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PA Puppy Mill Bill Senate going off course plus Oprah show update TODAY (kz)

Posted by smallspark on September 25, 2008

The Senate today made amendments and is (more or less) nullifying MAJOR parts of the PA HB2525 bill the House passed with flying colors. PLEASE don’t let them.

PLEASE go to www.savingPuppies.com and let them know you DO consider this important.

The House got a lot of pressure and knows we care. The Senate hasn’t had as much exposure to people’s opinions. Let’s make them aware their constituents care, and have an opinion, please.

And OPRAH is back on the subject and she is having another puppy mill show on Sept 25th.
TODAY!! 🙂
Watch the show and understand what the fuss is all about on this issue.

Please pass this on.

Sources: CBS 3
North Penn Puppy Mill Watch
Main Line Animal Rescue
Oprah.com
www.savingPuppies.com

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Help the senate find puppy love Both HB2525 and HB2532 passed the House!

Posted by smallspark on September 19, 2008

It worked! Both HB2525 and HB2532 passed the house in a landslide. (Take notice of that, Art Hershey!) So many congratulations for all those helping our House representatives stay aware of what we want! What do you know, it actually works – especially if people continuously inundate representatives of the House with that message. 🙂

That was only part of the fight – so keep up with the steam and don’t let this bizarre presidential contest deter you from making sure the Senate is equally aware. Please contact your senator today!

Write your letter to the Senate via the ASPCA template form here!

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TODAY Puppy Mill Rally in Harrisburg – Noon to 2 pm

Posted by smallspark on September 16, 2008

CAPITOL DOGS

WHAT: Rally to support higher standards for the state’s commercial dog kennels WHEN: Noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Soldiers and Sailors Grove, Commonwealth Avenue and North Drive at the Capitol Complex

SPEAKERS: ASPCA investigator Annemarie Lucas, who appears on Animal Planet’s “Animal Precinct” TV show;
Bill Smith, the founder of Mainline Animal Rescue, who recently appeared on an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” devoted to conditions in some of Pennsylvania’s dog kennels; Jana Kohl, author of “A Rare Breed of Love,” about Baby, her three-legged dog, which survived a kennel she calls a puppy mill.

To RSVP ASPCA just wants to know how many people are coming

ps. sorry for the late notice

OTHER UPCOMING EVENT:
Puppy Mill Awareness Day Sept 20th – A preview of this Lancaster county event is written up quite nicely on dogster.

You can also get info on the event (and more) straight from the site: http://www.awarenessday.org/

———Reprint from smallspark.wordpress.com (sister site)

If you’ve seen the Oprah show on this subject, maybe you understand how important, though minor, this law will be for those constantly pregnant animals forced to live their ENTIRE life in an open, small, wire-floored cage outside with no vet care. The endless rounds of puppies go to stores while Mama suffers.

“Among other essential changes, this bill would double the cage space required for dogs, mandate regular veterinary care, prohibit the stacking of cages, ban wire cage flooring and require that dogs have continuous access to clean water.”

“Passage of HB 2525 is vital if Pennsylvania is to improve conditions for dogs kept in commercial kennels and put an end to the state’s reputation as the “Puppy Mill Capital of the East.”

For more specific info, and to know exactly who to call, please go to the ASPCA website link below.
https://secure2.convio.net/aspca/site/Advocacy?page=SplashPage&pagename=homepage&id=2401

*Info in “” re-posted from ASPCA website.

Please call!

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kitty and puppies video

Posted by smallspark on September 2, 2008

House cat discovered by puppies

House cat swarmed by puppies

This video has a good end and the cat gently pats and plays from a higher height.
But the beginning….wow, I’ve never seen a cat get literally swarmed by puppies.

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Dog Toy causes doggy tongue amputation – do you have it at home?

Posted by smallspark on August 24, 2008

I somehow was reading this blog about a ball called the Pimple ball by Four Paws which isn’t designed properly and over the years has been causing many dogs to have their tongue amputated or causing horrible pain by getting it caught in the TOY in normal playbut the company hasn’t really responded with anything other than rhetoric and the toys are still on the shelf and being sold – they are not recalled.

So please get rid of this toy if you have it.

For details of what happened – photos and videos – and many many comments on other occurances…please read and share. Click The Chai Story to read.

You can also give it a digg if you want to.
http://digg.com/pets_animals/Toy_causes_amputation_of_dog_s_tongue

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