The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals in their shelters.
It takes less than a minute (only about 15 seconds actually) to go to their site and click on the purple box titled, ‘Click Here to Give - it’s FREE!’. Every click gives about .6 bowls of food to sheltered dogs. You can also click daily!
Keep in mind that this does not cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. [via.]
Go to the website HERE.
It’s just a click… takes about 1 or 2 seconds.
there’s no pop-up ads or anything on the site
just click it once and you’re done
if all of my followers click, it’s more than a few thousand meals so.. please?
Asked by Anonymous
Corgis, and any pet, are an investment and not something that should be taken lightly. If you’re not willing to pay to adopt or purchase a corgi from a RESPONSIBLE BREEDER you’re probably not prepared to provide for a dog, or cat, or any animal. And the “good” breeders are not going to be “cheap,” if you find one that claims to be “good” and touts themselves as cheap you’re going to get exactly what you paid for.
The “startup costs” of either paying adoption/rehoming fees for a rescue or a breeder’s fee are but a mere drop in the bucket in the overall lifetime total cost of raising a corgi. You need to be financially prepared and aware of the fact that dogs, especially young puppies, have needs that they will depend on you to provide: food, shelter, wellness & preventative care, training, and love. Of course, the last one doesn’t have to cost anything but it’s not just how much a puppy costs to bring home, there are well puppy exams including vaccines, supplies, equipment, collars, leashes, food, vitamins & supplements (if you so desire), toys, a crate, bedding, safety equipment for car rides, grooming supplies, training costs, potential boarding or dogsitting costs (if you ever plan on going on vacation), and much, much more.
Of course, corgis in particular are so awesome they’re totally worth it, and then some! And when you love your pet, in many ways money is no object because you love them so much you’d do anything for them. But the reality is that times are tough, the world is a harsh place, and finances can be difficult. You need to take a long hard look and prepare and make sure you’re willing to not only make the investment in bringing home a new member of the family but providing for his or her stumpy care for the rest of their life. If you balk at the initial cost, will you do the same when your puppy has an obstruction that requires surgery? Or when your dog is old and maybe has failing vision or other health ailments? These are all things to consider, in between bouts of puppy madness where all you can think is OMG CORGIS SO CUTE!!! (because that’s a totally valid train of thought)
Reblogging for the good advice!
Nothing drives me more crazy than people who do not know the breed Corgi and just assume that it’s a mix.
I overheard a woman telling an entire group of people: “I know what it is, it’s a mix of that hot dog breed with Lassie!”
Seriously. This. Every time.
This would almost be hilarious if it wasn’t so pathetic.
Like, she doesn’t even know what THOSE TWO breeds are.. So why is she even trying to sound like she knows what she’s talking about??
My top favorites are “is that a beagle” and “is that a miniwolf”.
If you love Scottish fold cats, I’m going to tell you something you don’t want to hear. Please, please read on anyway. If you are considering adopting a Scottish fold, PLEASE continue reading. This information needs to be more widely known.
In 2008, the Journal of Small Animal practice released a short report on disorders associated with breeds of cats. In this report, the authors mentioned the Scottish fold:
People who own them may be “charmed” by their round faces and open expression (and they may not realise that the reason the cats do not move around too much is because they are variably crippled with arthritis).1
The gene that causes the cute fold in the Scottish fold’s ear also leads to the development of a degenerative disorder called osteochondrodysplasia. ALL Scottish folds have this disorder, whether they show symptoms or not- the fold in their ears is caused by a cartilage deformity that also affects their joints.
Osteochondrodysplasia leads to crippling osteoarthritis, which affects Scottish folds at much younger ages than other breeds of cats. In cats heterozygous for the gene, the disease’s progression can be seen in cats as young as six months. In homozygous cats, it can be seen as early as seven weeks old.
Affected cats may be grossly deformed, with short wide limbs and a short, inflexible tail. They show lameness, swollen wrist (carpal) and ankle (tarsal) joints, have an abnormal gait, and are reluctant to move and jump. Severely affected individuals become crippled and unable to walk.
…Many affected cats are euthanased earlier in life due to the profound effects of this disease.2
The breed is often described as “placid” and “calm.” This is due to the fact that they are constantly in pain due to this disorder. Even in mild, ‘asymptomatic’ cases which can occur in heterozygous cats, they may still be experiencing pain due to cats’ tendency to hide their suffering.
Many breeders of Scottish folds claim that not all heterozygous cats have the disorder, because the studies that examined the cats (which were all, heterozygous or not, shown to have it) had small sample sizes.
In 2003, Lorraine Shelton, a specialist in genetic diseases, offered to pay for 300 x-rays of healthy adult Scottish folds to prove that the disorder was not present in some heterozygous cats.
…She has asked a list of 300 Scottish Fold breeders from around the world to go to their vet to get X-rays done. She had offered to pay for these X-rays but not a single breeder had taken up that offer. You could not know whether this problem existed unless an X-ray was taken. If somebody would send her an X-ray of a healthy hind leg of a folded eared cat, she would be grateful as she wanted to see the very first one.3
To date, no one has taken her up on the offer. The breeders’ unwillingness to have their cats examined speaks volumes. The authors of all studies on these cats agree: it ethically wrong to continue breeding these cats.
It disturbs me that any breeder would knowingly continue to create animals that will be in pain throughout their lives. As a cat lover myself, I am begging you, please do not buy Scottish folds. Do not support these unethical breeding practices, or the concept that it is acceptable to intentionally breed unhealthy animals for the sake of how they look.
1 Breed-related disorders of cats (discusses issues with other breeds as well)
2 Genetic welfare problems of companion animals: osteochondrodysplasia (a thorough description of the disease and its prevalence)
3 FIFe meeting notes (leading to a decision not to recognize Scottish folds as an offical breed due to the disorder)
There was also a follow-up email about Shelton’s offer which can be read here.
Studies on osteochondrodysplasia in Scottish Folds
Incomplete dominant osteochondrodysplasia in heterozygous Scottish Fold cats (this is the source of the above x-ray pictures)
Before you buy ANY animal, please do your research. If a breed suffers from high incidences of genetic disorders, don’t use your money to support the creation of more animal suffering.
This is important enough to be posted to my main blog. I know I reblogged this months and months ago, but not enough people know about this.
There is absolutely no way to “cure” the Scottish folds of this. The gene that causes the ear to look so cute and floppy is because of the cartilage not forming properly, which is what causes the health problems — even in cats that are bred Fold x Non Fold.
What’s fucking worse is that they’re cross breeding Scottish folds with other cats. As soon as I saw them crossed with Sphynxes (anyone who follows me is probably aware of the three Sphynxes we have and how much I love them), my heart sank. This is called a “Skinderlop”
Breeding is supposed to be about breeding healthy cats/animals free of defects, and about examining mutations to see what the health risks are, if there are any. It is not supposed to be about creating more cats who are doomed to horrible health problems from birth. That is so cruel it’s unbelievable - and people still defend this breed’s continued existence…
If you know anyone who is looking into getting a kitten from a breeder, PLEASE let them know about the health problems associated with Scottish folds and cross breeds so that they don’t continue to support this sort of thing. It is needlessly cruel.
Bahhhh I looove Scottish folds but damn I hate the actual condition behind it. Sure they’re heart wretching “cute” but I’ll never condone their breeding.
I can tell you how horribly true this is. Also worth mentioning are their dental problems, also genetic. My poor girl, 17 years old, just barely hobbles around the house. It’s truly unfair to them. :(
From a breeder doesnt always mean the pet is sound of health. Always look to adopt first, and if you still feel the need to buy, research first. Dont support those who would profit from pain.