Spay Day: 2/23/10

Vote for Miss Moneypenny in the Spay Day Photo Contest!

https://photocontest.humanesociety.org/contest.html?page=viewInd&id=56671&contestId=2


As many of you may know, I am not the biggest fan of HSUS because of their archaic beliefs in regards to animal rights and welfare.  In case you do not know, HSUS is as anti-nokill as an animals rights group can get (they are right up there with the ASPCA).  They prefer to kill an animal rather than have it be homeless, believe that feral cats should all be killed, wanted Vick’s dogs to all be killed (see a pattern here?).  Unfortunately, HSUS believes that doing business as usual like they have been for decades is the way to go.  I understand that it is hard to admit that what you have been doing for so long is not the best way to go about things.  But these are living creatures we are talking about, so HSUS needs to suck it up (to put it eloquently), admit their mistake, and make the switch to the nokill philosophy.


Now, let’s be honest, while I do not approve of all their tactics I do support some of the things they do (it’s pretty hard for an animal rights group to be 100% bad).  HSUS has the money to air rather emotional television advertisements that educate the viewer on adopting rather than buying.  They also have Spay Day…

Spay Day, taking place Tuesday, February 23rd,  is an amazing event where shelters across the nation fix as many animals as possible in a day (some shelters actually take more time!).  And these animals are not just their own.  In fact, the majority of the animals being fixed are those already in homes or feral cats.  So this is a great event for getting the word out about spaying/neutering as well as actually getting a lot of unaltered animals fixed so we don’t have to worry about them having any more litters (or health problems such as cancer).  

So your vote donation is not directly going to HSUS, but actually going to the organizations participating in Spay Day; they will use your donation to help pay for the surgeries.  Plus your vote goes towards supporting Miss Moneypenny in her attempt in becoming the cutest puppy mill rescue of all time!  This little lady was rescued from Wallace Haven’s “Puppy Haven” facility, where at the ripe old age of one already had had a litter, had two ear infections, two bad knees requiring surgery, was completely matted, and was covered in urine since cleaning cages or letting dogs out of cages aren’t really a priority at puppy mills.  Penny now spends her days sleeping on couches and beds, cuddling with her humans, eating really expensive dog food, going for walks, and playing with her mouse toy. 🙂

So please support Spay Day and vote for Miss Moneypenny!  And if you are interested in spaying/neutering your pet, please contact your vet!  It is the best thing you can do for your companion animal.  If you need more information on the benefits of spay/neuter, please see here:  http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/spayneuter/spay-neuter-top-ten.html
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