June 22, 2011


The Not So Humane Human Race

Maybe it's the hormonal imbalance of being peri-menapausal (like wanting another baby), or maybe it's just that I am a little more educated than I use to be on the subject thanks to PetFinder.com. But, I find myself spending hours scouring petfinders.com looking at all the lonesome little faces needing homes. More likely it's this video I just saw on Facebook of a puppy mill owner in this country, the great lengths taken to get her prosecuted, and the unbelievable injustice her poor dogs recieved in this nations court system.

I won't lie. This video is difficult to watch and I had to go back a couple times to get through it. But, I think it is vitally important for people to know where those darling little puppies in the pet stores and from on-line breeders are really coming from. Please do click on the link below and watch. It's the same footage a court judge saw before delivering his sentance. At the end they tell you the sentance this woman actually got for torturing these innocent animals to turn a quick buck.

Please, please, please do not shop at and support any pet store selling pets. It's not just a matter of not buying a pet from them. It's important not to support their business in any way until they see the light and stop selling pets altogether. We must as nation,  join together to make our voices heard.

If you have room in your heart and in your home please go to your local shelter, humane society, look for a rescue for your breed of choice on-line, or go to http://www.petfinders.com/ to look for that special new member of your family. There are thousands in need. Large and small, young and old, pure bred and mutts. They are rescued from puppy mills and hoarders, picked up as strays who have wondered from home, or turned in to rescues when their owners have lost their jobs & their homes. They come from homes where well meaning people didn't realize the commitment and from seniors who loved their pets but found themselves physically unable to provide after a stroke or alzheimers. Some come from loving caring homes and some come from abusers. Some are strong and healthy and some have special needs. The thing they all have in common is they need loving, caring humane human beings to take them in and make them a part of their family. And if you want to help in another way, you could give financial support to a rescue for all their ever mounting vet bills. Got a stack of old towels you don't need or a pile of dog toys your fur baby has grown out of? A retired pet bed or crate stashed away in the basement? These are all items pet rescues would love to have and will put to great use. As for myself, I have sent in an application to a rescue for the opportunity to foster an unwanted pet. I can only hope and pray to be accepted and be posting my new fosters photo here soon.

Thanks for letting me rant. But then, who would dare get in the way of a peri-menapausal rant, right?   :o/

The Animals Savior by Jim Willis
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? 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."


TheCrankyCrow said...

Very nicely said, Mary - peri-menopausal or not....! I have not watched the video you provided the link for, but will - just need to put my head in the right place or all be bawling all over my broiled ginger chicken and garlic angel pasta....and that wouldn't be good. None of my pets have ever come from a pet store or a breeder that I didn't know personally - and never will. I don't understand how this continues....I'm glad there are folks like you out there. (Another blog buddy - Lauren from Rugs and Pugs - is active in the Ohio Pug Rescue program - she takes in fosters and is currently doing a fun giveaway (one of her ex-fosters is in the running for a spot in their calendar and if you buy some votes, Lauren is entering you in a chance to win one of her hooked mats...she's a sweetie!) Thanks again - and thanks for your visits and fun comments....Love them! Smiles & Hugs my friend! Robin

Mary said...

Oh dear! Do not cry on the ginger chicken!!! And do not watch too close to bedtime. Mayvbe I should have included that in the post.

Holly Loves Art said...

Thank you thank you thank you for this heartfelt post! I wish more people would rescue instead of buying. I will ONLY rescue and encourage others to do so too. I am head over heels with our new darling rescue girl dog from Jan 1st of this year. She is so special and I long for the day of getting another one... but not quite yet.

Good luck with your Peri-M! Oh joy!