Tip of the Week: One of the most common form of animal cruelty is the abandonment of dogs. As pet owners fail to understand and control the behavior of their dogs when they go around chewing shoes and furniture, barking, urinating in the wrong places, etc, they 'give up hope' and abandon them.

Well, it is our responsibility to spend some quality time daily to train your dog! It will take some patience, and a lot of love. But remember, just like us human, learning as we get older, animals learn as they grow too! And what is better than to spend some quality time to bond with man's best friend?

Lithuania Teenager Throws Dog Off Bridge

Posted by veola at 7:27 PM

Friday, November 20, 2009

Have these people no heart? This a group of young men! Not just one single sick individual! What is the world becoming? In my opinion, all those around him filming should be punished just as well! They witness a crime, but did nothing to stop it, and made no effort to report it!

Please help sign the petition to lobby for the Lithuanian government to hand out a maximum sentence for this guy!

Report from allvoices.com :

Svajunas Beniuk is facing animal cruelty charges after throwing a neighbor's dog from a bridge. This man was accompanied by at least two other people who filmed the event. Svajunas holds the dog in his arms, walks to the center of the bridge, then waits for traffic to pass before tossing the dog over. The dog lands on the ground below, surviving the fall, whimpering, and unable to move.

This footage was posted on the Internet where it sparked an outrage among many Internet users (even 4chan jumped to the rescue). Kaunas police, PETA, and several other organizations were contacted in a mass effort to save the dog and track down the people in the video.

The dog is currently being treated for injuries (many broken bones and possible internal injuries). It is not clear yet whether the dog will need to be euthanized. However, he is making a recovery.

Svajunas had turned himself in and is currently released until charges are filed. He claims the dog kills his mother's hens and the dog's owner is a lazy drunk.

The owner says he gives what little he has to his dogs during a interview.

Internet users are still fighting to get maximum punishment for this blatant crime against such a calm, kind animal.

click here if video fails to load. . .


Posted by Blog Owner at 12:54 PM

Sunday, November 08, 2009

(Above: Puppy after he was intentionally starved by shelter and died and picture of him when he first came into the shelter.)

Mayor Wharton Fires Animal Shelter Director
Reported by: Shane Myers
Email: smyers@myeyewitnessnews.com
Last Update: 11/06 6:23 pm


MEMPHIS, TN -- Memphis Mayor A C Wharton has fired Earnest Alexander, the director of the Memphis Animal Shelter. During a morning news conference, Mayor Wharton announced the firing. Darrell Eldred will take charge of the shelter, said Mayor Wharton.

The following is a news release issued by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton’s office:

The Way Forward

In light of recent developments at the animal shelter, inclusive of preliminary findings of an internal investigation, the following are action being taken as measures to improve the quality of animal care and the delivery of overall services:

1) Hire an Interim Facility Coordinator

The Interim Coordinator will be responsible for the following tasks:

Providing leadership in managing the fiscal resources of the animal shelter

Monitoring the department’s operating and capital budget – making appropriate recommendations

Establishing and administering performance measures to support the day-to-day operations within the budget

Reporting developments to the Mayor

2) Enlist the services of an Interim Operations Control Manager/Reinstate the Operations Control Manager position

In the interim, the city will enlist the services of a highly-qualified operations control manager with expansive knowledge of animal care and control.

This individual will work in lockstep with the Mayor’s Task Force.

This individual will ensure strict compliance with all updated policies and procedures.

Qualifications for the Operations Control position will be rewritten to require enhanced experience in animal care and control.

3) Activate the Mayor’s Task Force to engage in Systematic Monitoring

Representatives from animal advocacy groups and animal professionals with the mayor’s newly-formed Animal Shelter Task Force will work with the Interim Operations Control Manager to implement best practices at the shelter.

Members of the Mayor’s Task Force will work with the Interim Facility Coordinator and the Division Director in providing daily monitoring of the shelter and of staff.

4) Install Video Cameras

Starting at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 6, operations at the animal shelter can be viewed by web camera 24 hours a day via the City of Memphis’ website: www.memphistn.gov

5) Increase Veterinarian Services

Two Veterinarians will now be contracted to perform services at the shelter.

Eight cameras have now been installed inside the shelter so the public can view what is happening. Wharton says "When you know you are operating in the sunlight, the temptation to cut a corner is not going to be as great.” Wharton also wants more volunteers to monitor the shelter and the employees. Wharton says “This is not a closed society, we want to say this is open, this is your shelter.”

Wharton says one of the reasons he fired the director is because of missing or incomplete paperwork. Wharton says the paperwork problems are connected to drug logs that are supposed to be kept for each dog put to sleep. Wharton said, “If you are lax on these records that could send you to jail, then heaven forbid, what are you going to do about documenting you fed a dog.”


Posted by Blog Owner at 12:43 PM

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Apparently, the surgery was just carried out for research purposes. It was done two years ago, and only just now announced as a means of drumming up publicity for the hospital in China. The donor dog was killed as part of the process.

The chief plastic surgeon at the hospital "is now hoping to attract rich westerners for face change surgery."

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