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.
The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) presents their 2016 International Captive Wildlife Conference in San Andreas, CA. It will be held Friday through Sunday, November 11, 12, 13.
At the conference, they will be addressing the confinement and use of exotic and wild animals. They will focus on elephants, bears and big cats. Speakers will also be discussing the ‘next wave of sanctuaries for elephants, orcas and nonhuman primates’. Speakers are leaders in the ‘fields of scientific research, sanctuary care, conservation, law and animal welfare, policy and care’.
San Andreas is PAWS’ ARK 2000 sanctuary where they care for elephants, lions, black leopards, tigers and bears. The conference will include a tour of the sanctuary, a 2,300 acre natural habitat.
Save A Rescue is a wonderful organization trying to save lives. They are helping abused animals by offering a search directory with rescues, shelters and adoptions. They are crowdfunding for a new van to relocate dogs and cats from high kill shelters to make California a No Kill state.
Paws of War is ‘helping a vet’ while ‘saving a pet’. Their mission is admirable and very much appreciated by veterans and their shelter dogs, and deserves much praise.
“To train and place shelter dogs to serve and provide independence to our U.S. military veterans that suffer from the emotional effects of war.”
Veterans are not charged for this service. The cost is absorbed by donations to the Paws of War. This wonderful service provides life-long support to our veterans and their dogs through personalized one-on-one training sessions. Animals are such loving, devoted companions. It is no wonder how helpful they are to anyone. Paws of War’s approach is helping abused animals at the same time as helping the veterans. A totally win-win situation.
We salute and honor all veterans today on Veteran’s Day, and every day. Thank you!.
Meet a wonderful organization that is helping abused animals “from idiot humans”.
Since March 2011, Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue has rescued over 1300 dogs from shelters across the country. This non-profit, all volunteer network of rescuers transports dogs from pounds in the rural south, dogs that are on the ‘kill lists’ in high kill pounds. Some of those pounds practice inhumane methods of euthanizing the dogs. Some have over a 90% kill rate.
The loving people at Badass utilize professional rescue transporters to ensure that the ride up from these pounds to Brooklyn are comfortable and stress-free. The dogs are taken to foster homes for training and some get adopted. Badass takes meticulous steps to finding an appropriate match, including personal references, a vet reference and a home visit before they allow the adoption to take place.
In addition, rescued dogs provide medical care, including spay/neuter, vaccinations, tests for heartworm and other medical services.
Please visit their website http://www.badassbrooklynanimalrescue.com to find out more about their wonderful efforts, to foster a dog, volunteer, or donate.