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I'm sure it's alright to re-post this myspace bulletin:

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From: <a href=' 757569&MyToken=65efdd48-4ce6-442c-bc47-02dbecc84d8a'>Lalala lizzzzle!</a>
Date: Apr 10, 2007 5:41 PM

RE: April 22-28: World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL)
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From: <a href=' 70461&MyToken=828a59c5-e3c7-4199-a3bb-2ead19ddff10'>xxxundeadxxx</a>
Date: Apr 10, 2007 8:37 AM

April 22-28: World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL)

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From: <a href=' 06802&MyToken=f70b89a4-fcbe-488d-89cb-2a9e09a48937'>In Defense of Animals</a>
Date: Apr 10, 2007 8:35 AM

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RE: RE: What is ASPCA® Mission: OrangeTM?

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From: <a href=' 20100&MyToken=510f3708-fd2c-49fa-9d2f-c155abe3dd50'>Debi</a>
Date: Apr 10, 2007 9:06 AM

RE: What is ASPCA® Mission: OrangeTM?

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From: <a href=' 306105&MyToken=22778558-1f4d-42b4-be4d-cb55e493c349'>Purrfriends</a>
Date: 10 Apr 2007, 08:31

From: <a href=' 311292&MyToken=2cceb6c0-942e-4d8b-a0cb-8c6f2ed208c1'>Summer & Misha Sabrina - Praying 4 Buddons</a>
Date: Apr 10, 2007 3:49 AM

<b><font color="orange"><center><font size="2">
For Roger Bleu & Humphrey Haunted
and To All Our Furriends<br>
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Founded in 1866 as the first animal welfare organization in the Western Hemisphere, the ASPCA continues to pursue the mission as charted by our founder Henry Bergh—to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals. We're a national organization headquartered in New York City, and our ongoing fight to prevent cruelty and alleviate the pain, fear and suffering of animals is supported by more than 1,000,000 members and supporters from across the United States. Our national programs, whereby we work with animal welfare organizations all around the country, include Anti-Cruelty & Legislative Services, Humane Education, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Shelter Outreach, Animal Behavior Services and the Animal Poison Control Center. These programs actively support our goal toward the day in which no animal will live in pain or fear.

As we enter our 141st year, the ASPCA is proud to partner with target animal welfare and community organizations around the country to launch “ASPCA® Mission: Orange™”—a focused effort to create a country of humane communities, one community at a time, where animals receive the compassion and respect due to them as sentient beings, and where there is no more unnecessary euthanasia of adoptable animals simply because of a lack of resources or awareness.

In order to achieve this goal, the ASPCA will focus the bulk of our resources to aid animal welfare efforts and education in these target communities, through the cooperation and inclusion of all those involved in animal welfare in these communities. We believe that we will effect more immediate, measurable and sustainable change for animals in these communities, especially for the animals most at-risk—those animals in shelters.

ASPCA Mission: Orange is the vision of ASPCA President & CEO, Ed Sayres, who is a firm believer in the power of a shared goal reached through cooperation and inclusion of all the organizations and agencies involved. Sayres successfully implemented this model in San Francisco, and brought his vision to New York City in 2003 where, in 2005, the ASPCA joined the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. The Mayor’s Alliance, founded in 2002, is comprised of 100 animal welfare organizations and rescue groups around New York City, and has a public-private partnership with the City of New York to collaboratively reach its goal. In 2005, the ASPCA provided a $5 million lead grant to the Mayor's Alliance for the purpose of reaching the day when no New York City dog or cat of reasonable health and temperament is killed merely because he or she does not have a home.

Through similar partnerships with local community groups and animal welfare agencies in these target communities, the ASPCA will help improve save rates, prevent animal cruelty and create model humane communities. By approaching these goals in a strategic and measurable way, we believe we can achieve our shared ideal of building humane communities, as well as achieve the optimal effect possible per dollar invested in the animals we all care so deeply about. It is our shared goal to end cruelty to, and provide for the welfare of, animals, through education and the dissemination of knowledge and resources, thus elevating the status of animals in our society.

Since each community has a different environment and needs, the ASPCA is collaborating with partners in each target community to develop the programs and resources that will be most effective in helping that specific community reach its goals. These may include board development and strategic planning work, Meet Your Match™ Canine-ality™ and Feline-ality™ programs and a variety of training opportunities. The ASPCA is proud to support these local and regional leaders that perform the everyday tasks that are so vital to the wellbeing of animals in their communities.

In addition to providing such resources, the ASPCA will invest up to $200,000 in each of the target communities towards capacity-building and related animal welfare efforts as deemed necessary by the community leaders, to assist these communities in not just becoming, but maintaining, “humane community” status. Overall, based on shelter statistics, the common goal will be to increase the community shelter adoption rate by at least 10 percent by the end of 2007, and towards a 75 percent ‘save rate’ for the community shelter partners by 2010.

The ASPCA has made a three-year commitment to each of the communities we will partner with in 2007. As work in these communities progresses and they move towards a sustainable model, the ASPCA will begin assessing other communities in 2008 and beyond to bring under this umbrella, as we progress toward our ultimate goal of creating a country of humane communities.

Partner communities in 2007 are:
- Austin, Texas
- Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Tampa, Florida

In addition, the ASPCA will continue to put the principles behind ASPCA® Mission: Orange™ to work in New York City. The ASPCA also welcomes the Richmond SPCA of Richmond, Virginia, as the “learning laboratory” for these target communities. The Richmond SPCA will share resources and expertise through learning and exchange programs with these communities to help them achieve their goals. The Richmond SPCA implemented a progressive operating model several years ago which has dramatically reduced the number of homeless animal deaths in Richmond. In 2006, as a result of the Richmond SPCA’s faithful adherence to this model, no healthy homeless animal died in Richmond.

ASPCA: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

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RE: April Is Animal Cruelty Awareness Month

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From: <a href=' 556346&MyToken=539c73ca-7247-4f02-84e0-8d50380a5071'>Alpha Pet Products</a>
Date: Apr 10, 2007 9:57 AM

From: <a href=' 46642&MyToken=798fd241-9e65-4275-a8ea-ac6dc77c8cf9'>stevie</a>
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Watch for signs of cruelty and report it. If you see some one hurting an animal, or if you see an animal that has been neglected and is sick or injured, not being provided adequate food, water or shelter, get help! Dont ignore it and hope someone else will report it, You may be the animals only chance, be their voice!!!

- If you see a stray or injured animal, contact your local animal control agency or Rescue!

- Be a responsible pet owner Spay & Neuter your animals, millions of animals die every year because they are not wanted!!!!

- Don't let your cats and dogs roam outside. Cats are safest indoors and when dogs are outdoors they should be walked on a leash or supervised in a fenced yard. It's up to you to keep your pets safe. Never leave your pet unattended,about two million companion animals are stolen each year. Many abducted from their own back yards!!!

- Never put an animal in the paper "Free To Good Home"! Always include a adoption fee,and check references! Many Animals from Free To Good Home Ads have been totured & killed by abusers, sold to research laboratories, used as bait for fighting dogs, sold to puppy/kitten mills for breeding,etc.....

- Take the time to contact someone who has put a "Free To Good Home "Ad in the paper or online. Inform them of the dangers, many people just do not realize what could happen!

- Support your local Shelter or Rescue! Adopt or Foster and animal, these animals deserve a chance at a good life!

- Set by example, let others know that hurting animals is wrong!


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From: <a href=' 90005&MyToken=f56a4af0-8bcd-45f7-aa69-8a06a40e2817'>Best Friends Animal Society - LA</a>
Date: Apr 10, 2007 10:16 AM

From our friend Molly:
I just received a call from a couple of my animal contacts who are in Sacramento to show support for the passage of The California Healthy Pets Act (AB 1634.)
They were horrified to learn from the staff of the committee members who will vote on this bill that 80-90% of faxes received so far are AGAINST its passage.
They told me supporters of the bill need to fax EVERY COMMITTEE MEMBER RIGHT NOW if we are to convince legislators to pass the bill.
Opponents (think breeders and pet store owners) have been inundating EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF THE BUSINESS & PROFESSIONS COMMITTEE WITH FAXES.


The bill will have a legislative hearing Tuesday April 10th although a vote may not happen until later.

(They want to do it in secret, apparently. )
For some reason, they have been told that only faxes will count, NOT emails and phone calls.


This is the best shot we have ever had to get a landmark spay and neuter bill passed.

You don't have to write a long letter. You can just say "I am writing to support AB 1634 The California Healthy Pets Act". You can add more if you want but at least say that. Sign the letter and put your mailing address with zip code.

Name Fax No.
Chairman Mike Eng (916) 319-2149
Shirley Horton (916) 319-2178
Karen Bass (916) 319-2147
Wilmer Amina Carter (916) 319-2162
Vice-Chair Bill Emmerson (916) 319-2163
Mary Hayashi (916) 319-2118
Edward Hernandez (916) 319-2157
Shirley Horton (916) 319-2178
Bill Maze (916) 319-2134
Curren Price Jr. (916) 319-2151
Alberto Torrico (916) 319-2120


April 10, 2007

Chairman Mike Eng (916) 319-2149
Shirley Horton (916) 319-2178
Karen Bass (916) 319-2147
Wilmer Amina Carter (916) 319-2162
Vice-Chair Bill Emmerson (916) 319-2163
Mary Hayashi (916) 319-2118
Edward Hernandez (916) 319-2157
Shirley Horton (916) 319-2178
Bill Maze (916) 319-2134
Curren Price Jr. (916) 319-2151
Alberto Torrico (916) 319-2120

I am writing you to declare my support of AB 1634, The California Healthy Pets Act. Countless numbers of domestic animals are killed every year because of overpopulation. Spay and neuter is the main, proactive key to overpopulation. Please pass the California Healthy Pets act; it is truly a matter of life and death.

I urge you to include the following changes:
* Guarantee low-cost spay-neuter for pets of low-income families: A.B. 1634 does not address programs for low-income families. The highest euthanasia rates of cats and dogs are concentrated in lowest income areas and spay/neuter programs are the most effective way to reduce the number of homeless pets in these areas. The key to success, is making sure that spay/neuter services are available, affordable, accessible and well publicized to low-income and modera

te income families, in order to really make a difference for the animals.

* In addition to paying a fee to breed, a fee generated from the sale of each animal should be imposed and 100% of the proceeds should be used to fund low-cost spay/neuter for low-income families: The bill exempts ALL dogs and cats from licensed breeders, including puppy mills and exploitive breeders as long as they pay a fee to breed. Such businesses and individuals are primary contributors to the to the problem of pet overpopulation and should bear a significant responsibility in solving the problem. Until puppy mills and exploitive breeders are completely stopped, licensed breeders should be required to pay a fee for each animal sold. 100% of fees should be used to fund low cost spay/neuter.


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I just got that Myspace bulletin, and it is great!
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