“One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.” - Nikola Tesla
Hello everyone, it is today I’m writing with horrible news. I don’t know if anyone who sees this has seen my last post but if not I’ll do a quick recap
So my cat came home after a few days of being missing, there are a lot of cats missing in my neighborhood and there is someone stealing cats from backyards and in the alley where most outdoor cats in our neighborhood hang out. Smokey, my cat, came home looking like the picture above, with a huge tear in his throat. Someone had abused him while he was missing. We took him to the vet and the vet said “The surgery would cost $888” and we do not have that money, I live with my Mom in a small house we rent and my father does not pay child support, meaning what little money we get from my Mom working, it goes to rent and utilities. We did have a little money saved up, but my uncle has passed away and we used it to go towards his funeral and airplane tickets. We told the vet we did not have the money and he said after debating it that he would do it for free. We were overwhelmed, Smokey got his surgery done.
Turns out, the surgery did not go as planned and we are being forced to pay a total of $1000 for his surgery. We honestly cannot pay it, and if we don’t pay it they will refuse to do any more work on him, meaning removing the stitches and the big straw in his throat that removed liquids. Therefore he will die.
So I am turning to tumblr, I’ve seen you guys preform miracles, and all I am asking is if you can get word around. See even donating $5 is a lot and will be going to paying off his surgery. I need your help. I love Smokey he is my 4 year old handsome baby. He is so much more then a cat, he is a part of my family, and we can’t see him go
My paypal email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Go to this link to donate: https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/send-money-online
Thank you everyone so much! This was posted as of 08/01/2013
Edit: Anyone that donates can tell me their URL and I will put their URL on my blog forever with a sign saying to follow you! Also, if we do raise the money, which I believe we can, I will keep everyone updated with pictures! We can do this you guys! <3
EDIT!!! EVERYBODY!!! WE HAVE RAISED ENOUGH FOR SMOKEY DEAREST! WE JUST HIT $1000 AND I’M CRYING FROM HAPPINESS!!! <3 If you wish to keep on donating then you most certainly can! Any extra money will be going towards any unseen surgeries that may have to take place! I will be updating everyone with photos of him as he slowly gets better!!! <3 Thank you so so so much for donating!!
Why Declawing is a Bad Idea (An 1-minute guide)
This is very important
My family adopted a cat whose previous owner declawed her. She had nowhere else to go and couldn’t stay in a shelter room with any other cats since she was continuously bullied without defense. We ended up taking her since we own an extremely docile cat, and she’s now living a happy life. But declawing is never a good idea.
seriously it is literally mutilating your pet it is monstrous i will lose all respect for you if you do this to your cat
God, this is so important. I got my cat when I was younger and my mom declawed him without asking me. Since then he’s had complications with infections in the poorly healed surgical wounds multiple times and he’s frequently in pain. He limps almost all the time and rarely ever jumps down from anything higher than waist hight because of how much the impact of landing on his front paws hurts. For the love of god, do not put your cat through this.
If you value a piece of furniture more than your cat’s quality of life and/or are too ignorant to respect their space so you don’t get scratched, for fucks sake don’t get a cat.
Ever wondered how Tilikum feels in confinement in relation to his size? The WDC replicated the tank dimensions of the pool he spends the most time in (the underwater viewing area) into human terms so you really can get a perspective on what his life is like.
I rarely ever do this but she melts my heart. Poor little baby Hope was chained up, doused in kerosene and set on fire by her owner who has since been arrested. She may have some permanent eye damage but that is the least of her struggles. You can donate here to help with her medical expenses so she can receive the treatment she needs. Every little bit counts so even though they have surpassed their goal I still suggest you donate even a tiny amount. I have zero tolerance for people who hurt innocent animals they are just sick and disgusting. What could this precious little baby have done to deserve such a thing? All I can say is he will get his and I hope it’s just as painful for him as it is for her.
I put my fish in time out because he kept trying to eat my other fish.
I hope that little fucker learned his lesson
hE looks sO sAD
probably because he can’t fucking breathe because you put him in a seale container that’s like 200 sizes too small for him
FISHES BREATHE WATER
fish breathe oxygen in the water and there’s no source of oxygen for the water because it’s a closed bag.
humans breathe air but if i stuff you in a big ole ziplock bag and seal it like that it’ll be a short fuckin time before you suffocate i guarantee it.
Well, it IS supposed to be punishment…
>puts carnivorous fish in with other fish
>surprise when carnivorous fish tries to eat other fish
>assume fish even have the capacity to unlearn carnivorous behavior
>”punish” fish by putting it in an environment where it can’t possibly survive
>assumedly get shocked when fish doesn’t survive
what the fucking fuck i fucking hate when people pull this asshole shit on their pets
So I saw this today on Pinterest and then found the Etsy link and I have to make a small PSA.
Please do not ever ever ever keep your betta (or any fish for that matter) in a permanent tank this small. EVER.
The seller claims that betta don’t need aeration, filtration, or a lot of water to live a long and healthy life of two years, so a wine bottle is the perfect fashionable tank for them. This is a lie.
Small tanks mean low water temp, which makes betta, a tropical fish, sick. Any good betta tank will have a heater that can be regulated to 80 degrees.
The smallest tank any betta should live in is one gallon, which is nearly three times as much as a wine bottle (or those stupid “betta vases”) will hold. Betta will thrive much better in a three gallon or larger tank.
There is nowhere in this jar for the betta to hide when he’s scared or nap when he’s tired. They do enjoy playing with their humans, but they need some aquarium decor to interact with when you’re not around.
The seller suggests cleaning the tank once a week and that filtration isn’t needed, but bettas eat and poop just like any other fish and create waste that is harmful to them. The small amount of water in this jar should be changed daily, not weekly, to avoid ammonia buildup and remove uneaten food crud. Of course, a daily water change could be avoided with a good sized tank and a nice, slow-current filter.
This person has already sold a number of these upcycled tanks to people who don’t know any better about betta care, and it makes me so sad that their beautiful fish are living unhappy lives.
Imagine having to live in a broom closet where all you can do is stand straight up and turn around a lot and that’s what people are doing to bettas with this kind of shit.
Bettas need at least several gallons of water, it needs to be filtered and cleaned, they need a hiding place and they like something they can lie on other than the ground. They perch. They like having a little bed.
can we just take a moment to realize that not only did it paint an elephant it painted it to give the illusiaon of depth
“I was recently sent an email video which shows an elephant painting a picture of an elephant holding a flower over its head and was asked to comment on it. As you may or may not know, I returned home last night after my 7th trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand, where the video was shot. I can tell you with absolute certainty that elephant did not create that picture out of a need for a creative outlet. It was trained to follow the mahout’s (trainer) command and was purely following orders out of fear of the abuse it suffered during the training process.
If you look closely during the wide angle shots you will see other mahouts standing on their elephant’s left side and they too are leading their elephant during the process. The close ups show an elephant’s trunk moving a paint brush across a canvas and it appears to be creating a picture, except it is taking commands from its mahout who is out of the shot.
The training process is called the ‘pajaan’ or ‘crush’ and is centuries old and is used throughout Asia today. It involves taking a 3-year-old baby from its mother’s side and roping it into a small bamboo cage in which it cannot move except to breathe. Of course the elephant fights for its freedom and is beaten, poked with sharp bamboo, starved, dehydrated, and sleep-deprived until it submits to its captors’ demands. The process may take a week, depending on how long it takes to ‘crush’ the elephant’s spirit. About 50% of the babies die from the process and the survivors are left with physical and emotional scars for the rest of their lives.
The demand for elephant paintings comes mostly from Japan, Europe, and the US, and the motivation from the Thai people is purely financial since a single painting can fetch several thousand dollars. I honestly hope that if people knew the true process for creating a picture, they would not offer any support at all for it. So PLEASE tell your friends, family, anyone who will listen: DO NOT SUPPORT ELEPHANT PAINTINGS IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM!”
From Nathan Winograd:PETA’s 2013 statistics from the State Veterinarian with the Virginia Department of Agriculture are now available. According to the records, PETA took in 894 dogs in 2013. They killed 629 of them, or seven out of 10. They also sent 227 to kill shelters, where they were either killed or potentially displaced other dogs who were killed. That’s a high-end 96% rate of killing associated with their intake of dogs. They rehomed only 35, a paltry 4%.
They also took in 1,281 cats and killed 1,164, nine out of 10 of them. They sent another 100 to kill shelters, where they were either killed or potentially displaced other cats who were killed. That’s a high-end 99% rate of killing associated with their intake of cats. They rehomed only 16 or 1%.
The records can be found here: http://bit.ly/1dL07Tu
In the past, PETA was defiant, claiming their job was to kill the young and old, the healthy and sick, even those they themselves described as “adoptable,” “adorable,” “healthy,” and “perfect.” They did so even after promising to find them homes, injecting them with a fatal dose of poison within minutes instead. Ingrid Newkirk has called the overdose of poison a “gift.” Since 1999, roughly 2,000 animals a year have been systematically slaughtered by PETA, well over 90% with only 1% being adopted (and then primarily to staff ). Over 30,000 animals have lost their lives at the hands of PETA and they do not deny it.
PETA still takes in and kills about 2,000 animals a year. That has not changed. Now under increasing scrutiny because of the wide ranging success of the No Kill movement and greater exposure of their killing, what has changed is the excuse. Their defiant view that killing even healthy animals is a “gift” has given way to apologia that all the animals they take in and kill are suffering, even while they refuse to provide individual veterinary records for all the animals, even as a newspaper quoted a senior PETA spokesperson as admitting that half the animals they took in last year were healthy, and even as they send animals to kill shelters for possible adoption, putting them either on death row or displacing others in those shelters to be killed.
PETA says they have over 3,000,000 supporters and they take in over 30,000,000 dollars a year. With that kind of outreach, surely they could have found those animals a home, with minimal effort. Why send them to shelters which already claim they have no choice but to kill because they get too many as it is? Why? Because killing is what they do and what they believe in.
This is the same organization that has called for every shelter to kill every pit bull, even friendly ones: http://bit.ly/XrvcKf
This is the same organization that tells shelters to kill animals, rather than work with rescuers and foster parents: http://bit.ly/ZAnrvQ
That claims that animals do NOT have a right to life: http://bit.ly/1lzfQMH
That lied to people and killed healthy animals they promised to find homes for within minutes in the back of a van: www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/death-squad/
That has a history of putting 90% of animals to death within 24 hours, including healthy and treatable ones, without making an effort to find them homes:http://bit.ly/1eHkWlD
That put to death puppies they described as healthy, adoptable, adorable and perfect: www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/photos/
That celebrates when shelters kill, even after four years of not doing so:http://vimeo.com/48651351
And that complains when over 10,000 animals are adopted in a single day, rather than killed: www.nathanwinograd.com/?p=13122
Don’t take my word for it. Look at the evidence for yourself:www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/documents/
Look at the photographs: www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/photos/
When you donate to PETA, you pay for the killing of animals.
Please note: As an ethical vegan and (now former) PETA volunteer who thought they shared my views about the rights of animals, I do not criticize PETA because they believe animals shouldn’t be exploited or killed, but because they do not. I do. Animals should have a right to life.
I’m sorry that you had to see this pictures, but have you ever heard about the Surabaya Zoo? It’s the biggest zoo in Indonesia and it is, basically, a place for animals to die in the most horrible ways. They don’t have vets, they hardly ever clean the place, staff sells animal’s food, some of them are in really small cages…
You see the giraffe on the picture? It ate 20kg of plastic bags cause it was starving and all there was to eat was garbage. About 25 animals die per month.
The government doesn’t care about the zoo and ONGs have problems to release the animals cause most of them are not in healthy conditions to just go back to their true homes.
SIGN THE PETITION TO SHUT DOWN SURABAYA ZOO! Help to make a change. Reblog it. Post it on all your social medias. Invite your friends to join. Tell everyone you know about it.
holy jesus fuck, this zoo is STILL open??? its been months since i’ve seen petitions going around for this. shits fucked.
Please fucking sign this!
Imagine going to someone’s house and seeing a cat in a cage. Shocked, you ask why they would be kept in such atrocious conditions. The person replies that there is absolutely nothing wrong with the housing due to the fact that the cat has food, water, room to move about and a place to sleep. You would be extremely concerned for the animal in this cage- nothing about this animals cage is appropriate for its needs. It doesn’t have separate areas for its most basic needs such as eating and using the bathroom. It doesn’t even have room to move. It would have to poop in the same area it sleeps! So how come it is perfectly acceptable to keep a betta in a tiny bowl where it has to eat, sleep and poop in the same small area? It isn’t is it. Just think about it, bettas live in rice paddies in tropical Thailand. Stop reading this and google “rice paddies in Thailand. You see? Petra’s do not live in muddy, little puddles. They live in huge, blackwater ponds full of plants. Tell me now how a bowl is a suitable habitat for a betta. You can’t can you? Please, keep your bettas in a suitable home. All you need is a tank with a capacity of at least 10 liters (approx 2.5 gal) 20 liters (5.3 gal) is even better. They also absolutely need a heater as they are a tropical fish and a filter due to the fact that just as any fish, they produce waste that eventually turns into ammonia. With this basic equipment, a suitably decorated tank and abit of TLC a betta will be able to live for upto 5 (sometimes more) years. Please take proper care of your bettas, they are living, breathing animals with emotions to. I mean, you wouldn’t keep a cat in a cage would you?
-The pigs usually have a different bedding, the petshop was just out of stock and my cage needed to be clean.
-My kitty cat was only in the cage for half a minute, she was completely calm and had some treats to keep her happy.
—- URGENT PUBLIC APPEAL ——
NY BREEDERS PET STORE SOURCE THEIR PUPPIES FROM MILLS. IN JUST A FEW MONTHS, OVER 20 PUPPIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS SICK, DYING, OR DEAD. WHEN CONFRONTED, THEY HAVE DENIED IT DESPITE REVIEWS DATING BACK TO 6 MONTHS AGO ACCUSING THEM OF BEING MILLERS AND OF SEEING ANIMALS BEING UNLOADED FROM DODGY SUPPLIERS.
- The puppies are kept in metal cages with newspaper on trays underneath, meaning that they are left to lie, stand and sleep on metal bars. Photos on their own pages have indicated that the puppies do not get bedding/blankets, unless used as photo props to attract customers. The above cages are barren, which you may argue is because they are being cleaned, however there are photos of the cages occupied… still no bedding.
- They mostly post ‘shutterstock’ or similar photos of puppies and dogs that THEY DID NOT PHOTOGRAPH, presumably to convince others that these are their ‘stock’. However the few photos I did find, the puppies don’t look particularly healthy or happy.
- Their website claims they hate puppy mills and only buy from ‘certified breeders’ AND LOCAL BREEDERS (who could be anyone… and easily a backyard/miller). They also say that they have been in the business for 30 years, despite only setting up shop in 2013.
- For the ‘best breeders in town!’, they only have one testimonial, which simply says “I got my teacup Yorkie here for my girlfriend. She loved the puppy so much I am now a hero.”
45 Tarrytown Rd
White Plains, NY 10607
Please signal boost this. Please let as many people as you know that this store has been known to sell sick, diseased, suffering and dying animals for profit. And most importantly, please never buy from a puppy store or internet seller!
PLEASE PASS THIS ON!
I want to make sure every one knows about this and what it can do to your pets
this is what has happened to my sisters cat after she wore a hartz flea and tick collar and now has a burn like wound on her neck. please pass this on and do not buy hartz’s products! they use poison in their products pets have died because of this!!
Yes this is my cat she is doing fine at the moment but I’m so sorry for the people who’s pets are not so lucky
oh my god
PLEASE REBLOG THIS PEOPLE
hartz products hurt pets, all their products, simple as that
HOW THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT STILL AROUND?
Seriously, I went into CVS and Walmart and ALL i could fucking see was Harts. It’s cheap, but fuck if I EVER use this on my previous cat.
Fuck you, Hartz.
My dad made the mistake of buying this stuff once instead of the Frontline my mother got back when she was alive, and I’m pretty sure it killed one of our cats.
DON’T BUY IT IT’S NOT WORTH IT
ANOTHER SIGNAL BOOST