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Entries in animal shelters (8)


Activist Angler Writes Book About Dogs

Local fishing expert and award-winning writer Robert Montgomery’s fourth book in less than five years has recently been released.

Unlike his previous books, however, which are mainly about nature, conservation, fishing and the appreciation of nature, “Pippa's Journey: Tail-Wagging Tales of Rescue Dogs” is about dogs, specifically adopted dogs, and highlights the efforts of Farmington Pet Adoption Center (FPAC) and other no-kill shelters.

Pippa’s Journey describes the “often funny, near tragic, and always exciting ride” Montgomery took with his dog during their first four years together. He dedicated the book “to man’s best friend and no-kill animal shelters,” and is donating a portion of the profit from the sale of each book to the Farmington Pet Adoption Center, where he found Pippa in 2013.

Read rest of article in Daily Journal.


You Can't Buy Love, But You Can Adopt It

Pippa's Journey: Tail-Wagging Tales of Rescue Dogs.

Pippa grew up in a shelter. Against all odds, she was adopted at age 2. This is the often funny, near tragic, and inspirational story of her discovery of the outside world.

The book also contains touching stories of other rescue dogs , as well as information about the shelters and why people should consider adopting, especially adult dogs.

It's entertaining, heart-warming, and a great reference book as well!

Pippa's Journey is dedicated to man's best friend, and a portion of the proceeds from sales will be donated to no-kill shelters.


Latest book from Activist Angler recounts the adventures of Pippa, a dog that he adopted from a no-kill shelter, after she spent her first two years of life there. Inspirational stories of other adoped dogs also are included. A portion of the proceeds from book sales goes to help the shelter where the author adopted Pippa in 2013.


New Book About Man's Best Friend From Activist Angler


"This book is dedicated to man’s best friend and no-kill animal shelters. A portion of the profit from the sale of each book will be donated to the Farmington Pet Adoption Center (M0), where I found Pippa in 2013."

In addition to inspirational stories about Pippa and other rescue dogs, the book contains two appendix articles about the different kinds of shelters and how they work and why people should adopt from shelters, especially adult dogs.

Book is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


Don't Be Fooled by the Hype: Give Locally to Help Dogs

Once again it's time to warn anglers, hunters, and other dog lovers about deceptive advertising campaigns. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is running tear-jerker commercials intended to garner national donations for its New York City-based organization.

 In terms of dishonesty, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), which does the same thing from time to time, is an even worse offender. Some have likened it to the radical People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, only with "deodorant and suits."

If you really want to help the abused, homeless, and starving dogs and cats portrayed in these advertising campaigns, please, give to your local no-kill and municipal shelters.

Some state and local shelters might have "SPCA" (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and "Humane Society" in their names, but they are not affiliated with those national organizations.

"Both ASPCA (the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and HSUS (the Humane Society of the United States) spend a great deal of money advertising on television and sending mail throughout the nation asking for charitable funds. Neither the ASPCA nor HSUS, however, are YOUR local animal welfare organization. They do not operate the shelter for homeless animals in your community. They are not 'parent' organizations and the local humane societies and SPCAs are not their chapters," said Ken White, president of the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA."

"I won’t and I don’t criticize the work done by these national organizations. You should take the time to form your own opinions about the programs and services of any charitable organization you are thinking about supporting. What I do take exception to is those organizations making statements about their work designed to lead to questionable conclusions."

Help Pet Shelters, a new spinoff of HumaneWatch, however, is not reluctant to criticize:

"HSUS raises millions of dollars from American animal lovers through manipulative advertising but doesn't run a single pet shelter, and isn't affiliated with any pet or local humane societies," it said.

It also pointed out that "a poll of self-identified HSUS donors found 80 percent thought HSUS 'misleads people' about its connections to pet shelters."

In reality, HSUS is an anti-industry lobbying group, opposed to using animals for medical research and many farming practices. Most of its money is spent on lobbying, litigation, fundraising, public relations, and marketing.

In full disclosure, HumaneWatch also has "a dog in this hunt." It's a front group for Center for Consumer Freedom, which represents mostly restaurant and agricultural organizations. But the information that it uses to point out the deception by HSUS and ASPCA is accurate.

Again, if you want to help dogs and cats, please give locally.