This is a list of rescue and transport organisations with links to helpful information on homeless pets and shelters and anything else related such as food, health, etc. CTRL F will search.
Please note this list is a work in progress. It is updated about once a month.
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There’s a lot of useful information and many links in this article. It’s all one page and definitely worth taking a little time to look through so you know what there is here.
Please use CTRL F to search
Facebook Advocacy and Rescues
New York AC&C and NYC Rescues
Rescues for Senior and Special Needs Breed Specific and Rescues for Other Animals
Pets in Military Families
Organisations Offering Aid
No Kill Solutions
TNR and Helping Feral Cats
Hoarding Information and Resources
Shelter Reform Sites
General Information and Resources
Have you decided to rescue a cat on death row? Please step up and save a life. Cats and dogs of all ages are being put to death because there are not enough fosters. Many kill-listed cats have earned their ticket to freedom as ‘bathroom cats’ in foster homes for a short time and are now in loving forever homes. “I would rather cry watching them leave our home to live a life of happiness and joy in a loving home rather than cry because no one stepped up to help them and they died alone, frightened and sad in the shelter. Fostering saves lives, try it.”
Local campaigns to find fosters can be easily set up like this one
16 reasons to foster a shelter pet
How to get started as a foster
Guardian Angel Fostering
Animal Rescue Foster Program
Fur Angels Foster Parent List
National Rescue Adopt and Foster Group
List of kitten nurseries state to state
All states animal fosters
FACEBOOK ADVOCACY AND RESCUES
Tagging local rescues when crossposting helps pets find homes
Animal rescues on Facebook listed by state etc.
Animal rescue Facebook directory etc.
To find pets, rescues, or shelters by area etc.
To find rescues or shelters
Rescues by state etc.
Click this pic for a list of specialist and other rescues by area
Bambi’s Hope rescue blogger links to shelters pullers and transporters
Shelter list by county for California only
CACC adoptable pets and info for those wanting to adopt
Find a pet or rescue etc. here
Animal Shelter adopt a pet; dogs, cats, puppies, kittens! Humane Society, SPCA. Lost and found data from hundreds of animal shelters in the US and Canada. Breed search, lost and found pet matching service. Can look up animals here with shelter’s zip code. Go to right side look for location then use this shelter list; left side click species; animals for adoption. It is updated every hour and will tell you how long an animal has been there and start getting twitchy when it approaches two weeks but if intake #’s are high, two weeks may not apply. Just need to move animals out asap
Network to reach many more people
The love/hate relationship of social media and rescue
Facebook in animal rights advocacy by Nicole Garner
Using Facebook to help needy pets you might be doing it wrong
Click here for free Facebook course for animal rescue groups
Crossposter’s guide also a Facebook group
Starting a Facebook thread for animals who need immediate help
More immediate exposure on Facebook for urgent animals
NEW YORK NYC AC&C SHELTERS AND RESCUES
If you are local to the NYC Tri-State area: New England, General North-east and serious about adopting or fostering this kitty, please email the URGENT help desk now at firstname.lastname@example.org. Experienced volunteers will guide you through the process.
Fostering is easy and saves lives. The rescue will cover vet bills for the duration of the foster. Help and advice is available from the rescue and other organisations. If you need advice and assistance speak to the current PODR Adminstrators.
Transport is provided for adoptions up to four hours out of NYC at no cost by Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals. Arrangements can be made to meet part-way. For fosters delivery is available within NYC and also sometimes out of town. They have been made to CT, PA, and NJ.
If you want to foster or adopt and need help or advice please email: email@example.com
The following is a list of rescues that might be able to assist. Remember, time is sensitive. They begin killing at 6am, the morning after these lists are posted.
Placing applications with more than one group increases the chances of someone being able to see and respond quickly, as this improves your chances of being approved. When at all possible, please try to fill out applications and get approved to adopt or foster BEFORE the animal is on ‘the list’ and it is at the 11th hour!
MANY RESCUES HAVE APPLICATIONS RIGHT ON THEIR SITE When writing them, be sure to indicate the animal ID number, name and shelter location in the SUBJECT line. You must include all contact info for yourself, including email and phone. Explain to them that the animal is on the ACC euthanasia list for the next morning and that you would like to foster/adopt.
List of up to date list of rescues approved to pull from NYC AC&C
Urgent Pets on Death Row list of NY rescues
Urgent Pets on Death Row NYCACC information and news
To foster or adopt an urgent cat from NYC
Helping out of state adopters/foster save from NYACC
BREED SPECIFIC, SPECIALIST RESCUES AND RESCUES FOR OTHER ANIMALS
This list includes some breed-specific rescues as well as rescues that specialize in animals other than dogs
Rescues for Senior and Special Needs
Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary Inc
Blind/Deaf Shelter Dogs Networking
Blind Deaf Disabled Injured Special Needs Dog Cat Rescue
Red Hook Dog Rescue – Brooklyn, NY
Contact: Harriet Zucker
K9Kastle – NY
Mostly rescues small, elderly, or special needs dogs. Email
Tara at MaddieK9@aol.com, Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nancy at email@example.com for an application for adoption or fostering and they will gladly send you an application. Other email: K9Kastle@gmail.com
Black cats Urgent Rescue
Black Cats in Need of Rescue
Black Cats Community
I Love Black Cats
Black Cats Need Love
Black Cats in Need of Rescue and Adoption
Black Cat Rescue
For the Love of Black Cats
I Love Black Cats
The Black Cat Society of GCHS
List of Siamese rescues by area
Siamese Cat adoption blog site
Siamese Cat Rescue Center
Tel (540) 672-6373
Siamese “Rehome” Angels
Second Hand Siamese (Flowery Branch, Georgia)
Rocky Mountain Siamese Rescue
Southern California Siamese Rescue
Siamese Cats: Finding Rescues, Homes and Love! (Join)
Dogs Cats and Other Animals
German shepherd rescues by state
Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue
Adopt A Boxer Rescue
All About Spay Neuter
All Sentient Beings
Almost Home Animal Rescue & Adoption
American Bulldog Rescue
American Bullmastiff Association Rescue Service
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C)
Animal Center of Queens
Animal Rescue Force (ARF)
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Animals Can’t Talk (ACT)
Animals Can’t Talk Rescue and Adoption (ACT Rescue and Adoption)
Animal Welfare Society
Anjellicle Cats Rescue
A Place for Us
Art for Animals
A Tail At A Time
Barbara the Cat Lady
Big Apple Bull Terrier Rescue
Bobbi and the Strays
Boxer Angels Rescue
Brooklyn Animal Action
Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition (BARC)
Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition
Cascade Beagle Rescue–East
Cat Assistance Inc.
Cocker Spaniel Rescue of New Jersey
CSM Stray Foundation (USA) Inc.
Curly Tail Pug RescueCrested Guardians
Derrek’s Gleeful Rescue
Destiny’s Pet ProjectDoberman Pinscher Club of America Rescue Committee
Dog Habitat Rescue
Eastern German Shorthaired Pointer Club Rescue Program
English Bull Terrier Rescue of New York & New Jersey
Feathered Friends Parrot Adoption
Feline Rescue Mission
Feline Rescue of Staten Island
Ferals in Peril
First Run Medical & Rescue Fund for Animals
For Animals, Inc.
Forgotten Friends of Long Island
For Our Friends
For the Love of Dog (Rottweilers)
Four Paws Sake NYC
Friends of Rescued Mastiffs
German Shepherd Rescue of Central New York
German Shepherd Rescue of Southeastern Pennsylvania in Brooklyn, NY
Glen Highland Farm/Sweet Border Collie Rescue
Glen Wild Animal Rescue
GRROWLS (Golden Retriever Rescue Operated With Love Statewide)
Gotham City Kitties
Green Mountain Pug Rescue
Heart and Hand Society
Heart and Soul Animal Rescue
HEART: Help Every Animal Restore Trust
Heavenly Huskies & Canine Companions
House Rabbit Society
Humane Society of New York
The Husky House
Internet Miniature Pinscher Service (IMPS)
Italian Greyhound Rescue NYC (IGRNYC)
Kitten Little Rescue
Labrador Retriever Rescue – CT
Patricia H. Ladew Foundation
Le Cats on the Water
Lifeline Animal Rescue
Linda’s Feral Cat Assistance
Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center
Long Beach Humane Society
Long Island Bulldog Rescue
Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue
Long Island GreyHound Transfer
Long Island Labrador Retriever Rescue
Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
Louis Animal Foundation
MetroMalts: Metropolitan Maltese Rescue
Mid-Atlantic Basset Hound Rescue
Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
Miss Rumples for Small Dogs
Mountain Rottie ResQ (MRR) of New York
New England Border Collie Rescue
New England Old English Sheepdog Rescue
New Rochelle Humane Society
NJ Schnauzer Rescue Network
Northeastern Boxer Rescue
Northern New England Dog Rescue
North Fork Animal Welfare League
North Shore Animal League America
NYC Shiba Rescue
Only Hope Cat Rescue
Orphaned Pets, Inc.
Paws To Love Adoptions
People for Animals
Pet Adoption League Inc./Chow Rescue of NY
PET-I-CARE NYC Adoption Program
P.L.U.T.O. Rescue of Richmond County
Poor Animals of St. Francis
Posh Pets Rescue
Rabbit Rescue & Rehab
Ready for Rescue
Red Hook Dog Rescue
R.S.V.P. Inc. (Responsible Solutions for Valued Pets)
Russell Refuge (Jack Russell Terriers)
Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue
S.A.V.E. Animal Rescue
Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption Center
Save Our Strays
Scottish Terrier Club of Greater New York
Sean Casey Animal Rescue
The Sheltering Wing Bird Preservation and Adoptions
Shore Hearts Golden Retriever Rescue
Small Paws Rescue (Bichon Frise)
Social Tees Animal Rescue
SPCA of Connecticut
Staten Island Council for Animal Welfare (SICAW)
Stray from the Heart
Tails of Courage
Tavi & Friends / Tavi’s Curls
Tiny Treasures Rescue
Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue
Tri-State Weimeraner Rescue
United Action for Animals
Urban Cat League
Waggin’ Train Rescue
Willing Hearts Dalmatian Rescue
Woof Dog Rescue
The Worthy Pause Thrift & Gift Shop
Zani’s Furry Friend
There are many animal transport rescue groups that are FREE or cheap!! Don’t look at the sadness in a pet’s eyes and say: “Aaaww, I’d like to adopt him, but he’s too far away…” Follow these steps find a rescue and transport and he’s as good as yours!
First you have to find two rescues, one where the pet is and one where you are. They have to be put in touch with each other so your local rescue can do the home inspection for the rescue local to the shelter.
Each rescue will have their paperwork for her to fill out. Of course the first step is to notify the shelter that the pet is wanted (by phone AND EMAIL)
Don’t tell them too much, they are on a need to know basis. Some of them will try and throw a wrench into it.
Most transport groups are run by rescuers, many on Facebook, and care about animals. Beware of rogues though who only care about the money to be made. There is only one well known such transport. Please use the contact form if you know of another transport that ought to be on this list.
Underground Railroad Rescued Kitty Network (URRKN) on Facebook run by Tina Lablanc
Air travel is not recommended with the commercial airlines in the normal way as animals are put in the cargo hold. The cargo areas are not temperature controlled, and especially in the winter and summer months, they can be uninhabitable, meaning that animals may not survive. There is one airline that has a good reputation for taking care of animals.
Air Animal pet movers since 1977
Pets Transport Network Association (PETNA) run by Facebook ARAs and rescuers
Animal Transports Globally
Animal Transport Assistance for Precious Lives Needing Help
Animal Transport Assistance for Precious Lives Needing Urgent Help
Animal Transport List for Take Action to Help Ban Pet Gas Chambers
A New Leash on Life Rescue Transport
Animal Rescue Flights
Wings of Rescue
Operation Roger Truckers Pet Transport
Johns C2C Transport LLC
California Animal Rescue Transportation
Also comments for incoming/outgoing out of state transports
START Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team
Brett Adams 714 507-0566
Based in Anaheim, Ca., hauls for several of us on the West Coast from Ca. to WA/BC
Angels n’ Paws 909-743-4656
SoCal area to WA/BC border & more
Kevan Boston 760-518-7445
SoCal area to WA/BC/Montana
4 PAWS Rescue Inc.
Peace Love Paws Rescue
Pet Express Animal Transport
Animal Transport Resources
Best Friends Animal Society
Animal Resources Inc
Companion Pet Rescue & Transport of W Tn Inc
Freedom Train Animal Rescue Transports
rhonda @ freedomtraintransports . com
Keith’s Rescue Transports
Debie Brown: Will transport up to 150 miles for free from any Los Angeles, CA Shelter. All anyone has to do is call her at (+1) (310) 528-6255. If she doesn’t answer she’ll call you right back.
Christopher Boyd transport at (+1) (618) 201 4449
John Hautzinger: transport within a decent range of LA shelters and only gas money is charged
The Road Home Transport (+1) (626) 502 6251
Rusty to the Rescue
(+1) (714) 415 8343
Suzy at PET TAXI in California at (+1) (424) 653-4565 National USA
GROWL Rescue & Transport
Companion Pet Rescue & Transport of W. Tn., Inc.
Rescue Puppies on the Move: community
Rural Shelter Transports
Suzanne Shaps Dog Rescue and Transport Postings
Animal Rescue Flights
P.E.T.S. Animal Rescue Road Trip LLC
(+1) (877) 560-PETS or (+1) (877) 560-7387
Pets On Board Transport
For a fast quote call: (+1) (888) 914–PETS or
(+1) (310) 899-6891
Holm to Home Transport Services
No website but transports everywhere
Animal Rescue Flights
Fly Me Home for Pet Escorts from Egypt to Everywhere
ANOTHER LIST FOR TRANSPORT
Here is the list I use to find transporters. I have collected up through the months. I am still working on it. Some are paid but most are free. Some are actual transporter pages and some are pages to post your needs and then people will offer or you can ask to be added to a planned transport. Everyone is very helpful, Each one can be found on Facebook or the web, just type the name into the search in Facebook or Google.
Please try Rescue Road Warriors
Long distance ground transport, we specialize in private rides cross country. We also have local offices in Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco. Locally we offer pickup and drop off for daycares, boarding, and vet appointments.
Dog Gone Taxi
Woodinville, WA 98072
Phone 1 888.761.8626
Martha’s Mutt Movers/The Rescue Railroad
Animal Transport Group
Rescue Ride Share
“Take Me Home” Rescued Pets Transport Network
Transport for NY rescue dogs
Animal Rescue Facebook Directory
Crazy Canine Crew Pet Transport LLC
Travel all parts of Ohio and Western Pa
234 567 7372 and on Facebook
Debbie Brown 310-528-6255
Phone is the best way to get in touch with me if I’m needed. 150 miles from Los Angeles, Orange County area
Drive 48 states
PA/MD area: TulipsInBloom_56@yahoo.com
Sharon K Chaffee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Goehring: email@example.com
Bobbi McGettigan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Vaughn: email@example.com
Donna Zeigfinger: firstname.lastname@example.org
Theresa Jones Zuccarello: email@example.com
Myth Medieval Celtic through south central PA, including through Philly into Central Northern Maryland http://www.facebook.com/mythmedievalceltic
Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000288648356
Can help with a leg from NYC to NJ or PA http://www.facebook.com/MarticaHeaner
TRANSPORT BY STATE
By Joanie Zupan and Julia Hagan in FLORIDA TRANSPORT
Operation Roger Truckers Pet Transport
Rescue Road Trips
Transpetters Pet Limousine Service
Animal Rescue Transfer System (ARTS)
Getting animals to safety wherever that may be
Camp Cupcake For Critters, LLC
Boarding / Critters on the Go!
Lending a Paw-Ground Transportation for Animal Rescue
Pet Adoption Highway
P.E.T.S. (Peterson Express Transport Service)
615 218 1589
firstname.lastname@example.org home tel 540 837 1878
Bruce and Rachel Lockwood in Boyce VA
Donations toward fuel are appreciated, but not required
Road Dogs Transport, Katsrodeo’s transporting
2245 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Get directions phone 757 724 3921
Forgotten Angels Rescue & Education Centre
TN email email@example.com
Road Dogs Transport Inc Jackson TN
H.O.P.E. Ground Services Burgaw NC
Dorothy Hall Desjarlais Tel 910-620-1001
Weekly transports NC, to VA, MD, DC, DE, PA, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA (outskirts), and NH
Rural Shelter Transports
Coordinating transports in select areas of SC/NC/VA/MD/DE/NJ/NY/MA to approved rescues
Freedom Train Animal Rescue Transports
Transports south to north west
Anderson SC 29621 Tel 864-934-8496
4 Paws Transport
Dog Runner Pet Transport, LLC
1851 Fosterburg Road, Brighton, IL 62012
Tel 618 372 8521 Mob 618 977 7171 Fax 618 372 0086
Cloud Nine Rescue
Brandy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Truck ‘n’ Paws
Dreaming My Way Home
Animal Rescue Flights
Pet Friendly Travel
Safe Dog Express
Jay Richmond’s Pet Transportation 917 751 3406
Comfortable transport of rescue animals in the US http://www.jayrichmond.com/
Group for transporting Rescued Pets anywhere in North America – a group you’ll have to join with
Lucky Dog Rescue Flights 85
LUCKY-DOG 855 825 9364
or call 85-LUCKY-DOG 855 825 9364
Colorado Animal Rescue Express (C.A.R.E.) http://www.caretransport.org/
Tullahoma Small Breed Rescue 931 393 3522
Tullahoma, TN 37388
A rescue friendly truck driver who regularly drives a route between Colorado and the East Coast
Companion Rescue & Transport, Nashville, TN 37221
Tel: 615 260 8473 or tel 731 217 6196
Message to be sent on contact page
BRATS Badger Rescue Animal Transport Services, Inc. http://www.bratstransport.org/
10602 N Port Washington Rd #204, Mequon WI 53092
Tel 414 322 1085
Alpha Dog Transport Inc
508 868 0642
Pro Pet Transport
Professional Pet Transports Inc
59154 Trafton Lane OR 97845
West Coast Dog Transports
Shelters and transport in KY
Myth Medieval Celtic
Through south central PA, including through Philly into Central Northern Maryland http://www.facebook.com/mythmedievalceltic
Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000288648356
Can help with a leg from NYC to NJ or PA
Tucker Fleiss Rescue/Transport in Los Angeles, CA
Tel: 661 874 7546
Volunteer with the Lancaster shelter
i95 transporters 352 585 0936
Dana Stanley 870 331 3418
Melinda Phelps Feicker 940 595 0949
Fara John 315 427 3688
TRANSPORTS ANYWHERE EAST OF TEXAS (NORTH, SOUTH, EAST)
Myrna Gaidry 515 707 4129
Toll Free: 1 877 560 PETS 7387
Kyle 615 218 1589
Operation Roger 682 622 1172
PetRelocation 1 512 264 9800
Animal Port Houston 281 821 2244
Express Pet Transport 979 219 3686
AirVets Pet Relocation 972 591 1342
800 575 3335 or 832 235 1541
AHeinz57 515 834 2635
Animal Transporters (US and International) 310 821 5576
LNT Pet Transport
210 649 2004
210 722 4877
Pilots N Paws
Rescue Road Trips
SkyArk 719 207 8760
Pet Airways 1 888 PETAIRWAYS
Animal Land Pet Movers
877 379 8625
Animals Away 800 492 7961
TLC Pet Transport
877 495 PETS
859 428 1677
Pet Express Transport Services
859 689 7387
Happy Tails Travel
1-800 323 1718 or 520 299 3315
Air Animal 800 635 3448 or 813 879 3210
AARK Air International 800 511 AARK or 815 627 3502
Cell: 630 542 9640
Ace Relocation Services 585 637 2013
American Airlines 1-800 433 7300
Delta Airlines 800 221 1212
United Cargo 1 800 UA CARGO or 1 800 822 2746
US Airways 800 428 4322
Southwest Airlines 1 800 435 9792
Chihuahua Rescue and Transport
All Breed Rescue (yahoo networking group)
Dogster Transport Discussion Forum
Pawsitively Texas Volunteers
I-10 and I-20 Rescue and Transport (yahoo group)
I-35 Rescue and Transport (yahoo group)
Recue Angels on Wheels (yahoo group)
Rolling Rescues (yahoo group)
PETS IN MILITARY FAMILIES
Best Friends Placement for Pets of Military Families
Operation Military Pets
You get your deployment orders, and look at Fido, and wonder… “what am I going to do with my beloved furry friend?” Perhaps someone in your family or a friend can help you take care of your pet… A shelter? “No, I can’t do that to my faithful Fido”… This is such a difficult, stressful time to have to worry about Fido…
The good news is that there are organizations that can help you and your pet with temporary foster care. We have listed a few below. Contact them, and they will help you take care of your furry friend or point you in the right direction.
Reach Out Rescue & Resources
Pet resources for the military community
Adopt-a-Pet helping PCS families
SPCA helps MilFams keep their pet
Military foster program
American Humane Association Fostering military pets
FOSTER military pets
Four non-profit organizations helping military family
Sea Dog Inn helping military personnel with their pets
Military support & resources
Placement for pets of military families
Dogs on Deployment also for cats
Operation Noble Foster
Guardian Angels for Soldiers Pets
ORGANIZATIONS OFFERING FINANCIAL AID
http://www.catsincrisis.org/ (for injured cats)
http://animalcarefund.org/?q=helpful-resources (East Coast)
http://www.ruffrescue.org/about_us.php (West Coast)
http://www.tailsofhopefoundation.org/ (East Coast)
NO KILL SOLUTIONS
Transforming shelters to save more cats: a blueprint for change by Alley Cat Allies
Safety Net Program
To help animals, we’ve been told to do two things:
1.. Sign petitions on Facebook; and
2. Send money to the large, national organizations.
The problem is that Facebook petitions are often ignored and therefore mostly ineffective. And when it doesn’t simply sit in already bloated bank accounts, the money donated to the large, national organizations just as often is used to hinder, rather than assist, the cause in ending the killing of animals in shelters. Together, the ASPCA and HSUS take in roughly $300,000,000 per year yet have never created a No Kill community.
To save lives, animals in shelters need for people to do two different things:
1. Directly take animals out of harm’s way through rescue and 2. Reform shelters through legislation, litigation, and political advocacy.
In short, D.I.Y. Like the activist who started a No Kill movement in his community where he took on not only an entrenched shelter director, but also the mighty ASPCA, and won
Or the animal lover who became informed about the No Kill movement and immediately walked into his local shelter, announced, “There will be no more killing in the shelter,” and then proceeded to make it come true. Or the animal rescuer who almost single-handedly created the infrastructure for her local shelter to go No Kill
Or the husband-and-wife team that began marketing shelter animals and holding offsite adoption events, resulting in adoption rates of over 95 percent for their community
Or even the local volunteer group who took over operations of their shelter and now save well over 90% of the animals
There are many ways to effectively join the No Kill revolution. Here’s one: create a blog that acts as a watchdog over sheltering issues in your community or state.
NJ Animal Observer writes on shelters in his home state of New Jersey
Fix NC who writes about shelter issues in her home state of North Carolina
We need less Facebook petitions and less check writing and more people willing to stand up and expose the truth. We need more people willing to directly save animals from shelters intent on killing them through rescue.
We need more people willing to walk the corridors of power to lobby for reform
Nathan Winograd’s Blog
Animal Wise Radio on Animal Ark Shelter with Nathan Winograd
Get help to fight for shelter reform legislation, upcoming seminars, new guides, and updates on projects and campaigns here:
A note on PETA
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals known as PETA do a great deal of wonderful work helping animals. They are also responsible for destroying some homeless pets sending out entirely the wrong message to those who think it’s acceptable to hurt and kill animals.
What’s behind PETA’s systematic killing of animals?
Why PETA kills
Local US humane societies, of which many are kill shelters
“If every animal shelter in the United States embraced the No Kill philosophy and the programs and services that make it possible, we would save nearly four million dogs and cats who are scheduled to die in shelters this year, and the year after that. It is not an impossible dream.”
Nathan and guests talk about the shelters in the US, the HSUS and Wayne Pacelle here:
Nathan Winograd on Animal Wise Radio
Nathan Winograd on Facebook
SHELTER REFORM SITES
Disturbing photos capture realities of euthanization at shelters
Exposing animal abuse and neglect at shelters
Exposing the truth for victims of corrupt animal shelters
Dark places exposing animal shelter cruelty
ELSA Exposing the life of shelter animals
Kill shelters exposed name and shame
The hidden truth behind the bars
Used abused and thrown away
Shelter Exchange to help save pets
Great animal rescue or great scam a complete guide
Quick guide to animal rescue credibility
Warning signs of a bad rescue
NYC No Kill Animal Advocacy what to look for in good or bad rescues
What is pet flipping
How to spot a dog flipper
Do not adopt – warnings on scams, rescues and individual people
Animal Rescue’s scams and alerts
Busted no more animal scam pages
The monsters among us pretending to help animals
The good the bad and the unforgiveable of animal rescue
Famous Craigslist flippers
Petpal Manager rescue management solutions
HOARDING INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
The Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium site brings together the work of HARC as well as credible resources from throughout the US to help you better understand the phenomenon of animal hoarding, its impact on individuals and communities all across the US and internationally, and finally, its sentinel role for elder abuse and neglect, child abuse and neglect, and adult self-neglect.
The hoarding of animals resesarch consortium
Animal hoarding according to Wikipedia
Inside animal hoarding an in-depth look at the phenomenon
Animal Hoarding News latest news and information
How animal hoarding develops
Animal hoarding the illness and the crime by PETA
Animal hoarding facts
PetWatch New Jersey warning signs of animal hoarder
Psychiatric Times on people who hoard animals
Cat hoarders beware of ‘Crazy Cat Lady’ a comprehensive look
TNR AND HELPING FERAL CATS
Helping stray and feral cats
Making a shelter for feral cats in the winter
Feral Cat Assistance and Trapping
Do you need help with free roaming cats? Want to help them but don’t have the resources and don’t know where to begin?
Examples of various foundations such as Fixit “Get Your Fix”
Google area for example “Cheap spey and neuter” another example
Facebook group to help animals being given away on Craigslist
LOST AND FOUND PETS
National adoptable and lost and found database from hundreds of animal shelters in the US and Canada. Breed search, lost and found pet matching service. Can look up animals here with shelter’s zip code. Go to right side look for location then use this shelter list; left side click species; animals for adoption. It is updated every hour and will tell you how long an animal has been there and start getting twitchy when it approaches two weeks but if intake #’s are high, two weeks may not apply. Just need to move animals out asap
Tips for finding lost and missing pets
What to do if you lose your pet
Missing pet advice
Dogs lost and found in the UK
National Lost Dog Recovery System
GENERAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
Ten things every cat owner should remember
26 hacks that will make any cat’s life easier
Feeding your cats – the basis of feline nutrition
How to care for orphaned kittens less than three weeks of age
Dog body language decoder app
20 pit bulls who are just big softies
Why choose a shelter dog
Ideas for pet treats
How pet food is killing your dog
Potentially dangerous items for your pet
Ten most common pet toxins
15 plants that are toxic for your pets
34 plants that can kill your cat or dog
Useful links on veterinary information, parasites, etc.
Natural remedies for pets
Natural flea control
Caring for FIV and FLV cats
How to remove cat urine from carpets
Renowned orthopaedic vet in the UK for wheelchairs etc
Wheelchairs for pets
What classifies as animal abuse
25 creative ways to help shelter pets
Simple ways to help shelter pets
Unusual donations for shelters and rescue groups
A letter to my former family from a shelter cat
Animal law source relating to shelters
Rescue Revolution on Facebook
500+ memes and infographics on cats and dogs and shelters
If people knew the truth about what happens in lion farming and canned lion hunting, most would want it stopped immediately. I believe it is a case of getting the word out there, so everyone knows. If it can be made unacceptable to be seen or heard to be petting or walking with lion cubs due to its direct and close connection to trophy hunting – then the battle will be all but won.
Lion farming is an un-policed industry and lion farmers are notorious for their deviousness, frequently telling half-truths and out and out lies. These are people who choose to make money out of a whole lifetime of misery for lions in captivity only to end their life early as fodder for psychopathic “trophy hunters”, people who choose to spend tens of thousands this way rather than help animals or people they choose to kill.
Lion farming – or canned hunting – starts with taking the cubs from their mothers a few hours after birth and keeping them separate in spite of their cries. As there is only a small window of time where cubs can be petted of about three months so there needs to be a constant supply of cubs and the lionesses are used as breeding machines. What happens to those lions once they are too old to breed, or the cubs when they are too old to be petted, and too old to be walked with at only one year old? Cubs are often declawed at least on the front paws which is an extremely painful process akin to amputation.
Canned hunting is a brutal practice where on the surface of it, outfits under various guises of safari parks, farms, lodges, reserves and retreats, appear to love and care for lions – often stated to be orphaned lions – are in fact lion farms. Tourists pay large sums of money to visit and extra to pet cubs and ‘walk with lions’ as if it were a Butlins or Pontins holiday camp. The reality behind the scenes is something far different. These places are more like concentration camps for the lions.
Also deceived are volunteers from all over the world who come from all the world and often pay thousands for the privilege of being able to help care for the so-called ‘orphaned’ lion cubs. These places are set up in such a way that even the volunteers who work there can be deceived as to what is really going on. The volunteers may stay there for week and not realize that the place where they have volunteered is far from what they thought, a place to help animals but rather it is a place where they are mercilessly tortured and used, locked up and forced to walk with tourists like a dog instead of roaming free.
Lion cubs are often used in various publicity campaigns, including being hired out for weddings or other events. For example, he ‘psychic’ ‘spiritualist medium’ John Edward claims to know about canned hunting, but nevertheless posted pictures of himself petting cubs and walking with young lions on his Facebook page. He says he did the research and the place he visited, Ukutula, are known to be involved in canned hunting and supply trophy hunters. The truth is that probably John Edward’s ‘research’ amounted to a single question during a telephone call. [Let’s leave this unspoken but you know that I know but it’s OK.]
No matter what they say, the vast majority of the outfits that provide cub petting and walks with lions DO provide lions for canned hunting. It is only extremely rarely that lions are genuinely orphaned. Or else what do they do with them? Lion cubs can no longer be petted with after only four months old, and no longer walked with after they are a year old.
The demand from zoos or circuses is now very much reduced due to the ever increasing legislation against animals being used in this way, but the demand for lion parts especially lion bones for so-called tiger bone wine along with people who want to eat lion meat, means that a dead lion is worth a lot of money.
It is not surprising the people who do these horrible things for profit tell lies about it. Just like the puppy mill breeders don’t want people to know or see the truth about the dogs they breed. On the face of it, it looks innocent. The terrible cruelty is carried on behind the scenes.
There are hundreds of game farms in South Africa alone with many thousands of lions who were taken from their mothers shortly after birth and hand-reared, destined for a short life to be ended in a horrible way when they are often drugged taken to fenced off enclosure – the reason it is called ‘canned’ hunting – to be killed by a trophy hunter. Anyone can go on the internet and buy a lion for this purpose from any number of establishments and suppliers.
As many as half the lions killed in canned trophy hunting are killed by bow and arrow as the preferred weapon. It is more difficult to kill an animal with a bow and arrow and can be very distressing and painful. Many bowhunters are in fact sadists who enjoy the extra pain and distress that being killed this way usually causes. In order to preserve the head intact for the taxidermist often the animals are not shot in the head and whether shot by gun or by bow, often it takes several attempts to kill. In addition to this, many hunters are bad shots so it takes several attempts to kill the animal.
In the wild, lion cubs stay with their mother for two years where they learn how to hunt along with various social behaviours. In the natural state, lionesses have a litter about once every three years, but in lion farming, lionesses are forced to give birth over and over again, but are never allowed to keep the cubs. They grieve and mourn terribly for cubs that are taken away from them. This is cruelty beyond belief.
The truth is that while humans enjoy petting and walking with cubs, it is not enjoyable for the cubs to be mauled by humans in that way and being made to walk like a dog. Having been taken away from their mother and hand-reared in a completely unnatural situation, the cubs simply don’t know any different.
Once reared in this way, the lions can never be released into the wild, as they have never learnt from their mother how to hunt and so they will always be magnetized to return to humans to supply their food. So the same people that hand-rear them in a false unnatural world, betray them to be sold to die an often painful death at the hands of an often amateur hunter. The lions cannot fail but understand that something is terribly wrong but there is no way for them to understand what that is.
There are pictures of lions at these farms showing that they are far too thin and clearly underfed and undernourished. Photographs also show that these animals look bored and unhappy and frustrated with their lives, as they are deprived of a natural life in the wild and all that would normally comprise. They are forced to do things that are unnatural, like walk with people as if they were dogs, and live in a unnatural way.
Often tourists are lied to, and unaware that the same lions they are petting and walking with will – at the end of their short and miserable life – be put in a field to be shot by someone who can’t think of anything better to do with thousands of pounds than kill for fun and bragging rights. Some will end up as part of a trophy room collection that can cost many millions as hunters fulfill hit-lists for various Safari Club International awards that involve travelling around the world to kill certain specific sub-species of animals.
Can you imagine the shock and horror for some people when they realize that the same cub they petted or walked with on their South African safari holiday had such a horrible life, with a future mapped out for them with an early death at the hands of despicable trophy hunters?
There are various indications that the true number of lions killed each year in Africa is far higher than we are led to believe and is possibly as high as 4,000 or even more. Many hunters from the US and elsewhere ‘dream’ of killing a male lion and see killing a lion – like some do an elephant – as a pinnacle of achievement. The fact that most of the lions ‘hunted’ will in fact be canned lions, does not bother them. They lie about it to themselves and others.
The sordid truth about canned hunting would offend the vast majority of people so the canned hunting operators take steps to deceive in order to pander to the pride and vanity of people that pay to kill animals, so they can boast about how they were the ‘great white hunter’.
They proudly tell their ‘hunting’ stories and show off their photographs taken next to the dead body, perhaps get a wallet or something made out of their skin, and/or take body parts, or the whole body back with them for stuffing and installing in their trophy or gun room.
Lion farming is not confined to Africa, and in the UK for example The Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire charges £250 per person to pet one of teir white lion cubs. As does the West Midland Safari & Leisure Park. As white lions are not an actual sub-species, those same white lions are known to suffer from various problems such as a high rates of both minor and serious birth defects due to in-breeding,
Inbreeding of captive lions is causing serious problems so there is a much higher percentage of cubs being born with birth defects than would occur in the wild. These lions also suffer many nervous and other problems due to being frequently handled by tourists which is not natural for them.
The practice of hand-rearing captive lions comprises the health of the lions who are prone to suffer far more diseases and various health conditions than if they were raised by their mothers. This makes them susceptible to illnesses such as tuberculosis which makes the threat of total extinction that much more of a realistic possibility.
These lions do not live a natural or pleasant life and this has been observed to have a profound effect on the lions, so that they are emotionally disturbed, as a human child would be. There are accounts of people who have worked in lion breeding outfits or farms who have been very distressed at what they have witnessed there, such as the account on the Sanwild Lion Rescue site.
South Africa has an appalling wildlife protection record in recent years fueled by corruption, lack of political will and pure out and out greed. Professor Pieter Potgieter, chairperson of the South African Predator Breeders’ Association, defended the industry saying there is little difference between breeding lions and any other mammal. “Chickens are killed by humans. How are lions different from them?” he asked.
“In principle a lion is not more or less than a crocodile, an ostrich or a butterfly. It’s a form of life. Breeding animals for human exploitation is a natural human process,” he said. Potgieter said that breeding and hunting lions was only deplorable in the eyes of the public because a “sympathetic myth has been created about the lion as the king of the animals”.
He justified the practice, saying the export of lion bones is a legal trade authorised by the department of environmental affairs and denied that South Africa’s approach to captive breeding and canned lion hunting was feeding into the Asian demand for lion bones. “I don’t think that market is being created by the South African situation. That would happen anyhow and the more the Asian tiger gets extinct, the more people will try to get hold of lion bones as a substitute,” he said.
The extinction risk for lions is now even greater than rhino.
The following is from an article by Faranaaz Parker in the South African newsapaper, Mail & Guardian:
“Conservationists have warned that captive breeding and canned hunting programmes in South Africa are providing a source for the lion bone trade. Canned lion hunting is legal in South Africa, as is the exporting of lion carcasses. Lion populations across Africa have been reduced by 90% over the past 50 years, but lion breeders say their operations have nothing to do with the continent’s wild populations.
Breeders can benefit financially a number of times from the same lion. Cubs are often rented as tourist attractions and visitors pay to pet and interact with them. The fee paid by visitors is then fed back into captive breeding programmes. As adults, the lions are sold to hunters in canned hunting arrangements.
Farmers and hunting operators charge in the region of about $20 000 (R160 000) as a “trophy price” and hunters can expect to pay around $18 000 (R145 000) for other services, excluding taxidermy.
But the hunters are only interested in the head and skin of the lion, and often leave the bones with the breeder, who can then sell the bones, with a government permit, to Asian buyers for use in making lion bone wine.
It’s estimated that a complete lion skeleton can sell for as much as R80 000. Last year it emerged that over 1400 lion and leopard trophies were legally exported from the country in 2009 and 2010. [Most are exported illegally.]
Since 15th January 2015 (at the time of writing) approximately 250 bison have been captured inside the Yellowstone National Park and all – with the exception of 5 – were tragically transported to slaughterhouses.
Montana hunters and treaty hunters have killed at least 150 bison along the park’s borders, raising the death toll to 400 individuals.
The Montana livestock industry wants America’s last wild bison dead. In 1995, the Montana legislature adopted MCA 81-2-120 in response to political pressure by cattle ranchers to stop wild bison from migrating from Yellowstone National Park into Montana. MCA 81-2-120 gives the Montana Department of Livestock complete jurisdiction over migratory bison, which means that bison can be physically removed, hazed, rounded-up, killed by hunters, and sent to slaughter at the will and order of the Montana livestock industry. [IDA In Defence of Animals]
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This year’s tragic bison slaughter in Yellowstone National Park, driven by Montana’s ranchers, has come to an end. It resulted in nearly 600 bison being killed or otherwise “removed” from their rightful home in Yellowstone National Park. 318 were shipped to slaughter or research facilities and more than 270 wild bison have been killed by state and treaty hunters just outside Yellowstone’s boundary in Montana.
Lawsuits are underway to grant bison to habitat north (the Montana Supreme Court just ruled in favor!) and west, outside of the park. If you haven’t already, please send a letter to the Montana officials responsible for allowing or not intervening in this massacre:http://bit.ly/1p2Txkg
Yellowstone: Bison slaughters done for the season
The Salt Lake Tribunal by Matthew Brown
First Published Mar 08 2014 06:35 pm
The Associated Press
Billings, Montana: Yellowstone National Park ended shipments of wild bison to slaughter for the winter on Friday after almost 600 were removed in an effort to shrink the number of animals that cross into Montana during their annual winter migration.
Park officials said 258 bison were shipped out for slaughter by contract haulers and American Indian tribes that agreed to take the animals for their meat. Hunters killed at least 264 bison through Friday, and 60 more were captured and placed in a U.S. Department of Agriculture animal contraception experiment.
The removals were part of an ongoing effort to reduce Yellowstone’s herds to about 3,000 animals under an agreement with Montana officials.
Ranchers outside the park have a low tolerance for bison because of concerns the animals could spread disease and edge out cattle for grass. They’ve resisted efforts to allow bison to migrate into Montana and roam freely on adjacent public and private lands.
Wildlife advocates contend the capture and slaughter program is unnecessary, citing research that says Yellowstone could support far more bison than the 4,600 counted last summer.
Yellowstone’s chief scientist, Dave Hallac, said the slaughter shipments and bison hunt will offset the population growth from bison calves born in the spring. As more die naturally this winter there should be at least a modest overall population decline, he said.
Tribes’ participation in the slaughter marked a turnaround from prior years, when American Indians joined with opponents to protest the practice. The change drew sharp criticism from some wildlife advocates. On Friday, the activist group Buffalo Field Campaign issued a statement accusing the tribes of “providing cover to the shameful actions of the livestock industry and the government agencies.”
Jim Stone with the InterTribal Bison Council — which signed an agreement with the park in 2012 to take bison for slaughter — said the council is committed to the animals’ conservation. But Stone said the council’s leaders decided the only way to alter current practices was from the inside.
“You do it knowing it’s a horrible thing to do,” he said. “The only way you can change what’s going on is if you know what’s going on and can control what’s going on.”
By partnering with federal and state agencies that oversee bison management, Stone said the council is in a better position to push for the population goal to be revisited, for the creation of more bison habitat outside the park and to prevent the killing of young or pregnant animals.
Bison sent to slaughter this winter were captured and temporarily held in corrals along the park’s northern border with Montana, near the town of Gardiner. The park refused multiple requests from The Associated Press and others to visit the site.
A protester was arrested along the road leading to the corrals on Thursday after he chained himself to a cement-filled barrel in an attempt to halt the trucks taking bison to slaughter.
Hallac said 500 to 1,000 bison remain near the park boundary, and Friday’s announcement does not mean additional bison won’t be captured this winter.
In past years, bison captured late in the season — when pregnant females are close to delivery — have been held and released in the spring.
Christian Mackay with the Montana Department of Livestock said bison are allowed to remain in the 70,000 acre Gardiner Basin north of Yellowstone until May 1. But if the animals come into conflict with area residents they will be hazed back toward the park, Mackay said.
The Buffalo Field Campaign reported
Since 7 February, approximately 450 wild buffalo have been captured in Yellowstone National Park’s Stephens Creek bison trap, located in the Gardiner Basin. 318 were shipped to slaughter or research facilities and some were released.
Additionally, more than 270 wild bison have been killed by state and treaty hunters just outside Yellowstone’s boundary in Montana.
No wonder the ranchers were so keen to kill some bison:
What’s wrong with trophy hunting?
Someone please tell me what’s right about it, especially when children are involved.
You might not have heard about Dan and Charlotte Peyerk from Michigan. Charlotte was arrested for illegally killing a grizzly bear in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Her son Mark was also convicted and they were ordered to pay fines of $25,000 and $30,000 respectively.
In court, it was mentioned that the Peyerks tried to alter the date on their camera so that the trophy pictures would show that the bear was shot during the hunting season. The Peyerks also falsified the date of the kill on a state harvest tag and on a Safari Club International trophy entry form.
Later hunts were more successful, according to federal prosecutors. U.S. District Court magistrate Scott Oravec was apparently offended by the lengths to which the Peyerks went to cover up their poaching. “In imposing sentence, (he) commented that besides the illegal taking of wildlife, the more aggravated criminal conduct was the defendants’ multiple written false statements to cover up the illegal kill,” the government’s press release said.
This is typical of the behaviors of these trophy hunters. That is why usually the first thing that comes out of their mouths is “The hunt was legal“! Killing animals such as lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hippos, zebra and rare antelope, deer and sheep for sport ought not to be legal and many people amazed that it is. Anyone with enough money can go to any one of a number of sites on the internet and buy a permit to kill these animals.
There is a bloodbath going on not just because of poaching, but through the legal killing of animals whose lives are sold for hard cash. The law must be changed to protect them before it’s too late as more and more species and sub-species become endangered or extinct.
Astonishingly this is the hobby of many wealthy people in the US, who would rather obsessively travel the globe to kill as many animals as possible of as many different species as possible – including rare and endangered animals which most of them particularly relish and will pay small fortunes for the permit to kill – rather than to help animals or people.
Each year tens of thousands of animals are killed by US hunters in foreign countries. The body parts are legally imported back into the US. While the Endangered Species Act only allows importation of endangered species for scientific research, there are loopholes allowing trophy imports.
Pro-trophy hunters argue this is good for conservation. Their stance is that the money spent on the hunt is poured back into the community for conservation efforts. In reality, research published by the International Council of Game and Wildlife Conservation (a pro-hunting group) shows that only 3% of revenue from hunts goes back to local communities.
Other research has shown that hunting has almost no benefit whatever to the local communities, although it usually does have a detrimental effect, as it inevitably has a negative impact on local ecosystems. There are links to a number of these articles on the Welcome page of this blog.
In contrast, ecotourism is a $77 billion global industry, employing tour operators, guides, lodge and restaurant employees. vehicle drivers, park guards and people who benefit from the sale of souvenirs.
According to the Alaska Dispatch – like so many other trophy hunters, who often become obsessed with their ‘hobby’ – big game pursuits in all corners of the globe soon became Charlotte Peyerk’s passion, and her list of accomplishments is truly impressive. Charlotte’s hunts include 26 countries on five continents. She has taken far more than 174 animals to date of which hundreds are registered with SCI (Safari Club International), and she has taken 17 species of sheep in five years.
In spite of the fact that she was convicted by a federal court for illegally hunting the bear, Charlotte Peyerk was awarded the club’s (Safari Club International) Diana Award in 2010, on top of that Charlotte is also listed as vice chairwoman of the award selection committee.
You would think that the Ethics Committee will censure Charlotte, and strip her of her Diana Award, and cancel her membership. Instead the Safari Club International promotes this “stamp collector” approach to hunting with various levels of awards. There are mutterings within the hunting community that SCI members regularly flaunt rules by engaging in shady hunts. The awards are terribly important to these trophy hunters because these Safari hunting Clubs offers dozens of awards for killing an assortment of its more than 500 different “record book” animals, ranking the biggest tusks, horns, antlers, skulls and bodies of hunted animals. Hunters receive “Grand Slam” and “Inner Circle” award trophies, among others, for shooting a prescribed list of animals. For example, the “Trophy Animals of Africa” award requires the hunter to kill 79 different African species to win the highest honor.
SCI has an award for “Introduced Trophy Animals of North America,” glorifying hunters who frequent captive hunting ranches. To earn every SCI award at the minimum level, a hunter must kill at least 171 different animals. Many members go well beyond that number. Some of these hunters have more than 600 different animals listed in SCI’s record books.
SCI has dozens of award categories like:
The Diana Award to encourage women to hunt.
The Young Hunter Award to encourage children to hunt.
The International Hunting Award, based on the number and quality of trophies, the number of countries hunted in, total number of hunts taken and the level of entries in the record book.
The World Conservation & Hunting Award, which has nothing to do with conservation. Rather, hunters must kill more than 300 species on six continents.
World Hunting Award Rings require 11 Grand Slams, 17 Inner Circle Awards at the Diamond Level, the Fourth Pinnacle of Achievement and the Crowning Achievement Award—which amounts to a huge menagerie of dead animals.
Inner Circle Awards include Trophy Animals of Africa, Spiral-horned Antelopes of Africa, Pygmy Antelopes of Africa, Wild Turkey Trophy Animals of North America, Introduced Animals of North America, Trophy Animals of South America, Antlered Game of the Americas, Trophy Animals of Europe, Trophy Animals of Asia, Trophy Animals of the South Pacific, Wild Pigs and Peccaries of the World, Antlered Game of the World, Mountain Game of the World, Wild Sheep of the World, Chamois of the World, Red Deer/Wapiti of the World, Predators of the World, Ibex of the World, Gazelles of the World, Wild Oxen of the World and Wild Goats of the World.
Grand Slams, including the African Big Five, Dangerous Game of Africa, African 29, North American 29, Cats of the World, Bears of the World, North American Wild Sheep, North American Elk, North American Caribou, North American Deer, White-tailed Deer of the World, European Deer, Moose of the World, South American Indigenous Animals and Wild Turkey.
Trophy hunters are usually very competitive and love to show off. No wonder hunters like Charlotte, Melissa Bachmann, Olivia Nacos Opre, Corey Knowlton, the Schockey family and and many, many more must have been under sufficient pressure to kill so many animals to win these awards!
Time has come that we should stop these Safari hunting Clubs from encouraging such excesses and the endless quest for sick awards to those who have lots of spare money and who call themselves “conservationists”?
This is a matter of kill as many animals as you can in as many continents as you can in the shortest time to be awarded all these trophies.
This is the most disgusting sick sport ever and must be stopped!
I am sure that if the general public knew this was happening, the vast majority would not agree that hunting ought to be a pastime at all – particularly trophy hunting – and there are estimates that would be around 95% of the general population.
To normal right-thinking people these practices would be abhorrent and if people knew what was going on there would be such an outcry that laws would be passed to make these practices illegal. Yet most people don’t even know that this is happening.
Let’s share the heck out of this article, with friends, family, and anyone and everyone else we know on or outside of Facebook.
The best way to help the animals is to tell the world what is going on, as there are far too many people who don’t know.
Safari Club International Awards and animal hit lists, awards and recipients: http://member.scifirstforhunters.org/static/WHA/