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#Justice4Max Sign the petition and read our stand

6 Jul

 

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Please make sure to sign the petition started by Scotty Reid:
Click Here: Petition | Hawthorne Chief of Police Robert Fager: Terminate officers for violating oath and endangering the public | Change.org

Watch the Recorded Live Feed of the Justice for Max peace rally : Click Here

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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Justice for Phoenix the dog

3 Jul

Hand4Paws would like to inform all all the 12,644 supporters that gave a voice to Phoenix that today we celebrate a victory for animals! The maximum penalty has been given to one of the two teens that attacked him. Each person that made up the prosecution team defending Phoenix are heroes and deserve all of our love and respect for the victory attained today. The judge sentenced Adell Zeigler to two years in prison plus banning him from owning an animal for 7 years. He will start serving this sentence in the month of October of 2013. Right now he is still in jail because of other charges. It may not be enough time or punishment that he received compared to the torment that Phoenix lived through. The Judge gave maximum sentence and it is a step in recognizing that animal cruelty and abuse will be punished.

Thank you to the staff of Buffalo Small Animal Hospital for saving Phoenix’s life. This is your victory! This is a victory achieved by Phoenix. Thank you to the guardian angel and now human companion of Phoenix… He survived, he has the heart to forgive humans and still trust in the goodness and kindness of those around him. This is a victory for animals in New York. Today, human law has favored on a non-human animal. They are sentient beings that deserve for us humans to care for them and protect them.  Bravo to all that signed, shared, tweeted and gave a voice to little Phoenix.

While in jail, Adell Zeigler has been boasting via phone that he is now famous because of what he did to little Phoenix. He has no remorse; he shows no respect for life, he is a criminal and even District Attorney Frank Sedita called him a sociopath. The time passes fast and he will be out of prison, please share the article and petition so people know his name and his face. Those that hurt animals will hurt humans.

In the interview done today with Adell’s lawyer, Ann Nichols, expressed reproach for those compassionate people that wanted to adopt Phoenix and to the people that signed the petition and sent letters, we would like to extend a word of respect for taking the job of defending the person that is known for such a horrible crime. We are very sorry that the child protection services and those that are in government to protect the innocence of children failed Adell Zeigler.

Here is the article that came out today with the information of the case. Please be sure to watch the video.

Teen learns sentence for puppy burning | WIVB.com http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/crime/teen-learns-sentence-for-puppy-burning

For the original petition link click here: https://www.change.org/petitions/honorable-city-court-judge-of-erie-county-court-justice-for-burned-puppy-phoenix

Breaking News! A rescue is taking Barchiel!

31 Mar
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We are happy to inform you that Barchiel has found a rescue that will find him a happy forever home. Sioux Empire Pit Rescue is an all volunteer 501C3 rescue group in Sioux Falls South Dakota. Sioux Empire’s mission is to promote responsible Pit Bull ownership, provide breed education, combat pet overpopulation, and find qualified homes for sound Pit Bull dogs in South Dakota.
Barchiel will be traveling from Edinburg, Texas all the way up to Sioux, South Dakota. This little guy is moving up state! Joy Benson has directed the transport operation for Barchiel. He will travel by car. Eight people are involved in a seven-state transport for him.
We are still asking for your help to cover the costs. So far, the online fundraiser has lost momentum and we are asking for your help to make this happen.  Find it in your hearts to give a little for dear Barchiel. This has been a long journey towards a happy ending for our now happy little friend!
So far, you have helped raise $696 for Barchiel. We still need $1,500 to cover all the miles he has to travel and medical expenses. Please give kindly. He still has a long way to go to a happy ending.

Click here to DONATE!!! click here

 

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Bring joy to your organization! Barchiel is looking for a rescue!

23 Mar
He only wants to be loved...

He loves neck rubs!!

  • 2yrs old
  • HW+ (will start treatment soon)
  • 62lbs.
  • He is now tested and vaccinated.
  • He is a little timid but not aggressive.
  • He takes food just fine in a bowl and shows no food aggression when adding more to his bowl, or taking away.
  • He loves to be loved on.
  • If you can help pull him to a rescue organization (501c3) OUTSIDE OF THE South Texas Area
  • Contact: Nellie Zamora   nelliezamora@msn.com Rescue Program Director For Palm Valley Animal Center
Palm Valley Animal Center
2501 West Trenton Road,
Edinburg Texas 78539
956-686-1141

http://pvaconline.com/

Donations: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/9SStd

My name is Barchiel (Angel of Compassion).  I used to sleep on an old dirty mattress until a nice lady found me and asked the Pharr Animal Control Unit to pick me up and bring me to Palm Valley Animal Center.  My two-legged friends at PVAC give me lots of attention, toys, and love.  They even let me help them work during the day.  On their breaks, they give me neck rubs and boy does that feel great!  Little did they know how well behaved I am, as I listen to their stories and never make a mess.  I like sleeping and relaxing on my own personal rug.  They feed me my meals in a bowl, which I had never had before. I am getting “Five Star” treatment!

I am two years old, have been vaccinated and am currently being treated for heart worm. Two ladies have been raising money for my expenses, as I will need to continue with my heart worm treatment and eventually get neutered.  So far my piggy bank has $486 and growing.  I would love it if you would let me come live at your rescue organization until I find my forever home.  I’d give you a big lick on the face if you do!

Justice and Honor for the dog named Bridges.

5 Dec

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The following is a letter by one of our Facebook Friends; Christine Martin. She is being a voice for Bridges. Bridges is no longer with us and has crossed over the rainbow bridge. She sent us this letter in order to gain support and for people to know Bridges’ story. Please take the time to read and take action in order for the terrible thing that happen to Bridges not to happen again to another animal. We are all a voice to animals. They need our support and signature. Please, Read, Sign, Join and Share!
Dear Hand4Paws,

I’m writing to you in regards to a sad case involving a young German Shepherd (named Bridges) who’d been rescued from a High Kill shelter in Georgia after he’d been dumped there when the young man that owned him died of cancer. After surviving at this shelter for some time, Bridges was finally rescued and was sent to a boarding facility in Butts County before being transported to his new home. During his stay at this boarding facility, Bridges was shot and killed by the owner Jose Ortiz (who was later found to be operating this boarding facility illegally). Bridges survived a high kill shelter but didn’t survive this boarding facility and Bridges never made it to his new home.

Even though no charges have yet been brought against Jose Ortiz, the Georgia Humane Society is now involved and are pursuing criminal charges of animal cruelty against Mr. Ortiz.I’m writing to your organization to ask whether you and your members would like to sign a Petition at the Care2 Petition Site (sponsored by Lauren Bjorklund) which is seeking Justice for Bridges: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/627/019/957/justice-for-bridges-the-sad-and-neglected-german-shepherd-shot-by-boarding-owner/?cid=FB_Share
We’d also really appreciate it if you would check out the “Honor for Bridges” Facebook page and share it with friends since the more people that know about this case, the less likely that other animals will share the same fate as Bridges:http://www.facebook.com/HonorForBridges
This is the new poster by the Georgia Humane Society on Bridge’s story (which shows a photo of Jose Ortiz one day after he shot and killed Bridges):http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=388172201254640&set=a.344832305588630.79675.344519782286549&type=1&theater
Georgia Humane Society website: http://www.georgiahumane.com/ and their email: joan@georgiahumane.com
Georgia Humane Society Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaHumaneSociety
Thanks for your time and for everything that you do to help animals in need,
Christine Martin
Denver, CO

Gordon Shell, The Dog Fighter

10 Oct

Hand4Paws really appreciates the work being done by Gordon Shell, MMA fighter turned fighter to help dogs. His documentary, The Dog Fighter, is scheduled to be released next month, and this great film needs more exposure.   We are asking our friends who care about dogs to please contact CNN and Ellen DeGeneres, asking if they would interview Gordon Shell.

Gordon Shell’s story was shared on the iReport site for CNN. Although it has over 1,000 views and recommendations, it was never chosen to be aired.

You’ll see what we mean when you read more about Gordon Shell and watch the trailer for The Dog Fighter:  http://www.examiner.com/article/mma-fighter-gordon-shell-begins-a-new-fight-saving-detroit-s-dogs

Would you please help Gordon Shell (and dogs everywhere!) by sending an email to CNN and Ellen via their online contact forms:

CNN story ideas:  http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form11e.html

CNN Anderson Cooper:  http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form5.html?10

Ellen DeGeneres:   http://www.ellentv.com/be-on-the-show/10/ 

Thank you, and please share this!  When we work together, we can do amazing things!!

Here is a sample letter:

Please consider interviewing Gordon Shell.  His documentary The Dog Fighter is scheduled to be released in November 2012.

The Dog Fighter is the inspiring true story of mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Gordon Shell. When a medical condition threatened to end his career as a fighter, Shell didn’t back down, but continued to fight. This time, however, the fight was for a different cause: the homeless and abused dogs of Detroit. The documentary covers the transition Shell made from MMA fighter to The Dog Fighter. Shell states “I started pushing harder since I’m a fighter and work with fighters. I think we have a bigger voice to go after the bad guys.”

His is a great human interest story.  So many people are interested in the things Gordon Shell is doing for all animals.  When his story was published in the online article below, it went viral. Although his documentary depicts what happens in Detroit, it portrays the reality of many cities across the United States as well as the whole world. He is a great human being working for a great cause, helping man’s best friend.

He is especially against dog fighting.  In his own words: “I’m fighting. So the dogs don’t have to.”

Please watch the movie trailer in this article: http://www.examiner.com/article/mma-fighter-gordon-shell-begins-a-new-fight-saving-detroit-s-dogs

Thank you for your consideration.

Dolores speaks: Remembering pets during the holidays

4 Sep

The holidays are slowly creeping up upon us all.  It does not matter what faith you are the last few months of the year and the first month of 2013 holds a special holiday for each of us.  Do you remember your pets? We do at our home, Maurice and Cassandra get an extra packet of catnip with their toys and Beau has his usual toys waiting for him under the tree.  Do you think about the thousands of sheltered animals during the year or maybe during the holiday months?

Taken from the online dictionary the definition of an animal shelter is

“An establishment, especially one supported by charitable contributions, that provides a temporary home for dogs, cats, and other animals that are offered for adoption.”

The cats and dogs in these shelters do not have gifts given to them during any time of the year unless we care enough to donate. At our home we donate regularly and during the holiday months I make sure some special treats go to a specific shelter. The animals in these shelters have no one, it is very sad especially when the reason they arrive to the shelter varies greatly.  Some “pets” are dropped off because the “owners” get tired of them, are having a baby or just do not want them anymore. Sad isn’t it? Some dogs and cats arrive as strays, injured and picked up off the streets by an angel that did not want to see them die alone. There are so many animals that arrive at the shelters due to neglect, abuse or both. They are reported to authorities who then bring them to the shelter to keep them safe and treat them at a clinic for their injuries.

See the pattern? I would guess that 50% of the dogs and cats at the shelters have no idea why they are there and miss the human affection they once received. The other 50% are there due to abuse, safe now but for how long?

If these cats and dogs are in a no kill shelter they are lucky compared to the ones that end up in a high kill shelter and if not adopted out will be euthanized. Are you now getting a visual of what is happening to so many dogs and cats? It is sad.  That is why if not during the year, please during shelter week or the holidays please go to a shelter and leave a gift.  Gifts can be toys, a bed to sleep on, healthy treats and/or food. You might not get a verbal thank you but the wag of the tail or the purring of their motors will be enough to know that you have made a previous pet happy just for a little while.

Hopefully the shelter will be placing the animals; hopefully they will find their way into a loving home. Hopefully they will not be euthanized as so many are each yr. Until they do help them out, donate something to a shelter and help to find a friend or neighbor adopt a pet instead of shopping for one.  The shelters are full; the volunteers in these shelters could also use your time to help with the animals. This is another good way to show you care and to wish good cheer and give love to a lonely dog or cat sleeping in a small cage on a cement floor.

Maurice, Cassandra and Beauregard are all rescues and they have all rescued us and claim part of our hearts for life as did our previous pets that crossed over the bridge. Please remember the animals during the holidays and hopefully through the yr. You can even donate used pet beds and toys that are in good condition, shelters are not picky and neither are these lonely animals.

If you are considering adopting a pet for a relative or friend please do not do this UNLESS you ask this person. The thought of bringing an animal into a new home has to be a mutual agreement between the people receiving the pet and the giver of the gift. You might think someone wants a puppy, think again will they want a dog when the puppy is full grown? Animals are forever not throw away holiday gifts.

Have a happy holiday, stay safe and please remember the animals less fortunate than the ones you cherish in your home. Please adopt don’t shop. Also always remember to be the voice of the voiceless.  If you see abuse, stop abuse and report abuse.