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IAMS and Ricochet Team Up

Calling all animal lovers. Today I recieve an email from my friend Ricochet the Surf Dog. I have to share this with you as it is an incredible opportunity for you, me, him, and our 4 legged friends in need. Please read with an open mind and compassionate heart.

“Iams has offered to donate one bowl of senior plus dog or cat food for every new LIKE Ricochet gets on her FB page until 3/31, or until she hits 100K fans… whichever comes first.
We’re looking at 37,000 new fans which equal 37,000+ bowls of food for dogs or cats in rescues, shelters or service dog organizations!!
We don’t have much time to get 37,000 new likes, so we’re trying to make it go viral ASAP! Anything you can do to help get the word out for people to LIKE https://www.facebook.com/SurfDogRicochet will help us reach our goal, so we can help organizations feed more animals.
We’re also looking for non profit rescues, shelters and service dog organizations that would like to be recipients of this campaign. The only criteria is that they need food & are a non profit. They can register by emailing pawinspired@aol.com with their org name, address & tax ID. 

Please, everyone reading this, if you are not a friend of Ricochet go ahead right now. It is the freest way to feed a hungry mouth.If you are a rescue submit you information it can’t hurt only help.

Good Luck Ricochet. We believe in you and support you.

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Human life lessons from Daniel

Many times the question has been asked of how I survived the gas chamber. My Dad, who speaks for me, has told many people that it is because of my incredible positive attitude. In several instances we hear about people who are stricken with a terrible disease or life crises and if they can garnish a positive attitude, their chances to not only get past the obstacle, but to thrive from it are greatly increased.

As I take a few minutes to rest before my quest for Hero Dog 2012, I wanted to share this life lesson with you.

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The Efforts of Texas

On my Facebook Page, Krista Samouris, shared a video about the efforts of banning the gas chamber in Texas by a woman named Patti Watson. The article was reported by Dawn Tongish, a news reporter for CW 33. The article is titled Texas animal advocates push for law to ban “gas chambers” to euthanize shelter animals.

I want people to know that there are still plenty of states euthanizing animals via the gas chamber and that is just plain inhumane. We support the efforts of the advocates. To Krista we say thanks for Sharing. To Patti we say thanks for your efforts. To Dawn we say thanks for the report and support.

Below is an excerpt of the article and there is a full video of the report. Please View it and share it.

Each day, Patti Watson spends her time on Facebook updating others on an issue that is close to her heart.

“I really think most people don’t know about this.”

The Rockwall grandmother is part of a grassroots army that posts to a page called, “Stop Gassing Texas Pets“. The group hopes to end the use of carbon monoxide to euthanize shelter animals.

“Seagoville and Terrell have now stopped, along with others so we are making progress.”

But Watson says there are nearly 20 cities and counties still using the controversial method known as gassing to euthanize unwanted animals. During the process, the animals are put inside a cage and then inhale the cabon monoxide that is piped inside.

“You are putting up to six animals in a small box. They hear the noises. It is a horrible death.”

See the full article here

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