Call to support SB 354 to ban gas chamber euthanasia in Michigan!
SB 354, "Grant's Bill" to end gas chamber euthanasia in Michigan, has passed the Senate and now awaits a hearing in the House Committee on Local Government. Your help is urgently needed in moving this bill forward. Can you please take a moment to contact the committee's chair, Rep. Amanda Price, to request that she schedule a hearing soon for this very important bill? All you need to do is call the office of Rep. Price at (517) 373-0838 and say that youíre a Michigan resident, and that you would like her to schedule a hearing soon for SB 354, ďGrantís BillĒ to end the use of inhumane and outdated gas chambers to kill shelter pets. Thatís all! As always, please be polite and respectful, while stressing that this is an issue that is very important to you as a Michigander. If you need any additional information on Grantís Bill, please visit http://michigandersforshelterpets.org/grants-bill/. Thank you! Jill Fritz Michigan Senior State Director email@example.com
Greenhills Drive Across
from Greenhills School
Reading at 2:30 p.m.
by Marilyn Wedenoja and Linda Kurtz RSVP
years ago, Linda and Ernie Kurtz adopted Sammy from the Animal Rescue
Connection. ARC rescued Sammy from an animal control in Monroe
County where he was to be euthanized. Linda’s memoir covers
their first three years together and tells about how they trained for
a dog sport called rally obedience.
can be purchased from amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com and cost $15.
There will be books available at the party. All
proceeds from the book signing will go to the Animal Rescue
Connection, which is a
small organization that rescues animals who are about to be
euthanized by “high kill” county-operated animal
shelters. They do not have 501c3 status.
Please help us find our lost rescue dogs. We rescued these dogs from a kill
placed them in a foster home until they could get adopted. They escaped from
home on or about April 20th and we were not notified until May 8th. They were
near Cypress and Syracuse (near Ecorse and Telegraph) in Taylor Michigan.
Wiggles is a 7
month old small Lab mix (about 25 lbs). Wendy is a pure Cattle Dog. Both are
very sweet. If you have any information about these dogs, please contact us.
Desperate Situation at Licking County Animal Control in Ohio
Our animals are not on a time limit. They
won't be dumped at another pound or euthanized if they can't find a home soon
enough. Long term care of dogs not in foster homes is very costly and
decreases the amount of deathrow cats and dogs we can rescue. Roscoe, a puppy we have just rescue needs expensive heart surgery. We do
not turn down an animal because they require additional medical treatment. Please consider any amount donation
to help sponsor one of these wonderful dogs or cats! We will give a big
thank you on our bio pages of the dog you sponsored, so everyone knows of the
good deed you did for that animal! All donations go directly to the care for
each animal. We can't continue saving more animals without your help. Thank
you!! Please send contributions to : Animal
Rescue Connection, 5651 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.
You can also make a donation using PayPal by pressing the following button.
rescued from Ingham Animal Control just in the nick of time. This very
attractive gal is now in a foster home with other dogs. She is housebroken and
described as a very obedient dog. Sheila is counting her lucky stars that she
was rescued and she will repay her owner tenfold with her love &
County Animal Control has nice dogs and cats that are in extreme danger.
Please follow the link to their site and take of look at the wonderful animals
there. This is a high kill-rate shelter that also sells animals to research.
In 2003, they sold 310 pets to research.
If you disagree with the shelter's policy of selling animals
to research, please DO NOT call or email the shelter. Employees have no control
over shelter policy. Harassing employees can only make them stop cooperating
with rescue groups and it will hurt the animals. Policy is set by the
County Board of
Voice for Animals is a group that is trying to stop the sale of pets to
Contact them if you are interested in constructive ways to approach the problem.
Many dogs and puppies to be gassed in West Virginia
The cost of caring for rescued animals is enormous. Most have to be
spayed or neutered at a discount cost of about $100.
They have to be heartworm checked, checked for other parasites, dewormed if
necessary, have rabies and distemper shots, and
have fleas treated if necessary. This averages about $100 per dog. If they are
heartworm positive, the treatment costs
$400. If they are boarded in a kennel, it costs $5-$10 a day with the rescue
discount. If they are kept for 2 months, that
amounts to $300-$600. Our adoption fee has been $150 (now $175) per dog, even
for highly adoptable dogs. We have been making up the
difference out of our personal funds, which are now depleted. We are now
thousands of dollars in debt and will not be able
to continue our operations unless our financial situation improves. Over
the last two years, we have managed to save about
a hundred animals that would otherwise have been killed. If you would like to
help this operation continue, please send
your contribution in any amount to Animal Rescue Connection, 5651 Plymouth Rd.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105.
We are a small rescue group operating in southeastern Michigan. We rescue
deathrow or soon-to-be class B research dogs and cats from pounds and shelters
and place them in loving homes. We have no paid positions and we mainly have to
pay out of our own pockets for animal care. Please consider any amount of
donation so that we may continue helping save more lives! Animal Rescue
Connection is in the process of becoming an incorporated 501 (c)3 nonprofit
organization. In order to answer your inquiries in the shortest time possible,
please help us by including the following information in your e-mail: (1) The
rescued pet you are interested in, (2) where you live, (3) your phone number,
(4) if you have children and if so, their ages, (5) fenced or un-fenced yard,
and (6) other animals already in your home. **If you are or have been a pet
owner, please include your Vet's name and the name of your current or former pet
or pets. Thanks in advance for your cooperation as this will greatly speed up
our ability to help you find the appropriate, available pet in the shortest time
HOW CAN YOU HELP? Be an Animal Rescue Connection Volunteer! We need help in
many different ways: always need foster homes, transporting animals, donations
of crates, collars & leashes, walking and socializing with our rescued pooches
who are in kennels (they need to be loved too), & photographer.
When you foster that allows us to save another's dogs life. It's simple: You
provide shelter, love, hugs, food, water and exercise. We provide all medical
care and find potential adopters.