Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Protecting Polar Bears

This week the United States is poised to take a huge step toward protecting polar bears from one of their greatest threats: the trade in fur and body parts. While the loss of sea-ice habitat to global warming remains the greatest challenge to the survival of the species, hundreds of polar bears are killed to make rugs every year.

 Thursday is the deadline for countries to submit resolutions under an international treaty that would ban the trade in polar bears' bodies. Last week the Russian Federation promised to support such a ban, but only if the United States introduces the resolution. 

The Obama administration needs to hear from you today. Please take action today to contact the White House and demand that our country introduce a resolution, under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, to protect polar bears from the rug trade. Take action by using this Web address: http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=11704. 


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Free PetSmart Charities Webinar on October 9: What Happens if Your Pet Outlives You?

2nd Chance 4 Pets is sponsoring a free PetSmart Charities Webinar on Tuesday October 9.  If you can attend please register by clicking this link:


Planning for your pets in the event of a natural disaster or in the event of your disability or death is one of the most responsible things you can do as a pet owner.  Pet Trusts are becoming more popular to ensure that your pets are taken care of long after you are gone.  

For more information on planning for your pets, read "All My Children Wear Fur Coats - How to Leave a Legacy for Your Pet" available on Amazon.com.