Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Warning: Graphic video shows Sarasota man beating dog - WFLA News Channel 8

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SARASOTA FLORIDA - A Sarasota County man Stacy Sean Glover abused, tortured and brutally killed Athena, a miniature 12-pound Dachshund.



Young Puppy Beaten to Death Deserves Justice

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Athena, a miniature dachshund, being roughly thrown out onto a concrete patio. The dog then tries to take shelter under a table, but the puppy killer Stacy Sean Glover snatches her up. What happens next is extremely hard to watch. Glover allegedly punches little Athena repeatedly, before standing up with the dog’s lifeless body dangling in one hand.... 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

(59) Urgent Dogs of Miami

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(A1672710) I am a female black and white Terrier.

The shelter staff think I am about 6 weeks old.

I was found as a stray and I may be available for adoption on 01/14/2015

I try not to X-post because there so many shelter dogs all deserving better... yet they're killed simply because they have no home. The 'numbers' are over-whelming... a silent genocide that appears to have no end in site. How is it that "pet over-population" is NOT a (human) crime?

Sometimes it's the sad senior whose only 'crime' is that their human passed away, or the scared, abused with special needs...& always, puppies are heavy on the heart. But, this is my 1st lone, stray infant puppy. Please help little Petunia, please share...


Friday, January 9, 2015

Koalas sew need you this summer | IFAW - International Fund for Animal Welfare

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... IFAW is asking the public to make koala mittens from scraps of clean, 100% cotton fabric.

“Maybe you have some old cotton sheets or tea towels – just check that the material is 100% cotton,” Josey Sharrad said.   “These mittens are simple to make even if you’ve never sewn before. Just check out IFAW’s koala mitten pattern.”

Send your mittens to IFAW, 6 Belmore Street, Surry Hills 2010 and we will distribute them where they are most needed:  to the vets, vet nurses and wildlife careers who help our native wildlife in times of crisis...

Koalas sew need you this summer

Imagine the cry of a baby koala, separated from its mother through the haze of bushfire smoke. Koalas are one of the worst casualties of bushfires. On a normal day, they spend about 18 hours asleep in the fork of a tree and even when fully awake, they are slow-moving creatures with a top speed of only 10 kilometres an hour.

In a fast moving fire front, they are often the first to perish.

Injuries to paws, claws, face and ears are common and tiny joeys can often only wait in burning trees, crying for their mothers. I’ve worked with wildlife rescuers after fires and they tell me about seeing koala babies actually sitting in the trees crying.

It’s so sad...

They just sit there and wait to be rescued. If their paws are burned, they can’t grip and are at risk of falling out of the tree and while koalas can bite and scratch, once rescued, they are really docile creatures who will sit still and let you treat them.

No other species is like that. When we work with other species like possums, they are so frightened, they will actively fight their carers.

We have already seen rescued koalas coming into care in South Australia and Victoria during the recent devastating fires, but the good news is IFAW plans to supply special equipment to vets and wildlife carers who treat koalas.

Koalas with burns to their paws need to have them treated with burn cream and wrapped in bandages. They then need special cotton mittens to cover the dressings. All this needs changing daily so we’re asking if you can help us by sewing koala mittens – as many as they can before the fire season truly hits.

Koalas sew need you this summer

Koalas are often the forgotten victims of bushfires. The few that survive often have terrible burns to their paws and need burns cream applied daily. To protect their paws they need to wear special mittens.
This is where you can help! Download a mittens pattern and take the pledge.
Please post to IFAW, and we will distribute your lovingly made mittens to those in need.

Postal Address:
6 Belmore Street
Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Lonesome George, the last of his kind

Lonesome George, the last of his kind
please forgive us...

George...the rarest creature on Earth

George...the rarest creature on Earth
and the loneliest

Lonesome George

Every now and then George closes his eyes for a few centuries the stars stop for the occasion and the sun goes out, his night lit only by dream...

"Hello, big boy," she says, shell new and lustrous, green as the deep sea; and her eyes deep as the dark gems that glow deep where it roots...

George, lifting his nose skyward still seeing her behind his closed eyes moves forward
slow as lava oozing from the bottom of the sea

His scaled feet arch like trees first planted then pulled up from their roots...

"I'm coming," he says.

Written by, Steve Campbell

"Lonesome George" is the name given by biologists to the last surviving male Giant Galapagos Tortoise. There are no surviving females.

The entire Giant Galapagos Tortoise species was destroyed directly by humans. The tortoise's shells were used to make tourist trinkets. The shell is part of the tortoise's body (like turtles). Without their shell, they die much like a human having their skin removed (I imagine, equally as painful).

Items that were made with the tortoise shells include women's hair clips & barrettes, ash trays, decorative shoe horns, letter openers etc.

The animal was usually still alive when it's 'soft' body was cruelly cut out from it's shell. In countries like China, and the Island of Bali, this brutal and unethical practice of live tortoise/turtle slaughter continues.

George is approximately 90 years old. In 2008, great efforts were made to help George produce offspring by fertilizing eggs of a 'close' relative species. Sadly, the experiment failed.

George is the rarest known creature in the world and... the loneliest.

Extinction is forever.

Lonesome George, the window to his soul

Lonesome George, the window to his soul
Pain and Suffering is Universal

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