BEAT THE HEAT! (as in: cats in heat)
Fort Lauderdale, FL - In an effort to reduce the number of unwanted kittens born, the Humane Society of Broward County (HSBC) presents "Beat the Heat" a special offer for your female feline friends. Now through May you can beat the summer heat and your female feline's heat before she has a litter and get her spayed for just $20.00! This is half off the regular fee. There are a limited number of appointments available and you must mention "Beat the Heat" when scheduling the appointment. Vaccinations and microchipping are also available for an additional fee.
Appointments are necessary so please call 954-463-7729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
The Humane Society of Broward County is located at 2070 Griffin Road, just a block west of I-95. The shelter is a private, non-profit organization supported by people and companies who want to make a difference for the homeless animals. The HSBC is not affiliated with any national or local organizations with a similar name and does not receive funding from the government.
THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT.
"New Program For Pit Bulls"
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Sadly they are one of the most misunderstood breeds and thousands end up in shelters all across America every year. In an effort to tackle the problem in our community the Humane Society of Broward County is now offering FREE spaying and neutering for pit bulls 8 weeks to 6 months of age through August of 2011. Appointments are necessary so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> or 954-463-7729.
The surgeries will be performed at the Humane Society of Broward County located at 2070 Griffin Road. Vaccinations and microchipping will also be available for a fee.
BEAT THE HEAT! (as in: cats in heat)
My name is Patches and I am hoping that someone will read my story and be able to help me. Last year, sometime in October, I was just trying to survive on the streets without a family, food, shelter or love. I wasn't bothering a soul, when a bunch of homeless dogs(like myself), ganged up on me. They tore me up pretty badly. I dragged myself bleeding through the streets until I couldn't move another inch and I collapsed in the back of a property where there were many animals. It turned out that a woman came there to feed the horses and stuff and she saw me in a heap of blood and in a lot of pain. She quickly scooped me up and brought me to a hospital. I was there for two whole months. Those dogs hurt me so badly that I lost half of one of my paws and I can't feel it anymore. My leg just hangs there because I can't feel it to put it on the ground.
The good news is that I have totally gotten used to my small disability. I get around perfectly. I just run and walk with my other three legs. The problem is not my leg, but that I don't have a safe place to live. You see, the nice woman who saved my life doesn't live on the farm where she found me. No one lives there besides the farm animals. She has nowhere to bring me(she has 4 dogs of her own) so she had to leave me here. I am all alone. No people, no company,........just me and some farm animals.
Most of the time there is some spare food around, but not always. I am very lonely and sad. I have been hanging around here since December of 2010. She put a collar on me to keep me safe, but unfortunately another pack of dogs, (maybe it was the same pack as before) found me again and bit me up a bit.
Today,the lady who saved my life and put me out here, brought a friend of hers and her little son to take pictures of me. I think they want to show me off , so someone might want to take me into their family. Today was the best day of my life. I had so much fun playing with her little boy, and they were so nice too! They pet me a lot and gave me lots of love. Here is a picture of me with the little boy. You can see I am having so much fun. Look how I can move around even with only three legs.
I was so happy today. I thought for sure that this was my lucky day. But after all that, they had to leave. When they left I ran with them to the car because I thought for sure they wouldn't leave me there all alone. I tried to jump up to the window so they would take me with them. Then lady started to cry. She promised me that they would come back for me as soon as they could find me a place to stay. H
So, that is the end of my story for now. If you have a place for me to call home, call Kathy 305 401 4693, or Zoila 786 223 5733 and they will come get me right away . Oh, I almost forgot some important information. They named me Patches and I am 2.5 years old. I thought you might want to know that I was really nice to her little Yorkie that she brought that day too! Oh, and one more thing...all my vetting and neutering will be paid for by the nice ladies.
Miami-Dade Animal services department teams up to offer low cost microchipping during National Pet Week
(MIAMI, May 4, 2011) – In an effort to raise awareness and curb untraceable pets in our community, Miami-Dade Animal Services and the South Florida Veterinary Medical Association have teamed up during National Pet Week, May 2-7, 2011 to offer low cost microchipping and pet registration. For this week only, microchipping and registration will be offered for $25 at participating South Florida Veterinary Medical Association clinics.
“Of the 36,000 animals abandoned in Miami-Dade County last year, only 15 percent had any form of identification and far fewer than that had any form of traceable information,” said Dr. Sara Pizano, Director of Miami-Dade Animal Services. “One of our goals this year is to reverse this troubling trend and reunite more lost pets with their happy families.”
For more information and participating South Florida Veterinary Medical Association clinics, visit http://www.sfvma.com/ or visit Miami-Dade Animal Services 7 days a week, where microchipping is offered for $10 including registration.
Animal Services is responsible for enforcing Chapter 5 of the Miami-Dade County Code, as well as Florida Statute 828, which deals primarily with animal cruelty issues. Unlike private shelters that have limitations on the number of pets they accept, Animal Services accepts all dogs and cats. Each year, the shelter impounds 36,000 pets. The goal at Animal Services is to reunite lost pets with their families or find life-long homes for as many animals as possible. Related links: www.miamidade.gov/animals or call 311.
Perhaps you've seen the photo circulating on the Internet, accompanied by concern, outrage, and speculation about how it came to be and what was being done about it. (It's horrifying, so it's at the bottom. Fair warning). A lot of people are assuming the dog was burned. According to Animal Services, this is not the case. This is the department's official statement:
''A 9-year-old Dachshund was surrendered by his owner on April 27, 2011, with lacerations and puncture wounds on each side of his chest and not indicative of burns. The skin overlaying those areas as well as his back was dead (necrotic) and [he] was very painful.
On the same day, he was anesthetized, an intravenous catheter and bandages were placed and he received intravenous fluids, antibiotics and several pain medications. The dead skin was removed surgically and the wounds cleaned while he was under anesthesia.
The pictures circulating on the internet were taken after the dead skin was removed under anesthesia. Pain medications and antibiotics were continued. On April 28, [he] was feeling much more comfortable and was transferred to one of our Rescue Partners where he is receiving follow up veterinary care.
The Department is actively investigating [the] case and no further information will be made public until the investigation is complete. Thank you for caring!''
Why do we need this law, given it's already tresspassing to enter someone's property without permission? Could it be that people who mistreat their livestock don't want anyone catching them in the act? Hmm??
575-02798-11 20111246c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to farms; prohibiting a person from 3 entering onto a farm and making any audio record, 4 photograph, or video record at the farm without the 5 owner’s written consent; providing exceptions; 6 providing definitions; providing penalties; providing 7 an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. (1) Any person, except an employee or agent of 12 the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services acting 13 pursuant to s. 570.15, Florida Statutes, or a law enforcement 14 officer conducting a lawful inspection or investigation, who 15 enters onto a farm or other property where legal agriculture 16 operations are being conducted and produces audio or video 17 records without the written consent of the owner or an 18 authorized representative of the owner, commits misdemeanor of 19 the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 20 775.083, Florida Statutes. 21 (2) As used in this section, the term: 22 (a) “Audio or video records” means any audio or video 23 recording, regardless of the recording medium or format, 24 including, but not limited to, photographs, audio or videotapes, 25 cd’s, dvd’s, or streaming media, whether stored on film stock, 26 hard disks, solid state storage, or any electrical, magnetic, or 27 optical or other form of data storage. 28 (b) “Farm” means any tract of land cultivated for the 29 purpose of agricultural production, the raising and breeding of 30 domestic animals, or the storage of a commodity. 31 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.
South Florida SPCA is moving agaist this bill:
Please see below the reasons for South Florida SPCA’s opposition to SB 1246, otherwise known as the Farm Photography Bill or Ag/Gag bill. This bill is a blatant assault on First Amendent rights. It is a blatant gift to those who hideously abuse animals.
We desperately need the citizens of Florida to exercise their rights and let their views be known. TODAY. This ill-advised bill will only protect the guilty. There are plenty of no-trespass laws on the books. This is a blatant attempt by “big” agriculture to prevent the public from knowing where their food is coming from and what hideous acts are being perpetrated. And it is not just Florida. Other states are considering the same type of Ag/Gag bills.
For more information, go to http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2011/1246
Legislators MUST BE CONTACTED TODAY as this bill, that we thought was dead in the water, is suddenly and mysteriously alive again and could be enacted WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Tips from PETA:
Norfolk, Va. — With National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day falling on May 8, PETA is asking all guardians of cats, dogs, and other companion animals to include their animals in emergency and evacuation plans for tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, wildfires, and other disasters. Following the nightmarish example of Hurricane Katrina—during which New Orleans residents were forced to either leave their animals behind or risk their own lives to stay with them—the Federal Emergency Management Agency declared National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day to raise awareness of the plight of animals during natural and human-caused disasters.
- During a flood, never leave your animals outdoors, tied up, or confined in any way, as they will be trapped and unable to flee rising waters. If a tornado is a threat to you, it's a threat to them. If you seek safety within your residence, be sure to include all your animals.
- In the event of an evacuation, never leave your animals behind to fend for themselves. They aren't any better equipped to survive disasters than humans are.
- Know your destination ahead of time. Shelters for human victims often do always allow animals, but motels in the area will probably accept them in an emergency. Call destinations in advance, and find out which ones will accommodate you and your animals. Never leave animals unsupervised in a car; they can panic and try to escape, and/or suffer from heatstroke once ambient temperatures rise above 70 degrees, even if water is provided and the windows are slightly open.
- Place small animals in secure carriers and keep dogs leashed. Frightening sounds and unfamiliar surroundings may make them bolt. Take water and food bowls, your animal's favorite toy or blanket, a towel, and enough food for at least a week.
- Make sure your dog(s) and cat(s) are microchipped, but also put legible ID tags with your cell phone number on your animals so that they can be found in case they get separated from you.
- Watch for other animals in need, including strays and animals who are left behind by neighbors. If you see an animal in distress and are unable to help, note the animal's condition and location and call authorities for help as soon as possible.
Monday, May 9, 6:30pm
Books & Books, Coral Gables
The president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, unveils the deep links of the human–animal bond, as well as the conflicting impulses that have led us to betray this bond through widespread and systematic cruelty to animals. During a quarter-century of leadership, most of it at the HSUS, Pacelle has become America’s foremost voice for those who cannot speak in their own defense, and has helped to bring animal protection from the margins to the mainstream.
In a narrative both sobering and uplifting, The Bond argues that humans have an instinctive connection with animals––a connection Pacelle has felt acutely for as long as he can remember. As he shows in The Bond, other creatures maintain a powerful hold on our hearts and minds. In America, we have more than 170 million dogs and cats in our homes, and there are 70 million wildlife watchers. Together these animal lovers spend more than $100 billion a year on pets and wildlife.
The Bond is a literate and highly engaging reflection on our relationship with animals, with a look at the origins of the human–animal bond, the severing of that bond in the industrial era, and a workable vision of growing economies free from the harsh exploitation of animals. So many cruelties are inflicted on animals, but the good news is that we humans have the power to turn this situation around.
About the Author:
During his 17 years with the Humane Society of the United States, including seven as president and CEO, Wayne Pacelle has played a leading role in transforming the HSUS, the nation’s largest animal protection charity, into a dynamic public force and voice for all animals. Taking a special interest in law reform, he has been the leading strategist for more than a score of successful ballot initiatives that outlawed cockfighting, cruel factory farming practices, bear baiting, negligent puppy mill operations and a host of other inhumane practices. He has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times, and has appeared on almost all of the major network television programs––from 60 Minutes to the News Hour with Jim Lehrer. In 2008, The Los Angeles Times reported, “Pacelle has retooled a venerable organization seen as a mild-mannered protector of dogs and cats into an aggressive interest group flexing muscle in state legislatures and courtrooms.” Pacelle was named one of NonProfit Times’ “Executives of the Year” in 2005 for his leadership in responding to the Hurricane Katrina crisis. Pacelle received his B.A. in History and Studies in the Environment from Yale University in 1987.