Friday, November 30, 2012

Nitro's Law!

The Nitro Law: making it a felony for animal abuse in Ohio.

By: N Gilbert



Nitro. A beautiful family owned Rottweiler. Nitro was taken to a K9 training facility that his family thought was legitimate. Here is his story:

Phoenix's Law!

County Lawmakers Urge NYS Legislature to Enact 'Phoenix's Law.'

By: N Gilbert



BUFFALO, NY (WKBW)- Following a brutal case of animal cruelty, the Erie County Legislature is calling on state lawmakers to enact 'Phoenix's Law'.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Shelter Carelessness

Dog euthanized within hour at shelter; now family grieves.

By: N Gilbert



For at least one local family, here’s a new twist on an old saying: If you love something, set it free. If it doesn’t come back – you probably took it to the Wake County Animal Center.
That was the experience of Danielle Miller and her young family when it came to their dog, Tucker.

Miller said she took Tucker to the shelter Nov. 14 to free it from their small apartment and so Tucker he could be “re-homed.” That’s animal shelter talk for adopted. But Miller changed her mind within an hour and went back to retrieve Tucker.

It was too late.

Tucker, a black German shepherd-Labrador mix, had already been put down, euthanized – oh, who are we kidding? KILLED – despite assurances that that was unlikely to occur.

Two weeks later, Miller is still distraught.

“When I took him in, they said ‘Ooh, he’s so beautiful’ and they’d try to re-home him,” she told me Wednesday. “I asked if there was any chance he’d be euthanized, and they said ‘Yes,’ but don’t worry. It’s not going to happen. I asked if it was OK to call back and check on him.”

Even as she drove away, Miller was tormented by her decision, she said. But so great was her love for the 2-year, 4-month-old dog that she knew Tucker would be better off with some place to stretch out and run.

Oh, Tucker had plenty of room to run, ears pinned back by the wind, tongue wagging, when Miller’s husband, Andy Sargent, was in the U.S. Marine Corps and stationed at Camp Lejeune. When he got out of the Corps, the family relocated to the Triangle. “It was much more affordable living” in Havelock, she said, “and we had a huge backyard where he could run and run.” But the family’s Apex apartment didn’t provide that luxury.

“We thought it would work here, but it didn’t,” she said.

It became obvious that the smaller surroundings weren’t good for him. “We read about the center’s adoption policy and thought it would be best” to let Tucker go someplace where he could roam.

‘Aggressive’ Tucker

Miller said she called back 15 minutes after driving away from the center and was told that everything was cool with Tucker. She got the same answer when she called back 30 minutes later, she said. Fifteen minutes after that, though, when she’d decided to bring Tucker home and find some new living arrangements, she got the news that devastated the family.

“I told them I was coming back to get him, and they said, ‘Don’t bother. He’s already dead.’ I said there must be some mistake.” The person on the other end, she said, assured her there was no mistake. “ ‘I’m looking at him. He’s dead,’ ” Miller said she was told.

Dr. Jennifer Federico, animal services director for the center, said the 45 minutes her staff gave for the “aggressive” Tucker to “chill out” was actually longer than usual. “We’re an extremely busy center. In the context of what we do every day, that’s about twice as long as usual.

“We’re not here to euthanize pets,” she said. “I’m a vet. I would much rather return pets to their family.”

The decision to euthanize Tucker was made, Federico said, after staff members tried to put a leash on the dog so it could be de-wormed and vaccinated. “We always tell people there’s a chance of euthanasia,” Federico said, citing space, health and temperament as possible reasons.

She said Tucker became aggressive with staff each time they tried to process him. Hence, the decision to euthanize was made.

“We want to give the animal every chance to be processed, but if they show any sign of aggression, we’re not allowed to adopt them out,” Federico said.

Miller was inconsolable. “I cried so hard,” she recalled. “I went there the next day and asked ‘How is this possible? How could you kill a loving pet within an hour?’ ”

Tucker “was so beautiful and peaceful, Miller said. “He never growled or bit. I can remember him barking only four times his entire life. We literally were concerned about his vocal chords at one point.”

But Federico said it’s impossible to predict how a dog will be at the shelter by how it behaves at home.

‘Unfortunate part’

“The really unfortunate part for Tucker,” Federico said, “ is that the front staff was putting a note in (the computer) that the owner was coming back for him, but the computer wasn’t updated. By the time Miss Miller got back, he’d already been euthanized.”

As a result of that incident, Federico said the center is now recommending that people who surrender a dog for adoption remain at the center until they’re sure the animal can be processed. If not, they can take it back home.

Whew. Up until now, I’d always thought the saddest dog story ever was the one contained within the song “Mr. Bojangles.” You know, where the dude:

“spoke through tears of 15 years how his dog and him traveled about.

“The dog up and died. He up and died. And after 20 years he still grieves.”

Tucker didn’t up and die. He was killed because of a slow-to-update computer or some other reason.

Whatever the reason, the Millers, too, still grieve.


Moral of the story here: NEVER believe that a shelter is telling you the complete truth unless you see it with your own eyes! RIP Tucker! Never forgotten and always loved!


Credits: http://www.carynews.com/2012/11/28/67268/saunders-within-an-hour-at-shelter.html

More Details in the Case of Trooper!

More has been revealed in the terror on little Trooper.

By: N Gilbert



New details on Trooper's case!!!
A pit bull puppy that was dragged behind a truck on Interstate 55 for a mile on Wednesday is recovering from severe injuries, Humane Society officials said today.

The 5-month-old dog, named Trooper by his medical team, has improved after five days in intensive care and veterinarians are "guardedly optimistic" about his chances.

“This puppy has experienced severe trauma and horrible injuries and his condition could change quickly,” said Dr. Mark Wright, the Humane Society’s director of shelter medicine, in a statement. “However, we are doing everything possible to support his recovery, reduce the chances for infection and keep him out of pain.”

At some point Wednesday morning, the puppy's leash became hooked on the trailer hitch of a Dodge pickup without the driver's knowledge. When the driver left a parking lot at Wilmington Avenue near I-55, the animal was pulled under a trailer already attached to the truck, investigators said.

The driver took the Bates Street on-ramp and traveled northbound one mile before another driver spotted the dog and flagged him down.

Investigators said the driver was distraught but cooperative. He did not recognize the dog or know how the 20-lb. animal became tethered to the truck. The dog had a blue collar and leash but no identifying tags or microchip.

The Humane Society of Missouri is offering a $2,500 reward for information on the incident. Investigators have received several tips but have not found the dog's owner. Anyone with information is asked to call the animal abuse hotline at 314-647-4400.

Toxic Toys!

New study shows dogs exposed to harmful chemicals from plastic toys.

By: N Gilbert



A new study has found that plastic pet toys, such as as bumper toys, which is a common device used to train retrieving dogs, readily leach the harmful chemicals bisphenol-A (BPA) and phtalates and could pose a health risk to dogs.

Scientists at the Texas Tech University revealed that dogs that chew and play with bumper toys (also called "dummies") may be exposing themselves to the chemicals.






In recent years, research in humans and rodents linked BPA and phthalates to a number of health issues including: hormonal fluctuations, decreased fertility, impaired development of reproductive organs and cancers.

Typically, BPA is found in polycarbonate plastic (often hard plastics and vinyl), including some water bottles, baby bottles, and in epoxy resins, which are used to line metal products including some canned foods. Phthalates are mainly used as plasticizers - substances added to plastics to increase their flexibility.

The substance was originally declared safe but recently, many health authorities worldwide reversed its position on BPA and phtalates. The United States, Canada and the European Union have banned some BPAs and phthalates in children’s toys, baby bottles and sippy cups. Consumer pressure has also resulted in many manufacturers discontinued using of the chemical additives in their products. However, there are still numerous products, including canned foods, which still use BPAs and phtalates.

Philip Smith, co-author of the study and a toxicologist at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech, became interested in chemical exposures from bumpers after using them to train his own Labrador Retrievers. "Some of the dogs are exposed to plastic bumpers from the time they are born until the day they die. We all want our pets to be healthy," Smith told Environmental Health News.





The study took orange and white bumpers and then measured how much BPA and phthalates leached from the plastic items into dishes filled with artificial dog saliva. Since simulated saliva was used, it is difficult to say how much actual leaching would occur in a dog's mouth.

The bumpers were also exposed to simulated chewing. Chewed bumpers leached more BPAs and phalates than those simply left outside to the elements for a period of time. Further studies would need to be done in order to begin to estimate actual exposure of the chemicals to a dog. However, scientists suspect that the levels of chemicals observed from the bumpers would be considered very high when compared with children's toys.

Researchers also tested pet toys sold through major retailers. Bumpers tended to leach higher concentrations than other toys, but preliminary test results showed that some store-bought toys might have leached other hormonally-active chemicals.

"A lot of plastic products are used for dogs, so to understand the potential for some of the chemicals to leach out from toys is a new and important area of research," said veterinarian Safdar Khan, senior director of toxicology research at the ASPCA's Poison Control Center in Illinois. Dr. Khan also pointed out that there may be other potential sources of environmental chemicals - such as house dust - that affect dogs, given they are much closer to the ground than humans.

Although more research needs to be done on the potential health risks for dogs exposed to BPA and phthalates Smith said that consumer education about potential risk seems warranted based on their data.

A number of popular dog toy manufacturers do have BPA and phtalate-free products available. They include: West Paw Design, Chewber, Planet Dog, Jolly Pets, Nylabone and Kong.


Credits: http://www.dogheirs.com/dogheirs/posts/2363-new-study-shows-dogs-exposed-to-harmful-chemicals-from-plastic-toys

Memphis: the drama is finally over!

Memphis & Coltenback: the saga is finally coming to an end.

By: N Gilbert



The months-long ordeal over the Bloomfield pit bull named Memphis may be coming to an end.


PHOTO COURTESY OF JEFF COLTENBACK
Bloomfield dog trainer Jeff Coltenback says an agreement is in the works for him to adopt the pit bull Memphis.

According to a statement from local dog trainer Jeff Coltenback, he and his wife Diana have reached a preliminary deal with the Bloomfield Board of Health.

"We are still ironing out the details," Coltenback said in the statement. "But, basically, once Memphis is deemed adoptable by his current caretaker, he will be adopted by Diana and me."

He stated an agreement would be up for resolution at the Bloomfield Board of Health meeting next month.

"I think the agreement [on the table] is putting it in writing what the boards' concern was from the beginning - adoptability and public safety," Karen Lore, director of the Bloomfield Health and Human Services Department, told Bloomfield Life on Wednesday. The issue was never who should adopt the dog once deemed adoptable, she added.

Memphis was held at the John A. Bukowski Shelter for Animals after being picked up as a stray in February. Officials deemed the dog "unadoptable" after an evaluation.

Coltenbacks were training the dog at home, but were asked to return Memphis after being accused of violating the contract for allegedly having the dog near children. The Coltenbacks denied that claim.

"Memphis was never at risk," Lore said of the dog's fate in shelter care.

Township officials said Memphis was moved to South Dakota for additional training and because of threats toward the shelter.

Lore said Wednesday that a rescue ground transporter carried Memphis to the Midwest through donations from the town's volunteer Neighbor to Neighbor Network. Lore did not know how much it cost.

Karen Lore, President of the Neighbor-to-Neighbor Network and Acting Director of Health and Human Services.



"I'm grateful to the NTNN support committee for assisting us in the rehabilitation, and also the rescue group that came forward on behalf of Memphis," Lore said.

Coltenback said the Board of Health attorney Ronald Ricci approved his statement.

"I'd like to thank the Board of Health for their willingness to work with us," Coltenback stated. "I'd especially like to thank all of the Memphis supporters. Your continued support throughout this is appreciated beyond words. I think this is a great start to the healing process for everyone involved and for the Township of Bloomfield as a community."

Pet adoptions

The animal shelter is running a holiday promotion for the adoption of other cats and dogs, Lore said.

Home for the Holidays runs until the end of the year. The animals are spayed or neutered, and there is a "minimum fee, if anything" to adopt.

The attention of Memphis has hurt the shelter, Lore said, saying donations are down.

"There's been a lot of attention placed on Memphis, but there are a lot of other animals there," she said. "Some of our older animals have been in the shelter for a longer period of time.

"Our goal is to get them into homes with the right families," she said.


Credits: http://www.northjersey.com/news/181249251_Dog_trainer__Bloomfield_pit_bull_ordeal_being_resolved.html

Dog Protected

Woman's dog protected from domestic violence by restraining order.

By: N Gilbert




For the first time in Massachusetts state history, a dog has been covered by a restraining order to protect him from domestic violence. The dog's owner was granted a restraining order in Plymouth District Court against her violent ex-boyfriend that covers her, her child and her 6-year-old Labrador mix named Panzer.

The 38-year-old Marshfield woman feared for the safety of her family and sought help from a woman's resource centre. She told domestic violence advocates that she feared that her boyfriend might try to take the dog, and she stated that he had already kicked and dragged the dog in the past. Marshfield Animal Control officer Deni Michele Goldman was alerted to the situation and arrangements were made to protect the family.

The restraining order was filed in September, just weeks after Governor Deval Patrick signed an animal protection bill that created a safety net for pets caught in domestic violence situations.

The dog is now in safekeeping at an undisclosed foster family under the care of Marshfield Animal Control. Officer Goldman  told the Taunton Daily Gazette, "This new law allows a judge to award the possession of an animal to the victim and to prohibit the accused from abusing, threatening or taking the pet," she said. "This was really good timing."

Goldman said that that more than 70% of abused women report that their batterers have threatened to hurt or kill their pets and have tried to used such threats to coerce battered women into staying or refraining from calling police.

The woman and her 2-year-old son are now staying at a domestic violence shelter out-of-state. Officer Goldman is in touch with Panzer's owner regularly and says that once the woman and her son are settled in a safe place she will be reunited with Panzer.


As the owner of a pet who was also around domestic violence, I can't stress this enough that if you're with someone who is violent, physical or verbal or both, PLEASE consider the feelings of your beloved pet. They see what's going on and they feel the tension. I myself was in a violent relationship and my dog is still somewhat skiddish around people that are yelling. So for yourself and for the sake of your pet, get out of there immediately. Trust me, it will only get worse!




Florida Dog Fighters: Busted!

Dog fighting ring operating for decades busted by authorities in Florida.

By: O Jefferson


Rudolf was rescued from a dog fighting ring that had been operating for decades and was closed down by authorities in Hillsborough County, Florida.





A dog fighting operation, which appears to have been operating for decades, has been closed down by Hillsborough County authorities in Seffner, Florida after they received an anonymous tip.

Upon arriving at the large and remote property yesterday, they discovered one of the largest dog fighting rings they have seen in years. Although 7 dogs were rescued from the property, authorities expect to find hundreds of bodies on the property after one of two men arrested confessed.
One of the dogs rescued from the dog fighting ring receiving medical care.


"The individual there actually admitted to us that he has been fighting dogs out there for 20 years and jokingly said we were walking on a graveyard," said Sgt. Pam Perry, investigations manager for Hillsborough County Animal Services.

Authorities report the property had the stench of death and that it was clearly set up for dog fighting. They found a blood-stained pit, paraphanalia, mounds of earth, and other grisly evidence. "There was also a chain with a collar and as you reached the end of that chain with the collar and looked up to a mound there was a jaw and a skull of a dog," said Sgt. Perry.

The isolation of the property meant that neighbors a quarter of a mile away would likely not heard dogs barking or known of its existence. Neighbors expressed shock at learning of the dog fighting operation.

But someone knew enough to tell animal control that dogs were injured and not being properly treated, which lead investigators to the home at 6846 Stark Road.

The two suspects arrested were identified as 55-year-old Vannie Franklin and his nephew 41-year-old Russell Franklin. Both are facing a slew of felony charges including dog fighting, possession of animals used for dog fighting, animal cruelty, improper confinement, possession of marijuana, and possession of firearms by a convicted felon.


Six of the dogs rescued are pitbulls, and one black Labrador mix. Sgt. Perry could not say if all the dogs would survive their injuries, but one named Rudolf appears to have fresh gashes and wounds. His nose raw and red, Sgt. Perry hopes he will find a loving home. "They deserve to live the rest of their life in luxury," said Sgt. Perry of the rescued dogs. "Because they were living in a kill zone."



Hillsborough Animal Services recently found a dog buried to her neck and shot twice in the head. The search for a suspect in that case continues.

If anyone has with information about suspected animal cruelty in Hillsborough County, they can contact Animal Services at (813) 744-5660 or can call Crimestoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.

The Humane Society of the United States also has a nationwide tip line to report suspected dog fighting at 1-877-TIP-HSUS and offers rewards for tips that lead to prosecution.


Credits & Videos: http://www.dogheirs.com/tamara/posts/2358-dog-fighting-ring-operating-for-decades-busted-by-authorities-in-florida

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mission: RESCUE!

Man on a mission to rescue abandoned dog waiting for his owners to return.

By: N Gilbert



A man in a small town in Cuba, Illinois is on a mission to rescue an abandoned dog before winter. He is hoping to enlist members in the community to help him bring the dog in safely.

Brian Anderson first saw the homeless foxhound around two months ago. The healthy-looking dog is wearing a collar and appears to have had an owner at one time. He goes regularly to the northwest edge of town looking for his owner to return. Brian says the roadway where the dog goes – the Country Mile – is notorious for people dumping animals.

Over the past few months, a few homes have been regularly leaving food out for the dog so he gets fed. Locals have nicknamed the dog "Dave", after the Dave Matthews Band and their song Save Me which has the lyrics "Save me, save me/Stranger, if you please/Or am I too far gone/to get back home".

Dave has established a regular morning routine and has a place he sleeps. However, he won't let anyone go near him. He also is quite wiley and has managed to evade capture by net and live traps and tranquilizer. "No luck yet, but we haven't given up on him," Brian told PJ Star. "It's unusual to have one this elusive."

With winter fast approaching, Brian is offering a $200 reward for help in saving the dog and would appreciate any information or support from people in the neighborhood who see the dog or are helping to feed Dave. Brian can be reached at his work number is 647-4861 and cell phone at 224-1195.

If Dave is successfully caught, Brian has several people who will offer Dave a permanent home.

Credits: http://www.dogheirs.com/elleng/posts/2352-man-on-a-mission-to-rescue-abandoned-dog-waiting-for-his-owners-to-return

Beastiality Be Gone!

Germany Moves to Ban Bestiality: Finally!

By: N Gilbert


BERLIN November 28, 2012 (AP)


A German lawmaker says Parliament is close to passing a law explicitly banning bestiality after animal rights groups and tabloid newspapers pushed for existing legislation to be clarified.

Max Lehmer, a lawmaker with Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition, said Wednesday after a meeting of Parliament's agriculture committee that the ban would make sex with animals punishable with a fine. A vote is expected in December.

Politicians took up the issue after it became clear a law banning cruelty to animals was not specific enough to prohibit the practice explicitly.

Berlin tabloid BZ started the debate in October, featuring a front-page photo of a man holding his dog with the headline "we call it sodomy, he calls it love."

Top-selling Bild, from the same publisher, then took up the cause.

Beastiality should be banned GLOBALLY! There is absolutely NO excuse for having sex with animals. It's disgusting, morally wrong, and a HORRID experience for the animal who suffers through it! And, historically speaking, that is after all how Syphilis got around!

Credits: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/germany-moves-ban-bestiality-17825330#.ULaJNKzAdkB

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Loyalty and Heroism Combined!

Loyal dog saves life of 87-year-old owner trapped in woods for two freezing nights.

By: N Gilbert



An 87-year-old man has his loyal dog to thank for being rescued, after spending two nights in a dense forest in near freezing temperatures.

Ray Grumbach is a tough, former logger who knows the outdoors well. Every Saturday, Ray goes walking in the woods near his home with his dog Chief. But while out for his walk this week, he fell and was unable to get back up. Chief stuck by his side and kept him warm for the next two nights as temperatures dipped below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celcius) and Ray fought to stay alive.

Search and Rescue sent out a helicopter, ATVs, horses and dozens of rescuers near Horne Lake on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada to find the elderly man. Ray's grandson ended up finding him. The grandson joined searchers and Chief recognized Ray's grandson's voice as he called out for his grandfather. The heroic dog ran to the grandson’s side and lead him and group of friends on a very obscure trail directly to Ray's side.








Ray was carried out on stretcher and Chief never let Ray out of her sight. Ray is being treated for hypothermia and exposure at Nanaimo hospital and will be released shortly, no doubt to the delight of Chief.




Warrior Puppy!

Xena: what a powerful pup!

By: O Jefferson


  XENA WARRIOR PUPPY

"On 09/15/2012, Xena came into Dekalb Animal Services in Georgia as a stray after someone called regarding a stray puppy found in their yard. An officer picked up the puppy and arrived at the shelter around closing time with this girl. We gave her fluids and nutrical, and a wonderful volunteer took her home. She rushed Xena to her vet & by that time, the little miracle had already perked up. If an owner can be located, cruelty charges will be pursued. In any case, Xena is now safe and we hope that she continues to improve with TLC." Via Xena the Warrior Puppy Facebook Page.


 Another horrific case of abuse with a happy ending! Xena remains in the loving care of a foster who belongs to the Dekalb Animal Services in Georgia where every day she continues to get better and better. If you have any information regarding the abuse on little Xena, please contact Dekalb Animal Services. For donations or information, please go to this link: www.friendsofdekalbanimals.org.

Terror Shelter!

Maricopa Torture Chamber: why in the world are they still in business?

By: N Gilbert

 
Maricopa County Animal Shelter, Phoenix, Arizona.

Everyone that cross-posts has more than likely seen the image to the right of this poor little Chihuahua, Angel. The story begins when shelter employees were euthanizing certain animals that day. This little pup being one of them. When this photo surfaced, Facebook users were outraged, including ourselves. We all tried to get answers. Some got hung up on, told off, and some just got no answers at all. When people finally got through to this shelter, employees told them that they felt "in fear for their lives" due to the aggression from this dog. Now, let's face facts here...a Chihuahua this size couldn't weigh anymore than around 10 pounds. This dog was no ravenous mountain lion getting ready to sink it's teeth into it's prey. This was a scared little being that knew its fate. Unfortunately, she didn't survive due to the shelter using a heart stick (Intracardial injections, commonly know as heart sticks, is a rather inhumane way to euthanize an animal that is not comatose(or nearly comatose) or heavily sedated. A needle and syringe containing sodium pentobarbital is passed through the chest wall and several layers of muscle into the heart. However on an animal that isn't sedated or comatose this is hard to do because the body is in constant motion. It's not uncommon for the person administering the injection to miss and accidentally puncture the lungs causing them to fill up with fluid. This is a VERY painful way to die!) on her just moments after being strangled with a choking catch pole (as seen above). 
Sad thing is, Maricopa ACC is known for the lack of care and abuse they have conducted on their shelter animals. 

Pictured here is another adorable Chihuahua that was obviously abused. According to the Facebook page "STOP the Abuse at Maricopa County Animal Control," "This dog was considered an obvious "Urgent" as his eye was bleeding, yet he was left sitting in his cell at MCACC with no treatment...no help whatsoever. He sat there for days with his eye like this. When one particular volunteer saw him, and finally got him help, his eye was starting to dry up/disintegrate . It is only when a rescue was notified, that he was given treatment. This is, once again, inhumane to let a dog suffer in this condition, with nothing. No help at all. This is complete neglect of an animal."

Furthermore in conclusion, Animal Activists are currently holding an event on Facebook to hold MCACC accountable for the neglect and abuse that goes on in their shelter. Abuse SHOULD NOT be tolerated in ANY way and it's appalling that a so called "animal shelter" would even allow such a thing. For more information regarding the public event to protest against MCACC, please visit the link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/560597270623253/. The protest will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm MST, the location is:
MCACC EAST - 2630 West 8th Street
Mesa, AZ 85201.


Please show your support to the people who set up the page on Facebook against this horrible facility
at STOP the Abuse at Maricopa County Animal Control

Remember, we are their voices. Make a difference in the lives of a helpless animal today!

Sledding Tragedy!

No prison time for man who killed 50 sled dogs

By: O Jefferson

VANCOUVER, B.C. — A man who pleaded guilty in the slaughter of dozens of sled dogs in British Columbia will not spend time in prison, a judge has ruled. 


Provincial Court Judge Steve Merrick concluded Thursday that Robert Fawcett had the "best interests" of the dogs at heart when he culled the pack near Whistler after a business slump following the 2010 Olympics.
The devastating aftermath of the April 2010 killing was outlined in court by Fawcett's lawyer, who described how hard it was for his client to listen to details of the slaying of his beloved animals.
Fawcett, 40, earlier pleaded guilty to one count of causing unnecessary pain and suffering to animals. That count relates to the deaths of nine dogs. More than 50 were exhumed from a mass grave in 2011 as part of a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals investigation. The court was told most of the dogs didn't suffer.
The judge gave Fawcett three years' probation, 200 hours of community service and a $1,500 fine. He can't work in the sled-dog industry or make decisions about euthanizing animals.


The court was told that Fawcett felt forced into the decision when the owners of Howling Dog Tours put an "absolute freeze" on spending, except for food and a bare minimum of labor.
Fawcett was watching the dogs' conditions deteriorate to a point they were fighting and killing each other.
"He accepted the burden because he felt he could do it compassionately, and he did not want that burden placed on anyone else," said defense lawyer Greg Diamond.
The defense supplied 30 character references to the judge who described Fawcett's "admirable dedication" to the dogs.
Diamond said his client has become an "international pariah," partly due to intense media scrutiny.
He said his client has attempted suicide, has tattooed a ring of dogs around his arm to remember their lives, and still shudders when he hears a dog bark.
Diamond said the one "silver lining" that has resulted was legislative reform giving British Columbia some of the toughest animal-cruelty laws in Canada.
Government prosecutor Nicole Gregoire said Fawcett has received death threats, had a mental breakdown that sent him to an institution for two months, and even saw his young children and wife forced into hiding.
The case became public in January 2011 after a workers' compensation claim for post-traumatic stress disorder was leaked.
Gregoire said questions remain about how someone who was caring and had a record of high standards could inflict pain on animals.
She pointed to a psychological assessment, noting the psychiatrist found Fawcett likely had experienced "high levels of distress" leading up to the cull, and likely had disassociated his emotions during the event itself.


Our thoughts? Utter BS!

Credits: http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2019752613_sleddogs24.html#.ULQHERWQ4-Y.facebook

Monday, November 26, 2012

Stolen Puppy in Peril!

Poor Puppy: stolen pup thrown into a ravine survives!

By: N Gilbert




Osage Beach, Missouri


A puppy who was stolen from a store and then thrown down a ravine by the thieves, was saved by a police officer on Friday afternoon.

Police responded to a call of a pet store in Osage Beach, Missouri who said a young man and a woman had taken a tiny 2-month-old 3 pound Miniature Pinscher. Quick-thinking witnesses followed the couple and managed to take down the license plate number of their black Jeep Cherokee.

Shortly after, a police officer spotted the suspect's car in a Walmart parking lot a block away and confronted the couple. They told officers they had dumped the puppy in a ravine behind the Osage Beach Premium Outlet Mall.

Sgt. Schwenn went looking for the puppy and searched for nearly 2 hours in the ravine until he heard the puppy whimpering. He found her shivering and happy to see him. Sgt. Schwenn said it was sheer luck that the puppy was found, as she would not have survived the night because temperatures were only 37 degrees Fahrenheit and getting colder.

Both suspects were arrested and the 19-year-old man was charged with felony stealing of an animal and the girl, 16, has charges pending.

Credit: http://www.dogheirs.com/tamara/posts/2344-determined-police-officer-rescues-stolen-miniature-pinscher-puppy-from-ravine

Animal Rescuers Gone BAD!

So Called Animal Rescuers Committing Abuse!

By: O Jefferson






Operators of a purported animal rescue shelter arrested
Pine Knot, KY (US)


7 dogs found dead, 5 on a burn piled, one puppy on burn pile alive but couldn't lift head, dead dog found that other dogs who were starving were eating. All at Little Angels Rescue in Kentucky.

Tina E. Jones, 36, and Jason Jay Greenfield, 34, both of the Pine Knot, were lodged in the McCreary County Detention Center after authorities served the couple with arrest warrants stemming from an inspection of the Heaven's Little Angels Rescue located at 122 Cherry Lane.

McCreary County Animal Control Officer Milford Creekmore II sought the warrants after he and Judge-Executive Doug Stephens visited the property on Wednesday. Both men had received an increasing number of calls regarding the shelter over the last two weeks.

Judge Stephens said that one of the complaints involved Jones feeding pennies to the dogs as a way to de-worm them.

Stephens says Jones had called him earlier this week asking about requirements to set up a shelter. Yet on the animal shelter.org web site, it is claimed that "Heavens Little Angels" is just that. Stephens says the establishment had not acquired the proper credentials from the Secretary of State.

While Jones was either not at home or did not come to the door at the time of the inspection Wednesday, Creekmore and Stephens witnessed outside the home several ill dogs, animal waste and even carcasses on a burn pile.

"A total of 7 dead dogs, 5 on a burn pile. There was one pup that was barely alive that couldn't raise its head also on the burn pile," said McCreary County Judge-Executive Doug Stephens.

"A small dog looked like it had been dead several days that was being eaten by several other dogs," Stephens says of the grotesque scene.

As Creekmore's authority is limited to issuing citations, he and Judge Stephens presented County Attorney Michele Wilson Jones with the information needed to obtain the arrest warrants.

The men returned the following afternoon accompanied by McCreary County Sheriff Gus Skinner, Kentucky State Police Trooper Phillip Hayes, Lake Cumberland District Health Department inspector Jarrod Simpson, McCreary County Emergency Management/911 Director Rudy Young, Deputy Judge-Executive Andrew Powell and County Maintenance Supervisor Jake Helton.

As Jones and Greenfield were taken into custody, the group was able to see that conditions inside the residence were as bad if not worse than out in the yard. Animal waste reportedly obstructed the trailer's air vents.

"It couldn't have been healthy for the people or the animals," Stephens said.

Authorities collected a total of 29 dogs and two cats. With Creekmore's vehicle filled to capacity, the Whitley County Animal Control Office assisted in transporting the animals to the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter in Rockholds for assessment. McCreary County does not have its own public shelter.

Jones and Greenfield were lodged in the McCreary County Detention Center on charges of second-degree Cruelty to Animals, which is classified under Kentucky Revised Statutes as a Class A Misdemeanor. A trial date has been scheduled for March 7 in McCreary County District Court.

Meanwhile, Judge Stephens said he would consult with County Attorney Wilson Jones to draft an ordinance expanding the scope of McCreary County Animal Control. "Our purpose is not to harass the public but we need to prevent issues like this from happening again," the judge said.

At press time Jones had been released while Greenfield remained lodged under a $7,500 bond.

Read more: Operators of a purported animal rescue shelter arrested - Pine Knot, KY | Pet-Abuse.Com Animal Cruelty Database http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/19336/KY/US/#ixzz2DMqfqQG9

Trooper's Troubles!

Tethered Trooper: how this poor pup survived a moment of terror!

Posted By: N Gilbert







Trooper - NOW!

UPDATE 7/3/13 --

Via Team Trooper:

Hi All! Trooper is still undergoing treatments, including laser therapy. He enjoys time in his foster home and he loves coming to HSMO to "work" and receive his veterinary care. We will continue keep his wonderful fans and supporters informed of the happenings in his life. Thanks for all the love! Follow Trooper's road to recovery on his very own Facebook page! ♥TEAM TROOPER

The Lennox Legacy!

Forever Lennox: how we can help to keep dogs safe from BSL!

By: N Gilbert


We all remember the tragedy of Lennox and Belfast. Just 4 months ago, the world lost a beloved pet due to BSL (Breed Specific Legislation). Lennox, a 7 year old American Bulldog/Labrador Retriever mix was wrongfully taken away from his beloved family due to "looking" like a Pit Bull. He was then seized from his home and taken to a horrible place where he was kept there for the next 2 years. Alone. Starving for affection. Without his family. Eventually, Lennox was euthanized. The family STILL has not received his collar that they were promised from BCC (Belfast City Council).

And with all this hogwash about Lennox "looking" like a Pit Bull, there is yet another dog, in the USA, who is currently under the same type of attacks. Read more about Memphis here.

BSL is currently running rampant throughout the world. We all NEED to form together and overrule this ridiculous legislation. Currently in Miami, FL., you can own a Tiger (yes, a WILD Tiger) but you CANNOT own a Pit Bull. Why? Because of a stereotype. Thanks to people like Michael Vick and all of his minions, people now think that Pit Bulls are some type of 4 legged monster. I am asking you today, to sign whatever petition you see about BANNING and STOPPING BSL! Don't let this breed die because of a careless stereotype!

For more info on Lennox, please visit: http://www.savelennox.co.uk/

Beautiful Mack!

Mack: what a beauty!

Posted By: N Gilbert


Mack



BENNETTSVILLE, SC
Beautiful Mack is a two year old Dalmatian / Pit Mix that was intentionally dragged behind a truck.  Two maintenance workers at Clio Country Club saw a pick-up truck drive up next to the Club with a dog being dragged behind by a chain.  A man got out of the pick-up, cut the dog loose and Mack ran onto the golf course.  Workers went and found the dog and brought him to the Humane Society of Marlboro County.  I can’t even imagine the horror of seeing a dog being dragged the way he was.  Sweet Mack is not a big dog and only weighs 40 lbs.  Based on the way his pads had been worn down, it appeared he had run as long as he could until he fell over and was then dragged. Mack was in terrible shape and was taken to the vet but needed someone to step up for him or he would have been put down.  The authorities were contacted but no one has been charged with the  horrible abuse that was done to him.  As you can imagine, Mack is terribly shy.  He is petrified of someone hurting him again.  Over the last two weeks we have had him, he has begun to relax and trust us but still has a long way to go.  The skin on his rear leg and some of his toes was degloved and torn away.  We have had to keep him in a very sterile environment to prevent more infection from setting in.  Every day we have had to do minor surgery to remove all of the dead tissue, so new tissue can form.  Wounds heal from the inside out.  All dead tissue must be removed daily or infection will set in.  Our sweet boy was loaded with parasites on top of everything else and is also heartworm positive.  I don’t need to tell you how rotten he has been feeling.  We have his pain under control and he is comfortable.  While he is healing, we are pre-treating him for his full heartworm treatment in a couple of weeks.  How anyone could do this to a defenseless animal is beyond me.  This person intentionally dragged him behind his truck.  It wasn’t like he tied the dog to the bumper and then forgot he was there.    There is no excuse for the inhumane treatment of any animal.   Sweet Mack is a very distinct looking dog.  If anyone recognizes him, please, let us know immediately so we can let the authorities know.  Once Mack has healed, he will make a wonderful member of the family.  Time and love will heal his broken heart and his wounds.  He is getting as much as he needs of both.


Please, help us help him by donating.
Noah's Arks Rescue is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.

Contact is:
NoahsArksRescue@mac.com
4084 Spring Island
Okatie, SC  29909

Credits: http://www.noahs-arks.net/RESCUE/MACK.html

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Justice For Phoenix!

Phoenix: the puppy who survived torture and terror!

By: N Gilbert







19-year-old Adell Zeigler and 17-year-old Diondre Brown, of Buffalo New York, were in court Wednesday, November 14, 2012 and are charged with felony-aggravated cruelty to animals. Zeigler and Brown burned an innocent 16-week old puppy named “Phoenix”.

A horrified woman had called the police after seeing something burning and realized it was a puppy. The suffering puppy, now named Phoenix, was found on Herman Street and was still burning.

Zeigler and Brown admitted to holding the helpless, frightened puppy three feet in the air, dousing him with lighter fluid and setting him on fire.

Phoenix, who staff at Buffalo Small Animal Hospital call a “trooper”, has recently “underwent his first of many surgeries to help repair the damage from extensive burns over his entire body. Veterinarians say 60% of his ears have been amputated and several more skin grafts are necessary. It's also still unclear if they will have to amputate one of his hind legs”. Dr. Rebecca Wagner, states, "He improves daily. He's doing quite well and he's taken everything in good strides."

The police were unable to locate the abusers until a break came in from a tip that lead to the arrest of Zeigler and Brown. Both men could face up to one-and-one-third to four years in prison.

Video Courtesy: WIVB.com 4 News

For more information: http://www.wkbw.com/video/Buffalo-Teens-Allegedly-Confess-to-Burning-Puppy-179383831.html

http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/crime/Teens-face-judge-in-puppy-burning-case

http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/crime/police-make-progress-on-burned-dog-case



Phoenix's abusers tortured him in the weeks before they set him on fire!
The charges stated that the two teenagers “did torture a Jack Russell terrier” while in the lower apartment of a home on Herman Street “by means of punching, kicking and throwing the puppy against the walls of the apartment.” When they doused it with lighter fluid, they both laughed, Zeigler told Militello and Sanford.

Asked by The News why his uncle told police Brown was responsible for setting the dog on fire, Brown said, “Because he’s already got felony [convictions] and doesn’t want that kind of [prison] time on him.”

In trying to come up with a motive, the detectives stated in their complaint that the two teens were involved in some kind of disagreement with the dog’s owner, who lived on the second floor of the drug house, and that they decided to get even with him by burning the dog. Brown denied that.

The puppy, named “Phoenix,” continues to make progress in its recovery, Dr. Miguel Diaz, a veterinarian at Buffalo Small Animal Hospital, said Monday. A decision will probably be made next week, Diaz said, on when to perform another skin graft. More than 50 percent of the dog’s body was burned in the attack.

Zeigler was released July 6 from a juvenile detention center in Otisville and directed by state parole officials to report to Grace House, a complex of homes on the 1900 block of Bailey Avenue for ex-convicts. But when he arrived he refused to cooperate and immediately left, according to the Rev. Terry J. King, executive director of Saving Grace Ministries, which operates the residence.

Animal abuse WILL NOT and SHOULD NOT be tolerated in ANY form!


Please sign and share the petition below:
http://www.change.org/petitions/honorable-city-court-judge-debra-givens-justice-for-burned-puppy-phoenix-2

See Phoenix's daily recovery from the wonderful people taking care of him at the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter:
https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofCBAS

Stop the Eating in Korea!

Dog Meat: stop the barbaric dog meat trade in South Korea!

By: N Gilbert






A firsthand account of the South Korean Dog and Cat Industry


The $2 billion dollar-a-year South Korean dog and cat meat industry, which extinguishes the lives of approximately two and a half million dogs a year for meat or gaesoju, a dog wine or broth, and thousands of despised and doomed cats for so-called “health” tonics or goyangyeesoju, and soup, operates in a sordid and illicit world where farmers and butchers kill with frightening impunity in the most abominable fashion. Dogs are killed with high-voltage electronic rods (220 volt electrocution to the mouth which does not kill immediately), hanging, or even beating the dog to death at the request of customers who believe that the meat is more tender and tastier the greater the dog suffers (one of the most pernicious of myths) and that the medicinal properties are enhanced. They are most often killed within sight of their cage mates. They are then thrown into a tub of boiling water, often still alive, and then into a rotating drum for the removal of their fur, and finally blow torched. At Moran Market, South Korea’s largest open air-market for dog meat, dog carcasses are on display next to the cages of live dogs. If sales are slow, dogs will remain caged for days or even weeks.

Cats are thrown into boiling water while alive. At the farms, dogs are fed germ-infested, rotting, and fermented human leftovers, a health risk to both the dogs and those who eat them. In South Korea, dogs and cats’ lives are short and ferociously heartless until they tremble no more at the hands of their slaughterers as cage mates look on.

In S. Korea, farmed dogs live for less than a year, often raised in ‘over the ground’ cages. Although these cages are designed so waste can drain away, in reality they are rarely cleaned, resulting in a filthy build-up.

The dogs are usually fed on scraps from neighboring restaurants or – as a WSPA-funded report discovered – even on other dogs, risking the spread of disease. Fighting over the meager food supply causes aggression and injury. The future holds nothing but hours or even days crammed in a small wire transport cage with up to 12 other dogs, heading to market.

According to a groundbreaking television program, with an undercover team of reporters, that aired in South Korea, in 2011, called “South Korea’s Dangerous Health Food—Inconvenient Truth About Dog Meat,” the undercover team spoke with South Korean physician, Dr. Oh, who said that eating dog meat could be hazardous to your health. “These dogs are not fed standard diet appropriate for dogs. Therefore, poisonous substances from these dogs can be contagious to humans. And when these chemicals accumulated in our body, it can cause very serious health problems. Dog meat that is contaminated with germs such as Salmonella is not safe even when you boil or steam it because the germ can survive and cause diseases to humans.”

The South Korean dog and cat meat industry, with its deliberate and indefensible cruelty, is about the implacability of profit and the South Korean government’s granitic indifference to the pervasive rot and stink of human injustice. Dogs are not officially recognized as livestock for slaughter and processing, meaning their meat cannot legally be sold. But enforcement is weak and many dog meat restaurants remain open. But a conflagration is brewing across South Korea and the world that inspires an almost messianic commitment among animal advocates to pursue a ban on dog and cat meat.

A country possessed of an intricate culture soaked with politics and tradition, it recoils when the subject of dog and cat eating arises, experiencing a soul’s unease with the very subject. South Korea is at once the most proud and ashamed, a country in which a sense of a rising global status alongside the ignominy of such cruel practices are indissolubly fused, and whose contradictions and dualities reflect the most exigent of its desires: to be accepted into the world community as an equal and to be without shame about its sordid, corrupt, and technically illegal dog and cat meat industry.

Source: In Defense of Animals (IDA)’s South Korean Dog and Cat Campaign  http://www.skdogcatcampaign.org/
World Society For the Protection of Animals (WSPA) http://www.wspa.org.uk/wspaswork/dogs/dogmeattrade/default.aspx
Photo: http://didierruef.photoshelter.com/gallery/South-Korea-2002-Dogs-as-pets-or-as-meals/G0000SXSgv7tqcYM/C0000qWJJfCFzbqQ


There is a complete list of every petition to sign to stop this disgusting vile trade on Korean Dogs. Please visit, sign, and share! These dogs go through torture!
http://koreandogs.org/



The Horrors of the Fight!

Dog Fighting EXPOSED!

By: N Gilbert





Dogfighting is a sadistic "contest" in which two dogs - specifically bred, conditioned, and trained to fight - are placed in a pit (generally a small enclosed area) to fight each other, for the purpose of entertainment and gambling by the "spectators". Fights can average nearly an hour in length and often last more than two hours. Dogfights end when one of the dogs is no longer willing or able to continue. Dog fighting is prevalent EVERYWHERE... from the most urban of neighborhoods to the deep backwoods.

Dog Fighting - Animal Cruelty

The injuries inflicted and sustained by dogs participating in dogfights are frequently severe, including deep puncture wounds and broken bones, and some are even fatal. Dogs used in these "events" often die of blood loss, shock, dehydration, exhaustion, or infection hours or even days after the fight.

READ MORE: http://www.squidoo.com/dogfighting-they-call-it-a-sport

Dog fighting is a sick sport but condoning it by allowing videos to be posted on YouTube is disgusting.

I have contacted YouTube to try and remove these awful videos but have had no response. I think videos and images of animals fighting is sickening and they need to reassess their poilicy of what kind of videos can be posted. It is sad enough that the sport of dog fighting happens, let alone having it broadcast across the world. Especially to people who are browsing innocently on YouTube and find themselves looking at sick images of bloodied dogs.

Please sign the petition: http://www.causes.com/causes/653167-ban-dog-fighting-videos-on-youtube

Protecting animal rights! “Like” and share the page, thank you! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Animal-Cruelty-Exposed/363725540304160

Dog Fighters GONE AWAY!

Suspected Dog Fighting Ring Closed Down!

By: N Gilbert





ANIMAL RESCUE CORPS REMOVES 65 DOGS FROM SUSPECTED FIGHTING OPERATION IN CHEATHAM COUNTY, TN
Ashland City, TN – International non-profit animal protection organization Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) removed 65 dogs from the property of a suspected dog fighting operation today in Ashland City, about 35 minutes west of Nashville, in a rescue mission called Operation Broken Chain.
On Thanksgiving night the Ashland City Fire Department and the Pleasant View Fire Department responded to a brush fire at an Ashland City residence. Their discovery of a large number of dogs chained around the property prompted them to call Cheatham County Animal Control (CCAC) who identified the situation as a suspected dog fighting/breeding operation. CCAC found 65 dogs, mostly American Pit Bull Terriers and some Beagles, all requiring medical attention, none with access to food or fresh water.
“We believe this is the largest dog fighting rescue in Tennessee history,” said ARC President Scotlund Haisley. “The conditions Animal Rescue Corps found on this property are the worst I have ever seen at a dog fighting operation in my 22-year career in animal protection.”
CCAC identified dogfighting paraphernalia such as a treadmill, fighting pen, and a spring pole used for strengthening dogs’ jaws. The dogs are underweight, have sores covering their bodies, and are exhibiting signs of internal parasites, but are all very eager for affection despite their desperate living conditions and medical needs.
“I quickly realized that Cheatham County Animal Control needed support in immediately addressing this situation,” said CCAC Director TJ Jordi. “The Animal Rescue Corps team was on the ground in less than 24 hours to support this rescue operation.”






All the animals on the property were surrendered to CCAC and relocated to an emergency shelter outside of Nashville. Their daily care and medical needs will be met by ARC until they can be assessed for placement and transported to partners around the country.
Animal Rescue Corps performed this rescue in conjunction with: Cheatham County Animal Control; New Leash on Life, a shelter in Lebanon, TN; Agape Animal Rescue out of Nashville; the Nashville Zoo and the Tennessee State Highway Patrol.

Via Animal Rescue Corps: http://animalrescuecorps.org/2012/11/animal-rescue-corps-removes-65-dogs-from-suspected-fighting-operation-in-cheatham-county-tn/

Cats Under The Hood

Cat Caught Your Hood: keeping your kitties safe!

By: O Jefferson




Cats. They're known nosey creatures that enjoy crawling into tight spaces. During the colder months, cats like to get up under the hoods near the tires for warmth. Due to this, many cats die every year due to their owners not knowing they're there. Please keep your cats safe, bang on the hoods of your cars and look at all four tires to make sure that there's no furry feline hiding there.

Germany Brothel!


Please take a moment to sign this petition and help to stop this sickening LEGAL activity.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/246/168/174/stop-to-the-animals-brothels-in-denmark/

PETA Kills!!!

The Problems with PETA: and all their cover ups!

By: N Gilbert





Instead of finding homes for the adoptable dogs and cats in their care, PETA employees routinely kill most of them. Much of PETA's $32 million budget funds bizarre media events and celebrity stunts. The animals -- remember them? -- wind up dead!

The Daily Reveille calls them "People for Extortion, Terror and Abuse." (http://www.lsureveille.com/opinion/columnists/article_d25addea-2c77-11e2-bac7-0019bb30f31a.html)

PETA is making a big deal about erecting a memorial for fish that died in a car wreck in California. But where's the memorial for the thousands of dogs and cats that PETA kills every year?
(http://www.ocregister.com/news/sign-376051-fish-letter.html)


Via PETA Kills Animals:


New Documents: PETA Killed a Near Record-Breaking 95 Percent of Adoptable Dogs and Cats in its Care During 2011
Hypocritical Animal Rights Group Brings Pet Death Toll To 27,751

Washington, DC — Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) published documents online, obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request, showing that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) killed a staggering 95.9 percent of the adoptable pets in its care during 2011. Despite years of public outrage over its euthanasia program, the notorious animal rights group has continued killing adoptable animals at its Norfolk, VA headquarters, at an average of 37 pets every week.

According to records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PETA killed 1,911 cats and dogs last year while placing just 24 in adoptive homes. Since 1998, a total of 27,751 pets have died at the hands of PETA workers.

"PETA hasn’t slowed down its slaughterhouse operation, even as the group continues to lecture the American public with its phony ‘animal rights’ message," said Rick Berman, CCF’s Executive Director. "It appears PETA is more concerned with funding its media and advertising antics than finding suitable homes for these dogs and cats."

Despite its $37.4 million budget, PETA employees make little effort to find homes for the thousands of animals they kill every year.

A 2010 inspection of 290 PETA animal custody records performed by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services discovered that PETA killed 84 percent of the animals it took control of within only 24 hours. Additionally, the inspection discovered that PETA’s animal shelter didn't meet PETA’s own published guidelines for running a humane shelter.

"For the 13th year in a row, PETA’s leaders have shown they don’t care about the unlucky dogs and cats that come to its Norfolk facility," Berman continued. "It’s about time PETA’s ‘shelter’ is reclassified as a slaughterhouse."

CCF has obtained PETA’s "Animal Record" filings for every year since 1998 from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Members of the public can see these documents at www.PETAKillsAnimals.com.


Pets Killed by PETA

YearReceived†Trans-
ferred
AdoptedKilled
20111,99234241.21%1,91195.9%
20102,34563441.86%2,20093.8%
20092,3663180.34%2,30197.3%
20082,2163470.32%2,12495.8%
20071,99735170.85%1,81590.9%
20063,06146120.39%2,98197.4%
20052,165691466.74%1,94689.9%
20042,655136113.60%2,27885.8%
20032,224131214.03%1,91185.9%
20022,680238214.25%2,29885.7%
20012,6851470326.18%1,94472.4%
20002,6812862423.27%2,02975.7%
19991,8059138621.39%1,32873.6%
1998*94312513314.10%68572.6%
Total31,8155743,1599.93%27,75187.23%



According to records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PETA has killed more than 25,000 animals (mostly dogs and cats) at its headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia.

In a recent article by Nathan Winograd:

"Four years ago, Shelby County, Kentucky ended the killing of healthy and treatable animals. In 2011, they finished with a save rate of 98% for cats and 94% for dogs. Like all shelters, they get jammed periodically. Shelby County seems to get jammed more than other No Kill shelters because they have not fully and rigorously embraced all the programs of the No Kill Equation. But unlike most shelters, when the cages got full for the last four years as they can do for both kill and No Kill shelters, they have not taken the easy, convenient and violent way out: by killing animals to reduce the population.
Despite their success, I have been frustrated with Shelby County officials because even though they’ve been No Kill for four years and their save rate last year was tops in the nation despite a paltry budget of $147,000, a remote location and a depressed economic base, they will threaten to kill animals, though they never do. I’ve told them that threatening to kill animals is not No Kill and it is not “reaching out” to the public for help. When No Kill advocates and No Kill shelters post pleas that include threatening to kill animals if people don’t respond by rescuing or adopting by a certain date, we become that which we claim to oppose and I hope never to hear such threats from organizations and groups that claim to value life. Threatening the ultimate form of violence condones that violence and is not how you create a society where every animal is respected and cherished, and where every individual life is protected and revered. But though the periodic threats are not good for the movement and do not faithfully represent the No Kill philosophy, Shelby County has not killed and that is what matters for the animals.
Recently, however, it happened again: another threat, this time with a date. An article in a Louisville, Kentucky newspaper stated that Shelby County officials announced they would start killing again today, on September 1, because the population was too high (over 200 animals). On behalf of the No Kill Advocacy Center, I reached out to Shelby County to offer advice, guidance and whatever help I could give. But it wasn’t needed. Once again, as she and her team have done so many times before, Kelly Jedlicki at the Shelby County No Kill Mission, a private organization both responsible for and dedicated to ensuring that Shelby County remains No Kill, went to work and the “crisis” has been averted, bringing the population down to 82, through rescue, foster and adoption.
But I wasn’t the only to reach out to Shelbyville when the story broke. PETA did also. Unlike the No Kill Advocacy Center, they did not offer assistance. Unlike Shelby County No Kill Mission, they did not help save the animals. PETA didn’t ask what they could do with their $35,000,000 a year in revenues and millions of animal loving members to help save animals being threatened with death, as donors intended and as supporters assumed. They didn’t offer to help the Shelby County shelter find homes, build temporary kennels, board animals, foster animals, adopt animal, or even just get the word out across Kentucky that animals need help.

Instead, PETA sent Shelby County government and shelter officials gift baskets, with a note thanking them for their decision to start killing again after four years. “Thank you for doing the right thing” wrote PETA in its gift offering from Allison’s Gourmet which included vegan cookies,* baked without eggs or dairy, because—you know—harming animals is wrong.
Before the first cat was poisoned with an overdose of barbiturates, the PETA staff had begun to celebrate the mass killing proposed. This is what the Butcher of Norfolk and the rest of the PETA death cult stand for. But now PETA will have to put away the party hats because the animals are safe. They’ve been adopted. They’ve been fostered. They’ve been placed under the protective embrace of rescuers."



So folks, the next time you think PETA is all for animals and you're thinking of donating to them....THINK AGAIN! These "people" are nothing but a bunch of hypocrites who play on Hollywood celebrities wearing fur! The Humane Society of the US as well as The ASPCA are also backers of PETA and CANNOT be trusted! Please, don't buy the hype of these pathetic fools!

More info here:
http://www.petakillsanimals.com/
http://www.nathanwinograd.com/?p=10148
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