Click HERE to send a note to Nike customer service, letting them know how disgusted you are by its decision to work with a man who murdered so many dogs.
To learn more about the suffering that ducks and geese endure to "make" foie gras, click HERE. To sign the petition to Amazon, please click HERE.
When a human dies, there is a bridge he or she must cross to enter Heaven. At the head of the bridge waits every animal that human encountered during their lifetime. The animals, based on what they know of this person, decide which humans may cross the bridge—and which are turned away.
If you are on the side of the coyotes and want such issues to be handled in a humane fashion (rather than resorting to immediate killing with no DNA verification), please come to a special meeting tonight to discuss the issue. The details are below:
When: Tuesday, Sept 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Russian Orthodox Church, 650 Micheltorena St, Los Angeles, CA 90026-3623
Sponsored by: Councilman Tom LaBonge
Things We Can Learn From A Dog
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
Run, romp, and play daily.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout...run right back and make friends.
When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.
Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
Take naps and stretch before rising.
Never pretend to be something you're not.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree.
- Anonymous Tweet
Learn more about these wonderful creatures by clicking HERE.
They also just put out a brand new book this month, Rescue Ink: How Ten Guys Saved Countless Dogs and Cats, Twelve Horses, Five Pigs, One Duck, and a Few Turtles. Click HERE to check it out on Amazon and get it at a sweet discount. And, if you're in the New York area, the guys have some book signings coming up, too.
I love these men. Tough exteriors with hearts of gold. Totally my heroes. Go Rescue Ink!
Love animals, the planet, and your health? Want to know more about becoming a vegetarian? Click HERE to learn the facts.
Besides, countless animals are born each year only to die because there aren't enough homes. Be responsible and do the right thing. Neuter your boys and spay your girls (animals, that is).
Animals with a physical or mental disability are still amazing companions. Over the years, my family has adopted four blind dogs and one deaf one. They got around remarkably well and possessed all the same great attributes as our other dogs—they were affectionate, playful, and ever so grateful.
Won't you consider adopting an animal with a disability who really needs a home? Or, perhaps, a donation to Rolling Dog Ranch or your favorite animal rescue group?
To read Herman's story, click HERE.
This amazing sanctuary in Tennessee is home to Asian and African elephants who were previously on display at zoos, circuses, or other entertainment venues. Now, they can enjoy their retirement years on soft dirt and green grass. The sanctuary even has a live Elecam where you can see what the elephants are doing on any given day.
It costs $125,000 annually to take care of each of elephant under the sanctuary's care, so why not consider "adopting" one to help pay for his/her care? Now, that would be a nice way to celebrate Elephant Appreciation Day!
Rodents might be pests, but they're just trying to survive like all of us. And they certainly don't deserve to suffer a painful death in an old-fashioned trap. To learn more about the Humane Mousetrap and/or to purchase one, click HERE.
To learn more and to help these magnificent wild animals, please click HERE. A sample letter is provided to help you understand the facts, and email addresses are listed for your convenience.
As a student, it may be hard to find your voice and stand up for what you believe in, but find the courage to do it. To learn more about dissection alternatives and what you can do to opt out of dissection days, click HERE.
Sunday, October 18th, 2009
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
8300 Santa Monica Blvd. Room 5
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Registration is limited to just 100 people, so sign up early. Payments will not be accepted at the door, so be sure to make arrangements in advance. Suggested donation is $20 with proceeds going to the Stray Cat Alliance (parking is free). To register, click HERE and be sure to indicate that your donation is for the Warren Eckstein Training Seminar.
For more information, contact Stray Cat Alliance at (310) 281-1109 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
$10,000 goes to the charity with the most nominations, $5,000 to the second place winner, and $1,000 to the next 10 charities with the most votes. Be sure to nominate your favorite animal charity by October 15, 2009.
Click HERE to vote.
If you can donate animal equipment (they especially need large crates to transport dogs to adoption events), or are able to make a monetary donation to replace the items, mail it to Home Fur-Ever, P.O. 10203, Detroit 48210. Or, if you're in the Detroit area, you may drop off donations in person from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday at Petco, 1217 Coolidge, in Troy, Michigan.
To learn more about the work of Home Fur-Ever, visit their website by clicking HERE.
However, based on what Jon has said in the past about his kids being rough with the dogs, maybe Shoka and Nala will find a better home the second time around. Dogs can be a wonderful addition to a family with children, but the kids must be taught to interact with them in a kind and loving manner.
Good luck, Shoka and Nala. Here's hoping your new family is better.
P.S. Don't breed or buy while homeless animals die. Adopt your companion animals from the shelter!
Imagine raising a new generation of compassionate kids who care about and respect animals. Wow, that would be a wonderful thing.
P.S. See some of Dan's other great animal comics by clicking HERE (scroll down to see everything). They're available for purchase on notecards, posters, and more.
Dr. Oz has some tips for chunky pets HERE.
To learn more about Lucy's situation, click HERE. To help Lucy and give her the retirement she deserves, click HERE.
* Also, to learn more about what you can do to help elephants in general, visit In Defense of Animals' elephant website by clicking HERE.
Find out more about the HAPPY Act (perfect name, eh?) by clicking HERE. Even more importantly, sign the petition to get Congress to act on it and pass it today. The petition is HERE.
Saturday September 19th - SAVE OUR STRAYS OF HUNTINGTON BEACH is having a Pancake Breakfast from 8am-noon in LAKE PARK. The cost is $7, pets are welcome and there is a raffle with great prizes. Visit: SaveOurStraysHB.org or call: 714-442-1446.
Sunday September 20th - ANIMAL ADVOCATES ALLIANCE is hosting the first annual "Bark at the Park" at Pan Pacific Park in Hollywood. The event is family & pet-friendly, with activities such as face painting, dog bowl decorating, and a "Best Bark" contest for kids. Register for the silent auction and raffle, with items such as vacation packages, sports packages, and pet products. Log onto: AnimalAdvocatesAlliance.org or call: 310-285-8422.
Saturday September 26th - The 14th annual "Wag 'n Walk" to benefit the SEAL BEACH ANIMAL CARE CENTER will be held from 10am-2pm near the Seal Beach Pier. For info, go to: sbacc.org or call: (562) 430-4993.
Saturday September 26th - "Wag 'n Walk" starting at 8:30 am in SIMI VALLEY at RANCHO SIMI PARK, sponsored by Animal Rescue Volunteers. Visit: arvsimi.org or call: 805-579-8047.
Saturday September 26th - MOLLY'S MUTTS & MEOWS invites you to their 4th annual Tail Gate Fundraiser at JOXER DAILY'S IRISH PUB in CULVER CITY - from 6:30-9:30pm. It features adults beverages, yummy tailgate food, entertainment, silent auction and raffle prizes. for info, visit: MollysMuttsandMeows.org or call 310-837-6888.
Sunday September 27th - The PASADENA HUMANE SOCIETY presents the 11th annual "Wiggle, Waggle Walk for the Animals Fundraiser" - Collect donations and enjoy a scenic walk, jog or stroll 1 to 3 miles around the Rose Bowl, Pasedena, from 9am-2pm. Register today at: WiggleWaggleWalk.org or call: 626-792-7151.
Sunday October 4th - Start training for the "Race for the Rescues" at the Rose Bowl, Pasedena, Area H. You can run, walk, shop or adopt to save the life of a homeless dog or cat. For registration info call: 323 899-5640 & to view the day’s fun-filled family activities log onto: TheRescueTrain.org.Tweet
* The flip side of this is the story of a woman in China who just paid $600 for a dog. The article is HERE.
Sometimes animals need help and this fact sheet will give you all the guidance you need.
Also, if you become a fan of The Animal Rescue Site on Facebook, you'll get extra special offers and discounts. Thank you Animal Rescue Site for making it so easy to help animals!
If you love your animals, get them altered. Spaying and neutering saves lives and makes your animals healthier! I'm neutered and I swear on a stack of Milk Bones that it didn't hurt a bit. Tweet
For tips on how you can help get out the word and protect dogs from hot cars, visit My Dog is Cool.
Good luck to all the contestants and I'd like to meet Miss January when she's selected! Bow wow! Tweet
They might have been a little dirty, but were in perfect working order otherwise. Shame on PHS for being so wasteful and for trashing items that could have been helpful to other animals or rescue groups. Puddy says thumbs down on this one.
Who would cage their animals and then leave them behind? No way for them to even fend for themselves or escape on their own. Terrible, just terrible. Puddy says these people should never be allowed to have animals again. I agree. Tweet
Here's some new info from today about the four-legged recipients of the cash. Pud says extra treats and ear scratches for Harvey!
The store's choice to stop selling jerseys says a lot about how they feel about Vick and his treatment of animals, so please let them know they made the right decision. Call (866) 677-4771, extension "0" to voice your thanks or visit their website to send a comment.
Dogs rule, Vick drools! Tweet
– La Cañada High School, 4463 Oak Grove Drive, La Cañada
– Loma Alta County Park at Lincoln and Loma Alta, Altadena
– Humane Society, 401 N. Verdugo, Glendale
– Glendale East Valley Shelter, 31131 Sherman Way, North Hollywood
– Baldwin Park Shelter, 4275 N. Elton St., Baldwin Park
– Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills (horses, donkeys and mules ONLY)
– Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 West Avenue H, Lancaster 93536 (large animals)
– Agoura Animal Shelter (small animals)
– Lancaster Animal Shelter (small animals);
– Agoura Humane Society, 29525 Agoura Rd, Agoura 91301 (small animals)
– Palmdale Humane Society (small animals)
– Casitas Hotel for Cats in Glendale, which can only take cats
– Animal evacuation is at the Dewitt Center
– Large animals may be taken to the Yuciapa Equestrian Center at 13273 California St.
– Those needing assistance with animals should call San Bernardino Animal Control at (800) 472-5609. Tweet