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04/21/2014

Paul Shapiro’s Animal News You Can Use: the coolest dog in the world!  »

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Often pork comes to mind when people think about federal politicians, but there’s a new legislative caucus in Congress, one that probably wouldn’t mind directing a little more pork toward the poultry industry: The Congressional Chicken Caucus. Colman McCarthy has a great column in the National Catholic Register this week about it.

On the other end of the spectrum, HSUS worked with local lawmakers in Boca Raton to urge citizens to help protect their health and the planet by eating less meat.

Speaking of lawmakers doing the right thing, have you seen the impressive list of them who are participating in US VegWeek? You can join them!

Special props to Upworthy for promoting HSUS’s new, entertaining gestation crate video (yes, it’s really entertaining!), helping to push the video well past a million views.

Paul Shapiro
Vice President, Farm Animal Protection
The Humane Society of the United States
Follow at http://twitter.com/pshapiro

P.S. Video of the week: I used to think I’d had the coolest dog on the planet. I now know I was wrong.

P.P.S. Photo of the week: Thanks to the Winnipeg Humane Society for hosting me this week—they have a very poignant gestation crate display.

02/25/2014

San Jose: Bakesale for Pups is March 15th!   »

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Yay San Jose! You get your own vegan bakesale to benefit the doggies! My new favorite blog Vegan Dollhouse is behind the event. They make CUTE VEGAN FOOD! Those are my three favorite words and they’re all in a row!

So make sure you go, rain or shine, and bring your puppies or kiddos if you have them! They are still looking for bakers so email vegandollhouse@gmail.com if you can help out. 

01/14/2014

I’m feeling poorly today so let’s watch more cute videos to feel better! This was circling the net last week and it is HILAR. Slow to get started but omg why are dogs the smartest most silliest? And how does he not singe his whiskers?!

01/03/2014

More snow day fun with Mosley, the pajama-clad greyhound. I wasn’t sure if I’d be into to this video but then I watched it and OMG I’m so into it and why don’t I have batman pajamas? I need to get my shit together.

11/07/2013

OMG guys. Click on the image to see it larger. I’m totally not crying. OMG. I have to go now. 
via Dogster

OMG guys. Click on the image to see it larger. I’m totally not crying. OMG. I have to go now. 

via Dogster

10/30/2013

Sweet chihuahua pair in NYC looking for forever home!  »

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Carol, who has been fostering the two sweet, 6-year-old chihuahuas for six weeks now says that while they are frightened by a lot of things, they have been good with children and all sorts of people they’ve met and never showed any aggression towards them. More info from the Craigslist post:

Rescued from a puppy mill and now looking for a forever home: Esmeralda and Tabitha. They are 6 year old spayed females, loving and still a bit shy from their ordeal. They must be together, this is a 2 dog package.
I am fostering them until an excellent home can be found. A home where they can walk without the noise of traffic would be ideal. They can be adopted from “Social Tees Animal Rescue.” If you are looking for real love, please fill out an online application to adopt Esmeralda and her best friend Tabitha at socialteesnyc.org.

Esmeralda:

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Cuddles:

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What a cute pair! Please consider adopting these pups or help spread the word until we find them a home. These babies need our help! They want a forever home!

10/25/2013

Cutie Chihuahua up for adoption in Bay Area!  »

Winnie is currently being fostered in Oakland but would like a forever home of her own! I love her big ol’ ears! Details:

I am fostering a little 4-pd chihuahua through A Leg Up Rescue, a nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to rescuing dogs and cats from life-threatening situations. All of these companion animals were either in danger of being euthanized in animal shelters, neglected or abused, or taken from the public (when space permits) so they are not bounced around to different homes or collected and sold to research labs by “bunchers.”

The dogs name is Winnie and she is a very sweet, loving 1 year old puppy who was abandoned in a cardboard box outside a shelter in Monterey. I am fostering her in Oakland and hoping to find her a forever home! She loves walks outside just as much as snuggling deep in the covers. She is great with my other dog, so she would definitely be OK in a multipet home.

Contact Kate if you want to know more/adopt Winnie!

10/24/2013

Ohmagawd this is cray! A little gross but mostly amazing. Why do dogs even do that? And did you see London?! OMG I can’t even.  

Help this three legged superhero dog and his kitty save the world!   »

imageIt’s the latest in vegan kickstarters! Tod Emko, Sea Shepherd crew member and proud companion of Piggy the three-legged dog, is trying to get this funny comic book off the ground: A Piggy’s Tale!

The story begins with Piggy’s rescue. After he is nursed back to health, he emerges as Super Piggy! He has some sort of actual pig guardian angel which is pretty great. I wish I had a pig guardian angel! Maybe I do have one. Who can say. 

He also has a sidekick rescue cat named Simon! Who is likewise is based on Tod’s companion animal. And there are pigeons in the story! They are kind of like Dumbo’s crows. Who are the best.

Here is a picture of the real Piggy and Tod:

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Piggy is the cutest! And what a great comic. If you want to donate or just spread the campaign, check it out on Kickstarter

10/09/2013

I’ve been reading Gothamist all morning because I’m a masochist. After several articles about terrible violence, I now totally hate the world. I need a pick-me-up! How about you? Well I found just the thing! This dog is hilar. I love him. 

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