Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Important Updates ...

First, kudos to cartoonist Patrick McConnell, whose "Mutts" cartoons appear daily in many newspapers. Always entertaining and positive, they also remind readers of the importance of spay/neuter and kindness and love for companion animals.  He has a link at adoptapet.com/muttsevent.  Thank you, Patrick :)

And for this blog's new readers ... Welcome ... and a brief note to ask you to please scroll (way) down for my huge list of organizations that help animals.  On the way, you will find news bulletins and new organizations added. Thank you very much for helping our fellow-travelers, the Animals!

Pets For Vets --

Pets For Vets is an organization that benefits shelter dogs and U.S. veterans with PTSD, by matching vets with dogs who match and complement their personalities and needs.  The dogs' lives are saved (they are all from animal shelters) and the vets' lives are enriched and often also saved (there are millions of dogs who are euthanized in shelters each year for lack of homes ... and, also each year, there are thousands of veterans whose lives are lost to suicide).  This is a very worthwhile organization with chapters throughout the country. Their website at www.petsforvets.com has a map that shows the location of their many chapters.  I note that there are no chapters in Tennessee as yet; I hope there will be one soon.  But for Tennesseans there are chapters in neighboring states that can be contacted.

Also (and this is how I learned about Pets For Vets) there is a Katie Couric video called How Shelter Dogs Are Helping U.S. Veterans Battle PTSD.  It's an awesome video that features several veterans, each with his/her special dog companion.  The link to the video is:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/how-shelter-dogs-are-helping-us-veterans-battle-131135008.html

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Predator Defense --

If you care about what is happening to our country's wildlife and eco-system at taxpayer expense ... and want to help stop its brutal destruction, please visit the excellent website of: 

PREDATOR DEFENSE
http://www.predatordefense.org/

Predator Defense

P.O. Box 5446
Eugene, OR 97405
(541) 937-4261
info@predatordefense.org


"Jan. 2016 - In these harrowing 21st century times we need the wild, the solace of nature, more than ever before. And it has never been harder to find, or under broader attack."

Stop the USDA's Brutal, Wasteful and Counter-Productive War on Wildlife

"Every year a secretive program within the USDA misnamed "Wildlife Services" kills millions of animals under the guise of predator control. Their slaughter includes over 100,000 vital native predators like bears, mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, foxes, and wolves. Wildlife Services spends millions of your tax dollars on unnecessary aerial gunning, poisoning, shooting, snaring, trapping and bludgeoning—all at the request of ranchers and state wildlife management agencies. In the process they endanger pets and humans, and often increase the very predator populations they are trying to reduce. Watch former federal agents and a Congressman blow the whistle on Wildlife Services in our award-winning film, 'EXPOSED: USDA's Secret War on Wildlife.' "



Tuesday, February 16, 2016

VERY IMPORTANT READ --

The March 2016 issue of Harper's Magazine contains a well-written and documented article that ought to be read by animal lovers and advocates of humane ethics.  The article is hard to read because it describes, by a prominent investigator/writer, a horrifying activity being carried out in some areas of our country by what is termed a "rogue agency" involving corrupt US Fish & Wildlife officers.  The happening witnessed by the investigator involves a wildlife officer using the dogs from the city's dog pound (in a Texas city and county) for demonstrating the use of a cartridge of very lethal poison that is shot into the animal's mouth.  This was done under the guise of how to poison coyotes and other "target" animals.  A wild animal, of course, would never allow its mouth to be opened by a person … so the nature of what happened in the Texas city was torture and bullying by this man on a docile collie dog, "training" his men to follow his example.  The tortured dog was was poisoned with the cartridge, given an antidote, and promptly shot again with another cartridge ... and kicked into a pit while he/she was in the process of dying.  These men are on the taxpayers' payroll.  The man who committed the atrocity was later sent to the eastern part of our nation where he has another managerial position. "The Rogue Agency -- A USDA program that tortures dogs and kills endangered species" by Christopher Ketcham is in the March issue of Harper's Magazine I'm hoping that with the combined help of our nation's animal rescue organizations, American citizens, and honest U.S. legislators, this monstrous situation can and will be stopped. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Inspiring Story on Lady Wolf's Notes ... link below

Please read the  wonderful post about dog rescuer Greg Mahle on http://www.ladywolfsnotes.blogspot.  It's a happy and inspiring story about a wonderful man!

A New Tennessee Law About Animal Abusers ...

An article by Associated Press has announced that starting on January 1st of this new year. the state will maintain a statewide animal abuse registry which can be accessed by anybody. There you will see a picture of the offender and other information about him/her such as age and address. The Tennessee House of Representatives and the Senate passed the legislation in May that would allow the Bureau of Investigation to create this website.

For this we  have to thank State Sen. Richard Briggs, R-Knoxville, who co-sponsored the bill, which was modeled after registries that are kept of sex offenders.  The registry will list those persons convicted of aggravated animal cruelty or felony animal fighting. The article I viewed was on WBIR a few days ago. I do not know what other legislators initiated or sponsored the bill. Also mentioned in the item is Bright Hope Animal Rescue in Greenville, the owners of which are pleased to have the new legislation -- and who hope offenders will always be kept on the registry, rather than drop off the list after a certain amount of time. I agree. There are some other states that have initiated a similar animal abusers' state registry. The sting of minimally-punished animal abuse was very much on my mind as I thought of Beauty, the sweet dog whose owner intentionally starved her to death  recently.  It is essential that prosecutors regard animal abuse as the heavy duty crime that it is and to punish abusers accordingly  with prison time as well as fines (and being listed on the Registry). 




Friday, November 20, 2015

Sanctuary for Wolf-Dogs --

Tonight I was delighted to discover the existence of a sanctuary for wolf-dogs here in Tennessee.  At Wolf Paws these special animals have a natural habitat and are protected from harm.  The web address is www.wolfpaws.org. It's a wonderful website, gives complete information, and the sanctuary is very deserving of our financial support.  You will love reading about wolfpaws wolf-dogs!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Please Scroll Down for List ...

Welcome ... and a brief note to ask you to please scroll down for my huge list of organizations that help animals.  On the way, you will find news bulletins and important advocacy requests.  Thank you very much for helping our fellow-travelers, the Animals!

Urgent Request To Save Stolen Horses From Slaughter ...

From the Humane Society of U.S. and Southern Winds Equine Rescue …
 

This request from the HS to keep the "kill buyers" middlemen from stealing horses and transporting them to slaughter :

"Please make a brief, polite call to your U.S. Representative to urge support for the Costello-Barletta-Titus-Grijalva Amendment to H.R. 3763/H.R. 22 to protect horses. You can say, "I am a constituent, and I am contacting you to ask you to please support the Costello-Barletta-Titus-Grijalva Amendment to H.R. 3763/H.R. 22, to crack down on the transportation of stolen and federally-protected wild horses."

Your federal representatives' contact info can be found at  www.usa.gov. Telephone calls are the best way to contact federal representatives.  Thank you!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Four Paws & Baby Lions--

Four Paws
6 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

(617) 942-1233 telephone
(360) 364-7347 fax
info@four-paws.us
www.four-paws.us

Rescuing baby lions who are cruelly raised specifically to be used as canned hunts targets. Canned hunts are places where people with a lot of money (think of the dentist who killed Cecil the lion) pay to shoot an animal-- an animal who cannot run away because he is in an enclosed location and/or is accustomed to being around humans.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

A True Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee...

The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee provides a safe place for old and sickly elephants who were formerly used (exploited) for human entertainment in circuses.   This sanctuary provides natural habitat and has an elecam system set up for computer viewing of the elephants living out the rest of their lives naturally, as elephants.  The website is at https://www.elephants.com and the address is 27 East Main Street, P. O. Box 393, Hohenwald, TN 38462; telephone # is 931-796-6500.  Support for the Sanctuary can be sent at the website where Pay Pal is available.  Visit the website for legislative news regarding stopping the ivory trade.  There is a distance learning program at the website and many wonderful photos of the resident elephants.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Military War Dogs ... The Ongoing Efforts On Their Behalf

Please Google "Hoffman and Baddy".  On their GoFundMe page at www.gofundme.com/savingbaddy you'll find a poignant and breathtakingly beautiful picture of U.S. Marine Corp. veteran Cpl. Charlsie Hoffman, and Baddy the military war dog who served alongside her.  Read about the struggle Cpl. Hoffman had in meeting Baddy's medical needs as soon as he was written-off as no longer needed military equipment. 

The rest of the story which you will find when you do the Google search, will tell you how the loyal military dogs who served in Vietnam were just left behind to meet what was most likely a cruel fate, when our human soldiers were hastily withdrawn and sent back to the U.S. ... and the legislative barriers met over a period of years when good people tried to enact a law that would recognize military war dogs as veterans rather than discarded equipment ... and that would ensure medical treatment for them.

Over the years, I've come across a number of heart-wrenching stories of service men and women who were not allowed to adopt or otherwise rescue their military dogs and were forced to abandon these beloved companions who had been through so much with them.

There was proposed legislation called the "Canine Members of the Armed Services Act" drafted and promoted bi-partisanly by Senators Blumenthal and Jones; its purpose was to establish veterinary care for retired MWDs as "canine members of armed forces" rather than as "equipment".  As I understand it, the language of the bill was changed by substituting the word "may" for the word "shall", thereby rendering the bill impotent.  And so, the situation drags on and these noble dogs who serve alongside their handlers are still unprotected when they are dismissed from military service.  

Three non-profit organizations/foundations that give medical financial help to the dogs of those wonderful handlers who do manage to bring their MWDs home with them are:

Gizmo's Gift; www.gizmosgift.org; Lisa Phillips, president, CEO, founder
107 Meadows Way, Converse, TX 78109; 210-587-9754; Lisa@GizosGift.org.

Sage Foundation (For Dogs Who Serve)
www.sagefoundationfordogs.org; 104 Stone Barn Circle, Holly Springs, NC 27540;
info@sagefoundationfordogs.org.

Combat Canines; www.combatcanines.org located in Fayetteville, NC.
A donation to one of these organizations helps to provide funds for medical help to MWDs.

Hopefully, our government will recognize and respect the valor and service of these dogs and make it easier for them to remain with their handlers when they leave the military.



Saturday, April 25, 2015

Comments & Stories ...

Dear Readers,
I hope this list of pro-animal organizations is proving to be a help and convenience to those of you who are or would like to be advocates for animals.  

I welcome your comments and animal stories if you'd like to share them.  Please send them to the blog (you can sign in anonymously if  you wish or use one of the other options.  Or, you can send them via e-mail to me at clarencethewolf@gmail.com.  

Several organizations have been added to the roster since my initial post which was in February, 2015.

Thank you for caring ...
Clara

Monday, February 2, 2015

Organizations That Work To Help Animals ...

This list of animal rescue and advocacy organizations will be added to, refined, and updated in the days and weeks to come, so please check back periodically.  The listings are in random order, so do scroll down ... each organization's work is important.  I have a pro-animal, pro-environmental mini-series of posts on my original blog, Lady Wolf's Notes, at http://ladywolfsnotes.blogspot.com.  To access them, please scroll through "older posts" as the mini-series posts have been up there for a while (since May, 2010).  

Howling For Wolves at http://www.howlingforwolves.org; this is a very active, dedicated pro-wolf organization, located at P. O. Box 4099, Hopkins, MN 55343; telephone 612-424-3613; e-mail info@howlingforwolves.org.  "Howl with us" !  Education and legislation. Protecting the wolf's designation as an endangered species.  

Southern Winds Equine Rescue --
http://www.southernwindsequinerescue.org/; located at 4447 2nd Road, Udall, KS 67146; telephone 316-830-0013.  e-mail:  vic@southernwindsequinerescue.org.
Helping U.S. horses, working to stop the transport of horses across the borders for slaughter; working to ban horse slaughter. rescuing abused and neglected horses.

Your state's representatives and senators in Washington D.C. can be found at www.usa.gov.


Soi Dog -- http://www.soidog.org

Rescuing, sheltering and helping the Thai street dogs who are trucked under horrendous conditions to dog meat markets where they are killed for human consumption; Soi Dog is working hard for positive societal change. 
"Soi" means "street".  Contact Soi Dog via e-mail at info@soidog.org.
Corporate address in U.S. is 2015 15th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114.
Soi Dog Bangkok Inquiries: 093 0285 552 (mobile), BKKCentre@soidog-foundation.org.
Adoptions: cristy@soidog.org.
Sponsorships of dogs: petra@soidog.org
Volunteering: volunteering@soidog-foundation.org.

ROAR -- (ROAR's name has recently been changed to RAR which stands for Reservation Animal Rescue).
Rescue Operation for Animals of the Reservations --
ROAR helps animals and impoverished humans of the reservations ... e-mail info@roarprograms.org or write to: 
P.O.  Box 3760
Broken Arrow, OK 74013
ROAR can also be reached by calling toll-free: 866-311-9635.  Their information is at www.RARprogram.org.

Last Chance For Animals
http://www.lcanimal.org
8033 Sunset Blvd #835
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Telephone: 310-271-6096
Fax: 310-271-1890
Founded in 1984 by Chris DeRose, LCA works to eliminate animal exploitation in various industries ... puppy mills, factory farms, foie gras, and in the situation with China's dogs and cats who are slaughtered for fur to be put on mislabeled clothing and trinkets exported to the U.S. for retail sale.  Also LCA is working against "Ag Gag bills, which are state-level laws in the U.S. that punish whistleblowers who report cruelties on factory farms (in order to hide abuses of animals).

Animal Legal Defense Fund (the animals' voice in the legal system) ALDF initiated the Do Not Adopt Database campaign, which is a list of animal abusers; the list's purpose is intended to block animal abusers from being able to adopt more animal victims from shelters.  "ALDF is a relentless advocate for animals because we are the only law firm whose clients are all innocent. For 35 years, ALDF". 

170 East Cotati Avenue
Cotati, CA 94931
707-795-2533; http://www.aldf.org


International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros

Working hard and “Saving America’s (remaining) wild horses and burros since 1960"; fighting criminal action by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) and cronies who stole and sold 1,794 wild horses and trucked them to Mexico for slaughter, in violation of the 1971 Wild Horse and Burro Act. 

P. O. Box 55
Lantry, SD 57636-0055
http://www.ISPMB.org
Phone: 605-964-6866
Mobile: 605-430-2088
E-Mail:  ispmb@lakotanetwork.com

Location: We are located on the Cheyenne River Reservation located on Hwy 212 near Eagle Butte, South Dakota.


In Defense of Animals
http://www.idausa.org
3010 Kerner Blvd.
San Rafael, CA 94901-9816
Telephone: 415-448-0048
Fax: 415-454-1031
Established and maintains Hope Animal Sanctuary for animals of all kinds who were too injured physically and/or emotionally to be adopted.  Helping abused, neglected animals of all species -- including dogs, cats, elephants, pigs, sheep, geese, tigers, pumas, lizards -- in many locations such as rural Mississippi, Africa, India; working to defeat Ag-Gag bills in the U.S. which are cruel state-level laws that punish people (whistleblowers) who report animal abuse in certain industries such as factory farming.

IAKA (International Aid For Korean Animals), http://www.koreananimals.org.  Mailing address for U.S. office is P.O. Box 20600, Oakland, CA 94620-0600; 510-271-6795; e-mail iakakoreananimals@gmail.com.  This hard-working organization was founded and is run by two Korean sisters, Kyenan and Sunnan Kum.  They rescue dogs and cats who are in the hands of cruel meat-marketers in Korea and they are working to change the plight of these animals through hands-on rescues, public education, and societal and legislative changes.


Kindness Ranch (Animal Sanctuary)

854 State Highway 270
Hartville, WY 82215-9706
http://www.kindnessranch.org
307-735-4177
Animals of all kinds rescued from experimental laboratories find a safe haven and permanent loving homes.

Here are the web addresses of three wonderful websites where you can go each day and click on the balloon that donates free food to shelter animals, saves acreage in the rainforest, and so much more ... it costs nothing to click and it makes you feel good.

Animal Rescue -- The first is http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com
Rainforest -- The second is http://www.therainforestsite.com.
Free Kibble -- The third is http://www.freekibble.com.  

Return To Freedom (American Wild Horse Sanctuary)

Jalama Road, P. O. Box 926
Lompoc, CA 93438-0926
4115 Jalama Road,
Lompoc, CA 93436
805-737-9246
http://www.returntofreedom.org
Preserving freedom, diversity, and habitat of American wild horses.

Alley Cat Allies

http://www.alleycat.org
7920 Norfolk Avenue, Sutie 600
Bethesda, MD 20814
240-482-1980
Trap-Neuter-Return for feral cats.  Their website has lots of useful information.

Vegetarian Societies Directory -- http://www.vegparadise.com/directory -- a website that lists local, regional, and national vegetarian associations in the U.S.


The Humane Farming Association (HFA)
P. O. Box 3577
San Rafael, CA 94912-8902
www.hfa.org
"The nation's most effective fighting force for farm animals"
Farm animal rescue; campaigning against factory farming and the cruelty of crating and malnourishment of veal calves.  HFA backs anti-cruelty legislation regarding cockfighting, inhumane transport and slaughter or horses, and cruel transport and slaughter of downed animals.

FACT (Food Animal Concerns Trust) -- Humane Farming program and Food Safety program; FACT concentrates on science-based advocacy, consumer education, and support for humane farmers.

http://www.foodanimalconcerns.org
3525 West Peterson Avenue, Suite 213
Chicago, IL 60659-3314
773-525-4952

FARM (Farm Animal Reform Movement)

http://www.farmusa.org
10101 Ashburton Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817
888-FARMUSA

PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine)

5100 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20016
202-686-2210
http://www.pcrm.org
Creating a better future for people and animals via alternatives to the use of animals in medical education and research.  Help lovable dogs like "Queenie", who was subjected to repeated horrendous experiments and whose life was then terminated.

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue --

http://www.donkeyrescue.org
A coast-to-coast network of rescuers for abused, neglected donkeys.
83187 Duckworth Road
San Angelo, TX 76905
P. O. Box 216
Miles, TX 76861
866-366-5731

Appalachian Bear Rescue -- http://www.appalachianbearrescue.org.  A one-of-a-kind black bear rehabilitation facility; "Adopt-a-Cubby" program.  Located just outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
438 Lawson Road
Townsend, TN 37882
865-448-0143

Horse Haven of Tennessee

P. O. Box 22841
Knoxville, TN 37933
2417 Reagan Road
Knoxville, TN 37931
865-609-4030
http://www.horsehaventn.org
Rescue, rehabilitation, adoption of abused and neglected horses.

SAWA (Santorini Animal  Welfare Association) -- http://www.sawasantorini.orgLocated in Greece; they were founded in 1993 in response to tourists' sadness at seeing the homeless dogs; SAWA is working hard on behalf of the many stray dogs as well as cats and un-owned donkeys. Dogs live on the streets because they have been discarded by people who have been made poor by the economy and because there are not adequate shelters. They are fed and managed by SAWA and if you visit SAWA's website, you will see their resourcefulness in action.  The contact person there is Christina who can be e-mailed at christina@sawasantorini.org.  You can make a donation to SAWA at the Alpha Bank, IBAN:  GR60 0140 6230 6230 0200 2012 044, BIC:  CRBAGRAA or via Paypal. 

Habitat For Horses
P. O. Box 37670
Houston, TX 77253-3767
www.HabitatforHorses.org
Rescues, rehabilitates neglected and abused horses.  "All it takes is a phone call" to report horse abuse; "call your local law enforcement and tell them what you saw, the address, description of the horse ... or the road it was on and how far from an intersection".

African Wildlife Foundation
1400 Sixteenth Street, NW, Suite 120
Washington, DC 20036 (USA office)
888-494-5354
http://www.awf.org
Protecting the precious wild animals in Africa; the organization has several offices there.




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Welcome!

This blog is a resource list of many of the animal rescue and advocacy organizations ... both near and far ... that I personally know about.  If you're reading this post, I welcome you and your interest in our fellow-travelers the animals and the planet on which we all reside.  

Some of these organizations help specific animal species and some organizations are "generalists", striving to help all animals.

Please feel free to send me comments,  reference notes, or your own personal animal rescue story.

To stay current on various pro-animal issues, your best bet is to establish a rapport with an organization that is actively aware of legislative news; many of these organizations also lobby on behalf of animals.  So in my next post, I'll list organizations.

Also gracing this page will be animal pictures ... and some quotes by wise people.  I'll add one of my own quotes here too:  "We are all in the same cosmic canoe" ... Clara Landau.    

One additional note regarding the organization list in my next post -- the date I originally set up the blog appears as the post date, although I continually update/edit the list on dates that are current.