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I started this website to help give animals a voice, protection, food, shelter, sponsorship, fostering a dog, hope or maybe a forever home with a family. I thought, maybe it would make it easier for you to find a lot of great information in one place, so I created this website. I want you to visit all the websites I have to offer because I believe knowledge is power and with power even you can help stop Animal Cruelty. This website is my contribution to help bring voices to all these animals. This website is free, no membership is needed and it is non-profit to me. 

Cruelty is one of the worse things a human being can do to an animal, so I have posted as many convicted Animal Cruelty Offenders as I can find. I want abused animals to be remembered and how so many suffered at the hands of so many monsters. Maybe together, we can even help catch some abusers that get away by keeping an eye out in your own neighborhoods (See unsolved cases). Often times once an abuse case has been to court and the criminals have been convicted, we tend to forget these cases. THOSE CASES WILL BE REMEMBERED HERE IN A SPOTLIGHT OF SHAME.

This website is homemade so please have some patients with some of the links. It has lots of information to report abuse, help and feed animals for free (clicks), memorial of the precious ones lost, how to care for abused animals, CPR for animals, games for you and the kids to play, current advocating for abuse, see victories we have won, see some humorous pictures to make you smile, and great communities that are helping with Animal Awareness. "Grant Animal Wishes" are help animals websites and most are smaller shelters all over the USA where you can adopt, foster, share, sponsor an animal or do one simple random act of kindness with a donation. Check out the latest news in any "Current News" section for news in your area and all over the world about animals. You can also follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Johni_K & Facebook: http://facebook.com/jkbull 

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  How many animals a year die due to animal cruelty?  Sad, but approximately 1,654,545,000,000. Those numbers are just too high! Together we can make a difference. They do deserve better. 



A special "Thank You" to all the men and women who help with their tireless efforts to make a difference in saving animals lives.    See the sections called " Above and Beyond", "Wonderful Stories", and "This is my Story " to see some of these hero's



Animal Cruelty Facts and Statistics: Statistics on the victims and current legislative trends

The shocking number of cruelty cases reported daily on television, on the Internet and in newspapers is only the tip of the iceberg. Most cases are never reported, and most animal suffering goes unrecognized and unabated. Unlike violent crimes against people, information on reported cases of animal abuse have not been compiled by state and federal agencies, making it difficult to calculate the prevalence or trends in these crimes.

Changes in federal tracking of cruelty cases
In 2014, the FBI announced that it will add cruelty to animals as a category in the agency’s Uniform Crime Report, a nationwide crime-reporting system. While only about a third of U.S. communities currently participate in the system, the data generated will help create a clearer picture of animal abuse and guide strategies for intervention and enforcement. Data collection will begin in January 2016 and will cover four categories: simple/gross neglect, intentional abuse and torture, organized abuse (such as dogfighting and cockfighting) and animal sexual abuse.
Who abuses animals

Cruelty and neglect cross socio-economic boundaries, and media reports suggest that animal abuse is common in both rural and urban areas.
    Intentional cruelty to animals is strongly correlated with other crimes, including violence against people.
    Serious animal neglect (such as seen in cases of animal hoarding) is often an indicator of people in need of social or mental health services (Lockwood, 2002).
    Surveys suggest that those who intentionally abuse animals are predominantly male and under 30, while those involved in animal hoarding are more likely to be female and over 60 (Lockwood, 2008).

Most common victims
The animals whose abuse is most often reported are dogs, cats, horses and livestock. Based on numbers from pet-abuse.com, of 1,880 cruelty cases reported in the media in 2007:
    64.5 percent (1,212) involved dogs (25 percent of these were identified as pit-bull-type breeds)
    18 percent (337) involved cats
    25 percent (470) involved other animals
Undercover investigations have revealed that animal abuse abounds in the factory farm industry. But because of the weak protections afforded to livestock under state cruelty laws, only the most shocking cases are reported, and few are ever prosecuted.
Organized cruelty

Dogfighting, cockfighting and other forms of organized animal cruelty go hand in hand with other crimes.
    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has prosecuted multiple cases where drug cartels were running narcotics through cockfighting and dog fighting operations. In 2014, federal agents found that international drug dealers had congregated at a Kentucky cockfighting pit and even sent a hit man to target a local cock-fighter.
    Dozens of homicides have occurred at cockfights and dogfights. In one instance, a man in California was killed at a cockfight over a disagreement about a $10 bet.
    Public corruption allows cockfighting to continue in certain counties. The HSUS has worked with the FBI on public corruption cases in Tennessee and Virginia. In both instances, law enforcement officers were indicted and convicted. HSUS investigators even documented uniformed police officers at a cockfighting pit in Kentucky.

Domestic violence, child abuse and animal cruelty
Data on domestic violence and child abuse cases reveal that a staggering number of animals are victimized by abusive parents or partners each year.
    About 10.2 million women and men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner in the U.S. every year (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011), and 62 percent of U.S. households have at least one pet.
    In one survey, 71 percent of domestic violence victims reported that their abuser also targeted their animal (Ascione, 1997).
    In one study of families under investigation for suspected child abuse, researchers found that pet abuse had occurred in 88 percent of the families under supervision for physical abuse of their children (DeViney, 1983).

Legislative trends
The HSUS has long led the push for stronger animal cruelty laws and provides training for law officials to detect and prosecute these crimes.
    50 states currently include felony provisions in their animal cruelty laws.
    Before 1986, only four states had felony animal cruelty laws: Massachusetts (1804), Oklahoma (1887), Rhode Island (1896) and Michigan (1931).
    Three states enacted felony laws in the 1980s, 19 in the 1990s and 25 more since 2000 (including the District of Columbia).

First vs. second offense
Some state laws only allow felony charges if the perpetrator has a previous animal cruelty conviction. Given that only a fraction of animal cruelty acts are ever reported or successfully prosecuted, The HSUS believes all states should allow felony charges for egregious cruelty regardless of whether the perpetrator has a prior conviction.
    43 of the 50 state felony provisions are first-offense provisions.
    Six have second-offense felonies (Iowa, Mississippi, Ohio and Pennsylvania have felony laws that apply only on the second offense; Texas and Virginia have second-offense felonies, depending on the situation).
    Idaho has a third-offense felony animal cruelty law.
    Among the 43 states that have first-offense felony cruelty laws, a majority are limited to cases involving aggravated cruelty, torture, or cruelty to companion animals.

States that have strengthened their felony cruelty laws
Since 2002, at least six states have enacted second- or third-offense felony animal cruelty laws, only to readdress and upgrade them to first-offense laws within a few years:

    Alaska (third in 2008, first in 2010)
    Indiana (second in 1998, first in 2002)
    Kentucky (second in 2003, first in 2007)
    Nebraska (second 2002, first in 2003)
    Tennessee (second in 2001 and 2002, first in 2004)
    Virginia (second in 1999, in 2002)


    Facts about Animal Cruelty.



Sad But True: According to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), thousands of animal abuse and neglect cases are reported to authorities each year. Shooting, animal fighting, torturing, beating, and mutilation were the most common violent offenses committed against animals. Overall, males were responsible for 92% of the cruelty cases. Adults (aged twenty and up) accounted for 77% of the cruelty cases, while teenagers accounted for 22% and children accounted for 1%. Cruelty cases involving dogs outnumbered those involving cats by a margin of two to one. The HSUS statistics show that 15% of the intentional animal cruelty cases also involved some form of concurrent family violence—for example, child or spousal abuse. Authorities have long known about the link between animal abuse and family violence.

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NO Dog should ever have to look this lonely.....


Please adopt, foster or sponsor an animal at your local shelter or organization!

Bring home a pet in need.

Animal shelters are the first place to look when you are thinking of adding a pet to your family. Not only do they have a great selection of adult animals for adoption, but many of them also have kittens, puppies and purebred animals.

   Dog Pound

1. You'll Save a Life. Sadly, between 3 and 4 million dogs and cats are euthanized each year in the United States simply because too many people give up their pets and too few people adopt from shelters. Because there is limited space at shelters, staff members sometimes need to make very hard decisions to euthanize animals who haven't been adopted. But the number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. By adopting from a private humane society or animal shelter, breed rescue group, or the local animal control agency, you'll help save the lives of two animals -- the pet you adopt and a homeless animal somewhere who can be rescued because of space you helped free up.

2. You'll Get a Healthy Pet. Animal shelters are brimming with happy, healthy animals just waiting for someone to take them home. Most shelters examine and give vaccinations to animals when they arrive, and many spay or neuter them before being adopted. In addition to medical care, more and more shelters also screen animals for specific temperaments and behaviors to make sure each family finds the right pet for its lifestyle.

3. You'll Save Money. Adopting a pet from an animal shelter is much less expensive than buying a pet or even getting one free thanks to the services provided by the shelter or rescue group. Because animals from most groups are already spayed or neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed and often bathed and treated for fleas, the adoption fee is a real bargain.

4. You'll Feel Better. Pets have a way of putting a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Not only do animals give you unconditional love, but they have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally, and physically beneficial. Caring for a companion animal can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment and lessen feelings of loneliness and isolation in all age groups.

5. You Won't Be Supporting Puppy Mills and Pet Stores. Puppy mills are “factory style” dog-breeding facilities that put profit above the welfare of dogs. Most dogs raised in puppy mills are housed in shockingly poor conditions with improper medical care, and the parents of the puppies are kept in cages to be bred over and over for years, without human companionship and with little hope of ever joining a family. And after they're no longer profitable, breeding dogs are simply discarded—either killed, abandoned or sold at auction. By adopting instead of buying a pet, you can be certain you aren't supporting cruel puppy mills with your money. Puppy mills will continue to operate until people stop purchasing buying the puppies through pet stores and over the internet. 



Information on Reporting Animal Cruelty

Animal cruelty is not only wrong—it is against the law in every state in this country! Animal abuse can also be part of a pattern of other violent acts within families and society. Abuse of any kind should be reported to the appropriate authorities immediately.  For additional information on recognizing and reporting cruelty, as well as how to talk to children about this important issues, please read our Reporting Cruelty FAQ.

Where do I Report Animal Cruelty?  You will need to find out the name of the persons in your area who are responsible for investigating and enforcing the anti-cruelty codes in your town, county and/or state. These people typically work for your local humane organization, animal control agency, taxpayer-funded animal shelter or police precinct. If you run into trouble finding the correct agency to contact, you may wish to call or visit your local police department and ask for their help in enforcing the law. Similarly, you can ask at your local shelter or animal control agency for help. To find contact information for your local shelter, check the yellow pages or visit the ASPCA's searchable database of nearly 5,000 community SPCAs, humane societies and animal control organizations.

Tips for Reporting Animal Cruelty:  Once you have found out which law enforcement agent you should speak to, it’s important to provide him or her with a concise, written, factual statement of what you observed, giving dates and approximate times whenever possible. If at all feasible, try to photograph the abusive situation and date your pictures. It would also be helpful to get short, factual written statements from other witnesses.  When you call to report animal cruelty, always make sure to keep a careful record of exactly whom you contact, the date of the contacts and the content and outcome of your discussion. Never give away a document without making a copy for your file! Make it clear to the agent that you are very interested in pursuing the case, and that you are willing to lend whatever assistance you can.

Follow Up if Necessary:  If you don’t receive a response from the officer assigned to your case within a reasonable length of time, don’t be afraid to present your information to his or her supervisor and, if necessary, to local government officials, such as the county commissioner, and ask them to act.   If you have witnessed the cruel act yourself, you can go to your local police commissioner and ask to swear out a warrant to summon the accused person to court. Remember that expert witnesses are sometimes necessary in animal cruelty cases.  A veterinarian, for example, can sign a statement that it is his or her “expert opinion” that a dog suffers when hit with a chain, is deprived of food, etc. Expert opinions will very often make or break a case, so if you happen to know a sympathetic veterinarian, you may wish to seek his or her assistance and tell the officer that you have expert support lined up for your case.

Animal Cruelty on TV and Film: The ASPCA shares your concern about the media’s depiction of violence and cruelty towards animals for entertainment purposes. Please know, however, that many of these instances are constitutionally protected free speech—and may not even involve a real animal. You may also wish to contact the American Humane Association Movie and Television Unit online or at (818) 501-0123.

Websites that Depict Animal Cruelty: The Internet delivers an astounding array of images and ideas into homes across the world. But not all of these images are particularly animal-friendly. In fact, some of what is being sold and shown online crosses into the realm of criminal activity. And in some cases, there are laws against showing and selling these images. To report websites that display acts of cruelty to animals, please contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice.



               Its not my fault

It’s not my fault I have no home; I have no place to stay.
My family brought me way out here and then they drove away.
I chased the car for many blocks but it just went too fast.
I ran as hard as I could go but then gave up at last.
I sat and stared for quite some time. I could not comprehend
How they could throw me out that way when I was their best friend.

This happens all to many times...
Please read on how someone can help. http://www.pleasebekind.com/adopt.html

  Grant Animal Wishes           

LOOK !! I have listed a couple of websites for quick clicks to feed an animal for free and a link for dog and cat food coupons:


  Feed an animal for free from "The Animal Rescue Site" http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Feed them for free Daily Clicks: http://www.care2.com/click-to-donate/

Dog and Cat food printable coupons: http://www.theadvancesearchtool.com/    Plus http://www.dogfoodcouponssearch.com/

Feed an animal for free and have fun. (You donate by answering trivia questions. The more right answers you get right, the more food is given !! http://www.freekibble.com/ 


When you feed your pet Halo, we feed it forward —donating over 1.5 million meals of Halo to shelter pets each year, in partnership with Freekibble.com. Share a photo of your pet using #HaloFeeditForward, and we’ll donate a meal on your behalf.

Have a favorite shelter, organization, species or breed? Share a photo showing us what you love and we’ll do our best to honor what you care about most — up to 1.5 million meals worth. Join the movement and pass it on.


See Video Below:  Won't you join me in the fight to end Dog Fighting and Animal Cruelty. Only we can be the voices for these animals. AnRAA is the advocacy association for the animal rescue community. We believe in the power of a unified voice. Our mission is to mobilize  our members’ combined strengths and resources in order to rescue thousands more animals, reduce intolerable rates of euthanasia, promote a rescue code of ethics and elevate the entire animal rescue field. http://www.anraa.org/?page_id=164

Dog Tethering laws By State “In which states is it illegal to chain or tether your dog?”
Tethering or chaining a dog under most state laws means that a person ties a dog with a rope or line to a stationary object. While the laws themselves vary from state to state, they do have several consistent features. Some laws that address tethering allow a dog to be tethered for a reasonable period of time. California prohibits tethering a dog to a stationary object, but allows a dog to be tethered “ no longer than is necessary for the person to complete a temporary task that requires the dog to be restrained for a reasonable period.” Connecticut makes it illegal for a dog to be confined or tethered for an unreasonable period of time. What constitutes an “unreasonable period” is not defined by statute in Connecticut. However, Texas law states that a reasonable period is one that does not exceed three hours in a 24-hour period, and is “no longer than is necessary for the owner to complete a temporary task that requires the dog to be restrained.”

Other states include tethering as part of their anti-cruelty chapters. Indiana defines “neglect” as restraining an animal for more than a brief period in a manner that endangers the animal's life or health by the use of a rope, chain, or tether. West Virginia and the District of Columbia include “cruelly chains” in its list of activities that constitute misdemeanor animal cruelty.

The table below provides a summary of each state law that addresses tethering. A link is provided in the citation that goes to the actual text of the law.



Taking Action To Stop Dog fighting. How to spot the signs and what you can do.


What You Can Do

1. Spread the word about our $5,000 reward by ordering a free reward action pack! Includes posters, postcards, brochures, and stickers with information about our reward. Put them up around your neighborhood and help stop dog fighting.

2. Help take a bite out of dog fighters. Urge your local radio station to run one of our public service announcements, available in English or Spanish, about our standing $5,000 reward for information leading to a conviction of illegal dog fighting.

3. You an also fund raise for local bus ads, billboards and PSA placements. Fund-raising is a great way to get the kids involved: Have them hold a bake sale or car wash.

4. Do you have friends who offer services or own stores? Have them donate half their proceeds of a weekend towards a fund to advertise our animal fighting reward. 

5. Educate the masses (or at least your circle of friends). Order a copy of our educational video, "Life in on The Chain, Death in the Ring" and invite your friends over for a viewing party. Pictures are worth a thousand words, and there is no better way to get people motivated to do something than to let them see the problem. Host a party and then split into groups to plaster the city with reward posters.

6. Want to go further? Have an official viewing in a church or other public area (with permission, of course), and advertise the event. What a way to build a local coalition!

7. If you live in a state where dogfighting penalties are deficient (like California, New York, or several others), write to your state legislatorslocal, state and Congressional representatives to support better funding for enforcement of animal fighting laws. and urge them to upgrade the law. Wherever you live, urge your

8. Learn about our grassroots End Dogfighting Campaign, and get involved.

9. Sign up to receive HSUS' email alerts to get the latest news about our efforts to combat animal cruelty.

10. Put a dedicated team on the animals' side by donating to our Animal Cruelty Response and Reward Fund.

11. Write letters to the editor about the cruelty and dangers of dog fighting.

12. Make friends with your sheriff, and bring animal fighting issues to his attention. Call or visit your local law enforcement office and bring them animal fighting reward posters. Even better, present law enforcement with statements from local animal control or shelter workers regarding the signs they see of animal fighting in the community.

13. Let your sheriff know about The HSUS' day-long training courses for law enforcement on animal fighting, with experts who discuss the signs of animal fighting and how to eradicate it. Once your sheriff is serious about cracking down on dog fighting and cockfighting, word will quickly spread that your town is no safe haven for animal fighters.

14. Post our dogfighting video on your website, blog, or social networking profile like Facebook to raise awareness about dog fighting.

15. If you suspect dog fighting in your own neighborhood, alert local law enforcement. Urge your local officials to contact The HSUS for practical tools, advice, and assistance. The HSUS has a standing reward now doubled to $5,000 for information leading to a conviction of illegal dog fighting.

How to Spot Signs of Dog fighting in Your Community

  • An inordinate number of pit bulls being kept in one location, especially multiple dogs who are chained and seem unsociable.
  • Dogs with scars on their faces, front legs, and stifle area (hind end and thighs)
  • Dog fighting training equipment such as treadmills used to build dogs' endurance, "break sticks" used to pry apart the jaws of dogs locked in battle, tires or "spring-poles" (usually a large spring with rope attached to either end) hanging from tree limbs, or unusual foot traffic coming and going from a location at odd hours

   GOOD NEWS: FBI to Begin Tracking Animal Abuse Data in 2016

FBI to Begin Tracking Animal Abuse Data in 2016
In 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation will begin collecting data on animal abuse across the country, which will help give activists and researchers a better understanding of how to prevent animal cruelty.  "The agency will collect information on reports of animal abuse as well as arrests and convictions," notes Mary Lou Randour, senior adviser for animal cruelty programs and training at the Animal Welfare Institute in Washington, D.C. “The FBI will be recording every incident,” she adds. The Animal Welfare Institute, along with the National Sheriffs’ Association, has been pushing for the expanded data collection.   

Abuse Defined 

The FBI said in a statement that it is adding a separate Animal Cruelty offense category to its National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) comprised of four types of animal abuse: 

- Simple/gross neglect

- Intentional abuse and torture

- Organized abuse (dog fighting and cock fighting)

- Animal sexual abuse

 The FBI defines cruelty to animals as: “Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly taking an action that mistreats or kills any animal without just cause, such as torturing, tormenting, mutilation, maiming, poisoning, or abandonment. Included are instances of duty to provide care, e.g., shelter, food, water, care if sick or injured; transporting or confining an animal in a manner likely to cause injury or death; causing an animal to fight with another; inflicting excessive or repeated unnecessary pain or suffering, e.g., uses objects to beat or injure an animal. This definition does not include proper maintenance of animals for show or sport; use of animals for food, lawful hunting, fishing or trapping.” 

Randour says the FBI now considers animal abuse a Group A offense, which means all reports of animal abuse made to police will be included in the NIBRS. Starting in January, police departments across the country will be required to report animal-related crimes to the national database, according to the FBI. 

Education and Intervention 

The Animal Welfare Institute will use the data collected to see where animal abuse crimes are committed most and by what age groups in order to design appropriate and effective education and intervention programs, says Randour. Data collected will include the alleged animal abuser’s location, age, race, ethnicity, and the type of weapon used, if any, she adds. 

The FBI’s expanded scope of data collection on animal abuse is “one of the most dynamic and significant changes ever,” says Phil Arkow, founder of the National Link Coalition based in Stratford, NJ, which conducts research, training and education on the link between animal abuse and human violence. 

"The new data will help activists and researchers give legislators a better understanding of the prevalence and nature of animal abuse," Arkow says. "Collecting information about animal abuse incidents is also important because many cases of animal cruelty do not involve police charges." Animal cruelty has been traditionally minimized by law enforcement because it doesn’t involve people being hurt, says Arkow. But now, animal abuse can no longer be trivialized and considered in isolation to other crimes, he notes. 

According to the National Link Coalition, “When animals are abused, people are at risk; when people are abused, animals are at risk.” Animal cruelty and neglect is too often “the tip of the iceberg” because the way animals are treated in a family is linked to family dynamics and domestic violence, states the National Link Coalition. Further, research has shown that serial killers and mass murders often have histories of animal abuse. According to Psychology Today, "Animal abuse is often the first sign of serious disturbance among adolescent and adult killers." PETA echoes the horrifying foundation that "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 their fellow humans."

The FBI data collection change follows Tennessee’s creation of the first state registry of convicted animal abusers. The state registry differs from the new FBI data collection policy in that the state will only collect information on individuals convicted of an animal abuse offense. Tennessee’s online database goes live on Jan. 1, 2016.



Please don't leave your dog outside 24/7. It's just plain cruel. They need love, social skills, affection, security and compassion. Bring them in, they deserve better



Three Great Ways To Help Chained Dogs

1.  Volunteer: Dogs Deserve Better is seeking people to provide foster care, to adopt  and to investigate reports of neglect. Find out about volunteer opportunities.

2.     Intervene for a Dog Near You: If you know of a dog in need, you may be his only hope and there are so many different ways to save a life.  Read 20 Ways to Help a Chained Dog

3. Donate: Dogs Deserve Better is a partner of the Harmony Fund and we’re raising money to carry out rescues and to push forward with an array of campaigns to ban round-the-clock chaining in several states.  There’s an old saying that “nothing is for free in this world” but we’d like to see a day when all dogs are ‘free.’ 

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/skeletal-dog-now-runs-free-across-10-gorgeous-acres.html#ixzz1m2wQPz2a

Watch PETA's new video and become an "Angels for Animals" sponsor today. PETA builds hundreds of sturdy, straw-filled doghouses each year and delivers them to dogs in urgent need. Learn More >>   https://secure.peta.org/site/Donation2?df_id=20160&20160.donation=form1&set.custom.Campaign_Code=H14LEBXXXXG&autologin=true                 

.. Everyone who is a animal owner should have a plan in place in case something happens to them and their animals are left homeless.

Pet Animals: What Happens When Their Humans Die?

Providing for Your Pet’s Future Without You

Because pets usually have shorter life spans than their human caregivers, you may have planned for your animal friend’s passing. But what if you are the one who becomes ill or incapacitated, or who dies first? As a responsible pet owner, you provide your pet with food and water, shelter, veterinary care, and love. To ensure that your beloved pet will continue to receive this care should something unexpected happen to you, it’s critical to plan ahead. This information sheet helps you do just that.

Providing for Your Pet's Future Without You   What can I do now to prepare for the unexpected?

In the confusion that accompanies a person’s unexpected illness, accident, or death, pets may be overlooked. In some cases, pets are discovered in the person’s home days after the tragedy. To prevent this from happening to your pet, take these simple precautions:

  • Find at least two responsible friends or relatives who agree to serve as temporary emergency caregivers in the event that something unexpected happens to you. Provide them with keys to your home; feeding and care instructions; the name of your veterinarian; and information about the permanent care provisions you have made for your pet.
  • Make sure your neighbors, friends, and relatives know how many pets you have and the names and contact numbers of the individuals who have agreed to serve as emergency caregivers. Emergency caregivers should also know how to contact each other.
  • Carry a wallet “alert card” that lists the names and phone numbers of your emergency pet caregivers.
  • Post removable “in case of emergency” notices on your doors or windows specifying how many and what types of pets you have. These notices will alert emergency-response personnel during a fire or other home emergency. Don’t use stickers; hard-to-remove stickers are often left behind by former residents, so firefighters may assume that the sticker is outdated or, worse, they may risk their lives trying to find a pet no longer in the house.
  • Affix to the inside of your front and back doors a removable notice listing emergency contact names and phone numbers. Because pets need care daily and will need immediate attention should you die or become incapacitated, the importance of making these informal arrangements for temporary care giving cannot be overemphasized.

How can I ensure long-term or permanent care for my pet if I become seriously ill or die?

The best way to make sure your wishes are fulfilled is by also making formal arrangements that specifically cover the care of your pet. It’s not enough that long ago your friend verbally promised to take in your animal or even that you’ve decided to leave money to your friend for that purpose. Work with an attorney to draw up a special will, trust, or other document to provide for the care and ownership of your pet as well as the money necessary to care for her.

How do I choose a permanent caregiver?

First, decide whether you want all your pets to go to one person, or whether different pets should go to different people. If possible, keep pets who have bonded with one another together. When selecting caregivers, consider partners, adult children, parents, brothers, sisters, and friends who have met your pet and have successfully cared for pets themselves. Also name alternate caregivers in case your first choice becomes unable or unwilling to take your pet. Be sure to discuss your expectations with potential caregivers so they understand the large responsibility of caring for your pet. Remember, the new owner will have full discretion over the animal’s care—including veterinary treatment and euthanasia—so make sure you choose a person you trust implicitly and who will do what is in the best interests of your pet.

To read the rest: https://www.petfinder.com/dogs/bringing-a-dog-home/providing-pets-future/


Animal Hoarding: New ASPCA Program Aims to Prevent it.

It has been estimated that there are 900 to 2,000 new cases every year in the United States, with a quarter million animals falling victim. Those “collected” range in species from cats and dogs to reptiles, rodents, birds, exotics and even farm animals.

    Why Do People Hoard Animals?
    I Have Many Animals—Could I Be a Hoarder?
    Should Hoarders Be Prosecuted?
    Are There Laws Against Animal Hoarding?
    How Can I Help?

What Is Animal Hoarding?
Animal hoarding is a complex and intricate public health and community issue. Its effects are far-reaching and encompass mental health, animal welfare and public safety concerns.

The following criteria are used to define animal hoarding:
A) More than the typical number of companion animals.
B) Inability to provide even minimal standards of nutrition, sanitation, shelter and veterinary care, with this neglect often resulting in starvation, illness and death.
C) Denial of the inability to provide this minimum care and the impact of that failure on the animals, the house hold and human occupants of the dwelling. 

To read more: http://www.aspca.org/fight-animal-cruelty/animal-hoarding.aspx

Oregon Humane Society Animal Cruelty Law Book/ Current issue


For laws in your state:


Did you know that approximately 3,500 pet stores in the United States sell 500,000 puppies a year... most of whom came from a puppy mills.



  • That little doggie in the window may be irresistibly cute and adorable, but his parents have paid the ultimate price and are likely still suffering the very same moment that you gaze lovingly at that puppy. This is what you support when you purchase a pet from a pet store.
  • Puppy mills thrive and rely on the unsuspecting public. The more you don't know, the more you can be manipulated into taking part in and supporting this horrid cycle of cruelty.
    When you adopt from a shelter, you not only take a stand against puppy mills, you also help reduce pet overpopulation which often leads to senseless euthanasia. There are countless wonderful animals waiting to be a faithful friend and loyal pet in shelters. Adopting a pet from a shelter shows that you are aware of the various issues and that you care about animals.

  • Please adopt from your local shelter. These numbers are just too high.

What is your wildlife concern?





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                                The mission of the DFW Wildlife Coalition is to reduce, through public outreach and education, the incidence of orphaned or euthanized native wildlife in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. Our mission is accomplished through your generous donations, which fund this coexistence solution driven website, empowering the public by providing humane solutions for coexistence in an urban environment


NOTE: you will not find wildlife rehabilitation instructions on this site, since native animals have specific housing and dietary needs which only permitted wildlife rehabilitators are authorized to provide. Keeping wildlife (including birds) is against federal and state regulations. The DFW Wildlife Coalition is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization, and receives no state or federal funding. Your donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law. 

To read more: http://www.dfwwildlife.org/index.html


Animal Cruelty and Domestic Violence

Domestic violence and animal abuse, the link.

Abusers of animals are five times as likely to harm humans. Nearly half of the victims who stay in violent households do so because they are afraid for their animals. Countless more never leave the home for this very reason. Companion animals like cats and dogs may be threatened or harmed; the vulnerability of other animals like horses may also make it difficult for victims to escape in emergencies. The "link" between violence against humans and animals is clear. But there are resources that can help.

Understanding the Cycle of Violence

After a violent episode, whether physical, emotional, or sexual, tension builds to a breaking point. The abuser blames the victim and minimizes the violence, then woos the victim back in a honeymoon phase, and the victim hopes the cycle is over. But the cycle repeats itself, almost without fail.

To read more: http://aldf.org/resources/when-your-companion-animal-has-been-harmed/animal-cruelty-and-domestic-violence/

Here is how to prepare to leave with your pets:

* Make sure any order of protection includes the pet.

* Document ownership: license, microchip, vet records, photo. If your pet is a therapy animal, make sure to include Americans with Disability Act documentation so the pet can go with person.                                                           

* Make sure vaccinations are up to date and pets are spayed or neutered.

Pets in protection orders by state. Another helpful link: http://nationallinkcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/PPO-Summary-by-State-2-2013.pdf

The Link Between Animal Abuse and a Culture.

Here's a good article on the topic too: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/53811252/The-Link-Between-Animal-Abuse-and-a-Culture-of


Why do people surrender, dump or let their animals go in the streets?

Please choose wisely and educate yourself before taking or having an animal. Forever homes are just that. IT IS A LIFELONG COMMITMENT PEOPLE!!

Every year, thousands of cats and dogs leave shelters with brand new families, and every year some of those cats and dogs are returned to the shelters within weeks, or even days, by owners who were totally unprepared to care for them or other stupid reasons to abandon their committed to a lifetime of Love.

Top Reasons for Relinquishment* I added a few they didn't list.


  1. Moving (7%)
  2. Landlord not allowing pet (6%)
  3. Too many animals in household (4%)
  4. Cost of pet maintenance (5%)
  5. Owner having personal problems (4%)
  6. Inadequate facilities (4%)
  7. No homes available for litter mates (3%)
  8. Having no time for pet (4%)
  9. Pet illness(es) (4%)
  10. Biting (3%)
  11. Too old-happen more often than you think. 
  12.  Having a baby. 
  13. Too big for small children now. 
  14. Domestic violence in the home. 
  15. Lack of training: Destroying the furniture.
  16. Runs away all the time. This is mostly due to lack of owner attention.


  1. Moving (8%)
  2. Landlord not allowing pet (6%)
  3. Too many animals in household (11%)
  4. Cost of pet maintenance (6%)
  5. Owner having personal problems (4%)
  6. Inadequate facilities (2%)
  7. No homes available for litter mates (6%)
  8. Allergies in family (8%)
  9. House soiling (5%)
  10. Incompatibility with other pets (2%)
  11. Too old-happens more often than you think.
  12. Having a baby. 
  13. Domestic violence in the home.
  14. Destroying the furniture.

These numbers are staggering.. Please do your homework and make sure you are going to keep your pet for the long life of that animal.

5 Shelter Pet Myths Debunked

Shelter Pet Myths and Realities

Myth: There must be something wrong with a pet if he’s in a shelter.

Reality: More often than not, something has gone wrong with the owner, not the pet. Most animals end up in shelters through no fault of their own. “One of the main reasons animals are given up is because their owners are no longer able to provide proper care, perhaps due to financial hardship, a move to a new home, illness or death of the owner or a change in lifestyle,” says Aimee Gilbreath, executive director of Michelson Found Animals, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping shelter pets find homes. “In all of these situations, the animal is relinquished for reasons unrelated to [its] health, temperament or behavior.”

Myth: Shelter personnel don’t know anything about the personalities of individual animals.

Reality: Making the right match between people and pets is Job One for shelter staffs. When possible, staffers gather information from former owners; in addition, they make their own observations over time as they interact with the pets awaiting adoption. In order to find the dog or cat that’s right for you, Gilbreath suggests, chat with the shelter volunteers: “Often, it’s the volunteers who have the chance to spend the most time with individual animals and can help match you with your new best friend.”

Myth: There’s no way to ensure that I will get the right pet for me.

Reality: Shelters are constantly looking at ways to create an easier adoption process, provide adopters with more information and make sure there’s a really good match between person and pet. Lisa Pedersen, CEO of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in Boulder, Colorado, says that at HSBV, counselors have individualized conversations with potential adopters about their pet-owning experiences, lifestyle and wants and needs from a pet. But not every match is perfect; sometimes a pet is brought back to the shelter as part of HSBV’s adoption satisfaction program. And that’s not a terrible thing.

“That animal has gotten a chance to go into a home environment,” Pedersen says. “When it comes back to us, we have a better understanding of what that animal is like in a home, so we have more information to give to the next potential adopter. That’s been a hugely successful approach for us. We want the chance to create a better match for that animal, as well as send that family an animal who might be more suited for them.”

Myth: Cats in shelters are sick or have behavior issues.

Reality: The standards of care for cats in shelters are very high. “Shelters practicing good shelter medicine screen for diseases, prevent the spread of infectious diseases through proactive preventive care, and provide positive behavioral support and enrichment,” says Dr. Elizabeth Berliner, a director of shelter medicine at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. “Additionally, shelters are saving cats with treatable conditions, which can involve managing the cat through an illness and then providing the adopter with a cat who has a resolved or manageable condition.” Your new kitty is also more likely to be up to date on vaccinations and already spayed or neutered, and she may even have had her personality charted during her stay in the shelter — so there should be relatively few surprises when you get her home.

Myth: The shelter won’t have the type or breed of animal I’m looking for.

Truth: You can find all kinds of great animals at shelters: puppies, kittens, adult animals, purebred dogs and cats, rabbits and a range of other exotic species. Most shelters have websites where you can see at a glance what animals they have. You can also visit www.adoptapet.com to see descriptions of the pets available in your local animal care centers. This can save you time and energy if you’re looking for a specific breed, a pet of a certain size or age or one with a particular coat type or color.

And don’t assume that all dogs and cats in the shelter are mixed breeds. According to several studies, between 15 and 25 percent of animals found at shelters are purebreds. “Owners of purebreds can experience personal, financial or medical hardships that can cause them to give up their dogs,” Gilbreath says. “If your heart is set on adopting a purebred, visit animal care centers regularly, as specific breeds can sometimes be in high demand.”

Just because a shelter doesn’t have the kind of pet you’re looking for doesn’t mean it can’t help you find one. Many shelters have transfer programs that allow them to move animals in high demand in one area from shelters in areas that have too many of them. Transfer programs help reduce pressure on overpopulated facilities and ensure that shelters can provide a good variety of animals of different ages, breeds and species. For instance, Arizona exports an abundance of Chihuahuas to areas of the country where they are less common and highly sought after. Pedersen says that HSBV is one of the few shelters that brings kittens in, because the Boulder community has done such a good job of spaying and neutering cats.

The bottom line is this: Don’t be afraid to adopt a shelter animal. The love you can share with even an older pet is amazing. I’ve witnessed the incredible bond that is formed when somebody chooses a pet from a shelter both in my own life and in my veterinary practice. It’s strong, resilient and lasting.

This is so sad how many companies still test on animals.

No words needed..



Why Should You Volunteer for an Animal Rescue? 

Willy - feature dog - week of 9-28Maybe these statistics will answer the question; are you aware that…

  • 6 to 8 million lost and unwanted animals enter animal shelters nationwide annually?
  • 3 to 4 million animals are euthanized in shelters every year, well over 250,000 per month?
  • the leading cause of death of healthy dogs and cats is euthanasia?
  • only 1 in 3 animals have a home that lasts their entire lifetime?
  • only 20% of animals currently in homes were adopted from shelters?

If those statistics don’t convince you, how about this?

There are so many situations where an animal is neglected or abused that you might think that this type of work would be depressing.  In fact, it’s quite the opposite. When you see a starving, flea infested dog who is trapped in an abandoned building and you know that his life depends on you, the feeling can be overwhelming. But once you’ve rescued that animal, cleaned him up, insured he has medical attention and some food and then placed them in a foster home, you then experience a tremendous feeling of hope. Then when you see that dog a few weeks later after he’s been treated with love in that caring foster home and his coat is shiny and his tail is wagging, you are overcome with happiness and satisfaction that you’ve played a role in saving that animal’s life and dramatically improving his circumstances.  Your heart just wants to burst!

 The Dog Fighting Hot Line


There can be a reward of 5000 for information leading to the arrest of dog fighting. All info is confidential.You can call the hotline 24/7 for help. 1-877-847-4787.

 "  Animals are your friends, your partners, your defenders, and your loyal companions. You are their life, their love, their leader. They will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of their hearts. You owe it to them to be worthy of such devotion."

The Truth About Black Shelter Pets

    Ask most people involved in animal rescue, and they’ll swear it’s true: Black shelter pets are less likely to be adopted than pets of other colors. My own experience bears this out: During this year’s Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days event, the rescue for which I volunteer had very few dogs still looking for homes at the end of the second day, but the majority of those who were had — you guessed it — black fur. To counter this phenomena, many organizations offer discounts or hold adoption events specifically to place their black pets, and photographers have created special projects to showcase the animals’ beauty.

But is the belief based in fact — are black shelter pets really struggling to find forever homes? Dr. Emily Weiss of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals looked at the data from the ASPCA’s A Comprehensive Animal Risk Database, which pulled numbers from 14 communities and nearly 300,000 dogs and cats, to learn more. She discussed her findings in a recent blog post.

The results might surprise you. Weiss found that, although euthanasia numbers for black animals are at or near the top (both black and white dogs were near 19 percent; black cats were at 30 percent, with gray cats and white cats coming in just under that, at 28 percent and 26 percent, respectively), their total adoption numbers were also the highest of any color. Thirty-two percent of canine adoptions in 2013 were black dogs, with brown dogs coming in second at 22 percent. In addition, more brown dogs were euthanized than black dogs (25 percent versus 21 percent). Black cats were in a similar situation, with 31 percent of 2013 feline adoptions being black cats, and gray cats coming in next, at 20 percent.

It all comes down to intake numbers, and there are more black dogs and cats in shelters than any other color. Thirty percent of the dogs taken in throughout 2013 were black, with brown coming in second at 23 percent. Black cats made up 33 percent of the feline intake, with gray cats coming in a distant second, at 22 percent. So, per the research, if three black dogs and one white dog enter a shelter, and one black dog and one white dog are adopted that day, that still leaves two black dogs waiting for homes. That means that the likelihood of your seeing more black dogs than any other color in that shelter is pretty high — but it does not necessarily mean that black dogs are being overlooked because of their color or that they aren’t being adopted at all.

The other reason Dr. Weiss suspects the belief persists is simply because we’re human, and, as studies have shown, we’re sometimes more likely to cling to a belief when confronted with facts and evidence that prove it wrong. That might sound crazy, but when a litter of kittens comes into a shelter and the black ones are the last to be adopted, it’s hard to see past the black-pets-don’t-get-adopted myth — even if those kittens eventually do find permanent homes.

Perhaps the main thing to keep in mind here is that even if it’s a myth that black animals are less adoptable than their lighter-colored counterparts, the fact remains that there are more black dogs and cats in need of homes, and they can still use additional promotion and attention in shelter situations.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-truth-about-black-shelter-pets.html#ixzz3EdVlN76l


This just is NOT ok !! Some great folks that are doing all they can to help.


Tracking Your Dogs Or Cats with GPS

By Sid Nair

Tracking Your Dog with GPS

Pet owners have a responsibility to keep their animals safe, ensuring they are always protected from physical harm. Unfortunately, some dogs are more rambunctious than others, making the job of being a good pet parent harder. GPS devices make it easier to keep track of a pet. To fully appreciate the benefits of tracking one's pet, it's helpful to understand the many reasons why it's necessary.

Noise Anxiety

Some dogs are easily startled by loud or unexpected noise. This is called noise anxiety and it affects approximately 40 percent of canines. This condition can make one's pet suddenly take off running if startled. A GPS tracker makes it possible for pet parents to quickly track and find their frightened pet.

Every Second Increases the Risk of Harm

Dogs can go missing at any time, including when their owner is at work or otherwise away from home. When that happens it can be hours before they realize that their pet isn't where it needs to be. Every second that a pet is missing increases the chances of them getting hurt or even killed. Fortunately, some GPS trackers may send out notification so that people know their pet has escaped.


When pets accompany their owners on trips they often have various opportunities to bolt. This is especially problematic when people are unfamiliar with the location and potential dangers of an area. Additionally, if a missing pet isn't found in a timely manner, it runs the risk of being left behind. With a tracker, these concerns are greatly reduced.

When Dogs Give Chase

For certain types of dogs, the need to chase other animals is a matter of instinct. When these dogs are struck by the need to give chase they can quickly run away and disappear. Dogs that are on a leash can even take their owner by surprise and pull free. Even if they haven't gone very far a GPS tracker can cut down the amount of time spent searching for them.

Digging and Jumping Dogs

Fences are a common solution for keeping dogs in their own yard and out of the street. And while they are successful at doing this much of the time, there are some dogs that have the ability to jump over fencing, and there are others that will aggressively dig beneath it to get out. Digging and jumping can be shocking the first few times and frustrating when it becomes routine. A GPS collar may help owners recover their escaped pet.

Open Doors

Typically, when people visit they are courteous enough to close the front door when they enter. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case and accidents happen. When this happens, there's a chance that the family pet may wander outside without being seen.


Animal theft is a growing problem. Because pets can be sold to anyone, including people wanting a specific type of pet and laboratories, there's a market for criminals to make money. Some may even hold a family's pet until a ransom is paid. People may steal animals that are unconfined even knowing they are not strays. Microchipping and GPS tracking may deter a thief or help owners recover their stolen pet.

Activity Changes

In addition to tracking a dog's location, GPS has other features that are highly beneficial and even potentially life-saving. Certain GPS trackers are also able to keep track of a dog's activity level and alert the owner to irregularities or changes. This is important as changes in an animal's energy levels can be a sign that it is suffering from some type of health issue.

Unknown Behavior

In most cases, people are familiar with how their pets behave and how they are likely to respond. When a pet is adopted, however, these things are unknown. The unpredictable nature of a new pet's behavior requires monitoring that GPS tracking devices can provide.

Pet Sitters

Often, pet owners hire people to provide services for their pets while they are at work or even if they are away for several days. These people include pet service providers such as pet sitters and dog walkers. While in the care of these individuals, dogs may find a way to get free, and, in the process get lost. With GPS, pet parents can ease their mind and keep track of their beloved pet when they're in the care of someone else.

Preventing the Loss of a Family Member

Pets, for many people, are like their kids. Just like human children, pets are constantly at risk and require the protection of those who love them. To fully protect and prevent the loss of a four-legged family member, use GPS in conjunction with other safety measures.



People who advertise their pet as Free To Good Home, or ask for a small amount of money, do so with the faith that their pet will be well looked after. Some of these pets will be lucky and go to genuinely caring people. However, there are too many people posing as good, caring people wanting to take the animal in, when what they are actually interested in is cruelly exploiting animals for their own ends. Even if the person who initially takes your pet has good intentions, the simple fact is that, once a pet is no longer in your care, you have absolutely no control over who it gets passed on to, or what fate it may meet.

Below are just SOME of the fates commonly met by pets acquired through Free To Good Home adverts, or sold for a low price. These fates apply to many different species of pets, not just dogs and cats. You will also find how to minimise the chances of these awful things happening to your pet and others’ pets here, such as by taking your pet to a reputable rescue to be re-homed, or by following some simple, but vitally important, rules.

Evil Scum Dog Abuser  Pets can often end up in an abusive home when advertised as Free To Good Home, or when checks are not thoroughly carried out on new homes. The picture above shows Sean Deakin

Just a couple of days after getting Tyson, Sean Deakin, for no apparent reason, viciously attacked him with a hammer at 3am in the morning, smashing down around 20 blows on his head, while girlfriend Sarah laughed. Three hours later Deakin woke to find that the frightened dog had urinated on the bed. Deakin chased the terrified Tyson, gripped him between his legs and stabbed him in the chest with a six inch knife. For the next 12 hours he allowed Tyson to die slowly, in agony, unable to move, fully conscious and vomiting. Neither Deakin, nor his girlfriend Sarah Tame, who have a child who lives with his Grandmother, sought help for Tyson during his many hours of agony. His lifeless body was found in Deakin’s wheely bin four days later. Sean Deakin was sentenced to just 20 weeks in prison, having to serve only 10 weeks. He is banned from keeping dogs for only 10 years.

This is not a one time incident. Sadly, there are numerous cases this horrific happening all the time. Abusive adopters can convincingly seem good homes when they respond to Free To Good Home ads, or any ads where checks are not made on them. Pets are also often passed on to abusive homes by the initial adopter of the pet (either not realizing it is an abusive home, or not caring because they can make a profit out of it). If there is no way you can continue to look after your pet, the responsible and safest option is to ask a reputable animal rescue to re-home it.

Below: A dog that was advertised “Free to good home” on Craigslist website, and has had terribly painful facial injuries inflicted upon it, including the loss of an eye. Sadly, this dog is just one of many that such things happen to after being advertised “free to good home” or for a low fee.

Free to good home dog that was advertised on Craigslist website is one of many victims of abuse, with terrible facial injuries including the loss of one eye.



This is what can often happen to Bait animals, such as dogs, cats and rabbits are thrown in with dogs that have been trained to fight by their owners, for them to practice viciously ripping apart. The bait animals have their mouths tied shut and usually their legs bound, so they cannot defend themselves. If they do not die from the dogs attacking them, they are coldly and cruelly discarded to suffer and die from their wounds, alone. Dog fighters acquire bait animals by stealing family pets of any breed, picking up strays and responding to free To Good Home adverts, or adverts where pets are offered for a low price. They also use animals that did not want to fight. Any way they can get the animals for free, or little cost is preferable.

A lady who gave her Golden retriever away to a home she thought was a good, loving one, got a call 2 weeks later from the RSPCA. They had found her dog dead in a dog fighting establishment, tied up with its muzzle duck taped so it could not defend itself. It had been mauled to death by other dogs. The RSPCA had been able to contact the dogs previous owners because the microchip still held their details. This is not a rare occurrence, it is happening all the time.


Sadly, ‘free to good home’ kittens, cats, rabbits, puppies, small dogs and other animals are often sought out by sick people wishing to set their dogs on them. These people find it entertaining and amusing to watch a smaller animal being ripped apart by their dogs, who they have trained to do this. It is often done by people who take their dogs – often Lurchers – hunting for small animals. They take their dogs rabbiting and badger baiting and use these ‘free to good home’ pets as practice and training for their dogs.


Rodents advertised as free to good home, such as mice, hamsters, gerbils, rats, and other small animals commonly fall in to the hands of people who give them alive to their pet snakes to eat, or other pets that eat live food, as they get sick enjoyment out of watching it happen.



If a dog in a Free To Good Home advert is a pure breed bitch, she can be sold to a puppy mill as a breeding dog. These are cruel places that are not concerned with the welfare of their animals, only their profits. The life of a breeding dog in a puppy mill is a miserable, lonely life. Their health and insides are ruined by being bred far more than is healthy. Veterinary treatment to treat them for that, and other ailments, is withheld, as it would cut in to profits. They receive virtually no human attention and when they become of no use to make money, they are either abandoned or killed inhumanely.

Their living conditions are commonly disgusting, as they are kept in filthy small cages with others, among faeces, urine which burns their skin and even the dead bodies of other dogs who have not been treated for illnesses and just left to suffer to death.

Puppies born at puppy mills are sold by pet shops and other unscrupulous sellers, such as online sellers. They have many health and behavioural problems throughout their lives, costing their owners a fortune in veterinary bills and a lot of heart break. Many die young. Buying these puppies is not saving them, sadly it is funding this cruelty and ensuring it continues.


   Many people see a free pet simply as an opportunity to make money. It is often the case that a pet will be acquired for free from a Free To Good Home advert by someone convincingly playing the part of a good home for the pet. The pet is then sold on for a profit to anyone who is willing to pay, no matter how the pet will be treated.

Believe it or not, this includes animal experimentation / vivisection laboratories, where animals have a life of pain, suffering, loneliness. They either die a painful death because of experiments killing them, or they are killed when they are finished with. For details, see Animal Experimentation


Some people will take on a pet with their only intention being to make money from breeding it selling it’s young. They have no interest in having it as a pet and are only interested in how it can make money for them. These dogs are often kept outside, starved of affection and only ‘bothered with’ when they are of use in making money. When they no longer make money for the person, the pet is often abandoned or killed.

If potential adopters ask if the pet is neutered and seem to lose interest if it is, it is likely they wanted it for this reason (if male, to “rent out” to make the puppies and if female, to bear the puppies).

The puppies are often sold indiscriminately, with no care put in to checking the homes or how the puppies will be treated. The only interest is in the money, which means the animals could easily end up in abusive and neglectful situations if these people offer the money asked for. As well as the pet being used to make money rather than being loved for itself, the breeding of it takes away homes from the millions of innocent, healthy, problem free pets of all ages that are abandoned every year, causing more of these loving animals to be put to death. The people who use them this way are nearly always disreputable breeders who cause both the animals and future owners heartbreak with their irresponsible methods. See the Bad Breeders page for details.

Already across the UK and US, around four million cats and dogs are put to death every year, simply because they are not adopted. These are dogs and cats that their owners bought as puppies and kittens, then later abandoned, or tried to pass them on to somebody else who subsequently abandoned them.


Animals advertised free to good home or for a low cost can fall in to the hands of people who produce animal crush videos. These videos generally feature, but do not limit themselves to, small live animals, such as kittens, puppies, mice and rabbits being slowly tortured in the most horrific and painful ways imaginable. They are burned alive, cut with pruning sheers, nailed to the floor, skinned alive, beaten, stabbed and most often, they have their limbs crushed and broken whatever will cause them to scream with agony the most for the longest time.

In the majority of these videos, the animals are crushed by scantily clad women in high heels. The sick and twisted individuals who purchase these videos, or pay to view them online, do so for sexual gratification, and the industry is growing in popularity throughout the world. These people often do not stop at animals and can escalate to sexual violence towards children and other humans.


To make sure your pet is much less likely to fall in to the wrong hands and suffer such abuse, there are measures you can take. To save other pets, you can warn other people of the dangers by directing them to these pages, especially by contacting them if you see them advertising their pets for re-homing.


The Real History of Pit Bulls Might Surprise You

The Real History of Pit Bulls Might Surprise You

Just like any other dogs, pit bulls can be aggressive or they can be friendly. It’s all about training and breeding. Unfortunately, pits have a bad reputation, and a lot of it is based on myths. These myths about pit bulls and other so-called “bully breeds” are dangerous in two ways:

1. They’re bad for these dogs. It’s harder to adopt out pit bulls – even friendly ones – because of their reputation. These dogs are also more likely to be used in dog fighting, because they have a reputation for being aggressive.

2. They make us less cautious about other dogs. We tend to assume that if a dog isn’t a pit bull or other bully breed that it will be friendly. This isn’t necessarily true.

If you don’t know a dog’s history, you don’t know how she is going to behave, so take your cues from that dog’s owner. With any dog that you don’t know, it’s best to approach with caution. Whether you encounter a poodle or a pit bull, you don’t know if that dog is aggressive toward humans or other dogs. What makes the difference between a friendly, approachable dog and an aggressive one? Training and environment.

Pit bulls weren’t always considered vicious fighters. In fact, because of their loyalty, they were once considered the perfect family dog. In the graphic below, you can see pit bulls – once known as “nanny dogs” – posing with the children that they helped care for.

So, how did these sweet, protective pups become fighters? That’s on us.

The graphic below looks at the history of pit bulls and how their reputation has changed since the late 1800s because of how humans have bred and trained them. It also looks at some of the most aggressive dog breeds, and that list may just surprise you. There are a few “bully breeds” on there, but it turns out that small dogs may have the same aggressive tendencies as larger ones.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/pit-bulls-from-nanny-dogs-to-now.html#ixzz3Bh93m7yJ

This is how the love of animals starts.  I am very impressed with this young mans dedication and passion he has in giving animals a voice. Kudos to you Lue !!!

Founded in 2010
We are Animal Rights Knights fighting for the rights of all animals. Our mission: to spread educational awareness to our generation about being pet responsible, the importance of spay/neuter, shelter adoptions and wildlife conservation.
KAAC was founded by teen actor/animal advocate Lou Wegner. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3704446/ Lou has high hopes of inspiring his generation to take a stand against animal cruelty. KAAC utilizes the power of social media to network shelter animals on death row, promote shelter adoptions, spay/neuter, pet responsibility and wildlife conservation. Educating the young on being kind to people, animals and the planet is a major focus.



Fido Finder... Data Base Of Taken, Lost, Or Found In The USA...

  Fido Finder... A Great Public Database Of Lost And Found Dogs... Fido Finder is a public database of lost and found dogs. Lost dog owners and lost dog finders can post classified ads, search listings, print posters, and even receive automated email notifications when matching dogs are added to the website. Start by searching our lost or found dog listings then proceed to register your lost or found dog to add the dog to our database and begin receiving email updates.  http://www.fidofinder.com/



The Moment before Death:

    A dog peers out from a gas chamber right before the gas is turned on.  This is the moment before death.  I will not write anything more on this image.  Your mind will fill in the blanks.  The words I cannot write. But we can help stop this horror.

No Kill Nation  & No Kill Nation Facebook

By Andrea: http://fortheloveofthedogblog.com/news-updates/the-moment-before-death

Humane Scorecard

The Humane Society Legislative Fund publishes an annual Humane Scorecard of Congress to give you a snapshot of every federal legislator's record on animal protection issues. 2018


The 2018 Humane Scorecard covers the first session of the 115th Congress, where we saw redoubled attacks on animals. We hope you will check it out and see how your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative performed in the first session of the 115th Congress on animal protection issues. If they did well, please thank them; if they have room for improvement, please let them know you’re paying attention, and encourage them to do better in the second session. Take a look!

National Adoptions Database Launches on ASPCA.org

Are you ready to adopt a four-legged friend? The ASPCA’s got you covered! We recently partnered with “Save a Dog” and “Save a Cat”—innovative pet-finder applications created by the folks at Dog Time—to launch a search-able database of adoptable dogs and cats who are available in shelters across the country. Just enter your zip code to narrow down the results and meet eligible cats and dogs in your own backyard! For more information about adopting a pet, including how to find the right pet for you, please visit our handy Adoption Tips. To see the dogs and kitties available and what this great website has to offer:


Does Pet Insurance Cover Pancreatitis?

What Are The Costs of Treating Pancreatitis?

Treating pancreatitis can cost as much as several thousand dollars, and will be more expensive for more severe cases. Treating canine pancreatitis may cost between $800 and $6,000, and is typically somewhere around $2,000. In cats, pancreatitis treatment usually costs around $400 to $1,500.

Does Pet Insurance Typically Cover This Issue?

Unless it’s classified as a pre-existing condition or an illness that occurred before you enrolled, yes, treatments for pancreatitis are generally covered by pet insurance. Here are a few examples:

  • Nationwide Pet Insurance offers full coverage for inflamed pancreas issues under their “Whole Pet with Wellness” and “Major Medical” plans, but not under their “Pet Wellness” plan.
  • Healthy Paws doesn’t state outright that they cover pancreatitis treatments, but offers an example of a case when they have covered such treatment for a cat.
  • Like Healthy Paws, Embrace Pet Insurance also doesn’t directly state that they offer this kind of coverage; they also offer two examples (here’s one, and here’s the other) of covering pancreatitis in dogs.
  • American Kennel Club Pet Insurance does list pancreatitis among the illnesses it covers.

Since the majority of pet insurance providers don’t say whether or not they cover pancreatitis, if this is a concern for you, it’s a good idea to contact the individual insurance provider to inquire directly. Moreover, specific insurance coverage for dogs and insurance coverage for cats may differ.

What is Pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis refers to inflammation of the pancreas, an extremely important organ that is involved in blood sugar control and digestion. Pancreatitis often presents with a variety of symptoms that include, but are not limited to: loss of appetite, vomiting, and abdominal pain, as well as fever, diarrhea, heartbeat irregularities, dehydration, and lack of energy. It can be very serious and even life-threatening.

It’s not always clear what causes it. In dogs, there are quite a few potential causes of pancreatitis, such as obesity, toxins, infection, high-fat diet, and liver disease. If dogs eat a large amount of high-fat food at once (such as lots of scraps from the table on Thanksgiving), especially when they’re not used to it, this can also trigger pancreatitis. Certain breeds are also more prone to the issue.

In cats, pancreatitis is not caused by diet. Sometimes, it’s impossible to discover the cause. However, possible causes can be inflammatory bowel disease or liver disease, diabetes, abdominal trauma, organophosphate insecticide exposure, and infections (such as feline distemper). It occurs more commonly in certain breeds, like the Siamese, and in older cats and female cats.

How is Pancreatitis Treated?

Effective pancreatitis treatment depends on noticing and treating the symptoms as soon as possible.

Treatment for Cats

Non-severe pancreatitis is treated simply by keeping the cat alive and supporting their bodies so that the issue can resolve itself at the vet’s office. Allowing the pancreas to heal itself means refraining from giving the cat food or water, while offering IV fluids (to maintain fluid and electrolyte levels). Because pancreatitis is so painful, painkillers often are given as well. Sometimes antibiotics (if there is an infection present) and/or anti-inflammatory, anti-diarrheal or anti-vomiting medications will also be needed.

Treatment for Dogs

Pancreatitis can be treated similarly as in cats, using fluid therapy and electrolyte and potassium supplements, as well as colloids (which move blood flow through the veins/arteries). Dogs are also prevented from consuming food and water to allow the pancreas to rest. Activity is limited. Anti-vomiting drugs, antibiotics, and painkillers may also be given. In very severe instances of pancreatitis, may be needed as well.

Most of the standard treatments for pancreatitis are relatively conservative and therefore low-risk. However, anti-vomiting drugs, painkillers, and antibiotics all have their own side effects. Additionally, if your pet will be undergoing surgery, it’s important to note that surgery always involves risks. Either way, be sure to discuss these risks in detail with your vet before moving forward with any treatment.

Check out to see if this is the right plan for you: https://petsquote.com/does-pet-insurance-cover-pancreatitis/


Beware of Pet Online Scams

Sadly, the world is full of unscrupulous people intent on making a quick buck by exploiting big heart animal lovers. And let’s face it—we can be easy marks! When it comes to our pets, it’s hard not to think with our hearts. But whether you’re shopping around for a new furry family member in person or online, searching for a lost pet, or communicating with someone who wants money up-front, please keep in mind the old adage, “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” If you have been a victim of a pet scam, please consider helping others avoid being cheated by sharing your story. To tell us what happened, email dogstory@aspca.org

   Puppy mills are cruel and inhumane.

Puppy mill dogs don’t exercise or get groomed. Dogs are typically kept in cages with wire flooring that injures their paws and legs—and cages can be stacked up in columns (which means waste sooner or later falls on the dogs housed below them.) Compromised health and conditions like matting, sores, mange, severe dental disease and abscesses are often widespread. Many puppy mills puppies are born with or develop overt physical problems that make them unsalable to pet stores—which means they end up abandoned or just left to die. Many sick puppies slip through the cracks though and end up at pet stores, where the new puppy owner unknowingly purchases the sick dog.

Breeding dogs at the mills sometimes spend their entire lives outdoors, exposed to the elements—or crammed inside filthy structures. Female dogs usually have little to no recovery time between litters. When, after a few years, the females can no longer reproduce or when their breed goes out of “style,” the dogs are often abandoned, shot, or starved until they eventually die.

To read the rest and TAKE THE PLEDGE TO NOT BUY DOG FOOD FROM PET SHOPS.....http://www.nopetstorepuppies.com/online-puppy-sales

Meet One Today! | Shelter Pet Adoption | Ad Council

Meet My Shelter Pet is a video series featuring pet adopters and their loving shelter pets. Created by The Shelter Pet Project and funded by Halo Pet Foundation, the campaign encourages potential adopters to consider the shelter as the first place to find a new best friend. Visit http://www.TheShelterPetProject.org to search for available shelter pets in your area and learn more about shelter pet adoption.

More On Shelter Pet Adoption:

Pet adoption is on the rise since the campaign's 2009 launch. Currently, 37 percent of dogs and 46 percent of cats in American homes were adopted from shelters or rescue groups, and encouraging statistics show that euthanasia of shelter pets is down 12 percent since 2009. However, 2.4 million healthy and treatable pets still need our help in finding a home each year. Bringing that number all the way to zero is the goal of The Shelter Pet Project campaign, which aims to encourage millions of pet lovers to make shelters the first choice and desired way for acquiring companion animals. For more info, please visit: http://po.st/AdoptAPet

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FBI: Animal Cruelty Category Added to NIBRS

The new FBI categorization is significant because it affirms that at the highest level of our government animal cruelty is recognized as a violent crime. As a civilized society, our opposition to all forms of animal cruelty must be unwavering.

Report animal abuse crimes here: https://tips.fbi.gov
Report various different types of animal abuse crimes. http://www.justice.gov/actioncenter/report-crime
The National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Mobile link only!  https://m.fbi.gov/



This Is A Story Of One Person's Random Act Of Kindness To Help Save Just One Dog. If we just take one moment out of our busy day to show one random act of kindness, we could move mountains and help save animals like Stanley. 


See the video on U-Tube
  This whole story started with one person. It's about one dog who's spirit has been beaten down and had given up all hope of just a little love and a forever home or little compassion had never been given to him before. With the start of one person that e-mailed her friends and they e-mailed their friends and soon they were joined by many. "Stanley" was given a second chance. 

See the whole story of Stanley's new beginning in the "Wonderful Stories" section.
Thank you for supporting animal rescue!

Expectant Parents give Up their animals

Marie McCabe

Human-Animal Bond Division Vice President Marie McCabe, D.V.M., has seen firsthand how unfounded fear can cause pet “returns.” Sadly, a lot of new or expectant parents today are giving their first “babies” -- their pets -- back to animal shelters. And if you think those pets will all find new, loving homes, think again. An estimated three to five million shelter animals are euthanized every year! Worst of all, in some cases, the pet has done nothing wrong. In others, the pet’s accidental “wrongdoing” could have been prevented. The truth is most families with new babies can live safely and happily with their pets. Why, then, are so many pets in these situations joining the ranks of homeless and unwanted animals -- to be potentially euthanized?

Please help American Humane stop this tragic trend by donating to our Human-Animal Bond Division!

This division’s many critical programs include a vital initiative to educate parents on maintaining households that are safe for babies and pets alike! Cats are especially likely to fall victim to an expectant family’s fears: According to The Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, a new baby is among the top three reasons people give up a cat. It provides expectant parents with solutions that are both baby-friendly and pet-friendly. Plus, it’s the only manual that covers multiple pet species, as well as how to handle situations involving the adoption or fostering of children of any age. With your support, we can expand our critical Pet Meets Baby initiative, ensuring that more families make the best decisions for their children and for their pets! Donate now to help address one of the root causes of unnecessary pet “returns,” as well as other important human-animal bond issues!

To read more or help: https://secure2.convio.net/aha/site/Donation2?idb=0&df_id=1261&1261.donation=form1&JServSessionIdr004=s60k9tzq91.app223a

24 Hour Virtual Pet Behaviorist For Cats, Dogs and Horses.


Virtual Pet Behaviorist

Now you can get pet-behavior advice from ASPCA experts 24 hours a day, right from your computer. Our nationally recognized team of animal behaviorists offers possible solutions to a wide range of issues at no charge. Simply type your pet's behavior problem into our easy-to-use database, and you'll receive step-by-step advice -- without leaving home. To get help: http://www.aspcabehavior.org/


Start a Pet Food Bank To Help Your Community.

You’ve probably seen an increasing number of news stories about pets being surrendered by owners who can’t afford to feed them. With the steady stream of news about layoffs and foreclosures, more pet food banks are being established to address this heartbreaking situation. Following are some ideas and considerations for setting up a pet food bank. This article refers to ongoing pet food banks and distribution rather than one-time pet food drives. Every venture starts small, so any size pet food bank will be helping needy pets. You can start as a distribution of food one day a week with those in need picking up food from a retail store or parking lot. Or, it can be much larger in scope, such as a daily offering of pet food in partnership with a community food bank for people.
If you have no established food bank to team up with, you could work with a retail store to help you store the food until you can distribute it. Or, advertise for someone to donate a storage space. Often retail stores or other businesses have plenty of extra storage space they might donate. Would veterinarians and kennels in your area be willing to set up bins for animal lovers to drop off pet food? For distribution, you could establish a weekly pickup day from that store’s location or parking lot. Another pet food pantry here in Santa Fe consists of a handful of retail businesses, including two pet boutiques (they both sell high end pet products and sponsor pet adoption days), which collect pet food at their locations. A thrift store which benefits a nonprofit group in town serves as the pick up point. This arrangement requires a good bit of manual labor to collect the food and take it to that location.

To read more how you can help shelters, your community or a cause you care about: http://animalsheltertips.com/pet_food_bank.html


7 Solid Reasons to Adopt a Mutt

We like big mutts and we cannot lie! It's National Mutt Day, and what better way to celebrate than with our favorite mix-up pups? Mutts hold a special place in my heart, so I’m happy to see that mutts are getting a little more love and recognition. July 31 is National Mutt Day, an observance established to save 10,000 mixed breed dogs. If you’re considering adopting a dog, here are some tips -- seven solid reasons why you should add a mutt to your family.

Mutts are gaining momentum with the general population. VetStreet.com conducted a recent survey of the most popular dog breeds, and six of the top ten breeds were mixed breeds. They are the Goldendoodle (Golden Retriever/Poodle mix), Puggle (Pug/Beagle mix), Labradoodle (Labrador Retriever/Poodle mix), Maltipoo (Maltese/Poodle mix), Yorkipoo (Yorkshire Terrier/Poodle mix), and a Shihpoo (Shih Tzu/Poodle mix).

1. You want a healthier dog

With a mutt, you get the benefits of both breeds. Purebred dogs are more prone to genetic diseases as a result of interbreeding, but a mixed breed dog is less likely to develop an inherited disorder. These could include issues with the dog’s temperament, intelligence, or health.

2. You like surprises

Your puppy is a combination of two or more breeds. How tall will he or she be when full-grown? How heavy? What will his or her face look like as an adult? With a mixed breed puppy, it’s more difficult to predict what breed features will be more prominent, versus a purebred puppy, where you will have a better idea how the dog will look grown up.

3. You like to fool your friends

A friend of mine recently adopted an adorable puppy named Toby that looked like he was a Dachshund mixed with something else. She ordered a DNA test because she was curious what breed he might be mixed with. The results were not even close to Dachshund. His lineage includes Chihuahua, Chinese Crested, and Old English Sheepdog.

4. You want to save money

Mixed breed dogs cost less than purebred dogs purchased from breeders. Save that extra cash to buy some dog toys or to go on a vacation with your new furry best friend.

5. You want a dog who's unlike any other

Most of the dogs in my life have been mutts. There’s my current fur baby, Sasha, an Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix, and my beloved Buster who crossed over the Rainbow Bridge, also an Australian Shepherd mix. From my childhood there was Willie, an adorable Maltese/Poodle mix, and feisty Cuddles, a Maltese/Spitz mix. Each of these dogs has had a unique look and personality to match.

6. You want to save a life

Perhaps the best reason of all! Only about a quarter of all shelter dogs are purebred, according to the Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), so you’re more likely to fall in love with and adopt a mixed breed dog from an animal shelter or rescue group.

7. You want to save a life

Perhaps the best reason of all! Only about a quarter of all shelter dogs are purebred, according to the Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), so you’re more likely to fall in love with and adopt a mixed breed dog from an animal shelter or rescue group.


Stop Animal Testing

Testing: Animals are routinely cut open, poisoned, and forced to live in barren steel cages for years, although studies show that because of vast physiological variations between species, human reactions to illnesses and drugs are completely different from those of other animals.  Monkeys, beagles, pigs, mice, cats this list is log... The main animal tests carried out for toiletries and cosmetics include tests for substance irritants, skin sensitivity, photo sensitivity, and toxicity tests. The effects on animals can range from mildly unpleasant to extremely unpleasant, depending on the substance tested and the type of test done.

10 worse labs: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Ten_Worst_Laboratories

The owner operator is Chelsea Scribner and she is an asset to her community and the dog world !! She also has doggie day care. Go see her at 634 Main Street, Lebanon, Oregon. 541-451-2878. He helped me for free get the Old boy feeling better.

Senior Dog Rescue of Oregon
Saving dogs ages 6 & up

About Us

In 1997, life was about to get a whole lot better for old dogs surrendered to shelters or brought to a vet's office to be euthanized.

In 1998, Senior Dog Rescue began with a single, very determined volunteer in Philomath, Oregon, Susan Faria.

In 2001, two people volunteered. SDRO was now a rescue of three.

In 2003, SDRO received 501(c)(3) nonprofit status and donations soared all the way to $2,000 – a heady amount for a group with overdue vet bills!

By 2007, the community realized the plight of senior dogs, the group had over 20 volunteers and Petfinder awarded SDRO a $25,000 Maddie's Fund grant for hard-to-place pets.

Now in 2015, over 60 dedicated volunteers can be found in Oregon, California, Arizona and Washington. The average length of service for an SDRO volunteer is 10 years. Saving older dogs is contagious! They will win your heart.

About SDRO

SDRO is an IRS designated 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our mission is to rescue and re-home dogs age 6 & up. It's that simple. Older dogs left at shelters. Dogs whose owners died. Dogs whose families came apart. We aim to save them all!

SDRO is 100% donor funded and, as such, continually updates its community and online presence. Community fund raisers are diverse: Oregon State University's Vet Hospital Open House, Gifts for A Better World, Paws in the Park, the Corvallis Fall Festival, Petco Adoption Days, a giant 2-day benefit sale and more. We work hard to make sure our events are fun for volunteers, educational for the public and worthwhile for all. 100% volunteer ~ 100% foster homes ~ 100% donor funded. You found our website! Now check SDRO's Facebook, YouTube, Twitter (@SRDogRescueofOR) and blog.

Contact us for more info

Every day wonderful older dogs find themselves homeless for many different reasons. All share one characteristic: the public perception that older dogs are less valuable.  SDRO is challenging that belief one dog at a time. We are educating people about the value of older dogs with every adoption we do. Spread the word that senior dogs are:

Dogs change the adopters' world; Adopters change senior dogs' world!

Adopt! ~ Foster! ~ Volunteer! ~ Donate!


The PBRC website is a virtual shelter and resource for owners and caretakers of American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and pit bull mixes.

Vision Statement:
Pit Bull Rescue Central envisions a compassionate world where pit bulls
and pit bull mixes reside in responsible, loving homes and where their honor
and positive image is restored and preserved.

Mission Statement: As an organization, Pit Bull Rescue Central (PBRC) will:

  • Help relieve suffering of and prevent cruelty to dogs identified as pit bulls and
    mixes thereof, through the public dissemination of educational information.

  • Help reduce the number of homeless pit bulls and mixes thereof, through
    the public dissemination of educational information.
  • Facilitate the rescue and placement of homeless dogs identified primarily
    as pit bulls and mixes thereof, into responsible homes.
  • Participate in fundraising in order to provide caretakers of pit bulls and
    mixes thereof, with the means to:
  • - seek veterinary treatment
    - spay or neuter
    - provide food, shelter or other basic necessities
    - assist a dog to prevent it from being treated in a cruel or inhumane fashion

In general, Pit Bulls and AmStaffs make excellent pets, but like other breeds, it's possible that some of them carry undesirable traits such as human aggression, shyness, instability, etc, due to poor breeding or previous irresponsible/abusive ownership. These animals should NOT be made available for adoption unless they have successfully completed a strict rehabilitation program with a professional.



 Animal League Pet Rescue

Across the U.S., the Animal League responds to the call from other shelter and rescue groups that are forced to destroy animals as a means of population control, and we respond to the cries of so many dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens in peril that count on us to save their lives.

Our Rescue

The world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, our hands-on work in animal rescue is unmatched, and we’re very proud that our efforts have rescued, nurtured, and adopted close to 1,000,000 animals to date.

Learn more about…To read more or help:  http://www.animalleague.org/rescue/


  I believe this is important because homelessness and animal homelessness are not all that different. Both are scary with the fear of uncertainty. We need to help the less fortunate rather it be animals, humans or both at the same time.  Love is universal.....

Feeding Pets of the Homeless also known as Pets of the Homeless is a nonprofit volunteer organization that provides pet food and veterinary care to the homeless and less fortunate in local communities across the United States and Canada. Our Mission: Through Pets of the Homeless also known as Feeding Pets of the Homeless, we will do our part in helping to reduce hunger in pets belonging to the homeless and the less fortunate and provide veterinary care for those pets in communities across the country. We believe in the healing power of companion pets and of the human/animal bond which is very important to life. If you'd like to help or start a drop site :  http://www.petsofthehomeless.org/ 

  • There is also the Pong Fund to help:

    The Pongo Fund

    Providing quality dog & cat food for the animals of anyone in honest need. More than one million meals donated to date.

    About the Pongo Fund

    Portland, Oregon is fortunate to have a number of organizations providing food for the homeless; sadly almost none of them provide food for the animal companions of the homeless. As a result, meals are frequently shared between animal and person. Consequently, neither one achieves a full stomach. But The Pongo Fund is changing this. Volunteers from The Pongo Fund regularly seek out and deliver food to these vulnerable animals, allowing the opportunity for both animal and person to each have their own meal. And a better chance at survival.

    Donate to Pongo
    Your generous cash contributions are essential to our success and can be made using the Paypal link on this site. If you prefer, checks can be sent directly to The Pongo Fund, PO Box 8244, Portland OR., 97207. Please contact Larry Chusid at 503-939-7555 or larry@thepongofund.org; he will be pleased to explain precisely how your contribution will be used.
    If you want to donate or need help: http://www.thepongofund.org/

No words needed..          

Help Bust Animal Fighters with The HSUS's Tip Line Call 1-877-TIP-HSUS to report dog fighting or cockfighting

One of the biggest dogfighting busts ever in the United States proved how important insider information is in cracking animal fighting cases. Federal authorities used information provided by tipsters to make their case against dogfighters in six states and take custody of more than 450 alleged fighting dogs.

The HSUS's animal fighting tip line now covers the entire country. While the tip line started out in Georgia in 2008, The HSUS regularly took in tips and paid out rewards to callers from other states. The necessity of taking the tip line national, to streamline the process for tipsters, was clear.

Thanks to a grant from the Holland M. Ware Foundation, in July 2009 the animal fighting tip line, 877-TIP-HSUS, became a nationwide tip line, fielding calls from across the country and helping The HSUS to stamp out animal fighting everywhere in the nation.  

Bust backstory

The launch of the nationwide tip line came just one year, nearly to the day, after one of the most satisfying tip-line based busts: that of the notorious dogfighter Al White.

"Calls starting coming in to our Georgia tip line slowly at first," recalls Chris Schindler, The HSUS's manager of animal fighting investigations. "Among all the tips we got in the first few months, Al White's name kept coming up again and again."

Al White was already known to humane investigators, but without enough evidence to make the case against him, a bust wasn't taking shape.

The tip line calls resolved that. Compiling information from a half dozen or so tips, HSUS investigators approached Georgia's Appalachian County District Attorney and secured a search warrant for White's property. And on July 17, 2008, state troopers, animal control officers and HSUS investigators raided his home and rescued 22 fighting dogs. Not long afterward, White found himself sentenced to 20 years in prison.




The Companion Animal Protection Act saves lives, saves taxpayer money, improves public health and safety, and is popular with voters. Lawyers for the No Kill Advocacy Center and No Kill Nation are available to answer any questions and provide support.

For a copy of our CAPA brochure, click here.
To contact us, please telephone (510) 530-5124

Additional Resources:
In 1998, California passed a rescue access law making it illegal for shelters to kill animals if rescue groups were willing to save them. The law has been an unqualified success. For an analysis of the law, click here.

That law has also resulted in significant taxpayer savings for municipalities. For an analysis, click here. A NYS survey showed that 71% of rescue groups have been turned away by a NYS shelter and killed the very animals they offer to save. The survey also showed that half have been the subject of retaliation for exposing neglect and abuse in shelters. For an analysis, click here.

Per capita spending on animal control does not determine the level of lifesaving. If communities want to save lives, they should focus on leadership and policies.

To read more about animal rights: http://www.rescue50.org/legislators.html


from this to this.. “Adopting just one Greyhound won’t change the world, but the world will surely change for that one Greyhound.”

Adopt one.. http://www.oregonhumane.org/index.asp?gclid=CPWYpemUq70CFcyTfgody1kAIw or http://www.homes4hounds.com/


Become a "On Call Angel". Red Rover will help you with the grant to save beloved pet lives all over the USA. You could be the answer to some ones prayers.                                                                                                   

  •  RedRover RedRover
  • When Joshua's dog Sarge was in need of surgery after an unfortunate accident, he was determined to get Sarge the care he needed. Joshua is a veteran who now depends on Sarge, a trained service dog and beloved companion. Unable to work due to injuries sustained in combat, Joshua did not have the funds to pay for Sarge's surgery, so he reached out to RedRover for help. With a donation from Karen, one of RedRover's On-Call Angels, Sarge was able to get the surgery he needed. You, too, can give the gift of lifesaving care by becoming an On-Call Angel.
  • Thousands of pet owners, Good Samaritans and caregivers turn to RedRover Relief each year, hoping we can help save their pets' lives. When you become an On-Call Angel, you are directly helping an animal like Sarge by providing a grant through RedRover.
  • Fill out the application:


  What’s the best way to help an invisible dog to be seen? ADOPT from a local shelter or rescue group!

It’s clear that we, as dog people, need to step up. When it’s time to add a canine to the family, we need to visit shelters and rescue groups and adopt, not buy. And we need to encourage our friends and family to do the same. It’s the responsible, feel-good choice.

Whatever you’re looking for in a pooch, you can find it at a rescue group or shelter. You’ll find dogs with tails and dogs without. Some with goofy expressions and some no-nonsense … short-haired, long-haired, no-haired, bearded, mohawked … chunky, skinny, muscled, svelte. You get the idea — no matter your style, there’s a dog who’s a perfect match for you.


Psychologist: Animal abusers often lack empathy


Help Teach Empathy for Animals! STOP Abuse Beatings Brutality Cruelty Fighting Suffering & Torture: Psychologist: Animal abusers often lack empathy.

"Clinical Psychologist and Mercer University Professor, Miranda Pratt , who has pets of her own, said animal abusers could be abused themselves or lack empathy. Towards the other. And in some cases it's an active sadism of getting pleasure from inflicting pain," said Pratt. She said it's important to teach empathy at a young age.

If a child killed or tortured an animal, whether it's a frog or dog, Pratt said help teach them it's wrong. One way could be exposing them to nature and showing them the value of life"  by Elise Brown

Center for Building a Culture of Empathy


Get Involved

DogsInDanger and its parent organization The Buddy Fund, Inc. are dedicated to goals loftier than the obvious and wonderful direct benefits of DogsInDanger.com. We hope to play a role in revolutionizing the relationship between humans and the companion animals we choose to share our lives with. To this end, we have created the PawerSquad, a dedicated list of professional volunteers that agree to help us in this noble endeavor.

Although the efforts of kindhearted individuals are always welcome, more than anything we need dedication and active help of professionals in certain disciplines. Do you have experience working in these fields?
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Political Affairs
  • Lobbying
  • Legal Affairs
  • Recruiting and Community Affairs
  • Fundraising
If so, then put your experience to work by giving voice to the voiceless, helping us change the animal landscape! Join our PawerSquad by sending your curriculum vitae (resume) in confidence to pawersquad@dogsindanger.com. We will get back to you shortly with how you can make a difference.
To see what they offer: http://www.dogsindanger.com/

Puppy Mill Dogs Need Good Homes

Hundreds of thousands of dogs suffer in puppy mills in this country. The dogs are prisoners of greed. They are locked in small cages. They freeze in the winter and swelter in the summer. The dogs never get out of their prisons. They are bred over and over again until they die. The only way to free them from the misery of these horrid puppy mills is to eliminate the demand for puppies by refusing to buy a puppy in a pet store and boycotting those pet stores that sell puppies. When people stop buying puppies in pet stores, the puppy mills will go out of business and the misery will end. The state and federal governments do not enforce the laws to protect the dogs. The commercial breeders and brokers have huge well-funded lobbying efforts. Please join this fight to free the prisoners of greed. The only person who is going to make a difference for the dogs suffering in puppy mills is you. You, the people, can free them from their puppy mill prisons.

You can view the movie about puppy mills called Prisoners of Greed by clicking here. It is a very large file so may take some time to download. Or get a Free CD from ihelppets.com      http://www.prisonersofgreed.org/

Animal Cruelty and Neglect

Cruelty laws punish everything from abandoning a dog to intentionally harming it.

Cruelty to animals is against the law everywhere in this country, but it wasn't always so. If you were to pick up a famous old treatise called Chitty's Criminal Law, blow the dust from its leather-bound pages, and look inside, you would search in vain for a crime of "cruelty to animals." It didn't exist in 1819, when Chitty wrote. Most states didn't pass anti-cruelty laws for another century.

Typical Anti-Cruelty Laws

Anti-cruelty laws usually punish several different kinds of conduct, ranging from abandoning a dog to neglecting it to intentionally harming it. Some states have only one or two broadly worded statutes that prohibit any kind of "inhumane" or "needlessly cruel" treatment. Others have several statutes: both a catch-all ban on cruel treatment and prohibitions of specific acts—for example, abandoning an animal, leaving it in a car without proper ventilation, or cropping its ears without anesthesia.

A broadly worded statute prohibits many kinds of cruelty, even though it doesn't list them specifically. Locking a dog in a car that overheats could be illegal under a catch-all statute that forbids cruelty to animals, even if there's no specific mention of that conduct in the statute.

Here's the Texas anti-cruelty statute, which combines the broad and the specific to cover nearly every kind of misconduct toward animals (there is a also a more specific and detailed statute outlawing dog fighting):

A person commits an offense [in Texas, a misdemeanor] if he intentionally or knowingly:

(1) tortures or seriously overworks an animal;

(2) fails unreasonably to provide necessary food, care, or shelter for an animal in his custody;

(3) abandons unreasonably an animal in his custody;

(4) transports or confines an animal in a cruel manner;

(5) kills, injures, or administers poison to an animal, other than cattle, horses, sheep, swine, or goats, belonging to another without legal authority or the owner's effective consent;

(6) causes one animal to fight with another; or

(7) uses a live animal as a lure in dog race training or in dog coursing on a racetrack. 

Dog-fighting statutes are almost always separate from general anti-cruelty laws, and carry their own stiff penalties.


Failing to provide an animal with the necessities of life is always illegal. A typical statute, for example, makes it a crime not to furnish "food, water, protection from the elements, or other care normal, usual and accepted for an animal's health and well-being." In California, those general rules apply, along with a specific prohibition on leaving an unattended animal tethered for more than three hours a day. (Cal. Health & Safety Code § 122335.) A separate statute requires that confined animals be given an adequate exercise area. (Cal. Penal Code § 597t.)  Some cities impose more detailed requirements. San Francisco, for example, has an ordinance requiring doghouses to be clean, dry, raised off the ground, and big enough for the dog to lie comfortably.

Whether or not a person accused of neglecting an animal will be convicted by a judge or jury depends, of course, on the circumstances and the evidence. But to convict someone of a crime, the state must prove guilt "beyond a reasonable doubt"—a tough standard to meet. For example, a District of Columbia man was arrested for failing to give his dog adequate shelter and protection from the weather. A physician had seen the dog, a German shepherd, tied by a three-foot chain on an open concrete back porch, on a January day when the temperature never got above 28 degrees. The owner was convicted, but an appeal court overturned the conviction because no one "experienced in the care of a dog of this type" had testified that the dog had been made to suffer. After all, said the court, it's common knowledge that some breeds of dogs can stay out in bitter cold with no ill effects. (Jordan v. United States, 269 A.2d 848 (D.C. App. 1970.)

Unless a statute requires that the neglect be malicious, it doesn't matter that someone accused of neglecting animals didn't intend to be cruel. Under most statutes, it is enough that someone knowingly neglected animals. For example, an Ohio farmer who left cattle to die because the market price of cattle dropped was convicted under a neglect statute. (State v. Hafle, 367 N.W.2d 1226 (Ohio App. 1977.)  Presumably, he didn't stop feeding them because he wanted them to suffer, but he did intentionally stop feeding them, and as a result, they suffered.

Some neglect statutes don't even require the conduct to be knowing. Under those statutes, if an animal is neglected because of someone's actions, that person is guilty, period. For example, a North Dakota law makes it a crime to deprive an animal of necessary food, water, or shelter. The prosecution is not required to prove that the person acted knowingly or willfully. (State v. Prociv, 417 N.W.2d 840 (N.D. 1988).) 

Malicious Cruelty

Malicious (intentionally mean) cruelty is punished more severely than other cruelty to animals—often by a  prison sentence and a fine that can run tens of thousands of dollars.

Conduct may be malicious even if it isn't particularly harmful. Take, for example, the case of the North Carolina man who grew so annoyed at his neighbor's cat (it threatened bluebirds and walked over his wife's car) that he set a live trap for it. He put red paint in the trap, so that when the cat was caught it was covered with paint from neck to tail. The paint was to identify the cat, he said. He was convicted of animal cruelty and fined $40. (National Law Journal, Aug. 15, 1988.) (The cat was fine after a couple of shampoos.)


You may have seen articles in your local newspaper about a house where animal control authorities have discovered large numbers of severely neglected dogs or cats. The owner, unaccountably, seems oblivious to the appalling filth and disease and remains convinced that he or she is actually a loving caretaker.

For years, this situation has been treated as an animal control problem—but of course, it's really a people problem. Hoarders see themselves as rescuers. They are commonly charged with violating animal cruelty laws, and may spend time in jail. But many of them go right back to their old habits when released unless they receive effective psychological treatment.

For more information on the pathological collecting of animals, see the Tufts University's Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium website.


Anyone who lives in the country, or even on the edge of town, knows that dog owners who have tired of their pets sometimes dump the unfortunate animals on deserted roads. In most places, that's illegal. New York law makes it a misdemeanor, with a penalty of up to one year's imprisonment, a $1,000 fine, or both.  Enforcing these laws, however, is extremely difficult. Just about all witnesses can do is report license plate numbers to police.

Confining a Dog in an Unventilated Car

Some states and cities specifically forbid confining a dog in a car without adequate ventilation. But even without a specific statute, this could constitute cruelty under a general anti-cruelty law.

Leaving a Dog Hit by Your Car

The law of several states (Pennsylvania, for one) specifically provides that a driver who hits a dog and knowingly doesn't stop to help it is guilty of a crime.  Again, this might be a crime under more general laws as well.

Cosmetic Cruelty: Cropping Ears and Tails

It is still the fashion, among those who breed and show certain kinds of dogs, to cut off part of the ears and tails of puppies. It’s outlawed in the United Kingdom, France, and many other countries, but legal in the United States. Massachusetts is the only state that makes it illegal to exhibit a dog with cropped ears, unless a veterinarian has certified that the cropping was reasonably necessary. (Mass. Gen. Laws Ann ch. 272 § 80B.) A violation can be punished by a fine up to $250. A bill to outlaw ear cropping was introduced in California in 2005, but opposition from purebred dog breeders stopped it in committee.

Some states (Connecticut, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and New York, for example) at least attempt to make the process less painful for the pups. They require ear-cropping to be done by a veterinarian, while the dog is under anesthesia. Penalties range from stiff in New York (a fine of $1,000, a year in prison, or both) to trivial in Connecticut ($50 for a first offense).

Cruelty in Pet Shops and Puppy Mills

Some states have special anti-cruelty laws for pet shops, where animals are sometimes treated as just more merchandise. California, for example, requires pet shops to provide animals with sanitary conditions, adequate space, heating, ventilation, and humane care. Violators can be punished by a fine of up to $1,000, 90 days in jail, or both. (Cal. Penal Code § 597L.) 

"Puppy mills," large-scale dog breeding operations that churn out puppies for pet shops across the country, may also be found in violation of local or state anti-cruelty laws or federal laws regulating interstate transport of animals. For example, in 1991 the owners of a Nevada puppy mill were convicted of animal abuse and cruelty (misdemeanors under Nevada law) and sentenced to 150 days in county jail. Neighbors had found 66 dogs, many of them pregnant, huddled in outdoor cages in subzero temperatures; 30 dogs were already dead.

An Exception to Anti-Cruelty Laws: Self-Defense

Even if an anti-cruelty law doesn't say so explicitly, it may not apply if the cruelty to the animal was inflicted for what, under the law, is considered a good reason. Many anti-cruelty laws excuse anyone who injures or kills a dog that is attacking a person or livestock.

It's not always clear when this exception applies. Take the Kansas statute: Does it protect a farmer who shoots one of three dogs that have just destroyed his children's Easter baskets, which were in the cab of his pickup truck, parked on his land? The Kansas Supreme Court said yes, ruling that "property" wasn't limited to "farm property." (State v. Jones, 625 P.2d 503 (Kan. 1981).)  Earlier, a New York court acquitted a man who shot a dog that frightened his children and attacked his own dog during a family picnic. (People v. Wicker, 357 N.Y.S.2d 5897 (Town Ct. 1974.)

A comparable Oklahoma statute did not, however, protect a man convicted of cruelty for shooting three hunting dogs as they chased a deer. He had left the dogs, wounded but still alive, on someone else's land. The law justified killing a dog that was chasing livestock, but not one chasing wildlife, the court ruled. The defendant "knew that he had hit the dogs and he was willing to let them drag themselves off and suffer and die," said the court. "The trial court felt that this was cruelty to animals, and we can but agree." (Laner v. State, 381 P.2d 905 (Okla. 1963).)



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The good news is that most of them go on to find the pet of their dreams – that perfect companion – and provide him or her a "forever home". But what about the pets left behind – those equally deserving companions who for some reason just weren’t a good lifestyle match? We've got good news for them, and you can help.

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This is why you care more about some animals than you care about humans

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 03:  A traveler pets a therapy dog named Donner inside Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport on December 3, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  The San Francisco SPCA and San Francisco International Airport joined forces to launch a new program called "Wag Brigade" that will have a team of certified therapy dogs that will patrol the airport's to help calm stressed travelers during the busy holiday travel season.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Following the death of my childhood pet—a black cat named Neo—I had an extended mourning period that included a lot of open weeping and melodramatic Instagram posts.We humans love animals. We house some of them in our homes, treating our pets like family. We stage funerals for those household pets—some places even offer cremation services specifically for animals, like this place in Whitman—and we also mourn the loss of creatures we never even saw in real life. We get indignant when animals are abused, talking about it passionately on social media. We react very strongly when animals are killed–sometimes even more strongly than we do when humans are killed.

How do we get so attached to animals?

A visitor pets a cat at the pop-up "Cat cafe", a cafe where patrons can interact and adopt cats, in New York, April 25, 2014. Cat Cafe, a pop up cafe which opened for only four days until April 27, 2014, allows visitors to have a coffee and interact with 21 cats and adopt one if they want. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Hal Herzog is a professor of psychology at Western Carolina University who analyzes humans’ interactions with animals. Speaking about household pets in particular, Herzog said said that people get attached to animals for a number of reasons, but that it’s mostly a combination of our biology and our need for affection. As for the biology: “When you touch and look at your pet, it makes your brain release chemicals that make you feel good,” Herzog said.

President Barack Obama crouches to greet his dog, Bo, outside the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, DC, 3-15-12.

As for the need for affection: That boils down to the fact that pets offer unconditional love (mostly). And unconditional love feels good. This partly explains why so many people–about 60 percent of households, according to the Humane Society of the United States–currently own pets in the U.S. But making us feel better can’t be the only reason animals have climbed up the social ranks to be nearly equal with other humans, which is something that Herzog said is definitely not culturally universal. Herzog said that while animals, especially dogs, are part of the lives of humans in many countries, they are not revered as family members in most other cultures. Americans have specifically come to idealize two animals–cats and dogs–more than any other.

Somewhere along the line, Westerners came to love certain animals so much that we allow them to sleep in our beds.

Herzog pointed to the influence of pet-centric media and advertising. The pet industry markets pets as desirable companions, loving creatures that will make you feel less lonely and make your life more satisfying. Herzog also noted the impact of animals’ portrayals in popular culture and how that might be related to our desire to own pets. “When I was a kid, we got a TV, and my favorite show was Lassie,” Herzog said. “And Lassie was Teddy’s best friend. And they treated him like a member of the family.”


Moreover, changing demographics are motivating people to get more and more pets, Herzog said. As the structure of the average American household continues to change, spaces are created that are easily occupied by animals. “American demographics have changed, and more people are living alone. People are getting married later, if they get married at all. They’re having fewer kids,” Herzog said. “People are more attached to their pets [because they’re filling a hole].” That all accounts for why we like them so much. But do we really like them more than human beings? Herzog doesn’t think so.

We only allow two types of animals to become family members: cats and dogs. Barring that, we don’t really develop deep, emotional bonds with animals (well, most of us don’t). Second in the hierarchy of critters-that-matter-to-people are what Herzog calls “charismatic megafauna,” or what he describes as “big, cool animals.” These are, he said, “giraffes, lions, orcas, dolphins, chimpanzees,” and the like. Lions like Cecil, the 13-year-old Southwest African Lion whose death in July sparked worldwide outrage.


Herzog said that Cecil had the right combination of positive characteristics to cause public outrage about animal cruelty. Not only did he fall into the category of beasts that we, as Americans, care about, he also had a few other things going for him: “Cecil wasn’t just any lion. He was really well-known,” Herzog said. “He was charismatic. There were pictures of him everywhere. Combine that with the fact that there was a clear, identifiable killer with a history of engaging animal cruelty, and Cecil’s death became the exact sort of thing we care about. “It was the perfect storm of how to get the whole world in a tizzy,” Herzog said of the circumstances surrounding Cecil’s death.

According to Herzog, any animal that doesn’t belong to one of two categories–household pets or adorable zoo animals–doesn’t matter to us as much. Just looking at America’s propensity to eat certain critters on the regular proves that we seriously prioritize the lives of some animals over others. “There’s a general principal in psychology called the collapse of compassion,” Herzog said. “This principle [says] that the bigger the tragedy, the less people care. So people don’t care that much about the slaughter of chickens and the treatment of cattle. What gets people going is pictures of the individual suffering of animals.”

Take, for instance, the death of a dog. It certainly doesn’t happen as frequently as the death of cows and chickens, and it doesn’t tend to happen en masse. The stories that spread like wildfire are ones about small, individual injustices, like when a dog was bound and shot in Key Largo, Florida, last year. Or, as Herzog pointed out (and wrote about in an op-ed for Wired magazine), a dog named Arfee from Idaho was shot by police officers in the summer of 2014.

Arfee’s death received more attention than the deaths of  42 million cows that are killed for human consumption each year. And it got even more media attention than the death of a pregnant Idaho woman who was shot by police officers on the exact same day. But still: Herzog is adamant that, overall, we don’t care about animals more than humans. “I just don’t think it’s true that we care about animals than people. When you look at the big picture, it’s just not true,” Herzog said.

“What we care about is individuals,” Herzog said. “Especially ones that are helpless.”

This was best demonstrated by a study out of Northeastern University that tracked people’s reactions to fake news stories about beatings that happened to either dogs, puppies, human adults, or human babies. According to the study, which was conducted by professors Jack Levin, an expert in violent crimes and mass murderers, and Arnold Arluke, a professor of sociology who studies the psychological and emotional link between animals and humans, “adult human crime victims receive less empathy than do child, puppy, and full grown dog victims.”

So it’s not the difference between human and animal–it’s the innocence of the victim.

Yusuf the kitten waits for adoption at the 'Best Friends' rescue shelter group at the inaugural CatConLa event in Los Angeles, California on June 7, 2015. The two day cat expo for cat people claims to be the first of its kind in North America and showcases everything to do with felines. AFP PHOTO/MARK RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

“Humans can speak for themselves, as a group, while animals are helpless,” Herzog said. “People are [sometimes] more interested in helping animals because animals can’t help themselves.” So there’s the reason you weep at the Sarah McLachlan commercials (the song doesn’t help), and why I cried for days after my cat died, and why we talk a lot about animals who were killed unfairly.

We don’t feel bad for them because they’re animals. We feel bad for them because, for the most part, they’re innocent.

With ASPCA Vehicle Donations, Your Used Car Can Help Save a Life

Vehicle Donations

As a non-profit organization, the ASPCA depends entirely on donations from kind-hearted people like you. However, we understand that traditional gift-giving may not fit in to everyone’s lifestyle or budget, which is why we want to tell you about another exciting way you can make a difference for animals: vehicle donations. That’s right! You can turn your old car, boat, truck or other vehicle into a charitable contribution for animals. It’s so easy, and all types of vehicles—in any condition or location—are accepted, whether they’re running or not. We spoke with one vehicle donor, Vickie, who was thrilled with the process. “I am an ASPCA supporter already, and I wanted to donate this vehicle to the ASPCA for all their work to help animals,” Vickie tells us. “The donation process was straightforward: I filled out the online donation form, sent in my signed title and they made arrangements to pick up my car.” Vickie’s vehicle was quickly sold and the profits were turned into resources to support our life-saving programs for animals in need.

The best part? Not only did Vickie make a major impact on the lives of abused, abandoned and neglected animals—she also received a tax deduction. The ASPCA can solve almost any title issues, and with more than 3,500 tow companies on our side, we can pick up vehicles anywhere in the country. “I am always touched by the stories of dogs being rescued from puppy mills and from dog fighting situations,” says Vickie. “I hope my donation will be helpful.”

To Vickie and the thousands of others who have donated their vehicle to the ASPCA, we and the animals we serve say thank you!

If you’re ready to donate your vehicle to the ASPCA, visit us online or call (877) 999-8322 to get started today!


hope and wellness foundation   The Heart of Rescue
The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused solely on rescuing abused and neglected animals. We rescue them, provide full rehabilitation services, and then work to find them their fur-ever families.

What makes us different from other rescues is that the animals we take in are not only shelter animals or strays. They are animals that have been beaten, kicked, shot, run over, used for gang initiations and have been waiting for the day that someone would come to save them.

Our other focus has recently been on rescuing dogs from the Asian Dog Meat Trade. From the slaughterhouses and torture chambers where the use of cruel and barbaric methods are practiced to kill dogs in order for their meat to taste better.

Our rescue is built into The PetStaurant, a natural food wellness company owned and operated by Nutritionist and Herbalist Marc Ching. Our organization is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, so all donations are fully tax deductible. Thank you for your help and support.



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About the Doris Day Animal League

What We Do

DDAL was founded in 1987 by Doris Day, one of the world's most-loved and most-honored women. DDAL activities can be summarized in four specific action programs:

  1. Development of national, state and local legislation that will minimize the inhumane treatment of animals,
  2. Petitions to the President asking for his support of protective legislation,
  3. Identification and support of innovative state initiatives that will reduce animal suffering,
  4. Networking with other animal protection groups to promote common goals.

Doris Day Animal League is a nonprofit, national, citizen's lobbying organization working to improve the humane treatment of animals. In September 2006 we merged with the Humane Society of the United States.


DDAL's campaigns are focused on federal legislation to protect animals.

Animal Testing

Since 1987, DDAL has been at the forefront of legislative and policy changes to promote non-animal and alternative tests.

Horse Protection

Most Americans are horrified to learn our horses are being slaughtered for dinner tables in Europe, and want the practice banned. Take action to help pass a federal ban on horse slaughter for human consumption. 

Puppy Mills

A "puppy mill" is a facility that continuously breeds female dogs, housing them and their puppies in deplorable conditions. Find out how you can help stop puppy mills.

Animal Friendly License Plates

When drivers purchase "animal friendly" license plates for their vehicles, money is set aside for spay/neuter funds. Find out if these special plates are available in your state.

Website: http://www.ddal.org/campaigns/ Contact us at (202) 452-1100 or via e-mail at info@ddal.org.

Here's 2 places that would benefit from your car donations

One Car Donated Makes a Difference for the The Humane Society of the United States

Across the United States, dogs are pitted against each other for entertainment and gambling. Donate a vehicle you're not using, and the One Car One Difference™ program will auction your donation vehicle for cash for The Humane Society of the United States. Proceeds will go to the End Dog fighting™ program to stop the violence that has victimized so many dogs, and to change people's attitudes and behaviors to confront animal cruelty.


Make a car donation today & help a charity of your choice.

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Vehicle Donation Form

To begin our no-hassle, no-cost, tax deductible process please follow the instructions below and complete the Vehicle Donation Form. If you have any questions you may click here, to review our Frequently Asked Questions or call us toll free at 1-877-227-7487.

Instructions: Fill in the form below and submit it to us. Within 2 business days, you will be contacted by the towing company who will pick up your Car, Boat, etc. at no cost to you. The tow company will provide you with a pickup receipt.  Remember, you must have a clear title to the vehicle in your possession to donate. If you do not have a title please contact us at 1-877-227-7487 and we will determine whether we can accept your donation.

To read more on what charities you would like to help: http://www.donationline.com/newvehicle_donation_form.shtml

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Help Homeless Animals be a Thrift Store Assistant

Lend a hand at one of our two thrift stores located in Salem. If you enjoy working with the public, pricing, and sorting through various donations and treasures then this is the place for you. Two... More >

Willamette Humane Society
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       Great for: Teens, 55+, single parents looking to share time with their children, and anyone else that would like to help.

VolunteerMatch:  Strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. Our popular service welcomes millions of visitors a year and has become the preferred internet recruiting tool for more than 75,000 nonprofit organizations. To volunteer in your area by zip code: http://www.volunteermatch.org/nonprofits/

And there are more ways YOU can help! Here are just a few:

  • Volunteer at your local animal shelter. Find your local pet shelter using PetFinder
  • Volunteer to read to children at your local library. Find your local library here
  • Donate grocery store gift cards to your local homeless shelter. Find your local homeless shelter!
  • Donate food to your local pet food pantry. Find your local pet food pantry here
  • Sponsor a child by participating in a holiday tree in your local mall or at a local school
  • See if your pet has what it takes to become a registered therapy animal, brightening the days of hospital patients, the elderly, and more. Click here

Together, let's celebrate National Volunteer Week all year 'round!

For the links to these websites: http://behumane.org/april-2014-newsletter/saluting-all-our-volunteers-during-national-volunteer-week

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GoodSearch and GoodShop

What if Willamette Humane Society or your favorite charity earned a donation every time you searched the Internet? Or how about if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support our cause? Well, now we can!

GoodSearch.com is a Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up!

GoodShop.com is a new online shopping mall which donates up to 30 percent of each purchase to your favorite cause! Hundreds of great stores including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, eBay, Macy’s and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you’ll be supporting your favorite cause.

And if you download the GoodSearch – Willamette Humane Society toolbar, we will earn money every time you shop and search online - even if you forget to go to GoodShop or GoodSearch first!

To get one and start donating: http://www.goodsearch.com/

Help these folks who give so much

About Us

Welcome to Animal Aid Unlimited, where animals are protected and revered. Animal Aid Unlimited is a US-based 501(c)3 charitable organization that runs a busy animal hospital and shelter in Udaipur, Rajasthan India, where ownerless street animals are rescued, healed, loved, and returned to the neighborhoods from where they came.

Nic Devi Lal In this website you will find amazing animals and dedicated volunteers from all over the world working together with Animal Aid’s staff who serve fallen angels with tenderness, respect, and joy.

Animal Aid’s purpose is to both bring relief to suffering animals, and to awaken compassion among people. Showing everyone a path for action is where we begin. http://www.animalaidunlimited.com/

Dogs Of Asia

I believe this is important due to the fact, this just does not have to be if we educate people while supporting Dogs Of Asia with our voices of NO MORE CRUELTY.

We are an independent group of dog owners who's aim is to educate and to alert breeders to what is going on in Asia and hopefully prevent further exports to such places. Please note that most people in Asia see dogs as an object not a domesticated animal and loyal companion.In many parts of China only one dog is allowed by the authorities and dogs over 14 inches at the withers are also excluded. If found they are often inhumanely killed.

If you'd like to help: www.DogsInAsia.com


UNITED is where we make a difference. We are all on the same side here trying to achieve one goal and that is to give these animals and causes a voice. What is important here is, it does not matter where people get their information from as long as it is accessible and there is a lot of it. The more information that is out there, the more people may be willing to get involved. The victory here is a win win situation. This website is Free, there isn't a membership and best of all it is non-profit. Thank you for all your love and support of these animals who need our voice so bad.

Disclaimer: The information is provided as a public service and is intended to be used as a reference. I make every effort to provide you with accurate and current information, this information is provided "as is" and contains no warranties, either expressed or implied. In no event shall I be liable for damages, arising from the use of this information. ** Fair Use Notice**  The information on this website is common public knowledge and accessible by everyone on the internet.

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