Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Today is national dog day and to honor all of those babies who have been murdered in shelters I am posting this. This is what happens when dogs are dumped and not adopted please find a rescue if you need to get rid of your dog please support local rescues and if you're looking for a dog please please adopt!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - Jackson, MS

15 Quietest Dogs ..........

1.)      Great Dane
2.)      Newfoundland 
3.)      Great Pyrenees
4.)      Italian Greyhound
5.)      Whippet
6.)      Mastiff
7.)      Bernese Mountain Dog
8.)      Bullmastiff
9.)      Saint Bernard
10.)    Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
11.)    Golden Retriever
12.)    Chinese Shar-Pei
13.)    Rhodesian Ridgeback
14.)    Irish Setter
15.)    Collie

Monday, August 26, 2013

Looking For Low Cost Support With Your Dogs or Cats In The St. Louis Area ......

Low Cost Spay/Neuter

Spay/Neuter Program NameLocationPhone NumberE-mail
BARCSt. Louis314-773-6400e-mail
Carol House Quick Fix Pet ClinicSt. Louis City314-771-PETSe-mail
FCHS Low-Income Spay/NeuterFranklin County636-583-4300 e-mail
Heartland Humane Society H.E.L.P.Lincoln County636-922-0569e-mail
HSMO Low-Cost Spay/NeuterSt. Louis Metro314-802-5700 ---
Operation SpotSt. Louis314-995-8678e-mail
Pet Savers Foundation - Spay/USANational Referral800-248-SPAYe-mail
Pound PalsSt. Louis City314-776-SPAYe-mail
SNIP AllianceAlhambra, IL618-488-2656e-mail
St. Charles County Humane ServicesSt. Charles County636-949-PETSe-mail

Feral Cat and Barn Cat Programs

Feral and Barn Cat Program NameLocationPhone NumberE-mail
Metro Animal - TNR, EducationSt. Louis Metro314-995-2655e-mail
St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach - TNRSt. Louis City314-669-5228e-mail
Missouri Barn Cat PlacementSt. Louis Metro314-995-2655e-mail
Sterile Feral - Spay/neuter clinicSt. Charles314-995-9266 ---

Pet Food Pantries

Pet Food Pantry NameLocationPhone NumberE-mail
Bi-State Pet Food PantrySt. Louis City314-596-2128e-mail
Five Acres - Animeals ProgramSt. Charles636-949-9918e-mail
Jefferson County Pet Food PantryArnold314-723-6127e-mail
Lucky Paws Pet Food PantryLincoln Countyn/ae-mail

Local Animal Rescues and Shelters

Foster-Based All-Breed RescuesLocationPhone NumberE-mail
4 Paws 4 RescueFenton314-420-7930e-mail
Abandoned Paws RescueSt. Louis County314-643-7297e-mail
ACT Now RescueSt. Louis County314-614-8976 ---
All About Paws RescueBridgeton636-724-6014e-mail
All Paws RescueSt. Charles County636-288-2999e-mail
Angel Acres Animal RescueSt. Louis Countyn/ae-mail
Animal Welfare AssociationWarren County636-297-0486e-mail
CAPAPike County573-470-2767 ---
Feline Friends of MissouriSt. Petersn/ae-mail
Felines ForeverSt. Louis County314-707-0795e-mail
Frisky Whiskers St. Louis County636-343-7106e-mail
Gateway Pet GuardiansEast St. Louis314-664-7398e-mail
Heartland Humane Society St. Charles County636-922-0569e-mail
Judy's Forgotten JewelsSt. Louis City314-351-4700 ---
K9 Rescue & RehabSt. Louis City314-982-3232e-mail
Pet Rescue Network High Ridge314-995-9260 ---
Senior Dogs for SeniorsChesterfield636-458-1892e-mail
St. Louis Pet RescueFenton314-827-5543e-mail
St. Louis Senior Dog ProjectSt. Louis County314-781-5727e-mail
Tenth LifeSt. Louis City314-808-2454e-mail
The Cat NetworkSt. Louis County636-386-7877e-mail
The Pet Doctor to the RescueO'Fallon636-561-9122e-mail
Vet-Pet RescueChesterfield636-530-1808e-mail
Breed-Specific RescuesLocationPhone NumberE-mail
Chihuahua Rescue MidwestSt. Louis Countyn/ae-mail
Come Bye Border Collie RescueHighland, IL618-532-7289e-mail
Dirk's Fund - Golden Ret. RescuePacific314-966-3326e-mail
Faery Tails Corgi Rescue of St. LouisWebster Groves314-631-2577e-mail
Love A Golden RescueSt. Louis County314-963-5232e-mail
Pet's Second Chance Corgi RescueSt. Louis County314-422-2350 ---
Phoenix Pack (bully breed rescue)Foristell314-306-6888e-mail
River City Chihuahua RescueHouse Springsn/ae-mail
Serendipity GSD RescueSt. Louis Cityn/ae-mail
St. Louis Samoyed RescueSt. Louis County314-867-4755 ---
St. Louis Scottish Terrier RescueFlorissant314-383-5778e-mail
Listing of Other Breed-Specific Rescues-- --- ---
Neonate / Maternity RescuesLocationPhone NumberE-mail
A Mother's Safe HavenSt. Charles County --- ---
SNUGGLESt. Peters636-441-1728e-mail
No-Kill SheltersLocationPhone NumberE-mail
Alton Area Animal Aid AssociationGodfrey, IL618-466-3702e-mail
Animal House St. Louis City314-531-4626e-mail
Canines in Crisis DeSoto636-208-9037e-mail
Clowder HouseSt. Louis City314-776-PURRe-mail
Country AcresSt. Louis County636-577-2007e-mail
Five Acres Animal ShelterSt. Charles636-949-9918e-mail
Granite City APAGranite City618-931-7030e-mail
Massas Creek Companion AnimalsHermann636-488-5965e-mail
Open Door Animal SanctuaryHouse Springs636-671-3643e-mail
PALSLincoln County636-338-1818e-mail
Partners for Pets Humane SocietyTroy, IL618-540-7387e-mail
Stray RescueSt. Louis City314-771-6121 ---
Shelters/Animal Control Facilities LocationPhone NumberE-mail
APA St. Louis City314-645-4610e-mail
Belleville Area Humane Society Belleville, IL618-235-3712e-mail
Franklin County Humane SocietyFranklin County636-583-4300 e-mail
Humane Society of MOSt. Louis Metro314-802-5700 ---
Humane Society of Monroe County Waterloo, IL618-282-7387 ---
Jefferson County Animal ControlJefferson County636-797-5577 ---
St. Animal Pet AdoptionsSt. Annn/ae-mail
St. Charles City Animal ControlSt. Charles636-949-3395 ---
St. Charles County Pet AdoptionSt. Charles County636-949-PETSe-mail
St. Louis County Dept of HealthSt. Louis County314-615-0650 ---

Advocacy and Assistance

Advocacy and AssistanceLocationPhone NumberE-mail
A.D.O.P.T. - advocacyJefferson Countyn/ae-mail
CARES - advocacySwansea, ILn/ae-mail
Even Chance - Pitbull AdvocacyKirkwoodn/ae-mail
Shelter Buddies of MO - advocacyJefferson Countyn/ae-mail
PAWS - HIV owner assistanceSt. Louis City314-333-6666e-mail

Make The Internet Dog Friendly....

By The Times Editorial Board
Many large-scale commercial breeders of dogs that sell to pet stores have been criticized by animal welfare advocates and public officials as puppy mills, where female dogs are often overbred in inhumane conditions. Nonetheless, large breeders of animals for the pet trade are required to be licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and to meet very minimal standards of care set by the Animal Welfare Act. That, at least, gives the department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service the power to inspect facilities and penalize or close down bad operators.
But large-scale breeders increasingly conduct their business over the Internet, selling directly to customers rather than pet stores, and the Animal Welfare Act doesn't subject online sellers to licensing and regulation. Even USDA officials say breeders selling online — or by mail or phone — are taking advantage of a loophole that improperly exempts them from licensing. Last year, the USDA proposed a change in the rules that would eliminate that loophole. Now it's time to put such a rule officially in place.
The Animal Welfare Act, which was passed in 1966, long before the Internet, exempted from licensing very small-scale breeding operations (three or fewer female animals) and retail pet stores. The rationale was that the stores were selling to local customers, who could see the animals in person before purchasing them as well as observe the conditions of the store.
Breeders selling online have been classified as retail pet stores because they sell directly to the public. But most of that is interstate commerce, and buyers almost never see the animal in person before ordering it or the conditions under which it was kept. And the breeders aren't regulated by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. "Without consumer oversight or APHIS inspections, there is no assurance that the animals are monitored for their overall health and humane treatment," USDA officials wrote in a 2010 audit of the inspection program. The audit pointed out that some Internet breeders were very large, noting that one had 140 breeding dogs.
Allowing commercial breeders to sell over the Internet without federal licensing subverts the intent of the Animal Welfare Act and leaves hundreds of animals at the mercy of unregulated breeders. USDA officials, animal welfare advocates and members of Congress have all said as much. The government should issue a final rule that makes it clear that breeders selling online are not retail pet stores and should be regulated by the USDA like any other large-scale commercial breeder.

Friday, August 23, 2013

International Soccer Star Supports Rescue !!!

International Soccer Star Comes To The Rescue For Abused Animals
Challenges St. Louis Community To Help Stray Rescue With Soaring Medical Bills
Tim Ream of England’s professional soccer team, Bolton Wanderers, and his wife, Kristen, have vowed to match up to $10,000 given to The Stracks Fund, Stray Rescue of St. Louis’ emergency medical program. Now the soccer star is challenging others, including St. Louis pro athletes, to get more involved.
“This matching gift challenge from Tim and Kristen could not come at a better time, and we are so grateful for their compassion and kindness,” said Stray Rescue founder, Randy Grim. “We continue to deal with so many severe abuse and neglect cases, and my hope is that pro athletes in St. Louis will answer the Ream’s call to help.”
Ream, formerly of the New York Redbulls soccer club, and his wife, both native to St. Louis and graduates of Saint Louis University, have a deep passion for Stray Rescue and lending a helping hand to animals, including their three rescue dogs who live with them in England.
“After our visit to Stray Rescue, we met the amazing staff and they took us on a behind the scenes tour that was eye opening to say the least,” said Ream. “You could not look into their eyes and not want to help. This emergency medical fund is crucial for stray rescue and for all of the dogs benefitting from the medical attention.”
Due in part to Stray Rescue’s key role in the increasingly vital Mayor Slay Animal Cruelty Task Force, the organization continues to be inundated by appalling abuse and neglect cases that require extensive medical treatment. Though The Stracks Fund has been hit hard and depleted by the increase in these types of heartbreaking cases, they are able to push forward with the help of caring and concerned supporters like the Ream family.
“The rescue of our first dog, Rosco, really opened our eyes to the world of rescue and how fulfilling it is to change an animal’s life,” said Ream. “We like to think that all of our dogs have impacted our lives in such a positive way and led us to want to help more dogs.”

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sun(ny) Should Shine Light on Federal Dog Policies

Let us add our congratulations and best wishes to the newest First Dog, Sunny. Cheers all around.
As the keeper of a new rescue—a six-year-old beagle mix named Lily—I know the joys of having a new pet in one’s life. Lily has doubled the number of daily smiles and laughter in my life. Only occasionally are there more exhales and other signs of exasperation!
Official White House Photo
The White House announcement that Bo now has a little sister to romp with did not provide detail about Sunny’s background, except to say she is 14 months old and was born in Michigan.
As we always say in such circumstances, we hope the Obamas considered adoption or rescue as the first choice in obtaining a pet. We are pleased to learn that the First Family made a donation in Sunny’s name to the Washington Humane Society, which shows the family’s awareness of and concern for the problem of homeless dogs and cats in our nation.
With Sunny in the limelight today, we take the opportunity to express to the President our hope that he will make dogs not just a family priority, but a national policy priority too.
His Administration has promulgated two rules to reduce the suffering of dogs who wind up being sold in retail commerce. One rule would prevent the importation of dogs from puppy mills in foreign countries for sale here until they are at least six months old (part of its regulatory responsibility after The HSUS worked to include a provision banning imports in the 2008 Farm Bill). The other would close a loopholeand requires Internet sellers of puppy mill dogs to be licensed and inspected by the USDA—which came at The HSUS’s request in the wake of a searing USDA Office of Inspector General review of deficiencies in federal Animal Welfare Act enforcement efforts.
Both are small steps that can make real differences in the lives of dogs who are not so fortunate as Bo and Sunny. We’ve been anxiously awaiting the final rules, and they’ve been a long time in coming. It’s time for the White House to make these policies law. No more delays.
For those not familiar with the economics of dogs, remember that puppy mills are the primary source of dogs sold in pet stores and online, and also a source of great misery. A far better alternative for those who want a pet is to find aresponsible breeder or, better yet, visit a rescue or shelter—where dogs of specific breeds or mixed-breeds, as well as dogs with special qualities—are waiting for a home.

Four Ways To Indentify A Legit RESCUE ......

Full disclosure: They should reveal vet information, especially when injuries or illness is involved and give people the option of paying the vet or boarding directly. When rescued they should reveal their identity so that people can not only donate to them to help, but that so people can follow-up via their website to see pictures of the dogs while in foster and then in their permanent home once they have one. Plus legit rescues like to take credit for the animals they rescue because they rely on donations in order to operate their rescue. Legit rescues should have a website other than just one Facebook and an application for you to fill out to apply to volunteer, foster, or adopt. Real rescues will answer normal rescue questions and not attack you, bash you, or block you for asking a question.
Qualifying: Legit rescues do not pull a dog for random people on Facebook threads. They should always make sure there is a back-up plan also and that back-up plan should not be boarding (no animal, esp a dog should have to live in boarding long-term). Rescues should make people fill out an application, verify the information, do a vet check, do a home check, and require a contract stating if they get rid of the animal for any reason they have to return it to them. Their application should ask a lot of questions. Some examples include: about all of their animals, who lives in the house, their ages, is their yard fenced, where will the animal sleep, where will the animal be when they are at work or gone, how many hours a day will the dog be alone and or in a crate, etc. and make sure that temperament, size, and health wise that adopter or foster is a good fit for the animal.
Money: Legit rescues do fundraisers, adoption events, and network. While rescues can always use money, they should never be continually begging for money by telling sob stories that include personal details of their lives or discussing their own bills. They should not only pull animals with high pledges. They should allow people to apply to adopt but make sure they qualify. If they have an application that looks great online, but they will actually “adopt” them to anyone with money: this is brokering. If they pull or rescue animals that already have a local adopter or rescue to send them to a rescue that is far away.
Ethics/Morals: When they send or receive large numbers of animals from out-of-the-area on a regular basis. Legit rescues know that finding qualified adopters can take time. For instance, if they are sending Pit Bull Terriers from California to New York then that’s a huge red flag. New York shelters are very crowded with Pit Bulls and they have to kill them all the time. Another example is a woman who would take about 30 Pit Bulls to New York each week from Florida shelters and claimed to adopt them all out in just 4 hours on a Saturday (or so she said). Statements like this should serve as a warning.
Another red flag, is seeing large numbers of dogs being sent to Canada. A large number of dogs consistently going anywhere should serve as a warning. Legit rescues do not delete the Facebook threads right away or edit comments from them and they never ask people to pay their pledges until the animal is out of the shelter. Rescues should allow you to visit and to follow-up on the animals they take in. In addition, they should always be honest and properly report the number of animals they have at a time to the State Department of Agriculture or Finance, depending on the state.
Remember, animal cannot speak for themselves. They cannot tell us if they are being abused. They count on us to keep them safe.
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Everyone is always asking us where to report animal abuse, rescue scams, or anyone soliciting money or trying to raise money for rescues that is not using the money as it was intended. For this reason, we decided to compile a list of information for you to use to help in reporting animal abuse and helping to stop abusers and anyone using animals to make a profit.
  • If an animal is being abused or in danger, then call your local police or sheriff’s department (911) asap.
  • Report to your local animal control or humane society.
  • Report to the State Department of Agriculture or State Department of Finance, depending on which one regulates animal shelters, rescues, and veterinarians etc regarding animal abuse in your state.
  • This form is to be used to report and person or business including a charity that you have a complaint about to the IRS. The completed form, along with any supporting documentation, may be mailed to IRS EO Classification, Mail Code 4910DAL, 1100 Commerce Street Dallas, TX 75242-1198, faxed to 214-413-5415 or emailed to
  • This form is to be used to Report Internet Fraud: Mail Form 3949-A or the letter to: Internal Revenue Service, Fresno, CA 93888.

Monday, August 19, 2013

55 Actions To Help Animals and The HSUS ........

55 Actions to Help Animals and The HSUS

HSUS volunteer at North Carolina puppy mill rescue
Photo: Diane LewisVolunteer with The HSUS.
Perhaps the number-one question I get in my travels and meeting with our supporters is, “How can I get more involved with The HSUS and with the cause of animal protection?” Today, here’s an updated and expanded guide to help you or people you know get involved.
By taking some of the following actions, you can exert a tremendous, beneficial impact on the lives of animals. And when lots of people take the actions, we become an even more powerful collective force in our communities, in the political arena, and in the marketplace.
Please take some time in the days, weeks, and months ahead to make your way through as many items as you can. And as you do, let me add an item—please share this list or any specific elements with friends or family members who are also interested in advocating for animals.

Get involved in your community:
Help animals in your everyday life:
Participate in trainings and events:
Gray squirrel at the Cape Wildlife Center
Heather Fone/The HSUS
Volunteer at a wildlife center, animal shelter, or rescue.
Volunteer to help animals:
Get political:
Reach out to youth and schools:
Help animals while you shop:
  • Shop at Humane Domain—our online store—for pet products, Cause Gear that supports our campaigns and programs, and unique gifts for animal lovers.
  • Orange cat named Ella with collar
    Liz Bergstrom/The HSUSGet pet health insurance from Petplan.
  • Purchase pet health insurance from Petplan and receive a 5 percent discount—and with each completed application, Petplan will make a $20 donation to our Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association's Rural Area Veterinary Services program. Use code HSUS20.
  • Purchase or renew your subscriptions at The HSUSMagazine Store for up to 80 percent off newsstand prices, order personal checks through our website, and create custom gifts from Zazzle, including stamps and cards.
  • Shop with other HSUS Corporate Supporters and help animals with every purchase—coffee, flowers, wine, jewelry, skins for electronic devices, and more.
  • When searching or shopping online, use theGoodSearch toolbar; if you shop on eBay, check out what people are selling to benefit us.
Help fundraise and spread the word: