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|Posted on April 9, 2014 at 11:33 AM||comments (35)|
Recently someone I know was hired on at a shelter full time. They were happy to think they were finally able to make a difference in the lives of animals. I tried to help encourage this by telling them about a potential adopter for 2 kittens but they were looking for a spacific type I did not have but thought they might. I was very disappointed when I saw the glum look on their faces rather than the eager look of someone with a plan. I asked what was wrong and they said the shelter had lots of kittens but none would be available until the shelter finished their "temperment tests".
It seems that when there are a large number to choose from the shelter thins them out by selecting the "most adoptable in temperament". I knew from that look I didn't really want an answer but I asked anyway and got what you would expect as a reply.
The kittens (some as young as 6 weeks) were expected to be model kittens. They had to be playful- but not agressive. They could not be shy or hiss at strange people. They could not hide or squirm when held. In short... they could not be kittens and live.
This whole disgusting practice should be banned! Who is such a clairevoiant authority that they know how a kitten will turn out! A child is the product of environment and training.... not predisposition from birth.
Any rescuer can tell you kittens from a feral environment are just as loving and more deeply bonded to humans than any animal bred for the home.
I have pulled dozens of these cats from shelters over the years and any of my adopters can tell you they are the best pets they have ever had.
A shy or hiding kitten just need a safe place to gain confidence( not a crowded shelter). Some kittens play rough because they had no siblings to learn limits with and just need a little training in a structured environment.
NONE OF THESE THINGS SHOULD BE A DEATH SENTENCE!!!!!!!!!
Please contact your local shelter and ask them to stop this practice. Volunteer to socialize these special needs cases or offer to foster one. Encourage them to send these kittens into foster care.
Maybe there are no great deeds to be done....only small deeds executed with a lot of love.
|Posted on March 28, 2014 at 3:43 PM||comments (49)|
Any of you who have been following this blog are aware what "animal digest" is and the implications of putting it in pet food. I won't rehash the definition here but it is NON REGULATED and "is not supposed to contain" companion animals or rodents.
I knew Meow Mix dry had it (as do most cheap dry foods) but I was horrified to discover that Simply Nourish has recently added this product to their kitten food!
Just goes to show you that you need to read the ingredients on your pet food periodically to be sure nothing new has been added.
The reason this is distressing is you cannot trust any supplier not to add things in the name of cost savings.
There is a direct relation between mad cow disease and the inclusion of bone meal from cow bones being added to the cows feed. HERBIVORES do NOT consume herbivores.
In talking with other rescuers I discovered a marked increase in FIP deaths in the last few years. This corresponds roughly to the widespread use of animal digest in pet food. Maybe cats and dogs shouldn't eat cats and dogs!
It never ceases to amaze me the arrogance of man in his blatant disregard for the rules of nature. Just because he gets away with something once he figures he knows it all. It is typical of stupid children to believe they know more than their parents. We have been on this planet only a few thousand years.. as if we could teach Nature anything when she has been at it for several million!
YOU DEFY THE RULES OF NATURE AT THE PERIL OF YOUR FUTURE!
|Posted on December 16, 2013 at 3:34 PM||comments (31)|
Just when I think I have seen the bottom of human's Inhumanity I get shown more ways we can be irredeemably cruel.
I was talking with a former employee of the local shelter about an aquaintance of mine who wanted to show rescues but was turned down by a shelter that was already short staffed. I speculated that some people may have been turned down because of their tendancy to become emotionally attached to animals and that they may not be able to let go if that animal's "time was up". Kill shelters cannot afford to have their volunteers become hoarders or basket cases when that time inevitably comes. I learned the truth was far worse.
Do you ever wonder what happens to the "euthanized" bodies?
Mass cremation? I guessed.
No. The shelter sells them to pet food companies. The ingredient is labeled "animal digest". Shelters have high kill rates to make money on the bodies.
Horrifying to grasp I know so I did a little research. Surely this could not be true.
UNFORTUNATELY IT IS TRUE.
Animal digest is a common ingredient used in pet foods. As defined by the Association of American Feed Control Officials, it is material which results from chemical hydrolysis of clean and undecomposed animal tissue. The animal tissues used shall be exclusive of hair, horns, teeth, hooves, and feathers, except in such trace amounts as might occur unavoidably in good factory practice and shall be suitable for animal feed.
A cooked-down broth made from specified or unspecified parts of animals (depending on the type of digest used). If the source is unspecified (e.g. "Animal" or "Poultry", the animals used can be obtained from any source, so there is no control over quality or contamination. Any kind of animal can be included: "4-D animals" (dead, diseased, disabled, or dying prior to slaughter), goats, pigs, horses, restaurant and supermarket refuse and so on. Rats, miscellaneous road kills, animals euthanized at animal control facilities are not permitted and are to be properly disposed at secure landfills per USDA and AAFCO and State of WI DNR. A number of bald eagles were killed and others sickened by improperly disposed euthanized pets in central Wisconsin. The matter became Federal in 2011 under protected species laws and regulations. Any poisoned animal matter is prohibited but not diseased, i.e., the bacteria or viruses become a digested part of the digest and no longer pose any threat. see following FDA link..
FDA: Digests, which are materials treated with heat, enzymes and/or acids to form concentrated natural flavors. Only a small amount of a "chicken digest" is needed to produce a "Chicken Flavored Cat Food," even though no actual chicken is added to the food. - (FDA)
Note that in spite of it being "not permitted" for animal control kills to be used if the source is "unspecified" "there is no control over quality or contamination".
So not only is contamination in food and treats killing our beloved pets there is strong evidence that this bloody practice endangers our 4-legged family and IS BLATANTLY LISTED IN THE INGREDIENT LIST.
Prescription foods all seem to favor this ingredient as do senior and "easy to digest" foods.
There are no limits on greed and no conscience in advertising - especially in those companies "Vetranarien Approved"
It just seems there is no one you can trust these days.
WE NEED AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE [email protected]$%Y&*A.
|Posted on December 10, 2013 at 1:13 PM||comments (27)|
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Syrowitz, Jennifer
Sent: Saturday, December 07, 2013 2:24 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: [WaSACC] New Rule on Eagle Take
Dear Audubon Conservationists in Washington,
Yesterday, the United States Department of Interior finalized a new rule that would make it possible to grant wind energy companies 30-year permits allowing Bald and Golden eagle take (versus the previous 5 year term limit established in the 2009 regulations). This ruling provides little protection for eagle populations. Wind farms are often placed in the path of eagle migration routes and dozens (likely under-estimate) perish every year as they collide spinning blades and high towers.Newer technology and siting information is available that could pose less risk to birds, but the Interiorâ€™s action has given the wind industry every reason to dawdle. As a result hundreds of eagles will sustain horrible injuries and death. You can read Audubon CEO, David Yarnold's full statement here. A December 6th Associated Press article on the decision is available here. Recent studies referenced at the end of the article regarding impacts from wind development on eagle populations are summarized here by the Wildlife Management Institute. Audubon plans to challenge this federal decision.
In the meantime, consider letting Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell know how outraged and disappointed you are by writing to her at:
U.S. Department of the Interior,
1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240,
or send an email to [email protected] .
Does your chapter have a twitter account? Tweet your disappointment at @Interior. Thank you for all your efforts!
|Posted on December 5, 2013 at 1:34 PM||comments (26)|
I know I usually try to keep this site upbeat but the latest round of missing animals reminded me of a campaign that really needs to be worked on.
We all see the posters of missing animals and if you are like me you have seen dead animals on the side of the road and hoped they weren't the one lost or the owner would find it and have closure.
So many people chip their animals now and the vets are registering them so people don't "forget" to get to it.
When the city cleans the remains away they DO NOT SCAN FOR A CHIP, so if you believe you will find out your lost pet is never coming home this way you need to call your local polititian.
If they charged $5.00 for the notified owner to retrieve their loved one it would serve so many good functions.
Owners would have closure
the city would make some money
the owner could move on and either get a new pet( or not) instead of spending more sleepless nights and useless time and money searching and posting for one that is beyond their recall.
Call your representatives and get them to impliment some brand of identification service so we can give these families peace.
|Posted on May 15, 2013 at 12:54 PM||comments (23)|
This is just one of the e-mails that fill my mailbox day and night. One of the reasons I made this website was so people could post these poor animals one more place.
Please use this site forum for this. Look at the declawed cats for rehoming.
Anyone with a wish list please write so we can set up a list of who wants what (matching wants with homes)
There is also a great list on the bottom of resources to post lost or found animals.
Copy the list somewhere safe if (heaven forbid) you or someone you know needs to use it.
Thank you for your patience and share this info
[email protected]Posted: 2013-05-04, 11:23AM CDT
3 bonded mature & fixed cats + 1 sweet large orange male (treme)hello....haven't been back to new orleans for 4 years and didn't want to have to rent a room in the treme area...but that's all could find...and 3 very hungry cats we're waiting for me...they manifested me....then a 4th. joined the group but he is tolerated but not one of them... comes to eat and get attention....much to my relief it appears they are all fixed...2 of them have notched ears and the small black one when she was rolling around noticed no fur on her stomach and a scar...the orange guy is fixed as well...i will be leaving the beginning of may or shortly after....these guys can't be left here...they aren't feral at all....they we're someones pets once but we're left...they never even go out of the gate but stay under the building and come out...with me feeding and getting them use to being petted the 3 stay on the stairs all night....they don't roam around and will sit at the top of the steep stairs and peek in the apartment...so cute.....where i am is transitory and my room mate is a hard core alcoholic ..who last night drunken talked about killing the little black girl 'cause she ran away from him...he likes her....there is no one to feed them....and that's why i was manifested to end up at this building...it is ursaline and marsais...the owner of property around there tells people not to feed them and is intimidating.......the big orange guy could go somewhere to live without the others...but the 3 of them are bonded though don't appear to be related....one is a fiesty black persian....who is one most afraid of people...and owner of property doesn't like this cat was told....the other is a large headed sad eyed tabby with a poor excuse of a tail...very sweet....then there is a quite petite all black girl who appears to have had kittens 'cause her stomach hangs....and she has the most exotic amber eyes....please help me relocate them...... Location: tremePosting ID: 3754020902Posted: 2013-05-04, 11:23AM CDT________________________________________________________________________________LA (New Orleans) Did Anyone Recently TNR a Small Light Color Male Cat with Tabby Stripes (Siamese mix?) in Broadmoor?·Amy is going to adopt him but want to know if he got shots or was tested. Contact: Amy Kellum [email protected]From: Amy McMahan <[email protected]>
Sent: Thursday, May 9, 2013 7:00 AM
Subject: RE: stray cat foundHe had been hanging around the neighborhood for at least a year….he was definitely a stray…..skinny and sickly looking. He would come by about once/week and spray my bushes. Then he disappeared for a few months and showed back up about 2 weeks ago, with his ear tipped, fat and friendly. He just sits at my door looking in crying but I don’t think anyone had taken him in b/c he still acts a little wild. I had checked with SPCA and they didn’t have a matching description of any cats they had treated. They suggested I check with you and with Southern Animal.Anyway I live in the Broadmoor neighborhood uptown New Orleans. He is precious and I didn’t really want a 3 cat but that’s not the way the world works is it? Haha! Thanks so much,AmyFrom: Amy McMahan <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 12:53 PM
Subject: stray cat foundHi. Someone in my neighborhood picked up a stray cat and had him TNR in the past 3-4 months. He has taken to my porch. I would like to bring him in but I have 2 housecats and I don’t know if he was tested/vaccinated before being released. Perhaps he was brought there?? He is a small male, light coloring with some tabby stripes and blue eyes. Any help you could give would be appreciated.Amy Kellum________________________________________________________________________________Update: Photos: re: LA (New Orleans) Help to Relocate 3 Cats into a Loving Home(s)·Colin has to travel out of town for his job and needs to rehome his loving cats.Contact: Colin Theriot [email protected]From: Colin Theriot <[email protected]>
Sent: Saturday, May 11, 2013 6:33 AM
Subject: Fw: help to relocate 3 catssorry for the late reply, i have been out of town. here are the pics :) thanks againFrom: Colin Theriot <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 4:43 PM
Subject: help to relocate 3 catsI have 3 wonderfully cuddly kitties that I need to find good homes for. Ideally, I would like them to all go to the same home (they are siblings).. My girlfriend and I have exhausted our resources and there are no local "no-kill" shelters that we have found. So we turn to you, .. Help out a fellow cat lover!About them:They are all the same age, 2-1/2 years old. They were born under my ex-girlfriend's grandmother's carport, and we didn't want them to freeze to death (Their birthday is Dec 04, 2010), so we took them in. And, what can I say, they kinda grew on me. All three have been spayed/neutered, and have no health issues, … they are all inside cats, but have NOT been declawed.Gus - male, orange tabby - He's such a cuddle whore. Leave your purse or shoes on the floor, and you can be sure he will snuggle up to it (he LOVES leather) When he purrs, he sounds like a bird, it's pretty funny. He tends to jump up on your lap, and head butt your hand to let you know he wants some loving.Sid Vicious - female, calico - Contrary to her name, Sid is one of the sweetest cats I have ever known. She's a kneader - if there is a lap to be sat on, she will be there! She loves to knead her little paws into your lap, and she'll do it for hours...I exaggerate, but it's a really long time. Sometimes she will actually curl up on your lap and go to sleep. This happens whenever we are watching a movie.Harley Quinn - female, torty [tortie] - Harley is our "special" little kitty... dog bit her when she was only 12 weeks old, and she has some neurological damage. Nothing life threatening (So says the vet) But she runs kinda sideways, and is generally a little slow on the uptake. Still, she's very sweet and she loves being held. She squeaks sometimes when I hold her like a baby and play with her belly. It's so cute!Please … Help us find good homes for these sweet, lovable and loving kitties! We are located in the New Orleans metro area.----… we are all out of options …would you be able to take in these 3 kitties?Colin________________________________________________________________________________LA (Lafayette area) Declawed Cat “Omen” Needs Home-Owner Very Sick + Declawed Cat “Daphne” in Foster but Needs Perm Home-Abandoned by Owner·2 separate requests, both cats are declawed females, Barbara is the contact for both and transport can be arranged to New Orleans area.Contact: Barbara (337) 781-2362 [email protected]From: [email protected] <[email protected]>
Subject: PICS AND MORE INFO ON: Fwd: Two declawed B&W cats need homes or going to shelter
To: Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 10:47 AMCONTACT: [email protected]
(337) 781-2362THIS IS LAFAYETTE, LA AREA BUT TRANSPORTING MAY BE ARRANGED.From: Barbara <[email protected]>
To: bingoroger <[email protected]>; nolasark44 <[email protected]>; angiesimoneaux <[email protected]>
Sent: Sat, May 11, 2013 6:36 pm
Subject: Re: Two declawed B&W cats need homes or going to shelterHolly & Helen
I have talked to the Lady that had Daphne [name of the cat] that was abandoned in her rental house. The cat is safe for now. A foster was found.
Angie said that Daphne is very sweet, no aggressions at all but seems to be a bit depressed. Which is understandable. Angie said she's in a very good shape for an older kitty.
I left a message with the other one. I had somebody interested in Omen but I have no idea if the owner's sister contacted them.
I attach the photos again and hope you'll get them this time. Both are not to good but that's all I have for now.
Let me know if you're interested in them. I can't come this week to NO but I'm sure we can arrange transport somehow.
I copied Angie in the e-mail so you all know
Thanks for helping Daphne. If I would know who the one is that abandoned her I would report him.
From: Barbara [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Friday, May 10, 2013 7:19 AM
To: undisclosed recipients:
Subject:Another black and white cat that was abandoned by her owner. I got an e-mail from the Lady that feeds her right now but can only until latest Sunday. Here's what she sent me:"I am trying to find a home for an abandoned cat. [Daphne-picture below] Her owner left her in a house he was renting from me. She is 8 years old, declawed, fixed and is in good health. She is house trained. I must find a home for her by this weekend. My husband is allergic to cats and I rented the house to new tenants. My last resort is animal control, which I am trying to avoid. Please help me place her in a good home."
DAPHNEOmen the other black & white declawed cat whose owner is very sick still needs a place asap. She the one in the second photo [below]. She's also a few years old, declawed and spayed. The family can't keep her so she might end up at Animal Control too. OMENCan you all PLEASE share their pictures and stories with your contacts?Thanks a lotBarbara(337) 781-2362________________________________________________________________________________LA (Houma) 2 Cats Need Home – Elderly Owner Passed AwayContact: Donna Tamberella (985?) 390-1784 [email protected] – Donna will transport – bring to you
From: Sharon Stoskopf <[email protected]>
Sent: Saturday, May 11, 2013 10:26 PM
Subject: Fwd: FW: 2 Cats need homePlease share or if you can help the contact information is listed below. Thanks,SharonFrom: Donna Dubuc Latino <[email protected]> Date: Fri, May 10, 2013 at 11:48 AMSubject: FW: 2 Cats need homeTo: Donna Dubuc Latino <[email protected]> Please see message below from Donna Tamberella!From: dtamberella [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2013 12:44 PM
To: Donna Dubuc Latino
Subject: 2 Cats need homeDonna, could you pass these pictures on to your friends to see if anyone is looking to adopt two older cats. Their owner, an elderly lady, recently passed away and the family is looking to find someone who can adopt both together, if possible. I believe they are about 8 years old, both females and spayed. If anyone is interested they can email me or call me directly (390-1784). The cats live in Houma, but if the right person wants to give them a good home, I'll pick them up and bring the cats to them. I would take them because they are so sweet, but I already have a few cats. Thanks,Donna Tamberella ________________________________________________________________________________Reply to:[email protected]Posted: 2013-05-13, 8:12PM CDTLoverboy & Furball Need YOUR HELP! (Mid City) Iberville St at N ScottThese sweet little faces were abandoned by their owner when she moved out of her apartment. They are unfortunately now homeless and begging you for a good home! I've posted on CL before asking for help but we have yet to find them a nice warm home... Here's more about them:
Loverboy (tabby) is outgoing, friendly and loves to roll on his side for some belly scratches. He comes running up to us when we get home, always a sweet friendly face to come home to!
Furball (blue-eyed Siamese mix) is a little more reserved at first but she warms up to you quickly. She meows very sweetly when you pet her. And look at those eyes! Crystal blue!
They are both good with dogs (their former owner had 2 large dogs) and other cats as well. Both are neutered/spayed already but are not declawed. They are gentle so they would also be good with kids too. Ideally, they'd find a home together, but they would be ok going to separate homes. I am unsure if they are up to date on shots...
It is just so unfortunate that their former owner was such a terrible human as to have left them behind when she moved out. They are just victims of a bad owner. Can you help them??
Please let me know! Iberville St at N ScottLocation: Mid CityPosting ID: 3803568115
Posted: 2013-05-13, 8:12PM CDT
Edited: 2013-05-13, 8:19PM CDT________________________________________________________________________________NC (Pilot Mountain) Twisted Whiskers Kitten at Vet – Funds Needed
Sent: Saturday, May 11, 2013 10:40 PM
Subject: Fwd: TWFS Muppet the kitten at vet...funds needed
From: Kristina Rieck <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, May 9, 2013 at 6:11 PM
Subject: TWFS Muppet the kitten at vet...funds needed
To: "[email protected] com" <[email protected]>
Hi all,It's been one thing after another here and I have not been able to send mails out. The night I was in the icu with Anna was my last mail. I had to make the decision to say goodbye that night. It was going to cost over $700 for the night with no guarantees. I had no official diagnosis but they believed she may have had cancer.This is Muppet who I have been working with for the last several weeks. She is about nine weeks old now and this is her pic at three weeks. Yesterday morning she had sudden breathing issues and I rushed her to the vet. She made it through the night and is on meds. I just visited her and she's doing a little better. Her lungs were a little crackly but she is eating some. I made the decision to leave her another night. I have to work and did not want to leave her alone all day tomorrow in her condition. I'm hoping the meds continue to work and she can come home tomorrow or Saturday.If anyone would like to donate to her vet bill as funds are extremely low, she is at Animal Medical Services at 336-786-9444. Just let them know you're calling to donate to Muppet of Twisted Whisker Farm. As always, any amount is greatly appreciated as I could not do this without your help. I will have a PayPal in June.Thanks,Kris
P.O. Box 422
CDT________________________________________________________________________________Louisiana Lost Found Pets Facebook Pages and Helpful Info for Missing Pets ·A list of resources and Facebook pages for Lost/Missing and Found Pets·Please post pic and info on some of the Lost/found Facebook pages for Louisiana. [see list at bottom]And post on this new Facebook page for Metairie/Kenner Lost & Found and Adoptable Animals for adoption by owners:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/LAPS-East-Jefferson-Lost-and-Adoptable-Pets/158181647688889From: Joni Solis [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2013 3:05 PM
To: Joni Solis
Subject: Louisiana Lost Found Pets Facebook Pages and Helpful Info for Missing PetsLouisiana Lost Found Pets Facebook Pages and Helpful Info for Missing Pets
Helpful links to sites about Lost/Missing and Found Pets
Lost Pet Tips and Sites
1. Pet Parent Helpers [ http://petparenthelpers.blogspot.com/p/lost-found.html ] - South Baton Rouge Louisiana pets petsitting lost pet help & pet adoption help
2. great tips here on getting a lost dog back - I thought I'd heard them all but they have ideas here I'd never thought of:
"LOST DOG QUICK ACTION PLAN"
3. "Pet Recovery Tips - Posters"
4. Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender, Baton Rouge Louisiana - helping people rehome pets dogs cats http://ow.ly/6Oswy lost & found
5. Lost-pet poster: Six tips for a more effective sign http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/home_blog/2012/06/lost-dog-poster-tips.html
6. News article with list of Facebook pages for lost/found pets: "Missing a pet? Found a pet?" List of Lost/Found Pet Pages on Facebook for South Louisiana Parishes
7. Lost My Doggie [for cats too!] - Our Lost Dog Locating Service will Help Find Your Lost Dog, Lost Cat or Missing Pet - http://www.lostmydoggie.com/
Lost My Doggie - Lost Pet Tips - http://www.lostmydoggie.com/tips.cfm
8. Maddie's Fund - What You Don't Know About Lost Pets Can Hurt Them - http://www.maddiesfund.org/Resource_Library/What_You_Dont_Know_About_Lost_Pets_Can_Hurt_Th em.html
9. Helping Lost Pets, Find cats dogs found pets missing - http://www.helpinglostpets.com
Christine Schultz Grenat And now we have a NEW program coming together, Lost Pets of Baton Rouge that will help owners find their missing pets faster. I just set up an account HERE: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/Default.html#Search
Have you seen a possibly lost pet? You can post pet sightings, lost and found pets here: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/Default.html#Sighting
Helping Lost Pets, Find cats dogs found pets missing http://www.helpinglostpets.com
Join the National Lost/Found Pet Registry and help pets get back home. It's free
http://www.helpinglostpets.com/Default.html#Search10. Pet Amber Alert - http://www.petamberalert.com/ Lost Pet Recovery Guide – FREE! http://www.petamberalert.com/download
11. Missing Pet Partnership Some of the best information for locating lost/missing pets is at http://www.missingpetparntership.com - Has some good advice for missing pet behavior, when and how to look, and other ways to help locate pets.
Tagging your car to help find your lost pet. Seattle Pet Detectives - Tagger Instructions | Missing Pet Partnership –
12. Helping reunite pets and owners in Louisiana. The NUMBER ONE tool for reuniting lost pets and their owners are fliers. Please use and share this free flier-maker tool far and wide. It works! http://www.petbond.com/flyerentry.php?oid=bf
13. News article with list of Facebook pages for lost/found pets: "Missing a pet? Found a pet?" List of Lost/Found Pet Pages on Facebook for South Louisiana Parishes http://www.katc.com/news/missing-a-pet-found-a-pet-/
14. "Tabby Tracker is a public database of lost cats. Lost cat owners and lost cat finders can post classified ads, search listings, print posters, and even receive automated email notifications when matching cats are added to the website. Start by searching our lost or found cat listings then proceed to register your lost or found cat to add the cat to our database and begin receiving email updates."
15. "Fido Finder is the largest public database of lost dogs. Lost dog owners and lost dog finders can post classified ads, search listings, print posters, and receive automated email notifications when matching dogs are registered on the website. Start by searching our lost or found dog listings, then proceed to register your lost or found dog to add the dog to our database and begin receiving email updates."
Lost Dogs - How to Find Your Lost Dog - Fido Finder - http://www.fidofinder.com/find-your-lost-dog.php
Lost and Found Facebook Pages for Louisiana
Current list (know of any other Louisiana Facebook page for Lost/Missing/Found Pets?) Please post pic and info on some of the Lost/found Facebook pages for Louisiana.[ new Facebook page for Metairie/Kenner Lost & Found and Adoptable Animals for adoption by owners: ]
Lost and Found Pets of Southeast Louisiana - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-and-Found-Pets-of-Southeast-Louisiana/126929750758058
Lost Pet Networkers of South Louisiana - http://www.facebook.com/groups/285148524872897/
Lost Pets of Ascension Parish - http://www.facebook.com/lostpetsascensionparish
NOLA Pets Lost and Found - http://www.facebook.com/NOLAMissingPets
Lost and Found Pets of New Orleans - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-and-Found-Pets-of-New-Orleans/273785738594?ref=stream
Lost Pets of Baton Rouge - http://www.facebook.com/lostpetsbatonrouge
Lost Pets of West Baton Rouge - http://www.facebook.com/westbatonrougepets
Lost Pets Of Livingston Parish - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-Pets-Of-Livingston-Parish/289058577806679
Lost Pets of Tangipahoa Parish - http://www.facebook.com/LostPetsOfTangipahoaParish
Lost Pets of St. Tammany Parish - https://www.facebook.com/LostPetsOfStTammanyParish
Acadia - https://www.facebook.com/AcadiaParishLostFoundPets
Lost and Found Pets Acadiana - http://www.facebook.com/lostandfoundpetsacadiana[email protected]
Acadia Parish Lost/Found Pets - http://www.facebook.com/AcadiaParishLostFoundPets
St. Martin Parish Lost/Found Pets - http://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Martin-Parish-LostFound-Pets/456512984368106
St. Mary - https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Mary-Parish-LostFound-Pets/299228793508075
Vermilion - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vermilion-Parish-LostFound-Pets/260523420729573
St. Landry - https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Landry-Parish-LostFound-Pets/489152224445925
Lafayette - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lafayette-Parish-LostFound-Pets/474273282600742
Jeff Davis - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Davis-Parish-LostFound-Pets/367297160005215
Iberia - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iberia-Parish-LostFound-Pets/265287773580896
Evangeline - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Evangeline-Parish-LostFound-Pets/174975099301848
Shreveport Bossier Lost & Found Pets - http://www.facebook.com/ShreveportBossierLostandFoundPets
Another way to help is to make sure your dog knows your area well by taking her or him for regular long walks around the neighborhood. This helps in two ways, first, more people will get to know you and your dog and will be more likely to try to get the dog if they see him or her out by themselves. Second, your dog will know his or her way around and will be less likely to get lost and travel for miles, more likely to head for home and find it when hungry, hot, or finished with exploring alone.
Always keep a good clear current photo of your pet or pets on your computer ready to make lost pet fliers. Try to photograph them every few months.
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|Posted on May 8, 2013 at 1:20 PM||comments (23)|
As so often happens in a week we are inundated by pleas for help with rehoming kittens.
I cannot stress enough the fact that there are NO VALID EXCUSES FOR YOU CATHAVING KITTENS!!!!!!
If you have a pet there are places to have them altered. Adopt fvrom a shelter or rescue and they come altered.
Look online at "low cost spay and neuter" and a number of choices come up. Most shelters do free or low cost clinics several times a year.
You CAN find time to drop them off.
You CAN afford the clinic.
WE CANNOT AFFORD MORE UNPLANNED LITTERS!!!
Just 1 lazy or thoughtless person with an unfixed cat can undo the work of 5 foster homes in only a year.
If you are giving these kittens away for free without fixing them the new family has no investment in the animal and looses nothing when they move away and leave them behind or put them outside to carry on this senseless breeding program. Adoption fees are there to make sure people are invested in the animal and will not just discard it like any other "freebee".
A fair practice is to charge the fee paid for spay/neuter (usually $40)
Look at what you get. Shelters and rescues vary in fees but also in what you get.
Find out if your new family member has all their shots, is fixed and tested for parasites or diseases (heartworm, parvo, FIV/Luk etc).
You may find the ones who charge a fee are actually a better deal.
REMEMBER ANIMALS CAN GET PREGNANT WHEN THEY REACH SEXUAL MATURITY NOT PHYSICAL MATURITY
Cats can have a litter at just 4 months of age, dogs at 6 months.
It is true you don't want to risk doing surgery too early. For kittens the minimum recommended time is at 3 months of age and 3 pounds of weight. Any earlier and the females may not be developed enough for the vet to find both ovaries to insure sterilization. Every ounce a kitten is below 3 pounds increases their chance of dying from the anaesthetic by 2% and increases complications later in life (such as kidney problems or liver disorders) by 5%.
If you truely care about animals be an active part of the solution not a silent or passive continuation of the problem.
Campaign for every animal to be fixed
Keep your cats indoors (just like for your kids it's too dangerous out there in this new world)
Offer to help someone known to have unaltered animals have them fixed.
Work with local feral cat groups to start or continue trap-neuter-release programs
Report persons trapping pets for removal (they aren't going to shelters)
Watch for people putting down poisons (especially antifreeze) and report them
Keep the pressure on the people who are supposed to enforce animal crualty laws to inforce them.
Until there are more homes wanting animals than animals in shelters DO NOT SUPPORT BREEDERS, (come on people $800 for a mix breed?? a blanky-thing is just a mutt with expensive parents)
And for Heavens sake emphasize DOG not TOY and TRAIN them.
It's true you can't save the world but with a little time and love you can at least neaten up your corner of it.