via * “Pitbull” is not a breed. It’s a term for a variety of breeds, including the American pitbull terrier, the American Staffordshire terrier, the Staffordshire bull terrier and mixes of those dogs. “Pitbull-type dog” is basically meaningless – they’re dogs with various phenotypical traits that subjectively fit the label.
If you have not yet seen it, Redemption, my documentary about the No Kill revolution in America, is available for free: https://vimeo.com/183035642 There’s also a nearly 150-page film companion which is also available for free: https://goo.gl/Nwe8SR
Puppy Mill Research Video 2017
PUPPY MILL RESEARCH VIDEO 2017
Petland Continues To Thrive On Puppy Mills
And consumers are keeping them running.
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Many shoppers of The Pittsburgh Mills know the cute little pet store with puppies and other animals on display as you walk past the store front. This store, Petland, is not at all as innocent as you think. In fact, the chain has been caught on multiple occasions for mistreating their puppies to the point that veterinary assistance is useless.
It is no secret that the dogs on display in the stores are not being taken care of properly. However, many consumers do not know the extent of it. The first and most obvious problems are the health conditions that many of the dogs have.
The dogs pictured above are far too emaciated to be healthy. Although the brand uses the tag line, “The health and well-being of our pets comes first for all of us at Petland.” What a line of bullshit. There are hundreds of stories out on the internet from people claiming their newly purchased pet is living with a disease or illness, which came straight from Petland. The chain even goes as far as stating, “Petland is proud of its commitment to animal welfare and to the quality of its pets,” but does this look like they’re sticking to their commitment to you?
There is no doubt that the dogs being sold in these pet stores come straight from puppy mills. Every year, hundred of puppy mills get shut down because of the animal cruelty that goes on in them. Sadly, thousands of dogs suffer and die every year before these mills are even shut down. Stores like Petland purchase dogs from puppy mills for a small price compared to what they are charging consumers from their stores. Actually, customers who purchase dogs from Petland can pay up to six times more than the company paid for the dog. Although it may seem like your just buying a cute little puppy, what you are really doing is helping to keep these stores and puppy mills running. Not only will these businesses continue, thousands of more dogs will continue to suffer because of consumers’ uneducated purchases.
No body wants to see any dog have the life these dogs do. By purchasing even the smallest item from Petland you are helping to keep these puppy mills open. However, you shouldn’t just simply sit around and wait for the abuse to stop. By reporting animal abuse and bad living conditions to the police when you see it, it will help to take down the chain of stores and mills one by one. Although we have a long way to go by attacking one store at a time, each store that is no longer able to buy from puppy mills can stop hundreds of animals from the abuse, sicknesses, diseases, pain and terrible living conditions thousands of animals go through everyday.
Leonard Cohen has performed many versions of “So Long, Marianne.” The 1993 Oslo concert rendition includes not only a radically different arrangement but also two verses not found on any album. The impact is dramatic. More information about this and other variations of “So Long, Marianne” at http://Cohencentric.com/?p=18108
Joshua Holland has written an excellent primer in Salon for the pit bull-phobics to chew on, and he did a superb job of debunking the illusion that this is a monstrous breed rather than what it really is, an uncommonly delightful one.
Dog loses eye after thug launches rock in her face
Georgia DiebeliusThursday 23 Aug 2018 9:09 pm
Police are hunting for a thug who caused a pet dog to lose one her eyes after he threw a rock at her face. Razzle lost her left eye when a dog walker passing the animal and her owner launched a rock into her face in the Over Hulton area of Bolton, Greater Manchester. The thug, who was walking a greyhound alongside a young girl, is said to have hurt the animal at around 3pm on August 2
Officers said that after throwing the rock he fled the scene in a silver Mercedes A class, with ‘YB’ in the number plate. A Greater Manchester Police statement said: ‘This is Razzle the dog. Around 3pm on Thursday 2nd August she was attacked on Woodlands Drive. ‘An unknown male threw a rock at her resulting in her losing an eye.’
Anyone who may have information on the attack is asked to contact the Hulton neighbourhood team on 01618565608, 101 or via the live chat facility on the GMP website. Share this article via facebookShare this article via twitter
Central California SPCA euthanizes wrong dog According to Karyn, a German Shepherd rescuer, she saw a Facebook post by the owner of Laika, a 5-month-old German Shepherd puppy, stating that they needed to rehome the dog as soon as possible.
by SARAH ROEBUCK, KMPHTuesday, August 21st 2018
According to the CCSPCA spokesperson, an internal investigation found that the proper rescue procedures were not followed for a German Shepherd puppy that was brought in as a stray. (Photo courtesy: Karyn)FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) — A woman who rescues German Shepherds says the Central California SPCA euthanized the wrong dog.
The dog was put down August 4.
According to Karyn, a German Shepherd rescuer, she saw a Facebook post by the owner of Laika, a 5-month-old German Shepherd puppy, stating that they needed to rehome the dog as soon as possible.
Karyn made contact with the dog’s owner a couple different times trying to get the dog.
Karyn says the family finally got back to her and said because of a rental agreement not allowing them to have a dog, they took the puppy to the CCSPCA.
Karyn then checked with the shelter and found the family turned the dog in as a stray to avoid fees.
Because the dog was turned in as a stray, the SPCA had to hold the dog for several days by law before releasing for adoption.
Karyn tells us she went to the shelter on Tuesday, saw the dog, saw its sweet demeanor and told the shelter worker she would take the dog either as a rescue or foster it.
The workers were supposed to mark the kennel tag for rescue, but never did, Karyn says.
We’re told the dog came off of a kennel hold on Friday evening and by Saturday morning it was dead. Karyn was on her way to the shelter to pick up the dog when she got a call saying what had happened.
According to the CCSPCA spokesperson, an internal investigation found that the proper rescue procedures were not followed for the German Shepherd puppy that was brought in as a stray.
The spokesperson says the dog was euthanized for behavioral and illness-related issues.
According to California Assembly Bill No. 2343, “Existing law specifies that no stray dog or cat impounded by a public or private shelter shall be euthanized before 6 business days after the stray dog or cat is impounded, not including the day of impoundment, and requires that the stray dog or cat be released to a nonprofit animal rescue or adoption organization prior to the scheduled euthanasia of the stray dog or cat in certain circumstances, subject to specified exceptions.”
The spokesperson released the following statement after the dog was euthanized:
The CCSPCA has completed its internal investigation regarding the failure to release a dog at the conclusion of its stray hold period to one of our partner rescues in northern California. It is our determination that proper rescue procedures were not followed. Appropriate corrective actions are being taken and proper procedural training will be reinforced. We are saddened that the dog was subsequently euthanized for behavioral and illness related issues. The CCSPCA is deeply committed to providing the best possible care to the tens of thousands of animals that come through our doors each year and to providing the highest quality public service to our community. …. https://kmph.com/news/local/central-california-spca-euthanizes-wrong-dog