Saturday, February 23, 2008

Excellent Pet Blogs

"Notes from a Country Groomer has awarded the Excellence Award to this blog."

Many thanks for this honor. I would like to pass the Excellence Award on to:

Preventing Animal Cruelty

"Blogging about my mutt Ace."

"This blog features the profiles of urgent shelter cats on death row in the hopes that they will be seen and saved by rescue organizations or adopters. Also features unique info about rescue and adoption of shelter pets."

Friday, February 22, 2008

Shame On Miller Beer

I received this comment recently to another post here and I'd like to share it. I hope to talk more about this tomorrow but wanted to post a scan of this flyer now.

Thanks, Jason, for the information and scan.

"Unfortunately, there are some out there who think it is OK to diminish efforts to rescue lost and homeless pets in order to further their own agenda. I recently came across a lost dog flyer that had on it pictures of a dalmatian and pleas to help find him. But the number on the flyer actually connected me to a recorded phone message that was a pitch to drink Miller Lite beer. I guess it is related to their television ads that feature dals, but it really upset me on a number of levels. How many people will refrain from helping find a lost pet because they got burned by this promotion? And what is the Miller company saying about the work of rescue organizations and people working hard to rescue animals?"

Miller Is Wrong

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Animals: Birth Rates

"When considering the birth rates among animals, it’s not hard to understand why animal shelters are always filled with animals waiting to be adopted. Shockingly, it has been calculated that over a seven year period, one female cat and her offspring will produce approximately 420,000 kittens. Likewise, one female dog and her offspring will produce 67,000 puppies during a six year period. Since there are more animals looking for homes than there are people who want to adopt them, some 6.5 million animals are euthanized each year."

"We’ve all heard it, maybe from a friend or co-worker, “Do you know of anyone that wants a dog”? Before you get a dog, there are several things you need to think about to get the right dog for you."

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Animal Rescue

"Animal Rescue was founded in 1976, by Grace Froelich as a result of being given the alternative to either give up her beloved cat or face eviction. Grace's philosophy is that an animal is a companion pet that is a member of the family, and deserves the same respect and considerations.

So, faced with that decision, Grace went to look for a new home, one where she would not have to make a choice to give up her pet. She bought a place, now affectionately nicknamed the "farm". After she bought her new home, the strays started showing up. A dog here, a cat there. She would feed them and let them stay. She felt strongly that they should never be homeless again. She eventually moved to adopting out some of them if she knew a good home looking for a new pet. And that is how it started. Animal Rescue, Inc is set up to a forever home for the homeless. Grace stands by her initial mission that they will never be homeless again. There will always be a home at the farm for them. Hopefully, they will find a conventional home to be a part of a loving family but if they never find a home, they can live as part of the Animal Rescue family.

Animal Rescue is dedicated to these animals that are waiting for a home or never find a home."

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

All About Shelters

"When adopting a pet, consider your local animal shelter. Animal shelters take in those that are abandoned, found wandering, or are without apparent owners and causing a nuisance. Shelters adopt animals, and some euthanize animals that aren't adopted or adoptable. Some animal shelters are no-kill shelters that don't routinely euthanize animals (unless, in some cases, the animals are ill or dangerous), but that also means they turn away many animals.

The shelters usually operate as city or county agencies and often are located in dedicated facilities where potential adopters can go to look at the animals. People who are searching for lost pets also go there in hopes that animal control has dropped off their pets at the facility."

The Magic Critter Bus

Check it out here.

Adopt A Pet Headquarters

Monday, February 18, 2008

Nothing Like A Bassett

My bassett, Abby, passed away last year at age 3 so I was very happy to find this place. I miss you Abby.
Go here.

"Spay Day USA is an annual event held the last Tuesday of February.
This year it falls on Feb. 26. Created by the Doris Day Animal League (DDAL) in 1995, Spay Day USA became a program of The Humane Society of the United States when the two combined operations in 2006.

Spay Day USA is America’s first and only national day of action to promote the spaying or neutering of pets. During Spay Day, veterinarians, animal welfare professionals, businesses and concerned
citizens join forces nationwide to spay or neuter as many animals as possible, while promoting spay/neuter as an essential component of
good pet health. It’s the effective and humane means of decreasing the euthanasia of homeless animals in shelters."

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Faith In Man

"Delaware County is hoping that man will be a lost dog's best friend.

Such faith in humankind underpins a new Web site that allows anyone discovering a mislaid pet to try to instantly find the pooch's true master."

"If you´re a pet owner, you know how it feels when your beloved pet looks at you with total trust and faith. People who share their lives with dogs know adoration; those who share their lives with cats know acceptance. All pet lovers know humor, and ultimately, they know tears. There is an acknowledged bond between humans and the creatures who love them and the expression of that bond may be greatest among those involved with animal rescue."

"The problem of abandoned and unwanted pets is not unique to Toronto. A recent Toronto Star article, however, has highlighted the plight of abandoned animals who may no longer be collected by City of Toronto shelters due to budget concerns, ultimately leading to an overflow of dogs and cats in neighbouring municipalities. According to the article, one of the biggest fears is an explosion in the feral feline population, since—as everyone knows—cats are raging sexaholics if left un-neutered or unspayed."