BLM Votes to Euthanize 40,000 Mustangs

BLM ADVISORY BOARD JUST VOTED TO RECOMMEND EUTHANIZATION OF ALL UNADOPTABLE HORSES IN LONG TERM HOLDING. This is in hopes that Washington DC will wake up and give more money to BLM.
GINGER WAS THE ONLY PERSON ON THE BOARD TO VOTE “NO.”
Send your civil, thoughtful comments to the Adv. Board at this email address. Back up Ginger’s thoughtful, civil manner please:
whbadvisoryboard@blm.gov

 

Wild Horse and Burro Advocacy

Ms. June Sewing
Executive Director
National Mustang Association
mustangs@infowest.com

Public Interest 
Ms. Jennifer Sall
jen.sall@gmail.com 

Public Interest
Mr. Fred T. Woehl, Jr.
prtfred@gmail.com

Wild Horse and Burro Research 
Dr. Sue M. McDonnell, Ph. D.
suemcd@vet.upenn.edu

Livestock Management 
Mr. Steven W. Yardley
steven.leslieyardley@yahoo.com

Natural Resources Management 
Dr. Robert E. Cope, DVM
cowdoc75@hotmail.com

Wildlife Management

Mr. Ben Masters
benmasters@unbrandedthefilm.com

Veterinary Medicine 
Dr. Julie Weikel, DVM
jweikeldvm@yahoo.com

 

URGENT: Proposal to 86 adoption program means DEATH in the GAS CHAMBER!!!

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Hi Everyone,

As you know, the SPCA rescues hundreds of puppies and family dogs slated for euthanasia in southern shelters each year.  One of the largest shelters we work with is Gaston County Animal Control in Gastonia, NC. This shelter has an 85% kill rate and still euthanizes via the gas chamber, a barbaric practice that is illegal in most states. To make matters worse, in order to meet budget cuts the Gaston director is now proposing to do away with the adoptions program in its entirety which means even more animals will be killed. Please email the commissioners listed below and tell them that sacrificing more lives is not an acceptable way to fill a budget deficit. North Carolina residents, your voices are especially needed!

I don’t often send these around but this is too important. The SPCA has pulled almost 500 dogs and puppies from this shelter in the past year and united them with loving families in our area. Please forward to all likeminded friends and family.

Thanks,

Shannon

Shannon Laukhuf

Executive Director

SPCA of Westchester

590 North State Road

Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

(914) 941-2896 ext. 12

(914) 762-8312 FAX

www.spca914.org

Function: Public Safety Department: Animal Control
Tentative FY 11 Budget: $1,616,366 County Dollars: 55.3% FY 10 Highlights:
• Operating increase for maintenance and equipment for facility in order to comply with State guidelines
• Financing of 1 Animal Control Truck
Benchmarks:
• Calls per Officer in FY 09 were at 2,448, up 20.5% from 2,032 in FY 06
• The number of animal control calls is projected for FY 10 to be 27,737, an increase from 25,822 in FY 08 (7.42%)
Animal Control’s reduction of 1% under the FY 10 Adopted Budget equates to a reduction of $6,400. For this reduction to be absorbed, Animal Control proposes:
• Eliminating the Adoption Program – $2,714
• Relying more on Carbon Monoxide – $3,925

Gaston County Commission

Board of Commissioners

JOE CARPENTER

E-Mail:    KINGSPINNACLE@aol.com

Crowders Mountain Township
Term Ends 12/2012

ALLEN FRALEY, VICE CHAIRMAN

E-Mail:
afraley@carolina.rr.com

Cherryville Township
Term Ends 12/2012

TOM KEIGHER

E-Mail:
tomkcom@aol.com

Gastonia Township
Term Ends 12/2010

DONNIE LOFTIS

Email: donnieloftis@bellsouth.net

Gastonia Township
Term Ends 12/2012

TRACY PHILBECK

E-Mail:tracy@tracyphilbeck.com

Dallas Township
Term Ends 12/2010

MICKEY PRICE, CHAIRMAN

E-Mail:
mprice@co.gaston.nc.us

South Point Township
Term Ends 12/2012

JOHN A. TORBETT

E-Mail:
jtorbett@co.gaston.nc.us

Riverbend Township
Term Ends 12/2010

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Urgent! The Girl has been abandoned and needs a home by Friday or it’s too late!

Help her find a home...This little girl was picked up Friday and the owners told AC that they do not want her back.    The pound does not have to hold dogs that are owner give ups but they have agreed to keep her at least until Friday.

She is very friendly and doesn’t understand why she has been left there.
Medium sized dog, perhaps 40 pounds maximum.

Chalice Zuvekas
Seneca, Missouri
shserescue@gmail.com

Life has not been good to this Boxer, Can You? She will be put to sleep tomorrow morning, 1/14/09.

We’re calling the Boxer “Hope”, because we are hoping someone out there will see the beauty and worth of this girl.  No one in her past valued her–that is obvious.

She saw a vet today, here is the update:

THIS DOG HAS HAD A HORRIBLE LIFE.  Vet did x-ray. Leg injury is from a GUNSHOT above her knee.  Leg healed, but has atrophied.  The shot hit her right in the joint, so surgery is not an option.  She is 4-6 years old.  She is a boxer MIX, mostly boxer, but vet says there’s something else lurking about in her gene pool.

Given her boxer snout, she has sinus stenosis (stenotic naries), which boxer and pug people know about, it happens to dogs with short nasal passages.  Not a big problem, she just makes noises when she breathes.

SHE HAS BEEN SPAYED.

She is heartworm positive, heavy load, will need a three month hw treatment…one shot first month, two shots second month, one shot third month.

Given all these issues, I could hear the word “euthanasia” in the vet’s voice as he explained Hope’s problems to me.  All I can do at this point is my level best to raise money for her heartworm treatment AND boarding.  I pray someone out there feels compassion for this girl who has clearly been on the receiving end of great suffering in her life.  My “hope” for Hope is that the rest of her life is spent in someone’s loving care, as all dogs (and cats) should be.

SO, I must once again rather crassly ask for donations….the most uncomfortable part of a rescuer’s job….and to PASS THIS ALONG to anyone you know who might be able to give Hope a home.  Obviously, ALL MONEY COLLECTED WILL GO TOWARD HER CARE.

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.  YOUR TRANSACTION IS COMPLETELY SECURE.–Rhonda Parker, Last Chance Dog Rescue Alabama http://www.lastchancedogrescue.com/donate.html.