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Support The Pets Tuesday 11/27/12

WE LOVE ALL ANIMALS AT VSPETS

Our aim is to bring health and love to all animals, bring pet owners together, and increase communication in the pet community. With this mission in mind, we have initiated the “VSPETS No Pet Left Behind” Act. At VSPETS, we want to extend our hands to the paws. As part of the Act, we want to publicize three ways to help animals.

1. Familiarize yourself with ways to report animal cruelty in your area.
2. Volunteer at animal shelters, rescue organizations or even to your neighbor whose pet is in need of attention.
3. Start a food bank for pets in your community.

Support The Pets – Pets in Experiments

animals in research

With a class B license in the US, dealers are able to buy animals, transport them to holding facilities and then onto laboratories for use in harmful experiments in an often long and stressful journey. There are seven known facilities with these licenses who round together thousands of animals such as dogs and cats on a yearly basis to these research facilities. These dealers purchase these pets from flea markets, auctions, shelters and “unknown resources.” The unknown resource category can be defined as underground “bunchers” who find and gather pets through theft.

While class B dealer licensing is legal, investigations by animal protection organizations and inspections by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (who provide class B license) have proven that class B license facilities are very cruel. Undercover investigation from these agencies show that the pets are malnourished, abused and living in absolute filthy conditions.

The best way to help is making this issue known. By completing this form, you can automatically send a message to congress from the Humane Association’s website which will ask congress to stop this cruelty and put an end to class B licensing. We suggest you take a brief moment and help the cause!

Support the Pet Safety and Protection Act

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Support The Pets – Feral and Stray Cats

helping feral and stray cats

Today at VSPETS, we would like to shine a light on feral and stray cats issues in communities. While there are many opinions when it comes to these cats, we would like to bring some insight on these animals and provide information on how to help the cat overpopulation.

There are an estimated 50 million feral and stray cats in the United States today. If you find yourself nurturing one, please try to get the cat spayed or neutered. This will help reduce the large and growing feral cat population. There may also be an organization in your area that can help you with this process. Please click here to search your neighborhood for one of these organizations.

For further information on feral and stray cats, please visit The Humane Society’s link on these animals by clicking here.