Tag: Humane Society of the United States

Microchip your dog!

Microchip your dog!
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot… nothing 
is going to get better. It's not.”
Black Dog
Microchip me, please. I look like hundreds of other dogs.

Thousands of black dogs or cats live in your city or county

Please microchip your pets. Dogs, cats, pet rabbits, horses and ponies need to be microchipped.

The Humane Society of the United States, HSUS, continues to be a presence for good in Lake County, California, after the wildfire that took the lives of firefighters, home owners, renters, ranchers and their animals. Helping People and Animals in Peril From Fires and Floods published on A Humane Nation Wayne Pacelle’s Blog. Wayne Pacelle is the President and Chief Executive. The Humane Society of the United States.

Lost and found pets from the Lake County fire

The bad news? Hundred of pets lost their lives. The good news? Hundreds of other cats, dogs, pet rabbits, ponies and horses got saved or found by animal welfare staff and volunteers. Sonoma County lies just south of Lake County, California, and in a news statement a local contractor said, “Nearly everyone here in Sonoma County knows someone in Lake County.” That’s why she opened her warehouse and put out the word that she would sort, store and transport supplies for those who lost everything in the wildfire.

“So many people had to flee quickly and couldn’t find/catch/transport all their animals – especially those with horses or livestock. The amazing thing is how many survived and are being found alive!”

“There are certainly lessons to learn from this incident, both from the shelter perspective and as a pet owner. It really re-inforces the importance of a microchip. Animals were turned loose to give them a chance to survive, and they are being caught – that’s sometimes the easy part. Next is how to reunite them with their owners. How many black cats look alike? Especially if you add some cinders and singed fur. Would you recognize your pet? What if he was badly injured? Or just completely filthy? In the chaos of rescue work, sometimes the exact location where a pet was found isn’t documented (or all landmarks and street signs are gone and the rescuer really doesn’t know where the animal was found). Animals in panic mode can travel quite a distance and be found far from home so you can’t rely on a description of where the animal was found to identify him. Collars are wonderful and definitely your first line of offense in trying to get your pet back if they ever became lost – but a microchip is very much needed as a back-up system!”

“Lake County Fire” by Mickey Zeldes, The Community Voice, September 24, 2015 11:05 am

Prepare now. Have each pet microchipped
#BtC4A
Blog the Change for animals

Four times a year Blog Paws runs Be the Change for Animals, also known as #BtC4A a hashtag, for actions taken for humane treatment of any and all animals. Be the Change for Animals, actually, is a movement without borders. You can write or talk about any topic that will raise public awareness, anywhere in the world, for a better life for animals.

Please Be the change for animals,by blogging, calling, sharing on social media or volunteering and donating to Lake County fire victims. So many ways to help, so please choose one.

Our local shelter director shared good news of how the local human and pet rescue revealed new moves for temporary sheltering people and their pets. Many business, including the local Wall-Mart opened up their parking lots for RV, trailer and tent camping. Pets got to stay with their families.

Please share because October 15 is 2 days from today!
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Thank you for reading, caring and sharing,

Deborah Taylor-French

Join Olympic Star Telling Russia No More Dog Killing

By Deborah Taylor-French

Action Alert for Shelterless Russian Dogs

Humane Society of the United States, HSUS, Olympian Tom Mcmillen says “nyet” to Street Dog Slaughter. You can read the full article on the Humane Society and sign the petition for Russian government leaders.

Dogs quickly become dehydrated. Kidney failure can follow quickly.  Photo Credit: Victor Grigas
Dogs quickly become dehydrated. Kidney failure can follow quickly.
Photo Credit: Victor Grigas

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Good News Video: Russian Man Saves 11 Street Dogs

The good, the bad and the fantastic news out of Russia includes a man who drove 1,000 miles to rescue as many street dogs he could fit in his car. He drove for 20 hours to rescue and adopt homeless dogs in danger being killed by government actions.

Please watch the video and share.

“Igor told the Moscow Times, “I have dreamt since childhood of becoming a veterinarian,” Igor said. “Instead I became an economist and a lawyer, with an MBA. But this did not bring me joy, and I got back to doing almost what I wanted.”

You can also read his story on Dog Heirs.

According to news reports, stray dogs still wander in Sochi and near Winter Olympics event areas. As of February 7, 2014 one such report can be read on ABC Channel 7 from The Associated Press, read more at Winter Olympics: Stray dogs still popping up around Sochi or follow on Twitter: @ABC7News on Twitter

Please act now.

Take action today and urge President Putin to stop the cull and use humane methods of managing the street dogs in Sochi and throughout Russia.

Best Animal Blog Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

By Deborah Taylor-French on Dog Leader Mysteries

What makes a blog great?

A great blog or the best blog offers readers valued and new information. A sense of awakening a reader to something he or she has been looking for. Plus I love a blog that keeps me coming back, asks for my engagement and gives me fresh ideas. Wayne Pacelle: A Human Nation does all those things for me. I hope you will go read it today.

Defining the Best or Greatness

Greatness stands out like a two hundred year old live oak on bleached California grasslands. We know greatness when we see it because the uniqueness stops our wandering gaze. Our restlessness halts as we look or read.

We breathe in greatness. People near us may pull in a long inhale as if lifted on wing to another world. Photography and visual arts prove arresting. We only need to allow ourselves a suspended moment to meet greatness with a natural revery. Our literal word packages go beyond “a breath of fresh air” or “you had to be there.”

You have seeds of greatness inside of you. Tod...
You have seeds of greatness inside of you. Today can be your new beginning. Today could be the start of something amazing. (Photo credit: deeplifequotes)

How Do You Know You Are Reading a Great Blog?

I get a physical sensation when I experience greatness in writing, in photography or paintings or in music. I shiver in lovely moment, as if a strong cooling fan a  to my bones. “Oh, that’s wonderful,” I say. Or I feel the welcome chill of the ocean on a hot summer day.

As a dog person, I love reading dog blogs. I like both empathic dog lover blogs and blogs offering me the latest research on dogs. I also follow my favorite animal welfare blogs.

Take a look at my personal nominee for the greatest animal welfare blog today.

A Humane Nation Wayne Pacelle’s Blog

“Few are in a position to speak for the animals like Wayne Pacelle. As President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, he leads the nation’s largest animal protection organization in the mission of celebrating animals and confronting cruelty.” Pacelle’s writing not only gives current updates on legal battles on behalf of animals, he also celebrates historic wins, shares his recent and personal adoption story such as his, The Beagle Has Landed. Pacelle’s blogging goes straight to my animal loving heart. His position gives him a national vista on animal welfare.

Please read one of his posts, which brought tears to many eyes.

Risk a few tears of joy as you read and watch History is Made for Chimpanzees in Laboraties

The video shows gray-headed chimpanzees walking on grass for the first time. One ape appears amazed, searching the vast sky. These USA research primates had never touched another ape, except through the bars of a cage. Gladness such as this, is worthy of sharing and praise.

Wayne Pacelle - Washington, DC

Wayne Pacelle

What makes you follow a blog or “Like” a post?

How do you define greatness in blogging?

Please share the name of a great blog you read. Why does it merit the title of the greatest of its kind?

Thanks.

Best Animal Blog Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

By Deborah Taylor-French on Dog Leader Mysteries

What makes a blog great?

As a kid in the hot California central valley summers, my sister and I had few choices. When temperatures hit 100 degrees or above, our mom usually offered us one of four things to stay cool in the afternoon heat.

  • Go to the library.
  • Read a book we had.
  • Play inside with our dog.
  • Go swimming.

Summer library visits felt like walking into a forest of books, books alive with new adventures. I never left with just one book. No, I walked out with my chin on top of a stack of a dozen to twenty books. Now that I read blogs, I feel a similar tug, like the library. Naturally, I want to explore new blogs. Reading much on the Internet cuts down on my writing. But I cannot deny I still have many interests, nonfiction on animals, history, mystery, literary fiction, short stories, and travel blogs or books.

Somethin' Like a Cracker known as Nabisco
Playing with our dog Nabisco, she looks so cool and happy.

These past three months, I have set a timer to write. Twenty-five to forty-five minutes of racing over the page. If my thoughts do not flow, then I do not leave my writing until I have completed a draft or finished a revision.

No blog reading until I have written my goal for the day.

I actually “sweat the small stuff” as every word counts and must add clarity, tension or sharpen my characters in my mystery stories. So I reined in my curiosity to hone my skills, craft and art of writing. Each week I read a select few writers blogs. I must put my writing first, yet the inspiration and experiences of other writers, and animal lovers feeds my blogging and my thinking. Having rather eclectic tastes, I feel a gypsy love of  roving. Travel and cultural mixes in the genres of music, painting and books, like those library books, keep calling.

Defining Greatness

Greatness stands out like a two hundred year old live oak on bleached California grasslands. We know greatness when we see it because the uniqueness stops our wandering gaze. Our restlessness halts as we look or read.

We breathe in greatness. People near us may pull in a long inhale as if lifted on wing to another world. Photography and visual arts prove arresting. We only need to allow ourselves a suspended moment to meet greatness with a natural revery. Our literal word packages go beyond “a breath of fresh air” or “you had to be there.”

How Do You Know You Are Reading a Great Blog?

I get a physical sensation when I experience greatness in writing, in photography or paintings or in music. I shiver in lovely moment, as if a strong cooling fan a  to my bones. “Oh, that’s wonderful,” I say. Or I feel the welcome chill of the ocean on a hot summer day.

As a dog person, I love reading dog blogs. I like both empathic dog lover blogs and blogs offering me the latest research on dogs. I also follow my favorite animal welfare blogs.

Take a look at my personal nominee for the greatest animal welfare blog today.

A Humane Nation Wayne Pacelle’s Blog

“Few are in a position to speak for the animals like Wayne Pacelle. As President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, he leads the nation’s largest animal protection organization in the mission of celebrating animals and confronting cruelty.” Pacelle’s writing not only gives current updates on legal battles on behalf of animals, he also celebrates historic wins, shares his recent and personal adoption story such as his, The Beagle Has Landed. Pacelle’s blogging goes straight to my animal loving heart. His position gives him a national vista on animal welfare.

Please read one of his latest posts, which brought tears to many eyes.

Risk a few tears of joy as you read and watch History is Made for Chimpanzees in Laboraties

The video shows gray-headed chimpanzees walking on grass for the first time. One ape appears amazed, searching the vast sky. These USA research primates had never touched another ape, except through the bars of a cage. Gladness such as this, is worthy of sharing and praise.

Wayne Pacelle - Washington, DC

Wayne Pacelle

This excellent question and writing prompt comes from The Daily Post at WordPress.com.

What makes you follow a blog or “Like” a post?

How do you define greatness in blogging?

Please give us the name of a great blog you read. Why does it merit the title of the greatest of its kind?

Thanks.

You have seeds of greatness inside of you. Tod...
You have seeds of greatness inside of you. Today can be your new beginning. Today could be the start of something amazing. (Photo credit: deeplifequotes)

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Today Show: American Kennel Club Approved Puppy Mill Pups

A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society
A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society (Photo credit: Wikipedia.

Help stop puppy mill breeders from parading as American Kennel Club approved breeders.

Please share and reblog.

“New accusations that one of the country’s largest organizations dedicated to dogs, the American Kennel Club, isn’t doing enough to protect animals. TODAY National Investigative Correspondent Jeff Rossen reports.”  

Do you know that the American Kennel Club has only nine inspectors for the entire United States of America?

In my opinion, this is NOT nearly enough inspectors to do site visits at even 10% of all AKC approved breeders. AKC pedigreed puppies should be bred for healthy lives and under humane conditions. Don’t the dogs and the dog buyers deserve this?

What do you think? 

Can 9 breeder inspectors protect all AKC registered breed dogs across American from unethical and inhumane puppy mill breeders?

American Kennel Club Hounds
American Kennel Club Hounds (Photo credit: eschipul)

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Video: One of the country’s largest organizations dedicated to dogs, the American Kennel Club, is facing new accusations from the Humane Society and the ASPCA saying that some AKC-registered breeders are raising dogs in filthy, inhumane conditions. NBC’s Jeff Rossen investigates.”

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Please share this Today Show news and video.

AKC-registered breeders raising dogs in ‘miserable’ conditions

Help dog buyers stop buying puppy mill dogs approved by the American Kennel Club. Help dog lovers find breed rescue groups and shut puppy mills. No more animal cruelty under the AKC stamp of approval. Dogs lives and futures depend on us. Be their voice. Speak up. Write for dog rescue and adoption.

Yours most truly,

Deborah Taylor-French