Daniel, a Beagle mix dog that cheated death by surviving the gas chamber in an Alabama dog pound, now has a forever home in N.J. with Joe Dwyer.
Also known as the “Miracle Dog”, Daniel was put in a gas chamber to be euthanized with several other animals last month. Much to the shelter employees’ surprise, he survived the gassing and emerged relatively unscathed. Photos and more here.
Maybe this is common, but I’ve never seen it before. I ran across a great slogan for spay / neuter education on the PetFinder site for an organization called Second Chance for Animals here in Canton, OH.
You ready for it? It says:
DON’T LITTER! Spay or neuter your pets.
Have you ever seen that before? What a great way to get the concept across.
Just had to pass that along – I love creativity!
BTW, the picture above is of Roxanne, a Beagle / Dobie mix who is in foster care with Second Chance, waiting for a forever home.
We posted a few weeks ago about the good work Katherine Heigl did in providing funding for a project to transport Chihuahuas from a California shelter to Nahua for adoption. (See the original post here.) Chihuahuas have recently surged as a status symbol in southern California, but many of the dogs are ending up in shelters when they don’t meet their owners’ expectations.
Do you ever watch the Ion Television Network? I’m addicted to Criminal Minds, and I love Boston Legal, so I often find myself there in the evenings. They are running a contest on their web site whereby you can win a $1000 gift card for yourself and a $500 donation to a shelter.
Typically in October, shelters begin worrying about the black cats under their care, with many shelters refusing to place black cats up for adoption until after Halloween. Did you know black dogs are also at risk in shelters? Check out this article from Helium.com telling why black dogs are so hard to place.
I received a couple of e-mails last week with information on a new website that allows visitors to “obtain valuable pet care information, interact with fellow pet lovers in an online community, and shop online to raise money for homeless pets.” What I like is that you get to choose which shelter your purchases will support, so you can keep your money local.
Although we’d rather you got all of your dog-related information from us, we felt obligated to pass this information on because it does help raise funds for an important cause: reducing the number of animals left to live out their days in shelters. Anyways, below is the press release, and I’ve added the site to our blogroll as well.
The editorial cartoon in my newspaper today showed a couple going to a movie theater. The poster outside, showing coming attractions was for a movie called “101 Portuguese Water Dogs”, and the lady says to her husband, “I knew this was coming!”
Kudos to Nascars Greg Biffle and his wife Nicole on their foundation to help companion animals. According to their website, the foundation was created in 2005 “to create awareness and serve as an advocate to improve the well-being of animals by engaging the power and passion of the motor sports industry. Financial support for the foundation comes from a variety of sources including individual contributions, NASCAR Pets calendars, and the sale of various racing and other sports memorabilia. ”
The calendars look really neat – I’ll have to remember to buy one for 2010. They also offer other merchandise such as T-shirts, caps, and dog dish holders made of granite – very attractive!
The foundation makes grants to animal shelters and humane societies around the country to represent the best interests of animals.
Greg and Nicole have four dogs – Foster and his daughter Gracie, a pair of Boxers who are very familiar to race fans across the country. Foster even graced the front of a Milk Bones box in 2004. The latest addition is Savannah, who was rescued from a Georgia shelter. Not sure who the fourth one is.
They both serve on the board of Iredell Friends of Animals, trying to increase the number of pet adoptions and decrease the number of animals that must be euthanized each year.
What a worthy cause!
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!
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