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6 Jul




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Today, a fellow friend of animals sent the following article written for The Huntington Post :

Three Hawthorne Police Officers Go Off Street Duty After Shooting Dog

It explains: Three police officers have been pulled from street duty for their safety in Southern California after a widely circulated video showed an officer fatally shooting a Rottweiler and drew numerous death threats. Hawthorne police spokesman Lt. Scott Swain told the Daily Breeze, the decision is for the officers’ safety after the uniformed officer shot the dog four times on Sunday. http://bit.ly/14OwxK8

Our Thoughts:

Seriously? The police are afraid of Animal Advocates? Animal advocates care saving lives not killing! They have to end this stupid comments that Animal Advocates are dangerous! Not even in situations of the Animal Liberation Front has a human ever died! They liberate animals and destroy property but never taken a single human life! Why send out a press release in which lies are being told? 

Karma will take care of those that are unfair! And I know these 3 will get back everything that they did…and it will make them feel the pain that Max and his human companion felt. Does the police really think that they will change the focus of the story? The safety of the police? I would say that the citizens are now safe that those three cops are off the streets? Who are they kidding?

The video shows the truth from any angle. Abuse of power and lack of common sense! The man that shot the dog lacks common sense. They should know that when a dog is going to attack the dog will not approach and look and wait for an answer from his human guardian like Max did. No matter from what angle the video is seen, the dog approaches and looks back and forth to the people attacking his friend. He knows nothing about uniforms…he just knows people attacking his friend. There was no need to draw the gun, the dog did not reach to attack anyone. His owner begged, the dog was looking for comfort. The man was not going to run…cause he had nothing to hide. If he would have wanted to escape he would have from the start. He surrender and offer no resistance to arrest, he just asked…”why.”

If police would have been smart…they would have allowed the man take the dog back to the car and calm him down. This could have been done without taking off the cuffs. Then police calls for a family member to take the dog or they call animal services to pick him up until the man arrested can pick the pup up. Unfortunately, dogs are seen as property in certain states…but if the dog lived in the house being investigated…then he was part of the evidence and he had no right to temper the “evidence.” Why didn’t any if the cops there think of anything of anything?! Why…because they have no training and they don’t respect sentient beings! If the cops action is said to be the right action at that moment…then how come other officers did not draw their guns? Why…because they knew there was no need to shoot the pup. Only one coward…one coward…thought it was the right thing to shoot an animal. BAD DECISION MAKING AND JUST A PREPOTENT RESPONSE ! #Justice4Max



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UPDATE on Stray Dog Living Near Busy Intersection in Madera, CA

27 Mar

UPDATE 4/9/12:  GREAT NEWS!  The Madera stray dog, now known as Rachel, is away from the busy traffic and is now SAFE!

According to Patricia, the wonderful woman who looked after this stray dog and worked so diligently to gain her trust, all her hard work paid off on Easter Sunday:

“We waited for her to sleep and walked up on her quietly and she raised her head right into a slip leash and she really did not even struggle just kind of rolled under the vehicle she was next to and started shaking, I was on the ground stomach down petting her with everyone shopping around me.

She never tried to bite or even growled at us not once, just very scared which tells me even more I think she is young, she has big feet and i think she is going to fill out beautifully.

While this is great news about Rachel, this lovely shy pup still needs a good home.  Patricia says:

“Rachel is in a kennel and has food and water and her own dog house as well as shade and safety while at Walmart she had none of those things, her bowls kept getting stolen and the poor girl could not rest in peace as traffic at this store is always a constant, she now has a nice quiet well kept yard and even if temporary she is better now than she has been in way to long.

We must now work on finding this amazing dog an amazing forever home. I would be lost without the help from wonderful people like yourselves and I am asking with all my heart for your help with everything else you do and all the others you help, please make room for this dog. She had it bad and as bad as she had it did not try to lash out at myself or my husband or Vendetta not once, look at her face and those eyes, she is tired and is probably wondering what next with everything she has endured. I love her and want what is best for her and all of them. I just pray we find her a home that deserves her”.

One look in this sad girl’s eyes says it all.  She needs a forever home.  Rachel was dumped in the Walmart parking lot, and it seems that both her heart and spirit have been broken.  Please help get the word out to help Rachel find her forever home.  She is a beautiful, sweet dog, who, after what she’s been through, deserves to be loved and pampered.

Patricia would like to thank Vendetta of Nut’s N Bolts Animal Advocates for all the help she gave, when other rescues ignored her plea for help.

To adopt Rachel, please contact Patricia at bluponi28@yahoo.com.

Note:  Patricia will be setting up a chip-in to help with Rachel’s vetting costs.  We will update this blog with chip-in information once it is set up as well as continue to follow Rachel’s story.

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Original story:  Urgent rescue is needed for a young stray dog, possibly a German Shepherd/border collie mix, seen living in an area near a four-lane road with a busy intersection.  He* may have been dumped in the parking lot; it seems as if the poor dog is waiting for his owner to return.

For the past few weeks, a concerned animal lover has been going out of her way to track his movements and has been leaving him food and water.  However, the woman has not been able to get close enough to this shy dog, which is why she is reaching out for help.

Doesn’t this make you wonder about the countless number of people who must have seen – and ignored – this pup as they made their way into the Home Depot and surrounding businesses?  Thank goodness for the one woman who cared enough about this young, nameless stray.  When she couldn’t catch him, she did not ignore him, but instead is trying desperately to get him help.

So PLEASE, friends, help get the word out, especially if you know of someone in Madera, CA. This dog has been treated as if he is invisible for long enough!  His life is in danger every day as he moves around in this high-traffic area.  Also, if he gets picked up by animal control, he will likely end up in a kill shelter.  This is why he so desperately needs a rescue to step in and save him.

The dog is medium-sized, skinny, and primarily black with some brown coloring to him.

Here are the locations where the dog is primarily seen:   in the parking lot on the side of the Madera Home Depot (2155 N. Schnoor) between the garden department and Starbucks.  He has also been seen near the Cazadores restaurant (see photo) located at 1663 N. Schnoor St., suite 101 and at nearby Lowes. It is frightening to think that in order to get from the Home Depot to the restaurant and back, the dog must have crossed four lanes of traffic!

If there are any updates on the dog (such as sightings), or if anyone can help, please leave a comment on this blog or contact Hand4Paws.

Good luck, little dog.  And please stay safe until help arrives!

(*It is not known if the dog is male or female, although for writing purposes the dog is referred to as a male)

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Laguna Vet and Animal Hospital Provides Support for Local Animal Rescue Organization Animal Crackers

6 Feb

LAGUNA BEACH, CA–(Marketwire – February 5, 2012) – The Laguna Beach Animal Hospital, headed by veterinarian Dr. James A. Levin is supporting the mission of a Laguna animal rescue group called Animal Crackers. The veterinary hospital provides discounted services to the animals rescued by the group, including vaccines, surgery and preventative medical care. They also help Animal Crackers to find new homes for as many rescued pets as possible through their email contacts, and by posting announcements about animals that need to be adopted on their Facebook page. Dr. Levin and his fellow veterinarians say they are eager to inform everyone in the area about the work done by Animal Crackers volunteers to rescue abandoned, abused and neglected animals and help as many of these animals find happy homes as possible.

According to Dr. Levin, the need to inform potential pet owners of rescued animals is significant.

“Gina and the folks at Animal Crackers have been doing an enormous labor of love for these neglected and often abused and abandoned animals for over 20 years now and it constantly amazes me how much they do, often with very few resources, to get proper care for these cats and dogs and to find them forever homes,” Levin said. “It’s hard work, so when they approached us for help, we just couldn’t turn them down. Our Laguna vet office helps with necessary medical care for these animals, and we also do whatever we can to inform people about animals that need a safe, loving family to adopt them. We really love working with Animal Crackers and, of course, the animals themselves.”

The Laguna Beach vet also stresses the importance of having animals spayed or neutered to reduce the staggering population of stray and abandoned animals in the area. According to Orange County animal shelter statistics, more than 5,000 stray dogs and cats are euthanized each year due to overpopulation. The Animal Crackers website states that, on average, they are able to rescue and place around 280 dogs and 80 cats in new homes every year. Dr. Levin points out that this just underscores how hard it is to keep up with the statistical need for help at local animal rescue organizations.

Veterinarian Dr. Hays Fyke, who just recently joined the veterinary team at the animal hospital, says that he was impressed by how much his fellow veterinarians were involved with Animal Crackers and other local animal rescue organizations.

“This is a great team of dedicated, experienced veterinarians and animal lovers, and I am glad I came to work with them,” Levin said. “I am also impressed by how they use social media to spread the word about spaying and neutering as well as letting people know about the dogs and cats that need good homes.”

The veterinary clinic’s Facebook page contains periodic updates about cats and dogs rescued by Animal Crackers. Families interested in adopting an animal listed on their Facebook page can contact Laguna Beach Animal Hospital or Animal Crackers. More information about Animal Crackers can be found on their webpage: http://animalcrackerspetrescue.com. More information about Laguna Beach Animal Hospital can be found on their website: http://lagunabeachanimalhospital.com.

Laguna Beach Animal Hospital
Laguna Beach, CA

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