Help them get to 5,000 likes on Facebook… when they do, every Facebook fan get get $15 off any adoption in the shelter!
As of 5:00 am, Tuesday, December 10, 2103 they’re at 4,771 likes… not all that many left to go!
From their website:
The purpose of Franklin County Animal Shelter is to provide temporary care and shelter to stray, homeless and abandoned companion animals.
Medical treatment including vaccinations and sterilization is provide to all animals prior to adoption.
FCAS serves the community as an adoption facility where loving families and pets needing homes come together.
The Shelter strives to educate the public in the proper care of pets including increasing public awareness of the companion animal overpopulation issue.
I’ve been amazed recently by the number of people who STILL don’t realize they a) should never ever give a cat or dog away for free, and b) who think their pets are safe running around loose. Years ago we were told not to advertise “free kittens” or “free puppies”, because there were those nasty creatures out there who would take them and then sell the animals to testing laboratories.
More recently, the dregs of humankind will take the animals and use them as live bait in dog fights. On one animal group on Facebook, a lady said, “Oh, it’s okay. I check them out to make sure they’re dressed well and have a decent car before I give them the puppies”. How clueless is that?
Here’s the most recent from the Humane Society of the United States. You can scan the article below, or click on the link to see the pictures and get more information.
Help Protect Dogs from Suffering
Can you imagine dogs sold by an unscrupulous animal dealer to a laboratory to endure painful procedures, and dying — all for the sake of an unnecessary experiment? That was the fate of dogs like Shy Guy who were sold to Georgia Regents University by a Class B animal dealer, subjected to cosmetic dentistry experiments, and then killed.
Shy Guy had his teeth removed and replaced with implants. Then he was killed — just for a small sample of his jaw bone.
Random source Class B dealers who sell animals to research institutions round up dogs and cats from “random sources,” such as auctions, flea markets, and other questionable means — some of them were even family pets. The notorious Class B dealer with whom Georgia Regents University is doing business has been formally charged by the USDA with a series of legal violations.
Join actress and advocate Kim Basinger in telling the USDA to take strong action against Class B random source dealers and urging Georgia Regents University to not only stop acquiring animals from these dealers with a long history of unlawful activities, but also to end these unnecessary dental experiments. Watch our new undercover video, and take action»
Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO
I don’t know anything about these meetings… do any of you? This is just a copy and paste from the maine.gov website.
Public Meeting Calendar
Animal Welfare Advisory Council
Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Date: September 26, 2013
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Deering Building 90 Blossom Lane Room 233 Augusta
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Name: Liam Hughes
If you love animals the way we love animals, we hope you’ll get involved with The Maine Pet Expos.
Next year (2014), we will produce three pet shows, the Greater Portland Pet Expo on June 5-6 at Seasons Conference Center (off Exit 48); the Greater Bangor Pet Expo on September 12-13 at the Cross Insurance Conference Center in Bangor, and the Greater Androscoggin Pet Expo on September 26-27 at the Lewiston Armory on Central Avenue.
For exhibit booth, sponsorship, show program advertising, workshops, Designated Non-Profit, and volunteer information, please contact Linda at LSnyder (at) regroupbiz (dot) com. As we get a bit closer, you’ll be able to find exhibitors, sponsors, advertisers and attendee information on eventbrite.com
We’re also slowly working on developing a non-profit to raise funds for animal rescues – AARF – Animal Activist and Resource Fund. You can read more about AARF at https://www.facebook.com/AARF.AnimalActivistResourceFund.
We foster dogs through two rescue organizations (Maine Lab Rescue and The Pixel Fund), and collect donations for several rescues, including Tommy’s Feral Feline Friends. For more information on any of our efforts, please contact Linda at LSnyder (at) regroupbiz (dot) com.
And if you’d like to read random thoughts about our dogs, please follow us at http://themainedogblog.wordpress.com.
Welcome to our world!