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Animals  (tags: elderly dog, animalrights, animalwelfare, suffering, sadness, dying, respect )

- 3184 days ago -
We ask that you open your heart and your mind to the deep love we have for our animals. We ask that you understand they are our family...we hope that you are able to see them that way. In seeing them in our perspective, we ask you these questions...


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Cindy C (125)
Monday October 25, 2010, 2:07 pm
aww bless and thank you for a great article

Barb Knight (1685)
Monday October 25, 2010, 2:07 pm
Signed #193 Thnx Cher did this for you! Please sign this petition so that elderly dogs can die with dignity and their beloved family around them...

CherAway C (1424)
Monday October 25, 2010, 2:27 pm

Thnx for posting sweetie!!


Carol H (229)
Monday October 25, 2010, 2:34 pm
signed #195 and noted. thanks Cher

Carol H (229)
Monday October 25, 2010, 2:35 pm
thanks Barb, sorry

Patrizia S (315)
Monday October 25, 2010, 2:54 pm
Thank you Barb

Patricia Myers (73)
Monday October 25, 2010, 2:55 pm

Lydia S (155)
Monday October 25, 2010, 3:05 pm
Signed, Hope it helps. Thanks so much!! xo

Penelope Ryan (178)
Monday October 25, 2010, 3:35 pm
Thanks barb, that was wonderful. I have know several vets that I cannot imagine why they are vets except money!!! I think many are in it for that. That is not to discount the good ones. I do know 2 in particular that should never have become vets.

. (0)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 12:12 am
Done - thanks Barb.

Corinna M (40)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 12:40 am
Noted and signed.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 12:55 am
signed and noted,thanks

Agnes W (141)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 3:10 am
signed¬ed, thanks Barb

Brigitte H (35)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 11:38 am
Noted, on Facebook & forward. Sorry but I cannot sign on the petition site. Problems. Thanks

Gudrun D (447)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 11:41 am
Signed - thanks BarbCat!

MmAway M (519)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 1:40 pm
#227 right now...

Thanks BarbCat for getting this out for the needed signatures! YOU ROCK!!!

Heidi L (88)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 1:54 pm

Catherine Ignatowski (80)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 2:35 pm
Noted and signed. Vets often think that when we bring our pets in, that they're just animals. I took my cat to get shots and have his leg checked because he broke it and the cast just came off. I helld onto him for dear life the vet said, Mom, back away from the table. I didn't wnat him to break anything else, he was a baby. He fell off of a chair and broke his leg, and they say that cats always land on all fours ha ha.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 3:30 pm
Our pets are living beings as we humans are & a part of our family as always! I signed! Thanks Barb.

Carrie B (306)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 3:58 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you so much!

Michela M (3964)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 4:12 pm
SIGNED and Noted!! Thanks!! Ciao!! Michela

Richard S (0)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 5:05 pm
Personally, I have always held my vets to a higher standard of care than my personal physician.

Kris B (136)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 5:09 pm
#239 signed. We do have vets that make house calls but they are not available after hours or weekends.
The vet was not open on Sunday in January so I held my "Ladybug" all afternoon until she passed on. She was 19 1/2 and healthy until the last few weeks. I realized how lucky I was that I got to hold her until her last breath.
I would be nice to have more vets that felt the same way we do about our family and keep the prices low.

. (0)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 6:20 pm
Noted & signed, thanks

SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 6:24 pm
TY Barbcat~ Noted and signed #241 Thank you dearest Cher my Sweetie as well. Thank you dearest Henriette as well for the forward as I have been offline and am overwhelmed with petitions. THIS IS QUITE IMPORTANT! Richard~ I feel the exact same way! Kris B~ how tragic for you. I live in an area when there is an emergency situation, the BEST and CLOSEST Vet Emg. is less than 40 minutes away. My heart breaks for you but am so touched as to your situation. I experienced the same with a BELOVED cat at 25 who passed in my arms just moments before my BELOVED vet opened. I knew it was her time for awhile, but held her and loved her to PEACE. We went to Dr. Karen's office and I have her gorgeous "resting place of ashes and many cherished items" as she is always with me physically and spiritually. I now have 2 new rescues who are happy as can be with my ferral. THANK GOD FOR THE EMERGENCY PET HOSPITAL WHO DIAGNOSED ONE WITH 100% LIVER FAILURE~ LESS THAN 5% CHANCE OF RECOVERY. $2,600 plus later...{loan} and 24/7 hour care for 7 1/2 weeks...HE IS SO HAPPY AND HEALED. But I'm a bit off track and apologize. Your story touched my Heart so much. WE ARE A HAPPY FAMILY OF FOUR. Wink!!!

SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 6:27 pm
Just one thing I forgot to mention...I AM SO BLESSED WHERE I LIVE TO HAVE VETS, VET HOSPITALS {EXCLUDING ONE} AND OUR HUMANE SOCIETY WHO ARE THE BEST ON THE PLANET. I would go to them {even though I pracice 100% Eastern Medicine/Holistice for 35 years} for a "second oppinion". TOTAL HONOR AND RESPECT.

Tuesday October 26, 2010, 6:37 pm
Thank you.

Janet R (38)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 6:48 pm
Great idea, I hope it takes off.

Sandy G (35)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 6:55 pm
Gladly signed, thanks Barb.

SusanNoMailPls D (30)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 7:50 pm
Already Signed

Evelyn Z (300)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 8:36 pm
Noted & Signed

Barbara W (342)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 8:36 pm
I could not agree more with this petition. I so love my critters and believe that they deserve to have their last days and or moments right where they belong. Close to those who love them and wish for their final moments to be safe within an environment where they have felt safe and loved in...This is a petition whose time has come..
Blessed are those who love critters for they have felt the unconditional acceptance which comes from unselfish love...

Kit B (276)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 10:21 pm
Your signature has been delivered to: American Medical Association of Veterinary Medicine #250.

Karina P (164)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 10:30 pm
Thanks! I noted, signed and posted in one of my groups.

Thomas C (116)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 11:15 pm
Noted and signed

chris b (2474)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 11:22 pm
Signed and noted

liz j (53)
Wednesday October 27, 2010, 1:05 am
Signed and noted.

beatrice d (116)
Wednesday October 27, 2010, 2:57 am
You cannot currently send a star to BarbCat because you have done so within the last week.
Signed. Thank you Barbcat

Sharon Van Dongen (5)
Wednesday October 27, 2010, 5:54 am
Signed and noted!

Joy Wong (100)
Wednesday October 27, 2010, 7:15 am
Noted and signed, thank you, Barb.

Maria p (151)
Wednesday October 27, 2010, 8:36 am

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday October 27, 2010, 8:51 am
Thanks Barb and Cher, a worthy petition, signed.

Brigitte S (20)
Wednesday October 27, 2010, 9:21 am
Our pets deserve to die at home. Vets should make house calls

Voula Angelakis (156)
Wednesday October 27, 2010, 10:47 am
Signed. Thank you for all you do dear Barb.

moggy w (119)
Wednesday October 27, 2010, 1:30 pm
signed,with memory of all my cats who died, and some of the kindest vets I knew,years ago, One who arranged for one of our cats to get experimental cancer treatment at the Univ. of Va "people" hospital.And wrote a letter of condolence signed by him, his wife and entire staff when Casey died unexpectedly.

Karin M (43)
Wednesday October 27, 2010, 4:43 pm
Thank you. I had already signed (24 October) but now also noted.

Antonio Amador (60)
Thursday October 28, 2010, 1:40 am
Signed. Thank you

gail dair (0)
Friday October 29, 2010, 10:19 pm
signed ty

linda b (186)
Monday November 1, 2010, 9:12 am
Signed 25 Oct Thank you Barb.

Jenny Dooley (830)
Tuesday November 2, 2010, 5:16 pm
Noted and signed thanks Barb

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Friday November 5, 2010, 3:18 am
When my Vet sees me - he sees money!

cheryl g. (1)
Sunday November 7, 2010, 7:44 am
I am the person who wrote this letter to a vet. My name is Cheryl Gustafson and I have a cause on Facebook called Hospice Care for Old Dogs who are Dying. This cause is where this letter question is this: on my petition site, I see only 385 embers who have joined...on this site, I see many who have signed tis petition..Barbcat...when do the sigatures come together so I can SEND this petition to it's proper destination? I appreciate your help; however, I need to know of al the signatures so I can give an accurate count to my members. We have been thinking that no oneis signing but, now I see that the opposite istrue..Barbcat, I would appreciateyour response on this asap.

cheryl g. (1)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 10:12 am
Thank you everyone for signing this....a change is coming for our furbabies and their absolute RIGHT to die at home in their sanctuary.
God Bless you
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