Thursday, September 2, 2010

Getting Ready

I am getting ready for the 4th annual puppy party. Hoping for good weather. Only once did I have bad weather and that was the very first one. I can't believe that I have been doing dog rescue for so long. I mean in the grand scheme of things it isn't that long but still never thought I would be so involved.

I think about it every once in a while, what would it be like if I didn't do dog rescue... life sure would be boring. Then my husband might be able to talk me into kids.. better stick with dog rescue.. it is almost not as expensive. LOL

To be honest I do think some days of just giving it all up and / or slowing way way way down. Then I get a dog in that is just the sweetest, nicest, dog who gets along with everything is housebroken and I think if I give up he/she would be dead :-(

I wish I wasn't fighting such a loosing battle. I mean really it is a loosing battle. Look at all the people that send me emails about how they want to breed or all the people I run into who don't have a clue about the animal over population problem. Hell let's be honest I once was one of those people who didn't have a clue about the issues with pet overpopulation. I didn't have a clue what "Pet Stores" were all about.

I remember as a kid going to the mall with my best friend and we always stopped in the Puppy Store to look at the puppies. The thought of it now makes me want to throw up.

Is it just me or does it seem there is a lot more information / education about Puppy Mills, over population problem, Pet store issues then there was say 10 years ago? Or is it because I know about it that I see / hear about it more often??

Oprah, News Stations, 48 hours/ 20/20, Animal Planet, there are commercials now all talking about the issues... I don't remember seeing anything like that 10 years ago or is it because I wasn't paying attention?

I really do want to put up Bill Board ads off major highways... I need to get working on that. I know I keep saying it but I need to educate more people. Is that a good way? I wonder what I can do...


Life with 5 dogs said...

A Puppy Party sound like so Much fun, we hope you get great Weather. I am right with you on the whole pet store thing,there are just way to many dogs needing homes sitting in our local shelters.

Linda O. Johnston said...

Have a wonderful puppy party. Keep up the good work with dog rescue. The pups need you!

Gulliver said...

I just saw The Back Up Plan and it was very rescue friendly. Jennifer Lopez worked in the corporate world but after getting a puppy from a pet store, and she points out that he came from a puppy mill, the dog had a lot of health problems and he is now in a doggy wheel chair. She quit her job and bought the pet store, now promoting rescue. There are signs all over in the movie. I thought it was really cool.

Anonymous said...

is there any way you could collaborate with other rescues in our county? seems as though there are plenty of "rescues/shelters" around here. maybe some sort of fundraiser to just raise the cash for the billboard? any one know of a graphic artist that could maybe help with the layout.... just a thought.

ellen said...

I saw that sometimes you need help with transportation. I live in the Cincinnati area and have a truck. If you ever need transport help let me know maybe I could help you out.

Anonymous said...

Mentor Petland is closing this week. Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance (check them out on facebook) and Mercy For Animals have protested the Cleveland area Petlands over the years and several have closed. There is still one in Strongsville and Kamms Corners in the Cleveland area and I know that there's one in Lorain County on Cooper Foster. These protests have seen a lot of success, though they sometimes take time. These closings have been huge victories! I'm sure if there was anyone willing to help, Jen would JUMP at the chance to get more people to these events.