no kill movement, no excuse, no cake….

Today was spent with my animal loving girls listening to  Nathan Winograd talk so passionately about the No Kill Movement taking place in many shelters in the Untied States….but not enough is being done. We also learned of all the ways in which  we manage to screw it up so horribly for these innocent animals.

I am ashamed of Hamilton County in Ohio and very disappointed in my own county in Kentucky.  We might as well be killing dogs and cats for sport at these “shelters”, because the numbers are sicking. Dogs and cats don’t have a chance, they have little to no hope of getting out alive and god forbid you are a pit bull or a pit mix. Your death sentence has already been signed, sealed and delivered the moment they step foot in the building. The pit bulls, who have done no crime and have been falsely labeled by a media frenzy to a fearful pubic who buys into it hook, line and sinker.  NO LOCKING JAWS….this is a myth, a lie, something that seeped out of someones mouth to make the story sound better. Pit Bulls do not have locking jaws, nor do they have some magical super strength bite pressure per square inch. Complete and utter bullshit. Yet another made up myth that is falsely assumed to be factual because we have been conditioned to fear and hate these dogs. Like any other dog pitties are a product of their environment. You want to fear something…fear the owners who abuse, torture, fight and brutalize these dogs beyond comprehension.  What you don’t see on the news are the loving pit bulls who are wonderful pets, who are trained in search and rescue, who are used in nursing homes and children’s hospitals to provide comfort and love to those who are ill. No, there is no fear, prejudice, backlash, or controversy if they are shown for the loving companions they are.

Since when did doing the right thing become nothing more than an afterthought?  How do we sit by and let these dogs and cats be needlessly killed? How do we let certain shelter directors (not all by any means!) who are there for no other reason than to collect a paycheck and kill our animals day after day with NO accountability.  I am mad as hell…but more than  that, I am hopeful. I am hopeful that we will find a better way to love all animals and find places for them in our lives, our community’s and our homes. I am hopeful there will be a place for all animals one day very soon. I am committed to be part of that change. There is no longer any excuse to sit back and be silent as hundreds of thousands of innocent animals are killed each year

Do good things for animals

Tell people about it

Ask for help

 

Tristan, Tully, Maggie make sure I do good things for animals everyday. I am telling you about it right now. I am asking that if you are an animal lover or if you just think animals deserve more than death please help.

Shannon did a great job speaking today on the role Recycled Doggies plays in the shelter community. More than ever I am so glad to be working with Recycled Doggies to save shelter dogs from death row.

To learn more about recycled doggies please visit:

http://www.recycleddoggies.org/

To learn more about the no kill movement please visit:

http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/

If you want to be inspired and infuriated all at the same time please visit Nathan’s website.

http://www.nathanwinograd.com/

 

Oh, and I managed to keep my paws off the amazing looking cake that they served at the conference. That is a small miracle in itself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 Comments

  1. Nancy says:

    Thanks for the share!
    Nancy.R

  2. Linda Troy says:

    I ate the cake, and it was OK–not completely sure it was worth the calories, though. 🙂 You did right!

    • dogl2324 says:

      That is good to know…makes me feel better. My tactic was picturing the whole thing with maggots crawling all over it. Gross I know but whatever it takes! 🙂

  3. Shera says:

    I forgot to tell you “way to go” for passing up the cake. GREAT job!!! Have you started writing a book yet??? You should!!!

    • dogl2324 says:

      Thanks Shera…I just kept imagining all the cakes with maggots crawling around on them….whatever works! 🙂
      Not yet….but you never know!

  4. Moody says:

    I’m always a bit worried when crossing pits in the street, mainly because they just look pretty impressive. One of my mom’s neighbors has one and they have a young – autistic – child in the house as well: NOT a problem.
    The folks who moved in a few houses down from where I live, have 2 of them: BIG problem. They’ve killed a cat already and are vicious. Most of the time, they’re kept in the garage and when they’ve cleaned it out, the gate is partway up. A few days ago, it was up pretty high and as I approached, one of these pits stuck its head under it and shoved it higher up yet, barking viciously and obviously with only one thing in mind: attack.

    The difference?

    EDUCATION!!!

    You teach your dog right, it’ll be the best companion ever. You teach it wrong, it can be a killing machine.

    Weapons don’t kill, humans do!!

    Oh and good going on the no cake!!!
    Congrats on this victory!

    • dogl2324 says:

      Hey Moody!

      Yes it really comes back to the dogs are as good as their environments and experiences and owners! Thanks…the cake was a big deal…I am an icing whore. 🙂
      Hope you are having a great Monday!
      Lori

  5. John Simpson says:

    Bless you sweetie!

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