Archive for April, 2011
In the past several months I have had the pleasure on Facebook to meet a wonderful dog named Prospect and his human, Ed The Chauffeur. The two meet and their story is another wonderful tale of what true Love and Devotion means, Their personal message is, “By helping Prospect, he helped me more. He’s helped me learn what’s important in life.”
Darby and I had the same love and devotion. He was my best friend and a great companion. I loved Darby so much, a book was made to honor him. An inspiring story each page encourages pet adoption, and the hardship these wonderful dogs go through to find their forever homes. Many wonderful reviews are posted, please pick up copy and share with your family and friends. www.darbysstory.com
Prospect and Ed are traveling the United States, speaking engagement and helping educate the young and old about the importance to adopt a shelter dog. Here is Prospect and Ed’s update at the Ohio event, “The event in Ohio is an awards ceremony for a poster contest through Animal
Rescue SuperHighway’s (ARS) Koala Kids Club. Melanie’s focus with ARS is
prevention of animal cruelty through education. She asked if I would talk about
Prospect, how he was abandoned, etc.”
To read more about Prospect and Ed’s adventures: http://www.k9roadtrip.com/pages/view/167/in-our-words
One of my favorite books Where’s Waldo, I can say the same about my two friends, Where is Prospect and Ed?April is coming to a fast close, so these dates have past, however their stories and adventures are captures. The photos
of Prospect on the beach with the sea spray on his face, and sand between his toes. He is a happy dog and rejuvenated.
April 17 – 30 Travel through PA, MD, VA, DC, & possibly Delaware.
If you have a chance and in the neighborhood May 1st, Come visit Prospect and Ed and tell them Darby and Martha sent you.
Remember May 1 is this coming Sunday - Prospect will be the special guest at Petpalooza.com’s 7th Annual Pet Expo.
For more information about Petpalooza go to www.petpalooza.com or
check up with Prospect and Ed on http://www.k9roadtrip.com/pages/view/167/in-our-words
Prospect and Ed be safe on the roads, and until then have a Happy Wagging Tail Adventure!
Best to you this day ~ Martha
I am so pleased to received a notice the SB 697 hearing was canceled requested by Author of the bill Senator Emmerson. What does that mean, really? Well folk, pet owners and people working in the animal industry supporting good services for great and small animals, the bill has been shelved. That is it. Plain and simple.
Did the Bill go away, not really? At any time the SB 697 can arise again, so ‘prevention is the cure’ we need to pay close attention and keep writing to our elected representatives. Remember ‘they’ where voted in by the voting populus of Californians.
Here is a bill that needs work: AB 1117 regarding ANIMAL ABUSE: PENALTIES, yes the bill has a hearing date May 3rd in Sacramento. For AB 1117 to pass, and the legislature needs to hears our voices. We need to read AB 1117, then write to our district representatives that includes Assembly, the Senate and the Author of the AB 1117 Smyth.
Here is the direct link so you can read the bill and decide for yourself. Is the bill strong enough to deter people from abusing animals? Will the Bill better serve the animals of California?
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1101-1150/ab_1117_bill_20110406_amended_asm_v98.html CURRENT BILL STATUS MEASURE : A.B. No. 1117 AUTHOR(S) : Smyth. TOPIC : Animal abuse: penalties. HOUSE LOCATION : ASM +LAST AMENDED DATE : 04/06/2011 TYPE OF BILL : Active Non-Urgency, Non-Appropriations, Majority Vote Required,
State-Mandated Local Program, Fiscal Non-Tax Levy LAST HIST. ACT. DATE: 04/26/2011 LAST HIST. ACTION : In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author. COMM. LOCATION : ASM PUBLIC SAFETY HEARING DATE : 05/03/2011 TITLE : An act to amend Section 597.1 of, to add Section 597.9 to, and to repeal Section 597f of, the Penal Code, relating to animal abuse.
Happy writing folks, here is the link to our California Legistature, a simple email and telephone call works wonders.
Happy Wagging Tails ~ Martha
Prevention is a cure. California animal industry will have a huge impact for pet owners, animal and pet services and pet stores. If BS 697, O did I type that? I mean SB 697 ; ) passes. Please call before Monday Hearing. Senator Emmerson, the author of the bill and the Chairperson Senator Curen Price at 916-445-8899.
Let then KNOW you say NO.
Save California jobs and the pet owner’s wallet. Animal shelter and rescue programs will be able to receive affordable care for animals great and small of medical care.
Call, email, fax your California Representives, your elected assembly, senators and the congressman. http://www.legislature.ca.gov/
Remember, “Only you can prevention bad bill from passing”
Your wallet will thank you, and your local animal service providers
Does anything surprise you, or leave you scratching your head. For California Pet Owners, owning a pet will get very expense, and jobs will disappear if this Senate Bill 697 Passes April 25, 2011.
In part I like my Veterinarian, she is kind, quiet and a wonderful resource for the large and small animals on the property. Many a time an animal has required a farm visit and with the outcome of having to commence with some type of post care procedures. That over the years have included daily injections of penicillin or crushing pills, flushing and dressing a wound. The materials and information provided by the veterinarian.
Your local feed store supplies general health preventions supplies, de-wormers for cats, dogs, horses. I know several goat and sheep farms in my community, they administer annual shots, when lambing seasoning arrives the young males are band and so are the tails. There is no sense in having your veterinarian come out to tend to a flock of sheep or goats, let alone a horse farm, or rescue program for animals at such a great expense.
Here is another “what are you kidding me, dog groomers”. Your dog needs a good bath and the toes nails get trimmed. Well, if this bill passes the groomers is out of business. That $25.00 doggy bath and clip with toes, will now cost you a Vet visit at around $50, plus the cost of toes nail trim. YUP!
Own a horse? or a rescue program for horses…. well a farrier trims and shoes hooves, the farrier is a graduate of a farrier school. The knowledge and information for corrective shoeing for a horse with hoof problem are very helpful. My farrier and veterinarian have worked together, in most cases: Vet does the x-rays in sever cases, and relies on the farrier to maintain the hoof. In all the Farrier because he visit with the horse about every 8 weeks will know if there a proplem.
Equine Dentist, yes your veterarian can float your horses teeth. However, how about a specialist?
I ask my readers to share this information and stop this bill from passing.
I for one do not agrees with this statement. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. Section 4826 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read: 4826. A person practices veterinary medicine, surgery, and dentistry, and the various branches thereof, when he or she does any one of the following: (a) Advertises or represents himself or herself as engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine, veterinary surgery, or veterinary dentistry in any of its branches. (b) Diagnoses or prescribes a drug, medicine, appliance, application, or treatment of whatever nature for the prevention, cure or relief of a wound, fracture, bodily injury, or disease of animals. (c) Administers a drug, medicine, appliance, application, or treatment of whatever nature for the prevention, cure, or relief of a wound, fracture, bodily injury, or disease of animals, except where the medicine, appliance, application, or treatment is administered by a registered veterinary technician or an unregistered assistant at the direction of and under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian subject to Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 4832) or where the drug, including, but not limited to, a drug that is a controlled substance, is administered by a registered veterinary technician or an unregistered assistant pursuant to Section 4836.1. However, no person, other than a licensed veterinarian, may induce anesthesia unless authorized by regulation of the board. (d) Performs a surgical or dental operation upon an animal. (e) Performs any manual procedure for the diagnosis of pregnancy, sterility, or infertility upon livestock or Equidae.
CURRENT BILL STATUS MEASURE : S.B. No. 697 AUTHOR(S) : Emmerson.
DEVELOPMENT HEARING DATE : 04/25/2011
So… on this note: Senator Emmerson did you ask the pet owner’s of California what they wanted? No, I did not receive a letter informationing me that I CAN NOT CHOOSE and THE IMPACT ON MY WALLET !!
So Here is Senator Emmerson Contact.Senator Bill Emmerson 5225 Canyon Crest Dr. #360 Riverside, Ca. 92507 PHONE 951-680-6750 And State Capital Room 4082 Sacramento, Ca 95814 Phone is the same FAX YOUR LETER 916-651-4037 Send him a NO, and tell him you oppose SB 697. To Contact your Senator/Assembly http://www.legislature.ca.gov/ (On the right hand side of the website, type in your zip code, then search button.) The click on the name of each person. Send them an email, remember to click OPPOSE!! Here is my statement( SHORT AND TO THE POINT) to Wes Chesbro Assembly, “ SB 697 written by Emmerson, regarding Veterinary Medicine is a JOB KILLER, plus will over burden pet owners with extra cost to maintain their pets and animals. Please put a stop to this BILL 697.California can not loss more jobs and cost friendly pet/animal care. The social impact within the animal industry is already effected shelters, rescues, and animal care & control. Pet Owners need affordable care for their pets. The Hearing is Monday April 25th. Please stop this Bill from passing. Thank you.”
Congratulation to the following recipients:
This spring season, three books were offered to non-profit animal organization for fundraising purposes.
A Mom’s Choice Award Silver Recipient for Animal & Pet Care
Here are the Three recipient: Darby’s Story book is helping their fundraising efforts.
Congratulations to Spay and Neuter Coalition of Georgia
the third to receive Darby’s Story the Life of an Adopted Dog
for their ”Pawsta for Overpopulation Prevention” Dinner and Silent Auction
April 23, 2011
The Conservatory at Waterstone (Historic Downtown Acworth)
4849 N. Main Street
Acworth, GA 30101
Three course dinner and silent auction. Penne Pasta w/ light cream sauce or Vegetarian Quiche, salad, bread, and desert. Cash bar available as well.
* Tickets are available in advance for only $30 per person. Checks can be mailed to : Spay/Neuter Coalition P.O. Box 544 Lebanon, GA 30146 OR you can use the PayPal option via this link:
http://spayneutercoalition.chipin.com/mypages/view/id/fde104395b9b6580 Please include your email address, as we will send confirmation via email.
Hope you can join us for a fun night and to raise much needed funds for our fight against pet overpopulation in Georgia.
We are a positive non-profit group in Georgia. We are dedicated to implementing more spay and neuter via education, outreach, marketing and collaborating with other organizations with the same mission. We also promote the many low cost spay/neuter options already available to the general public.
Congratulations to Top Paw the first to receive Darby’s Story the Life of an Adopted Dog
at Pugs & Pooches Winter Bark 2011.
Congratulations to Outreach to Pets in Need ‘OPIN’ the second
to receive Darby’s Story the Life of an Adopted Dog
This summer June 2011 three books will be offered book giveaway to a non-profit animal group for fundraising.
Fill in the information below to request your copy of Darby’s Story.
Congratulations to Outreach to Pets in Need ‘OPIN’ the second
to receive Darby’s Story the Life of an Adopted Dog
for the benefit at Pet Tail Awards Gala and Screening
Darby’s Story is there, a silent auction item signed by the author.
Visiting Connecticut this weekend, live in the Stamford area?
Enjoy fundraisers! charity events! and love dogs!!
ATTEND The Pet Tail Awards Gala & Screening
2nd Annual OPIN Pet Tail Video Awards Gala
Save the Date! Friday April 15, 2011, 7pm-10pm at the U Conn, Stamford, Ct.
Join us to view the finalists of our Pet Tail Video Contest and find out who takes home the Jasper Awards!
Enjoy drinks, a raffle and silent auction with fabulous prizes (see donors, below).
Darby’s Story signed ready for you!
UCONN Campus in Stamford (directions)
Interested in becoming a donor or sponsor? Download a sponsor form or email Heather. Join us to view the finalists of our Pet Tail Video Contest and find out who takes home the Jasper Awards! Enjoy drinks and a silent auction with fabulous prizes (see donors at http://opinpets.org/pet-tail-video-awards-gala/).
Sacramento, CA: California Humane Lobby Day 2011 – April 13When and Where: Wednesady April 13, 2011 Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM Address: CSAC Conference Center 1020 11th Street, 2nd Floor Sacramento, CA 95814
This is an exciting opportunity to meet directly with your elected officials and their staff about legislation that will significantly impact animals. There will be a briefing with tips for lobbying, and an overview of pending animal legislation that will prepare you to meet your elected officials and advocate for animals.
Remember an Advocate is a person or group seeking to be a voice for those that do not have a voice. The Humane Society of the United States and the ASPCA invite our members, supporters, and other animal advocates to participate in the California Humane Lobby Day in Sacramento, where you’ll make a tremendous difference for animals.
SHARE ~ Tell Your Friends Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 If you’d like to attend this event you can RSVP online. Once you have reservations, you can still click Sign Me Up to increase or decrease the number of people in your party (subject to availability). (RSVP required)
RSVP today to lend your voice for animals and make a difference in California. Click on this link RSVP TODAY
To view orginal invite visit :http://action.humanesociety.org/site/Calendar/1974562232?view=Detail&id=103922
Have a Happy Wagging Tail of a Day!
Copyright © 2011 The Humane Society of the United States. All rights reserved. The Humane Society of the United States is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to The HSUS are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The HSUS’s tax identification number is 53-0225390.
For California residence here is our means to speak up and write for AB 2012: California Assembly Direct Link
Here is the Digest of what AB 2012 consist of… An act to amend Section 597 of the Penal Code, relating to cruelty to animals: Existing law provides, subject to exceptions, that every person who overdrives, overloads, drives when overloaded, overworks, tortures, torments, deprives of necessary sustenance, drink, or shelter, cruelly beats, mutilates, or cruelly kills any animal, or causes or procures any animal to be so overdriven, overloaded, driven when overloaded, overworked, tortured, tormented, deprived of necessary sustenance, drink, shelter, or to be cruelly beaten, mutilated, or cruelly killed; and whoever, having the charge or custody of any animal, either as owner or otherwise, subjects any animal to needless suffering, or inflicts unnecessary cruelty upon the animal, or in any manner abuses any animal, or fails to provide the animal with proper food, drink, or shelter or protection from the weather, or who drives, rides, or otherwise uses the animal when unfit for labor, is guilty of a crime punishable as a misdemeanor or as a felony, or alternatively as a misdemeanor or afelony and a fine of not more than $20,000. This bill would revise the punishment for this offense to provide that it is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year, or in the state prison, or by a fine of not more than $20,000, or by both that fine and imprisonment. The bill would make other technical, nonsubstantive changes. By revising the penalty for an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason
Sadly to say California past ‘Governator Arnold’ vetoed AB 2012 ( August 2010), Here is the link to review the history and who supported the bill AB 2012. http://totalcapitol.com/?bill_id=200920100AB2012
Shame on you Arnold, what a legacy… that might later bite you in your ‘you know where’.
Best to you this day, if you have any information or input please share.