Sunday, February 1, 2015
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Saturday, January 17, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
(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...
PLEASE DO NOT BREED OR BUY WHILE ANIMALS IN SHELTERS STILL DIE
Friday, January 9, 2015
... IFAW is asking the public to make koala mittens from scraps of clean, 100% cotton fabric.
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Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Friday, December 26, 2014
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15% of the purchase price will be donated to help save dogs, through the Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association, Inc. (ACDRA, Inc.).
ACDRA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2002 that covers the Mid & North-Atlantic regions of the U.S. Our goal is to match displaced Australian Cattle Dogs with suitable homes while also educating the public about this highly energetic and intelligent breed. We provide a web presence for the many foster homes, shelters and other rescue groups who have happened upon these unique dogs too. We exist to save ACDs from euthanasia, abuse, neglect and abandonment and find them forever homes
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.