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"The greatness of a nation
and its moral progress
can be judged
by the way its animals
are treated."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(1869 - 1948)
  "The worst sin towards our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be
indifferent to them.
That's the essence
of inhumanity."
- George Bernard Shaw
(1856 - 1950)
 Help Stop Animal Abuse --- You Can Get Involved! 
What is the Link between animal abuse and family violence?  

A correlation between animal abuse, family violence, and other forms of community violence has been established. Child and animal protection professionals have recognized this Link, noting that abuse of both children and animals is connected in a self-perpetuating cycle of violence. When animals in a home are abused or neglected, it is a warning sign that others in the household may not be safe. In addition, children who witness animal abuse are at a greater risk of becoming abusers themselves. Click on the link above for the entire article.

 

The mission of the American Humane Association, as a network of individuals and organizations, is to prevent cruelty, abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children and animals and to assure that their interests and well-being are fully, effectively, and humanely guaranteed by an aware and caring society.

American Humane envisions a nation where no child or animal will ever be a victim of willful abuse or neglect. As a recognized leader in professional education, training and advocacy, research and evaluation, American Humane joins with other similarly missioned individuals and organizations to make this vision a reality.

Anti-Chaining Sites  

 http://www.dogsdeservebetter.com/
This excellent Web site is devoted to helping chained dogs. DDB has brochures, door hangers, flyers, letters, and other informational materials to order and download. You can also buy cool merchandise such as tee-shirts to support the anti-chaining campaign.
http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org/vawallofshame.html - trying to change Virginia laws:  Contact: DDB Rep Lisa Compton with questions at: lisacomptonddb@yahoo.com

Information about Chaining Dogs 
 Do You Chain Your Dog? - Information from HSUS
 What to Do About a Dog Who's Left Outside - The HSUS strongly recommends that all pets be kept indoors with the family.
 The Facts About Chaining or Tethering Dogs - 
Ways to Help
If you are reading this, then you are concerned about a chained-up or neglected dog. Maybe the dog is your own and you want to better his life. Maybe you are worried about a dog in your neighborhood. There are many things you can do to help end this form of animal cruelty!
About Hoarding 
Behind Closed Doors: The Horrors of Animal Hoarding
For many involved in investigating animal cruelty and neglect, hoarding cases are among the most horrific they ever encounter.
Am I Famous Now? 

I was born today. One of 10. My daddy was very famous.  I have lots of half brothers and sisters. My mother is very famous.  Since she got famous, she has only had puppies.  No more loving hands, no more fun trips... just puppies.  She is always sad when they leave her.

I left home today.  I didn't want to go, so I hid behind my mama and my three littermates that were left.  I didn't like you.  But one day they said I would be famous.  I wonder; is famous the same as fun and good times?  So you picked me up and carried me away, even though you were concerned about me hiding from you.  I don't think you liked me.

My new home is far away.  I am scared and afraid.  My heart says BE BRAVE.  My ancestors were. Did they go to good homes like mine?  I'm hungry because I can't eat too much because it will be bad for my bones.  I can't bite or snap when the children are mean to me.  I just run and play and pretend I am in a big green field with butterflies and robins and frogs.  I can't understand why they kick me.  I am quiet, but the man hits and says loud things.  The lady doesn't feed me good like I had with my mother.  She just throws dry food on the ground, then goes away before I can get too close for touching and petting.  Sometimes my food smells bad but I eat it anyway.

Today I had 10 puppies.  They are so wonderful and warm.  Am I famous now?   I wish I could play with them, but they are so tiny.  I am so young and playful that it is hard to lay here in this hole under the house nursing my puppies.

They are crying now.  I am so hungry.  I scratch and worry my fur.  I wish someone would throw me some food.  I am also very thirsty.  I now have eight.  Two got cold during the night and I couldn't make them warm again.  They are gone.  We are all very weak.  Maybe if I take them out on the
porch, we can get some food.

Today they took us away.  It was too much trouble to feed us and someone came to take us away. Someone grabbed my puppies, they were crying and whimpering.  We were put in a truck with boxes in it.  Are my babies famous now?  I hope so, because I miss them.  They are gone.

The place smelled of urine, fear and sickness.  Why was I here?  I was beautiful, like my ancestors. Now I am hungry, dirty, in pain and unwanted.  Maybe the worst is unwanted.  No one came though. I tried to be good.  Today someone came.  They put a rope on my neck and led me to a room that was very clean and had a shiny table.  They put me on the table.  Someone held me and hugged me. It felt so good!!!  Then I felt tired and laid over the last one who cared.

I AM FAMOUS NOW.  Today someone cared.
Author unknown 

 
Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends is working with you -- and with humane groups all across the country -- to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets.

The sanctuary, at the heart of Southern Utah's Golden Circle of national parks, is home, on any given day, to about 1,500 dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, birds and other animals.

The mission of Best Friends is driven by the simple philosophy that kindness to animals helps build a better world for all of us. And the work of Best Friends is supported entirely through the donations of our members and supporters. Through the generous hearts and hands of people like you, we can ensure that animals who come into the care of Best Friends will never again be alone, hungry, sick, afraid, or in pain.

The Animal Rescue Site
It matters to this one and it matters to me.

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no job too large or too small

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