October 11, 2011
Raising Our Voices Against Animal Abuse
No animal should have to live in a dangerous, abusive, or unhealthy situation; sadly, a shocking number do every day of their lives. Whether the abuse and neglect is deliberate and prolonged, or unintentional due to ignorance or financial difficulties, the fact is, it is ILLEGAL, not to mention unconscionable.
Abuse can leave life-long scars on a dog, both physically and emotionally. Some abused dogs are never able to emotionally recover from their abuse, becoming too aggressive or mistrustful of humans to be rehabilitated and adopted out. Thankfully, many abused dogs are able to make a significant recovery with enough love, attention, socialization, and reassurance. Many of the Michael Vick pit bulls, for example, have gone on to be adopted and become Canine Good Citizens® and even therapy dogs!
The Humane Society of the United States and ASPCA suggest the following ways to tell if an animal might be being abused or neglected:
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August 26, 2011
Save a Dog in Need: Adopt a Shelter Dog!
So far this month, we’ve brought you several posts on dogs that are frequently overlooked when it is time to add a canine member to your family. These dogs represent only a portion of the dogs desperately in need of forever homes across the country; that’s right, we’re talking about shelter dogs!
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