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Some of the Most F*%#ed-Up Family Trees From Last Year’s Crufts Winners

If you know someone who is looking for a new pet in the family help them find one from a shelter:

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I don’t normally write 4 blogs posts in rapid succession on the same topic, but that’s just a measure of my heartache at the thought of those thousand upon thousand unwanted dogs in shelters in the UK, not to mention the 5,000 strays put down every year. I rescued my own gorgeous girl Holly from Manchester Dogs Home. She has been my loving, sweet, gentle companion for 15 years.

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This is Holly enjoying Lake Coniston two years ago.

Multiply the UK numbers by a factor of thousands in the US. Approximately 3.9 million dogs enter animal shelters nationwide every year, with approximately 1.2 million dogs euthanised.

The Westminster Dog Show, the biggest in the US, takes place at pretty much the same time as Crufts and is plagued with the same kind of problems.

Another petition to sign about Crufts

Some of the Most F*%#ed-Up Family Trees From Last Year’s Crufts…

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Good News: The Race Might Soon Be Over

Photo: GREY2K USA

Photo: GREY2K USA

Many people like to gamble, that´s why there are so many casinos spread over the world. Along with gambling comes betting. And betting is often tied to live beings. Boxing, car races … and animal races. The two most favorite races are horse races and greyhound races. Most of those betting on these animals have no idea what a miserable life these animals lead until they either die on the tracks, are killed due to injuries obtained during a race, or are killed once they no longer can perform adequately.

“A Travis County, Texas, judge ruled that racetracks in Texas could not use slot machines to make up for their losses on live racing. This means that the cruelty of dog racing at Gulf Greyhound Park will not be subsidized and two former dog tracks will not re-open as “racinos!” The state’s last operational track will now stand or fall on its own.”

You can read more about greyhound racing here

http://www.grey2kusa.org/about/injuries.html

and more about the story here

http://www.grey2kusa.org/pdf/11-10-14Galv.pdf

Thank you for spreading the word on animal awareness!

 

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Dog Party in Vermont Saturday October 11th, 2014

Photo:Dog Mountain

Photo:Dog Mountain

Photo: Dog Mountain

Photo: Dog Mountain

Photo: Dog Mountain

Photo: Dog Mountain

Stephen Huneck was an artist who dedicated much of his work to dogs. He and his wife Gwen opened up Dog Mountain to the public and since the year 2000 many dog events have taken place in this beautiful part of Vermont. Dogs get to run free and can enjoy some fun times with many other dogs.

One last dog party is coming up:

“Saturday October 11th, noon to 4. It’s our last dog party of the year, and it should be great!

It’s the most beautiful time of the year in New England, and it’s time once again to celebrate the season at Dog Mountain’s annual Fall Dog Party!

There will be a host of activities for the whole family, from foot-tapping live music by Vermont folk duo The Endorsements, to a bounce house for the kids, door prizes, food, dog contests, and more.

We hope you can take the time to grab your camera, hop in the car, and take the scenic ride to leaf-romping, four-legged fun and smiles at Dog Mountain. Your dogs will thank you with many wags of their tail and wet kisses.

The Fall Dog Party 2014 is free to the public and will be held rain or shine

If you would like to help Dog Mountain promote the Fall Dog Party, please print out our poster Here.

Or, if you would like to donate an hour or two of your time to help out at the party, please fill out a volunteer form Here.”

http://www.dogmt.com/Events.html

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Dog Party at Dog Mountain August 2nd, 2014

Alexandra´s Animal Awareness Blog

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Stephen Huneck´s Memory lives on at the Dog Mountain in Vermont. It is not only a place for those who enjoy art work that is deeply connected with his love of animals in general and dog in particular, it is also a place for those who cherish the memory of a four-legged family member they lost, but also a place to bring their living dog for hours of pure fun and frolicking.

So if you are in the Saint Johnsbury, Vermont area around August 2nd, 2014 take your dog here:
“Summer Dog Party August 2nd!
Now that the Labor of Love Weekend is behind us, it’s just two weeks until the Summer Dog Party on August 2nd.”
Please read more here

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Dog Party at Dog Mountain August 2nd, 2014

Photo: Dog Mountain

Photo: Dog Mountain

Stephen Huneck´s Memory lives on at the Dog Mountain in Vermont. It is not only a place for those who enjoy art work that is deeply connected with his love of animals in general and dog in particular, it is also a place for those who cherish the memory of a four-legged family member they lost, but also a place to bring their living dog for hours of pure fun and frolicking.

So if you are in the Saint Johnsbury, Vermont area around August 2nd, 2014 take your dog here:
“Summer Dog Party August 2nd!
Now that the Labor of Love Weekend is behind us, it’s just two weeks until the Summer Dog Party on August 2nd.”
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New Leash on Life Party at Dog Mountain

Dog Mountain, created by Stephen Huneck and his wife Gwen, is something of a dog paradise in New England.

“Dog Mountain is set on 150 acres on a private mountaintop spot in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. The grounds are always open to people and their dogs. Stephen Huneck and his wife, Gwen, bought the property in 1995. They turned the barn into studio space. After Stephen’s unique visionary experience, the Dog Chapel soon followed. The Dog Chapelopened its doors Memorial Day weekend of 2000. The unspoiled haven is covered with hiking trails and dog ponds. Wildflowers abound in the summer and snow-shoeing is a favorite activity in the winter. Year after year, the Dog Chapel and the Stephen Huneck Gallery get more and more visitors from all over the world.

There is no leash law on Dog Mountain. Dogs are not just welcome here, they are cherished! Dogs are free to run, play, swim and best of all meet other dogs! It’s great to hear from tourists and local residents alike how much Dog Mountain means to them and their dogs.”

It is the place to go if you are a dog person, whether or not you have a dog with you does not matter. You are always welcome.

On June 22nd, 2014, there will be a new event:

“We thought, let’s host a day at Dog Mountain where nearby shelters and rescues can come and bring potential adoptees and info on their organizations, and people can come and support their work and maybe find a new canine family member to take home!”

For more information visit

http://www.dogmt.com/dogmountain_news.htmlImageImage

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