Tag: United States

5 ways to prevent cruelty to animals

By Deborah Taylor-French http://www.dogleadermysteries.com

For 147 years, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)  has kept its motto:

“We are their voice.”

Each April, Dog Leader Mysteries blog goes ORANGE for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month.

For puppies sake! Pet shops must stop selling pups.
For puppies sake! Pet shops must stop selling pups.

1 Adopt, don’t shop for your next pet. In the USA millions of pets die in animal shelters every year. The main reason these pets die is due to abandonment, getting lost, or pets families losing their homes. Also pet families may not be able to pay for health care for aging pets.  Homeless pets need our help.

The best way to stop puppy mills is never buy a pet online or in a pet shop.

2. Look for and only buy cruelty free products. Cosmetic companies have changed their laboratory testing on animals because of people who do not want rabbits, cats and dogs suffering in cages. Pets and lab animals suffer as creams, lotions or makeup gets rubbed into their eyes.

3. Never buy fur.  The fur trade has a long history of cruelty to animals. Animals hunted for fur coats or baby seals clubbed to death adds up to terrible cruelty. Write letters to retail stores that sell fur to stop. For every person who writes a letter to end the suffering of animals hunted or raised in cages for the fur trade, another hundred people believe this type of animal cruelty must stop.

4. Visit the ASPCA to learn more about what you can do for animals. The ASPCA Website hosts a page of free stuff like computer wallpapers and cut badges like the ones on my blog today.  Click for free stuff. http://www.aspca.org/about-us/aspca-april/

5. ASPCA Day on April 10 wear orange—the official color of the ASPCA—to commemorate the protection of animals.

Orange you gonna take me for a walk?
I love April.

Sydney rarely notices poppies, unless another dog has left him a message.

Stop Cruelty to Animals

I love all flowers in every color. One of the first flowers I learned to name was the California poppy, our state’s official flower. These wild poppies self-sow. Their seeds ride the wind then grow in-between rocks, weeds and garden plants. I like watching California poppies as  they poke their pale-green leaves up in our garden. I feel watching their rich color may rival to the thrill I feel when a hummingbird zooms close by. Native poppies sporting golden-orange. Their cheery waves makes a day in the Golden State of California live up to its name.

Wear orange when you walk your dog this April.  Show your true colors for animal welfare. If you look good in orange, you can get a t-shirt from the ASPCA Go Orange.

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This April turn your Website orange!


Flashing Fashion for Dogs

By Deborah Taylor-French

These dog collars hit the height of style, especially in the dark.

Collars come in three colors, white, gray & black.
Collars come in three colors, white, gray & black.

Actually designed to save dogs and their humans’ lives, these collars let drivers see your dog in the dark. We all need to beef-up our visibility near and on busy streets.

“In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians died in traffic crashes — a 4-percent increase from the number reported in 2009.” National Highway Safety Administration http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811625.pdf. Plus an estimated 70,000 pedestrians suffered injuries in traffic crashes in the United States in 2010.

A dog collar made for walking at night.
A dog collar made for walking at night.

Designed to last. Plus protect you and your dog.

 Check out the Pup Protector.

Read why this might be the last dog leash you will ever buy.


Hazards of Walking Your Dog on Streets

By Deborah Taylor-French on Dog Leader Mysteries

“In America, on average, a pedestrian is hit every 8 minutes.” Scary? You bet. “Nearly one-half (48 percent) of all pedestrian fatalities occurred on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday… and 70 percent at night….” WalkingInfo.org

Pick up any newspaper and read how many local people were hit by distracted drivers, sent to the hospital or killed as they tried to cross a street.

A Winning Team
A Winning Team

“In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 70,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States. On average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes.”

I read yesterday in my local paper that a 94-year old blind woman suffered injuries from a moving car, while using her white-cane. The elderly woman had stepped into a crosswalk in the early dawn.

The driver said, “I did not see the blind woman because of the angle of morning light.”

Luckily, the blind woman lived.

What to do? How to walk your pet safely?

Dog lovers serve as guardians for their pets. We must provide more safety. We must think ahead of our dogs. No matter how ‘street smart’ your pet is. Your pet will never understand traffic, impaired or distracted drivers.

dog reads his blog
Please go see my video!

Do not stop walking your dog. Dogs and their parents need daily walks.

  • See how Pup Protector’s flashing leash and collar stops traffic. 
  • Make dogs visible at the park, the beach, or anywhere that you and your dog go at night 
  • You will be able to locate your dog at night among a crowd of dogs or in the distance 
  • With different colors, you will be able to differentiate among your dogs if you have 
multiple dogs in your pack.

Grab your power and make walking safer for your dog.

Take power to make streets safer for thousands of dogs and dog walkers like you.

Act today.

Visit Pup Protector.

You will be glad you did.

Buy a leash. Donate. Click to give any amount. PupProtector.

Help launch PupProtector now. Every dollar counts. We only have the next 14 days! Get your AWESOME on!

No Puppies Please

By Deborah Taylor-French at Dog Leader Mysteries

Have you seen this video?

No more puppies, please.

Did you know? Do you know?

Pssst! Please share.

Keep pets out of animal shelters. Spay and neuter your pets.

Don’t Be Dumb: Go Vote

By D. Taylor-French

Muzzles work well.

Well, they work on dogs. First dogs need training to wear them. When dogs need help not barking from excitement or nipping under stress of a gentle grooming, muzzle train by feeding small treats. My dog may not like wearing it. He does know it comes off in a short time.

Okay, Mom. Stop fooling around.
Little white dog gets muzzle training.

Citizens in the USA, do not let big business run our elections.

Go out and vote today.

Sydney’s got a smile for everyone that votes.

Good for you. You voted.
Dog with ears up, smiling.