animal shelter

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Petition to Municipality of Mykonos, Mykonos Animal Welfare

Please help build a shelter for abandoned animals in Mykonos, Greece.

I am teaming up with 'Mykonos Animal Welfare', an organisation that focuses on rescuing animals on the island. Together, we strive to combat and resolve the increasingly amount of stray animals.  'Mykonos Animal Welfare' is a legal charity, started in 2005. They focus on sterilising, emergency vet care and rehoming of abandoned cats and dogs.   Being a local on the island, I feel it is my duty to help solve this problem. It breaks my heart seeing many animals killed on the side of the road, neglected and left to die. It becomes the 'norm' of life on the island. But this stops now. Through your efforts and donations this can be resolved as 'Mykonos Animal Welfare' has full support of the Town Hall and the Mayor Konstantinos Koukas who are financing a program that covers many sterilizations and medical expenses. Moreover, in the near future, with your help, we will be able to convince the mayor to provide a legal no-kill shelter.  I have rescued a number of animals over the years, including my dog,'Rocky', who was found in the mountains and abandoned at the local Pet Shop, waiting for anyone to have the heart to take him home. That was me. Since then, he has become such an integral part of our family and can't imagine life without him. This has prompted me to become more active and through all our efforts raise awareness and give more animals, like 'Rocky', a chance at a loving home.   If you love animals and you love Mykonos, please help us and donate. No matter how small or big, we can all make a difference. Thank you. - Please visit this link to directly donate to this cause. Thank you :) 

Kristi Kordas
2,719 supporters
This petition won 3 years ago

Petition to Marcia Mayeda, Director of LA County Department of Animal Care and Control and Board of Supervisors

Injured dog handled like it was already dead by Downey Animal Care Center: Training needed

November 17 2015, George Duran pulled over at an intersection in Compton, CA, where he saw a German Shepherd mix lying motionless in the street.  Witnesses claimed that the Shepherd had been the victim of a hit and run, and that Animal Control had failed to respond.  George took the Shepherd, along with a Pit-bull found at the scene (A4897882), to Downey Animal Care Center.  George, an ex Veterinary Technician, noted that the Shepherd’s rear quarters were injured, possibly broken.  Upon arrival at the shelter, he made that clear to the Animal Control Officers (ACOs) that came out to his car to take the dog inside.  Despite this, after struggling to move the dog, lifting it out the car by the scruff of the neck, and it falling on its side, the ACOs picked it up by its reportedly injured legs, and lifted it into a mobile kennel/cage.  George stated; “They grabbed the dog like it was already dead.  Instead of using a muzzle, they had bound the dog’s face with rope.  The dog cried out in pain after being transferred into the cage.  The way this poor dog was made to suffer was unnecessary and cruel.” The incident was captured on this shocking video by George. A necropsy of the animal was requested by LA County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) Veterinary Chief of Staff Dr Solacito, however, the vet on duty stated the decision to euthanize was taken due to "signs of spinal injury" and the dog having "agonal breathing" (ie gasping).  However, no X-Rays were taken whilst the animal was alive.  This is not the first time that animals’ health and wellbeing has been ignored by LA County shelter employees. Just recently on Sept. 19, 2015, Baca, a two-year-old Australian Shepherd mix tragically died after Carson shelter staff failed to treat him. This is despite rescuer Krista Place alerting Animal Control Officers twice within the space of one and a half hours of the need for him to receive emergency medical treatment. Baca had been throwing himself against the kennel walls and panting heavily. There is no doubt in our minds that the handling of the Shep constituted cruelty, and the ACOs showed zero compassion for the wellbeing of this dog, and therefore appropriate action should be taken by DACC towards these individuals.  That being said, we believe this incident is also indicative of a lack of training and all DACC employees should receive training on a)  the handling of injured pets and b) recognizing illness and injury in pets.

All About the Animals
6,633 supporters