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Petition: Insurance Should Cover Diabetic Alert Dogs | Take Action @ The Diabetes Site

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Insurance Should Cover Diabetic Alert Dogs | Take Action @ The Diabetes Site
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These dogs can save lives, but prohibitive costs keep many from acquiring them. Insurance companies should cover them!

These dogs can save lives, but prohibitive costs keep many from acquiring them. Insurance companies should cover them!

Service dogs transform the lives of their charges. From assisting the blind and deaf to helping returning veterans cope with PTSD, the positive impact of their help upon their owners cannot be denied.

People with diabetes can also benefit from being paired with a service dog. With the proper training, dogs can use their superior sense of smell to alert their owners to fluctuating blood sugar. This is especially important among Type 1 diabetics who suffer from a condition known as Hypoglycemic Unawareness. This condition prevents a person from feeling when his or her blood sugar is rapidly falling or is dangerously low. Other symptoms, such as stomach cramps, nausea, dizziness, or even seizures, are the only hints sufferers receive without testing their blood sugar. If left untreated, hypoglycemia can even result in unconsciousness, coma, or death in as few as twenty minutes.

For those with Hypoglycemic Unawareness, an alert dog might mean the difference between life and death.

Diabetic alert dogs are trained to recognize symptoms of fluctuating blood sugar, sometimes both highs and lows, and alert their charge to their condition, even waking a sleeping person should the need arise.

There’s no denying a diabetic alert dog could save countless lives and improve the quality of life for their owners. So why don’t more people have them?

Their cost.

According to Dogs4Diabetics, a diabetes alert dog typically costs around $20,000, but other sources cite the price tag as high as $50,000. For the average person, this enormous price tag can prevent people with diabetes from acquiring the service dog assistance they require.

People with diabetes shouldn’t be asked to shoulder this financial burden on their own when they pay insurance premiums! Tell the U.S.’s top five Insurance providers and Obamacare to cover the costs of these dogs for any diabetic whose doctors’ recommend them.
The Petition:

To U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and the CEOs of WellPoint Insurance, CIGNA Health Insurance Company, Aetna, Humana, and United Healthcare

I am writing to urge you to add diabetic alert dogs to your insurance policies. I am dismayed that these effective assistants to managing and maintaining awareness of blood glucose levels are effectively uncovered by the insurance industry.

These alert dogs provide life-saving care to people with diabetes, especially those who suffer from Hypoglycemic Unawareness. This condition prevents diabetics from feeling when his or her blood sugar is rapidly falling or is dangerously low. Other symptoms, such as stomach cramps, nausea, dizziness, or even seizures, are the only hints sufferers receive without testing their blood sugar. If left untreated, hypoglycemia can even result in unconsciousness, coma, or death in as few as twenty minutes.

Diabetic alert dogs are trained to recognize symptoms of fluctuating blood sugar, sometimes both highs and lows, and alert their charge to their condition, even waking a sleeping person should the need arise.

But, as you are no doubt aware, the cost of training a diabetic alert dog can be massive. According to Dogs4Diabetics, a diabetes alert dog typically costs around $20,000, but other sources cite the price tag as high as $50,000. For the average diabetic, this enormous price tag can prevent them from acquiring the service dog assistance they require.

As the nation’s most prominent health insurance providers, I’m asking you to lead the charge on making diabetic alert dogs more accessible to your clients. Lives are on the line. And an alert dog could make lived with diabetes easier for so many.

Please, help defray the costs of acquiring a diabetic alert dog. Add these life-saving companions to your policies.

Thank you,
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Meet Narwhal: The ‘Unicorn’ Puppy With A Tail On His Face

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Meet Narwhal: The ‘Unicorn’ Puppy With A Tail On His Face
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All dogs are perfect — but a 10-week-old golden retriever named Narwhal is extra special.

The puppy has an adorable “unicorn” tail growing out of his forehead.
Narwhal the magical unicorn puppy with an extra tail
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Last week, Narwhal was found outside in the freezing cold along with another dog. Narwhal’s foster mom, Rochelle Steffen, founder of Mac’s Mission in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, stepped up to help the “different” puppy as soon as she heard about him.

“We were tagged in a social media request for help because he was special and had been dumped,” Steffen told The Dodo. “All my friends and fellow rescuers know I love the hard cases.”

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The moment Steffen met Narwhal, it was love at first sight: “I melted,” Steffen said. “I literally smiled so big because he lights up the entire room with how happy he is. His butt tail never stops wagging — too bad his face tail doesn’t wag!”

Narwhal’s extra tail is a rare birth defect, a third of the size of his regular tail. X-rays show the tail to be made of skin and fur, and otherwise not connected to anything. “It just kind of hangs down like a lock of hair like Superman,” Steffen said.

Besides a case of worms that can be treated with medication, Narwhal is completely healthy. And his special tail is staying — for the time being. “At this point, there is no medical reason to remove it and it does not bother him,” Steffen said. “He has no idea he’s different.”

The carefree pup is currently living it up at Steffen’s house and loves to be held and give kisses.

“He loves humans and he loves to romp around with the other dogs,” Steffen said. “He is very partial to the adult dog that we rescued him with and another Chihuahua mix dog named Ash. They play in a big giant pile!”

In a few months, Narwhal will start his search for a forever home. But for now, Steffen is watching him grow and making sure his extra tail does not get in the way of him living life to the fullest.

And the magical unicorn puppy couldn’t be happier.

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Saving the dogs of BARK ARK shelter in Prnjavor, Bosnia

IN MEMORY OF VUČKO

Animal Webaction launched a campaign to collect food for the in Prnjavor. There are over 700 dogs in this shelter and food and medical care are only provided by outside donors, even though this is a ‘public shelter’. The Government only covers a one-time fee that barely covers vaccinations. They have an amazing advocate, Bojan Veselica, and he along with supporters have managed to do a lot for the dogs and to try to make the shelter safe, but without food, the situation is impossible. The dogs come from a hard life as strays on the streets of Prnjavor, Samac, Celinac, Modrica and other cities in Northern Bosnia. Others are surrendered by their heartless owners after a life on a chain because they are too old or got sick. All of them have one thing in common: they need to eat to survive.

More than 150 dogs find warm and loving…

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This Guy Stayed in the Animal shelter for 72 hours

Punish Daycare Workers Accused of Confining Dog in Hot Crate Until She Died – ForceChange

A dog named Luna overheated and died after daycare workers reportedly confined her in a tiny crate in scorching hot temperatures. The dog reportedly could not stand up, straighten her legs, or properly pant in the restrictive cage. Demand justice for Luna.

Source: Punish Daycare Workers Accused of Confining Dog in Hot Crate Until She Died – ForceChange

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PETITION: Justice for 29 Dogs Burned to Death in Kennel Fire

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PETITION TARGET: DuPage State’s Attorney Robert Berlin

Crammed into tiny, filthy cages stacked atop one another, 29 dogs burned to death in a kennel fire in Carol Stream, Illinois. With nobody there to watch the dogs and zero fire safety measures in place, the dogs had no hope of escape as the building quickly became engulfed in flames.

A six-month investigation by local authorities revealed abhorrent practices at the kennel long before the fire. Officials discovered dogs with puncture wounds, lacerations, abrasions, weight loss, and dehydration.

Investigators say the house reeked and water bowls lay empty. One of the dogs that perished in the fire was tied to a bathtub so tightly that the canine wouldn’t have even been able to lie down to rest.

While firefighters and police managed to rescue 22 of the 58 dogs housed on the property, they were unable to reach those trapped on the second floor of the building.

Police have charged owner Garrett Mercado with 14 counts of animal cruelty and 14 counts of violating his duties as an animal owner. Now, we must urge prosecutors to treat this case with the severity it deserves, and call for a lifelong ban on the defendant from ever having another animal in his care.

Sign this petition urging DuPage State’s Attorney Robert Berlin to ensure that justice is served in this tragic case, and protect future animals from neglect.

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5 Ways Doris Day Made the World a Better Place for Animals | Care2 Causes

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Doris Day, who died at age 97 on May 13, may be remembered for her famous song, “Que Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be).” But as one of the first celebrities to advocate for animals, we should also remember her for making sure that—as far as dogs and cats are concerned—whatever will be, will be a whole lot better.

Day “didn’t just love animals—she was one of the first celebrities to recognize that star power could be used to advocate for change,” noted the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) in a tribute to the legendary actress.

From creating what we now call World Spay Day to co-owning the first pet-friendly hotel, here are some of the ways Day helped make the world a better place for animals.

1. Created World Spay Day

In an effort to reduce pet overpopulation, in 1987 Day founded the Doris Day Animal League (DDAL), a nonprofit lobbying organization. In 1995, the DDAL launched Spay Day USA, now known as World Spay Day. Held on the last Tuesday of February every year, this day is an opportunity for shelters and rescue organizations to raise awareness of and support for their spay/neuter programs.

During its first 15 years, the DDAL provided the funding to spay or neuter over 15 million dogs and cats. In 2006, it joined the HSUS. It now operates as a political affiliate of that organization but remains a separate legal entity.

2. Founded Two Other Animal Welfare Charities

Prior to starting the DDAL, Day became a founding member of Actors and Others for Animals in 1971. This nonprofit also helps address the pet overpopulation problem by subsidizing spay and neuter surgeries in Southern California.

Seven years later, the actress launched the Doris Day Pet Foundation (now called the Doris Day Animal Foundation), whose mission has always been to “help animals and the people who love them.” The DDAF provides grants to nonprofits across the country that care for and protect animals. Last year, it donated $1.5 million to support the amendment that banned greyhound racing in Florida.

3. Advocated for Adopting Shelter Pets

In a public service announcement filmed nearly 50 years ago, Day encouraged viewers to visit their local shelters and adopt homeless pets, like the two of hers sitting in her lap.

“Shelters are unbelievably overcrowded,” she says, “and we can and must do something about it.”

4. Shared Photos of Homeless Dogs and Cats

Decades before there was an internet, social media or websites like Petfinder, Day was known as “the dogcatcher of Beverly Hills,” according to the DDAF website.

She always carried photos with her of dogs and cats needing forever homes and shared them with friends and colleagues. If someone expressed interest in adopting one of the pets, Day would personally inspect their home to make sure the pet would be happy there.

  • 5. Opened the First Pet-Friendly Hotel

A visionary when it came to pet-friendly travel, around 1990 Day became co-owner of the historic Cypress Inn in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif. This boutique hotel became the first to welcome four-legged as well as two-legged guests.

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Day didn’t just make the world a better place for pets—she also helped make it better for the people who love them.

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Shelter dog refuses to be adopted without his food bowl

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Staff from the animal rescue site have shared photos of one shelter dog who developed a strange habit of carrying his food bowl around everywhere he went, and the pictures will surely capture your heart!

A dog named Oliver was found as a stray in Memphis, Tennessee after he refused to leave a family’s backyard. Desperate for help, they contacted the nearest animal control office to ask for assistance in handling the elusive dog.

The pup’s playful personality immediately showed when the officers arrived to collect him. Whenever one of them would get close, he would jump over the fence and run out of the yard, treating the whole situation as a game. Oliver was relentless, so the team decided to set up a humane trap to capture him. Finally, after the long chase, the dog was caught and brought to Memphis Animal Services.

From the moment he arrived at the shelter, the staff instantly knew that Oliver once belonged to a home. He was extremely smart, and he was a big lover of food and treats! He knew that if he behaved well and listened, he would be showered with lots of them.

Katie Pemberton, a community engagement specialist at Memphis Animal Services, told The Dodo:

“I met him the first day he came in, and he sat for me immediately before I even showed him I had treats. Then, of course, as soon as the treats came out, he was even more eager to sit. The more he got to know me, the more he would press himself up against the bars of his kennels to let me pet him.”

Apparently, Oliver loved food so much, that he quickly developed an attachment for the thing that held it – his food bowl! Wherever he went, the shelter staff would see him carrying around the container with his mouth.

“The very first night he got here, our field supervisor passed by his kennel in our ACO intake room and noticed him with his bowl in his mouth,” Katie said. “His cute trick was very effective because she gave him more food! Then when he moved to his permanent kennel, he kept doing it. He had his bowl in his mouth most of the time.”

The staff from the animal rescue site surmised that the act might have been taught to him as a cute trick by his former owner. Another possibility was that he lacked food at one point in his life, and he was afraid of losing sight of his food bowl because he might not be fed again.

Throughout his days as a shelter dog, Oliver continued to carry his food bowl around with him everywhere he went, and the staff thought that it was extremely adorable! They started taking pictures of him whenever he did it, and they posted the snapshots on their social media for everyone to enjoy.

Unsurprisingly, Oliver captured lots of hearts across the country with his food bowl carrying trick!

“We received a very unusual amount of inquiries about Oliver after his photos went viral — I wish every dog had that many people interested in adopting them,” Katie shared.

Because of the photos posted by the animal rescue site, the huge amount of online attention that Oliver got led to his eventual adoption. On April 16, his new family arrived at the shelter to take him home, and of course, he’s not going without his food bowl!

Now, Oliver wouldn’t need to worry about going hungry again, for his food bowl – and his heart – will always be full.

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Sign Petition: This Miracle Dog Survived Euthanasia! Can You Help His Friends?

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by: Care2 Team
recipient: State Governments of the United States of America

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Most of us remember the film “Rudy” which tells the story of Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger who, against all odds, went from being a groundskeeper’s assistant to miraculously playing in one of Notre Dame’s biggest football games of the season. “Rudy” taught us the power of hope and perseverance and touched all of our heartstrings.

Recently, another Rudy made headlines, but this time the miracle didn’t happen on the field, rather in the veterinarian’s office instead. Rudolph, a 7 to 8-month-old pup survived the impossible. The young pooch was being kept at a crowded overflow shelter in Oklahoma. The shelter, unfortunately, didn’t have a “no-kill” policy, and because the shelter was too crowded, employees decided Rudolph’s time was up and they put him down.

Or at least they thought they did.

The vet had injected Rudolph with a dose of anesthetic strong enough to kill him. But when they returned to make sure he had been successfully euthanized they found a fully awake puppy!

Luckily, the vet didn’t attempt to kill Rudy again. And when news got around that there was a “miracle puppy” in an Oklahoma shelter, the people of King’s Harvest Pet Rescue in Davenport, Iowa, decided to step in and save him.

Rudy was taken to Iowa and has already been adopted out. Now he can bring joy to a new family for years to come, and they can’t wait to give him all the love he almost lost out on when he was nearly put to death.

Unfortunately, Rudy’s story is so remarkable because most of the times dogs are killed successfully. In the United States alone around 2.7 million animals are euthanized each year. That’s almost 7,500 dogs and cats killed every day!

This isn’t the way it should be. Animals deserve the to have a long, healthy and loved life, and if kill shelters are allowed to euthanize their rescues whenever convenient, that can’t happen.

Care2 wants to challenge the state of Oklahoma and the rest of the state governments to put an end to kill shelters and make every shelter a no-kill shelter. There are better, more humane ways to handle pet overpopulation. It’s time the states did something to make them happen.

Sign the petition and tell your state you are against kill shelters. Then write your state government and tell them to take action.more

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Petition · American Belgian Malinois Rescue: BRING K9 ENDY HOME · Change.org

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Frank Rpk9f started this petition to American Belgian Malinois Rescue and 3 others

Earlier this month K9 Endy, a Retired U.S Customs and Border Patrol K9, escaped from his handler’s yard due to fireworks. Endy was found wondering the streets nearby and was given to Kingsville Animal Advocates who turned Endy over to the American Belgian Malinois Rescue.

K9 Endy is microchipped, which comes back to the US Border Patrol but American Belgian Malinois Rescue failed to make the right calls and is now refusing to give the K9 Endy back to his handler, Brian Buchanan, who has proof of ownership, vet records, dental records, pictures and videos of Endy at home with his family.

After many failed attempts to get Endy home, Brian Buchanan contacted us to see if we could help. Retired Police K9 Foundation has made a commitment to get Endy back home. Please contact the rescue and ask them to release K9 Endy back to his family! Retired Police K9 Foundation will make sure Endy has proper vet care needed now and for the rest of his life!

Please contact Marcia Tokson, National chairperson, and ask her to give K9 Endy back!

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Justice for Pit Bull Mother and Puppies Reportedly Wrongly Put Down

A mother pit bull was reportedly euthanized by an animal shelter while she was in labor, with her puppies being put down just moments later. This is seemingly another act of hateful cruelty against pit bulls, who are constantly mischaracterized as dangerous aggressors when nothing could be further from the truth. Sign this petition to hold the shelter responsible for their alleged actions.

Source: Justice for Pit Bull Mother and Puppies Reportedly Wrongly Put Down

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Breaking! Animal Cruelty Lawsuit Filed Against The Farmers Inn Roadside Zoo In Pennsylvania – World Animal News

By WAN –

January 16, 2019

The Animal Legal Defense Fund has filed a lawsuit against The Farmers Inn, a roadside zoo in Sigel, Pennsylvania, for maintaining animals in squalid conditions in violation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and state animal cruelty laws.Many endangered species, along with other animals, are held in grossly deficient conditions at Farmers Inn. These include Queen Louise, a ring-tailed lemur, who despite belonging to a highly social species, is kept alone in a small, filthy cage. Other ESA-protected animals were also found to be confined in cramped cages. These include Russell, a black leopard; Jack and Jill, two black bears; a gray wolf and a hyacinth macaw.

“These animals, including endangered species, are being held in conditions that are not just abhorrent but illegal,” Animal Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Stephen Wells said in a statement. “State and federal animal protection laws exist so that animals won’t be forced to live in these conditions. The animals held at Farmers Inn deserve to be in naturalistic sanctuary environments that allow them to engage in activities natural to their species and necessary for their health.”

Visitors have reported seeing animals at Farmers Inn who are sick and injured. For example, the bears, Jack and Jill, were seen in what appeared to be heat distress on a day where the temperature exceeded 90 degrees. A kinkajou, a small rainforest mammal, was noticed with an injured eye. An emaciated goat, significantly stressed guinea pigs, and foxes suffering from apparently untreated mange were also observed.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund previously sent a 60-day notice of intent to sue, a requirement under the ESA. The organization has also offered assistance in transferring the animals held at Farmers Inn to reputable sanctuaries where their unique needs can be met, and they can thrive. Farmers Inn has thus far not responded to the offer.
As previously reported by WAN, sadly, the problems at Farmers Inn are not unique. Roadside zoos such as Farmers Inn continue to be able to operate due to lack of enforcement of state and federal animal protection laws.

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Heartbreaking News! Beloved Bear Named Cinder Who Was Rescued & Rehabilitated From Wildfires Was Killed By A Hunter In Washington – World Animal News

By Lauren Lewis –
December 13, 2018

Photos from Idaho Black Bear Rehab (IBBR), Facebook
It is with heavy hearts that WAN shares the sad news that Cinder, the inspiring bear who was brought to recover in Idaho after her paws were tragically burned in a wildfire four years ago, was shot dead a little more than one year ago, by a heartless hunter.
According to Idaho Black Bear Rehab (IBBR), which cared for Cinder before her release into the wild, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) shared the devastating update with the nonprofit organization yesterday.
As noted in one of numerous posts on the IBBR’s Facebook page, WDFW explained that the department had recollared Cinder in her den two years after her initial release. When Cinder’s collar stopped transmitting in October 2017, the department believed she was still hibernating in her den.

Due to heavy snow in the spring, and the cougar creek fire in the summer, the department was not able to go back and retrieve their cameras until September 2018.
“Unfortunately, instead of finding a den,” noted the explanation on Facebook, “we found Cinder’s skeletal remains. It appears that she was killed by a hunter in October 2017.”

Sally Maugan of IBBR shared memories of Cinder, as well as insight into the countless animal rescuers who worked so hard to save her life.
“Not many of us can know the pain and suffering that accompanies burns of that magnitude, the pain of recovery, bandage changes, and all that goes along with it. Yet Cinder was a definite inspiration to humans who also knew that pain and suffering, and to the many supporters around the world who followed her story,” Maugan shared in an emotional post. “I think most of us felt if she could do it, if she could fight to recover, if she could regain her freedom, then we humans could also face our own traumas and survive to live again.”

“As wildlife rehabilitators, we all face the goal of recovery and release,” continued Maugan. “However, we also face the inevitable knowledge that once released, the animals are in charge of their own lives and there is little we can do to impact that.”

IBBR has helped save more that 200 bears over the past 29 years.
“I never met a bear who would consider living in captivity as really living,” said Maugan. “Our tribute to Cinder is to never forget her, to thank her for showing us how to heal in the worst of times, and for her courage and fight to survive to live free again.”
Maugan also made a point to appreciate the WDFW, Pilots N Paws, Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, Inc., and everyone involved for all of their “care and kindness in giving Cinder a second chance.”

WAN echoes their appreciation! R.I.P. sweet angel Cinder!

https://worldanimalnews.com/heartbreaking-news-beloved-rescued-rehabilitated-bear-saved-from-wildfires-was-killed-by-a-hunter-in-washington/

 

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One Of The World’s Most Critically Endangered Species, A Snow Leopard, Was Killed After Escaping His Enclosure At The Dudley Zoo In The UK – World Animal News

One Of The World’s Most Critically Endangered Species, A Snow Leopard, Was Killed After Escaping His Enclosure At The Dudley Zoo In The UK
By Lauren Lewis –
December 3, 2018

It is beyond comprehension that one of the last remaining critically endangered species, a snow leopard, was shot dead last week at The Dudley Zoo in West Midlands, UK.
Was there a dangerous escape by the snow leopard? Was the zoo open? Were members of the public on the premises? The answer to the above is an resounding, No!
The fact is that the eight-year-old snow leopard, named Margaash, simply wandered out of his enclosure where he resided after a zookeeper left the door open. It wasn’t the snow leopards fault.
Despite the snow leopard remaining on the premises which was closed at the time and void of visitors, it was somehow decided by zoo staff to kill the animal because, as the zoo claims, “public safety is of uppermost importance.” What about the protection of the animal forced to live in captivity?
Why would the zoo choose to euthanize a critically endangered species instead of tranquilizing it?
Outraged animal advocates are now demanding a thorough investigation of the tragic event that sadly occurred on October 23rd but was not announced by the zoo until November 30th.
“While this is a sad incident that is undoubtedly very distressing to those who cared for Margaash, it brings into sharp focus, once again, that zoos simply cannot guarantee the safety of people and their animals,” Dr. Chris Draper, Born Free’s Head of Animal Welfare & Captivity, said in a statement. “It is perhaps all the more tragic when you consider that Margaash was destined to live and die in captivity, far removed from his natural range and habitat.”
The nonprofit organization addressed that “there will be those who claim that zoos contribute to conservation,” which may, or most-likely may not, be accurate.
Wild Animals Do Not Belong In Confinement Nor Should They Ever Be Used For Profit To Satisfy Human Greed!
Regardless, continued Dr. Draper, “The life and death of a snow leopard at Dudley Zoo should serve to remind us just how we are failing wild animals, both in captivity and in nature.”
In the wild, snow leopards are generally solitary and secretive cats inhabiting mountainous areas of Central Asia, where males have an average home range of 77 square miles: completely incompatible with life in captivity.
According to Defenders of Wildlife, only an estimated 3,500 to 7,000 snow leopards are remaining in the wild, with 600 to 700 held captive at zoos around the world.
Born Free is not only calling for an urgent investigation into this incident, it is advocating for the system of licensing and inspection of zoos to be reviewed and overhauled to prevent a similar tragedy in the future.

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Click here to support Butte County Fire Cat Rescue organized by Shannon Jay

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$12,716 of $30,000 goal Raised by 195 people in 9 days

Created November 11, 2018

Friends and supporters , once again I’ll be entering the burn zone to effect fire cat rescues. I spent well over 800 hours rescuing fire cats in the Tubbs Fire of Sonoma County and the Carr Fire of Shasta County.
This time I’ll be self deploying to the Camp Fire in Butte County. There are thousands of missing, displaced and burned animals(most of them cats). I am requesting some help to purchase equipment(trail cams, batteries ), food for my bait stations, veterinary donations, supplies and fuel for the trips back and forth. Anything helps. This is a long haul effort and I’ll be traveling to Butte County as often as twice a week(about 400 miles round trip)to rescue fire cats and to train volunteers and families on how to find their missing fire pets.
This is about the animals and their families. Bringing a lost pet back to these folks who’ve lost everything brings them back from the darkness and gives them hope. I witnessed this over and again when I reunited many fire cats with their families. I do not do this for a living bit out of love and compassion. Please check my fb page for regular reports and updates..

Click here to support Butte County fire cat rescue organization by Shannon Jay

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Update! Animal Emergency Evacuation Information For Woolsey & Hill Fire Affecting Ventura & LA Counties – World Animal News

By Karen Lane –
November 12, 2018

Photo credit: Katie Cleary
Updated Information – Thousands of firefighters continue to battle the Woolsey Fire, which grew in size overnight Sunday. The fire has burned more than 91,500 acres, destroyed an estimated 370 structures, and is now 20% contained, according to a Monday morning update from Cal Fire.
Fire crews in Ventura and Los Angeles counties are trying to contain two new fires that broke out Monday morning, one in Thousand Oaks and the other east of Simi Valley near the 118 Freeway.
Santa Ana winds returned Sunday and are expected to last until 8 a.m. on Tuesday.
Below you will find emergency evacuation information for The Woolsey & Hill Fire that is affecting Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
Here is a list of evacuation centers for animals large and small:
Ventura County Fair Grounds – 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001 (at capacity) Ventura County Animal Services (805) 388-4258
Ventura County Animal Shelter – 600 Aviation Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010 / Ventura County Animal Services (805) 388-4258 (Accepting small animals)
Humane Society of Ventura County – 402 Bryant St, Ojai, CA 93023 / (805) 646-6505 (Accepting small & large animals)
Earl Warren Showgrounds – 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 / (805) 687-0766 (Accepting large animals)
Simi Valley Animal Shelter – 670 W Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley (805) 388-4341 (Accepting small animals)
Pierce College – 7100 El Rancho Drive Woodland Hills, CA 91371 (Entrance off Desoto Ave.) (at capacity)
Hansen Dam Equestrian Center – 11127 Orcas Avenue, Lake View Terrace, CA 91342 (Few spaces available for large animals)
Earl Warren Show Grounds – 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 Check-in at Gate C off of Calle Real (Accepting large animals)
If you need large animal assistance, please call (805) 388-4258
For Fire Information, CALL (805) 465-6650
WAN will continue to update you as information is available.

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Breaking! Whales & Dolphins In Captivity And Shark Finning Are One Step Closer To Being Banned In Canada – World Animal News

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By WAN –
October 25, 2018

National animal law organization Animal Justice is applauding the Senate for passing Bill S-203, the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act in Canada. If passed, Bill S-203 would outlaw keeping whales and dolphins in tiny concrete tanks for display.
After years of delay and obstruction, the legislation passed late on Tuesday evening in a surprise vote, and will now move to the House of Commons where it will be sponsored by Green leader Elizabeth May. Bill S-203 was originally introduced by Senator Wilfred Moore in December 2015, then sponsored by Senator Murray Sinclair after Senator Moore retired.
Conservative Senate Whip Don Plett repeatedly used procedural delay tactics to slow down the legislation. Fed up with his efforts to block Bill S-203 from reaching a final vote, MPs from all parties joined Animal Justice and Humane Society International at a press conference in June to call for an end to the stalling tactics.
“Canadians understand that whales and dolphins are complex, intelligent beings who deserve far more than a life of boredom and misery in captivity,” said lawyer Camille Labchuk, executive director of Animal Justice in a statement. “That’s why Bill S-203 has attracted such tremendous support from the public as well as politicians from all parties. Animal Justice is calling on the House of Commons to swiftly pass this groundbreaking measure to protect whales and dolphins. Canada has some of the worst animal protection laws in the western world, but banning whale and dolphin captivity would demonstrate international leadership on animals.”
After passing Bill S-203, the Senate also voted in favor of Bill S-238, the Ban on Shark Fin Importation Act, sponsored by Conservative Senator Michael MacDonald. Bill S-238 also has strong support across party lines.
Fast facts about Bill S-203:

Bill S-203 would make it an offence to keep captive, breed, import, or export a whale, dolphin or porpoise. There are exemptions for cetaceans currently in captivity, as well as for rescue and rehabilitation efforts.
Bill S-203 was studied for nearly a year by the Fisheries Committee, which heard evidence from countless experts over 17 committee meetings.
Only two Canadian facilities still keep whales and dolphins in captivity—Marineland and the Vancouver Aquarium. There is only one surviving dolphin at the Vancouver Aquarium after a spate of deaths, and the facility has publicly committed not to acquire any further cetaceans.
Over a dozen other jurisdictions around the world have already banned keeping some or all cetaceans in tanks, including Mexico, France, South Carolina, and California. Ontario banned keeping orca whales in 2015, and the Vancouver Park Board voted to ban cetacean display and captivity at the Vancouver Aquarium in 2017. (The ban is being challenged in court.)
The Whale Sanctuary Project plans to build a seaside sanctuary for retired whales and dolphins in Nova Scotia, British Columbia, or Washington.

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WAN’s Most Wanted: Urgent Help Needed To Identify Sub-Human Who Left A Severely Emaciated Pit Bull To Die; $3,000 Reward – World Animal News

WAN’s Most Wanted: Urgent Help Needed To Identify Sub-Human Who Left A Severely Emaciated Pit Bull To Die; $3,000 Reward
By Lauren Lewis –
October 16, 2018

Another heartbreaking case of animal cruelty has resulted in the death of an innocent pit bull in Syracuse, New York.
The painfully emaciated dog, named Mavis, may tragically be gone but the sub-human that abhorrently abused her remains at large; and now, there is a $3,000 reward for information that results in the perpetrator’s arrest and conviction.
“It is with immense heartbreak and sadness that we let you all know Mavis passed away this morning,” Fetch A Friend Rescue, which was caring for the dog who was at an animal hospital, posted on its Facebook page yesterday. “Her extremely frail state could not handle all that occurred within the last week. She put up a good fight and is now free from her pain.”
On October 12th, Mavis had exploratory surgery after a foreign body was discovered in an ultrasound.

Cuse Pit Crew, which originally rescued Mavis and is offering the reward, also handed out flyers Sunday around Rider Avenue in Syracuse, near where the suffering pit bull was found by a Good Samaritan.
Yesterday, in an updated post on its Facebook page, Cuse Pit Crew updated Mavis’ status sharing that “Sweet Mavis passed away this morning, but we’ll continue to advocate for her. Please share.”
This sad case should also create more awareness about the tragic consequences of abuse and neglect of animals.

“So, if you see something, say something,” said Stephanie Heath, Cuse Pit Crew founder.
Anyone with information about Mavis and her former abuser, or any other tips of suspected animal abuse, should contact the Cuse Pit Crew at (315) 442-5336 or email cusepitcrew@gmail.com.

https://worldanimalnews.com/wans-most-wanted-urgent-help-needed-to-identify-sub-human-who-left-a-severely-emaciated-pit-bull-to-die-3000-reward/

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Breaking! Urgent Help Needed For More Than 100 Small Dogs Rescued From Puppy Mill In Tennessee – World Animal News

By Lauren Lewis –
October 10, 2018

Photos from Rhea County Animal Shelter
In what is being called “the worst puppy mill situation they have ever seen,” animal control officers and a local shelter rescued more than 100 Yorkies, Chihuahuas, and other “designer” breed small dogs from a home in Rhea County, Tennessee.
“These poor animals have known nothing but living in their own filth and darkness. These conditions are extreme and medical attention is needed for ALL of these animals. As of right now we cannot release any personal details of this case,” the Rhea County Animal Shelter posted on its Facebook page yesterday along with numerous heartbreaking photos of the poor and severely neglected animals. “If you can please donate to help with this case we are looking at thousands of dollars in medical expenses!”

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he organization also issued a plea for help from animal rescues and volunteers to help place and process the dogs.
Fortunately, the compassionate community responded, but this situation remains crucial.

“It literally took 12 hours from a phone call about a welfare check to all of the animals being processed and cleared from the shelter,” noted an update posted last night which expressed its appreciation for everyone that helped in the large-scale rescue effort. “ALL animals that were placed in foster care tonight will begin vetting first thing in the morning! All animals will be spayed and neutered and fully vetted before they are available for adoption. All animals were cleared by our veterinarian before they left with their foster. We take this situation VERY seriously and only have the animals’ best interest at heart and will work closely with our veterinarian over the next few days to assess the rest of the animals we have in our care.”
“PLEASE CALL OR MESSAGE US IF YOU CAN HELP IN ANY WAY. THESE ANIMALS NEED YOU!”
The phone number for the Rhea County Animal Shelter is (423) 775-2029.
Checks can be made payable to ASA of Rhea and mailed to: 9118 Back Valley Road, Evensville, TN, 37332.
Financial donations to the Rhea County Animal Shelter to help care for the rescued dogs can be made https://worldanimalnews.com/breaking-urgent-help-needed-for-more-than-100-small-dogs-rescued-from-puppy-mill-in-tennessee/

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Petition · fire Amber and the 2 animal officers above her and charge them with murder and NEVER let them around animals; get Heather her job back. and to prevent anything like what happened to Mystiqu…

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Petition · fire Amber and the 2 animal officers above her and charge them with murder and NEVER let them around animals; get Heather her job back. and to prevent anything like what happened to Mystique to happen to any other animal. Justice for Mystique!!!!!! · Change.org
Rhonda Travis started this petition to Mayor Ron Button
2-3 minutes

JUSTICE FOR MYSTIQUE!!!!!

Yesterday, adorable 3 year old deaf Mystique who had just given birth a couple of months ago was killed even though she had several rescues as well as a qualified vet that were willing to save her from being put down by the shelter. Adding insult to injury, a compassionate volunteer who worked at the shelter was fired because she contacted No Kill Coalition as well as several rescues to help save Mystique from being put down. This volunteer had been asked by the shelter to look for someone to take Mystique.Complaining about an animal shelters treatment of animals is a constitutionally protected right. A volunteer, rescuer, or any other member of the public not only has the First Amendment right to speak out, he or she also has a constitutionally protected right to demand that the government correct the wrongs that are identified.
There was no reason to put Mystique down since she was being successfully treated for heart worms and had no other major condition that couldn’t be resolved with treatment by a qualified vet. Here’s another example of shelters who ignore pleas from legitimate rescues and act with disregard for the life of the animal. We must work towards changing this mindset. We can do so by speaking up for the rights of the animals. All calls from rescues and vets to the shelter regarding Mystique were ignored. The local Humane Society a separate entity also wanted to help Mystique!! Monroe Animal control in Sparta, Wisconsin. Fire Amber and the two animal control officers who approved the killing of Mystique. Charge them with murder and NEVER let them around animals; Help volunteer Heather get her job back and prevent anything like what happened to Mystique from happening to any other animal. https://www.facebook.com/Monroecountyanimals/

All these people should be held accountable for what they did to Mystique!!

Governor: Scott Walker

Mayor: Ronald Button

County Administrator- Jim Bialecki

Please Sign Petition…

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Petition: No more dogs sacrifices in the Canine Control Centers!

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A few years ago it was forbidden to kill dogs with electrocution, but we know that in some CCC like that of Tláhuac just a few months ago they have killed hundreds of dogs electrocuting them. They continue to kill them, painfully or without pain, injecting poisons or other things that we do not know they are, without respecting the Laws, they continue to kill them, since hundreds of thousands of animals die every year in these places.

We must fight so that there is no longer the sacrifice of dogs in the anti rabies centers of Mexico. We must fight to prohibit the sale of animals, if you want a dog, adopt it. We must fight so that stray dogs are sterilized so that they do not reproduce so their numbers will decrease. We must enforce the Laws so that abusers and murderers pay their crimes with prison.

Let’s fight to live in a better country, without sacrificing animals, where they are respected, where they are taken care of and where those who do not pay for it.

SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION

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Petition: Shelters in Hurricane Affected Areas May Have to Kill Their Animals If They Don’t Get Help

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by: Care2 Team
recipient: Governor Roy Cooper

33,106 SUPPORTERS – 35,000 GOAL

It happens every year. When hurricanes come to shore and evacuation warnings are given, people pack up and head out in the hopes of avoiding disaster. But as people leave their homes and cities, they sometimes find themselves forced to leave their pets behind. Many of these animals end up in local shelters who quickly become overwhelmed by the sheer number of new pets they had to accept.

When a shelter usually reaches capacity, they can often rely on locals to open their homes to homeless cats and dogs. But if the entire city is evacuating because of a storm, fewer people means fewer chances for adoption.

That’s just what’s happening now at the Pender County Animal Shelter, an animal rescue organization in North Carolina currently in the path of Hurricane Florence. The shelter says they are overcrowded and may have to begin euthanizing animals to make space.

Clearly, for any animal shelter, killing the animals they care for is the last resort, but if no one can take these pets in, or they can’t get the resources they need, they will have no other choice.

While North Caroline officials are working hard to ensure their human residents survive the storm, they should also take their feathered and four-legged citizens into consideration as well. One way to do so would be to provide resources to affected county animal shelters, like the one in Pender County, so they don’t have to put down any of the animals they were hoping to save.

Please sign this petition and tell Governor Roy Cooper to take immediate action to aid animal shelters in the eye of Hurricane Florence. Together, we can help save hundreds of pets in need.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/244/258/462/shelters-in-hurricane-affected-areas-may-be-forced-to-kill-their-animals-if-they-dont-get-help/

Petition: Zoning Approval For EliteK9K and Aladdin Khalifa · Change.org

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Zoning Approval For EliteK9K and Aladdin Khalifa · Change.org
Jimmy Brennan started this petition to Mayor of Amhurstburg Ontario Aldo Dicarlo and 4 others
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Local Man Seeking to Reinvest in Community Facing Slanderous Opposition from 2 Residents and Town Council.

Windsorite Aladdin Khalifa returned to Essex County after 2 decades overseas. He’s invested millions of dollars into the Amherstburg community where he and his family reside. His plan is to open a state-of-the art dog facility and he has applied to Town Council for a zoning permit, however, two residents are busy making false statements and creating mischief to oppose his application. In the meantime, Aladdin has huge support from his community that want his “State Of The Art” kennel to train their dogs, and to provide jobs. (Aladdin’s supporters believe in Essex County’s goals of attracting new wealth and investment to benefit residents.)

Aladdin Khalifa grew up in Windsor, Ontario in a small downtown house. When he was 19 years old, he left Windsor to pursue his dreams to make it big. Most of his dreams came true , he worked hard in the oil and gas industry, saved his money, met and married his childhood sweetheart, together they have a family with 4 beautiful children ages 2-21 years old. But Aladdin still nursed two dreams – first, to return home and raise his children in the quiet beauty of Essex County, and second, being a dog-lover, to build a “State Of The Art “dog kennel and training facility.
Two years ago Aladdin chased his dreams and returned to the Windsor area. In 2016 he bought a house and 50 acres of land in rural Amherstberg and spent millions building his dog facilities, however, two residents are protesting the opening of his facility. These residents allege that the dogs will be noisy, can escape and harm someone, and that the dogs waste will pollute their adjacent properties.
Am800 reported that no dog noise is heard on the property, and attested to the fact that Aladdin had built 8 foot steel fences and ground guards around the property so none of his personal pets can escape, or dig under, these fences alone cost a whopping $1.5 million dollars, all of this in good faith and to be a good neighbour. As for the dog waste, Aladdin feeds his dog a homemade specialty raw food diet, kept in a custom-built walk in freezer, that is organic enabling the waste to be composted.
The organic food is purchased from local suppliers and farmers, his weekly purchases are to the tune of approximately $12,000.00

In fact, Aladdin has been a generous presence from day 1.

He has spent in excess of $7million (seven million dollars) renovating his home and created the “Ritz Carton” of kennels all the while utilizing and employing local contractors. His property and home have more than 24 local people on payroll – and will have more when his dog facility is green lighted .
Aladdin has donated to local community events such as the Belle Vue House restoration project ,the Amherstburg’s Harvest Festival, as well as participating in Woofa-Roo. Despite his setbacks he continues to donate to his community as well as keep his staff employed.

Aladdin has invited the public and town councilors to visit his property anytime, and he will personally give them a tour on his golf carts.

Residents supporting Aladdin have come out in droves on social media. “We need people like Aladdin in this town” said one, while another said “We need a top class dog facility and training.” A third comment read “his dogs can’t get out and anyway they are super friendly. In this country, an escaped horse is way more dangerous and is not kept anywhere near as secure as Aladdin’s friendly dogs”. Aladdin has had more than 500,000 social media followers that check in daily to follow his pups and see them ride the zip lines or run with parachutes attached to there bodies for exercise.

If you support Aladdin please sign this petition below:
I support Aladdin Khalifa’s plan to start his business of a premium dog boarding and training facility on his property in Amherstburg Ontario, and his bringing of jobs and investment into the Amherstburg area. I support the zoning variance allowing 160 metres distance between his property and adjacent properties.

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Petition update · URGENT! PLEASE READ AND RESPOND! · Change.org

FIGHT FOR CHANGE AT DEVORE! STOP THE DAILY EUTH LIST & MISLABELING DOGS AGGRESSIVE!

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URGENT! PLEASE READ AND RESPOND!
Terri McCabe
Littleton, CO

Sep 13, 2018 —

The Devore Shelter is killing this Doxie per owner’s request! This means that the dog is not even LISTED.

As you can see the dog is healthy and sweet!!

Please call Devore and tell them not to do it!
‭(909) 386-9820‬
Press 0 for operator. Be nice

Tell them you are calling about the Doxie and that you want him released to Rescue. The Shelter will tell you to call back after 9 and ask for supervisor. Ask for the name of the supervisor on duty!!!

Please email and ask them not to kill the dog!!!

KPapp@dph.sbcounty.gov
GBeck@dph.sbcounty.gov
dparker@dph.sbcounty.gov
Christopher.covington@dph.sbcounty.gov

Speak Up! We are closer to finding this terrified soul a home. We have done it so many times together, and can certainly do it again.
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95 Kennels in Devore, 27 DOGS in Devore and 9 of those dogs are on the KILL LIST! Do the math!

44,994 have signed. Let’s get to 50,000!
Thanks to your support this petition has a chance at winning! We only need 4994 more signatures to reach the next goal – can you help?Keep growing this petition

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Breaking! Hotline For Pet Owners Set Up As Growing Wildfire On Buffalo Mountain In Colorado Causes Hurried Evacuations – World Animal News

By WAN –
June 12, 2018

A wildfire that began around 11:00 am this morning on Buffalo Mountain, which is west of Silverthorne and north of Frisco, Colorado, has hundreds of people evacuating their homes.
The Summit Fire and EMS now estimate the fire size at more than 91acres.

Officials have warned that winds were expected to gust to 20 mph on this afternoon, which could fan the fire and cause it to rapidly spread.
The growing fire is currently forcing evacuations at the top half of Wildernest and Mesa Cortina.
Authorities have set up an evacuation shelter at the Silverthorne Recreation Center at 430 Rainbow Drive in Silverthorne.
KKTV has reported that Silverthorne Elementary School, located at 101 Hamilton Creek Road in Silverthorne, will also open as a shelter at 2:00 pm this afternoon.
According to the Summit Fire and E.M.S. Facebook page, the Summit County Animal Control and Shelter has set up a hotline for residents who need help retrieving pets left at homes in the area at (970) 668-4143.
Authorities are requesting residents do not call 9-1-1. The public hotline number for updates is (970) 668-9730. The county is also frequently updating an emergency blog at http://www.co.summit.co.us/emergencyblog.
WAN will update this story as it develops.

https://worldanimalnews.com/breaking-hotline-for-pet-owners-set-up-as-growing-wildfire-on-buffalo-mountain-in-colorado-causes-hurried-evacuations/
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Endangered Species Day ~ Race Against Extinction May 18,2018 generationawakening Event

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In Honor Of ( May 18th )
Endangered Species Day

This 5K obstacle course run/walk on the boardwalk in beautiful Huntington Beach will raise awareness and funds for endangered species. If you are a business that would like to sponsor or an organization that would like a booth, please fill out the contact form or email us at info@generationawakening.org.

At the time of registration you choose the organization you would like to run for – that cause will receive 50% of your ticket price.

Location: 21579 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

@ Parking lot at Beach Blvd. & PCH

Race Against Extinction

Orange County, CA
Did you know only 3% of all charitable donations made in the U.S. go to wildlife and environmental conservation?

This is not enough, we are failing our wildlife. The time couldn’t be more urgent to take a stand (or a run) and make our voices heard loud and clear that wildlife is important to us, and we need to be doing more to protect them. Come out for a 5K obstacle course fun run on the beach to raise awareness and funds for endangered species and their habitats. Let’s make this the biggest collective RAWR for wildlife!

MORE ABOUT THE EVENT:

Families, friends, co-workers, kids, and people of all ages can come out to participate in this fun and competitive setting with various contests and prizes. Complimentary water and snacks will be provided. Following the race, enjoy the music by Reggae band Cali Conscious and the various booths, a silent auction and even pet adoptions, as the other players finish. Once the race has concluded there will be an award ceremony for the top finishers (Kids & Adults) and top fundraisers – both individuals and teams, and raffle winners. This will be an exciting day with a purpose that is sure to be a memorable one!

HOW IT WORKS:

100% of raised funds go directly to protect endangered species and their habitats which will breakdown as follows:

50% of raised funds will go directly to our participating organizations that YOU choose to sign up to support their specific species or cause

50% to our projects which include educational presentations in schools promoting awareness for wildlife conservation and environmental stewardship, and supporting our ambassador’s wildlife conservation efforts around the globe. See our campaigns page for more info on our work

SCHEDULE:

7:00 AM – Registration Opens

7:30 AM – Join us for a warm-up: complimentary yoga class on the beach

8:30 AM – Registration + Photos

9:00 AM – Race begins 9am // start for kids + families @ 9:15am

10:30 -12 PM – Category Winners + Prizes, Snacks, Food Trucks, Face Painting,

pet adoptions and a performance by Cali Conscious!

CHOOSE YOUR CAUSE + SIGN UP TODAY:

PRIZES

First runner with dog across finish line:

Dogma Pet PortraitS

first stroller past the finish linE:

5 lbs. Verve coffee for

Costume prizeS:

Socks + bike bell FROM eLECTRA

TOP Kid Runners:

1ST – Womper Board Kids Body surfing board from Catch Surf – 1st prize

2ND – $50 Surf City Skates – 2nd prize

Top ADULT Runners:

1st – 2 Hornblower cruise adult tickets

2nd – Orange Theory 5 classes and swag bag

3rd – LSTN Headphones

Top fundraiserS:

2 hr. Duffy ride in Newport harbor ride – kid or adult

$100 Watergrille gift card

Thank you to our generous sponsors: