PA Animal People: please help

PA animal people: Please call your senator today and urge her/him to please vote YES ON HB 1216 to ALLOW OFFICERS TO RESCUE DISTRESS DOGS/CATS IN HOT CARS. The bill is stalled
To find your legislator:

Homeless Chihuahua Was Terrified Of Human Contact, But She Quickly Realized What She Was Missing

By Ashley Maisano –

Hope For Paws received a call regarding a homeless Chihuahua who was alone on the streets and absolutely terrified.

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When rescuers arrived, they secured the area with fencing so the nervous Chihuahua wouldn’t be able to run away from them. One of the rescuers, Loreta Frankonyte, slowly went up to the dog to try and befriend her.

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She offered her some food, but she wouldn’t take it from her hand. She tossed it on the ground and she reluctantly gobbled it up. When she offered another piece of food, she finally took it from her hand.

She took a few more pieces, but when Loreta went to pet her, she snapped at her. She was still visibly afraid and didn’t understand yet that these people were there to help her.

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Eventually they slipped the snare around her neck and gently pulled her out. They thought it would be better if she didn’t feel cornered anymore. Once they got her out, they put the leash on and spent time with her to make her feel safe. They named this adorable pup ChiChi.

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She finally allowed them to pet her and began to trust them. They scanned her for a microchip, but unfortunately she didn’t have one. They brought her back to their clinic where they gave her a warm, much-needed bath to wash off all of the filth from living on the streets.

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She was still nervous at first, but after a while, her personality began to show. She was actually a very friendly and sweet dog. A week later, she went to live in a foster home with another one of Hope for Paws’ rescues named Washington. The two of them got along great and were the best of friends in no time.

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ChiChi is available for adoption. She is a very affectionate dog who loves to give kisses. She also gets along great with other dogs. If you’re interested in giving her a loving forever home, contact

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7,000 dogs have received shelter from the freezing cold of winter. Will you make it 7,001?

Will you help?

Help dogs stay warm through the rain, snow, ice, and freezing temperatures this winter.

Request your US House Rep to Co-Sponsor Prevention Animal Cruelty & Torture Act

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT). Action is needed in the U.S. House to crack down on animal cruelty crimes.

We ask during this holiday season that your extend your giving to the animal community by calling your U.S. Representative TODAY to ask them to co-sponsor and do all they can to push for the passage of this crucial bill!

You can find your Representative’s contact information and a more detailed description of the bill here:…

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What if Christmas ham were advertised truthfully?

What if Christmas ham were advertised truthfully?

Hidden cameras filmed inside a ‘humane’ gas chamber. Hours of uninterrupted footage show crate after crate of pigs who thrash and scream as they gasp for air.

As I write this, three young pigs are being herded into a gas chamber in an Australian slaughterhouse. What happens next is called ‘humane’ by the meat industry. Except it’s not. We showed the reality to people in the street, and they were horrified. See for yourself.

These slaughterhouses are supplying the biggest pig meat brands in the country. Their products line the shelves of every major supermarket.

As someone who cares about animals, I know this will not be easy to read. I can assure you I don’t take lightly sharing something so distressing. But I’m sure you will agree that everybody — particularly those who eat pork, bacon or ham, and especially in the lead-up to Christmas — has the right to know the truth, so that they can make considered decisions about what they choose to support.

Ultimately the power to create change for animals rests with informed consumers. And with 1 in 3 Aussies already eating more plant-based meals, there’s a huge wave of compassion building for animals.

For those three young pigs who just now spent their last moments inside this terrifying chamber, please make the next 5 minutes count. Please help expose the truth, take a stand against cruelty, and save animals from fear and suffering.

Lyn White AM
Investigations Director

Animals Australis