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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.

Bark Out Time for The Dog Rescue Association. Sorry for the delay guys! You rock!

The dog rescue association

Thanks for everything you all do for the animals others so easily abuse and discard!

This is some info that one of the wonderful staffers Amelia put together:

This is the new Dog rescue network. I work also as an admin on the Urgent Animals Irving texas FB page and I have the FB Furbaby Rescue Coordinator. The network that needs exposure is “THE NORTH AMERICAN DOG RESCUE ASSOCIATION” .. This is our mandate  >>> The Dog Rescue

Association & Network

Primary Objective is to Promote Awareness, Educate and Facilitate All Facets of Dog Rescue, Adoption, Foster Care, Transportation and Health Services.

Secondary Objective is to Expose, Reduce and Move Towards Eradicating Dog Fighting, Abuse, Neglect, Back Yard Breeding, Puppy Mills and Hoarding.

Tertiary Objective includes Opening Pet Food Banks in Hundreds of North America Cities, to Provide Pet Necessities to the Impoverished in Our Society thus Providing Them the Opportunity to Be Able to Keep their Beloved Furbabies and Not Have to Surrender Them to a Shelter Because of Lack of Funds.

***In Partnership with :

The North American Dog Rescue Association


EARN $$$


Will Host an Extensive Database of All Members.


PLUS >>> We ASK ALL MEMBERS who Have Do Not Adopt – Do Not Transport and Do Not Rescue Lists to add them to the profiles and to the DNT-DNR-DNA forum database so that we can have, at all of our disposal, INSTANT ACCESS to this information that will in time prevent the tragic events that routinely happen when pups get into the wrong hands.

The Dog Rescue Association will compile, through member data contribution an EXTENSIVE *Do Not Adopt*, Do Not Transport* and *Do Not Rescue* directory.

All Full Members, who are in GOOD Standing, will have annotation on their profile noting such.

The concept is derived by the principles of operation for the Better Business Bureau so that at a glance you are able to determine if the member/entity in question is reputable.

**to the best knowledge of the association and its members, at the time**

The Dog Rescue Association Database Will Contain Detailed Listings of Transporters, Fosters, Shelters, Pounds, Rescues, Vets, Groomers, Boarding Kennels etc. to Allow Quick Access to Connect with Fellow Members.

It sounds excellent Amelia and I am glad to help you anyway I can! I will also put their link in my sidebar, please share and help this great group be a shining success! I think this will help maintain the reputations of reputable rescues that have or could otherwise be tarnished or put in question by people simply wishing to do harm, or bad mouth and organization. Kudos guys!

For anyone wishing to get any further information here is there email: thedogrescueassociation@hotmail.com

Thanks and have a great weekend everyone! stay tuned for the dog of the week, coming up next!


Disgusting dog meat website, there are lots more out there selling the pets you and I hold dear!

Think the dog meat trade is only in China? Well think again, thanks to the internet its global!


And I thought this was contained to a few countries in Asia. I guess it’s gone global. This not only makes me sick to my stomach but only re-enforces the need to ban the dog and cat meat trade altogether! Just when you think you have probably seen it all a little gem like this one comes along to prove you wrong.


Speak out today against the companion animal meat trade! Be proud China, Japan, Indonesia and Eastern Europe. You eat your pets! How wonderful, glad to see you have joined the rest of us in the new millenium!


Central Texas low cost spay and neuter clinic. Be part of the solution, not the problem!

Now through the end of November,
Residents of central Texas area who otherwise cannot afford to fix their owned (not rescue groups or shelter) dogs 40 lbs and over may contact vouchers@preventalitter.com to qualify.
Please consider taking them up on this wonderful offer, save lives, spay and neuter your pet!
Thank you, prevent a litter (PALS) preventalitter.com!

Does this guy really get paid for this garbage? Does he really believe he’s an authority?

This is probably one of the most irresponsible and failed attempts at journalism I have ever seen. Not only is this damaging to the animals in the shelter system, but to actually say in print that animals are better off euthanized is just disgusting to me! He states that most animals in shelters are in fact not pets, nonsense!  He claims that feral animals are un-adoptable, not so! they simply need patients, time and training. I fear that the public will be turned off shelter animals because they are reading the babblings of an idiot who so obviously has zero experience with animals, and shelters as well.  If we the guardians, the owners, the pet parents of these animals have taken it upon ourselves to domesticate and make animals dependant on us, then we should step up that responsibility and not simply dump it on a shelter or rescues doorstep when we have “lifestyle changes” or get “too busy” or decide that we “have too many pets”.

Like it or not “we” are the reason these animals suffer, and to suggest that gassing, or injecting death into a living thing is our call, or our right is the most disturbing mindset I have ever been exposed to yet! So Mr. Shoaf, as I stated in your comments section, and will repeat here, please quit your day job, it isn’t your forte! You may want to try applying for “cage liner” at a pet store, at least that way you can see first hand where your type of diatribe ends up!


Please feel free to leave this (AHEM!) wanna be your thoughts!



So you like fur? Do you read labels? well did you know that it often comes from dogs abused and butchered in China?

Please remember before you look away or ignore this post, it is our obligation to see the depth of evil and injustice before we can speak against it or how to stop it. Watching the video angered me, it outraged me, but I have always believed that the fur we get is not what we think it is. If it angers you, let that anger be the catalyst for change, use it for a greater good, to stop abuse and injustice, to stop china from having weak product standards and to stop them from continuing to lie to us about what is in a product the sell us, I did!
I have news for the general public, these “Garments” are for sale in Canada, The United States, the Uk, and many other countries around the world! These.., and I use the term loosely.., “People” (Designers and Companies selling fur) are buying from that wonderful little industrial Piss Pot of a country called China! The ONLY way to effect real change there is to boycott and ban the importation of products from China…, and YES, require the analysis of all garments that have animal fur on or in them! No matter which country they come from. Just sit there and imagine for a second millions of dogs being skinned alive because these evil bastards don’t even have the decency to kill them first! “People” like this enjoy what they do, on some level at least, or they disassociate themselves to a point where the intentional infliction of severe pain is ok. How any human can listen to the “SCREAMS” of animals having their flesh ripped off is absolutely beyond me! I’m sorry but that IS China folks! The land where exporting Baby formula laced with melamine is ok, where exporting vitamins tainted with fertilizer is ok, where there are virtually no animal cruelty laws and even fewer punishments. Before anyone messages me and makes this a racial thing, I will just say this, I am no a racist! but I certainly do have prejudices against abuse, prejudices torture, and animal cruelty, against rape and murder, and against any forms of terrorism! This has nothing to do with ethnicity, and everything to do with the ability of this country and some of its people to cast aside right in the favor of a dollar! It has to do with allowing the people to view life as disposable as nothing.., as something to be given and something to be extinguished when another shakes a dollar bill. Until we demand our countries step up the screening of the merchandise they allow through our boarders, until they set up a “standard” of proof of analysis, this disgusting practice will continue and I for one am not ready to buy a jacket for my child that “may contain” dog pelt or hide. I am also not prepared to sit back and do nothing while I am lied to about what is contained in the products exported from China, anymore! Please tell your Senators that enough is enough on free trade without standards and guidelines that protect animals and the consumer.

Attention all dog shelter volunteers and rescues…

For anyone out there wishing to network and post their dogs here please feel free to email me at apitomesblog@shaw.ca (USA and Canada only please)

Please include city, state or province, a contact number, contact name when possible, and a photo if available of the dog. The goal here is to get these dogs out of the shelter system, and into loving homes.

I would just like to state that I do not work for or with any organization, I just want save some dogs from death, or life in a kennel. Any breed of dog is fine with me here at Apitome we “DO NOT” discriminate, based on breed!

All posts are shared on twitter, stumble upon, Digg, Facebook, Google+, and others, so lets work together today!

So please share with your rescue and shelter volunteer friends, and remember networking is what saves lives!

Thank you!


This is exactly the type of “shelter” that makes my blood boil!


If and when all shelters and pounds are forced to advertise and do weekly adoption events, publicized events! People would see that the unchecked killing of worthy healthy pets it nothing more than a way for these places to filter funds in other directions, these places will tell you they use Petfinder, and Craigslist but I’m sorry that is no where good enough!

As for sending animals straight to a kill room, why? why would they do that? Don’t give, me the they don’t have room speech, use fosters!

Memphis you really need to get it together, or are you all heartless rednecks? Step it up and create change in your town, in fact go further in your state! Extend some small measure of yourself to save countless cats and dogs from an instant death! And Nathan, as always you rock sir!



“Death Row Dogs” What the hell is really going on?

Anyone who has done research on shelters, pounds and the animals they take in, will tell you one thing, there is something going on here that shouldn’t be!

PETA,  the HSUS, the SPCA, and the Humane Society (which is not so “humane” by the way) all have funding up the wha-zoo and yet they can’t manage to take care of their charges, without creating a euthanization list. The funding supersedes anything one citizen can imagine. 

One would have to have their heads buried in the sand deep not to see very clearly that there is a cover up going on, I have started to get a crystal clear view, and it’s not pretty! Shelters, city pounds, and all these so-called animal welfare organizations rake in a hefty sum of money each year. Mostly from private and corporate donations, donations that were intended to go to helping keep animals healthy, safe and to find them new homes. Now these organizations want to pump out to the public that there are simply not enough homes, I posted about that before, and I will still say very clearly that is a LIE!

How would they know? They routinely fail to advertize, or have regularly updated websites and pet finder ads. It is usually a big-hearted private citizen who takes on that job because they know full well these groups simply won’t! They are very clearly marking perfectly healthy dogs and cats for death, Why? Why would they do that?

Well let me see if I can crack this one wide open for you all, remember back I posted about Emily Tanen being fired, basically for caring too much. Now lets see, Emily a staunch anti-euth advocate, took it upon herself to start posting these dogs, she really cared what happened to them. Trying to get them homes before they were marked for death. She claims dogs were routinely placed on a euth list for having kennel cough, among other things, and kennel cough is a very treatable ailment. Antibiotics will fix that problem, but these shelters claim they have no choice but to euthanize them, again I ask why? So Emily rocks the “funding” and “euth” boats if you will, and is fired. For what? Caring too much? For wanting these animals to get out, to get homes?

As I say,  these groups and shelters are raking in a very substantial amount of money folks, do not be fooled by the “there’s just not enough money” thing.

They have their CEO’s being paid a disgusting amount of money. The SPCA was cracked open on their spending, so you can’t save healthy dogs because you get $350,000.00 a year? Come on! I certainly do not object to people being paid and making a living if they are putting in that kind of time saving animals, everyone needs to eat, but please! $350,000.00 per year? Police and firefighters don’t get that, and they place their lives on the line daily!

Barf! No excuse for that as far as I am concerned! People are getting rich while animals die! Now then, we move on to one in particular, but remember they are NOT alone! See video;http://youtu.be/skAOwWLtIOA

There is a reason killing healthy dogs has become priority number one! Personally I believe there are back door deals being made, understand I have no proof of this…, yet! So you can scoff if you want, but there have been shelters in the past busted for selling live dogs, live cats, and the carcases of dead animals to research facilities, where do all those dogs and cats we see in research videos coming from? They are not breeding their own stock, I can tell you that much! Not if they are paying shelters for them!

So when you “DONATE” think about this, is your money really going to some fat ass behind a desk, that is it going to kill perfectly healthy animals? are your tax dollars going to these places while they allow these animals to languish in pain? I thought my money went to stopping that? Guess not! 

Now, thanks to Animal Planet we have seen the good that SPCA can do, however don’t be conned, this is not the majority and it is certainly not the rule!


We need a public accounting, we need DNA testing to be done on EVERY animal that walks through those doors, they need to be micro-chipped, and we need to be sure that each and every animal euthanized is accounted for and cross referenced to that list.

If not than this will never end, animals will be placed on a euth list for a variety of reasons, and I assure you none of them good ones! I am calling for an end to kill shelters, and seeking to find ways to create anti-kill shelters in their place. Now there is uphill and staunch opposition to this, why you ask? Again they can’t filter money out, or sell animals out the back doors if all the animals are required to be placed, and not euthanized now can they?

Research facilities which practice animal testing also need to be banned. Here’s a thought there are plenty of child molesters, murderers and rapists in prison, lets use them! They are after all the only real detriment and threat to society and public safety.  There needs to be real measures put into place to make sure owner responsibility becomes paramount, and to take the focus off specific breeds and back on to the shoulders of said owners.

No one should be allowed to just drop their pets off at a shelter, if you no longer want them you should be responsible to at least “try” to find them a new home, and should be required to show proof prior to “dumping” your pet. Lastly open books and an open door policy needs to happen, anyone at any time should be able to request documentation on any animal under these organizations care, period!

Then we could really see what’s happening, and they wouldn’t be allowed to get away with it! That means we all have to step it up a notch, and demand change, demand fair treatment, and thorough record keeping. At the very least, no more cremation’s without verifying each and every pet for a health check (independently done) and a match to all records!

If there is anyone out there who has had experience with any of these issues or would like to share any information on shelter abuses or wrongful euthanizations please contact me at apitomesblog@shaw.ca all contact will remain completely anonymous!


CAARA needs our help and so do the animals! Please call and share, saving lives is a pretty great way to spend your time!

So many shelter animals are depending on us to speak up, if we don’t let our voices be heard it means millions of animals will die rather than being given a shot with a rescue!

PLEASE CALL Senator Ritchie 315-782-3418 Bill is S05363 Agriculture committee is saying that they are only getting calls from the opposition!! We need phone calls right now!!! Please – We can’t let this fall through the cracks. The cats and dogs on the lists each night are depending on us.Leaving a message is fine just remember to leave your name and phone number, so they can verify.


right now in shelters all across America they have been given carte blanche to deny legitimate shelters the right to pull perfectly good pets! These same shelters put out nightly lists of which animals will die, this legislation is crucial to their survival!

I thank you, and so do the animals please share far and wide, you may be part of the solution, and saving countless lives today!


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