On Saturday I went to the 5th annual Paddlin’ For Paws Fun-Raiser at Chimney Cove on Lake Wedowee. Many people turned out to see cardboard boat racing in the water. And yes some boats did not make it and sank. The rain thankfully held off until the very end!
This event raised money for the Randolph County Animal Shelter. Since opening on November 2007, over 1300 adoptions have taken place. RCAS has one of the highest adoption rates in Alabama. And I think everyone had a great time!
Tonight I wanted to show this video that could make you cry. The group Save Our Street Dogs in Singapore picked up a stray dog and they named it Ol’ Boy. Ol’ Boy was a stray dog who a member of the public spotted to be in distress and asked the group to help him. After trying to save him everyone knew he was about to pass away. They decided to take him home for his final hours of life and the moment was touching. The dog was happy and wagging its tail! All he wanted was some love! After he passed away to the rainbow bridge they cremated him and spread his ashes at a beach the dog showed the people.
Pets are always a part of the family and they should not be mistreated. This video shows the compassion of animals to people. And I liked this video! I love what Save Our Street Dogs said about Ol’ Boy.
What started out to be a routine rescue turned out to be a lesson in life and death which we will never forget. All sentient beings, humans and dogs alike, should be allowed to die in dignity. Run free, Ol’ Boy.
Tonight I wanted to share this great video from Gone to the Snow Dogs. In a parody of the Gotye song Somebody That I Used to Know; this video brings awareness to animal shelters across the country. This song called Some Owner That I Used to Know shows the reasons why you should not abandon a pet at an animal shelter. Dogs, cats and other pets are part of a family. And you should never abuse your pets or abandon them! I know this is a huge problem in the state of Alabama. This video also brings up awareness of pets at shelters. Consider adopting a pet at your local animal shelter!
And in Alabama we have a great organization to help protect the welfare of animals. The Alabama Voters for Responsible Animal Legislation is working to bring better laws to protect animals in Alabama. For more information on AVRAL go to: http://www.alabamavotesforanimals.org/ Enjoy the video below!
On Saturday I went to the 4th annual Paddlin’ For Paws Fun-Raiser at Chimney Cove on Lake Wedowee. Many people turned out to see cardboard boat regattas racing in the water. And yes some boats did not make it and sank. This event raised money for the Randolph County Animal Shelter. And I think everyone had a great time! Enjoy the photos and video of this fun event.
I am an huge animal lover. I got it from my mom to repsect animals. They have feelings too and want to be respected just like people do. And abusing animals is the worst thing you can do. But look at these statistics from the ASPCA.
Twenty-five percent of dogs who enter local shelters are purebred.
Only 10 percent of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. About 75 percent of owned pets are neutered.
Five out of ten dogs in shelters and seven out of ten cats in shelters are destroyed simply because there is no one to adopt them.
This is a great time of the year to consider adopting an animal from a local animal shelter. Kids just love to have a pet and adults will have the comfort of knowing that a pet does not care how rough your day was. They will come for you with a wagging tail knowing that you care about them. And adopting a pet from an animal shelter reduces the pet population from a shelter and less pets are euthanized. Another fact to consider is getting a pet who is either spayed or neutered. This makes the pet behave better and reduces the pet population. You can either go to an local animal shelter as a family to adopt a pet or even better. Get a gift certificate so they can go down to an animal shelter to choose the right pet. So give an pet the best wish from Santa Paws. Give them a good and loving home for the holidays!