Friday, June 27, 2008

Equine Rescue

"The United States Equine Rescue League (USERL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the compassionate care of equines. Our mission is to save, protect, and rehabilitate equines in need. We rescue abused, neglected, or abandoned equines; provide them with care and rehabilitation; and finally find them a compatible, loving home. We believe that education is the long-term solution to improving the lives of equines.

There is more than one way you can help the horses and support USERL in our efforts to investigate neglect and abuse cases, rehabilitate horses, cover legal expenses, provide medication, educate the public, and much more. Through volunteer work, purchasing items from our shopping affiliates, and/or monetary means, your heartfelt support will make the difference to many horses.

The following are a variety of ways in which you can get involved:"

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Your Pet Or Your Home

"Most people would never fathom having to choose between their pets or a roof over their heads. Unfortunately, in the valley, it's a reality perceptive tenants are forced to contend with.

"We actually became homeless because we had pets," says displaced resident Nancy Grenia.

Grenia and her family, which include two dogs had to move, and fast. Her husband had recently suffered an injury at work, which sadly left him out of a job and home.

With 30 days to find something suitable for them, their two kids and their dogs, Grenia was determined to find them a new home to rent. But it wouldn't be easy.

Placing an ad in the paper, describing themselves and their well-behaved pets, the family was optimistic they would be able find a place to call home. The ad ran for three weeks. The family received no calls.

Meanwhile, Grenia was calling every suitable rental ad, imploring apprehensive potential landlords to meet her pets."

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Homeless Pets

"The number of homeless pets in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, continues to swell as more animals arrive at emergency shelters.

The emergency Cedar Rapids animal shelter set up at Kirkwood Community College has taken in 1,000 displaced animals. An estimated 85 percent of the animals have owners, according to Kirkwood Animal Health staff.

In addition to the pet dogs and cats, the shelter’s animal tally includes birds, rodents, lizards, and ferrets. The Kirkwood rescue effort mobilized after the Cedar Rapids Animal Control headquarters was flooded."

"Do you want to give a pet a new home? Many shelters now post online their animals available for adoption.Web sites also provide a wealth of information about animal shelters in your area.Do you want to give a pet a new home? Many shelters now post online their animals available for adoption."

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Parrot and Pet Rescue

"If you are looking for a pet bird and also want to help a bird that is need of rescue,you can choose to do a parrot rescue adoption from a parrot sanctuary. Parrots are wonderful birds that are intelligent and can make for great companions. There are, however, people who should and should not adopt and exotic bird."

"Eligibility: Anyone who has adopted a pet from a shelter or rescue organization and has retained their adoption paperwork is eligible to receive this free kit, regardless of how long ago the pet was adopted. Limit: One kit per household.

The Proud 2 Adopt™ Care Package includes:

* Congratulatory certificate
* Proud 2 Adopt™ T-shirt
* Proud 2 Adopt™ bumper sticker
* Proud 2 Adopt™ lapel pin
* Proud 2 Adopt™ pen
* Adoption brochure"

Monday, June 23, 2008

Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue

Many thanks to Maitri for making me aware of this group.

"We at Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue, Inc. are a group of diverse individuals who have united for the purpose of rescuing Pugs. We come from many walks of life, and have agreed to donate our many and varied talents so that pugs everywhere can live out their lives with comfort, love and care.

We are all volunteers, with no paid employees. Each person serves in the way best suited to their lifestyle and individual skills.

We are proud of the way we have built this organization. We have determined that our common welfare and the welfare of the pug breed must come first. Our leaders are but trusted servants, in that they do not govern. There is no power structure, just a service structure."