Mar 31, 2008

Beth & Ross

Beth was found and taken to the vet last saturday. She's around 3 months old.

Ross was rescued last friday. He was emaciated and dehydrated. He's very sweet and gentle for a German Shepherd.

Mar 19, 2008

Beverly

This Lab mix girl is very sweet. She's not even a year old and I hope to get her out of the beach soon. The problem is that the vets are full this week and the few foster homes we have are not taking dogs this week either. If someone can foster her or any other dog that would be most appreciated.
It is frustrating because every now and then I get to see the pick-up truck that comes to take dogs and treat them like pests. And seeing the truck full of dogs and knowing they are going to be dead soon is painful. People are still abandoning their pets despite the beach sweeps and the never ending nightmare continues.
Last December the Hotel and Tourism Board formed an "animal welfare commitee" (don't make me laugh...) supposedly in cooperation with animals rights activists and rescuers--but all ended in the municipalities conducting dog sweeps. The mayor of Yabucoa said in a couple radio shows that he never heard from any rescue group in 2 years--which is totally NOT TRUE--and decided to go ahead with the Hotel and Tourism Board "proposal". The Board were having meetings of their own with government agencies, including the municipalities and without counting on any animal rescue group as they said they will--apparently they said they don't need them. They said they were going to concentrate on education and surveillance and none of that is happening. In summary, they are not doing anything new: people continue abandoning their pets and going unpunished while punishing the real victims. This sudden and weird interest in animal welfare coming from the Hotel and Tourism Board and the municipalities was just an act. They are just acting like they care just because they were losing money, in reality nothing changed.

Mar 18, 2008

Mar 17, 2008

NEW FACES



Unfortunately pets are still been dumped at the beach despite all the horrors and beach sweeps going on there. Most of them are good pets and most are not even sick.

Mar 15, 2008

MARS & THE MOON


Yes, the point of light in the upper left it's Mars...

Mar 12, 2008

Kittens



On Feb 29 one of my neighbors told me that a cat gave birth to 5 kittens that week in their backyard but their dog killed 2 of them. They put the remaining 3 in a box and put them across he street hoping the mom will take them to another place. It started to rain and i put the box under my vehicle. The mom found them before 4am and took only 2 of them. The third one, a male (black /white) was left alone and I was still hoping the mom would come for him, but at 6am i found the kitten dead not very far from the box. Apparently a cat (maybe his own mom) attacked him--maybe he smelled like humans, i don't know.

After that, I didn't know anything about them except that the mom was nearby and I kept leaving some food for her--until yesterday (Mar 11). I was feeding my dog at 4pm when I heard the kittens from one of the neighbors' backyards or between backyards. I waited until the owners arrived after 7pm. We found 2 kittens between 2 parallel walls, no sign of their mom. I tried to call them and they got close several times, but for some reason they kept going back. The second neighbor had a PVC pipe and a trimmer cable and made a catch pole, then we tried calling them again and that's how we could catch them. It took us an hour and a half to get them. They are 2 males of around 2-3 weeks old.

Mar 11, 2008

Mar 9, 2008

NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE

Article about animal treatment in Puerto Rico:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/us/09dogs.html

Mar 4, 2008

KERR'S PUPPIES

KERR


Just like daddy!

Mar 2, 2008

VENUS, MERCURY, JUPITER & THE MOON

Look at the sky (east) 30 minutes before sunrise on March 4.