animal rescue

Best Friends Animal Society -- Call for Help

After the fold, I've posted a reprint from an email put out by Best Friends Animal Society, regarding assistance needed in the wake of Hurricane Ike.

The list was forwarded to me from Alana Stevenson, MS, CDBC:

    Alana Stevenson, MS, CDBC
    Dog and Cat Behavior Specialist, Trainer
    Small Animal Massage Therapist
    "The Right Way the First Time, Teaching Your Dog Kindly and Humanely" (2007)

As we've all seen, human and property damage isn't the only toll taken when disasters strike -- pets, wildlife and livestock often incur significant damage and disruption as well. Please help in any way you can, and add any other groups you are aware of who could use assistance in the comments.

Thank you.

Heart of a Lion

Wild animals are not pets, and people should never ever ever ever forget that.

That said, there is a capacity for human/animal bonding -- an exceptional occasion where love and respect wins out -- that should not go unnoticed.

The flick below is of a woman and a lion who shared a very strong bond. The woman rescued the lion six years ago, when the King of Beasts was malnourished and in a bad way. They've been together every day since, even after the lion had recovered and she'd brought him to a local zoo.

Sweet, eh?

Nevertheless...Wild animals are not pets, and people should never ever ever ever forget that.

Over the flip, another video -- another example -- of a happy, playful lion and the incidental damage that it caused a martial arts practitioner during a magazine photo shoot...

Animal Rescue Site ... Give 'em a Click

Enough politics, be kind to the animals - standingup

The Animal Rescue Site focuses the power of the Internet on a specific need — providing food for some of the 27 million unwanted animals given to shelters in the U.S. every year. Over 10 million animals are put to death every year in the U.S. alone because they are abandoned and unwanted.

from the mailbag...

This arrived in email this morning, and I thought it was worth passing along.

2 clicks of your mouse can make a difference.

The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals. It takes less than a minute (How about 20 seconds) to go to their site and click on the purple box 'fund food for animals' for free. This doesn't cost you a thing.

Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising.

Click here to go to The Animal Rescue Site.

So, give 'em a click. Doesn't cost anything except the time it takes for the page to load.

Image credit: Biscuit