Sunday, May 31, 2009




This boy was picked up stray and is located at the Hancock County dog pound in Carthage, ILLINOIS. He is 1-2 years old, 65 pounds, large size, super sweet, social, outgoing, friendly and good with other dogs, cats/kids/housebroke unknown. He has until the end of next week and if not rescued, he will be pts. I think he is stunning!! Please if you can help save him, contact me at westhancock9@mchsi.com . Transport is available for him. THANK YOU!

Open Your Heart and Pocket book !!!

This is Sinatra she is a 3-4 month old Siberian Husky that was hit by a car on the 23rd May and taken to the Emergency Vet Clinic by a Good Samaritan, as she was a stray they wouldn't treat her but they gave her pain meds and sent her over to animal control where she sat in a cage in sick and injured for 4 days before she could be released to rescue
As you can see from her X Rays today she has a fractured Pelvis, fractured Femoral Head, Fractured Left Tibia and Fibula. Due to the extent of her injuries it is the vets opinion she has to have surgery to repair all her injuries at the same time or be humanely euthanized and that is the last thing we want, when with surgery she is expected to make a FULL recovery and lead a long happy 4 legged life !! Because of her injuries she is going to go to K State for the treatment. *updated* It is expected to cost at least $2500, she is expected in Manhattan this afternoon and should be there for about 5 days
If you can help by donating even $10 it would be greatly appreciated. This is the link for Sinatra's Fundable if we don't meet the goal we don't get anything.
http://ssomail.charter.net/do/redirect?url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.fundable.com%252Fgroupactions%252Fgroupaction.2009-05-27.2444978164%252Fgroupaction_view
No donation too small every little helps!
Sinatra's condition can be verified by Dr Brooks at Meadowbrook Veterinarian Hospital (316) 733-6866
Thank you so much !
Julie Smith
Wichita, KS (316) 207 5166

Scared PUPPY MILL DOGS Need Some Loving Homes


URGENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
These boys were surrendered to the Hancock County dog pound in Carthage, ILLINOIS. We have a puppy mill in my county that has been occasionally releasing dogs. These boys are 8 months old. The full beagle boy is very shy, hasn’t snap or offer to bite but scared to pieces. The schnauzer/beagle boy is also very shy but is somewhat more trusting. Both boys are going to be euthanized if not rescued. I am hoping someone with puppy mill dog experience will give these boys a chance. They appear to be in good health although no confirmed vetting was given. If you can help save them, please contact me at
westhancockk9@mchsi.com. Transport is available for them, thank you!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Cow Eyed Look Generally Pays Off

Yea !!! Yea !!! Yea !!! Dogs are only suppose to eat DOG FOOD......not in my world. If my humans are anywhere near food I put on my best "PATHETIC" face and quietly sit next to them staring at them until one of them breaks. From time to time after an episode of Cesar Milan they will (which generally means MOM will) decide that everyone needs to stop feeding us table scraps. This might last for a day or two until the Jack Russell and I work them over with our best techniques. She turns into jumping Jack Flash that always seems to yield good results or at the very least lots of laughs. When she finally gets frustrated and gives one of her ear piercing yelps the game is over though. The family will go into shut down mode when one of her glass shattering yelps emerge from that tiny body of hers. Check out this plate I just cleaned. I should get an award for the Plate Cleaner of the Year. Throw out the dishwasher Hudson's in the House.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Our region with my two girls around has been hit horrible bad!!!

According to "mom's" panties we are still in the 1950's stage of global warming. If you gauge it on my Brooke or Maggie we are in crisis mode of the global warming crisis!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Stray Rescue Needs Our Help!!!

THE EMAIL BELOW IS FROM RANDY GRIM WITH STRAY RESCUE OF ST. LOUIS. THEY DESPERATELY NEED FOSTERS. IF YOU CAN FOSTER OR KNOW A DOG LOVER IN THE ST LOUIS, MO METROPOLITAN AREA WHO COULD HELP OUT NOW WE NEED THEM! To foster go to www.strayrescue.org & fill out the application to foster.
THANKS FOR CARING!
Hey gang- First thank you for all those who have open their homes and hearts to our strays. I have a moratorium on rescuing anymore until we can move our kids out of the kennels and vet clinics.this kills me for I have to say - as well as donna and Darrell- "hang in there, we will save you soon" to hundreds of street dogs waiting for their second chance. So here it goes-Please if you can squeeze in a dog into your home, let Tara know. If you have a friend or family member without a dog, ask them to take one of our "only" dog strays. If you are skilled at fostering and think you can handle an only dog stray and separate them from your crew.you get the Randy Grim Merit Award JTo put it in perspective we are using 4 to 6 kennels, just one of the kennels bill was over 15,000! We are working our butts off to raise the money for the new shelter but with the new reality it isn't going to happen as fast as we all thought one year ago.We have close to 300 dogs in our system- which is amazing but also means many more will die for we just don't have the space. That is the part of rescue that breaks me, eats me up. Help us out if you can.You guys rock! I am so blessed to have people who step up to the plate so often- you all! The strays I know thank you.If you are fostering too many as it is- remember to hit up as many adoption events as you can and network as much as you can.Last month I was walking with Donna down maybe a 50 foot alley to feed our strays. We found 3 dead and one who we promised to help in the past. We see so much and we have become "tough" inside to deal with what we see but that day I held Donna while she sobbed. I felt guilty for the week before I was going to get her and I didn't. It's brutal out there. It's reality.If you foster I will mow your lawn and send you a big bottle of Vodka (a rescuers medicine J ) Ask Tara and Marianne who at the kennels might fit in your home and please keep helping. The strays need you, I need you.
Randy Grim Founder

Beautiful Retriever Needs Home

This is a LAST CALL for Legacy. She is a wonderful retreiver and needs rescue now! Please contact shelter or myself if you can help her. Can be totally vetted for $95!
Legacy is at the Independence MO shelter. She is beautiful and has a great temperament. Seems to be fine with other dogs. She is past date and needs out ASAP or faces euth! She has been there too long. Please help her find rescue! She is such a great dog! Shelter phone is 816-325-7207 and 816-325-7211.I can assist if you are not local. Thank you!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Breeder Raided.....

A Breeder near Hollister MO was raided and his dogs taken from him this morning. There are 5 adults and 19 puppies. There are 4 PB female German Shorthair Pointers and 1 PB male German Wirehair Terrier. He is the Daddy of all of the puppies. They are being taken to the Joplin Shelter where THEY ARE NOT SAFE!!! Joplin had to put 25 dogs down last week and they were talking about putting some of these down as soon as they came in due to space issues. Almost all of the puppies are liver and white and they range in age from 6 weeks to 6 months. The adults are all between 1-2 years. If you can help any of these adults or puppies you may contact Sandy Huey at 417-483-4064. She is trying to get pictures. You may also call Stephanie the ACO of Hollister who can answer questions about them at 417-332-0172 and you may call Carla at the Joplin Shelter at 417-623-3642.

Friday, May 22, 2009

How To Find A Healthy Pet When Looking To Add A New Family Member

Spend More Time Playing Fetch Than Running To The Vet
SAY NO TO CRUELTY!!!
Pups sold at pet stores are often born in PUPPY MILLS...where dogs are kept in small cages and bred over and over to produce as many puppies as possible for the largest profit. These puppies are often ill.
VISIT A SHELTER!!!
There are many reputable facilities throughout the country and we have fabulous shelters in the St. Louis area. Hudson's favorite is The St. Charles Humane Society on 1099 Pralle Lane St. Charles, Missouri 63303 (636) 9918 or (636)949-2475. Pets are both examined thoroughly by a vet and given all their vaccinations to make sure they are up to date and healthy. Before adopting any animal review the medical files to be sure the animal isn't sick.
TRY A RESCUED DOG!!!
Locate rescue groups in your area at akc.org/breeds/rescue.cfm or google the breed you want and the word rescue group behind it. Hudson has a ton of them listed on the side of this blog. The groups care for abandoned purebreds and put them up for adoption. You can always write to Hudson telling him what type of dog you are looking for and he will help you look and write a post about it.
PICK A BREEDER!!!
Visit the person's home. Do Not buy a dog without seeing where the parents of that dog are kept. If the breeder has excuses why you can't see the parents DO NOT BUY THE PUPPY. Be sure dogs are kept inside and not in cages, and meet the pup's parents to see if they look healthy and cared for. A good breeder in Hudson's mind shouldn't have more than 10 breeding dogs. Hudson and his family stumbled across a breeder who was proud of their dogs and how they treated them. They had 10 dogs in each 10 foot by 3 foot chained in cage on cement and no over hang to protect them from severe weather. They were not able to tell a bicshon from a cocker spaniel because they fur was so dirty and matted. They are 100% positive they were never cleaned, groomed or petted by the looks of them. They had 8 rows of 10 dogs in each fenced in area and a total of 4 sections of this.Do the math that is 320 dogs which is on the small side for MISSOURI PUPPY MILLS. These dogs never got treated like a pet being brushed, petted or even having their feet touch the grass. You aren't SAVING THE PUPPY by buying it. You are putting money into the hands of greedy, insensitive people who don't care about the breeding dogs.
source: Kathleen Summers, director of the STOP PUPPY MILLS campaign of the Humane Society of the United States.
REMEMBER Missouri is the Puppy Mill Capital of the Country!!!!
Do not buy a dog at a flea market or a pet store!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Chihuahua's Need Loving Home

These darling Chihuahua's are at St. Charles Humane Society at Highway 94 and Pralle (1009 Pralle Lane St. Charles, Missouri 63303) If you are interested in adopting these two love birds you can call Michelle at (636) 949-9918 or (636) 949-2475. You can also check out their site at http://www.stcharleshumanesociety.org/ . This is a fabulous NO KILL SHELTER that only charges $95.00 adoption fee !!! I highly suggest you check out their facility and these precious dogs. They always have purebreeds and gorgeous mixed breeds as well as puppies.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

No Kill Revolution Is Upon Us

Animal Lovers Allege Animal Neglect Continues
The No Kill Advocacy Center has sent a letter to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors demanding immediate improvements in the treatment and care of animals in its Department of Animal Care & Control. Failure to do so will lead to the filing of a motion in court to hold the agency and the County in contempt for violating a court order resulting from the 2007 lawsuit against it by animal rescuers, taxpayers, and the No Kill Advocacy Center.
To read the letter, click here.
See the Channel 2 news investigation by clicking here.

Reforming Animal Control Packet
You can get a CD with all of the documents in the Reforming Animal Control section of our website, including other "How To" manuals, sample flyers, information guides, and more (a total of over 100 documents in all), and a signed copy of Redemption, the award-winning book about animal sheltering that is being called a "must read for anyone who cares about animals or about building a compassionate society," in our Reforming Animal Control/Building a No Kill Community Packet.
For more information or to order, click here.

Building a No Kill Michigan
Greenville, MIJune 6, 2009
Sponsored by Friends of Animals.
Come to the seminar which has been called "a prerequisite for rescue groups and organizations that are serious about changing their communities to No Kill.”
For more information or to register, click here.

California to Shelters: Embrace No Kill
The California Assembly is considering Assembly Concurrent Resolution 74 which,
would urge local animal services agencies, local animal shelters, agencies under contract to provide animal services, societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals, and humane socities to embrace the philosophy of the No Kill movement and implement its programs and services aimed at ending the mass killing of sheltered animals.
For a copy ACR 74, click here.

Transforming Your Community
Two years ago, in January 2007, we did a series of Town Hall-type meetings and surveys to determine how the Washoe County (Reno), NV community felt about its shelter, the Nevada Humane Society. Those efforts revealed deep dissatisfaction in the community, especially among animal welfare stakeholders (rescue groups, feral cat caretakers, No Kill shelters, and others) with the job being done. The vast majority did not believe the humane society was doing enough to save lives.
Today, a community survey in January 2009 revealed that:• 93% support the direction NHS is moving in;• 95% gave the humane society positive ratings on adoption efforts and results; and,• 93% say NHS has a good or great public image.
Learn how the NHS turned its shelter - and community - upside down! Click here.


Go to the "What's New" section of our website at www.nokilladvocacycenter.org or click here to learn more, including Second Edition copies of Redemption, No Kill Conference 2009 info, Arizona's No Kill legislation, and more...


No Kill Advocacy Center
6114 La Salle Ave. #837
Oakland CA 94611
www.nokilladvocacycenter.org

We used a special device to read this cats mind and....

the device heard her mind say " Puppy I hope you can go from 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds when you get off me."

Monday, May 18, 2009

Operation Sterile Feral


JOIN US!!!
. FOR MORE INFO ON STERILE FERAL GO TO www.metroanimal.org
Jack & Jill's Scrub-InTheir 1st Annual Dog Wash
to supportOperation Sterile Feral
Muddpuppies in O'Fallon
May 19-22
$15 for a self-service dog wash
Jack and Jill are the official spokes-cats for Muddpuppies.They started life as unwanted feral kittens.Through TRAP-Neuter-Return they're happy to say that their old home is now sterile.Help support Operation Sterile Feral's efforts to humanely reduce pet overpopulation.*(99% of dogs highly approve of this program)*

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Join In For A Great Cause

Join a group of fabulous protestors across from Mid-Rivers Mall ( off Sue Mandy Rd in the shopping center on the west side of Mid-Rivers Drive next to Toys R Us) Sunday, May 17, from 1:00 to 3:00. This store is owned by Herman and Bonnie Schindler, the biggest puppy millers in MO.

Please join us for all or part of the time and/or help spread the word.

Signs will be provided or you may bring your own; literature is also provided.
Meet near the entrance by Steak n Shake

Friday, May 15, 2009

Join Hudson On This Fabulous Event In St. Louis

Help HSMO Fight Substandard Puppy Mills on June 2 I will be attending this event and thought that you may be interested as well.Join HSMO on June 2 to Network with Other Women and Learn Ways You Can Help Fight Substandard Puppy Mills in Missouri! The Steering Committee of the Women’s Leadership Council invites you to join them at the Humane Society of Missouri's headquarters at 1201 Macklind Ave. on June 2 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for a cocktail reception and forum about eliminating substandard puppy mills in Missouri. Complimentary wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Click here to RSVP and learn more about the Women’s Leadership Council and Missouri’s substandard puppy mills. Governor Jay Nixon’s recent visit to HSMO Headquarters announcing the state’s new program, Operation Bark Alert, gives us cause to believe that HSMO and the WLC are making progress in addressing and ending this horrific and shameful Missouri practice. Be a part of this dynamic group of women and join the Women’s Leadership Council as a member today! Please spread the word and forward to other women you think might be interested. For more information email Stephanie at sprewitt@hsmo.org or call (314) 951-1508 View this message in your browser.Forward this message.Read our privacy policy.If you wish not to receive future HSMO email communications please follow this link to unsubscribe.Update your email preferences or user profile.Contact: The Humane Society of Missouri · info@hsmo.org · 314.647.8800 · http://www.hsmo.org/
Humane Society of Missouri ·
1201 Macklind Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Spay and Neuter of Kansas City, Missouri has it going on!!!

Rabies Clinics:
Thank you to everyone that signed up for tomorrows, May 16th, rabies clinic-we are fully staffed!May 30th- Rabies clinic from 9-12; we still need 4 volunteers. (Please note: there will NOT be a Re-Orientation at 8AM). Please email tamara@snkc.net to volunteer.
Open House:
You are invited to join us on May 27th from 10:00-7:00 for our OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATION!1116. E. 59th. KCMO 64110
Tour our new facility (NE corner of 59th and Troost)
Enjoy Cookies and refreshments
Sandwiches and drinks will be served from 4:00-7:00
"Looking to the Future" presentation and supporter recognition at 6:15
We look forward to seeing you then!!
Volunteer Social:
JOIN US AFTER WORK!!!!!
JUNE 3rd and meet other SNKC Volunteers at Uno Chicago Grill located on the Plaza. 4710 Jefferson, KCMO. SNKC staff will arrive around 5:15 and look forward to seeing you there. PLUS- when our SNKC fundraiser coupon is presented-up to 20% of all sales for the entire day will go to support SNKC! Bring your friends, family and neighbors and eat some fantastic food while contributing to a great cause-
DECREASING PET OVERPOPULATION!For coupons, please email Nicole Philipps at nicolep@snkc.net.
Contact Us:
Questions? Please contact us at 816.353.0940 or email Tamara at tamara@snkc.net.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Life Can Be Tough.......

No Matter How Tough Your Life Gets At Times.

ALWAYS REMEMBER:

There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Can You FInd Room In Your House For This Sweet Dog???


This boy was picked up stray and is located at the Hancock County dog pound in Carthage , ILLINOIS . He is very sweet, social, outgoing and friendly. He is around 4-6 years old, 70ish pounds, shorter and stockier. He only has until the end of this week, Friday, and if not rescued he will be PTS. PLEASE if you can help rescue or sponsor this boy, contact westhancockk9@mchsi.com Transport available.
Can someone PLEASE PLEASE HELP this sweet girl. This is just so unfair for her to have been left behind.

Lacey is a gorgeous year old lab mix girl with beautiful brown eyes and stunning chocolate highlights in her fur. She has spent months in various temporary spots and she feels unwanted and unloved. She has gotten to where she doesn't want to eat or come when she is called even though she is perfectly healthy. She will eat and cheers up with some TLC but we just don't have the manpower to give her what she needs all the time.Several months ago, she was picked up by animal control and a rescue said they would take her if she could be vetted. She was spayed, heartworm tested negative, brought up to date on shots, wormed, and checked out by the vet. Then she waited, staying in whatever open slot or boarding facility we could scrounge...but she waited for nothing because the rescue backed out. They no longer want her. Lacey has already been abandoned by the humans who were supposed to take care of her and she deserves better than to be let down again. She will not make it without help. Lacey spent much of her puppyhood in a cage, please help me get her out. She needs someone to love her and care about her future. Pleasecrosspost and email Jennifer at jrose_w@yahoo.com if you can help.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Two Puppies Need Loving Home

These two puppies were dumped at a elderly lady's house and she has been feeding them but wants them to go somewhere safer than her house.
They are approx 5 months old and will soon be coming into heat..I know one is a female-not sure about the other. I have not seen them in person. The rural mail carrier finds all these dogs on her route and then tries to find homes for them...If you can help them please let me know. Or Crosspost to anyone needing puppies...( is there such a thing?). .I am now supplying her with dog food for them and I worry about their safety...
If you want to adopt one or both call LHolloway1948@aol.com
Laura Holloway SEMO Animal Rescue Alliance Inc. Lilbourn, MO.

DO NOT BREED OR BUY WHILE MILLIONS DIE IN SHELTERS SHOW YOU LOVE YOUR PET'S.


SPAY AND NEUTER BEFORE 6 MONTHS OF AGE. THEY WILL LIVE LONGER, HEALTHIER LIVES.

Friday, May 8, 2009

ANIMALS @ RURAL SHELTER (SMALL RURAL TOWN KILL SHELTER FULL!) VARIOUS DEADLINES FOR EUTH - SEE BELOW.
HELLO FRIENDS,

ATTACHED ARE SOME PICTURES I WAS ABLE TO GET THIS AM, AT A SMALL TOWN RURAL KILL SHELTER. I AM PROVIDING YOU WITH PICTURES AND AS MUCH INFORMATION AS THEY HAVE GIVEN ME ON SEVEN CASES, SEE BELOW. THE SHELTER IS FULL AND THESE ANIMALS WILL BE EUTHANIZED! THEY HOLD FOR FIVE DAYS AND THAT IS IT. I'M TOLD ALL CAN GO NOW, BECAUSE OF SPACE LIMITATIONS. THESE ANIMALS WILL BE EUTHANIZED AND THEY WILL NOT GIVE ME ANY ADDITIONAL TIME, DUE TO BEING FULL.

1 - BORDER COLLIE MIX, MALE, NEUTERED, GREAT PERSONALITY, APPROX 1-2 YEARS OF AGE. BEAUTIFUL WHITE TEETH! SEE PICTURE MARKED BORDER COLLIE. DEADLINE IS SATURDAY AT 10 AM.

2 - CHOW MIX. SEX UNKNOWN. GREAT PERSONALITY, VERY SWEET. APPROXIMATELY 2-3 YEARS OF AGE. SEE PICTURE MARKED CHOW MIX. DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 5PM.

3 - ROTTIE MIX, MALE, NEUTERED?, GREAT PERSONALITY. APPROXIMATELY 5-8 YEARS OF AGE. SEE PICTURE MARKED ROTTIE MIX. DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 5PM.

4 - SHIBA INU MIX, MALE, NEUTERED?, GREAT PERSONALITY. APPROXIMATELY 3-5 YEARS OF AGE. SEE PICTURE MARKED SHIBA INU MIX. DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 5PM.

5 - MEDIUM HAIR, BLACK TABBY MIX FEMALE CAT. VERY SWEET. APPROXIMATELY 1-2 YEARS OF AGE. SEE PICTURE MARKED MAMA CAT. DEADLINE EXPIRED!!!! WE HAVE TEMP PLACEMENT FOR HER BUT NEED HELP!

6 - MEDIUM HAIR, BLACK TABBY MIX FEMALE KITTEN, VERY SWEET. APPROXIMATELY 6-8 WEEKS OF AGE. SEE PICTURE MARKED BABY KITTEN. DEADLINE EXPIRED!!!!! WE HAVE TEMP PLACEMENT FOR HER BUT NEED HELP!

7 - SIX TO SEVEN PUPS ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE ANYTIME THIS AFTERNOON. POLICE WERE WAITING ON SEARCH WARRANT TO ENTER PREMISES TO REMOVE PUPPIES. I HAVE BEEN GIVEN NO OTHER INFORMATION OTHER THAN THEY CAN GO IMMEDIATELY DUE TO ABONDONMENT AND SHELTER BEING FULL. I WILL SEND PICTURES AND INFO ONCE I HAVE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, AND PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL ME IF YOU ARE ABLE TO HELP. WE ARE OUT OF SPACE RIGHT NOW AND CAN NOT TEMP HOUSE ANYMORE ANIMALS AT THE MOMENT, THEREFORE THESE ANIMALS NEED YOUR HELP. I WILL HAVE TO PU, PER AGREEMENT WITH THIS SHELTER, BUT CAN MEET YOU AS CLOSE AS LEES SUMMIT OR WARRENSBURG (MISSOURI) TO TRANSFER. TISHA/CARRMISSOURI EMAIL: CARRMO@WCBLUE.COM OR 816-697-5055/816-332-1021.

Duke Wants A Forever Home

Please help Duke! We REALLY need him moved...he is stuck in boarding with no happy ending in sight. He is a fantastic dog, FULLY VETTED, HW negative, good with kids, cats and dogs and has a great, laid back personality. He is ready to find his forever home. Email Kim at Kimtou@yahoo.com if you can help him find a forever home.

Who Says We Can't All Get Along

Now how is this for cute ??? Please write in the comment section what you think the title of this should be.....

Hamilton, Illinois Special Needs Shepherd In Need Of Rescue


This boy is located in Hamilton, ILLINOIS. As you can see, he is a special needs boy. Can anyone help???? He is around 5 years old, sweet loyal boy who was found stray. He has been fine with my dogs. He is NOT vetted yet….I have attached a couple of video clips of him too. PLEASE if anyone has any ideas on how to help him or know of any rescues that will help Rehome him, contact me at westhancockk9@mchsi.com . Thank you! Anissa http://ssomail.charter.net/do/redirect?url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.youtube.com%252Fwatch%253Fv%253DqL3KSOB0Yog http://ssomail.charter.net/do/redirect?url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.youtube.com%252Fwatch%253Fv%253DqL3KSOB0Yog

Thursday, May 7, 2009

National Geographic Launches Unprecedented Attack On Breeders and Pet Stores

National Geographic Launches Unprecedented Attack on Breeders and Pet Stores
Folks this is serious.
On May 8, 2009, National Geographic TV will launch their United States campaign against the sale of puppies by professional pet retailers. Dog Whisperer’s Cesar Milan narrates the documentary entitled ”Inside Puppy Mills.”
To see TV show times click here.
This is part of a very public campaign of the animal rights movement to amend regulations in the Animal Welfare Act, economically preventing the professional breeding and retailing of puppies in the United States . However, all humane societies and rescues would be exempt from regulation and would potentially be the only remaining option for the public to acquire puppies. Rescues and humane societies charge a “minimum mandatory donation fee” for each puppy that they sell to avoid any state or federal laws concerning the sales of puppies. Rescues and humane societies already have total immunity under all states “puppy lemon laws” for reimbursements of veterinary bills, civil penalty fines, and criminal penalties.
Please forward this email of fellow breeders and pet industry leaders.
Sincerely,
Bob Yarnall, Jr.
President
American Canine Association, Inc.
1-800-651-8332
www.acainfo.com

Join Us At This Wonderful Event

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ST. CHARLES HUMANE SOCIETY OR BY CALLING 314-949-9918 or 314-497-7087


ST. CHARLES HUMANE SOCIETY
www.stcharleshumanesociety.org
In partnership with WINE COUNTRY GARDENS

Present the Second Annual
"UNCORKED"
"A Cause for the Paws"
Wine and Beer Tasting Event
to benefit the animals of ST. CHARLES HUMANE SOCIETY
Enjoy wine and beer tasting, food, music, raffle and silent auction
Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wine Country Gardens , 2711 South Hwy. 94, Defiance , MO
Master of Ceremonies
COURTNEY LANDRUM OF Y98 MORNING SHOW
Tickets are $25 (or reserved tables of 8 for $240.00). Special Raffle for 2 Roundtrip Passes on Southwest Airlines good for travel between any two Southwest Cities!
To order tickets or for more information, contact the St. Charles Humane Society at
1099 Pralle Lane, St. Charles MO 63303, (636) 949-9918 or Linda Schulz at (314) 497-7087

Two Dogs Need Family

These are 2 dogs needing homes and we are trying to help them with that or find a rescue that can help. They can be separated (but of course if they could stay together that would be a dream).
It's a very sad situation. The owner of these dogs died of cancer and her husband is unable to care for them. The dogs are both really sweet. The black one is Chase and the yellow one is Baby. Baby is probably 3 or 4 and he is a mix. He is so sad and lonely, he just lays in the yard and cries :( Chase is about 5, we think and is a weenie! These dogs are in the Cape Girardeau, MO area but transport can be arranged to St. Louis.They are up to date on all their shots. We can try and get their vet paperwork to show proof.Beth is the neighbor and is trying to help the guy find placement for them. Any questions can be sent to Beth at http://ssomail.charter.net/do/mail/message/mailto?to=beth%40marshallphotographic.com
or 573-382-6655.

Thanks,Faith W

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Be Kind To Animals Week ( May 3-9)


Do You Know It Is BE KIND TO ANIMALS WEEK ??? Okay, I'll readily admit this would fall on the extreme right side but I'm still blown away that Missouri is the #1 Puppy Mill State. I beg you to just google PUPPY MILLS and see what comes up. It just makes me sick to think of the billions of dollars made by treating animals so cruelly. Please consider buying your next dog from a rescue group or shelter in your area.

This Just Doesn't Make Sense....

Nestle BREEDING DOGS & CATS WHILE MILLIONS OF ADOPTABLE DOGS ARE DYING IN SHELTERS

If you are as disgusted with Nestle USA BREEDING dogs & cats for testing food as I am, please write, call, email or fax & let them know we have MILLIONS OF ADOPTABLE ANIMALS in shelters that will die waiting for their forever homes. If they need to test their food on dogs let them bring their food to ALL THE SHELTERS ACROSS THE US & let those animals taste test their food.

NESTLE NEEDS TO STOP THIS! Does this sound like an experimentation job? Go to: Nestle's website Company Name: Nestlé USA Job Title: PetCare Technician - TemporaryJob Number: nest-00010905Location: St. Joseph, MO Responsibilities: JOB SUMMARY:This position is responsible for organizing and performing the necessary work related to the care, palatabilitytesting, and nutritional testing of the cats and dogs under general supervision. This is a temporary position.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:1. Knowledge of and compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and all procedures and protocols in the Nestlé Purina R&D Petcare Manual2. Adherence to Nestlé Quality Management Systems (QMS) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)3. Perform feeding trials according to the protocol submitted in the request4. Schedule and process palatability tests5. Perform nutritional and behavior trials according to the protocol submitted in the request6. Accurately record data as outlined by the requesting project scientist7. Perform grooming as necessary8. Obtain animal body weights as required 9. Provide exercise programs for dogs10. Provide socialization programs for pets, especially for kittens & puppies11. Care for and monitor growth of puppies & kittens12. Report to the veterinarian sick or unusual behavior observed in the cats or dogs13. Report to the Manager any broken or damaged equipment, item or physical area14. Perform routine or minor maintenance of facility property & equipment (e.g. feeding system)15. Perform all necessary cleaning and sanitation duties16. Maintain a safe, clean and sanitary work environment17. Organize incoming food for palatability trials18. Assist with minor vet procedures (e.g. blood or urine collection, vaccinations, etc.)19. Assist with breeding of dogs & cats20. Practice safety in the work area Requirements: JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Knowledge):' High School Diploma (or GED)' Minimum 1 year of animal handling experience or BS degree in Animal Science/Zoology or related field' Ability to work well independently and in a team' Good interpersonal, communication, organization, and math skills' Computer literacySPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS PREFERED BUT NOT REQUIRED:' Advanced training or experience in animal science, veterinary technology, or animal handling, grooming, or behavior

Hudson Announces Dog Obedience WInner

I don't care who you are ....you gotta love this self sufficent dog. I know "mom" would be thrilled if I would clean up after myself especially on walks. She takes along the poop bags on our walks and begrudgingly cleans up everything that leaves my cute rear end. You should see her face when she scoops up that warm treat in her little plastic bag and ties it in a knot and carries it until we get home. It doesn't help matters that our current foster dog and I go under each other leases and get tangled up about every five feet or so. She has to fling that poop bag around trying to untangle us as we go. We are just trying to keep her on her toes.That truly shows me the depth of her love. I know she loves me as she wasn't even able to clean up her kids throw up when they were young it made her so sick to her stomach. I got "mom" wrapped around my finger.
A shout out goes to Mrs. Collins for always being there and supporting me my whole life!!! Thanks for sending this cute picture you found.

Puppy Needs Home

"Free" Puppy needs new place to go!! KCMO
I need your help with a puppy. I am a teacher and a family I work with recently got a puppy from a person giving her away for free at a store. This family currently has a resident pit bull. The puppy gets along fine with the dog and the family, but they said they can't seem to potty train her and are asking for me to take the dog. I told them to tell me if issues arised (so they wouldn't just give her away or dump her) and well, they have now.

The pup used to be loose in the house but now she is kenneled all the time...except for when let outside to potty...then she goes right back to kennel. Sad.

This is a lab mix pup who is black with a white stripe on chest. She is 4 months old. People who gave her away said she had first pup shots but no records to show. She is sweet and lives with lots of kids, but sometimes can play rough with them...as a puppy would. She is fine with other dogs. She is healthy. Probably has not been on HW prevention yet.

Can anyone take her into rescue? OR can anyone foster her temporarily while we find a rescue?

Please email Kim ASAP if you are interested at
Kimtou@yahoo.com. They want me to take her today if possible.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Spay & Neuter Kansas City, MIssouri

We've MOVED! Spay & Neuter Kansas City
NEW ADDRESS: 1116 E. 59th St. (NE corner of 59th and Troost). KCMO.
Thank you for your support during our move!We welcome you to our new beautiful space!
Greetings!We finally did it! We moved SNKC once again. We are proud to say, this time we are staying. And we can't wait until you stop by to see us. We know you will share our enthusiasm for the new building.See you soon!Tamara ScharfenkampDirector of Volunteer/Pet Outreach Programs

May 9th Clinic...
Thanks to all who signed up to volunteer.
We had a great reply for volunteers for this Saturday's clinic-the very FIRST in our new building-, sorry if you missed out on this one. You still have two more chances in May on the 16th and the 30th. To sign up to volunteer on the 16th or 30th or to attend an orientation please email Tamara@snkc.net.
Don't forget: New Volunteer Orientation May 13th, 2-4 PM AND May 20th, 6-8 PM.
Contact Us-PHONE STAYS THE SAME
phone:816.353.0940

Sadie Needs A Loving Home

This beautiful collie mix needs a forever home with a loving family. She was left a little over two weeks ago chained to a fence at the Human Society. They immediately take their new dogs to one of their vets and she was thoroughly checked. Everything came back perfect except she had a small tumor behind her right ear. They called our family and asked if we could foster her for two weeks while she recovers from this surgery. We gladly agreed and she is doing fantastic and ready to be adopted. She is completely housebroken, very obedient, loves other dogs and cats and loves to play fetch and go on walks. They are guessing she is five years old and she loves to snuggle. If you find it in your heart to add Sadie to your home contact me in the comment section of this blog.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sybil Is Barely Hidden From View

As you know I share my house with Jackie Russell, five other humans and a ton of foster animals that come into our lives on a regular basis but todays blog is about the RUSSELL. Look at her snuggling between Big Tom's legs while he is doing his expense report. Just look at this innocent face....but please do not make the mistake of thinking she is this docile 24/7 because there is a Sybil lurking right below the surface that springs into action every time her fear levels rise. She absolutely loves to snuggle her family, sleeps every night in the king bed with the doting folks and won't let any family member lay down without her attached to them. When she is riding in a car she is even more clingy and snuggly but all I can say is Sybil lurks within this little creature. She secretly and in the back of her subconscious mind knows under this docile personality she rules when fear kicks in. That 12 pound frame of hers turns into the meanest fighting machine you have ever witnessed. She throws to the wind all caution as well as common sense and will go after anything that scares her full throttle. Her high pitched ( I just want to kill you) scream can cut through glass at its peak. Just this past week while "mom" was gardening Jackie decided that her newest mortal enemy was a defenseless little baby Midland brown snake. Jackie had Sybil out in full force and was attacking that snake like she owned it. "Mom" run back to see what was the matter to find Jackie out of control going after this poor little guy. "Mom" trapped it under Hudson's swimming pool and went around the side of the house to get a broom and box to transport it out of danger. A police officer just happened to be driving by and offered his assistance after "mom" had put Jackie in the house. He was pretty much worthless unless you count him suggesting every few seconds that "mom" kill the snake. Thank God "mom" isn't afraid of snakes as she used the broom handle to scoop it up and put it in the box and drive it to a wooded area away from our neighborhood. Most of the time she lets the garner snakes live in our yard but she didn't want this snake killed by the lawn mower or other neighbors so she felt the safest thing for the snake is to relocate it. The poor snake was around eight inches long so it truly wasn't much of a threat. What is with men and their fear of snakes???

Take Me On The Highway

Marilyn in Springlfield who works endlessly to save literally hundreds of dogs needs help getting 4 dogs from St. Louis to Chicago. If there is anyone that can help do this or knows of someone that can help do this PLEASE email Marilyn so she can start getting this set up. She is saving a total of 6 dogs on this transport so it is much needed. Her email address is miller7711@sbcglobal.net
How would I begin to look for a leg of transport to Chicago, Il.
Chalice and myself have 6 dogs between us going to Ill...I will
drive to St Louis
2 dogs go to Centralia...rescue may drive to meet us...we are waiting to hear..
4 will be going to Chicago area...thats the leg that I will need help with...
St. Louis to Chicago...
Would it be possible to post to see if anyone is going that way ?
Don't know where to start on this...
Marilyn

Need some Help???

I took the babies to the vet on Saturday and have to give the Sq fluids 2 times a day plus an antibiotic shot with a steriod added 2 times a day.. I have to try to get them to continue to take fluid and keep them on a heating pad at all time.. I lost the first 2 out of the original 9 in the first 14 hours because they just were so bad and no vet in town said they could do anything more than what I was doing for them.. They are terribly dirty from feces but the vet said I couldn't even wash them up because it would make them cold.. This is how they came to me..

5 of them are trying to do better but are still fight and need to be fed at least every 2 1/2 to 3 hours 2 of the babies can't even drink for a bottle and has to be fed by eye droppers.. they need to be fed every hour as much as I can get them to take... I have high hope for the 5 but am so woried about the 2.. Please help with saving these babies and their medical.. I have to have them back at the vets on Thursday for more testing and see how they are doing... You can call the vets office.. Talburt Aniaml Health Clinic 417-256-2838..

Palena Dorsey has kindly started a Fundable for these babies and will be nice enough to send a tax deductable receipt for your kind donations.. Thank you and May god bless you all for caring..

Lillian N

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Cesar Milan Special "A MUST SEE"

This month, National Geographic Channel is proud to premiere a very special episode of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan. On Friday, May 8 at 9 pm ET/PT, what begins as a routine rehabilitation for volunteer Kim Sill's five year-old Pekingese and six year-old Yorkshire Terrier puppy mill rescues will become a special assignment with a much broader aim. Once Kim has the information she needs to treat Sophie and Lovey's respective people aggression and obsessive licking, we'll join Cesar on a ride-along with the organization she works for, Last Chance for Animals - a national non-profit dedicated to eliminating animal exploitation through education, investigation, and legislation - on a mission to rescue a pack of dogs from a local suspected puppy mill. By observing the entire rescue process, Cesar hopes to provide LCA with the necessary canine know-how to work with puppy mill rescue dogs from the moment they're picked up, and help to spread awareness about the practices of non-compliant kennels. Cesar also hopes to bring awareness to the general public about the heart-rending issues regarding puppy mills.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

My exact sentiments...but could I add Puppy Mills on the shirt as well.

The flight of Dogs for years in society have been overlooked and ignored. The average citizen has been too busy to worry or care about dog issues but today thanks to so many people working so hard behind the scenes dog issues are in the forefront of the news and media. People can no longer pretend they aren't aware that when they impulsively buy that dog at a pet store for entirely too much money they aren't directly putting money into the hands of greedy, slimy puppy mill owners who treat their breeding dogs so inhumane it is beyond description. Our family witnessed a puppy mill first hand and we will never forget what we saw.We are so proud of all the people who courageously take on government to get our way too lacked laws enforced on these cruel breeders, go after puppy mills owners and try to shut them down and aren't afraid no matter how many threats they receive to expose the truth. Dogs, like innocent little children, can't speak for themselves so we must be their voices and try to reach out to one another to help the TRUE UNDERDOGS among us. I pray for all the dogs who sit in cages all day and night long never to feel grass under their feet or run or walk around in their life. Never to own a dog toy or be petted or groomed or bathed. They eventually lose their mind after years of breeding and lack of love or basic needs. Missouri alone has over 1500 REGISTERED Puppy mills and it is estimated over 1500 NON REGISTERED puppy mills.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Aussie Needs Home


PLEASE RESCUE BEAUTIFUL AUSSIE HEELER! MO.
Can someone please rescue Cloud from the Indep.Mo shelter 816-324-7207? You need to hurry! Cheryl
Cloud http://ssomail.charter.net/do/redirect?url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.petfinder.com%252Fpetnote%252Fdisplaypet.cgi%253Fpetid%253D13518689
Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler [Mix]
Medium Adult Male Dog Pet ID: 7486237
Independence Animal Services, Independence, MO

This dog will be transported free from Florida to Your Home

Duffy is still waiting. I have been fielding hundreds of inquiries but unfortunately, everyone who has a big enough heart to take in an older dog, also has already had their heart strings pulled by other dogs and cats in need and have other pets in their homes. Duffy needs to be an only dog, or with a very mellow older female. No good with cats or male dogs. So, please if everyone can give it another shot for Duffy maybe we can find one home, just one home that only wants one dog for their best friend.
Thanks so much.
Hi, I am Duffy , a handsome shepherd mix. I have been here patiently waiting in my little kennel for seven long years. I have never lost hope, but I have to admit, my chances for my own forever home are looking a little dismal. I arrived at the shelter when I was a four month old pup and was adopted right away. But there was some trouble with my family and I ended up being returned to the shelter because they weren't treating me very well. That was when I was about 2 years old, and here I have sat ever since. I am now 9 years old and I am just wondering, how much longer do I have to wait? I have seen hundreds of friends come and go over these seven years, and I am just as handsome as they were (even more than some !) and have lots of personality. I am friendly and cheerful. Always up for my favorite games of tug of war and fetch. I know I am considered a mature adult now, but I have many great years ahead of me. I would be perfectly content to hang out with a family in their living room watching football, the news, maybe the dog whisperer or whatever they want really, their choice. I don't need a lot of exercise, but I do love leisurely walks, which I am very good at. I don't pull or chase after cats. I weigh about 50 lbs. Just the perfect size to cuddle up in one of those comfy dog beds I have heard about. I am healthy and affectionate and I really am begging for a chance at my own home and family. Just think about it please. And if you decide to give me my chance, I won't let you down. Call my best fan, Kathy @ 305-401-4693 or email her at http://ssomail.charter.net/do/redirect?url=http%253A%252F%252Fus.mc01g.mail.yahoo.com%252Fmc%252Fcompose%253Fto%253Dklcremer%2540aol.com (@ aol.com) and she will set it up for us.