The little pig who went weeee all the way home

My dog says the next time you sit down to chomp on some bacon or gobble down a ham sandwich, remember that pigs want to live their lives and have fun, too! This new commercial from Geico isn't something that would usually be featured on My Dog Says, but it's a wonderfully beautiful reminder that pigs want to enjoy their lives just as much as humans.


Music legend Willie Nelson speaks out against dog fighting

My dog says two paws up for Willie Nelson! Although a public service announcement (PSA) is the least a celebrity can do to help raise awareness about important issues, not nearly enough of them do it. Kudus to Willie for using his voice to advocate for dogs, and especially for speaking out against dog fighting!

Here's Willie's spot for Best Friends Animal Society:

Woman pets cat then closes her up in garbage can

My dog says he is horrified over the behavior of a woman in England who dumped a cat in the garbage and closed the lid! This happened in England and the city is in an uproar; determined to find the woman with a shriveled up heart.

This is another great reason why you should make your cat an indoor cat. Cats who are let outside face so many dangers: cars, predators, and the very cruel acts of humans.

See the culprit in the video below and be sure to share it with your friends so the perpetrator can be caught (UPDATE: the woman has just been identified)! You're guaranteed to gasp when you see the camera footage, but there's no gore...

For the full story, check out the account from Daily Mail by clicking HERE.

UPDATE: Click HERE for some of the latest coverage since the Devil Mary Bale has been identified. The spoofs in the piece are all well and good, but let's not forget the severity of what this shrew did. It wasn't a lapse in judgment. It was the behavior of a sociopath; someone with no conscience.

Shelter worker murders animal and eats her!

My dog says he was horrified to learn of the animal control officer who took home a pig who had been housed at the shelter, killed her, and ATE her! Apparently, the head of the shelter resigned once the incident came to light, but the employee is still working there.

Although many shelters do euthanize animals due to a lack of shelter space, these facilities are supposed to be a safe haven for animals in the meantime! It is never appropriate for someone who is tasked with caring for animals to murder an animal and then consume her! To have someone with that kind of callousness working with animals is a disgrace!

As for the people who turned in Fluffy to the shelter who are saying it's ridiculous to get worked up over a "stupid pig", shame on them, as well! It seems no one did right by this poor pig. Not her family and not the shelter.

To read the full story, the best account out there is from Huffington Post. Click HERE to read it. And Fluffy was not an "it" as it repeated says in the article. Fluffy was a she. Things are its; living, breathing creatures are hes or shes

Shame on everyone involved. Shame.

Dog birth control biscuit needs FDA approval

My dog says a doggie birth control biscuit is right around the corner! Alex Pacheco, better known for his early work with PETA, has started a new venture that is dedicated to curbing the pet overpopulation problem.

600 Million Stray Dogs Need You has developed a product which will permanently sterilize your companion animal! However, it now needs the funding to secure FDA approval.

Think how wonderful it would be to live in a world where dogs and cats weren't killed due to a lack of good homes. That future could be a reality! No surgery required; just treats!

Check out the video below to learn more: (Oh, and "like" 600 Million Stray Dogs Need You on Facebook by clicking HERE!)

If I didn't have a dog or cat...

My dog says he likes this piece below, entitled "If I Didn't Have a Dog or Cat". A friend posted it to Facebook and we Googled it to find the author, but to no avail. If you're a true blue animal person, no doubt most everything here will hit close to home!

"If I Didn't Have a Dog or Cat"

- I could walk around the yard barefoot in safety.

- My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated.

- All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture, and cars would be free of hair.

- When the doorbell rings, it wouldn't sound like a kennel.

- When the doorbell rings, I could get to the door without wading through fuzzy bodies who beat me there.

- I could sit on the couch and my bed the way I wanted, with out taking into consideration how much space several fur bodies would need to get comfortable.

- I would have money, and no guilt to go on a real vacation.

- I would not be on a first-name basis with six veterinarians, as I put their yet unborn grandkids through college.

- The most used words in my vocabulary would not be: out, sit, down, come, no, stay, and leave it alone.

- My house would not be cordoned off into zones with baby gates or barriers.

- I would not talk baby talk (e.g. "Eat your din din" and "Yummy yummy for the tummy").

- My house would not look like a day care center with toys everywhere.

- My pockets would not contain things like poop bags, treats and an extra leash.

- I would no longer have to spell the words B-A-L-L, W-A-L-K, T-R-E-A-T, O-U-T, G-O, R-I-D-E, C-O-O-K-I-E.

- I would not have as many leaves inside my house as outside.

- I would not look strangely at people who think having ONE dog/cat ties them down too much.

- I'd look forward to spring and the rainy season instead of dreading "mud" season.

- I would not have to answer the question, "Why do you have so many animals?"' from people who will never have the joy in their lives of knowing they are loved unconditionally by someone as close to an angel as they will ever get.


This is not your mama's petting zoo

My dog says if you love animals, you'll want to plan a visit to Animal Acres! Located in the outskirts of Los Angeles, this amazing compound is home to pigs, chickens, cows, turkeys, and other "food" animals who have been saved from the slaughterhouse.

Animal Acres is open to the public on tour days and during special events. Not only can you get up close and personal with the animals, but volunteers can teach you anything you care to know about compassionate living. Lots of free educational resources are available to visitors, in addition to a gift shop with great vegetarian and vegan cookbooks and other animal-friendly items.

To learn more about Animal Acres, check out the wonderful video below which gives you a tour of the facility and an idea of what you can expect during your visit. And, yes, that man in the colorful hat at the five minute mark of the video is James Cromwell (better known as the actor who played the farmer in the movie Babe). After filming Babe, Cromwell became a vegan.

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