Saturday, November 12, 2011

Blogathon 2011: In Support Of Eagle's Den Rescue And Their Dogs

This year I will be joining  Dr. V of Pawcurious, Dr. Finch of  Riley & James and other great friends and animal lovers in the third annual Blogathon.

We will be blogging in support of pet causes.

This is my first time and I honestly don't know if I will be to keep up. I will do my level best though.

My blog will be supporting Eagle's Den Rescue and Charity's Law cause.

Eagle's Den is a NON-PROFIT organization that cares for abused, neglected, and homeless animals. The owner's Beth and Jerry have saved countless animals from devastating physical and sexual abuse.

We began as a small unincorporated, unorganized and unknown group of two. My husband and I have rescued animals our entire lives, both separately and as a team. Our love of history brought us together. Our love for dogs and cats kept us there.

Our first rescue together was in February of 1981.

In 2005 we began a group that was a bit scattered and not very organized, but involved people across the country doing the same thing we had been doing for years. In 2007, I accepted Jerry’s proposal of marriage, first offered in 1982. (I needed some time to think about it! I have never been impulsive about relationships.) We were married on July 12, 2007 and our rescue efforts intensified.

While we have been working on a larger scale since 2005, and even more so since 2007, The Eagle’s Den Animal Haven and Rescue is new for us. It is a new name and a project that we have long dreamt of.

We are starting fresh with this name and this group, and after having rescued literally thousands since that first cat, this is a venture we intend to make work.

Our history is long and our name is new. But our wish is the same:

We wish for all dogs and cats to have a safe and warm place to rest themselves at night and to always know that there will be a meal to fill their tummies. We wish for all animals to know and feel the respect and love that they so eagerly give, and to know that not all humans are cruel. We wish for all people to be the kind of friend that a dog has always been. More than anything, we wish to be the people our dogs believe us to be. We dream and we wish. Then we wish and we dream.

If you are following my blog you might remember stories of Heartworm Positive Hunter,  Boo Boo... the ash tray puppy, Or an Unnamed abused dog (her name now is Rose).

These are just some of the dogs who got second chance in live thanks to Eagle's Den Rescue.

About Charity's Law

Three Pit Bull puppies only a few months old were surrendered to a North Carolina animal shelter injured and in pain with the man who dropped them off stating "the big dogs down the road got to them".

Through other information collected by members of the rescue community, a witness too afraid to come forward and a vet assessment the unthinkable would be discovered about what really happened to these puppies.

These innocent beautiful puppies were bred by a man intending to fight them and/or sell them to dog fighters but the reason for their surrender was that he caught his 13 year old son committing sexual acts on them. 

The shelter was going to euthanize the dogs, however, Eagle's Den stepped in to try to save them. They were named Charity, Hope and Faith.

Let's bring justice to Charity who did not survive her injury by this perverted boy and although Hope and Faith have a long road ahead with many surgeries to correct the damage Charity's death cannot be in vain without any justice.

The boy not only sexually molested them but foreign objects were found inside when trying to repair the damage.

Let's make acts of bestiality a felony in all states!

Only thirty-one states in the U.S have laws protecting animals from the act of bestiality.

States with laws providing a misdemeanor punishment for the crime are: Arkansas, California, Iowa, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wisconsin

States with laws providing a felony punishment for the crime are: Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington.

States without any laws regarding bestiality (note some of these states may have statutes about bestiality that only address crimes against a minor):

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Kentucky
  • New Hampshire
  • North Carolina
  • Vermont
  • Colorado
  • Louisiana
  • Montana
  • New Jersey
  • Wyoming
  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • New Mexico
  • Ohio
  • Texas
  • Kansas
  • Nevada
  • West Virginia

Only 17 states make this crime a felony. 

There are no federal laws specifically prohibiting bestiality although the subject is covered in relation to books and pornographic materials as well as in the arena of exploitation of minor children but there is no universal law or consistency amongst the U.S. states making bestiality the crime it should be.

Join us in our efforts and support a cause of your choice.

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Blogathon 2011 Participants
Dr. V of Pawcurious
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Amanda Finch
Abby Finch
Elizabeth Hilpipre of The Wandering Duck
Debbie Jacobs of Fearful Dogs
Heather Lee of Radio Station Q-98
all supporting
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Su Smith and her Students at Cornerstone Christian School supporting Pawsitively Texas
Jana Rade of Dawg Business supporting Eagle’s Den Rescue
Nancy Krohn of A Shepherd’s Voice supporting Bluff Country Canine Rescue and Adoption Center
Roberta Boyle supporting Bridey Boyle Liver Shunt Surgery on Facebook and ChipIn
More Awesomes
An Anonymous Donor is matching every donation to Nebraska Humane Society made during Blogathon!  Thank you Secret Pet Saver!
Amanda Brown, DVM (my imaginary best friend) and Patrick Mahaney, DVM
Keeping Dr. V Company at Lions, Tigers and Bears
Phil Barnes and Hilary Israeli, VMD
Being Awesome, as Usual
Jodi Finch
Guest Post on Riley and James
Katie Knapp Schubert of Omaha Public Radio KIOS-FM
Guest Post on Riley and James
Russ Finch
Guest Post on Riley and James
Providing Chocolate, Caffeine and Company (the three things we need most) for the next twenty-four hours for his three favorite people (Thank you Finch!)
A Big Thank You and Hugs to…
for helping spread the word about Blogathon 2011!

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  1. What a wonderful cause that you are supporting Jana!
    Seeing as I live in Ohio, I have signed this petition. Ohio has a lot of growing in regards to animal laws.

  2. Thank you, Jen, I do believe that we need tools to stop animal abuse.