Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thoughts on Thursday . . .
Taking Action for Pets


Remember when we had a petition to git a stroller? Well, here's another furry important petition that we hope you consider signing - even more important than our stroller petition!

The Care2 Petition Site shared this story wif us:

Allie Phillips was an assistant prosecutor in the mid 1990's on many domestic violence cases. She said that one frequent concern she heard was 'If I testify or if I do not go back to him, he will kill my pet.' This is why Phillips and the American Humane Association created the Pets and Women's Shelters Program (PAWS)™.

"Between 71 and 85 percent of women entering domestic violence shelters reported that a partner had threatened, injured or killed the family pet, according to a study done in 1997. And when women are considering fleeing abusive homes, they often have to choose between leaving their pet behind or staying in the abusive relationship. American Humane is the leading organization raising awareness about The Link® between animal abuse and other forms of violence. PAWS can help alleviate domestic violence."

Please sign the pledge today to support programs like PAWS!

>> CLICK HERE <<
or click on da photo to sign da petition

You can take action and make a difference!
Tell yer friends!

20 comments:

ML said...

KC said...
What a great petition. mine mommie jus signed it.
fanks fur posting it...
Purrs, KC

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Thanks for letting us know about this great cause!

Parker said...

I'm on my way to sign it!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Thank you for posting this! Mom already signed the petition.

Isis said...

Oh this is so very important, thank you for bringing this issue up here! I wish it would be thought of here in the UK too, it doesn't matter who you are or where you are pets are at risk from man who're abusive of their wives...

DEBRA said...

It's a strange coincidence because this morning on the way into work, I heard on the radio how a man became violently upset with his girlfriend (who change the channel) that he flung her dog against the wall several times. The man has been arrested and is behind bars, the Vet said the dog looked like it had been hit by a car...it blew me away...it's really sad.
Thanks for posting this link.

Purrsssss
Abby

Boy said...

That's a gweat idea!

jenianddean said...

I'm glad you posted this! It's such a sad thought. I just don't understand people sometimes...
--Jasper

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Mommy just signed your petition. Our blog is dedicated to FERAL KITTIES today. Please stop by!

Veronica (M) said...

Hi Kimo and Sabi, I am on hte way to sign the pledge. By the way did you get a pet stroller??? I really wants one for my birfday (coming up next week!!) and Mamaw said okay but Papaw said its unreesonable request. If you got it do yoo like it???
Veronica

Junior said...

Meowm signed this! It is very important!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We went over and signed it!

Captain Jack and Sir Dante said...

Our Mommy used to work at a battered women's shelter and she said this is true. It was not unusual for the abuser to kill a pet in order to exert more control over the spouse and/or any children in the household (Mommy could tell you some real horror stories). It is already hard enough for these women to dig up the courage to leave, anything that we can do to make it a bit easier is such a worthwhile cause!! Thanks for bringing this to the attention of the blogosphere!

Daisy said...

That is really a great cause. I will support that!

Tybalt said...

I am getting my mommy to sign right away! That is one of the causes very important to her. Thanks so much for sharing, Kimo and Sabi!

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

Thats so important! Momma signed, she had a family member who had their poodles threatened with euthanasia. ~Queen Snickers

Mickey said...

That is a wonderful program! Thanks for letting us know about it!
Purrs Mickey

PeeEss: Sabi is a very expressive cat ,heehee

Veronica (M) said...

you are lucky!
unfortunately dadbean is not budging on the stroller, he said, no, no, no. he thinked our mommy wants the stroller and that I will be happier in of doors!!! we need to save ups our moneys and buy by our selfs.
-Veronica

Chen & Ollie said...

That is a very good thing to point out. Animal abuse and other types of abuse are clearly closely linked. If a bean doesn't have respect for another living animal, then he/she probably doesn't have much respect for other beans either. We HATES animal abuse so much!!! Mommy is signing that petition right now.
Thanks!
Mr. Chen & Ollie

Book and Hook said...

Thanks for posting about it.
I went and signed.