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Last Updated:
11/8/2018 4:49 PM


 

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PUPPY MILL REPORTING Tipline!!!

If you've ever suspected a breeder of running a puppy mill, there's now a toll-free hotline you can call to report it: 1-877-MILL-TIP. The Humane Society of the United States, who launched the hotline on Friday, December 4, hopes it will help free more dogs from the abusive conditions at these illegal breeding facilities.

DOGFIGHTING Tipline!!

DOG FIGHTING HOT LINE, $5,000 for the info leading to the conviction and arrest of a dog fighter call * 1-877-847-4787

 

 
 
Help Bring an End to Pound Seizure!

Soup was an English setter that was surrendered to Montcalm County Animal Control by her owner after she was hit by a car. Her foot was injured and her owner could not afford to have it fixed. A rescue group was aware of the dog and had arranged transport to the vet and also to her new foster home. The shelter was aware of rescues intent to come get the dog. Sadly, Soup was taken by the Class B dealer before rescue was allowed to take Soup. One must question why this happened.

Michigan law allows shelters to sell or give shelter cats and dogs to USDA Class B dealers. The dealers then sell these homeless, abused and abandoned pets to companies and laboratories for a profit. This is known as POUND SEIZURE. Seventeen states have banned pound seizure. Currently only Gratiot and Mecosta County Animal Control Shelters practice pound seizure. As a result of this profit-driven business, every pet in Michigan is at risk of pound seizure regardless of their location. Should your pet ever end up lost and arrive at a shelter that sells to dealers, it could be sold for a wide range of lab experiments in as little as 5 days. Beware that Michigan is also home to THREE of the 10 remaining Class B dealers in the country.

Representatives Espinoza, Huckleberry, Mayes and Terry Brown introduced HB 4663 (Koda’s Law) which will prohibit the sales of shelter animals to Class B dealers in the state of Michigan. Passage of HB 4663 will not prohibit legitimate medical research. This bill simply stops shelter dogs and cats
from being used as test subjects in lab experiments.


POUND SEIZURE
What is pound seizure? Pound seizure is the practice of releasing, selling or giving shelter animals to USDA Class B Dealers (animal brokers) and research facilities for purposes of research and/or experimentation. As of November 2009, there are still 2 Michigan counties that participate in pound seizure.... Gratiot County & Mecosta County.

Why this is wrong... Pound seizure is not only a betrayal of trust to our pet companions, but a betrayal of trust to the community. Pets depend on humans for their survival. The public depends on their local animal shelter to protect and serve their community. When pound seizure is present at your local animal shelter, do you trust your shelter to make the right decision for your pet if they end up there lost?

THERE IS A BILL TO BAN POUND SEIZURE IN MICHIGAN
THIS BILL IS HB 4663

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! YOU ARE THE VOICE FOR THESE ANIMALS. PLEASE SPEAK UP ON THEIR BEHALF! SUPPORT HB 4663 TO PROTECT OUR PETS!

Contact State Representative Mike Simpson (Democrat, 65th District)
Agriculture Committee Chair
Politely ask him to hold a hearing for HB 4663
Phone: (517) 373-1775 Fax: (517) 373-5242
Email mikesimpson@house.mi.gov
www.voiceless-mi.org
info@voiceless-mi.org

Sign the online petition here:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/649021463

Distribute this flyer with the story of Soup:
http://www.voiceless-mi.org/psflyer.pdf

Learn more here:
http://www.voiceless-mi.org/pound%20seizure/pound%20seizure.htm


OTHER STATES AND POUND SEIZURE, CLASS B DEALERS, ETC>>>

Class B Dealers~ some names to watch (all states listed)~ Note from Saving Furry Friends
http://www.facebook.com/misa.martin#/note.php?note_id=187028390686&id=631803093&ref=nf

SHELTER DOGS from OH,KY,VA BEING USED IN DEADLY EXPERIMENTS ~ Note from Donna Durbin
http://www.facebook.com/misa.martin#/note.php?note_id=211758210406&id=100000030127205&ref=mf

Dying to Learn...
“Dying to Learn: Exposing the Supply and Use of Dogs and Cats in Higher Education” documents the hidden practices of colleges and universities in which unscrupulous Class B dealers, who obtain animals from shelters, sell former pets to education facilities, where these animals are used, and often killed, for dissection and live surgeries in teaching laboratories.
Website: http://www.dyingtolearn.org/
Take Action: http://www.dyingtolearn.org/takeaction.html

USDA-Licensed Class B Random Source Animal Dealers
You can search by state on this website, includes laws for the state and lists some dealers with license numbers:
http://www.banpoundseizure.org/dealers.shtml

 
 Speak Out About the Cruel Practice of Devocalization

What is Canine Devocalization?

Some people silence their dogs through devocalization, a painful surgery that cuts the vocal cords through the animal's oral cavity or an incision in the neck.  This procedure provides NO MEDICAL BENEFIT to the animals, it is done purely for the convenience or cosmetic preference of the owner. 

Opinions of medical organizations and humane societies

Multiple animal medicine and animal welfare organizations discourage the use of convenience devocalization, recommending that it only be used as a last resort.

 


Click Here to see the Devocalization Fact sheet from the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association

Read More about Debarking on Wikipedia

 

- Sign the Petition Here

 

NEWS!! Some Success ~ Banfield Bans Unnecessary Cosmetic Surgeries on Dogs! CLick to Read the whole Story