Head to Pop’s today to raise $$ for dogs! »
There’s a new shelter dog rescue in town and they need funds! Northern California Family Dog Rescue looks super wonderful and what better way to support them to go to Pop’s Bar (800 24th Street at York in the Mission in SF) today, Sunday, January 23rd, from 5-8 p.m., and drink your little heart out for the dogs! Here’s the Facebook event for all the details or you know, just go there. And drink. A lot. Get shit faced. It’s for the animals, okay?
From the FB event page:
There will be a adoptable dogs, baked goods for sale, and free dog treats!! Also, a percentage of the bar proceeds between 5-8pm will be donatated to the rescue!
If you’d like to help, you can bring something for the bake sale, or a cash donation to help with vet costs etc.. They will also have information on volunteering at the shelter.
I don’t know if any of the baked goods will be vegan but maybe?? Actually, especially if YOU bring something, right? if not, DRINKS DRANKS DRUNKS.
Here’s Zippy, he’s for adoption so FOR GOD’S SAKE ADOPT HIM:
YOU GUYS. This is the saddest story about a dog who lost her guardian and maybe you can help! Maybe? All you have to do is take care of this sweet old lady for the remaining years of her life (OLD DOGS ARE THE BEST DOGS) and give her kisses and scratches and love her. ANYWAY, pleeeeeaaaaaaase help!
Here is the email from the person looking to home her—a rad person and friend to Vegansaurus, so this isn’t all shady and shiz! Although I do have this bank account in Nairobi that if you send it $500, it’ll send you back $2,000, let me know if you want to hear more about it!
Cheyanne is a spayed 12-year-old old female black lab. Her mother/owner recently passed away (sadness), and she needs a good home. She is a very sweet old lady who doesn’t get around too well anymore so she doesn’t need long walks, and stairs might be a problem for her. She is great with other dogs and children. She is housebroken. She is a loving, loyal companion, and would be great for someone who has lots of love to give. She is an indoor dog, but loves the outdoors as well. Please help me find her a home soon. She will be put to sleep within the week I fear, as my grandmother can no longer take care of her, and I will be gone. She has some fatty cysts, but they don’t seem to bother her. She is very alert, and i don’t think it is quite her time to go. She misses our mom very much, and just needs some love for a little while longer.
The contact person is Chelesa and her cell number is 650 271 5653. PLEASE HELP CHEYANNE TODAY!
How to help the other animals affected by the BP oil spill »
Get ready for a downer. A CNN corespondent visited the Louisiana SPCA to see the other side of the BP oil spill’s effect on animals. There’s been a huge surge of pets surrendered to Louisiana animal shelters because families who’ve been hit hard financially by the oil spill can no longer afford to care for them. One rescue, the St. Bernard Parish animal shelter, saw 17 dogs surrendered by their owners in June, 2009; this year they had 127 dogs surrendered in June. Fucking A. The SPCA is calling for BP to start chipping in to help families keep their pets. They are also offering free veterinary care for people in the fishing industry in certain coastal regions. If you want to help out, you can donate money to this effort on the Louisiana SPCA website. The St. Bernard Parish animal shelter is also calling for volunteers. Everybody is looking for more foster homes as shelters are at capacity.
Another organization getting involved is the Animal Rescue of New Orleans, a rescue formed to help animals affected by Katrina. As a no-kill shelter, they have people driving all the way to their shelter near New Orleans to surrender their pets in the hopes they won’t be put down before they can find new homes. This little white dog is Chloe, she was surrendered and required surgery to remove bladder stones. With people barely able to provide for their healthy pets, pets that need expensive medical care are probably screwed. ARNO is also trying to keep pets in their homes with their Pet Retention Program. This program helps low income and unemployed people keep their pets by paying for their care. They are in dire needs of funds right now and you can donate (with paypal!) here.
Another, more fun way to help is to sponsor an animal. On the Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society’s website, you can sponsor an animal and they will even send you a cute picture of “your” animal like this one to the right. I think sponsoring animals is a great way for kids to get involved in rescue efforts. They get a pet by-proxy and they also learn about the realities homeless pets as opposed to pet shops selling animals.
There’s an interesting personal account of a visit to the St. Bernard Parish animal shelter on the blog ohmidog. You have to scroll to the bottom as it was a stop on a road trip. The writer discusses the conditions of the shelter as well as disaster economics.
That’s all for today. I don’t have any good jokes because I am sad. It’s sad that the pets don’t have homes, it’s also sad that people don’t have their pets anymore. Pets are good for you!
Baby pig, I love you! This is Emma Sue playing at the Pigs Peace Sanctuary. This video is from last August and Emma Sue is probably all grown up now but OMG! She was cutest baby pig ever! Purse pig, I need you.
Bikers for Barkers is a rad benefit happening on this Saturday, June 12 in SF. Damn, there are lots of events this weekend. Hopefully Meave will have you covered in links (good luck, girl! events be outta control this weekend!) but this one is awfully special. First off, it’s all vegan and there’s gonna be lots of vegan treats, including the delicious and amazing Rescue Chocolate (!!!). It’s $20 to get in and all the money goes to two fabulous California dog rescue organizations, Rocket Dog Rescue, and Hearts for Hounds. There’s gonna be a great silent auction, non-crappy live entertainment, and tons of booze. What more could you ask for? The one bummer is no dogs allowed but leave Fido (who has a dog named Fido?) at home and come get drunk and crazy with us. Ow!
Sacramento’s trailer park cats need YOU! »
On Friday, Jan. 15, a Sacramento trailer park will be razed, destroying the ersatz home of 20 to 30 cats—most of whom have been abandoned and are not feral, according to the Agee Memorial Wildlife Fund. The AMWF has taken charge of rescuing these cats, and needs donations, and foster and permanent homes for them.
No, Sacramento isn’t in the Bay Area, but we know Vegansaurus readers don’t limit themselves to local activism! Visit the AMWF site for further information and trailer park rescue-specific updates. Send them a few bucks, help a kitty out!
[image courtesy AMWF]