swans are amazing.
I hope this doesn’t go against your no advertisements rule, because these people need cat lovers to help them out. They’re taking donations for their rescued cat’s amputation surgery and possible pregnancy.
Maybe you could reblog directly from them and help them out? I’m sure it’d be a great signal boost for their cause.
A polar bear swims underwater at a Zoo in St-Felicien, Quebec. Canada is home to some 15,000 of the estimated 20,000 polar bears in the world.
Please help me find a home for this guy. Brooklyn, NY. Reply to me for details.
Ok, one of my Brooklyn friends needs to help this guy out. I swear he could be Roxanne’s twin brother.
This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day: A former baggage handler at Reno-Tahoe International Airport says she was fired from her job because she refused to load a bloodied, emaciated hunting dog onto an airplane.
“The Transportation Safety Authority officers couldn’t even get the dog to stand up to be X-rayed,” says Lynn Jones, who was employed by Airport Terminal Services, a contractor in charge of operating the airport’s cargo area.
She says everyone who saw the pointer noted its bloody paws and sore-covered body. “The dog was so weak and torn up,” Jones told the Reno Gazette-Journal. “It didn’t look like it could survive the flight.”
According to shipping documents, the pointer is owned by a Texas-based hunter who regularly ships the dog to his hunting spots, and keeps it locked in a kennel when not in use.
Her now-former supervisor allegedly told her to load the dog onto the plane anyway, since the paperwork was in order. She says she was told to quit concerning herself with the dog’s condition or risk losing her job.
“I was crying,” she told the paper. “I kept saying that dog could not be put on a plane.”
Her supervisor eventually told to go home. However, the company later claimed she had “abandoned” her post, and was therefore terminated. “I didn’t abandon anything; I was told to leave,” she insists.
The Gazette-Journal was unable to obtain specific information and photos related to the incident due to the recently passed Cooney’s Law, but Krys Bart, CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority and board member of the Nevada Humane Society, told the publication she was “thoroughly disgusted over what I understand to be the situation this animal was put in.”
Airport Police ultimately stepped in and turned the animal over to the Washoe County Regional Animal Services, where it was cared for until it was well enough to be shipped back to Texas.
Though officials were unable to release the related incident report, unidentified airport employees told the Gazette-Journal “they were sickened by its condition.”
Jones is currently looking for another job. She says she loved her job at the airport, but “just couldn’t turn my back on that dog.”
“My supervisor said it wasn’t my concern,” Jones said, surrounded by her three dogs, three cats and pet bird. “But animal abuse is everyone’s concern who sees it.”
Can someone please tell me what the hell is wrong with people? I don’t care who you are, what you’re job is, if you see something like this, you do what this woman did and STAND UP FOR THIS ANIMAL. It sickens me that people can be so heartless. Why is animal abuse looked at as not important or non existent by some people? I can’t handle this sometimes. I just can’t.
owls are awesome.