Apr. 8, 2014
Animal Place, Grass Valley, CA.
© Andrea White 2014
Apr. 6, 2014
This beautiful baby was rescued by Harvest Home Sanctuary. She would have been sent to slaughter two weeks ago when she was only five weeks old.
Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary, Stockton, CA.
© Andrea White 2014
Apr. 5, 2014
I think this is necessary to post. I see a lot of people “saving” bunnies.
"*Bunnies are one of the most frequently “kidnapped” mammal species.
*Mothers dig a very shallow nest in the ground that is easily uncovered when mowing or raking the yard. If you find a rabbit nest-leave it alone!!
*Mother rabbits only return to the nest two or three times a day, usually before dawn and right after dusk.
*To determine if they are orphaned, either place a string across the nest in a tic-tac-toe shape or circle the nest with flour. Check the nest the next day. If the string or flour is disturbed, the mother has returned. If not, take the bunnies to a rehabilitator.
* A bunny that is bright eyed and 4-5 inches long is fully independent and does NOT need to be rescued!
*If you find a bunny that does need to be rescued, put it in a dark, quiet location. Bunnies are a prey species and while they may look calm, they are actually very, very scared!”
Never knew this, keeping this for reference
As a student of Veterinary Medicine I can completely confirm this! Do NOT take them out of their nest unless you’re 100% sure that the mother did not come back for them after at least one day!
Mar. 28, 2014
This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.
A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!
Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.
All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.
Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!
Cats adapt to physical and neurological disabilities, just like people do! Just because a cat is missing a limb or may walk funny, doesn’t mean they aren’t just as capable to give you the love and affection you want from a pet. I’ve even seen blind cats who, while needing some extra accommodations while adjusting to a new home and lifestyle, have gone on to live happy, healthy, fun lives with owners and sibling pets who absolutely adore them. :-)
There was a cat that I would have adopted should I not be moving so soon who was partially blind, I asked if there was anything special I needed to do to care for her and they said just have a jingling anklet when I was home so she could find me easier and have different texture rugs in front of things like doors and her litter. It’s really not hard to care for a special needs kitty!
This comic makes me so happy. When my family went to adopt a cat everyone wanted a kitten but I told my parents I wanted an adult cat because no body ever wants them so as soon as I walked up I see the sweetest looking baby I’ve ever seen and she was the only one who played with the toy I had so I wanted her. She was three years old and as sweet as can be, a little stupid but very sweet and she’s still my best friend today and it’s been 7 years!
Mar. 19, 2014
How cute are these two calves? Bob and Mortimer love romping around, leaping away from camera bags, and playfully head-butting each other. Take a lookt at their video!
Mar. 14, 2014
Thanks to I Eat Grass for this article on Turlock the documentary: Read here.
Mar. 12, 2014
1,800 Hens Need Homes in Northern California! You Can Help!
Animal Place is trying to save a whopping 1,800 hens! But they need homes ASAP! From Animal Place:
Animal Place is ready to spring into action and save 1,800 hens from an egg farm going out of business! We have until April 4th to find as many homes as possible. To do that we need YOUR help!
This rescue is different than others. Because of staff limitations, we can only rescue as many hens as we can place into pre-approved adoptive homes. We have three opportunities to save hens – Friday March 21st, Friday March 28th, and our last date Friday, April 4th. Over those weekends, we’ll host adoption events for approved adopters.
The hens are 8-12 mos-old red girls. Sassy, sweet, and inquisitive, they are great additions to anyone’s flock!
If you can adopt, that would be so awesome and you’d get a new chicken friend!!! If you can’t adopt, please share share share until all the hens have homes!
Go here for more info and adoption form.
Mar. 8, 2014
Summer enjoys freedom.
On dairy farms across the country, animals like Summer are crammed, shoved, forced to fit into small worlds of deprivation and sorrow. They are stolen from grieving mothers and spend days, weeks, months searching for that life-nurturing milk. Sucking on themselves, fence posts, chains, hands of humans, hair, shoelaces…desperate acts of senseless nursing masquerading as adorable displays of connection.
Remember this: Summer was not born so you could drink his mother’s milk. Humans infiltrated the natural order and destroyed a beautiful, normal bond between cow and calf, mother and child. Summer exists for himself, sometimes for his friends, sometimes for the unknown and unknowable.
Summer turns five this year. As animals here age, it is hard not to think of those who don’t, whose throats are slashed at young, sensitive ages. On a veal farm, Summer would have been killed at 18-24 weeks. On a feedlot, death would have come at 18-24 months. How bizarre that, compared to farmed bovines, five is ancient. May Summer enjoy another 10-15 years of sanctuary.
The bizarre and senseless acts of violence inflicted on farmed animals are extreme…that the decision to be vegan is a natural response to this intense suffering.
-Marji Beach, Education Director
Photo by Andrea White
Mar. 7, 2014
Despite some rain, there is not much graze for the rescued ruminants like Theo and Murphy to eat. We go through $50 worth of hay A DAY.
A bale of hay is around $15. Please donate today and help feed the cows, sheep, and goats.
Mar. 3, 2014
Have you gotten your tickets for the premiere of our newly extended documentary Turlock?!? It’s March 13 at The Guild Theater in Sacramento. Filmmaker Keegan Kuhn of @First Spark Media will answer questions as will Executive Director Kim Sturla. Tickets are only $10!
Feb. 16, 2014
Astonishing bravery of boy who risked his life to save baby deer in Bangladesh river by holding it above raging floodwaters
- Boy called Belal defiantly held the young fawn in one hand above his head
- Onlookers were unsure whether the boy was going to appear again
- When he made it to the other side the locals cheered
- Teenager jumped into river in Noakhali, Bangladesh to save animal
A brave boy fearlessly risked his own life and showed astonishing bravery to save a helpless baby deer from drowning.
The boy, called Belal and believed to be in his early teens, defiantly held the young fawn in one hand above his head as he plunged through the surging river.
During the ordeal onlookers were unsure whether the boy was going to appear again.
When he finally made it to the other side the locals cheered as the deer was reunited with its family.
The incident took place in Noakhali, Bangladesh, when the young fawn became separated from its family during torrential rain and fast-rising floods.
Wildlife photographer Hasibul Wahab captured the brave act while visiting on a photography trip.
He said the Noakhali locals lose a lot of deer during the rainy season and that they have to do all they can to protect them.
He said: ‘He was such a brave boy - the river was so full of water and it was high tide so we thought he might drown.
'My friend was even ready to jump into the river to save the boy. But he made it, and when he returned, we thanked the boy.
'There were only five to seven people observe this situation but it was a phenomenal sight.'
Feb. 10, 2014
This is Roo, Agility winner for the “All-American” category (aka mixed breeds). At 11 months, she was found in McLaren Park in San Francisco, brought to the SPCA, and given a new home and a great hobby. Fuck breeders, dog shows, and the AKC. Adopt, and teach your mutt all the tricks.
Feb. 8, 2014
Celeste and Tinycomb.
Animal Place, Grass Valley, CA.
© Andrea White 2014
Feb. 2, 2014
I found a wandering pit bull pup crying outside my door and spent about 2 hours asking around the neighborhood about her. She is sweet, chubby, and about… 4-6 months? she has a mixture of puppy and adult teeth a very puppy looking. She is about 25 pounds. She doesnt bark or bite, super duper friendly and gets along with dogs, as she has not bothered my two chihuahuas.
I cant care for her. I have 2 dogs and a rabbit and no money to really feed her on top of them. I need her somewhere tonight as my complex is strict against pit bulls and would have her pounded and I’d be fee’d for it.
Humane society cant take her either :(
Anyone want to hold a baby pit as I post signs around until we can find her a home? It would only be temporary.
I live in Greenville, South Carolina- five minutes from downtown.
If someone can take her for a week or so that would be splendid.
Please, I am desperate. I have work tomorrow as well as my sister and we will be gone for 8 hours. She will probably bark and get me in a lot of trouble :<