Thursday, January 10, 2013

ON saving lives (& you can do it, too!)

This is important.

New York City's ACC (animal care & control) is wildly out of control.
They kill tons of animals every single day, their system is messed up, getting the dogs out is nearly impossible (most animals can only be pulled by an approved rescue group) & it's dirty and germ infested. These animals are sick. They are being killed for no reason. It's heartbreaking.

(stay with me here, things are about to get good)

But now, Manhattan Borough President, Scott M. Stringer (who, by the by, is my new favorite politician ever)
is standing up for these babies, demanding change and has released a groundbreaking report.

Here is how you can help. Ready? You're about to become a superhero, get your cape on please.
You can go here: & read the report & sign the petition.
Sign the petition. Sign it please. Did you sign it? Sign it!

Here's the truth: this doesn't touch on the horrors that happen there & elsewhere every single day.
This doesn't tell you about the gas chamber nightmares, the abuse, the illnesses, the malnutrition.
This doesn't tell you of the 11,000 shelter animals that are killed every day.
It doesn't tell you what people are doing to animals every minute in this here country
that would literally make you throw up, or pass out, or become an activist.
And I'm not going to write about it here, because this is a blog and you didn't come here to vomit.
If you're reading this, I like you. And I don't want to bestow upon you information that will hurt you.
But if you decide to get active and get educated, I highly encourage it. Look up your city's guidelines and city shelter policies and the method used for putting the animals down.

And if you do nothing else, please get your pet spayed or neutered. Nonnegotiable. Do it.
(ONE female dog and her offspring, if all don't get fixed, can produce 67,000 dogs in 6 years time.)
Please always adopt and do not support breeders, puppy mills, puppy stores (which come from mills), etc.
Speak up. Get verbal, share this information, give it a good ol' tweet. Be their voice.

And now, if you stayed with me through that, you deserve some adorableness.
Sit back and watch as the Bill Foundation saves 15 lives in 15 minutes.
(If you happen to be of the belief that animals don't feel things just like us, definitely keep an eye out for the smiles on their faces once they know they're safe & the how the mommas are with their pups.)

"I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter.. the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal. And I was angry. "God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do something?" God was silent for a moment and then He spoke softly. "I have done something," He replied. "I created you." - Jim Willis


  1. Thanks for sharing this, Kerry. We have terrible problems in rural Texas. Heartless people dump entire litters on the side of the road. It's heartbreaking. I signed for NYC. Rescue, rescue, rescue!