ASPCA: Weekly eNewsletter, 7-13-07

July 14th, 2007 4:41 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: ASPCA – news-alert [at] aspca.org
Date: Jul 13, 2007 7:00 AM
Subject: Animals Rescued from Flood/Ask Our Experts About Disaster Readiness

ASPCA WEEKLY UPDATE

July 13, 2007

Welcome to our weekly email newsletter, your source for the latest news from our animal welfare community and information on pending humane legislation.

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ASPCA NEWS ALERT
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ASPCA ASSISTS ANIMAL RESCUE EFFORTS IN MIDWEST

Last week, the ASPCA was deployed to Coffeyville, KS, to aid in rescue and relief efforts to animals stranded or left behind when residents were evacuated after major flooding. Among the many pets retrieved and reunited with their owners were dogs and cats, birds, iguanas, several tanks of fish–and even a toad.

ASPCA SUCCESS STORY OF THE WEEK: MAMA’S GIRL

Staffers at the Hearts United for Animals sanctuary thought Bessie’s underbite would deter potential adopters, but Dianne Kurtz found the Sheltie-shepherd’s smile to be just perfect.

LAST HORSE SLAUGHTER PLANT IN U.S. CLOSES ITS DOORS

The temporary restraining order that had allowed Cavel International to continue operating its DeKalb, IL, slaughterhouse has
expired–finally putting an end to the commercial slaughter of horses for human consumption in Illinois.

ESPECIALLY FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS

The school year may be over, but there are many ways to incorporate animals into camp, summer school and any other educational setting with kids.

JOIN US NEXT FRIDAY: DISASTER READINESS DISCUSSION

We all want to protect our pets should the worst happen–we just may not know how. Next Friday, July 20, we will be holding a moderated discussion on how to include pets in your emergency planning from noon to 2:00 P.M. EST.

COMING UP: FERAL CAT EXPERTS TO TEACH PROGRESSIVE TECHNIQUES

Volunteers and animal welfare professionals are invited to the fourth annual National Feral Cat Summit, to be held on November 10 in Orlando, FL.

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OREGON: FARM ANIMAL ANTI-CRUELTY LAW PASSED

Oregonians, please thank Governor Kulongoski for making your state a pioneer in the fight against farm animal cruelty. By signing SB 984 into law, the governor made Oregon the first state in the nation to ban the use of pig gestation crates by act of state legislature.

FEDERAL: GREAT NEWS–DANGEROUS FARM BILL PROVISION NIXED!

Last week, we told you how Section 123 of the 2007 Farm Bill could jeopardize food safety and animal welfare. Thank you for contacting your representatives in U.S Congress–on July 6, Section 123 was removed from the bill.

MORE ALERTS FOR YOUR AREA…

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