Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Top 5 Recent State Pet Protections (and 1 way to help)



Best Friends Shelter in Utah provides homes to countless animals, nurses them to health and adopts
them out. They take in shelter dogs and cats when no one else will. We support them and recommend supporting them, too!  In their latest magazine, they highlighted 5 recent pet protections  are encourging:
1) Delaware became the 21st state in the nation to ban breed-discriminatory ordinances or policies.
2) New Jersey passed a state-wide no-kill resolution making it, to date, the first state to proclaim the intent to become no-kill by 2025
3) In municipalities around the U.S., more than 25 new ordinances were passed prohibiting retail sales of puppies and kittens from breeding mills.
4) In Missouri, the town of Florissant lifted a long-standing ban on pit bull terriers.
5) West Virginia passed a statewide bill that provides funding to non-profit animal welfare groups for spay/neuter.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?
CHECK OUT THE BEST FRIENDS RESCUE (They saved a LOT of dogs and cats during Hurricane Katrina in 2005): 
Every day in this country, more than 9,000 dogs and cats — about six per minute — are killed in animal shelters, simply because they don't have safe places to call home. Each one of these pets is an individual. Each one is a valued life worth saving. That number should be zero — and it can be. Your contribution will go straight to work helping tens of thousands of animals at the Best Friends Sanctuary and all across the U.S. Thank you for supporting homeless cats and dogs.
CLICK TO SUPPORT THEIR EFFORTS: https://support.bestfriends.org
What can your monthly gift do?
$10: Gives two newly arrived animals a soft bed, blankets and a dinner with special treats.
$18: Provides an admission exam for 12 animals at the Best Friends Animal Clinic.
$25: Removes five dogs or cats from high-risk shelters and places them in the safety of a Best Friends adoption center.
$50: Gives one rescued dog plenty of food and care.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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I'm a simple guy who enjoys the simple things in life, especially our dogs. I volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy exercising, blogging, politics, helping friends and neighbors, participating in ghost investigations, coffee, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country music,writing books on ghosts and spirits, cooking simply and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.