I Support Pet Adoption

Sunday, January 31, 2010

More on cats for adoption at WLA.

Let's not forget the kitties!!!! They are all so beautiful and waiting for a home.

Introductions to our current dogs for adoption!

More incredible WLA dogs for adoption!

Hey, check out the West LA shelter progam!

Take heed! Puppies grow up! Listen to what trainer trainer Rayna Barker has to say about adding a puppy to your family.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dogs Deserve Better! Great Org with a Valentine Campaign!

Is Your Dog the Love of Your Life?
Help Us Make Other Dogs as Lucky
During our Have a Heart for Chained Dogs
2010 Valentine Campaign

Join us February 7-14th for Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week. OUR GOAL in our 8th Season is to SEND OUT 15,000 VALENTINES TO CHAINED or PENNED DOGS.

We are striving to raise awareness for chained and penned dogs in a positive way...by delivering Valentines, a brochure and a treat coupon to dogs living outside all over the U.S. and into other countries where we have representation, such as Canada and England.

Here's where you come in:

1. Make Valentines. Teachers, Students, Scout Leaders, Group Leaders, Individuals please make Valentines! Please note: Sizes should be no biggern than 4"x8.5" so they can fit in a mailing envelope. We're asking you to stress quality over quantity this year...we'd rather have 15,000 awesome valentines that REALLY hit home with dog caretakers. To see what others have done, see the link above. The valentines can say anything along the lines of 'Bring us into the home and family.' Send them to us by February 5th at P.O. Box 23, Tipton, PA 16684.

2. Mail Coupons for Free or Reduced Cost Treats or Dogfood. Last year we did not have enough treat coupons to fill all the Valentines. Can you help us out this year by mailing any and all treat or dogfood coupons you have to us at P.O. Box 23, Tipton, PA 16684?

3. Send addresses for Chained or Penned Dogs. This is so CRUCIAL! Please, take the time to find out the address of that chained or penned dog near you, even though it takes a little time...To make our goal, we need to mail at least 15,000 Valentines. Send addresses via mail, call 877.636.1408 to report addresses, e-mail them to info@dogsdeservebetter.org. or fill out the form, below (preferred). You remain anonymous!(see website for form)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

2 wonderful dogs who would like to go home already!

Here are some more videos on dogs currently waiting for adoption at the WLA Shelter! Come over and meet them, they'd love to see you...

I've posted about Roger before and just to update you, he's doing very well and has gained some weight. He is a shelter favorite because he is easy to walk and is an all around nice dog. He may be around 8 years old, but he's got a lot of good energy and LOVES to go for walks.

Then there is Lucky, now called Loki. He is a really cool dog who just needs a bit of training and understanding. He is a BIG puppy full of energy and also full of love. He is so cute with his little under bite. Love him!


3 great Pitbulls who need help to find a home NOW!

SORRY! It's been so long since my last real post. It's mostly just catching up on life since the holidays, but they really weren't so bad this year.
We have so many wonderful Pitbulls waiting for homes at West LA, as usual. Here are a few who are really urgent!
As usual, here are some great videos by Debbie Fan, volunteer extraordinaire!

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Rights of the RESCUED! This is great.

The “Rights of the Rescued”
According to Dawn Beattie, resource specialist for Best Friends Network in California and member of Open Arms Rescue, this catastrophe “illustrates the need to establish a set of compliance standards for the myriad of un-regulated private rescue groups.” She has developed a “Statement of Rights for Rescued Animals” that she would like to see adopted and enforced within the animal rescue community.
The Rescued Animal Statement of Rights
1) No further harm, endangerment or imminent risk while in rescue care
2) Immediate provision of qualified veterinary care proportional to risk and disease presented at time of rescue
3) Bathed and groomed at the earliest opportunity and as needed, with minimum twice daily feedings of appropriate food for the age, breed & health
4) Easy access to clean water, kept in sanitized area with regular removal and cleaning of excrements and urine soaked areas
5) Daily walks with a minimum 60 minutes outside a cage every 24 hours featuring attentive human contact and play
6) Transport arrangements in keeping with the animal’s welfare and safety as paramount considerations in planning & execution
7) Spay or neuter and micro-chip with updated and correct paper work following each relocation until final adoption
8) Adoption home screening for safe, relevant and appropriate placement with the animal’s welfare a first consideration
9) Rescue group is a forever God-parent with unconditional “open arms” to receive the adopted anytime should they be subsequently abandoned, neglected, maliciously treated, injured or suddenly un-wanted