CLARE NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Please take a moment to read A3’s newest spotlight story about sweet little Clare – a 10 year old schnauzer mix found almost starved to death by the side of the road — her story is a testament to the courage of our animal friends and the people who rescue them. Clare is going to need ongoing help with the effects of her near starvation, heartworm treatments and a myriad of other ailments. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated as Animals Abused and Abandoned continues to assist in the miraculous recovery of this sweet little dog. Thanks so much for your continued support and generosity.

http://www.animals-abused.org/default.asp?contentID=62

LEGISLATION TO START ONLINE REGISTRY FOR ANIMAL ABUSERS

The Dallas Morning News recently posted an article from the New York Times regarding a new a bill introduced in California which effectively places animal abusers on the same level as sex offenders by listing them (their name, address and place of employment) in an online registry. This would mean great strides for the state of California and would hopefully lead to more states instigating similar litigation.

Here’s a link to the article:
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/nation/stories/DN-drugtesting_22nat.ART.State.Edition1.ce81bd.html

To effect a change in your community, send a letter to your legislator demanding that your state require animal abusers to register in their community. Here’s a link with a sample letter and more information.
http://www.change.org/actions/view/demand_public_registries_of_animal_abusers?alert_id=cUbVLDhiUJ for a sample letter and more information.

Please let us know what you think of this idea and if you would be interested in volunteering to help Animals 3 support this type of legislation. Thank you.

PLEASE HELP ANIMALS 3 HELP CHESTER THE SIAMESE CAT

“Animals 3 is in need of donations to fund surgery for Chester – a beautiful Bluepoint Siamese cat whose broken leg needs immediate surgery. Please take a moment to read about Chester at the link below and if you can, help Animals 3 in getting Chester the medical attention he desperately needs. Thank you.
http://www.animals-abused.org/default.asp?contentID=61

UPDATE ON RESCUED SHELTER DOGS – HELP NEEDED

Animals 3 has begun the process of spaying and neutering 31 dogs rescued from deplorable conditions at a shelter which was the subject of our most recent Spotlight Story. So far nine dogs have been sterilized. Thanks to all who have contributed to this worthy project. But there are many more dogs who need to be sterilized in readiness for placement in a permanent home. If you can, please make a donation to Animals 3 and help these precious and deserving dogs find new homes. We will be posting pictures and more updates soon – and again thanks so much for your continued support of Animals Abused and Abandoned.
http://www.animals-abused.org/how-you-can-help.htm

Is It Time to Give Michael Vick a Break?

As some of you might have read – Michael Vick was just voted the “Ed Block Courage Award” by his Philadelphia Eagles teammates – here’s a blog with pros and cons. I think courage means things other than getting a shortened sentence for dogfighthing and “bravely” accepting a $1.6 million salary –… thoughts anybody? Here’s a blog with pros and cons.  Let me know what you think –

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/features/mutts/blog/2009/12/michael_vick_wins_baltimore_co.html