If you have an emergency situation and do not receive a response from your local humane society, dial 911. Never leave an animal in need!Get Active for Animals!
Dogs and cats may tug at our heartstrings, but despite all the love they give us, an estimated 4 to 6 million must be euthanized annually in the United States because there aren’t enough loving homes for them. Abandoned animals often become victims of road traffic, disease, starvation, or cruel people. Sometimes they are stolen by laboratory dealers or used as bait by dogfighters. Tragically, while millions of animals are killed for want of a good home, breeders churn out millions of animals each year. You can help keep dogs and cats from suffering from homelessness by promoting spaying and neutering.
Spay/Neuter Companion Animals—Ask Legislators to Make This Mandatory in Your Town or County
The single most important thing that we can do to save animals from all the suffering and death caused by their overpopulation is to spay and neuter them. Just one unaltered female cat and her offspring can produce an estimated 420,000 cats in only seven years. In six years, a female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies.
Ask Neighbors to Unchain Their Dogs—and Take Them Inside
Many dogs spend their entire lives in “solitary confinement,” trapped at the end of a chain or in a small pen, where they suffer through frightening thunderstorms, suffocating heat, and bitter cold. They are aching for friendship and are left without vital medical care. Learn more.
Adopt a Homeless Animal From a Shelter—Never From a Breeder or Pet Store
Did you know that puppies sold in pet shops typically come from nightmarish “puppy mills,” where dogs are forced to live in tiny, filthy, metal cages and they suffer from neglect, loneliness, boredom, and even disease? Females are treated like breeding machines, and their offspring are taken from them at a very early age, packed into crates, and shipped to dealers, often without adequate food, water, or ventilation. This separation breaks the hearts of both mother and puppy, and the customers who buy these puppies often find that they have diseases or congenital defects caused by inbreeding. Learn more.
Ask Your Legislators to Take Crimes Against Animals Seriously!
Animal abuse is not just the result of a minor personality flaw in the abuser but rather a symptom of a deep mental disturbance. Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty to animals don’t stop there; many of
them move on to hurt their fellow humans. Learn more.
Spread the Word to Others!
One of the best ways to help is to encourage others to learn more and get active. Please recommend HelpingAnimals.com to your friends and family.
Man's Sacred Trust (Animals) : "Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission - to be of service to them wherever they require it" - St. Francis of Assisi
(Quotation courtesy of the Holy Lance website
Ooooh, i know the feeling. At this moment i still have three cats i recued. One from a pet store, he was so sick, his eyes and nose full of puss, one who was left behind when its owner(do not like the word 'owner') moved to another place, and one who stumbled in the street where i am living, so skinny and in pain (probably hit by a car or worse). The love and understanding you get from those animals is undescribable.
From the 13 cats, only 4 left. My oldest one died last week, she was 17. She was born in my house, like many did ( i was two times too late to "fix" the tom cats ) Never put them to a shelter. They all stayed with me. Every time it breaks my heart when one of them crosses the bridge, but i can't live without a pet in the house. Their love is pure!!!
Excellent topic. Thank you so much for sharing and for the insight for road emergencies.
What a wonderful thread with such great ideas on how to help injured animals and so many loving and caring people who have helped animals in their lives. I feel so much love in here. Thanks Tony for posting.
Great advice Tony. I almost always carry something to feed a stray cat with if I come across one. I'm glad Inge that you saved those three cats, especially the skinny one and the one with pus in it's eyes and nose (probably infection). Hope they turned out all right.
I've saved quite a few cats in my life, not to mention turtles, snakes, squirrels, even insects, worms. If we can be an angel to anything it's animals for they can't speak, nor understand humans very well, or bad things, and only need half a chance to live. I have made quite a pact with animals and all living things for the last 15 yrs. or so and there's no feeling like it in the world!
good idea Tony. i used to be a "pick-up" person (picked up injured animals & took them to emergency hosp) for the AzSPCA. my neighbor made me a catch pole from a pipe with a cable tru it, worked great.
I always take home strays, even though oneof my dogs, Tiger Lily isn't too keen on the idea if it's another dog. I find GOOD homes for them. Fortunately the law here is tough about dogs wandering the streets, so not too many around. But can you credit the MP's dog was running down the road towards a very busy high street. I rescued it, spent hours trying to find the owner, as she hadn't even bothered to change her registration! some example! Her excuse - she was busy! Yes, who isn't!
These dogs were mistreated and abused bypeople with no heart and evil character! They belonged to two men whomade atrocities with them, like throwing hot oil, attacking them withkicks and beatings! Are a family of dogs who now need urgent veterinarytreatment. One needs surgery on his belly and another to curecataracts. They all have at least one broken rib and numerous wounds inthe body! Frankly I do not know how these little animals survived untiltoday!
They also need proper food, because at my house are eatingleftovers of our food. In Brazil, veterinary care and food areexpensive and I'm not afford to care for them as well as I'd like!
Please,I ask that any amount you can donate! I do not want to give them toother people because I have much fear of them do not care how theydeserve! these animals have already suffered too much! Prefer stayingat home, where they will be cared for with love!
Here in my town,unfortunately, there are many abandoned animals in the streets! I havea space in my backyard where I could make a huge kennel to bring themhere and look after them with love! I can not stand to see animalssuffer more!
I'm not asking anything for me, just for them! Soplease, any amount that you can donate will be accepted with great joyand gratitude!
I already thank you from the heart!
God bless you all!
Your donations can be sent by Paypal through my website: http://helpabuseddogs.chipin.com/save-abused-dogs
my petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/183/please-help-me-to-save-these-dogs
EXCELLENT INFO, I wish this was posted in many more places. Thank you for all you do. We are not helpless! Kudos!!
adopt dont buy in a pet store!!!!
I think animals are like angels,they cant talk but dogs love you unconditionaly!!! I love all animals,pet or wildlife!!!
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animals are my life. i have no problem whatsoever saving any animal in any situation. call me nuts but i dont care. they are so superior to humans and teach us what love, loyalty, compassion etc. etc. is all about. as my page says - not too fond of people only family and animal lovers who think like me.
I have allways been involved in rescuing animals and my daughter follows in my footsteps. we have rescued many animals. A common occurance at my house someone comes home with a stray, injured or sick animal. Only once were we unable to save one of our rescues, and it broke our hearts. But at least we know the cat died feeling loved and cared for even if only for a short time.
Great advice. Thanks for posting it. In addition to carrying a blanket I always make sure to carry gloves. Very helpful if dealing with large birds and echidnas ( like porcupines).
Thank you! I want to be an angel for animals. Now, I know how to be an angel
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Hello! I am new to this group and although I have heard of PETA and checked out the UK website, I have never joined before, mainly due to financial reasons. Hopefully I will gain a lot from being able to join this group. I found the information about having an emergency animal first aid kit in the car very helpful. I have a human first aid kit, and as a devoted animal lover (fur-kid mummy to 2 free range house bunnies and a hamster) I am quite shocked at myself for never having thought of being prepared for animals too. I shall be rectifying this situation ASAP and then can be happy to call myself an Angel for Animals.
i always stop for strays.
"Be an angel for animals" i never see in that way... but i'm proud for show at my rescue animals the love of the human race, like all of you. Keep fighting.
Nikad ne prodjem pored ozljedjene zivotinje,niti sam ikada to uradila.Nazalost mnog ljude nije briga,a ni sami ne znaju sta njih moze danas sutra snaci u zivotu.
Everyone should have PETA's humane mouse trapper.
Years ago, I was living in an apartment complex and one week mice were coming up from the kitchen sink. It was the first time I ever saw wild mice.
I thought they were so adorable and incredibly brave to make such a journey through the sewers and pipes. Everyone else thought they were the evil enemey that had to be brutally murdered. It still breaks my heart knowing what happened to them all.
Thank you for sharing. I must say I've lived with cats nearly all my life and they were all cats without a home.
There are a lot of stray cats on my street. At least half a dozen. Everyone sees them as just part of the neighborhood. They are on the front lawns, roofs, etc.
I think that my dog was saved because of this. People drive a little sloer and safer just in case a cat goes in the street. One day my dog ran out of the house and went right into the street when a car was coming. She was inches in front of the tire and would have been crushed. But the driver stopped just in time.
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Thanks for sharing
Hi evryone, im new jst wanted to say hiðim spanish from PR ,im still learning the language( English)i safe alot cats n dogs in my town i give them food shelter n then igo to the mspca we fine them a forever home,im very apasionante for animal and lov all animals in my neighborhood they kno me, they called me the nice lady who help animals,