Tag Archives: Animal Advocacy

No Justice for Raider

24 Jul

Update on Petition that was started early 2012…and she was just sentenced this May of 2013


Sarah Rust from Indiana. Found guilty of animal abuse.

Sarah Rust: Jail time from May 08,2013 till June 14,2013.

Then, 275 days on probation under Hamilton County Community Corrections that was then filed under the Residential Project Contract. She is not to consume any alcohol or be in a place where alcohol is the primary product served. She has to participate in anger counseling, and a CARE evaluation and treatment.

The petition is not a victory although it was delivered to the targets and although she was found guilty.  

She did not get the maximum penalty for Class D Felony she committed and because she still gets to be around animals. For a class D Felony the maximum is 3 years in the state of Indiana.

The petition is now closed. As it is done for each petition, we wanted to give the end result of the justice system. This time, it has failed for animals. We will not give up as long as we have the support and dedication of caring animal advocates.

 Thank you very much to all that signed and shared the petition.

Click here to visit change.org petition 


VetDepot Commits to Increasing Support of Homeless Animals in 2012

1 Mar

Online pet medications retailer VetDepot plans to increase their support of the pet community in 2012 by adding to their list of shelters and rescues that receive product donations as well as continuing their promotion of responsible pet care.

Encinitas, CA (PRWEB) February 29, 2012

VetDepot™, an online pet meds and pet supplies retailer best known for their commitment to saving pet owners money with their everyday low prices, is also committed to promoting responsible pet ownership and helping homeless pets across the country.

In the past year, VetDepot has donated thousands of dollars worth of products and gift certificates to animal shelters and rescues all over the United States. Unfortunately, many shelters and rescue organizations are consistently overcapacity with limited resources. VetDepot is proud to do its part in helping these dedicated organizations come to the aid of homeless animals in need. Common donation packages include supplements, flea preventatives, treats or grooming supplies including leading brands like Frontline Plus, K9 Advantix, FortiFlora, GlycoFlex, and CET Chews. Rescues and shelters can sign up to receive product donations by contacting pethero(at)vetdepot(dot)com.

In addition to its donation program, VetDepot is also an advocate for responsible pet ownership. VetDepot regularly publishes helpful tips and information relating to pet care on their blog and in the resources section of their website. VetDepot hopes that by educating pet owners about proper pet care, the warning signs of serious illnesses, and current pet food recalls, that pet parents will be better equipped for taking responsible care of their faithful companions.

VetDepot is excited to continue their support of the pet community by increasing the number of shelters and rescues that receive donations in 2012 and maintaining their commitment to being a resource for the latest in pet care news and information.

About VetDepot:

VetDepot offers the very same pet products available from your local veterinarian with savings of up to 60%. All VetDepot products are backed by their 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. VetDepot is LegitScript certified, has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is committed to low everyday prices and excellent customer service. Check out their website at http://www.vetdepot.com or call their toll free customer service line at 866-456-0400. Give your pet the BEST!™


Protest Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s appointment of Callie Hendrickson to the BLM National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

1 Mar

 The following posting is to promote the initiative started by Wild Hoof Beats. This is the information posted from The cloud foundation:

On Thursday, March 1, 2012:
Join thousands of concerned and caring Americans around the country.
Protest Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s appointment of Callie Hendrickson to the BLM National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board[1] representing the General Public.

Background: Callie Hendrickson is the Executive Director of the White River and Douglas Creek Conservation Districts representing ranching interests, many of whom have permits to run livestock on public lands in northwestern Colorado. The organization successfully petitioned to become an intervenor on the side of BLM to completely remove the West Douglas Creek Wild Horse Herd on the Western Slope of Colorado.

  • Ms. Hendrickson supports the sale without limitation of all unadopted wild horses to the highest bidder (including slaughter buyers)
  • Ms. Hendrickson will speak at the second pro-slaughter conference (Summit of the Horse) in Oklahoma City this spring. (Sue Wallis’ creation.)

Does Callie Hendrickson represent you? If your answer is NO, then please call, fax, and email Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and politely, but firmly ask that Callie Hendrickson’s appointment to the Advisory Board be rescinded immediately.

Tell the Secretary that she does not represent you or the 80% of the General Public opposed to horse slaughter[2].

Number to Call: (202) 208-3100
Number to Fax: (202) 208-6956
Address to Email: feedback@ios.doi.gov

[1] The nine-member BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board recommends management strategies to the BLM. Hendrickson would join Jim Stephenson (appointed June 2011) on the Board. Stephenson openly advocates for horse slaughter. BLM has discussed killing wild horses in holding since at least 2008. With Hendrickson, they may have just the Board they want —a Board that could recommend to BLM that they dispose of the wild horses in holding.

[2] A recent nationwide poll reveals that 80% of Americans oppose the slaughter of U.S. horses for human consumption. The survey shows that Americans in all parts of the country, regardless of their gender, political affiliation, whether they live in an urban or rural area, or whether they own horses or not, are against the slaughtering of our nation’s equines. The survey was sponsored by the ASPCA and conducted by Lake Research Partners.

Lady Marie Bear is scheduled to die for no reason

22 Feb

Lady used to be a stray dog. A dog that walked aimlessly the streets and each day tried to survive. One day she found her way to the loving home of Glen Marie Friend and settled in with a compassionate family. According to an article on www.lifewithdogs.tv Lady was unjustly seized from her loving home and has been kept at Nelson County Animal Control in the city of Lovingston in the state of Virginia. To Read more of the story of Lady continue reading on lifewithdogs.tv and click here for the link.

Hand4Paws is calling on all animal advocates to join the efforts of Larisa Scharikin Vice President at The Lexus Project. There has been a community on Facebook under the name of Save Lady Marie Bear. Please join in order to keep updated on the case.  Also there is an ONLINE PETITION , we urge you to consider giving your voice to Lady Marie Bear and add your name to it. The petition is targeting the Nelson County Animal Control.  If it is within your possibilities to donate money to the Chip In for Lady Marie Bear, please do so. According to the Facebook Admins of the community they explain that the attorney works pro bono but that there are still court costs that must be paid and that a trust fund is being set up for her.

To sign the petition please click here

To donate for Lady Marie please click here

To join the Facebook Community please click here