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Friday, June 26, 2009

Thanks to the support of advocates like you, California celebrated an incredible victory for 20 million animals last November with the passage of Prop 2, the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act.

The Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) has been building on the momentum of Prop 2, taking the fight for animals to the California legislature. As you read this, legislation to protect farm animals, dogs, and wildlife is making progress in Sacramento -- but we desperately need your help to get these bills over the finish line.

Hens suffering in cages -- A.B. 1437 would ban the sale of eggs from caged hens. Prop 2 banned the extreme confinement of laying hens in cages so small the birds can't even stretch their wings, and A.B. 1437 would require that all whole eggs sold in California meet that same basic humane standard.

Dogs languishing in puppy mills -- A.B. 241 would crack down on abusive puppy mills by limiting the number of dogs who can be confined in these large-scale production facilities, where man’s best friend is treated not like a family pet but like a cash crop.
Dogs being forced to fight -- Two bills to upgrade California’s anti-dogfighting laws are on the move. A.B. 242 strengthens the penalties for attending a dogfight, since the spectators fuel this criminal enterprise by paying their admission fees and gambling wagers. And S.B. 318 would allow the forfeiture of property connected with dogfighting.

Cows suffering on dairy farms -- S.B. 135 would ban the painful and unnecessary tail docking of dairy cows in the nation’s number-one dairy state and send a message far and wide that animals should not be mutilated just for convenience.
Wild animals being poached -- A.B. 708 would increase penalties for illegal poaching of wildlife.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tamir's Animal Rescue League 09

Check us out at www.tamirsanimalrescueleague.com

Tamir Yardenne

Keep Your Dog Cool in the Summer

Keep Your Dog Cool in the Summer

Dogs do not sweat. When you see Fido panting, that’s him trying to cool off. Works great in normal climates and during weather that isn’t too warm. But when the temperature starts rising, it’s time to start taking measures to keep Fido cool, because all the panting in the world isn’t going to make him comfortable in the heat of summer. Some tips on how to help your pooch beat the heat:

Baby Pool full of cool water – or a basin for smaller dogs. Just make sure they can enter and exit easily.
Ice in the water bowl. This will keep the water cool and some dogs love to chew on the ice! Make sure there is triple the amount of water available than you would normally leave. Dogs consume a LOT of water on hot days.
If your dog is going to be outdoors, make SURE that there is ALWAYS a shady spot for him to lay in.
Don’t leave your pooch in the car. (I know you all know this... enough said!)

Keep Your Dog Cool in the Summer

Keep Your Dog Cool in the Summer

Dogs do not sweat. When you see Fido panting, that’s him trying to cool off. Works great in normal climates and during weather that isn’t too warm. But when the temperature starts rising, it’s time to start taking measures to keep Fido cool, because all the panting in the world isn’t going to make him comfortable in the heat of summer. Some tips on how to help your pooch beat the heat:

Baby Pool full of cool water – or a basin for smaller dogs. Just make sure they can enter and exit easily.
Ice in the water bowl. This will keep the water cool and some dogs love to chew on the ice! Make sure there is triple the amount of water available than you would normally leave. Dogs consume a LOT of water on hot days.
If your dog is going to be outdoors, make SURE that there is ALWAYS a shady spot for him to lay in.
Don’t leave your pooch in the car. (I know you all know this... enough said!)

The Humane Society / Stop Puppy Mills