For the Love of Dogs

I met Joyce Fay at a clinic I gave in Hobbs, New Mexico, a very long time ago. She brought her dogs, Bro and Tracy. They were introduced to sheep for the first time and they did really well. It was an unforgettable experience. Even though they would have enjoyed a career as herding dogs, they became the main subjects of a beautiful book Joyce wrote titled, The Adventures of Bro and Tracy:

http://www.broandtracy.org/book/index.shtml

Through the exceptional qualities of her dogs, Joyce was inspired to help others. Today, Joyce — who is a world-class photographer — uses her time and talent to help rescue animals. She takes beautiful pictures of rescue animals at different shelters throughout New Mexico:

http://www.broandtracy.org/animalwelfare.shtml

Think of ways you can contribute your time and talent to help support rescue groups and your local animal shelters. Be informed, but do not be deceived into donating money to groups such as the HSUS (Humane Society of United States). On the surface, they appear to fund animal shelters helping animals — when in fact they are animal rights fanatics. Instead of helping animals they use your donated money to finance anti-pet legislation taking away your rights to own animals of any kind. To keep on top of what is happening nationally and in your own state:

http://www.pet-law.com/

Americans Supporting Animal Ownership:

http://americanssupportinganimalownership.com

In the meantime, don’t forget the genuine groups that are in need of your support:

STAAR (Second-Time-Around Aussie Rescue)

http://www.staar.org/

ARPH (Aussie Rescue & Placement Helpline)

http://www.aussierescue.org/

Enemy Among Us

PETA’s true colors stood out with the KKK imagery they used to protest the American Kennel Club at the Westminster Kennel Club show. PETA uses intimidation tactics to harass and terrorize their victims just as the KKK did. History tells us when those methods failed; they were willing to commit murder. PETA is now directing their activities towards children:

http://www.petakillsanimals.com/article_detail.cfm?article=156

If innocent children are not safe against their expressions of hate — I am convinced these domestic terrorists will stop at nothing. They are an enemy among us. Just as the KKK hid their identities behind pointed hoods and long white robes, PETA hides their identity under the guise of groups like HSUS.

In the meantime, dog fanciers (of all breeds and bloodlines) slander each other and bicker over inconsequential issues through various Email lists. Of course, it is always with the rationalization of having the breed’s best interest in mind. What a distraction. If there was ever a time to speak up and put the breed’s “best interest” concept in action— it is now:

http://endangeredowner.blogspot.com/2009/01/hsus-turn-in-breeder-program.html

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