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Ayuda! Más de 400 perros y gatos rescatados podrían quedar sin hogar en menos de un mes

La Fundación Ángeles Sanando Huellitas, ubicada en Chia (Cundinamarca - Colombia), ha ayudado en los últimos 2 años a más de 1.000 perros y gatos abandonados, maltratados, abusados. En el 2018 tiene a más de 400 perros y gatos en la Fundación. Actualmente hay deudas por arriendo (por el lugar donde está la Fundación), servicios públicos, comida (diariamente se consumen 7 bultos de comida), etc. La Fundación ha recibido orden de desalojar a final de agosto y además debe readecuar las instalaciones (casa y terreno) en su totalidad, antes de entregar. Se necesitan con urgencia donaciones para cubrir la deuda de arriendo principalmente y que así estos perros y gatos puedan permanecer en su hogar. Mudar la fundación de lugar actualmente es inviable por los altos costos que implica desmontar la infraestructura ya construida, transportar lo que pueda quedar sirviendo y reconstruir todo en el posible nuevo sitio que se consiguiera. Por ahora los esfuerzos  se orientan a pagar los arriendos atrasados y mejorar las condiciones actuales de la Fundación. Para esto se necesitan con urgencia donaciones voluntarias en dinero, mano de obra, materiales, voluntariado. También su buscan  personas/familias adoptantes de perros y gatos de la Fundación, así como padrinos que se comprometan con la manutención del o de los perro/s y/o gato/s que apadrinen.

Fundacion Angeles Sanando Huellitas
13,403 supporters
Petitioning Petco, PetSmart, Petland

Stop The Selling Of Parrots

Parrots, Macaws, and Cockatoos are wonderful animals. There intelligent, beautiful and one of the most trafficked animal on the planet. Annually there are millions of parrots and other birds that are poached and transported. Fueled by the demand of the pet trade. The truth of the matter is parrots and macaws are wild animals, not pets. They belong in the wild, not in a cage. A majority of the birds being sold are the result of illegal poaching. The birds are smuggled in the most horrific of way. They have been stuffed in tooth paste tubes, stockings, and toilet paper tubes to glove compartments, tire wells, and hubcaps. And that is after they have been injured and maimed by nets and sticky traps that glue the legs of the bird to a branch. The birds that are breed fair no better. They are kept in rows of cages, in unsanitary conditions with hardly any room to move. The conditions are not unlike those of puppy mills. The factories will breed the birds to death, just so they can keep pumping out more birds to meet the demand of the pet trade. Images: Birds are beautiful creatures that are meant to be free, not caged. A famous saying goes "if you love something, set it free". The reality is not everyone who owns a parrot or macaw has the means to care for it. This results in many of the poor birds been neglected. Pet stores like Petco, Petsmart and Petland are contributing to the suffering of these beautiful birds. They are fueling the demand for the exotic birds. Pet Stores can make a difference by not selling the birds. 

World Animal Rescue
12,759 supporters
Petitioning Doug Burgum, John Hoeven, Kevin Cramer, Heidi Heitkamp, Mike Seminary, PetSmart, Petco

Justice for Pitbulls

Too many cities in North Dakota have been banning pitbulls simply because people seem to think they are dangerous. But those people fail to realize that any breed of dog, when raised in the wrong environment, has the potential of becoming mean and aggressive towards other animals and even people. However, when raised in a good environment, pitbulls, along with every breed of dog, are great family pets. The media has portrayed this breed to constantly be mean and aggressive, and that's what people expect from them now. But I say it's time to end the stereotype, end the bans put on them, and show the world how loving and snuggly these dogs really are.

Siobhan Oliver
8,053 supporters
Petitioning Donald Trump, Jerry Brown, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Gary Peters, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), International Animal Rescue, Animal Planet, Animal ACTion ...

End Kitten Mills

Kitten mills are places where female cats are bred and bred over and over to make many litters of kittens. The kittens are born with diseases because the female cat had many diseases due to shortage of water, starvation, and filthy places to stay. The kittens that are bred are usually cramped together in a tiny cage filled with old urine, bugs, and dirty food. Kitten mills ordinarily take place in small houses that are not taken care of. Kittens are also found dead on a daily basis because of all the filthy conditions they are in. This problem impacts all animal lovers and people who want cats as pets. TIP: Don't buy your pets from pet stores because the animals usually come from kitten or puppy mills! Help put a stop to this by signing the petition! Thank you and #StopAnimalAbuse

Shanti Hilton
5,537 supporters
Petitioning Petco, Jim Myers, John Baumer, J. Simmons, Gary Kusin

Stop Advertising Guinea Pigs as Holiday Gifts

Guinea pigs make wonderful companions and pets. Children especially love them. They can be very personable, cute and fun to be around. However, guinea pigs are being surrendered to shelters and rescues across the country.  Any pet is a big responsibility. Guinea pigs require special care unlike other pets. They need a very large cage, a diet high in vitamin C and fresh foods, unlimited hay and of course regular cleaning. This major responsibility cannot fall solely on the shoulders of a young child. Instead, guinea pigs are the responsibility of an entire family! Furthermore, these unique creatures need constant companionship from other GPs to prevent depression. After all, these critters are herd animals and buying just one as a gift is surely going to end in a very unhappy pig and child. Instead of encouraging families to purchase a guinea pig as a gift for the child in their family, encourage them to adopt a GP that is in need of a home! Adopting provides a much needed home and love to a GP that was abandoned and unwanted. By offering a forever home, a family can save the lives of the pet species of their choice and make a real difference in their communities! Rescues and sanctuaries receive the unwanted guinea pigs that are not adopted, unadoptable or abandoned. Prevent this by telling families that adoption is an option, too! To help provide a successful adoption, Petco can advertise their large selection of supplies for new guinea pig owners! This means that Petco will not lose out on holiday gift purchases, and in fact can better create a lasting relationship with customers who keep coming back to buy hay, food, toys and litter for their newly adopted rescue piggies. Petco, please remove advertising of purchasing a guinea pig as a gift. Encourage adoption instead!  This way, everyone wins!  

Kimberly LeMaster
5,027 supporters
Petitioning Animal Planet, International Animal Rescue, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Oficina de Protección Animal de la Municipalidad de Providencia, Animal ACTion Network, MSD Saúde Ani...

Los animales son seres vivientes,Tienen el derecho universal del respeto y la proteccion.

A quien concierna: Respetuosamenrte, me dirijo a ustedes, en representacion de los animales, específicamente, de los perros; ya que ellos no pueden hablar, por si mismos. En especial, por el pobre perro apaleado y atado a un arbol, en dias pasados.....     Estos animales estan siendo sacrificados de manera  indiscriminada y siempre atroz. Pareciera que el ejecutor, se ensaña con la víctima, al conocer la ventaja que tiene, ante la justicia, sabiendo que en algunos paises no existen leyes, que protejan a estos animales, y valga la redundancia, seres vivientes.  Son víctimas, de asesinos en potencia. Los cuales a su vez, también son los  depredadores de una sociedad, que solo quiere vivir en paz, con sus mascotas y con los perros callejeros. Es una situación ignominiosa, para ambas víctimas. Una es, el perro mascota o el perro callejero.  Y la otra, su amo, en tal caso, y la sociedad,  como testigo. Hago una reflexion a la dignidad, al respeto, a la etica de pensamiento y al equilibrio del ser viviente, donde estamos humanos y animales. Pido ayuden mediante la educacion, a valorar las virtudes de estos animales.Ellos nos ayudan, como policías, rescatistas, lazarillos, rastreadores, protectores incondicionales, fieles y siempre amorosos. Tienen el derecho universa, de  ser respetados y ayudados. No dejemos a estos amigos desamparados, demosles un puesto digno en toda la sociedad. Y construyamos leyes, que defiendan la seguridad de ellos, y la tranquilidad de nosotros, imponiendo, la severidad de la justicia a estos asesinos, que se burlan de lo más sagrado que tenemos, LA VIDA.

Conny Valdés
5,012 supporters
Petitioning People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Petco, PetSmart, Pet Supplies Plus

End the selling of hermit crabs

Pledge to never buy a hermit crab from a pet store. This petition is in memory of my beloved hermit crab, Kermit. It’s important to know that hermit crabs do not breed in captivity, they are captured and stolen from their homes in the wild, shipped across thousands of miles and often forced to take toxic painted shells. Upon arrival to the pet stores, they are often traumatized, sick with mites, missing limbs, if they have survived at all. I will forever regret feeding into this cruel and unfair industry. By pledging, you are apart of ending the demand for hermit crabs in pet stores. They belong in the wild where they can roam, thrive and live to be 30 years old.  Below is my facebook post regarding the passing of Kermit and our attempt to rehome our surviving hermit crab, Dude: "It is with a heavy heart that we surrendered Dude this morning to the ARL. After Kermit passed away, he searched the whole tank for her. We could tell he was sad as hermit crabs are very social animals. So, while bawling my eyes out, filling out adoption paperwork and Joshua comforting me, we gave him and many supplies to the south side ARL location where we hope he will be adopted by a loving family who already has knowledge and practice caring for hermit crabs. Of course, I will always cherish my time with these amazing creatures, my first mistake was purchasing hermit crabs in the first place. It’s important to know that hermit crabs do not breed in captivity, they are captured and stolen from their homes in the wild, shipped across thousands of miles and often forced to take toxic painted shells. Upon arrival to the pet stores, they are often traumatized, sick with mites, missing limbs, if they have survived at all. Many times, I have entered a pet store and happen to peek at the hermit crabs and found them dead— and many times the workers do not know what to do or think it is not a big deal. I will forever regret feeding into this cruel and unfair industry. Furthermore, if two adults who endlessly researched hermit crab care, had a 25 gallon tank with plenty of good substrate, climbing toys, fresh food and water, heat lamps and constant attempts to keep in the humidity (which they need to breathe) could not keep a proper environment, it goes to show that hermit crabs ARE NOT TOYS. They require time, supplies, large enclosures, multiple friends and expertise. I urge all of you, do not buy hermit crabs from pet stores, and if you don’t already have them, do not buy them at all. Even buying supplies fuels the selling of hermit crabs. If this has not deterred you from purchasing a hermit crab, please please, do not:Buy painted shells for your hermit crabs. Use wire or plastic enclosures without adequate substrate. Use only sand as your substrate. Only feed them hermit crab pellets Or, buy as a “temporary” pet for your children. There are many other things that should be added to this list. We had our hermit crabs for a year before anything went wrong, but they probably suffered in silence because we appeared to be doing everything right. Basically, what I am saying is that you can do your research and be 100% committed and you will still never make a good enough home for such beautiful animals, so just keep them in the wild."

Brianna Brawley
4,340 supporters
Petitioning PetSmart, Petco

Help stop treating birds as decoration

Countless times people have bought birds just for the sake of decoration.  Some say, "but they look so beautiful" and proceed to stick them in tiny cylindrical cages just to make a display for a room. Does this look like a Home for birds or a hanging decoration? and there are many other cages like this that are not suitable.   Birds are smart and social creatures and need time outside of a cage to fly around and explore. They need toys and positive interaction to be healthy. They can be just as loving as any other pet, like a cat or a dog, and they deserve the same respect. Places that sell birds should be able to test the consumers knowledge on them and make sure that they are buying a pet that they care for and not just a decoration for their house.

Tiffany Grundler
3,622 supporters
Petitioning International Animal Rescue, Animal lovers and wildlife rescuers, Animal ACTion Network, Petco, Animal Planet, MSD Saúde Animal

Lets Stop Animal Cruelty Together; Instead Of Sharing And Posting Videos And Photos.

The internet is flooded with websites, webpages, videos and pictures displaying cruelty to animals. Some sources are to create awareness but most sources are merely depicting cruelty for shock value of reality of abuse towards the animal. Publishing such videos or pictures on websites or even social media are counting on yoy to be upset by what you see to allow more traffice of revenue related to their advertising dollars. They earn the publicity through angry and sympathetic messages or comments to have more audience to earn. Posting such content can be very disturbing and upsetting to many. Scrolling through social media news feed can be challenging most times as we tend to get shocked by the content and end up feeling upset by what we see. The content can be as bad as really bloody and gruesome pleas of dogs being abused and being helpless too. When questioned regarding these matters, the obvious response would be; its for public education and raising awareness. But how much do we know if the culprits are truly being punished for their bloody gore abuse acts to these animals. We can make a difference by finding out where do these videos come from and reporting them to the relevant authorities of the different countries its coming from. That is the true meaning of awareness. Sharing and sharing these videos over again doesn't solve the matter but instead it just ends up being forgotten about. I have managed to find out that PETA is a non-profit corporation which investigates on animal cruelty all over the world internationally. Do relate the videos or information to them through email at  Do visit their website at for more contact details. As for Singapore, we can relate videos or information to SPCA through email at  Do visit their website at for more contact details. Friends let's come together and make that effort to stop animal cruelty. Animals need our voice to speak for them as they can only depend on us to make that huge difference by us just putting in a little effort. Please do share these details and get the proper justice for all those evil people out there. "COMPASSION FOR ANIMALS IS INTIMATELY CONNECTING WITH GOODNESS OF CHARACTER; AND IT MAY BE CONFIDENTLY ASSERTED THAT HE WHO IS CRUEL TO ANIMALS CANNOT BE A GOOD MAN." -ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER-  

Annielia Ann
3,283 supporters
Petitioning Petco, PetSmart, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, Jeff Sessions, Marco Rubio, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Mark Zuckerberg, P...

Cease Petco and Petsmart's mass supply of Mill Animals.

Many are uninformed on the terrible mistreatment of living creatures from Animal mills. Who is at the center of this mistreatment? Petsmart and Petco. The beloved, "magical" pet shopping stores many consumers attend. It is not only the duty as moral human beings, but the duty as the only animals on this Earth who can speak for themselves. We must push Petco and Petsmart to STOP the mass purchase of these innocent animals. We speak for those who have no voice. I encourage you to watch this short video which shows the true nature of these businesses:

Wesley Herring
2,614 supporters
Reverse PETCO's Discriminatory and Illegal Policies Against Service Dogs and Individuals With Disabilities.

At Petco, we celebrate the human-animal bond and our ultimate goal is to be pet parents’ trusted partner of choice in all that we do. In our grooming salons across the country, we do our very best, each and every day, to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the pets in our care. From our 7-point check-in to the groom itself, we work closely with pet parents to ensure that every pet gets the best service possible. And the large viewing windows in our salons make it possible to watch the groom every step of the way. At the same time, in order to protect the safety of the pets being groomed, their pet parents, and our grooming salon partners, Petco policy provides that we restrict access to our grooming salons (which are non-public areas) for customers and other members of the public. However, in certain circumstances, we recognize that human and animal welfare may be better served when limited exceptions are made, even while there is no legal duty to do so. We think this specific situation merits an exception. Therefore, Petco will welcome Mr. Honick to be present in the grooming salon while Pico is being groomed. It is important to note that we reserve the right to decide this issue on a case-by-case basis, dependent on the varying circumstances related to any such request.

3 years ago