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PUP-ED: An Open Letter to Humans, From Rocky - The Pound Pup

Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animals, animaladvocates, shelter dogs, dogs, pets )

- 1990 days ago -
Irresponsible "owners" going on holiday and leaving their animals at the mercy of overcrowded animal shelters. A viewpoint from Rocky, the pound pup from inside the shelter.

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AWAY AWHILE Cal M (1067)
Friday December 7, 2012, 4:07 am
What an excellent "pup-ed: piece.

By the way as many of you know, I am trying to rebuild the local animal shelter in my area, the Hi-tor Animal Care Center in Pomona NY

We are getting a bit closer to our goals, though quite a ways from the finish line in terms of fundraising. Beyond personal contributions, which I encourage where possible, I wanted to see if anyone knows of organizations that might consider writing a grant to help finance the building of the new shelter. Please advise me on this!

I really appreciate the past and present contributions of my friends and others here at Care2 towards this really worthy goal!

AWAY AWHILE Cal M (1067)
Friday December 7, 2012, 4:16 am
Also, there is a competiton for some $$$ through a context to vote for your favorite animal shelter thorugh December 16 that I posted a couple of weeks ago and that allows for DAILY voting.
please help if you can:

AWAY AWHILE Cal M (1067)
Friday December 7, 2012, 4:17 am
OOPS_--my bad

The shelter rebuild address is


Christeen A (368)
Friday December 7, 2012, 5:13 am
This broke my heart. Thank you. I vote everyday.

Jules W (61)
Friday December 7, 2012, 5:59 pm
Hope my donation helps, and others will as well. Thanks Cal :)

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 2:58 am
How very sad. Fortunately I'm not guilty. All dogs we've ever had were strays or from the pound. I'll vote for cal's shelter daily, thanks.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 5:36 am
Very sad.

Barb Knight (1688)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 10:45 am
I'll vote as often as I can remember to, Cal! Please tell me Rocky got adopted! If responsible pet owners had their pets spayed and neutered there'd be NO CROWDED SHELTERS AND NO DOGS/CATS PUT DOWN!

. (7)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 11:11 am
Sadly noted.

Patricia Gal (103)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 11:20 am
how tearful. Rocky tells all. Wouldn't a PET SCHOOL for pet owners be partial solution for all the Rocky's. People need wisdom, knowledge & skills owning pets.

Petra M (259)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 4:42 pm
Sadly noted...

Ellen m (215)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 1:39 am
heartbreaking. Just as it is most every night as I try networking all the urgent death row pups from shelters from Manhattan to Los Angeles in a last ditch effort.
I have long since given up hope for good news for most, but the few that are saved as a result keep me doing it..and saying a prayer before turning in.

Shared and tweeted for Rocky and his homies, and still voting for Hi-Tor..thanks Cal

AWAY AWHILE Cal M (1067)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 8:17 am
Thanks everyone for your support of shelter animals and my efforts for them too
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