Abandoned Puppies Up For Adoption At Creek County Shelter


Note to adopters: Lassie, Cleo, Rin Tin Tin and Toto don't show up in rescue. We don't get the elegantly coiffed, classically beautiful, completely trained, perfectly behaved dog.
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We get the leftovers. Dogs that other people have incompetently bred, inadequately socialized, ineffectively "trained," and badly treated. Most Rescue dogs have had it. They've been pushed from one lousy situation to another.
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They've never had proper veterinary care, kind and consistent training, or sufficient company. They've lived outside, in a crate, or in the basement. They're scared, depressed and anxious.
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Some are angry. Some are sick. Some have given up.
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But we are Rescue and we don't give up. We never give up on a dog. We know that a dog is a living being, with a spirit and a heart and feelings. Our dogs are not commodities, things, or garbage. They are part of sacred creation and they deserve as much love and care and respect as the next Westminster champion.
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So please, please don't come to rescue in the hopes of getting a "bargain," or indeed of "getting" anything. Come to Rescue to give, to love, to save a life -- and to mend your own spirit. For Rescue will reward you in ways you never thought possible. I can promise you this -- a rescue dog will make you a better person.
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Carol Lawrence runs a shelter for abandoned animals at the end of Honeybear Lane in Kellyville, Oklahoma. Creek Pet Adoption is the new home of the three families of dogs.




Dogs, Cancer and Arginine

Arginine and Fish Oil May Help
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Arginine and Fish Oil May Help Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy
When the people at Hills Pet Nutrition went looking for a diet that would help dogs with cancer, they didn't know it would take ten years to come up with the formula.
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In the end, they found that two things make a significant difference in remission and survival time: arginine and fish oil. Details of the diet and the research behind it were published as a 13-page report in Cancer, the journal of the American Cancer Society.
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The American Cancer Society reports show that dogs with cancer (lymphoblastic lymphoma in this case) have elevated levels of lactic acid and insulin in their blood. These abnormal elevations go along with wasting syndrome, decreased survival time, and decreased time to recurrence. By normalizing levels with arginine and fish oil, the researchers were able to reverse these trends, and significantly increase survival time. (Survival time for stage III was 700 days with the supplemented diet versus 400 for the regular diet; the time to recurrence for dogs with the supplemented diet was 425 days versus 275 days without supplements).
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Arginine does not always stop the growth of cancer. It can do the opposite.
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The reason that arginine can act differently, depending on the cancer, probably has to do with an enzyme known as arginase. If the cancer creates a lot of the enzyme, it appears that it will use arginine to promote growth by converting it to L-ornithine. If the cancer doesn't create much arginase, it probably converts arginine to nitric oxide instead. Nitric oxide is used by immune cells to fight cancer. Since cancer cells are not tested for arginase, it's impossible to tell what effect arginine will have on cell growth. For that reason, arginine's role at this time is limited to its potential use as an immune stimulant during traditional cancer treatment, along with fish oil.
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Source : Life Extensoin Magazine

Wildhorse Ranch Rescue

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Help the Horses .

Did you know that killer buyers from Mexico and Canada go to the local auctions here in the United States to buy our American horses so that they can be cruelly slaughtered for humans to eat them overseas?
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Did you also know that retired United States Forest Service Equines and US Cavalry horses are sent to the auction when they are too old or sick to perform their jobs?

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Wildhorse Ranch Rescue was started in 1995 by Kim Meagher (pronounced Ma-her), an employee of Intel Corporation. She accidentally found out about the plight of homeless horses in the United States. Once she knew that over 60,000 horses in this country are sent to horrible deaths each year, she knew she had to do something to help. She rescued horses privately from 1995 until 2000. But even with her efforts, she could not save very many horses. She applied for, and received non-profit status for Wildhorse Ranch Rescue (WHRR) and with the help of many people, WHRR has been able to help save many horses from death, abuse and neglect.
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Wildhorse Ranch Rescue also takes in retired United States Government horses and mules from the Payson Forest Service, Alpine Forest Service and the United States Cavalry. WHRR provides an opportunity for these hardworking animals to live in peace and comfort in their golden years.

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WHRR is a registered 501(c)3 organization with the Federal Government and in the States of Arizona. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS. All donations go to help horses in need. ..and sometimes kitties too. We have Kitty City(tm) at Wildhorse Ranch Rescue. Kitty City is a colony of spayed/neutered feral cats that we have taken in for cat rescues in the Phoenix area. We provide a safe home for them, provide all of their vet care and food and they live safely on our ranch. .

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Beginning November 12, 2009 we have NEW Public Hours for the Gift Shop and Ranch OPEN - Thursday to Sunday from 11am to 5 pm and during Events

CLOSED Monday - Wednesday

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Physical address: 11811 S Lindsay Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296
East side of Lindsay between Elliot and Warner Roads
Phone: 480-503-5497 or 866-926-8007

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The Last Chance to Save a Life ands Gain a Buddy

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A NATIONAL TRAGEDY

We are a nation of dog lovers. Then why is it that the shelters that are expected to provide these animals with a second chance at life are instead being forced to euthanize them? Shelters are the last line for millions of innocent dogs. The public has no idea of the magnitude of this national tragedy. The sad reality is that over four million dogs are killed each year in shelters. Why, in a country of dog lovers, are so many dogs homeless? Because their families abandon them, for reasons like job change, divorce and new baby… and most shelters don’t have the necessary programs to get the dogs the exposure they need to find new homes. Shelters find homes for many dogs, but millions are euthanized. For far too long we have been told there is no other way.


AND A REASON FOR HOPE

DogsInDanger.com believes in the power of compassion, and that Americans would do more to help and adopt shelter dogs, if only they knew how many dogs shelters were forced to euthanize. We also believe that shelters don’t really want to euthanize dogs, if they had any other option. Simply put, we have chosen a path of technology as a means of connecting these scared, abandoned shelter dogs with the loving homes they deserve. As a nonprofit organization, we seek no other gain except for the happiness we see in the face of a dog as he faithfully walks out through the shelter doors, in perfect step with his loving new family.


It may be uncomfortable for some to see lists of names and photos of dogs scheduled to be euthanized, but, the truth is uncomfortable. By making it personal, we believe more people will be compelled to help these dogs. Thus dogsindanger.com refuses to present a sanitized version of the truth. Our ultimate goal is to see a day where healthy and treatable animals are no longer killed by their most trusted friends.

Visit our site to find out how you can help!
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Welcome to Save-a-Life No-Kill Animal Shelter

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Save-A-Life is Los Angeles' LARGEST 501c3, non-profit, no-kill, all-volunteer dog and cat rescue and adoption organization. Since 1995, Save-A-Life Cat and Dog Adoptions has been about making dreams come true--often when even a last glimmer of hope has faded. We've provided shelter and caring, loving homes for thousands of precious cats and dogs since we rescued that first litter so many years ago.


We NEVER KILL the Cats or Dogs we take in.








We have an URGENT need for
electric blankets and heating pads.


The temperatures at the shelter get way below freezing in the winter months, and the animals sit on these items to keep warm. We would love new or used items. Please send them to us via mail or drop them off at one of our adoption locations . Thank you for keeping us warm this winter!




URGENT Need for Dog/Cat food


Due to the current economic times, our shelter has seen a significant decrease in our donations. As a result we urgently need dry cat and dog food to feed our 500+ animals. And now more than ever SAL is in need of assistance for spay/neuter costs. If you can make a financial donation, please send it to us via mail, paypal or drop it off at one of our adoption locations.





If you can help with a food goods donation,
please call us at 310-787-7411



save-a-life.org

THANK YOU FOR HELPING FEED OUR ANIMALS!








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Hilary Swank ~ Iams Home 4 the Holidays Pet Adoption Campaign ~ Pet Adoption Starts With You

Hey -I wanted to send you a final update on Iams Home 4 the Holidays (IH4TH). IH4TH had its most successful adoption drive ever by placing nearly 1.4 million pets into loving homes in the last three months!



Between Oct. 1, 2009 and Jan. 4, 2010, more than 3,500 animal organizations and the IH4TH ambassador—two-time Academy Award®-winning actress Hilary Swank—proved to be a powerful combination in the massive effort to help reduce pet homelessness.



“I’m proud to be part of such an amazing cause and I hope the many families who adopted through the IH4TH program will experience the same unconditional love and fulfillment my dogs Karoo and Rumi give me every day,” said Swank. “I hope our success inspires everyone to get involved and continue to help eradicate pet homelessness because there are millions of animals who still need our help and we all have the ability to help make a difference.”





The following animals were adopted this year:

* 729,357 dogs

* 588,265 cats

* 46,016 other animals (including rabbits, reptiles, horses, birds and more)





As one of the most successful pet adoption programs in the world, IH4TH partners thousands of animal organizations dedicated to helping place homeless animals with happy, loving homes. Founded in 1999 by the Helen Woodward Animal Center and supported by Iams, IH4TH—along with nearly 3,500 pet adoption centers – has helped more than 4.6 million pets find shelter, including nearly 1.4 million from just this year!



The next IH4TH program will kick off on Oct. 1 2010, but this is still an issue that needs attention—and there are plenty of ways to get involved now!



To learn more about how to make a difference in the life of an orphaned pet, including finding participating shelters, volunteering or making a donation to support animal organizations and pets awaiting new homes, visit www.iamshome4theholidays.com.



Best,

Kerem