uncover data relevant to human health and safety.
Clearly, there is no altruism in dealing cats and dogs for research. There is only profit. In 2006, USDA records reveal R & R Research of Howard City, Michigan grossed $196,723 from the sale of 621 dogs and cats. Moreover, R & R flaunts an unethical history. A 2006 USDA citation shows R & R illegally transported dogs chained to a livestock trailer. In 2005, R & R was cited for procuring dogs and cats from Howard City, where there is no pound. Apparently officials sold their strays to R & R.
Before that, the Michigan Attorney General ordered R & R to pull its "animal shelter" listing in the yellow pages. In the 1990s, a WOOD TV investigative video portrayed R & R owners gassing animals in a corroded "CO2 barrel."
At the very least, Montcalm officials ought to be embarrassed by their relationship with a Class B dealer. I strongly encourage you to terminate your contract with R & R and permanently stop pound seizure -- a shady practice abandoned by most counties nationwide.
This issue has generated worldwide publicity via the Internet. I look forward to your feedback.
This is part of a mail I received from a Yahoo group!
Thank you all for participating. We need to generate an enormous amount of mail this weekend in order to save "Brindi." If you have the time, "google" other Canadian broadcast media (radio & TV stations) and include them in your messages. Also include any and all national animal organizations, US and Canadian.
HALIFAX, NS SPCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND DEPARTMENTS:
It is rare that animal advocates can find the time to participate in a campaign for an individual animal with so many pressing issues affecting animals. This is a busy time of the year, complicated further by an economic crisis that has threatened the lives of companion animals.
I hope you will find time to participate in the campaign to save "Brindi." All the details and a mailing list are in the following message. We are grateful that one of the most respected voices in animal advocacy, Brenda Shoss, president and founder of Kinship Circle, has taken the time to research and compile the below.
This campaign is not just about "a dog." Brindi isn't "dangerous," the law in Halifax, Nova Scotia is and it has been applied capriciously. Brindi was rescued from an animal hoarder situation and was lucky to find a loving forever home with Francesca. Now, because of a slight infraction of "the rules," Brindi awaits a death sentence at the hands of local authorities in a shelter that went without heat for at least three days this week (see: http://thechronicleherald.ca/Front/1097775.html). Francesca has spent a small fortune on attorney fees in an attempt to save Brindi and the court date is January 5.
Margaret Mead wrote, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
In a democracy, animal lovers vote and they decide where to spend their hard-earned money. We help to pass animal-friendly laws and do away with bad laws. I hope you will join us in not only helping to save Brindi's life, but in sending a message to elected public officials everywhere. If you would like to do more to help animals, please join Kinship Circle: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/
Thank you and best wishes for a happy, healthy New Year.
Jim Willis World Animal Day Ambassador USA-East
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12/26/08: Brindi's Life Matters. Help Save Her. FOR A FORMATTED LETTER (WORD DOC), EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Easily modify letter. Copy/paste it into an email or print letter to fax or mail.
Halifax (Nova Scotia) has recognized that Brindi is not a threat to humans. It was informed by two respected trainers that her wayward behavior does not signify aggression and definitely can be corrected. Yet the city prefers to have her pay the ultimate price for human error, rather than accept reasonable alternatives that would both maintain safety and keep her alive.
KINSHIP CIRCLE realizes that not everyone agrees with this plea to spare Brindi's life. We respect opinions, but ask that you refrain from sending us an ALL-CAPS, exclamation-point complaint. Any time you disagree with our stance -- in this case, no-kill without exception for a healthy animal -- simply delete the alert. Thank you for your unyielding voice for animals.
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HRM Animal Services P.O. Box 1749 Halifax, NS B3J 3A5 Andrea Macdonald, Animal Services: 902-490 1791 main ph: 902-490-4000; fax: 902-490-6142 web form: http://www.halifax.ca/contact.html#contact by-law enforcement: email@example.com
Mayor Peter J. Kelly Halifax Regional Municipality, Office of the Mayor 1841 Argyle Street P.O. Box 1749 Halifax, Nova Scotia; Canada B3J 3A5 ph: 902-490-4010; fax: 902-490-4012; email: firstname.lastname@example.org Halifax Council, Community Councils, Boards, Committees, Legislation: 902-490-4210; email@example.com
Halifax Regional Municipality Councilors P.O. Box 1749 Halifax, N.S. B3J 3A5 ph: 902-490-4050; fax: 902-490-4122 email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Lorelei.Nicoll@halifax.ca, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Nova Scotia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals 1600 Bedford Highway, Suite 422 Bedford N.S. B4A 1E8 ph: 902-835-4798; fax 902-835-7885 email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
The Honorable Rodney Macdonald Premier of Nova Scotia One Government Place, 7th Floor, 1645 Granville St. PO Box 726 Halifax, NS; Canada email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dear HRM Animal Services and Officials of Halifax, Nova Scotia:
Sometimes one life represents many. Brindi and her caretaker Francesca Rogier are one dog and one woman -- but their ordeal resonates worldwide.
On July 24, 2008 Halifax animal control officers seized Brindi for euthanasia. Since then, she's languished in the SPCA's city pound. Rogier has not been allowed to see her dog for six months.
Halifax animal control officers seem to use preemptive euthanasia, rather than "educate on responsible pet ownership" or consider statements from people who know the animal in question. Brindi has never attacked a human. She has never gravely injured an animal. She is a microchipped, spayed and vaccinated obedience class graduate who lived with Rogier and her two cats.
Brindi's three offenses occurred when the rambunctious shepherd-lab mix broke loose and dashed toward other dogs and their people walking on a road that borders Rogier's property. After the first encounter (with no report of serious injury to the other dog), police cited Rogier for lack of a municipal license -- which she obtained quickly thereafter.
The second incident in April 2008 led to another dog's minor puncture wound, for which a guardian is ordinarily fined or ordered to erect fencing. Officers instead issued a permanent muzzle order that, under Halifax By-Law A300, commands euthanasia for any future violation.
On July 20, 2008 Brindi ran out a door before fully muzzled and leashed. With Rogier behind her, Brindi bee-lined toward a man and his two dogs. Brindi circled as the man kicked at her. Apparently, no injuries were recorded. Still, Brindi was sentenced to die within four days of the event.
If Animal Services does not cancel Brindi's euthanasia, I urge municipal authorities to intervene. Please give Brindi her life and release her to Francesca Rogier, who has already fenced in her home's entryways, consulted a private trainer, and agreed to pay all fines and costs. I urge you to examine statements from those who know Brindi:
* Brindi's vet has never documented "aggression" in the dog's medical file. * Neither her groomer nor kennel owner consider Brindi a dangerous dog. * Even a mail carrier wrote that she was certain Brindi would never bite her.
Brindi's life matters. While public safety is rightfully your priority, the quick-to-kill response lacks humanity and progressive vision. Surely you can send Brindi home with stipulations. She does not need to die.
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The authorities of Brcko have caught around 200 - 250 dogs and put all these dogs in one big dark, dirty area of a food factory.Now the authorities plan to kill all these dogs. PLEASE, WRITE TO HELP POOR DOGS.
The bill requires all owners to surrender their "pit bulls" within 90 days of the effective date of the proposed law. The bill is unequivocal that the dog warden "shall" euthanize all pit bulls within 10 days of their surrender. Take Action
From: Katie Walter
Date: Sat, Dec 21, 2013
at 4:11 PMSubject:
Chatsworth, GA - PLEASE
HELP RESCUE THESE 9
MURRAY COUNTY DOGS! -
THEY DESERVE A CHRISTMAS
PLEASE DIRECT ALL RESCUE
Gail CDate: Sat, Dec 21,
2013 at 12:42 PMSubject:
Urgent~ Young, sweet
Pocket Pittie needs
foster and group - will
be PTS Xmas EveTo:
From: "Lisa Cari"
Date: Sat, Dec 21, 2013
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Timmy the Australian
Shepherd mix, or a Border
gt;Date: Sat, Dec 21,
2013 at 11:04 AMSubject:
RENSSELAER, IN - 10 month
old PUP is the LAST ONE
Date: Fri, Dec 20, 2013
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From: Katie Walter
gt;Date: Fri, Dec 20,
2013 at 3:59 PMSubject:
Johnson City, TN - Momma
& THREE, 2 week old
puppies in the Johnson
These animals are
suffering terribly, with
little to no heat, no
bedding, laying on cold
& wet concrete
floors.From: Katie Walter
Date: Fri, Dec 20, 2013
at 7:38 AMSubject:
Henderson, NC - LAST
PLEA!!! - VANCE RESC...
From: Kathryn Hargreaves
>Date: Fri, Dec 20,
2013 at 3:49 PMSubject:
Orange County, CA -- Pull
fees covered for Curly at
OC all decked out to deck
the halls!!To: Kathryn
t;Date: Fri, Dec 20, 2013
at 3:43 PMSubject: Long
Island* Kitty Abandoned
on Porch** Now Being
Taken to a Shelter after
: Trudy ...