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CONTACT VOLTAGE INFORMATION CENTER ~ 2011
Contact Voltage has injured and killed people and pets in our streets, sidewalks and parks. The Contact Voltage Information Center was formed with goal of educating, empowering and collaborating with the general public and key decision makers to spread awareness on this issue and ensure proactive steps are taken to protect the public and our pets from contact voltage.
POISONED PETS ~ 2011
You’ve seen the ads, Fluffy and Fido frolicking happily, scampering in for a delicious bowl of colorful pet food in pretty shapes, while the smiling pet parent beams lovingly at her happy pets eating the food she so carefully chose.
But what the ads don’t show you are the horrors of rendering plants, where barrels stuffed with the lifeless bodies of cats and dogs, swarming with flies and crawling with maggots are dumped into vast grinders, collars still attached, to be ground into a bloody pulp and made into the food that her pets are now eating.
This is the story behind the glossy advertisements and colorful packaging, the ugly truth behind the pet food industry, one that will forever change the way you look at pet food again.
THE PATRICK MIRACLE: LOVE AND KINDNESS BROUGHT HIM BACK TO LIFE
The depths to which human depravity can sink, as illustrated by this story and gutwrenching pictures can shock even those of us who have seen the worst of the worst.
The misery, pain and callousness inflicted by humans is more than can be understood by most people. It’s accepted that many people do not like animals or dogs or pit bulls in particular. However, the heartless manner in which a dying animal is tossed away like garbage is not only reprehensible but the increase that we have seen indicates a downward spiral of compassion, moral fiber and ethics.
The 22 story apartment building is equipped with garbage chutes on each floor for tenants. Someone had no more use for this dog. They had starved it to near death, put it in a garbage bag and threw it down the garbage chute. A maintenance worker cleans out the bin every few days and on Wednesday, March 16th, they were cleaning out the contents of the container to go directly into a trash compacter. The bag moved a little and the worker opened it to find a moribund dog inside — pathetically thin, cold and near death.
He was covered with heating pads and blnakets. Society vet tech Gina DeSalvo held the pit bull in her arms — she soothed him, gave him warmth, comfort and bits of food. From that moment on, he looked up with gratitude in his eyes to all of the staff.
After a brief time at the Society’s Newark facility, he was ambulanced to Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls — a referral hospital with 24 hour emergency care. He amazed everyone at the Society and at Garden State by surviving with the 24 hour emergency care that they rendered. He was given a blood transfusion, a bath — and even a walk! In honor of the first day of his re-birth, we call him Patrick — in honor of St. Patrick’s Day!
THE BLACK AND BRINDLE FUND
As if being a pit bull wasn’t a large enough strike against these dogs, their black and/or brindle coloring makes them nearly impossible to place. They often blend into “blah” colored kennels which makes them not stand out to adopters. It can be hard to capture their happy expressions in pictures, so people browsing websites or Petfinder will pass them over.
Even rescues often pass these wonderful dogs over. Black and brindle are both dominant genes, which makes them extremely common colors in dogs (just look at how many black labs are out there!). Many people want a dog that’ll “stand out”. The turnover for the whites, black/whites, and unique colors like blues/lilac/fawn is quicker, so more adoption fees come in. Meanwhile, the black and brindle Pit Bulls are left behind, and their care can often be costlier simply due to the fact that they stay in rescue longer.
When you donate to the Black and Brindle Fund, your contribution goes directly towards the care of homeless black and/or brindle Pit Bulls. Your donation helps pay for vet care, food, and boarding costs for these dogs in specific. Some of these dogs have been homeless over a year despite their amazing temperaments, simply because their color makes them less attractive to adopters.
We are a small group of activists dedicated to exposing the dangers of Hartz flea and tick products, as well Hartz Mountain Corporation’s shady, unethical and, at times, illegal activities. The Broken Hartz message gets louder every day. We will not settle for anything short of total victory. Hartz Mountain Corporation has admitted the truth through its chosen course of action. Its days lying in wait on store shelves are coming to an end.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DECLAWING
The fact that many cats recover from the hideous experience of declawing without untoward effects, and even though they may not hold grudges, that doesn’t seem sufficient justification for putting a family member through such a repugnant experience. In short, a declawed cat is a maimed, mutilated cat, and no excuse can justify the operation. Your cat should trust you, and depend upon you for protection. Don’t betray that trust by declawing your cat. There are many humane options.