Friday, August 3, 2007

My buddy Rox is a blogger!!

Everyone, take some time to check out my buddy Rox's new blog: Sgt. Rox Barks!

He's a military Min Pin living on base in Germany, while his human dad is serving in Iraq.

Great start Rox! Can't wait to see how your blog unfolds!!

Update: Rottie doing better!

His name is Cyrus. I blogged a few days ago that he was rescued from a locked SUV where his stupid owner had left him in extreme heat temperatures.

According to the Toronto Humane Society, he's fighting his way back to health!

Much to our surprise – and pleasure – Cyrus is fighting his way through this. After two days of intravenous fluids and some TLC, Cyrus seems much healthier than expected. While he is still spending his time quietly recuperating, he is able to stand up unassisted, walk (albeit slowly) and is aware of and interested in his surroundings. But he isn’t out of the woods yet.
The owner, a Toronto man, has been charged with animal cruelty and could face up to six months in jail for the alleged offense. I've already heard from many of you that would like to do much worse...but what I suggest is visiting or writing to your local government to help pass legislation that will stiffen penalties for animal cruelty.

Currently in Ontario AK's Bill: Justice for Animal Victims of Abuse is lobbying for support. It needs your help! AK was a 6-month old Sheppard mix found with his ears cut off by the owners who wanted it to "look meaner". Visit and click on contacts to contact your local MPP.

According to the Ontario SPCA, despite his traumatizing ordeal, AK has maintained a happy and loving demeanor. He suffered no internal damage to his ears, and his wounds have since healed. Shelter staff have received many adoption applications and are in the process of selecting AK's adoptive family.

If convicted of any of the seven Criminal Code charges laid, the court has the ability to sentence Salman to six months in jail, and/or a $2,000 fine. In addition, the Criminal Code allows the court to prohibit animal cruelty offenders from having custody of an animal for a period of two years. PLEASE! If you live in Ontario...we need the power of the paw to illicit change!!

[source + photo credit] [AK photo credit]