Tuesday, May 06, 2008

It's Be Kind to Animals week!

This week is Be Kind to Animals Week - so what can you do to be kind to animals this week and every week?

Here are some simple things you can do during Be Kind to Animals week and throughout the year to show kindness to animals courtesy of American Humane.

Speak out for animals. Get active in local animal welfare policies and legislation. Also, register with us to receive timely Action Alerts about issues affecting animals. You’ll be able to make a difference for animals with just the click of your mouse.

Report animal abuse. While acts of violence against animals are tragic in their own right, they are also a red flag for other violent behavior, including domestic abuse and violent crime.

Appreciate wildlife. Create an inviting space in your yard and garden for butterflies, hummingbirds and other creatures.

Share kindness. Teach the people in your life, especially children, about the importance of being kind to animals.

Make a donation to your local animal shelter. A donation can be your time, money, or needed items like pet food or laundry detergent. Call them first and see what they need.

Adopt a pet from a shelter or breed-specific rescue. Approximately 8 to 12 million animals enter our nation’s shelters every year, and more than half of these pets will have to be euthanized because of a lack of homes. Local shelters are the best place to find companion animals, even purebreds -- one out of every four dogs in a shelter is a purebred.

Help solve the tragedy of euthanasia of adoptable animals by not contributing to the problem. If you have pets, make sure they are spayed or neutered. Pets should be microchipped and should always wear a collar with an ID tag, so they can be reunited with you quickly if they are ever lost.

Be a responsible pet guardian. Keep a collar with an ID tag on your pet, in case he or she gets lost, and take your pet to the veterinarian every year for vaccinations and a health check.

And from me? Give your pup, kittie, sheepie, hammie, rabbit and all the animals a big hug!


  1. Be kind to your buds, get them a crate for stylin' car rides!

    It looks like Tinkerbell won't be able to ride in Paris' lap anymore:


    We have Kennel-Aires permanently installed in our limo, but that is because I am so handsome.

    Your friend,
    Splash the Lab

  2. Splash! Great suggestion and thanks so much for the article, way cool! I would vote for that in a second.

  3. My mom would also like to say that if you are going to invest in a crate, get a good one. Most will not protect the occupants in a car crash.

    There is a great story here about the value of a good crate.

  4. More good stuff Splash! Thanks. I'm going to add some of this to my Car Safety Squidoo Lens - http://www.squidoo.com/dogcarsafety

  5. Love. What is love.
    You can not touch it.
    Or can you.
    A loving wife can be touched.
    My 2 dogs Pandora and Cypress can be touched.
    My past girl friends who I was in love with could be touched (one of them by my friend with out me knowing, but thats another story).

    Love. Can you hold it in your hand?
    I can hold my dogs in my hand.
    They are pure bread American Pit Bull Terrier.
    The breed is very smart, strong and loving.
    No other breed has been temperament tested (by way of 2 dogs in battle with
    2 dog handlers with in inches of the fight knowing that the dog would never
    bite them) the way the APBT has.
    I would never, ever, ever even think about fighting my dogs.
    I have never seen, wanted to see, or been to a dog fight (or a cock fight for that matter).
    Does that mean I can not respect how someones grandpa can win The Ultimate Strong Man competition,
    or be boxings' Heavy Weight Champion of the World?
    Does that mean that you love unconditionally.
    Can I say "I love the way I see your grandpa Swartz in your eyes to your Jewish grandson
    wile being in front of Nazi guards looking for Jews to exterminate and throw in jail?
    I love my Jew.
    I love my American Pit Bull Terrier.
    Hear me scream.
    Here me Thomas Jefferson!
    Here me god!
    Here me you people on the "left" trying to take away my rights.
    Here me people on the "right" trying to take away my rights.
    Here me fellow amputees who are in pain!
    Here me single people who have no family but there pet!
    Here me!
    Here me!
    Here me! The humane society openly hired ALF members and claim to want to help the APBT -
    by putting them to sleep.
    The rights that are the most important are the ones you don't believe in.
    America here me!
    America I cry for you.

    I am 34 years old.
    What has happed to our freedom loving ways?
    Is it just the "headline mentality", or are we as a country judging people way to much?

    Punish the deed, not the breed.

    Any one remember Our Gang.
    The Little Rascals?
    The dog Pete was a match dog.
    He was an APBT.
    Did you ever see him act mean toward the kids?
    Were they scared, or did they love the dog Pete with his big black circle around one eye?

    My dogs have been on TV to promote kids to be good people.
    It was a 3 minute Character Education Program that ran on many cable channels.
    We should have made one for the "adults",
    I think they needed it more.
    They wanted to pay me for the use of them, but I said no.
    Its my duty to help make the APBT more respected and loved.
    It helped!

    My photo of my dog Cypress was chosen to be displayed at a local museum in a photo contest.
    She did not win, but the breed did!
    Among various photos was mine.
    "Cypress at the Salmon".
    A older lady asked me at the opening night show "where is the Cypress tree".
    I told her the dog was named Cypress.
    Cypress and her puppies were the only photo used in the American Dog Breeders Association magnet
    handed out at the Las Vegas Dog Convention in 2003.
    They were used for the cover of the ADBA Spring 2003 gazette.
    Our girl Addy is helping mentally disabled children at a school in San Francisco.
    The parents and kids love their Addy.

    Come and kill her.
    Come and take Addy away from the children in the Bay Area.
    She is Vicious!
    She is a pure bread American Pit Bull Terrier.
    Thousand of family members killed off in Denver!

    I will die for her.
    I will die for America.
    We fought (along with our dogs, some of which were APBTs') to long for our rights to loose them in
    my life time.

    Cypress is love.
    Pandora is love.
    A strong marriage, thats love.
    The bond between myself any my family who live 720 miles away, thats love.
    Willing to die for your family, that is love.

    Good luck America.
    I still love you.

    a guy trying to keep the SS away


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