Saturday, March 22, 2008

Animals Need Help

"I donate this post to all of the wonderful bloggers that has helped our mission of getting the word out about animal cruelty, animal rights and helping all animals worldwide, pets and strays includes.

There are many great bloggers that devote either their whole blog or a post or 2 to helping animals, and I’m sure that I have forgotten a few, so please just add a comment and I’ll make sure I include you. Some of the way people have helped is as simple as a high five, a blog comment or a quick note letting us know they appreciated us being here writing about animal cruelty and the little jokes we throw in to add a smile to your face."

Lots of great blogs listed for you to visit.

Friday, March 21, 2008

I Love Labs

"Labrador Retriever puppies for adoption are often purebred, and every bit as wonderful, loving, and energetic as a puppy you would buy. Why go to a pet store or breeder when you can find Labrador Retriever puppies for adoption? Often free!

Places such as "Labrador Retriever Rescue and Adoption" have pure and mixed-breed Labrador Retriever puppies. When we went looking online briefly, we found Labrador Retriever puppies for adoption that were 9 weeks old and 12 weeks old."

"Useful, educational, and informative blog about pets and pet issues. The blog is sponsored by Jeffers, the place for all your animal needs, however the blog is a separate site. There are links to related items often but no hard pressure sales, preachy sermons, or comparing of competitors. The purpose of the site is strictly to help answer common questions for pet and animal lovers. Stop in and check us out. Drop a comment. Maybe even make a suggestion for a topic to cover."

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Adopt A Cat

"Cats are sweet and cuddly! It’s easy to get swept up in the emotion and buy a cat without thinking. But that’s not how it should be.

Whether or not to adopt a cat is by no means an easy decision. It carries with it huge responsibility. You will have to take care of a cat until its death, which could be in 15 to 20 years. In addition, you should be ready to spend a large amount of your time feeding the cat, grooming it, and playing with it on a daily basis."

"There's good news for those who would like to adopt a pet but find visiting a shelter to be an emotionally draining experience. Now, thanks to a Web site, they can start their search online and make a considered decision. Plus, they can find more prospective pets to choose from than they would by visiting a single shelter.

Using, a person can search for a pet from the comfort of his or her own home. He or she simply types in search criteria and a zip code, then back comes a list of pets matching those criteria. The available pets closest to the person's home will be at the top of the list."

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Dog Shelter Dogs

"Many people are unsure about getting a dog from the dog shelter. There is the perception that there must be something wrong with a dog that has been sent to the shelter. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The reality is that only a small minority of the dogs that end up at a shelter will have serious behavioral problems. And the harsh reality is that you will probably never see these animals anyway as the staff decide that they can’t be re-homed."

"Dogs are amazing creatures. You can beat them, starve them, and throw them out on the street. But, they will still wag their tail at the next person who passes by. As you know, I love dogs. I’ve always loved dogs. I am a strong believer of adoption as a main method of acquiring an animal. I think it’s crazy to buy a dog from a breeder when there are so many pets out there that need homes. I know there are people out there who are crazy about certain breeds and really want to get that certain dog, but even then- there are rescue groups out there for any breed under the sun. Adoption is the only way to go. Check out these statistics from the Humane Society of the United States."

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Pet Ownership

"When the urge to adopt strikes, few potential pet parents consider the costs of pet ownership, which can often be far greater (and run longer) than they anticipated. The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today released its updated guide to pet costs to help new pet parents plan and budget for their futures."

"On Sunday, March 23, many well-meaning parents will purchase live bunnies for their children as an Easter gift. Many of these Easter rabbits will wind up at shelters weeks later after the novelty has worn off. Unlucky ones may be released outside where they face predators, cars, illness, and injury. Others may live out their lives bored in a cramped cage."

Monday, March 17, 2008

The Rescuer's Mission

"Rescue is as the name implies. A rescuer’s (most are nonprofit organizations) mission is to save animals from kill shelters. Through comprehensive adoption programs, which include spaying and neutering, they are able to find responsible, loving and forever homes for companion animals. Adopting a pet should be a lifetime commitment and rescuers believe that pets help people and families make the world a better place. Pets deserve stable, compassionate and loving homes their entire lives. The rescue goal is to help eliminate the need to euthanize any healthy, adoptable animal."

"The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Rollover Premium Pet Food Ltd. are warning consumers not to purchase or use the Roll Over Pork Tenders Premium Dog Treat described below. This product may be contaminated with the bacteria responsible for salmonellosis in humans.

The affected Roll Over Pork Tenders Premium Dog Treat was sold in 50 g packages bearing UPC 0 60766 88138 1. All lots up to and including 07 MAR 10 are affected by this alert."

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Cats and Turtles

"Homeless, stray and feral cats live among us in the shadows and rely on the kindness of strangers for survival. "Even if you rescue just one cat, you're helping with the pet overpopulation problem, and you're part of a nationwide movement toward building a kinder world for animals," says Gregory Castle, one of the founders of Best Friends Animal Society, an international organization dedicated to humanely reducing pet homelessness and the largest animal sanctuary in the United States. "There's a huge sense of satisfaction in helping a cat in need. It's a wonderful thing to do, and it feels wonderful to do it."

Next time you stumble upon a stray, abandoned or feral cat, follow these simple steps."

"There are hundreds of different types of turtles. This article aims to give you a brief overview of the different types of turtles."