About: Pets of the Homeless

About: Pets of the Homeless

Pets of the Homeless, legal name Feeding Pets of the Homeless, is located in Nevada.  Helping abused animals is not the only way to help animals. They are a nonprofit volunteer organization that provides pet food and veterinary care to the homeless across the United States and Canada. Of the approximate 3.5 million Americans that are homeless, between 5% to 24% have dogs and/or cats.

The homeless not only need to find ways to help themselves. If they have pets that they love, they want to take care of them too. Pets of the Homeless utilize collection sites that accept pet food donations. They deliver it to distributing organizations (food banks, homeless shelter and/or soups kitchens) which have agreed to distribute the pet food to the homeless and poor.

Pets of the Homeless sponsor veterinarians that go to where the homeless congregate and provide veterinary care such as vaccines, spay/neuter and other needed treatments at Wellness Clinics.  They assist homeless shelters that will allow pets sanctuary with their owners by shipping crates so that the homeless can come in out of the cold and heat.

Pets of the Homeless addresses many initiatives: recruiting collection sites and distributing organizations as well as awarding grants, answering hundreds of requests for information on how to start a pet food pantry, how to volunteer, how to help a homeless person on the street, how to donate if there isn’t a collection site in the area, where to take pet food, and where to get pet food and veterinary care.  They work with social workers, school children, Scouts, churches and companies who want to help. They talk with homeless everyday about their pets.

By helping the loved pets of the homeless, you are also helping the homeless.

“Feeding Pets of the Homeless believes in the healing power of companion pets and of the human/animal bond which is very important in the lives of many homeless.  They find solace, protection and companionship through their pets.  They care for their pets on limited resources so they themselves have less.  Our task, nationwide, is to feed and provide basic emergency veterinary care to their pets and thus relieve the anguish and anxiety of the homeless who cannot provide for their pets.”

Visit their website to find out  more about their initiatives such as:

  • Promoting to veterinarians and pet related businesses the importance of joining the organization as a collection site
  • Campaigning to food distributing organizations the importance of distributing pet food to the less fortunate
  • Speaking out on the issue of pets of homeless and disadvantaged
  • Providing funding to licensed veterinarians and other nonprofit organizations that meet our objective to administer veterinary care to pets of the homeless
  • Providing funding for crates to nonprofit homeless shelters that will allow pets sanctuary with their owners

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10 Victories in Helping Abused Animals

10 Victories in Helping Abused Animals

Here are more than 10 victories in helping abused animals that lift our spirits. Of course, there is SO much more to do. These victories were enabled by great compassionate heroes and organizations. They were also enabled by people sharing information about the realities of animal abuse and signing petitions.

Four Paws UK saved lion cubs Masoud and Teres. Four Paws International saved Simba and Saeed. They also saved Misa, a little bear, who is making progress since she was rescued from being permanently trapped in a cage.

Humane Society International stated, “U.S. pro-trophy hunting group, Safari Club International announced it will not allow captive-bred lion hunts to be sold or promoted during its conventions, will no longer accept advertising from operators offering these hunts, and will prohibit entries of captive lion hunts into its record books!..huge step forward for lions.”. UK and Taiwan governments have announced bans on ivory sales, a huge win for elephants.

Portugal: Vegan options are required by law now.

Compassion in World Farming: Sodexo (one of the largest food service companies in the world) expands chicken commitment in Canada, a huge development in the fight to end factory farming.

The Humane Society: Great Dane brutal commercial breeding operation was stopped.

In Defense of Animals: San Francisco bans fur sales.

IFAW team responded to more than 4600 stranded marine mammals since 1998. “One day a record-breaking 17 dolphins were rescued after becoming stranded on the shores of Cape Cod.”

Vegan biotech companies are disrupting the leather industry.

Non-dairy milk is growing.

IBM is helping to protect rhinos with their technology which predicts threats and combats the poaching in South Africa.

All these organizations and efforts are helping abused animals, saving many and bringing awareness of the abuse.

Thank you to all!

 

HSUS TAFA Conference in Washington DC was awesome

HSUS TAFA Conference in Washington DC was awesome

I just attended my first the Humane Society of the U.S.’s ‘Taking Action for Animals‘ (TAFA) conference in Washington DC, in July. What a great experience. I had the chance to learn about all the wonderful ways HSUS and volunteers are helping abused animals. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet compassionate, like-minded people, who love animals and are helping with animal welfare issues through animal advocacy. There were many conference sessions that enlightened us on topics such as the legislation process, and learning how to deal with compassionate fatigue. I met many district directors including from my state in NY and the many district leaders who volunteer.

The Humane Society Legislative Fund provided us with information in preparation for Lobby Day regarding the critical bills that we discussed with the legislators at the Capitol Hill. These were related to Representative Steve King’s cruel amendment to the Farm Bill. We discussed the benefits of the Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act to allow abused women take their pets to shelters, the Parity in Animal Cruelty Enforcement (PACE) Act to stop the cruel animal fighting (cock fighting) in the U.S. territories, the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act making it illegal for the U.S. to eat dog and cat meat. We also reviewed the attacks on the ESA and Wildlife to keep endangered species protected.

We viewed a special screening of “The Last Pig”, a heart-wrenching movie produced by Allison Argo. She is an amazing film producer who focused on animal issues in many of her films.

 

Would you like to keep up with what is happening globally? Visit www.helpingabusedanimals.info.

Want to go vegan? Visit www.JustVegan.Shop for great vegan products.

 

 

 

 

Manufactured Leather and Fur are Helping Abused Animals

Manufactured Leather and Fur are Helping Abused Animals

Great news!

More and more companies are manufacturing products with materials that look and feel like leather and fur, but are not derived from animals. This is because they realize how abusive leather and other materials and fabrics are when made from animals. And they also realize that consumers are becoming more aware and conscious of their purchases, wanting compassionate products. Consumers are demanding an end to animal testing and animal derived products. Businesses that don’t meet this growing consumer demand are growing go out of favor.

 

Meet a pioneer and global leader in vegan design, Deborah DiMare. Her video explains how wonderful these new products are and why more consumers are choosing compassionate products.

Deborah is an accomplished vegan design expert, luxury interior decorator, published author, TV personality, educational speaker, a global influencer for the vegan design movement and founder of DiMare Design. She created VeganDesign.org to promote an understanding of fabulous vegan options and why these should replace animal derived products.

Click HERE to see a list of many beautiful vegan fabrics taking over the market.

Vegan Design Online Class

VeganDesign.org offers an accredited online courses for professional designers, students and non-professional compassionate consumers that care about animal welfare.

Certified Vegan Class

The Vegan Design 101 Online Class

When purchasing, please use the code ‘HelpingAnimals‘ to receive 20% off.

Consumers will learn how wonderful vegan materials are. Professionals will receive a Certificate of Completion to display on their marketing materials. Students will receive an accredited 7.5 CEUs.

Other offerings include on-site classes, lectures, seminars and internship programs.

Consumer trends show that:1

56% of Americans stop buying from brands they believe are unethical.

16 Million people in the U.S. are now vegan or vegetarian. That is a growth of 13 Million since 2009.

 72% of Americans oppose testing products on animals.

30-55% of global consumers are willing to pay more for socially responsible companies.

One BILLION animals are killed every year for their skin and fur. 1

Animals feel pain too

Innovative materials are a true luxury, rather than [animal] leather, which as become a commodity.

Stella McCartney

Fashion Designer

Design Industry Statistics1

  • 80% of the world’s leather comes from China. China has no regulations on leather, so dogs and cats are often used for leather hides.
  • The fur and skins industry is not transparent about the statistics. The following estimates are based on research:
    • 12 geese for 1 down pillow
    • 8 cows for 1 sofa
    • 150 chinchillas for 1 full-length coat,
    • 60 minks for 1 full-length coat

For additional statistics, please see https://vegandesign.org/industry-facts/.

Leave No Paws Behind is Helping Abused Animals

Leave No Paws Behind is Helping Abused Animals

Pets are family. Animals have feelings, they fear, they suffer pain, they have emotions and love for their owners. How can people dump their pets in the cold or at shelters? This is heartbreaking. These pets are devoted to their human families. They mourn lost owners.

There are organizations that are helping abused animals. Leave No Paws Behind is one that lovingly helps these poor senior betrayed animals. They offer end of life support and specialized medical services to these loving animals. Foster care assists until the healthy pets are adopted. The more medically challenged rescues that suffer with terminal and/or severe medical conditions are placed in hospice/long term foster care for as long as needed. Some of the rescues arrive in mutilated conditions from abuse.

Leave No Paws Behind is a non profit located in California. We have listed this organization on our rescue directory. For more information please visit their website too. Also checkout their store and Facebook page.

Leave no paws behind

About White Coat Waste Project Helping Abused Animals

About White Coat Waste Project Helping Abused Animals

white coat waste project

Here is a great way to save taxpayer dollars. And even better, a way to save animals.

The government is supposed to protect all our country, yet they spend about $12-$15 billion tax dollars every year for wasteful experiments on loving animals … cats, dogs, monkeys and other animals. These experiments are brutally cruel. They are useless. Animal lovers and taxpayers aren’t aware of all of this and haven’t approved these experiments.

The White Coat Waste Project, under the leadership of its president Anthony Bellotti, is fighting back. The White Coat Waste Project is the recipient of six “Congressional Waste Warrior” awards. They are helping abused animals by

  • investigating and analyzing these government experiments, the abuse, and the cost,
  • educating the public about these abuses,
  • building a coalition to resolve the issues.

Sample abuses (as per http://www.whitecoatwaste.org/the-facts/):

  • Stuffing hamsters with pizza: $?
  • shrimp fight club: $707,000
  • shrimps running on treadmills: $? see reference: Shrimp running on treadmills
  • Lab Mouse Gender Inequalities $10 million
  • Doped Up Rats: $185,625
  • Stuttering Mice: almost $2 million
  • Vomiting Dogs: $?
  • Monkeys on a treadmill: almost $3 million
  • Green Tea Force-feeding: $?
  • Pig patients: $1.1 million

Currently, the USDA wiped out animal welfare reports and abuse data from its website. Many have protested this action and several lawsuits are being pursued to get this data back online.

For the first time, there will be an audit of the government’s animal labs, thanks to the bi-partisan support, led by Representatives Ken Calvert (R-CA) and Dina Titus (D-NV). See http://www.FactAct.org

Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Reps. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.), Tom Marino (R-Pa.), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.) and Dina Titus (D-Nev.) were honored by the White Coat Waste Project for their efforts in these initiatives.

Animal lovers are

  • Urged to sign a petition at http://www.whitecoatwaste.org/take-action/
  • Contact Congress
  • For more information and/or to donate, visit The White Coat Waste Project website at http://www.whitecoatwaste.org
  • Ask your senators and representatives support the bipartisan bill to increase transparency about animal experimentation with the FACT Act at http://www.factact.org 

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