Meet the emaciated Beagle, Wilson, rescued by the amazing Triangle Beagle Rescue of North Carolina.

Wilson weighs in at 11.5 lbs. He is approximately 6-8 months old. He is very anemic, to the point that the vet was surprised he was still alive, let alone holding his head up and walking around. He is a tough little guy. He has hook worms and mange. Right now he is on antibiotics, deworming medicine, children’s vitamins with iron. Please give tons of love to the team at Triangle Beagle Rescue for saving his life and giving him a second chance at love! He is on a long road to recovery. You can help Wilson with one simple tee. With every purchase we will send a $10.00 to help with his recovery.

What!?!?!?! I thought PETA was about saving animals from violence….

PETA’s “Thank You” for Killing Shelter Pets
written by Douglas Anoth0ny Cooper
Posted: 09/04/2012 7:45 am
 When the No Kill shelter in Shelby County, Kentucky, recently announced that they had run out of space — and were hence going to have to start killing healthy dogs and cats — officials received a nice basket of gourmet cookies, with a note signed by PETA: “Thank you for doing the right thing for animals.”

Surely I’m joking here. This must be a weak stab at satire. Many people have written about Ingrid Newkirk’s vicious pet-killing program — her organization has personallyliquidated over 27,000 animals — but PETA has always responded with hurt and outrage (and lawyers). People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals don’t celebrate killing, goes the lie — they see it as a regrettable necessity.

Surely Newkirk wouldn’t be so foolish as to express her ghoulish agenda in this way, as a naked statement accompanied by a gift. No group of self-styled vegans would publicly wed their name to the Pro-Kill Equation: butchery = the right thing.

Well, Nathan Winograd (who developed the somewhat different No Kill Equation) reported on this in detail, and I suggest you examine his photographic evidence. A lovely basket of “Allison’s Gourmet Cookies” — shipped fresh from California — with a handwritten note signed: “The PETA Staff.” If you’d like further evidence, and to read the reverse side of this charming note, Shelby County No Kill Mission has produced an affecting video about the episode.

To understand just how grotesque this is, you have to know a little bit about Shelby. This is not simply one of America’s fifty-one No Kill communities. It has a special significance: Last year’s save rate sent Shelby County to the top — it is now one of the most successful examples of No Kill in the nation.

The last animal killed for lack of space in Shelby County was on May 27, 2008. Since then, they’ve enjoyed a save rate that is almost precisely the inverse of PETA’s kill rate. Whereas PETA slaughters 97% of the pets delivered to their hellish “Shelter of Last Resort,” in 2011 Shelby saved 98.52% of the cats and 94.46% of the dogs in their care.

Shelby County runs an open admission shelter: They do not turn animals away. They have an impeccable history — despite PETA’s dire predictions, their No Kill community has never been associated with hoarding or animal abuse of any kind. (In fact, none of the legitimate No Kill organizations has been guilty of these crimes, but that’s another story.) The Shelby program has a tiny budget: $147,000. Compare that to PETA’s annual plunder: over $32.3 million from unsuspecting donors.

While we’re talking numbers, I should mention Shelby’s 2011 live release rate for creatures other than dogs and cats (rabbits, etc.): a sterling 99.5%. This is a relatively small category — just a handful of animals — but I’m one of those people who believes that even a single rabbit matters. And in this category, PETA managed a live release rate of 7%. (For the mathematically challenged, that means that in 2011, 93% of these animals did not survive their visit to PETA’s headquarters in Norfolk.)

This underfunded county in Kentucky is PETA’s worst nightmare. Shelby has proven that even in the most difficult circumstances, Ingrid Newkirk’s blood-drenched program is completely unnecessary.

In short, Shelby matters.

Hence the grateful cookie basket: If this county starts killing again, PETA is made to look like a respectable organization — one that embraces hard but necessary choices — as opposed to a cult of eager and unrepentant pet killers.

Now, in some respects Shelby County has deviated from the No Kill Equation as defined by Nathan Winograd. Notably, whenever the shelter has become full, Shelby has responded by presenting the community with deadlines: Unless a certain number of animals are adopted by this date, the shelter will be forced to kill. The tactic has worked thus far, but goes contrary to what the No Kill Community stands for, which is to eliminate even the threat of violence towards animals.

Worse: it brings out the vampires.

The occasion of PETA’s celebration was the most credible threat thus far: the prospect of a particularly impressive No Kill shelter failing, and reverting to the barbarism of the status quo. Behold! No Kill is a utopian illusion, and we are righteous vegans with hypodermics. Have some cookies.

I looked into Allison’s Gourmet, by the way, to determine just how much a basket of their vegan delicacies would set you back. This is not to suggest that the company is complicit in this revolting display: They seem like sincere people who genuinely care about animals; I like to think they had no idea that their product was being used as a prize for killing pets.

Allison’s pastries look pretty great, in fact: “Exquisite Treats for Gourmet Palates.” As you can imagine, they are not inexpensive.

A basket of Allison’s vegan cookies and candies costs between $85 (for the “Classic Elegance Gift Basket)” and $415 (for the “Ultimate Nirvana Gift Basket.”) Shipping is between $16.95 and $60.65. Add a $4 chill pack, to keep things fresh.

It is just the kind of expansive gesture you can expect from Ingrid Antoinette, who famously knows some of the world’s most special and well-heeled vegan celebrities. Let them eat cookies.

I do hope that PETA includes this expense in their annual budget. Thankfully, not all of the cash milked from innocent donors goes towards butchering animals. Some of that 32.3 million goes towards pastries that celebrate other people butchering animals. It’s important for you to know this, if you’re planning on sending Ingrid a cheque.

PETA’s kill propaganda can be extraordinarily effective, but this particular horror story has a happy ending. Thanks in large part to the aid of Shelby County No Kill Mission, a private group, the shelter did not kill even one creature: Despite their announcement, they found a place for every single pet.

Oh, and Shelby officials have decided to discontinue the shock tactic of threatening that animals will be killed if homes aren’t found. This is a welcome decision. Of course the most important thing is to stop killing, but it’s also crucial to point out that PETA’s vicious practice is not even an option. It is not something you contemplate, much less threaten. The decent citizens of Shelby do not kill dogs and cats for this simple reason: They are not the kind of people who butcher pets.

The shelter in Shelby, by the way, is hindered not only by their shoe-string budget, but by their relatively inaccessible location. If you appreciate what Shelby County is accomplishing — against all odds, for some of the nation’s most vulnerable shelter animals — I strongly suggest that you send a donation to Shelby County No Kill Mission.

The shelter does not in fact require exquisite gourmet cookies, but they could desperately use pet food, bedding, cat litter, laundry detergent. That hundred dollars you’d spend on even the cheapest basket of vegan delicacies could buy, for instance, four microwavable heating discs — crucial for keeping puppies warm on cold nights, after they haven’t been killed. Send a healthy contribution to the good people of Shelby, and attach a note saying, “Thank you for doing the right thing.”

You are no doubt wondering what happened to PETA’s expensive gift. This I am happy to report. In a rare and inspired act, where justice does in fact rise to the level of poetry, the cookies were given to adopters as a token of thanks.

Can’t you just imagine Ingrid seething? All of that good money — precious donations, for God’s sake — put towards saving shelter animals.

Douglas Anthony Cooper

Elder Dog in East Valley Shelter, LA, CA in need of hospice home



“EV Elder Cocker” (she doesn’t have a name – A1339124 ) is in need of a hospice home…just someone to love her for a while!
She is a spayed female, black and white Cocker Spaniel mix, about 13 years old, and only about 13 lb.s! (unless she’s the tiniest cocker ever, this is WAY too thin!) Notes on her Blue Alert post: “Geriatric cocker with neurologic deficits to rear legs. In poor condition. Will hold thru review date but euth. if no IP.” She only went into the shelter on Aug. 28, and was put on Blue Alert on Aug. 30…but obviously, she is urgent. My concern is more about her dying alone and unloved.
She is at the East Valley shelter (L.A., CA 818-756-9323).


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William Hendrickson Enters Presidential Race
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William Hendrickson, a rescue dog from Orange County, California and the CEO of Hendrick Boards, officially announced today that he has become a candidate for the Presidency of the United States. He pledges to be the voice for all animals and brings a wealth of small business experience to turn around this economy, bring new jobs to the nation and change the world.

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(William’s presidential photography done by Neil Kopicki Photography )

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I’ve Created a New Blog-please check it out if you love animals or even just like them

About my new blog;

I created this blog to help save, heal, rescue and find forever homes for animals. I will post news stories that will ask readers to take action if they feel so inclined. I will post pictures of animals up for adoption. I will do my best to make sure the sites, organizations, rescues & shelters are legitimate and sincerely committed to the life and love of these animals. I would love to hear from readers that would also like to help save animals.

This is the second blog I’ve created. My first, dips in the road  has been fun, an inspiration and evolution of my soul. It has been and continues to be a  journey that brings me back to my true self.  The love and concern I have for animals deserves a space of its own. 

 So I welcome my fellow animal lovers, activists and rescuers. The inspiration for this site comes from my own rescue pup Gracie, who with the love of others, escaped a high kill shelter in Arkansas.  She is my friend and soulmate. I am inspired by ://  who brought Gracie to Maine. I am inspired by the thousands of people around the globe that are working, not giving up, to protect and save animals.  I am immensely inspired by David Hendrickson and his brothers at Hendrick Boards and A Loving Goodbye.
In Gratitude,
Jen Donahue

A Dog’s Life

I believe this is so very true:

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, “I know why.”

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation.

He said, “People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The six-year-old continued, “Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”
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Hounds in Need of Hope

**** This SUPER SWEET boy is EXTREMELY URGENT !!! This shelter is CRITICALLY overcrowded and this boy needs out NOW !! ****

This handsome boy is Located in Whiteville, NC








These companions are at :
Columbus County Animal Shelter
288 Legion Dr Whiteville, NC 28472
Their hours are Mon-Thurs 10:30-5 and Fri 12-5..
Animals that are available now or strays whose time is up only have til 5 pm on Thurs & CAN BE KILLED ON FRIDAY MORNING (however they may be killed before then as needed for space & this is a heartsticking facility!)


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