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This is happening

Posted by act 4 animals on August 5, 2014 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)
Dear Animals for the Care of Treatment, I'm in Mississippi right now for a suspected hoarding case, and I'm seeing dogs who are suffering -- forced to live outside with no water and, in some cases, dying from their conditions. With your emergency gift today, we can continue to respond and to save animals from cruelty. We're finding dogs with fresh, open wounds and limbs that have clearly been broken for a long time. Many of them are terribly dehydrated and completely infested with fleas. But we're here working with local law enforcement -- and we'll be here until the dogs are safely removed from this awful existence. You've heard it before, but it's so important and so true. With a donation to your Animal Rescue Team today, you give the gift of tomorrow for these 60 animals and for those who are awaiting their day of rescue. You are their hope. Looking at these dogs' sweet, loving faces, I'm reminded of the rescues we've been a part of over the years. So many special animals -- each one with a different personality, but each one just as deserving of love. After we rescue these dogs today, they'll have the chance for a wonderful life that we humans are capable of giving. I'm going to get back to work now, but I want to say thank you for being there. It really means a lot that someone who cares about animals as much as I do is on the other end of this message. I hope you will you be a part of our rescue work with a gift today. Sincerely, Ashley Mauceri Manager, Cruelty Response The Humane Society of the United States

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Posted by Lee Rankin on July 12, 2014 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)
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Hold on to your heart

Posted by act 4 animals on July 12, 2014 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)
Seeing Sam's mutilated face brought us to tears after he was rescued by our Animal Rescue Team from a hellish life in a dogfighting ring. So, where is he now? Hold on to your heart as you check out Sam's "after" photo -- it's a remarkable transformation made possible by the support of caring people like you.

For Goodness�?? Sake: 5 Easy Ways to Be Kind (and Why You Should)

Posted by act 4 animals on July 7, 2014 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)
For Goodness�?? Sake: 5 Easy Ways to Be Kind (and Why You Should) Posted by Paula Moore at 12:31 PM | Permalink | No Comments Here�??s an easy way to ease depression, reduce anxiety, boost your immune system (and overall health), and increase your self-esteem: Be kind. New research is showing that practicing the Golden Rule is as beneficial to the �??giver�?? as it is to the recipient. In a recent article in Martha Stewart Living magazine, Barbara Fredrickson, a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina, says, �??A steady diet of kindness can influence physical health.�?? For example, in one study conducted by the University of British Columbia�??s Lynn Alden, people with high levels of anxiety who performed good deeds several times a week reported feeling less anxious as a result. Ready to try it out? Here are five easy ways that you can be kind, unwind, and help animals today: Offer to walk a busy neighbor�??s dog. Walking dogs is good for our waistlines, and Buddy will appreciate the attention, exercise, and change of scenery. Treat a friend to lunch. Is there a new vegan restaurant in town that you�??ve been dying to try? Invite a friend, and pick up the tab. Or buy a soy latte for the stranger standing in line behind you at the coffee shop. Play matchmaker. Research done at Duke University has found that matchmaking makes us happy, which is another great reason to volunteer at the local animal shelter. Imagine how good you�??ll feel when you help a homeless dog or cat find his or her forever home! Get gardening. Planting native flowers and bushes doesn�??t just beautify our yards: It�??s beneficial for birds, bees, butterflies, and our other wild neighbors. Make a donation. Elizabeth Dunn, coauthor of Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending, says, �??In both poor and rich countries alike, people get benefits out of giving money to others, and are happier when they give rather than keeping their wealth to themselves.�?? Why not �??adopt�?? an animal who is being cared for by Animal Rahat or give a doghouse to a lonely �??backyard dog�??? Read more: http://prime.peta.org/2014/06/goodness-sake-5-easy-ways-kind#ixzz36odKfr1V

URGENT: a plea for wildlife

Posted by act 4 animals on July 7, 2014 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)
Wildlife and Wildlands in Danger Dear Animals for the Care of Treatment, The U.S. Senate will soon be voting on the dangerous "Sportsmen's Act�??, a radical handout to extreme trophy hunting groups. In a single swoop, this legislation would open millions of acres of public lands -- including sensitive Wilderness Areas -- to hunting and fur trapping, at the expense of other land users and endangered and threatened species. It would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from even considering the issue of toxic lead ammunition which poisons wildlife and the environment. And it would permit the latest in a series of import allowances for sport-hunted polar bear trophies from Canada, encouraging trophy hunters to escalate the killing of threatened species around the globe. Your senators need to hear from you right now. Please make a brief, polite phone call today to Sen. Bill Nelson (202) 224-5274 and Sen. Marco Rubio (202) 224-3041 urging them to oppose S. 2363, the "Sportsmen's Act." And don't forget to send a follow-up message» Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO

Help PETA Bring Cruelty to Light!

Posted by act 4 animals on July 4, 2014 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)
Dear Animals for the Care of Treatment, An important new PETA investigation�??the first-ever look at the very beginning of the lives of the animals who have their body parts marketed as bacon, pork chops, and sausages�??has just revealed the hell that lame and injured animals endure at a facility owned by a worldwide leader in pig production. This new exposé provides a heartbreaking glimpse into the suffering of animals at a large supplier to meat companies�??a glimpse that Big Agriculture doesn't want you to see. Will you help us expose and stop cruelty to pigs�??and all animals�??by giving online today? The meat, egg, and dairy industries are attempting to pass "ag-gag" laws in order to stop investigations that document the industries' cruelty. What are they trying to hide? Recently, a PETA investigator documented that one pig, who was found missing his tail�??which caused him tremendous pain�??was simply left to die slowly in what workers tellingly called "the junk pen." Many pigs whose abdomens had huge bulges caused by protruding intestines were also relegated to that pen to languish without veterinary care and later just loaded onto trucks and taken to slaughter. Pigs at this facility apparently went without veterinary care for up to five days before being hauled to slaughter. During PETA's investigation, pigs were sent to be slaughtered at a facility of one of the world's largest meat producers�??more than 400,000 pigs are slaughtered by that company every week. If this is the best that the pig-breeding sector of America's pork industry has to offer, imagine the rest. Your gift right now will help us expose and stop cruelty and abuse and push back against new pressure to stop our investigations. As you read this e-mail, powerful corporations are pushing states around the country to adopt new "ag-gag" laws designed to silence caring people and punish those who investigate abuse with huge fines and even jail time. Rather than working to stop routine cruelty like that uncovered in our latest investigation, these bills would sweep that cruelty under the rug so that consumers and authorities might never see evidence of meat, egg, and dairy industry abuses at all! We need your financial support today in order to help animals and meet the growing challenge from cruel industries that don't want their actions exposed. This year, caring people have stopped "ag-gag" bills in Indiana and New Hampshire, but our opponents show no sign of letting up in their efforts to try to keep cruelty out of the public eye. In addition to working to stop proposed bills, PETA has filed lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the "ag-gag" laws in both Idaho and Utah. PETA's investigations have led to the first-ever convictions of factory-farm employees for abusing pigs and the first-ever felony cruelty-to-animals charges for abusing factory-farmed birds. Every month, after viewing our video documentation of the cruelty inside the meat industry, thousands of consumers request information on reducing and eliminating their consumption of animal products. Please help PETA press forward for the billions of sensitive animals who live in misery, terror, and pain. Thank you for all that you do for PETA and for the animals we help�??animals whose pain we are committed to ending. Kind regards, Ingrid E. Newkirk President P.S. While the best thing that you can do for pigs is to refuse to eat them, as long as companies continue to abuse them, we must do all we can to help these sensitive animals. Your gift right now will allow us to stand up for pigs�??and all animals�??and strengthen our efforts to expose those who try to hide the cruelty that they're responsible for. P.P.S. PETA isn't releasing the name of the company that abused these pigs, because of a promising new development. Progress like this will be hindered if industry has its way and succeeds with its "ag-gag" efforts, which would take away a vital tool in our work to help animals. Please support PETA's efforts to bring cruelty to light!

Bear hunting in Florida

Posted by act 4 animals on June 20, 2014 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)
Dear Animals for the Care of Treatment, A small group of vocal trophy hunters want to open a season on Florida's black bears. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be hosting public workshops throughout the state to get local citizen input on how this vulnerable species should be managed. Florida's black bears are still recovering after being hunted nearly to extinction. So if you're concerned about the fate of Florida's black bears like we are, please come to one of these meetings to show your opposition to a bear hunt. Trophy hunters will show up, so it's essential that animal advocates are there, too: Wed., June 25 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Sunrise: Sunrise Civic Center Ballroom (10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd.) Thurs., June 26 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Naples: Collier County IFAS Extension Office (14700 Immokalee Rd.) Tues., July 1 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Lehigh Acres: East County Regional Library (881 Gunnery Rd.) No public speaking is required -- we just need you there to show opposition to a bear hunt. Let us know if you can attend or have questions at [email protected] Thank you for taking action. Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO

Bear dead after inadequate care

Posted by act 4 animals on June 19, 2014 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)
Dear Animals for the Care of Treatment, When a concerned patron saw a bloody, wounded bear lying in a cage at The Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park (aka "G.W. Zoo") in Oklahoma in April, she did the right thing: She called PETA for help. The bear had reportedly been mauled by another bear and sustained multiple gashes along his backâ??two weeks earlier. That's right: For two entire weeks, the roadside zoo's owner apparently allowed the injured bear to languish and bleed without providing him with adequate veterinary care. Sadly, it was apparently too late for him to be nursed back to health. But it's not too late for the many bears, tigers, chimpanzees, and other animals trapped right now at roadside zoos. PETA members can help save themâ??will you make a gift today? Stand up for the thousands of bears, tigers, monkeys, and other animals suffering in roadside zoos. Make your tax-deductible gift of just $5 or more now and help PETA stop cruelty to all animals! With help from supporters like you, we're working to free animals from tawdry displays such as those at the G.W. Zoo. The injured bear was just the latest victim in a long line of neglected and abused animals at the sleazy menagerie. Owner Joe Schreibvogel is already the subject of no fewer than three other U.S. Department of Agriculture investigations, including one looking into the deaths of two tiger cubs last year. Justice for the animals who have suffered at G.W. Zoo and other roadside zoos may be slow and hard-fought, but we keep up the pressure for as long as it takesâ??because we know it works. Take the Chief Saunooke Bear Park in North Carolina, for example. After a PETA investigator documented that bears were being kept in dirty, virtually barren concrete pits, the facility closed down for good. Eleven bears were rescued and taken to a beautiful sanctuary in Texas, where they're free to forage for fresh food, play together, and live in peace. Without support from compassionate people like you, those 11 bears would still be suffering in abominable conditions today. Without your support now, other animals living in misery will never have a chance at a better life. Please, so many bears, tigers, and other animals need your help. Animals are being exploited right now, but you can help put a stop to it. Make your gift to PETA todayâ??even $5 makes a difference! Thank you for your support. Together, we're making a positive difference in the lives of animals who are suffering. Kind regards, Ingrid E. Newkirk President PETA

Urgent: Millions of Kittens Need You

Posted by act 4 animals on June 19, 2014 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)
While most Americans are busting out the sunscreen, beach balls and barbeques in anticipation of summer, the ASPCA is preparing for a different kind of season: kitten season. Sounds adorable, right? Unfortunately, there's nothing cute about kitten season. It's the time of year when cats begin to breed, flooding animal shelters across the country with homeless and newborn kittens. It is a tremendous population explosion, and, virtually overnight, the number of kittens begins to exceed the number of homes available. During kitten season, resources like food, money and space are stretched to the brink. And every year, millions of cats are euthanized simply because there aren't enough families to adopt them. But the ASPCA is determined to make a difference, and you can help. When you donate to the ASPCA, you are supporting our efforts to curb kitten season and find a home for every cat. From innovative adoption programs to successful spay/neuter initiatives, we're making real progress. In May, we announced plans for a brand new kitten nursery, which will help care for the thousands of newborn cats who come through our doors. Together, we can make a real difference for homeless cats and kittens in need. Please make a donation today, and help us turn these "dog days" of summer into the most cat-friendly season yet.

Sweltering rescue

Posted by act 4 animals on June 19, 2014 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)
Dear Animals for the Care of Treatment, In six months, I've been involved with six puppy mill rescues. This time our Animal Rescue Team was deployed to a property in Tennessee after receiving a call for help from local authorities. Here are just a few of the 101 rescued faces from Sunday's operation. When I first saw the dogs, what struck me most was the horrible condition of their skin. Nearly each dog is suffering from mange. If you can imagine having an intense, raw, inflamed, and unstoppable itch -- magnified by the unforgiving, sweltering heat and humidity -- then you might know a fragment of what these dogs have been going through. We put together a small Facebook album from the rescue to show you what's been happening (you do not need a Facebook account to view it). Also, did you know about our puppy mill tip line and online reporting form? If you suspect a puppy mill in your area, please let us know. We get about 100 calls to our tip line every month and we take each one seriously. Right now we're at the temporary shelter, working to get each animal the care he or she needs. We're only able to save these sweet, little lives and so many more because of the ongoing support from caring people like you. Sincerely, Tia Pope, Manager, Puppy Mill Response The Humane Society of the United States P.S. You can help ensure that your HSUS is on the ground wherever and whenever animals are in need by making a gift to support the work of our Animal Rescue Team today»