Category Archives: It’s about time

700-PIXEL-Flier-for-2013-SpayDay-Lake-Isabella-event$450 (US dollars) in donations are STILL NEEDED for this mobile spay & neuter clinic in Kern County in May & June.  Please consider donating or helping out as this will help reduce the killings in the shelters in that area – by prevention, which is SPAY & NEUTER.

PayPal Donation http://www.basicneedsfoundation.org/donate.html

Please do all you can to help these mobile spay and neuter clinics really do save countless lives!

Thanks my bully friends and warriors, as you know here at Apitome’s Blog we don’t discriminate based on breed, we help all animals!

 


Beyond the Myth Free screening for a limited time!!!!!!!!

This is a wonderful documentary! It is an opportunity for those who missed this at other locations and screenings to see it now, Please share this and Help educate those in your area that may not know all there is to know about pit bulls and bully breeds.

Starting today Oct. 26th and continuing through Nov. 2nd, Beyond the Myth will be available on Hulu.com for free! This is an amazing opportunity for all fans, owners, advocates or just people that want to see the real deal, not corn fed lies from dogsbite.org and PETA. It’sa chance to promote to friends via email and social media or put a link to it on your website! The trailer is up and free viewing begins today!

Beyond The Myth video link

I Absolutely want to thank the wonderful folks behind Beyond the Myth, and hulu.com for making this possible and for helping the bully owner and advocate community in busting down these stereotypes and lies about our dogs!

please get this out there, please help create a positive change for these dogs before it’s too late!

-Apitome-


Pact for animals: Military Foster Program

Pact for animals has started their Military Foster Program as mentioned in my last post. Please check out their flyer, and feel free to share it with friends. I urge people to foster if you can, opening your home to a military foster help keep our soldiers and their pets together!

military foster program

Thanks Pact for animals! You and your fostering families are Paw-some!!! Keep up the gret work you do!

-Apitome-

 


PACT for animals, and Beyond The Myth what a great group of people working to save our dogs!

I just wanted to take a moment to introduce some of you to Pact For Animals, this is a wonderful organization focused on ending breed discrimination, for education, and now foster programs for military personnel who would otherwise have to surrender their pets while serving overseas. So please check out there website, share it with friends and if you can help them out with fostering please do so!

I have spoken with Buzz and his team directly and they are all such passionate and dedicated people. Buzz also has helped produce Beyond The Myth for those of you not familiar with it, Beyond The Myth is a film that focuses on breed discrimination, and the pit bull perception, or misconception as is so often the case.

Their websites also offer many valuable resources to Pit Bull/bully owners and advocates. please check them both out today and share their websites with friends.

It’s great to see so many people not just in one country but now, around the globe now willing to not only help these dogs, but also to educate themselves on the various breeds under the “pit bull” umbrella, and see them for what they are.

We are no longer the little engine that could folks, we are making changes that will last a lifetime! As long as we do our part to make sure that our dogs are the best possible ambassadors, and members of the community as well, we will succeed in seeing the end of BSL and bully bias.

I’d personally like to thank Buzz Miller and his wonderful team for creating such a wonderful organization, and doing all they can to help educate the public and tear down the walls of fear the media has built up around our dogs, so thanks Buzz and great work!

As for all the wonderful and dedicated people behind, and in front of the cameras and website at Beyond The Myth Thank you all very much for everything you do! Each person that takes a stand and speaks out against BSL and breed bias is changing the fate of these dogs for the better, and hopefully for a long time to come!

 -Apitome-


Apitome’s Halloween pet photo contest for 2012!!!!!!

So for all my Halloween and pet loving’ friends I am going to do a Halloween pet photo contest on the blog so for anyone who is interested in submitting a photo of their pet/s decked out in all their Halloween spender please email all you photos to me at: apitomesblog@shaw.ca no later than October 30th 2012 so I can choose the winner and post them on them on the blog in time for Halloween, for the week following Halloween, the winner will also receive a special gift box containing dog treats and supplies. So give it your all and let your fur buddies shine this Halloween. Please include your email address so I can advise you that you have won. So don’t forget to send along your pet’s name and a little note about them! Please remember to check those in boxes! The winner will have until Sept 02, 2012 to claim their prize, or I will have to send the gift box to the second place winner. thanks gang and have a safe and happy Halloweeeeeeen! and please don’t forget to share this with your pet loving friends!

-Apitome-


Here we go again… Schroeder is in need of help, and our understanding.

Please check out this change.org petition, this guy needs some help now!

Help save Schroeder

I am the first to say “Don’t blame the victim” and mean it..,  but call me crazy here, if I was a mail carrier, and the door to a home I knew or suspected to have dogs residing within it was open, there is no way I would have ever stepped on to that porch or door step! Remember folks mail carriers have an easy out when it comes to dogs, if they feel that entering a property with dogs places them in eminent or immediate danger, they are not, repeat NOT obligated to go there!

In Canada a supervisor delivers a note card that states free roaming or mail slot aggressive dogs will result in the stoppage or pause of mail delivery. So I have to question whether all the facts are as the carrier see it, but in the long run that is not my call.

I feel for a dog that is placed in this or any situation where their reputation and or safety are put at risk, so with that said I also feel the owners had a great responsibility to their charge and they failed him! I know roughly when my carrier is coming, but it does change from time to time with seniority and shift changes, and with that said Monday to Friday  my door is kept closed until mail is delivered for that day, period and end of story! Weekends we occasionally get deliveries via courier, however both my dogs bark well in advance of anyone getting to the porch and when they bark I call them back and take them outside into our secured back yard, so that there is never a chance that  a carrier or delivery person will ever be injured and my dogs will never be seized.

So I will call them( the owners)  out on the carpet over this one, but their inactions or failures should not mean a strike out for this dog. He deserves the chance to stay in the living.

It should mean changes to how he is handled, or possibly a more responsible owner/s may be a better option than death. To me a nip or property line offense is a much different category than let’s say a mauling or vicious and aggressive attack. although all dog agression should never be treated lightly and should always be addressed immediately by a trained professional.

I truly feel for dogs in these circumstances because the majority of dogs view their home and people as something to be protected at all cost.

Honestly I just wish in general, dog owners would wake up, and be proactive enough to consider that even the friendliest of dogs can view delivery people in a different light than we do. I wish that before people get a dog, they take the time to properly educate themselves on how to successfully transition, raise, socialize and train dogs before they bring them home.

We must stop expecting dogs to live in our world, by our rules alone. Yes they must become accustom to our lives and interactions with others, as well as the way we do things and mostly what we expect from them, but we too must learn their language, understand their minds and body language, their very natures, if we are ever to successfully have a cohesive bond with them, and thusly a successful well-adjusted and happy companion at our sides.

Please consider giving Schroeder your support and sign and share his petition today!!!!!! Just because his family cannot afford the court fees does not mean this dog should die.

interesting fact: a golden retriever did the same thing last year, in Canada and… well he never left his yard! His owners were given a fine and restrictions on their dog, but he was not seized, so I guess the bias and breed discrimination continues, how sad!

-Apitome-


Great Caesar’s ghost, there’s another to add to this weeks rescues, and he’s a real sweet guy!

Meet Caesar:

 CAESAR [A1338128] is an unaltered male, blue and white Pit Bull Terrier. He is about 2 years and 1 month old. Weighs about 43 lbs. Has been at the shelter since Aug 25, 2012.
Caesar is the submissive one. He is very scared, but the SWEETEST boy ever! One look at those eyes and your heart will melt! Something about Caesar expression breaks my heart. Never felt a kind hand or affection. Yet, still…

wags his tail and gives kisses. He is starting to love the belly rubs and the attention but will need a lot more socialization. He needs someone who will love him and show him that there are nice people. I’m sure with a lot of love he will be the greatest companion! Please help save sweet Caesar! For any questions or concerns contact the South Los Angeles Shelter at (213)485-0117/0119. *Los Angeles, CA and dont forget to mention his intake number at the top of the post.
With a face like that, who could stand to see him stay behind bars! I think this one’s a keeper! please share this guy today, and if you think you have what it takes to be a great pet parent to Caesar, and you live in the Los Angeles area, please stop in and see this boy!
-Apitome-

Like Pit Bulls? Wanna help a really great guy, and his Pit Bull Rescue?

My friend “PitBill Ziegler” runs a pit bull rescue,  called PIT CREW RESCUE, he is a trusted rescue and friend and an all around hero to these dogs!  Abused, neglected, pregnant, he takes in as many as he can, and gets them the “Fur-always” homes that they deserve! Well he needs a little help with a boy named “Tread” Take a look at this gorgeous boy;

“Tread” was the Pit Bull we got the call on that was covered in ticks, beaten & chained to a tire after crossing multiple busy highways! Here is him adjusting wonderfully in foster with OUR volunteer “Andrew” As you know, we are in a financial crisis where we had stated we can NOT take on ANY more dogs. However, it’s hard to say “NO” when we get a call & see it up close & personal. … PLEASE HELP US by donating as little as $1, sharing or purchasing merchandise as ALL proceeds goes to OUR dogs as we need to pay off his medical & have him ready to adopt. Also you can call (631) 656-0211 as we can take credit cards over the phone. Blankets, toys, food, treats can be dropped off at the PCR Facility on right side of house by gate. Pit Crew Rescue 195 Victory Dr. Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE & ALL CAN BE DONE THROUGH OUR WEB PAGE AT www.PitCrewRescue.com Thank you in advance!

And I want to thank everyone as well, please share Treads story and the great work that Pit Crew Rescue does every day, they need our help and support so they can keep helping these awesome dogs!

-Apitome-


Magnolia could use some luvin’ too!

 Beautiful magnolia awaiting her faith at Baldwin park shelter, please help network her to safety. I found this baby trapped in a school, she had puppies but were stolen. She is in Baldwin park shelter due out by june 8. Animal i.d. #A4437441, very sweet gets along with other dogs but chases cats. Good with people. Please please share!!

Baldwin Park Animal Care Center Open for Adoptions  7 days a Week  4275 Elton Street,  Baldwin Park, California 91706 Phone 626 430 2378 Hours: Monday – Thursday 12  – 7  Friday – Sunday  10 – 5pm

Good luck sweet girl!

-Apitome-


Another sweet girl in need…

This baby was hours away from dying she needed a foster she had a rescue backing her so I agreed to foster her to save her life her life being spared was all I wanted for my birthday and this wish was granted!!! now pledges are needed for her pull fee and vetting upon her freedom from shelter and her transportation and care please share far and wide!!!!!!!!!!

Wanna see this gorgeous girl? Take a look at her shelter intake photos below.

 Lets share this and get this girl the money she needs pledges can be made to Stacy’s personal pay pal is bakersgrl@gmail.com but she is backed by a rescue wags and walks and that chip in if you click on the picture it will take you to her main tread and in the bio her chip in is there:

http://www.wagsandwalks.org/WagsAndWalks/Sweety.html

Thanks everyone for sharing and getting these great dogs the help they need! even if you can only save one, it means the world to that one sweet puppy, or kitten, or even a mangy old boy needing a second chance! They all need our help and our love!

Thank you

-Apitome-


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