Monthly Archives: November 2010

Just a wee babe in need! To find out more see raven woods rescue on facebook!

 

2912 Hound Mix ~ have you ever seen a sweeter face ?!! Poor little GIRL is just a baby herself,, maybe 6 months old – PLEASE save this baby girl from the Unthinkable !! http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18021538 If you are on the official approved list at the sh…elter, you may make your offer directly to the director by emailing broomej@floydcountyga.org (@floydcountyga.org) or by calling 706-236-4545. THE SHELTER’S RESCUE COORDINATOR, VICKY, IS AT THE SHELTER FROM 12:30PM THROUGH 5:30PM ON MONDAYS & TUESDAYS. PLEASE CALL VICKY AT 706-236-4545! In order to be approved to pull under your own license from Georgia shelters, you must have a Georgia license. FCAC continues to welcome out of state rescues! Any rescue on the approved list at the shelter can pull animals for you! If you need a referral to a rescue that can pull for you, please contact Ronda at rondawoman22@aol.com (@aol.com). PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE THE WORDS “RESCUE OFFER” IN YOUR SUBJECT LINE SO THAT YOUR PRECIOUS, LIFESAVING OFFER IS NOT MISSED. Volunteers are available to pick up animals from the shelter and take them to local boarding and vet clinics for you! If you need assistance to find someone to pick up animals for you–Ronda at rondawoman22@aol.com (@aol.com). She can also furnish you with the contact information for local vet clinics and boarding options! PLEASE ONLY CALL THE SHELTER CONCERNING RESCUE ON THE CRUCIAL DAYS OF MONDAY AND TUESDAY– ALL OF THE STAFF HOPE THAT AS MANY FCAC ANIMALS WILL BE SAVED AS POSSIBLE– IN FACT, THAT ALL FCAC ANIMALS WILL BE SAVED!!! So that they ask that you keep the phone lines available for rescue calls and for those in the community calling on behalf of animals in need! IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE APPROVED LIST, Please contact Ronda at rondawoman22@aol.com (@aol.com) if you need a referral to a rescue that can pull for you! NOTE FOR RESCUES: THE SHELTER REQUIRES THAT ALL RESCUE REQUESTS BE SENT USING A RESCUE HOLD REQUEST FORM. TO ACCESS A DOWNLOADABLE COPY OF THIS FORM, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW: http://www.romefloyd.com/CitizenSafety/AnimalControl/RescueGroups/tabid/451/Default.aspx THE RESCUE HOLD REQUEST FORM IS THE FORM HIGHLIGHTED IN RED ON LINE 4 OF THE INFORMATION YOU MUST SUBMIT. If you are an out of state rescue having dogs pulled for you by a rescue on the approved list, please be sure that the rescue pulling for you sends in this form to the shelter! IF THE LINK ABOVE DOES NOT WORK, PLEASE GO TO THE SHELTER’S PETFINDER SITE AT http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/GA305.html AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO VISIT FCAC’s official county government website. The link to necessary forms is at the bottom of the home page under Additional Resources/Rescue Groups! THE FORM CAN BE ATTACHED TO AN EMAIL AND EMAILED TO JASON BROOME AT broomej@floydcountyga.org (@floydcountyga.org) or faxed to 706-233-0032. ♥ Rosie ♥

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Animal wise Radio, very cool indeed!

Very cool link to Animal Wise Radio: you can listen to Animal Wise Radio Network from any audio player that will accept an audio stream ? All you have to do is enter the following url 

http://www.live365.com/play/animalwise

Great radio show, very informative!

-Apitome-


Is the world full of these losers or what?

Dog fighting is rampant in the world today, In the back alley’s and  in the underground fight clubs, in the big city and in the country, in trunks of cars in the inner cities, everywhere!

It exists in almost every country across the globe, brutality rules I guess!  I have never understood dogfighting and the lure of it, why would any rational person find this entertaining? Brandon Bond (Atlanta Pit Bull Rescue, Owner of All Or Nothing Tattoo, Award Winning Tattoo Artist, and Pit Bull Advocate) for those who don’t know the name, he also was part of the documentary “The lost dogs” he witnessed a dog fight when  he was young and says it was the most disturbing thing he had ever seen and it changed him, well how could it not?

Although I have a hard time understanding why anyone would watch UFC, Cock fighting, Hockey or Boxing either, They are the most archaic of sports, the equivalent to the roman arena’s. Seeing blood spilt in any capacity is disturbing to me in general, and yet accepted in the general public, I am not a hockey fan, and it’s because of the fighting, riddle me this, we teach our children to have good sportsmanship and that fighting is wrong, yet we will pack them up and take them to a hockey game and let them witness grown men fight over a puck!  Why? It sounds a bit hypocritical to me.

Bloodshed sports will not end any time soon, lets just face facts here, however of the sports I mentioned we must understand with great clarity that dog fighting, cock-fighting, and bull fighting, they are NOT sports, and of those only bull fighting is legal, it is watching the torture of an animal until death or exhaustion. we need to own our caveman roots, and then banish them forever.

Why should we live in a society inundated with these images;

Rather than ones of grown men playing fairly at sports, and dogs at play with each other, not war, and sports where fighting results in punishment rather than reward and applause! I know I’m a dreamer, but it sure would be nice!

As Canadians, Americans and Europeans in this day and age we should be above these types of activities and abolish them for good. We should weed out the key players and put them behind bars! I fear that men like; Michael Vick, Purnell Peace, Quanis Phillips, Tony Taylor, James Fricchione, Ummar Ahmed,  Perry Barr, Barkat Hussain, Bilal Mohammed Aldeeb, David Robinson, Anderson Belcher, John Lee, Mark Giles, Joseph Anderson, Geoffrey Jones, Raymond Clayden, Belcher Barnard, Terrence Ball, William Field, Seamen Anderson, John Clark, John Fuller, William Anderson, Paul Hill, and Malcom Cooper, just to name a few, are and or will be back out on the streets soon engaging in the same types of crime or worse! Now Michael Vick is slightly more famous, more for dog fighting than anything else, despite the best efforts of the League and BET network, so I would Imagine that he will keep his nose clean over the next few years at least, if he wants his millions from the league! As for the rest I don’t see anything bright or forthcoming in their careers of choice, if they had any aside from dog fighting and cock-fighting that is.

Now, the men named in this post, you must know that they represent a larger group, do not be fooled this is a network, through to the core, there were dogs seized in a dog fighting ring in Europe that were shipped in from America solely for the purposes of fighting. So it is bigger than we think folks!

If you think you know someone engaging in dog fighting  or even going as a spectator, report it! It is one of the only ways to make this stop! that and through licensing and responsibility Legislation.

The above mentioned names, they are just a few, as I say there are more, many, many more out there! Is the world really full of them? are they your neighbour, your friend, your husband or brother, sister or mom?

I am overwhelmed at the thought of it, but it makes me want to push harder for Legislation to be passed to spare the innocent from a life of torture, abuse, and ultimately death!  As for professional sports, well, I may have to leave that one up for debate and to someone else to change, but think about it, for your kids!

I have published names because these were people who were in fact convicted, and I will say this much, I wouldn’t want my daughter dating someone who is capable of that, would you?

-Apitome-


My early Christmas Card for Dogsbite and Hickenlooper.

Merry Christmas to all the haters out there!

 Hey Dogsbite, (aka Colleen Lynn), and a very special shout out to Hitler, (aka John Hickenlooper)  just thought I would share some Christmas pictures with you of pit bulls you didn’t get the chance to kill!

So we thought we would let you know that despite your best efforts we are still going to enjoy christmas with our families this year, and we hope that next year you are in behind bars without your family, in a cold dark cell wondering if today is your day to die!

Happy New Year and remember we have our eyes on you! Why not try make this new year one of peace, love, and respect for ALL living things! Kisses!

-the bulls- & -Apitome-


Collars: The good, the bad, and the just plaine useless.

Having the right collar and fit is essential for your dog, not only for safety, but function, and style as well, that’s right folks dogs like to look cool too! But can you have them both?

Well the answer is apparently you can, if you like leather collars you can find some with detailing that will be strong and work well, as well as looking cool or pretty or you can take any collar of your choosing and add embellishments like a fancy tag, etc.

Now let’s go through some of my picks; (pictures are below comments)

First up is the prong collar, an absolute waste of money and the cruelest of options out there, these collars are absolutely not required to train you dog! I don’t care what anyone tells you they are the worst option available in my opinion, training starts from day one whether you have a puppy or older dog you can still achieve the results you want without resorting to a mid-evil device. The first image is a prong collar fail, this is why they are not encouraged by trained professionals.

Next is the standard choker chain, these ar a safer option to the prong but you do have to watch the positioning of the collar see below. The reason for positioning the collar over the dog’s neck is because if the collar is under and you pull it can lock on the links which can choke the dog, I know but despite the name you don’t want to choke your dog. Some dogs that have been left on chains have caught the links and hung to death, so if you use one do not use it for chaining a dog , or when they are unattended. I will also add that chaining a dog is not recommended for any longer than an hour or so at a time, making the “chain” your dogs babysitter is wrong! and life on a chain sucks for a dog! They are meant to run and play!

Then we have the leather collar, an all around solid option, stronger made for big dogs that like to pull but fit for these is crucial, I will explain later, and they look pretty stylish too!

Next is the head lead collar, I personally do not like these, some experts claim they can injure your dog if you tug too suddenly or to hard. I find them to be a useless option you may get your dogs attention but you are going to piss him off in the process! wouldn’t you be mad if your parents did something like that to teach you?

So here is an example one of my favorite training collars, again an all around good option, it looks like part choker, but the collar itself stops it from closing too far on your dog’s neck, but does apply minimal pressure for training purposes. The base of the collar is nylon.

Then we have the studded collar, not my personal choice I just find they make the bigger dogs look too scary, which only perpetuates negative imagery, but they are just as effective as a standard leather collar, the studs are obviously outside so they don’t hurt the dog, it’s just for show!

Lastly the adjustable nylon collar, works well for fit but not really practical if your dog is in training, or is a “puller”, I have found dogs can easily slip their heads out because as they walk the collar starts to loosen or slip, so one with punch holes and a prong to secure (Much like a belt) as best option in that category.

Now as far as the “Fit” I mentioned above, with any collar you want to be able to get three fingers if they are small like mine or 1 1/2 inch under the collar and between the neck, if you can’t it’s too tight, if you can get more than three fingers it is too loose and the dog can slip it off. measure you dogs neck from the middle and around to that same point but ALWAYS add 2 inches to accommodate growth and for adjustments. and always test it out before you walk your dog, try slipping it off, allow the dog to drink and play with it on to make sure that they can do all their daily activities un-inhibited.

So ultimately the choice is yours to make but there are a few options to see and choose from, if you are still unsure, check with your trainer or vet, they will always give you the best options for your dog. And remember to have fun with it like I say dogs like to look cool too!

NEW ITEM: Fitabull on facebook has some excellent collars for the bully persuasion please check them out Michelle also does custom orders! they are a poly buckle style, very cute!

-Apitome-


Berwick’s own needs a home!

Please help this boy out he’s just a baby, and needs a home ASAP!    If you are near Burwick, PA . 

Berwick, Pa

The new Animal Control Officer of Berwick called me yesterday to see if I could help place a pit bull she had found tied to the back of a pickup truck. With a rescue full of all pit bulls and not a single open foster space, I am sadly unable to assist. He is now in one of 2 crudely constructed kennel runs erected by the borough of Berwick. They are outdoor only runs and it is COLD. He is TIED in the kennel so that he can not get to an area in the fencing that has been damaged – this information was given to me by my neighbor who often walks her dogs in the area that the “new” kennels have been constructed. In my personal opinion, it is not safe to have stray/seized dogs kept in an area where anyone can approach, but I digress as there truly is NOWHERE ELSE for the dog (or any others for that matter!!!!!) to go. He is reportedly under a year old and very very friendly. If you or anyone you know can help this dog, please contact Jinece (Animal Control) directly at 570-204-5485 or 570-441-0243. If a home is not found quickly or he is not claimed, he will be euthanized. We are 2 days into the 3 day mandatory hold period. Please remember that there is NO ANIMAL SHELTER that services Berwick or accommodates it’s strays. He’s got a matter of days. If you do contact her and are able to help, please keep me updated. The dog is literally a mile from my home as we speak but I honestly do not have a single space to put him. I am praying SOMEONE does… Shannon Talancawww.straysave.com


Bulls across America and Canada: Owners, its time to unite, change the image and you change a mind!

Hey there all you pit bull owners and advocates! pit bulls, bully’s, mixes, staffy’s I want them all!

I want to find out how many happy responsible pit bull families there are out there. I am hoping to put together a documentary to confirm what we all know and to show the world that ** Pit Bulls rock like new socks baby! Show that they are not the monsters the media has made them out to be, show the truth, show the real pit bull!**

 Share the funny, the loving and even the touching stories you have. Send me your success stories and pictures, videos, anything you have to support responsible ownership! Get your friends with pits involved I need to start compiling evidence that we can use to crush out BSL and I think with what I have in mind this just might do it!

Also anyone that has had their dog seized and euthanized due to BSL please contact me with your stories as well, and I am sorry for your loss.

Send everything to: apitomesblog@shaw.ca Please include a phone number and contact name. Some of you may be contacted to be interviewed on camera, in the future.

Thanks

-Apitome-


A very kind but burned “Lady” needs your help and well wishes!

Burned Lady
*Detroit, MI *
Someone is responsible for a horrific, torturous crime.
On Halloween, a dog was set on fire.

Was this someone’s demented idea of a Halloween prank?
Who in their right mind could knowingly and purposefully inflict
such horror on another living creature? Lady, a Pitbull mix, was doused with gasoline and lit on fire – her small body engulfed with flames. Her frantic barking led her owner and neighbors to her that night.

Mistakenly,
the owners believed that they could treat the dog’s injuries at home.
But the severity of her burns made her condition continue to worsen as
the days went by. Almost a full week after the burning, her owners contacted the Michigan Humane Society and surrendered her. Now, a
search is underway for the person or persons responsible for this
unbelievable act of cruelty. A $1000 reward is currently offered for
information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible
for Lady’s injuries.

Someone SAW something and someone KNOWS something. The incident occurred in the 15700th block of Dexter near Puritan in Detroit.

If you have *any* information about this crime, please contact the Humane Society’s Cruelty Investigation hotline at (313) 872-3401.*Lady, the innocent victim in this horrible act of cruelty, is in bad shape.

The
severely burned dog is currently being cared for at the Detroit Center
for Animal Care. Her body has been ravaged, her injuries are severe –
her prognosis is uncertain. You can help Lady by donating to her
veterinary bills by clicking this link.

http://mihs.convio.net/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=16964

Say
a prayer for Lady’s recovery, and that her abusers will be caught.
“Normal” people do not knowingly torture, abuse and kill. The people
responsible for this dog’s current condition must be caught and
convicted before another innocent victim falls prey to their cruelty.

Barbara Blackman
Leasing Assistant | NAI Geis Realty Group, Inc.

30 South 17th Street | Suite 1510 | Philadelphia, PA 19103
tel 215.568.7222 | fax 215.568.5043
direct 215.568.7224 | cell 856.938.8598
bblackman@geisrealty.com | www.geisrealty.com


Look out John and Co., Ontario may be folding the ban you may be next my (AHEM!) friend.

well THS (Toronto Humane Society) has said that dog bite numbers have not gone down since the Legislation was introduced, many APBT’s, bully’s and mixes including Staffordshire terriers have been killed because of it, we can’t go back but we can certainly move forward hopefully with dog friendly, owner accountability legislations instead.

Now for my nazi counterpart in Denver, a Canadian ruling won’t mean much now, but certainly down the road it will pave the way for other provinces, other countries to follow. What that will mean for my boy in Denver is he will finally have to accept that number one, he’s a dictator, and number two we “The People” want our rights and our dogs back! For the dogs that have been euthanized already, well I just feel sick knowing that they died because of irresponsibility and hate, and bites did not go down, and they died basically for nothing! There were still other breeds living with the same types of irresponsible owners that gave way to more attacks.

We will have to wait and see if the repeal goes through, but if it does I wonder if all the Pit Bull owners that moved out of province to save their dogs, owners who had to change their lives, and livelihoods, how will they feel and will they return to their home towns? Only time will tell. 

Until then I will not celebrate just yet, but fingers crossed! and toes!

-Apitome-


The Real Pit Bull, the proof is in the pictures.

When I think of pit bulls and responsible families, these are the images that come to mind;

Before we judge the dog we had better be willing to judge the evil  or loving hand that holds his leash first. The media and groups like Dogsbite, Anti Pit Bull Club (facebook), Pit Nutter Inc, and many more have perpetuated and fed off of the fear that they harbour and create.

These groups spread lies about the breed, and they are run by people who have ZERO real knowledge of the breed, they do not know their character traits, their physical needs or their capabilities. They post shark attack photos and say they are pit bull, and they deliberately misinform the public based on their own personal fear and or hatred/bias of the breed. When you leave a comment on their pages that are in any way pro pit, or corrective (ie, the truth) your comment is removed or deleted. Personally if someone has something to say I do not mind posting it but I will not allow comments that perpetuate hate or violence, those are my parameters for approval. The goal here to truthfully and fairly educate the public.

When you think of pit bull what do you see? and where does it come from? a place of fear, a place of love, or a place of misinformation?

Remember that these are just dogs, not monsters lurking in the dark corners of alleys waiting to attack, they are not loaded guns or time bombs, they are dogs, the react to their environment, and anyone telling you different is uninformed, or has an agenda.

Do you own a pit bull? Do people cross the street when you walk down it?  Do you wish they could see what you see? Do you have people come up and asked to see and pet your dog?I am curious how many positive interactions and requests a pit bull owner gets in todays media based society, do more people than I think see through the nonsense?

I hope so.

-Apitome-


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