Enjoy today’s article on 25 green plants to grow in your garden friendly to your pet.
Enjoy today’s article on 25 green plants to grow in your garden friendly to your pet.
ANIMAL WELFARE IN AMERICA BEST AND WORST OF TIMES.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way. Charles Dickens. 1859
THIS QUOTE ON THE TIMES THEN IN AMERICA WAS WRITTEN BY CHARLES DICKENS ALMOST 160 YEARS AGO. DOES IT SOUND EERILY LIKE TODAY?
What does this quote have to do with pets, pet food and animal welfare? Well to me it parallels what’s going on today in 2017 in animal welfare and animal care.
THE BEST OF TIMES: We used to kill 8 million pets yearly, now less pets are being killed in shelters. Dog and cat ownership is up. People now care for pets like family members. Some pets even better than other family members:}
Healthier pet food is being rolled out. More human grade pet food is becoming available. People are bonding closer and closer with their pets. Animal rights laws are being passed globally.
THE WORST OF TIMES: In 2017 3.5 million dogs and cats are still killed in America yearly. People are becoming more and more selfish, taking their pet to a shelter or stopping their car and pushing their pet out and driving off. This happened this week in Woodstock. I was called to help. Pet food companies are putting poisoned downed animal meat into our pet’s food. Large pet food companies like are lying about the benefits of their products. And more families are struggling to feed themselves and feed their pets. And families are struggling to pay for medical care for themselves and their beloved family pet as well.
So what do we do in these parallel times of Light and darkness? At Green Pets we believe the answer is not turning against one another, but coming together as a local community to work on our challenges. To continue to care for one another. To embracing hope, looking forward together as compassionate, higher thinking human beings to a brighter future. And dare I say it: Loving ourselves, one another and our pets.
For while it is a global world the reality is that most everything that impacts us is locally. Please support your local nonprofits that are making a difference in local lives. Charities that are doing what needs to be done so we can get on with our lives.
Support local nonprofits that are caring for families, women, children and pets. Please support wonderful places and people like Papas Pantry, Ahimsa House, Must Ministries, and yes…Green pets America Charities.
“While others live in the winter of despair, let us bond together as a community in the coming spring of hope.
ANIMAL WELFARE IN AMERICA BEST AND WORST OF TIMES, From Steven Monahan, Founder-Executive Director of Green Pets America Charities. Steven shares his insights, expertise and opinions on the human animal bond; including, nutrition, pet food, total wellness, animal welfare and animal rights. As well as news, trends and developments in the global pet industry.
Who Is The Teacher Dog Or Man?. There are two realities. Love and Hate. At Green Pets we live with both.
I AM LOVE
MAN CAN BREAK MY BODY
MAN CAN TORTURE ME
MAN CAN KILL ME
BUT MAN CANNOT KILL MY SOUL
MAN CANNOT KILL MY LOVE FOR MANKIND
FOR I AM DOG
I AM LOVE
LEARN FROM ME
When I peer into the eyes of a dog, I see love. Some look into the same eyes and see hate. The eyes of a dog are a mirror into the dogs soul. They are also a mirror into the Soul of the viewer. If a man is full of hate, he will see only hate in the dogs eyes. For that man cannot see anything but hate wherever he looks.
The person who looks into the eyes of a dog who has love in her or his heart cannot see hate. That person can only see Love reflected back. That person has love in their heart and the love in their heart and the Dogs heart for them is reflected back.
We in animal rescue can rescue dogs, but cannot rescue mankind. One either has a soul or does not. One sees love or cannot. One can only see hate or love. We cannot see both at the same moment. We who see love must care for the dogs that are on this earth.
Mankind and Dogs are caught up in the same mysterious invisible net we call life. Dogs are not owned by man. We are two equal species, two equal souls caught together.
Who is the teacher Dog or man?
Who Is The Teacher Dog or Man, by Steven Monahan. Steven is the Founder-Executive Director of Green Pets America Charities, Steven Monahan, Founder-Executive Director of Green Pets America Charities, shares his insights, expertise and opinions on the human animal bond; including, nutrition, pet food, holistic wellness, animal welfare and animal rights. As well as news, trends and developments in the global pet industry.
Green Pets not basic rescue the dogs nonprofit. Hi, I’m Steven Monahan, Founder-Executive Director of Green Pets Charities. On this site I share my insights, expertise and opinions on the human animal bond; including, nutrition, pet food, total wellness, animal welfare and animal rights: As well as news, trends and developments in the global pet industry.
The vision of Green Pets is in its name. Pets are a precious resource to be sustained and not thrown away. Green Pets believes pets are not disposable but rather a resource that needs to be rescued, renewed and rehomed. Founded in Atlanta, GA in 2007. Gold Star Rated 501c3 Non-Profit Organization. Recognized by the State Senate of Georgia and City Council of Woodstock for our works to the State and Community.
In the past 10 years, GPA have rescued, renewed and rehomed almost 1,000 death row shelter animals throughout Georgia.
Dog Food was given to places like Papas Pantry, Must Ministries, and The Cherokee Animal Shelter. A need was filled by helping families keep their pets with them when the tough times hit.
Green Pets helped children needing service dog to help them live to the best of their abilities.
Green Pets is keenly aware a phenomenon called “Black Dog Syndrome”. It’s a sad truth that leaves black dogs in shelters much longer than their tan furred brethren. Just like certain breeds, dogs shouldn’t be judged on the color of their fur or their breed.
Green Pets helped honor our local working K9s by providing a fenced in area at the Woodstock police station for a K9 outdoor “break room”. Our police K9 is on the job protecting us 24/7 and Green Pets America believes we all should love and celebrate these working officers, with the dignity, honor and respect they deserve.
Steve Monahan, Green Pets Founder, said; Green Pets is not your basic rescue the dogs nonprofit. In our day to day efforts, we seek to fill the gaps in animal welfare that exist in providing needed resources to keep families and their beloved pets remain bonded together in hard times.
We listen to families and their individual needs. It may be helping with funds to pay for routine veterinary care for a beloved pet. Or emergency care when a dog or cat is injured. It even means providing resources for spay and neutering.
As Green Pets takes a moment to look back on the last 10 years, we look to the future and helping our surrounding area to “Live Green” with their pets. Our Pets are so precious to us, as they give us unconditional love, we should all be giving them a chance to live healthy, happy and safe.
Warning Horse Meat Found Pet Food. Evangers Dog Food plans to recall all pet foods with beef for concerns over Pentobarbital in the food.
Joel Sher, VP of Evangers admitted to a reporter that DNA analysis found horse meat in their pet food. Independent testing results showed beef, as well as horse DNA.
The results are surprising considering the FDA also conducted species analysis testing on the implicated pet food and they confirmed it was beef. The FDA said in a statement:
In another admission on another website, Joel Sher also confessed that the company plans to recall all Evanger’s pet food products containing chunks of beef. The article states,all of the company’s foods containing “chunk beef” will be recalled.
It is unclear, at this point, which brands with beef or “chunks” of beef will be recalled. A search of Evanger’s website revealed it’s Hunk of Beef style pet food products are no longer sold on their website.
It is also unclear whether the reason for the pending recalls will be for adulteration with horse meat or fears that other brands may also contain pentobarbital or both.
This news that other Evanger’s brands are in the process of being recalled is not particularly surpising. The FDA could not confidently say whether other brands did not also contain the deadly drug.
This news comes on the heels of an FDA warning consumers not feed certain lots of Evanger’s pet food to their animals. The FDA press release cautioned: “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising pet owners and caretakers not to feed their pets certain lots of Evanger’s. Including canned Hunk of Beef or Against the Grain,Grain Free Pulled Beef with Gravy canned dog food. Unopened cans from both brands were found to contain pentobarbital, a barbiturate.
Steven Monahan, Founder- Executive Director Green Pets America Charities, shares his insights, expertise and opinions on the human animal bond; including, nutrition, pet food, total wellness, animal welfare, animal rights. As well as news, trends and developments in the global pet industry.