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!
Food for Thought Shelter of the Month (#foodforthought): WARF - Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation
Make sure to click on the link and meet Graham, one of the dogs in need of a loving home at WARF!
In recognition of their work to help set the humane bar in the sheltering world, Animal Place is please to award Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation with our January 2014 Food for Thought SHELTER OF THE MONTH Award!
Winnie is currently being fostered in Oakland but would like a forever home of her own! I love her big ol’ ears! Details:
I am fostering a little 4-pd chihuahua through A Leg Up Rescue, a nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to rescuing dogs and cats from life-threatening situations. All of these companion animals were either in danger of being euthanized in animal shelters, neglected or abused, or taken from the public (when space permits) so they are not bounced around to different homes or collected and sold to research labs by “bunchers.”
The dogs name is Winnie and she is a very sweet, loving 1 year old puppy who was abandoned in a cardboard box outside a shelter in Monterey. I am fostering her in Oakland and hoping to find her a forever home! She loves walks outside just as much as snuggling deep in the covers. She is great with my other dog, so she would definitely be OK in a multipet home.
Last week, Animal Place rescued 3,000 hens from an egg-laying farm in California. Another victory for this amazing organization! Remember the massive rescue of the Turlock hens? Animal Place does really wonderful work.
The farm, which will remain confidential, reached out to us after receiving a packet of information on our Rescue Ranch program…which asks egg farmers to relinquish custody of hens instead of sending them to slaughter. To date, this is the largest farm that has agreed to release birds to our sanctuary.
If you want to help Animal Place out, they could certainly use it. Donate here!
‘All he did was love me’: Heartbreaking moment police shoot and kill dog that was defending owner when officers arrested him for FILMING them
Leon Rosby, 52, was walking his dog and video-tapping a police scene when he was arrested for obstruction of justice
He locked his dog in the car with the windows rolled down, and while being arrested the dog escaped
A police officer shot the dog when it ran over to his owner
Rosby is now in the process of filing a suit against the police department for killing his dog
A video posted yesterday on YouTube shows the grisly shooting of a dog by a police officer in Hawthorne, California.
The 130-pound, 3-year-old Rottweiler named Max was shot to death after he escaped through a window in a parked car and ran over to his master, Leon Rosby, who was being arrested for filming the scene on his phone.
The video (watch original on YouTube) shows Rosby, 52, walking his dog Sunday around 7 p.m. near a house with several police squad cars parked outside.
He is seen filming the scene in order ‘to make sure nobody’s civil rights were being violated,’ he told DailyBreeze.com.
Rosby is then seen talking to a pair of police officers in the distance.
Hawthorne Police Lt Scott Swain said that officers were warning Rosby to turn down the music in his car.
‘It’s distracting the officers. It’s interfering with what they are able to hear,’ Lt Swain said. ‘It’s not just a party call. It’s an armed robbery call. The officers need to hear what’s going on with the people being called out of the residence. That music in his car is bleeding over and it’s distracting them.’
A neighbor who witnessed the event said they heard Rosby yell ‘It’s my (expletive) radio!’ to officers.
But Rosby said that didn’t happen because as a Christian he doesn’t swear.
‘I do apologize if I didn’t immediately comply,’ Rosby said. ‘The music may have been a little loud but I was complying.’
Eventually the two officers start walking towards Rosby, who puts Max into his car where the windows are rolled down. Rosby seems to calmly walk over to the officers and turn around, volunteering himself for arrest.
As the officers put handcuffs on Rosby, the dog starts barking and manages to jump out of the car. Another police officer comes over and looks like he’s trying to grab the leash when the dog jumps up and the officer shoots him several times
‘He literally killed my puppy I had since he was 6 weeks old,’ Rosby said.
In the video, Rosby is noticeably upset.
‘I was crying and hollering, “My dog! Max! Max!”’
Rosby doesn’t understand why police didn’t let him go to properly secure his dog, or why they continued to arrest him after he put the dog in the car - a sign that he was leaving.
‘There was no way Max should have died like that,’ Rosby said. ‘Max was only protecting his master. He was trying to stop them from beating on me.’
‘All he did was love me,’ he added.
Lt Swain, however, alleges that the officers were also looking out for Rosby.
‘I know it’s the dog’s master, and more than likely not going to attack him, (but) we’ve got a guy handcuffed that’s kind of defenseless. We have a duty to defend him too,’ Swain said.
Rosby was held overnight in jail on suspicion of obstruction of justice and released at 5 AM the next day.
Rosby says that police would not return his dog’s body to him.
His attorney Michael Gulden says that Rosby is planning on filing a lawsuit against the Hawthorne Police Department.
Apparently this isn’t the first time that Rosby has had issues with the local police. His prior record includes convictions for resisting arrest, battery and driving under the influence. Rosby, a black man, has filed six complaints alleging mistreatment and racial profiling by the Hawthorn Police.
‘There’s been a pattern of harassment against him and other African-Americans in Hawthorne. Last July, the police responded to his home and beat him unnecessarily, then threw him in jail for no reason. We sued for that. We’ll amend that complaint to include the dog incident,’ Gulden said.
adoptpets: Horrible! This little boy cop just couldn’t wait to fire his gun. The dog even at one point cowers because he’s afraid of what’s going on, and it’s not until the officer tries to grab the dog, which wasn’t the thing to do, when his owner was right there, that the dog starts to lunge at him. The officers should have asked the owner to calm the dog down, or they could have used pepper spray or at the most a taser. Then the officer had to keep shooting even once the dog was down.
Also, when did it become illegal to video tape the cops? Granted the guy was acting like kind of a punk and the music was distracting & it seemed like a tense situation in a rougher part of the neighborhood. That being said, what this guy did didn’t deserve an arrest. I don’t think he was obstructing justice. And the little boy cop overreacted & killed that poor dog. That cop should not be carrying a gun. Fire him!
Ever wanted to intern at our 600-acre sanctuary? Now’s your chance! We have openings in animal care, the vegan farm, and advocacy starting in September! Now is the time to apply and put your compassion into action with one of our internships! http://animalplace.org/intern.html
We know how important your mom or mom-figure is to your life. Let’s celebrate her and honor the other mothers in the world - our nonhuman “sisters” who deserve respect, dignity, and compassion.
Join us for a beautiful celebration with delicious food, time with some of the mothers (and mother figures) at the sanctuary, and an opportunity to spend a day honoring your mom at our beautiful sanctuary. We welcome adult kids who want to bring their moms or partners who want to celebrate a mother in their life.
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Age: 16 and older. Please understand we have limited space available and wish to accommodate as many people as possible. We ask that you respect our age limitations for this event. We have many events throughout the year open to all ages.
Another young woman ended her life after three young men assaulted her, took photos, and shared them with their peers. This news comes just days after the all-too-similar story of Rehtaeh Parsons broke. Both stories follow a widely undiscussed suicide at Notre Dame following an assault by a football player. There are surely countless untold stories just like these ones—stories of victims who were not supported, who were shamed and blamed, and who died because of it.
I am still putting my thoughts together about these events. It’s hard to think about. It’s hard to talk about. I work with teens every day. I was a teen not too long ago. I remember moving through the world and feeling like “this could happen to me.” I still feel that. I know the girls I work with do. I know some of you do. I know some of you will feel it forever. I feel like I will too.
I, like most of you, know women who have been assaulted. I know women whose assaults have profoundly altered their lives for the negative. I know women who have been raped, without question, and who hesitate to call their experiences rape because they fear they will not be taken seriously because this is a thing that we don’t take seriously. I know rapists who move through this world freely, untouched by the gravity of their crimes, unaware or uncaring about what they have done. I use the plural because I know more than one.
How many women must die before we take this seriously? Is three enough? Three hundred? Three thousand? Three hundred thousand? How many deaths until we are serious about assault? How many deaths until we realize what we have done? Because make no mistake: we did this. We built this culture. This is all of our responsibility.
I wish this were a call to action but right now it is not. Right now all I can do is sit silently and mourn—for the girls whose names I know and whose names I don’t; for those who have told who those who haven’t; for those who are carrying this shame so deep within their bodies that is threatening to kill them. I know what that feels like. I have carried it too.
We are killing our girls and women. What are we going to do about it?
♥ Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials;
♥ Margaret Atwood (especially the Mad Adam series & The Handmaid's Tale);
♥ The Hunger Games;
♥ The X-Files;
♥ (Mostly) everything Joss Whedon; and
♥ Unicorns, narwhals, time travel & zombies (not necessarily in that order).
Also, I'd rather pretend that season 6 of Lost never happened, and that Alias ended with the 2003 Superbowl episode.