Serbia: Shelter ‘Alex’ – Cicko the Cat and 10 Puppies.


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Further donations can still be given even if the target amount has been reached.


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Cicko, the cat and 10 puppies

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As always, no day is boring in the shelter “Alex”.

The summer heat and temperatures above 30C are not easing the work in the shelter.

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Two days ago, we we were notified about the cat that is in a poor health state.

We named him ‘Cicko’.

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After examination by a veterinarian it was found that the problem with his eye is congenital, so now we are only cleaning and lubricating it. The upper front teeth are broken, and on his back there is an older burn that heals and looks like a cigarette burn.

Cicko is very cuddly, and as soon as someone looks at him, he immediately starts purring and really trusts people despite of everything he has been through. Since he has no upper front teeth, it is difficult to assess how old he is, but according to the veterinarian he has about 1.5 years.

When Cicko fully heals he will be given up for adoption, and we hope someone will come and offer him a home full of love and attention.

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About 2 weeks ago 8 puppies (above) were left in front of the shelter in a cardboard box. We took them, cleaned them, vaccinated them and with the food and lots of puppy fun they are really doing well. Since then 2 more pups were found and now we have 10 of them.

They all need good homes and we hope they will find them.

In the meantime we really need your help to buy food (especially canned food and salami) and to buy the building materials for the maintenance of the shelter, building of new dog houses and fixing of kennels. Please, please, share our appeals so that shelter “Alex” can continue in taking care of its 500 dogs.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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USA / China: Victoria’s Dirty Little Secret – Company Does U Turn To Gain Sales In China – At The Cost Of Animal Suffering.




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What a pity that a large organisation such as this has to put profit before animal welfare.  Should they not be using their obvious large global sales influence to put further pressure on the Chinese regarding all their animal abuse legislation ? – including asking them to undertake new Chinese legislation that prevents animal cruelty in order to make women look (allegedly) more beautiful ?

To us this is an ultimate hypocrisy from an organisation that was one given some credit and respect.  All this has now been lost by their new actions in China.  Maybe they should have a catwalk at the next Yulin festival where all their beautiful people can gorge themselves on the meats of street dogs that have been slaughtered barbarically.

Beautiful people ? – we dont think so.   

Keep watching the news to see what happens.  We will give any updates we know about this in the future.



PETA direct link to protest letter (to send):

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Victoria’s Secret, a formerly cruelty-free company, recently confirmed that it will now be selling cosmetics in China, a country that requires painful and deadly tests on animals for cosmetics.

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Suffering for Victoria’s Secret ‘Beautiful People’ !!

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It’s clear that the only “angels” associated with Victoria’s Secret are the sweet animals who will die on the company’s dime.

Tell Victoria’s Secret that you don’t support this horrible decision.

For all animals,

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After years of not testing on animals, the company has confirmed that it will begin selling in China—meaning it will pay for cruel tests on animals!

Although the company fully understands the Chinese government’s requirements for tests on animals for cosmetics, it has chosen to enter this market anyway

Victoria’s Secret has been removed from PETA’s list of companies that don’t test on animals, and will find itself on PETA’s list of companies that do test on animals until it chooses compassion over cruelty.

Fortunately, PETA has received pledges from other companies—including The Body Shop, Urban Decay, NYX Cosmetics, Yes To Inc., and morethat they will never sell in China while animal tests are required.

Please tell Victoria’s Secret that cruelty isn’t sexy and that you won’t buy its products until the company is 100 percent cruelty-free again.

PETA direct link to protest letter (to send):

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China: Please Support The Call To Stop Animal and Human Abusers To Be Awarded The Olympics in 2022.


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We all witnessed the suffering of animals at Yulin very recently –

and now we do not want the animal abusers and the abusers of the people of Tibet to be awarded the 2022 Olympics for their cruelty to both the animals and humans.  Please support the call to say NO.


Next Friday, the International Olympics Committee will decide whether to award China a second Olympics.

More than 10,000 people already have joined the call for the IOC to say no to Beijing.

Thank you for your support so far – please help us give this one last push and share the petition now.

When China last hosted the Olympics there was a violent crackdown in Tibet and since then repression in China and Tibet has only worsened.

The momentum against Beijing’s bid is building: just yesterday leading activists representing people across China wrote an open letter to the IOC, saying that “for hundreds of millions of people inside China’s borders, the Games returning to Beijing will be a green light for the government’s ongoing abuse of their rights and denial of their hopes for freedom.”

This is our last chance to show the IOC that it’s a mistake to reward China’s oppression – please help by sharing the petition.

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England: Today In The Garden.


Hibiscus from the garden today – 24/7/15.

Mid Summer and it is raining hard  – rain scheduled for the next 18 hours or so.

But we must not complain – rain – lifeblood for the planet – would we have plants as superb as these if we did not have the rain ?


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23rd July – Petitions and More.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Petitions and More


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If not signed yet Needs more signatures! Help to end this cruelty, ask the district manager in Anhalt-Bitterfeld to stand up for the closure of this Pig-skyscraper! Confirm please

More signatures please! Belgium, against slaughter without stunning! Confirm please Scroll down to start with the first petition link Turkey, act upon this kind of Bullfighting in the Muğla district, Akkaya! Update!;jsessionid=9AF705DBE933327B8804C6ABB9EC936C.app271a?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=769  Vanderbilt University, End the Use of Animals for Emergency Medicine Training! No more hunting of bred animals! US-info. Help Save North Carolina’s State Horse, co-sponsor H.R. 152/S. 3448, the Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act! US-info. Endangered Florida Panthers! US. More actions! CA-info

cropped-the-soul-is-the-same.jpg the Toro de Ronda, Bull set on Fire, as an event! Pastriz, Zaragoza, celebrates its patron saint with one of its most cruel traditions, Ronda Bull, also known as Toro Embolado, Bull on Fire! Spain, take action against the atrocities carried out by persons towards stray animals!, Tres de Febrero,  improve conditions at the Dog pound, no more animal abuse! Zero killing .. Spain, Castelldefels Council: enable a beach for dogs

monarch 1 june target.. Save the Arctic from Shell’s Oil Drilling Assault

                  =======  News and More   ======== The agency’s progress toward humane and sustainable on-the-range management continues to be slow Saving Animals, video One Green Planet

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Serbia: July 23rd Message From Shelter ‘Felix’.

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Dear friends,

I know that summer is usually a very lean time of year for donations, but the needs of the kitties certainly don’t slow down.

Over the last month we’ve barely managed to raise enough funds to purchase wet canned cat food to cover 10 days, which means we’re running into debt yet again. With or without donations, we certainly can’t let the cats starve but our personal funds unfortunately are not unlimited.

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Four new platforms and three ladders that we needed to replace the rotten ones in the yard are currently being built, but this time everything will be solid and durable; all of the platforms will have metal legs and we expect them to last a long time.

Although the meteoalarm has been raised to “red“ in Serbia and the extreme heat will continue for days, we have just had the cats’ huge outdoor sandbox enclosed with a brick wall and little by little, we’re trying to make the living space of our kitties as comfortable as possible.

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But the fact we’re not crying out for help on a daily basis doesn’t mean we don’t need it – on the contrary, we do and very badly.

Please, consider supporting our work with whatever you can afford! Any contribution you’re able to make, no matter how small, will be gratefully received!

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India: New Petitions For Kerala Dogs – Must Be Signed By 24th July.


Regarding our recent post

Please support all of the following.

Note that petitions MUST be signed by 24th July – Thank you – SAV.


Importance: High


Please sign petitions by 24 July



Donations urgently needed to help the strays and other animals in India – thank you

Eileen Weintraub

Founding Director

Help Animals India

Seattle, WA  USA