Vote for Max A Pooch
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Vote for Max A Pooch

    1. Keith  Sanderson
    2. Petition by

      Keith Sanderson

      Deerfield, IL

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”

Max A Pooch the throwaway dog asks, :"How great can a nation be that throws away and kills millions of dogs, cats and other pets each year with no more remorse than if they are inanimate pieces of litter." If you agree with him, vote for Max A Pooch.  

Max A Pooch himself is a throwaway dog. He is best described by Animal Planet blogger David Mizejewski as, " AWESOME! Check out the video  about a "recycled" black lab that is now on a mission to recycle trash. I think this is such a clever and useful way to channel the lab's innate retrieving instinct for the greater good."

His story is especially poignant because Max was discarded like a piece of litter and ended up at an animal control facility. If he hadn't been recycled (rescued) he would been killed and ended up at the bottom of a landfill with cans, bottles and other useful things humans discard.

That's a powerful message. Vote for Max A Pooch at . Your vote can make him part of a 90 minute TV program on the Hallmark Channel where millions of American will see this amazing dog and hear his message.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Karla Armbruster ST. LOUIS, MO
      • over 2 years ago

      I very much agree that dogs (and all living things) are not objects to be discarded. However, it's important to understand that the very existence of breed dogs, even those raised by responsible breeders, helps perpetuate a system where there are "throwaway" dogs. The valuing of breed dogs, however they are raised, contributes to the puppy mill system that inhumanely "produces" dogs as products to meet the customer demand that is fueled when people look around and see others with breed dogs. When these puppy mill dogs are "produced," people (usually) buy them, and other, usually non-breed dogs, don't get homes . . . and are killed because no one has a "use" for them. Why are we "breeding" dogs on purpose AT ALL when there are more dogs who need homes than homes available? I am not against all breeding, but we need to look at the big picture rather than just blaming "bad people" for discarding their pets (though that is obviously part of the problem).

    • Marion W. Copeland PELHAM, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      I have the honor of serving on the Board of the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, with facilities in Springfield and Leverett, MA. Dakin serves the entire Pioneer Valley region, including northern CT and southern VT and NH, providing shelter , health,and adoption opportunities for hundreds of dogs like Max and even more cats, and a sundry of small animals and birds as well. So I'm constantly on the look out for collaborators and methods for raising awareness and compassion for these and all animals. This is yet another way. Thank you!

    • Linda Breitman WESTBOROUGH, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      If our society is going to breed and take advantage of all the joys of having companion animals, we need to take the responsibility to assure that they all are well cared for. "Unwanted" dogs and cats are the result of our irresponsible behavior. The cure lies with the education and/or correction of the people, not the torture and killing of the animal victims.

    • Tina Bailey SEABECK, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      Animals(pets) are NOT funiture to be tossed away, disregarded, or thought of as inferior to humans. GOD made animals just has he made man. ALL are precious in HIS eyes.

    • Jeff Segal TEMPE, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      I feel that animals should have a home. I also feel that people should be told what they will have to do to take care of a pet that they get and not just get a pet because they think they want one at the time they see one. They should be told that there will need to change things they do after they get a pet and not just get rid of it or abandon it when the pet starts to cost more than they thought it would or when they find out that they don't have the time to take care of it. They should have thought of that before they got the pet.


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