How to Save 100% of Americas Animal Shelter Dogs and Cats. The average shelter euthanizes 35% of the dogs and cats they take in. That 35% is classified as “Problem Behavior”. Sorry to say but at that classification, many humans would have to be put down as well. This must change. We can save one-third of all shelter animals if shelters devote more resources to retraining. The www.GreenPetsAmerica.org Charities “tag Line” since 2007 has been “Rescue -Retrain -Rehome” Retrain is how we will save America’s shelter animals.
Love Stories of the Human Animal Bond. Each year Green Pets America creates a theme for the year. There are so many critical needs in the animal welfare nonprofit area that if we have learned anything since starting in 2007 it is this; if we do not focus our energies in one area per year we will fall into the proverbial, herding cats strategy; running all over but going nowhere.
My passion for sharing the Love Story of the Human & Animal bond still burns bright in 2021.I hope you will enjoy our latest short Video Creation on this subject below – “Living in the Moment” Please watch it on YouTube, and if you like its simple message please give it a “Like” and “Comment” so we can spread this message for awakening in all humanity the critical need today for an ever-dearer, and ever closer human & animal bond.
My heart tells me by raising awareness and reawakening humanity’s long and deep human & animal bond; we can change the global direction relative to our broken food system, factory farming, human deaths from the way we eat, species extinction, deforesting, and climate disruptions to our daily lives.
Whether you’re a lover of dogs, wild about horses, or crazy about cats, animal stories make us smile inside at the thought of the love we feel for our four-legged friends. A respect and love for our companion animals is a deep part of most cultures. Humans have been sharing their lives with animals from time immemorial. Companion animals have been found in the Tombs of the Egyptian Kings. And the simple burial plots of peasants.
We all know that animals have a profound effect on us. Just stroking your dog or combing your cat can make you happy and de-stress you. Besides, having a dog gives you a great excuse to get out and exercise. Whether that means running along a park trail or simply taking a walk around your neighborhood, your canine companion can help you get into better physical shape. Studies also suggest people who love and care for animals are more trustworthy, approachable and compassionate to all being.
Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.” – George Eliot
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains un-awakened.” Anatole Frances
For 2021 our theme is “Celebrating the Human & Animal Bond” Human nature being what it is, people don’t really like to be told what to do. Or shamed into doing the right thing. We humans achieve our full humaneness when we are inspired to do loving things, not forced to. Living by that axiom we believe that we can help more animals, offer brighter viewpoints and in the end save more animals lives and by focusing on the love we all share for animals.
With that said our program for 2021 is, Love Stories – stories of the human & animal bond. We will author, and most importantly, open up to all who love animals the opportunity to write and share with us their Love Story of their human & animal bond. We hope to publish them regularly. And, some may be included in a new book we plan to publish in 2022.
Additionally perhaps one may even become a TEDx Dupree Park talk should we be able to assemble a new team, and Patrons to produce a TEDx Dupree Park live event in 2021. As you know our 2020 event was very uplifting and successful, and although planned to be held live, as most all planned events in 2020, it had to produced in Virtual format.
Below is a kickoff Video and article to give you all an idea of this years theme. As all creative and artistic happenings, this will grow and expand; and where it winds up we just have to see. I think we will all agree however that 2020 has been a great teacher on planning vs real world outcomes.
NEW LOVE STORY VIDEO
Are Dogs Happier than Humans?
The Worlds Oldest Dog
The Love Story of Bramble the World’s Oldest Living Dog
Many vegetarians and vegans feed healthful, meatless diets to their companion animals. According to an article by PETA, one long life, healthy vegan dog example is that of Bramble, a 27-year-old border collie whose vegan diet of rice, lentils, and organic vegetables earned her consideration by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest living dog in 2002.
Bramble, a blue merle Border Collie, lived in the UK. What’s most amazing about Bramble is he actually lived on a vegan only diet of rice, organic veggies and lentils. Bramble’s life long owner owner said she ate only once a day and exercised a lot.
Anne Heritage, was a vegan herself. She just fed Bramble a big bowl of vegan dinner every evening. She explains that Bramble “was an inspiration and it just goes to show that if we eat the right things and keep on exercising, our pets and ourselves can extend our life”.
Seven Human Years for Every One Dog Year. The age of 189 years old comes from the common usage of counting 7 human years for every one dog year. This method is sometimes debated, but any way you count it – Bramble lived a long, well loved, and exceptionally healthy life.
So, do you have a Story you want to share with the World?
We can’t wait to hear it!
Minimal criteria for each Story submission.
Word Count: 350 to 500 Words.
Uplifting and positive in tone.
Focus on the Human & Animal Bond.
A positive teaching or life lesson.
Original & your own story.
Well written. Grammar, spelling and punctuation edited.
Please send your Love Story in MS Word format to Steve@GreenPetsAmerica.org
If there is a heaven, it’s certain our animals are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven with our own, it would take more than an archangel to detangle them.” – Pam Brown
For those of us who share your lives with pets, we hoe these pet quotes and stories will make you smile. Don’t forget to share them with someone who loves pets just as much as you so that they can smile, as well.
The Truth On Heart Stick Animal Shelter Killing.
Heart stick euthanasia is an intracardiac lethal injection. It is a barbaric and extremely inhumane way to euthanize a live un-sedated shelter animal.
According to Dr. Bonnie Beaver, a nationally respected veterinarian doctor and professor of veterinary medicine who is considered a euthanasia expert by the American Veterinary Medical Association. “Intracardial injections are difficult to administer effectively on fully conscious animals because, in the animal, the lungs and the heart are constantly moving.”
In heart stick euthanasia, an intracardiac lethal injection a live un-sedated shelter animal is stabbed in its heart with a needle and syringe containing sodium pentobarbital. The long needle is pounded through the chest wall and severs layers of muscle into the dog heart.
On a shelter pet that isn’t sedated or comatose prior to the stabbing into the heart, it is very hard to do because the dogs’ body is in constant motion, trying not to be violently killed by the persons holding it down. It’s not uncommon for the shelter worker administering the heart stick injection to miss and accidentally punctures the lungs and causes them to fill up with fluid.
To say the least, this is a barbaric way to kill a conscious and frightened dog in this day and age. Will people who are supposed to caring for homeless animals in supposed “shelters” do anything to save time and money?
This is one of the reasons I could no longer be a dog rescuer. I could not physically and emotionally step a foot into an animal shelter. In many shelters the average adoption rate is 50% adopted, 50% euthanized. We rescued as many as we could. As we walked the halls we knew those left behind may not be adopted, and would, in the next day face a tragic end. Today at Green Pets America our work is activism and education.
While many community animal shelters have stopped this brutal way to kill an animal, some shelters still do it as it saves the shelter money. These inhumane acts are complicity condoned by the elected officials that oversee our community animal shelters. The shelter Directors and staff along with our elected officials turn a blind eye to this brutal method of euthanizing live un-sedated dogs and cats.
If a third-world country did this everyone would be up in arms, yet we allow this in America. This is not a compassionate way to treat a sentient being that feels pain and possesses emotions just as we human animals do.
We all know the statistics: every year America’s animal shelters kill four million dogs and cats in their care. Killing our homeless and discarded companion animals is inhumane and unnecessary in this 21st century. We are not barbarians; we are kind and compassionate people who love our companion animals.
- We rarely ask for donations, but frankly, non-profits cannot do their work alone. It takes a Tribe to ruffle feathers, get in people’s faces, push elected officials to change from the ways of the past.
Together as a compassionate and unafraid tribe of animal welfare activists, we will end the barbaric practice of killing homeless shelter animals: Especially the never disclosed practices of gas chambers and heart stick injections into conscious animals, fighting for their last breath on this earth.
Please donate now to Green Pets America Charities a 12-year humanitarian all-volunteer animal welfare no-profit … dedicated to activism, education, and saving the lives of shelter animals. Recognized by our home city and the State of Georgia for working for families and companion animals in need.
Thank you, Steve Monahan
Founder, Executive Director, Green Pets America.org
Truth On Heart Stick Animal Shelter Killing by Green Pets America Charities – gpaCharities.org
Green Pets America Charities Mission ending the barbaric practice of killing shelter animals via gas chambers and heart stick injections.
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