Friday, April 26, 2013

Adopt a Senior Pet

Right now in Central Florida news is the plight of Rufus, a young Beagle that bit the four year old son  of its owner.  Rufus' fate is in the hands of a bureaucracy that may not consider what is the best overall solution for both the family and the dog.  The family has forgiven the dog, but not the State of Florida - the system wants him euthanized.

Young dogs and young children sometimes don't mix.  Neither understand the rules of the game - and, inevitably someone can get hurt. 

I recently adopted a senior dog.  Her human mother had died and she found herself at age 11 at Sunshine Corgi Rescue.  Fortunately for me (and for her) we were destined to meet.  She has been a dream - already housebroken and obedience trained.  She knows her name, comes when she's called and asks to go outside when it's necessary.  She's sweet and loving.

Next time you are in the position to add a new fur face to our family, consider an older dog or an older cat.  They have so much to give and deserve the opportunity to have a loving family.

Enjoy this article about the benefits of adopting senior pets:   
Enjoy Kid-Friendly Pets

Sassy, the Senior Corgi

Thursday, April 25, 2013

If you love animals, please join us!
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The Law Offices of Hoyt & Bryan, LLC

Hoyt & Bryan Presents:
All My Children Wear Fur Coats 


When: Monday, May 6, 2013 
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Author Peggy Hoyt presents - Animal companions... your pets... "Your children." Our pets come in all shapes and sizes - from horses to hamsters, from ferrets to felines - they inhabit our hearts with their own unique personalities. They share day-to-day struggles, adventures, and special moments with us. We share our homes, our beds and our hearts with our pets. They leave us with a legacy of happy memories after they're gone. Our pets love us unconditionally, help reduce stress and even enhance longevity. For all these reasons and so many more, you should explore all the alternatives for pet planning for your pet including pet trusts, bequests by will, perpetual care alternative, and animal care panels.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Time is Running Out to Prevent Cruelty

ASPCA Lobby for Animals

Time is Running Out to Prevent Cruelty

Ask Your Legislators to Lend Their Support

Dear Florida Advocates:

The Florida State Legislature is considering critical legislation that will crack down on animal cruelty—but time is running out to pass these key measures. We need your help!

• H.B. 851/S.B. 504 specifies that a person who commits multiple acts of animal cruelty may be charged with separate offenses for each cruel act, making it easier to fairly punish animal abusers.

• H.B. 851/S.B. 504 makes animal fighting offenses punishable under Florida’s anti-racketeering law, which helps law enforcement crack down on this brutal blood sport.

• H.B. 851/S.B. 650 bans the artificial coloring of rabbits and chicks and prohibits the sale of these baby animals. Selling animals when they are artificially colored or very young encourages people to make impulsive purchases, especially around Easter. Animals are not disposable toys—we must prevent their suffering.

Florida’s legislative session is wrapping up soon. Help us pass this humane legislation before it’s too late!

What You Can Do

Visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center to call and email your legislators in Tallahassee to support this critical bill.

Thank you for speaking up for animals, Florida!

Take Action Now »

Monday, April 22, 2013

What Kinds of Rights Are We Seeking for Nonhuman Animals? : The Nonhuman Rights Project

The Nonhuman Rights Project is the only organization working toward actual LEGAL rights for members of species other than our own. Our mission is to change the common law status of at least some nonhuman animals from mere “things,” which lack the capacity to possess any legal right, to “persons,” who possess such fundamental rights as bodily integrity and bodily liberty, and those other legal rights to which evolving standards of morality, scientific discovery, and human experience entitle them. Our first cases are being prepared for filing in 2013. Your support of this work is deeply appreciated. 

What Kinds of Rights Are We Seeking for Nonhuman Animals? : The Nonhuman Rights Project

Friday, April 19, 2013

Man sentenced in kitten animal cruelty case - April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month!

April 16 -- Rodney Blanchard, the man who put these kittens in ziploc bags inside his freezer, has been convicted of four counts of felony animal cruelty. He was sentenced to one year in jail and three years of probation.

Kittens found in freezer share bizarre connection with double shooting love triangle

The three surviving kittens went home with happy adopters at the end of December 2012. 

If you suspect animal abuse, report it to local authorities immediately.