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Is it OK to buy that puppy????
Please Don't Kidnap Me!
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Is it OK to buy that puppy????

I think our society needs a huge "Wake-up" call. As a shelter manager, I am going to share a little insight with you all...a view from the inside if you will.First off, all of you breeders/sellers should be made to work in the "back" of an animal shelter for just one day. Maybe if you saw the life drain from a few sad, lost, confused eyes, you would change your mind about breeding and selling to people you don't even know.That puppy you just sold will most likely end up in my shelter when it's not a cute little puppy anymore.

Please Don't Kidnap Me!

Bunnies are one of the most frequently “kidnapped” mammal species.

*Mothers dig a very shallow nest in the ground that is easily uncovered when mowing or raking the yard. If you find a rabbit nest-leave it alone!!

Mother rabbits only return to the nest two or three times a day, usually before dawn and right after dusk. 

*To determine if they are orphaned, either place a string across the nest in a tic-tac-toe shape or circle the nest with flour. Check the nest the next day. If the string or flour is disturbed, the mother has returned.

Saving America's Horses

"Facts that Refute the 7 Most Common Myths about Horse Slaughter" is apowerful new toolreleased by Wild for Life Foundation for the protection of equines from cruelty in the U.S. "Thereportprovides dynamic talking points that directly counter the onslaught of misinformation triggered by the lifting of the defunded USDA horse slaughter inspections in November 2011", saysKatia Louise, Founder and President Wild for Life Foundation.
Laura Allen, director ofAnimal Law Coalition


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Where Is The Love? - Black Eyed Peas (Barkworks & Puppy Mill Protest)
This re-edit of the Black Eyed Peas song "Where Is The Love?" was inspired by a protest held in Los Angeles, CA on Sept. 10, 2010 against the pet store chain 'Barkworks', puppy mills and animal traffi...

What your dog trainer will not tell you

I know a manwho took his leash-aggressive dog to a "really good bird dog trainer" who told him the dog could be made less leash reactive (i.e. dog aggressive when on a leash) if it was trained with an e-collar.

Did that work?Nope. In fact,that's probably never going to happen.

I explained to my friend what he needed to do, but I could see his interest in finding a solution fading with every word I uttered. You see, it was very clear to him I was talking about aprocessand he wanted anevent --

How to Break Up a Dog Fight Without Getting Bitten

How to Break Up a Dog Fight
Without Getting Bitten

Why do dogs fight?

Dogs fight for as many reasons as humans do. Sometimes dogs develop a particular antipathy to another dog. Sometimes, it's an expression of fear. Sometimes it's food, property, or owner guarding.

Some dogs, like some humans, are simply anti-social. Some dogs never initiate a fight, and some are provocateurs.

This article is not a treatise on dog aggression, dog psychology, or dog socialization.

This article is about what to do when dogs are in a fight - a

Only You Can Make A Difference!!

As you watch this video, please think about getting involved in your community to enact laws and ordinances to change what you are seeing.  It's only through your elected officials that you will get the needed changes into law.  You can make the difference!
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The Prayer of St. Francis, This Year, Save One, Foster One, Rescue One Dog

Assisting in the euthanasia of unwanted animals

Please add PETCO (news@mail.foundation.petco.com) to your email address book.View as web page
Summer, 2011Your gift of as little as $30 can feed a homeless animal while they wait for a forever home.

There is a volunteer at my local animal control facility. Some days, as part of her job,she is responsible for assisting in the euthanasia of unwanted animals. On those days, she does her best to calm their fears, help bring a touch of kindness to their last day. As their eyes close for the last time, she softly murmurs, "Sleep in peace.

Messages to a rescue group

Messages to a rescue group
Date: 2011-04-15, 7:09PM
Hello: You have reached 123-4567, Tender Hearts Rescue. Due to the
high volume of calls we have been receiving, please listen closely to
the following options and choose the one that best describes you or
your situation:
Press 1 if you have a 10-year-old dog and your 15-year-old son has
suddenly become allergic and you need to find the dog a new home
right away.
Press 2 if you are moving today and need to immediately place your
150 pound, 8-year-old dog.

Please Cast Your Vote


Why the North Carolina Animal Welfare Section is important
March 11th, 2011
Created in 2005, this underfunded program has generated significant positive change for the animals of North Carolina and the shelters caring for them. The Animal Welfare Section:

  • Inspects shelters, boarding kennels, pet stores and large rescue groups to ensure the safety of the animals and workers within them
  • Provides on line inspection reports of above listed facilities available to the general public for review at their leisure