Category Archives: Stand Up and Speak Out

O.K. so this one is not about pit bulls but it’s important, and they really need our help to end the madness that is the cove! Please share, and speak out.

URGENT: The latest is a very big pod with a baby are netted in the Cove in Taiji Japan for killing!

If you can share this info they might be saved. We are being asked to phone the Japanese embassies now! Perhaps it will save the dolphins? If not maybe it will finally garner the change these beautiful mammals need!

List of japanese embassies: ( Links) http://www.mofa.go.jp/about/emb_cons/mofaserv.html
MOFA: Japanese Embassies and Consulates Websites www.mofa.go.jp It was asked that people be polite so there will be more chance of the Japanese considering saving the dolphins. It’s ok to show emotions, but get the words out!  It’s not just a dolphin, or pilot whale, these are sentient beings, they grieve they cry out for one another, they see their own family members being killed, can you imagine that? Are you foolish enough to think they don’t have feelings? Please speak out about this awful practice, boycott aquariums, and dolphin resorts selling “swims” these animals have saved humans countless times, now it’s our turn to return the favor!
 This was a photo taken from Taiji the dolphins that are not bought by zoo’s, animal brokers, and resorts are not let go, they are slaughters and sold as “tuna”, Yes you heard right Tuna. Activist Rick O’Barry proved that and how far Japan’s Fishing commission will go to cover it up.
I also encourage people to call these aquariums and resorts, let them know what your feelings are and take what they say with a grain of salt, after all they are in on this practice they know full well what goes on in Taiji, and yet they keep paying for more!
Pilot whales are killed by the thousands each year in Taiji and the Faroe islands, and we must take a stand before there are no dolphins or whales left!
-Apitome-

A little truth about pet brokers I bet you did not know

My little tip of the day for those folks out there that still insist on buying from pet stores: Did you ask where they get their pets from? Did they say Rainbow World Exotics? Did you buy it anyway? If so, you the reason for animals suffering needlessly, and you are part of a major problem in companion animal abuses!!! Truth!!!  You have just bought your pet from one of the biggest animal brokers …

in the USA, and yes my Canadian friends they sell to our pet stores as well! Rainbow is not alone in their abuses, there are many, many brokers/companies with all the same practices which include: no veterinary care, killings without anesthesia, surgeries preformed on animals by laymen (people without accredited training) also without benefit of proper anesthesia, starvation, and much more! Did you know that animals deemed “unsellable” are used as breeding stock this includes animals with broken limbs, deformities, and much more???? Well now you know, now I hope you take the time to educate yourself on the truth and the reality of pet store pets, this includes back yard and unscrupulous breeders as well! Take the time to visit your local shelter, rescues, and animal control facilities first! if you did just that one thing, just imagine the suffering that one small act could end!!!! Rant concluded!
Please remember that PETA is about PETA, and donations, and not much more! Certainly not animal welfare. However the video does speak the truth about these companies and their actions.
-Apitome-

Another dog shot by improperly trained police!!!! Just exactly how many of these will go on before we demand change?

The idea to do this post came to me from a contact on Facebook, Charlie Cifarelli. He has created a page: (Star The New York Pit Bull Shot by Police) here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/StarTheNewYorkPitbullShotByPolice Thank you Charlie for sending me the info and the link!

I understand the fear behind a rushing dog, believe me I do being the victim of a vicious dog attack, I above others understand that, however the dog that attacked me and this dog are in very different categories and circumstances.

In a society where we have companion animals, better understanding and training are quite obviously needed, I mean how many dogs have been shot this year by misguided and overly aggressive policing? Well there have been 8 reported cases in the USA and 3 reported in Canada to date this year, and I should say that I found, there could be more, so who knows the real numbers, we will never know about the unreported cases now will we?

Today police are so sadly and obviously untrained on how to deal with such situations, so let me give the good old boys in blue some insight, and this comes from over 30 years experience with dogs.., dogs give “bluff” rushes or “charges” in situations where they feel their safety or the safety of their pack is in question. That is Fact!

This dog was trying to back them off, to get people to step back, he was protecting his daddy! Plain and simple! This was no aggressive or dangerous dog, and he certainly was no “threat” to public safety.

My problem with this is a two-fold one, and it comes to play when I see police men/women not taking the “proper” steps in conflict resolution with companion animals more specifically dogs. My concerns are as follows;

Firstly the use of deadly force, when a taser or pepper spray should have been the first choice, and deadly force the last and only option, I can also tell you that pepper spray or mace would have incapacitated that dog long enough to subdue him. All police officers should be equipped with such items, Yes???

Secondly the dog appears to have no leash on, so again, we have a situation where a pit bull is out in public without proper protection, yes that’s right protection, like it or not as bully/ pitbull/ mastiff/ boxer/ rotti/ owners we are all under the microscope, ALL OF THE TIME, and we MUST protect our dogs.

As an example I always “umbilical” or waist belt my dog when we go for walks, ALWAYS!  I am not blaming the victim by any means rather I feel for this man, on many levels, but… had he been leashed, had a leash been around his owners hand, or waist maybe the outcome could have been different.

For me anyway, this is proof that police are NOT properly trained, and yet are given guns, given weapons that kill, and given carte blanch to do so, and very little training to go along with that heavy burden. It is shameful to me! It is scary that a police officer can say something like “I only had 10 seconds to react, so what could I do?” and all of a sudden it wipes the slate clean. It shouldn’t! So here’s just one more thing to think about if it was your dog, or child, or husband that they perceived in 10 seconds to be a threat, would it wipe the slate for you?

Many aspects of police work, standards and policies MUST be revamped and much more in-depth training simply MUST take place for the safety of all citizens, and their pets!

Here is the video originally released on YouTube: Star shot by improperly trained idiot policemen

What do you think about this? Please feel free to comment.

Thanks

-Apitome-


Sorry, I have been away because…. I broke my jaw! so here is last weeks rescues of the week:

True story! not very exciting you see, but true none the less! I have a long history of being the girl who trips over such things as dust bunnies, porch dirt, shoes, ah yes those beastly shoes! they are my Nemesis!!! I recently tripped in high heels, falling face first onto cement and broke my jaw! Snapped that puppy like a red neck snaps a chicken bone!

So I have been a little out of it for the last 6 or so weeks. Mostly feeling quite sorry for myself  while in a Tylenol 3 induced stupor LOL!

But I did manage to finish my stage 9 exam with Animal Behavior College, and passed with 92% so I am very excited about that! I am back and ready to take on the dog training world, and animal advocacy as well!

Now, here are last weeks rescues of the week, these three babies have a chip in under Hearts Of Love Rescue, my friend Michelle Binnette is trying to get much-needed funds for transport to Canada, and vetting, they had boarding fees attached so please feel free to share these wonderful pups each one is desperate to find their very own fur-always home!

Michelle had this post on her Facebook page :URGENT ******DESPERATELY NEEDING YOUR HELP
Things are not looking good, we have only raised $65 more dollars out of the $435 needed. we need all the funds by Wednesday of this week or these 3 little ones will not get to go on transport   T…hese babies need your help in raising the funds needed. Transport is this thursday and if we don’t have all the funds raised in time they will not be going on the transport and that is they last thing we want to happen. Here is the chipin link explaining what is needed. Your help is greatly appreciated, no amount is to small. if we don’t get this money raised ASAP these 3 little ones will NOT be on the transport to their new start in life and that is the last thing we want to happen. their has been problems with the chipin link so our rescue paypal is heartsofloverescue@gmail.com. http://heartsofloverescue.chipin.com/3-harbor-shelter-dogs-hc-boarding-and-transportSee more
These 3 babies I pulled from Harbor Shelter Today, We really need your help in raising the funds needed for these 3. Boarding is $240 for all 3, Health Certificates $75 for all 3, Transport $120 for all 3 So we need $435 in total to get the…se babies to their new start in life. I know we can do. Please share and help us make this happen. these babies will be eternally grateful. Rescues paypal is heartsofloverescue@gmail.com All help is greatly appreciated Thank you!
I can say that Michelle is a wonderful woman trying very hard to save as many lives as she can, but saving lives sadly comes with a price, please help Michelle get the funds needed to help these great pups!
Thanks guys and I am glad to be back!!!!!!!
-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-


Sorry its late but this weeks dog in need is Chopper! please share him as URGENT he is running out of time!!!

 Is this not one of the best looking boys you have ever seen? here is a little about chopper it comes from a wonderful lady named Stacy Shofner: This is chopper, choppers story is this; his owners are moving to a state that has BSL laws and cannot take him. We just found out and they are leaving on the 18th. Chopper is very urgent for a foster or home or he will end up back at the shelter were he came from about 5 years ago he is a gentle giant he is fixed and has had some shots please share him far and wide we only have days!!!!!!! any one interested can contact me at 661-889-2407 thanks guys he’s got only 8 days left and hell be heading to the shelter!!!

So let’s do everything the internet will allow and get moving on this boy please, please,  share him with trusted friends and rescues this boy deserves a home, not to end up euthanized at a shelter, just another sad pit statistic.

Chopper is located in Kern county Los Angeles. I believe but stacy will narrow it down for those interested.

Thanks you very much!

-Apitome-


Change to the “Dog of the Week”…. An update.

I’m baaaaaack!

Phew!!! It’s been a grueling couple of weeks in the dog training course and it looks like my next section will be a big one too, but I’ll try to keep the posts coming more often.

I am sad to say that There didn’t seem to be a lot of interest in the dog of the week, Thank you so much to all the great families that sent in all those amazing pictures of their dogs and puppies, without you these dogs would be lost!

Thanks for showing the world what love and responsible pet ownership really means, you guys rock!

So with that said I am changing things up a bit, rather than feature your dog photo’s, I thought I would feature a dog in need, rescue’s and fosters, you are welcome to send in your pictures please make sur you send a photo, and complete contact info as well as the city, state or province, and Country as well. Don’t forget to add some details about the dog, everybody like to have the story behind the picture!

You can send them to apitomesblog@shaw.ca The goal will shift from showcasing the breed to saving them from certain death in some cases, in shelters and pounds and we all know that pit bulls make up the highest percentage of shelter dogs.

Today’s little gem will break your heart, make you fall instantly in love and inspire you to get involved! As far as I know he has no name so I have taken it upon myself to dub him Esperodo loosely translated it means “He has hope” in the basque language.

With out further ado here is Esperudo:

This emaciated boy wondered into Jennifer Marcel (SNARR adoptions coordinator) neighborhood and her husband picked him up. Looks like a new SNARR baby…. the vet said He is 12 weeks old, 12lbs, a broken k-9 baby tooth, dehydrated, loaded w…ith hook worms and will need possible surgery to repair the hack job done to his ears. To help with his care donations can be made through chipin http://snarr1.chipin.com/tonka or via PayPal @ snarr_1@Yahoo.com or through our website www.snarranimalrescue.org

Please help me to help SNARR to get this boy the help he needs and ultimately help him find a safe, loving, and fur-always home.

Thanks everyone for your patience and support while I have been busy at school, you guys ROCK LIKE NEW SOCKS!

So the dog of the week shall now be dubbed “Rescue Me Weekly” and may sometimes showcase more than one dog depending on urgency.

Have a great weekend!

-Apitome-


Boycott China, and stop the rampant abuse of it’s animals today!

Sorry I have not been around gang, I have a huge work-load this term at dog training school, but I will have loads of wonderful things to share very soon!

Now very few of the dogs abused are pit bull, but the breed means nothing to me the abuse is what we need to stop. Please be a part of the solution today, sign and share.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/395/884/823/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In terms of animal welfare or protection, for standards or minimum requirements for care in China there is none! We must demand action from our Governments.., NOW!

Thank you.

-Apitome-


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