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.

The pup is still alive, for now, but she needs a rescue.

She gets along with other dogs, walks well on a leash, is 8-10 months old, spayed and current on vaccinations.  Has been at the shelter for some time and they euthanize when they need space or determine that a dogs is unadoptable due to the amount of time in the shelter with no one interested.

So, I’m still looking for a rescue group.  😦  CO Aussie Rescue said no.  HeRD of Wyoming doesn’t have space.  Never heard back from Snow Capped GSD.  I told the lady in NM that if it becomes an emergency, I will take
her on a temporary basis until she can get in with a rescue group.
If you can help this beautiful baby dog contact Linda Fox at (303) 912-7999.


A Holiday Rescue Plea…. Let’s find this wandering pair a wonderful home for Christmas

This traveling pair have been seen wandering all over Winder, Georgia hoping someone would adopt them for the past two months.  How anyone could look out their front door, see these two and not let them in to stay is amazing to me.  Just one look and they win me over.  They originally were seen separately and then they teamed up with the dog always following the cat.  Never the other way around.  When we found out Animal Control was going to be called, we decided we just couldn’t risk them being PTS.  We sent a wonderful volunteer to pick them up and transport them to our vet in Greenville, SC.  We have had them both fully vetted.  Holly, the dog, had to be spayed.  Noel had already been neutered, which we are very thankful for, since I bet he just loves to have a good time.  They are both as friendly as can be and would make the perfect ready made family.  It’s Christmas time.  Let’s give them a present of a new life together with a wonderful family that will love on them as much as we do.

I have personally picked up all of their expenses since they are not an abuse case.   They were abandoned but not abused.  Please, send this e-mail far and wide so we can get them home by Christmas.

If you are interested in this wonderful pair, please
contact us at NoahsArksRescue@mac.com

Ginger’s Miracle

Ginger made it safely to Denver last night and is on her way to Carbondale to find her forever home.  She is a sweetheart!  Thanks for stepping up and offering your help!

Love,  Julie

Ginger Needs Your Help!

This is Ginger.  She is about 2-3 years old.  I am trying to help her get into a rescue before she is euthanized.

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UPDATE

Ginger has been fostered by a wonderful woman but she will still need a home so if you are her miracle or if you come across anyone who may be interested in adopting her.  She will in Carbondale.

Contact them through www.arf-colorado.com or call 970-250-1351.

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She was brought to the Joplin, MO Humane Society a couple months ago.  For anyone familiar with this humane society there are some great ladies who run Golden paw pet resort near the shelter.  They let the shelter bring over any dogs to hold when they have possible rescue commitments or are pregnant and in danger of being euthanized because of space – no charge.

She was brought to Golden paw because she was about to have her babies.  All her babies died.  In the next month after that, 2 other mammas had litters and each had such large litters that Ginger helped nurse and take care of the babies from both litters.  The girls at golden paw have been hiding Ginger by marking her kennal card “adopted, will be picked up next week” so that when the shelter comes to pick up dogs and move them back to the shelter she doesn’t get taken.

Today the shelter manager was let go and instructions were given at the shelter for the shelter to be cleared out,

dogs are to be gassed.

Ginger Needs Your Help!

Victoria who works at Golden paws has been so good at helping me get dogs out, driving them to KC for rescue and holding them for me that she is just sick that Ginger is going to be taken back to the shelter and put down.  She is such a sweet, happy girl.  Can you send this out to any of your groups that would help with her?

I doubt she is spayed yet but I will get that done if she gets a good home or rescue.  She is up to date on her vaccs and bordatella.  There are both men and women working at golden paws and she just wants everyone to pet her.  She is not particular about who.  A lot of the babies born at this shelter dont make it.  They are exposed to so many things and just are to little to survive.  That would be great if someone would post her at Camp Bow Wow or even on petfinder.  Myself and/or Victoria at golden paws would be contact for her.  I would rather not post her on craigslist as that scares me.  Thanks for any help with her.  She really is a very sweet girl.  Her problem at the shelter is that she is “just a brown mix dog”.  Usually one of the first to be put down as this shelter gets a lot of purebreds.

If you have any information or you think you are Ginger’s Miracle please contact me at:  sandihughey@hotmail.com.

Sandi

Help Save these Puppies!

Dear Anna..

Sad news.. theres always more! As always I am hoping the more this gets out the more things will improve…   Greenville is one of many high kill shelters down south..

If you think of anything or know someone looking for a great dog to add to their family..

Thanks again.. XOZa

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