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Pit Bulls Are Not The Enemy →
Pit bulls are subjected to an almost unimaginably cruel world, in which they are subjected to every kind of violence — and then, at the end of it, are euthanized in shelters at shockingly high rates, because families are afraid to bring them home, landlords won’t rent  to the families who do bring them home and localities impose restrictions on their ownership, despite ample evidence that these restrictions do nothing to improve public safety.

The newest comprehensive examination of dog bite statistics, put out in December by the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, looked at what factors tended to lead to fatal dog bites. These include a dog not being spayed or neutered, dogs being “kept isolated from regular positive human interactions,” away from the rest of the family, and dog owners having histories of abusing their pets.

— 1 month ago with 5 notes
#pit bull  #BSL  #BDL 

Once upon a time, not so long ago, and maybe not even so far away from where you live now, there lived many animals in a deep, green forest. And they lived in relative harmony, except when one animal was eaten by another animal as sometimes happens in a deep, green forest. But that was appreciated as the story of life and death. And the continuation of life. And in the cycle of things, as they are and as they are meant to be, there was equanimity and peace…

Until one day, a fire raged and raged in the deep, green forest. And all the animals gave chase or took flight to try and save themselves from the inferno. While running away they felt huge despair at the thought of what they were leaving behind… their only home.

When they reached a safe distance some of the animals stopped to look at the raging fire, and noticed a small spot of red in the blue sky, circling back and forth, from a clear, cool lake to the blazing, burning forest… What was it? It was the red-throated hummingbird. And in her beak she ferried a few small drops of water to try to stop the fire. She flew back and forth, and back and forth, and back and forth again.

The animals below looked up in amazement. The lion looked up, the elephant, the badger and the bear. They all looked up at the red-throated hummingbird in disbelief.

And the lion roared: “Red-throated hummingbird, what do you think YOU are doing up there with your one drop of water?”

Undeterred by the impossibility of it all, the little hummingbird said: “I am doing what I can.”

The world is on fire.

— 1 month ago with 3 notes
acctphilly:

This summer our goal is to save all orphaned #kittens that come through ACCT Philly. PetValu Wayne and their customers gave us a huge boost by donating 300 cans of KMR!! You guys rock! #kittens #adopt #acctphilly #sheltercat #cat #philly #grateful #donate #volunteer

acctphilly:

This summer our goal is to save all orphaned #kittens that come through ACCT Philly. PetValu Wayne and their customers gave us a huge boost by donating 300 cans of KMR!! You guys rock! #kittens #adopt #acctphilly #sheltercat #cat #philly #grateful #donate #volunteer

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#ACCT Philly  #Philadelphia  #kittens 

acctphilly:

Need a cat in your life to hide in your cabinets? Adopt!

www.acctphilly.org

(Source: pusheen)

— 1 month ago with 89592 notes
#ACCT Philly  #Philadelphia  #cats  #pets  #adopt 
Just a healthy reminder about leaving your companion animal alone in a car in warm weather - absolutely DON’T DO IT. I will smash every one of your windows without a single flinch of remorse.
It’s 85 degrees today, which means that a car (even with the windows cracked) can reach over 100 degrees in just 10 minutes. Add an unexpected long line at the store or absent mind and you’ve got an animal with brain damage, serious organ damage, or no pulse!
If you see an animal in a hot car - take down the license plate number and make & model of the vehicle and go to nearby facilities to make an announcement. If no one steps up, contact local Animal Control (Philly - contact ACCT at 267-385-3800) or the local police (if you would like to talk to pigs about animal welfare).

(PICTURED: the only kind of hot dog I wanna see)

Just a healthy reminder about leaving your companion animal alone in a car in warm weather - absolutely DON’T DO IT. I will smash every one of your windows without a single flinch of remorse.

It’s 85 degrees today, which means that a car (even with the windows cracked) can reach over 100 degrees in just 10 minutes. Add an unexpected long line at the store or absent mind and you’ve got an animal with brain damage, serious organ damage, or no pulse!

If you see an animal in a hot car - take down the license plate number and make & model of the vehicle and go to nearby facilities to make an announcement. If no one steps up, contact local Animal Control (Philly - contact ACCT at 267-385-3800) or the local police (if you would like to talk to pigs about animal welfare).

(PICTURED: the only kind of hot dog I wanna see)

— 1 month ago with 4 notes
#summer  #dogs  #animal welfare  #hotdog  #cars  #Philadelphia