OK guys. I looked through ALL of your suggestions, and I have it narrowed down to the few below:
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation: Dedicated to promoting increased independence to men and women who are blind by providing them with the highest quality guide dogs.
It takes two years and $45,000 to produce each guide dog. Fidelco gives these life-changing canine partners to its blind clients at no cost. Fidelco also provides 24/7 lifetime service to clients with annual follow up visits.
Biggies Bullies Rescue: Foster home based rescue founded in 2011. Their mission is to rescue and re-home Pit Bull type dogs in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. Educating the public on responsible pet ownership, positive force free training, and the importance of spaying and neutering their pets is also a huge part of our mission to help save these wonderful dogs.
National Mill Dog Rescue:
To rescue, rehabilitate and rehome discarded breeding dogs and to educate the general public about the cruel realities of the commercial dog breeding industry.
Beagle Freedom Project:
Beagle Freedom Project began in December 2010 when Shannon Keith received information that beagles who were used for animal experiments in a research lab were to be given a chance at freedom. Their mission is rescuing and finding homes for beagles used in laboratory research.
I decided to choose rescues that had a specific niche, otherwise I felt I couldn’t choose between all the wonderful shelters and rescues that had the same mission! Your job is the tough one… Choosing which organization we should fundraise for! Once we have chosen a rescue to donate to, I will contact them and arrange the best method for us to show our support.
Which organization should receive our support this season?
Bully and Sighthound lovers! This is “Sif”, the abandoned puppy that my friend barefistedbabybrawlers found very likely having been dumped in her neighborhood. He is still pending vet check but no one has come forward to claim him despite him being posted online in usual lost dog areas. No chip.
Best guesses are some sort of whippet x as she lives next to a racetrack, or a bully mix. Rescues are full. She would like to get him into a longer-term foster situation or a forever home. Please if there is any interest in central Alabama or if you can provide transportation to and from, PLEASE let one of us know!
Good News Everyone!!
Montreal’s Pit Bull Ban Has Been Suspended — For Now
A judge in Quebec, Canada, has ordered Montreal’s ban on pit bulls suspended immediately.
The bylaw made it illegal to own any dog the city deems a pit bull — loosely defined as American Staffordshire terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers, American pit bull terriers or any mix of these breeds.
But on Monday, the same day the law came into effect, Justice Louis Gouinordered the ban suspended until he heard a court challenge from the Montreal SPCA.
Grouin will be making his decision on a longer, temporary suspension of the bylaw on Wednesday.
The decision couldn’t have come a moment sooner for dog owners in the city, as well as dogs considered to be pit bulls in its shelters. When it came into effect at midnight on Monday, dogs that fit the description were suddenly deprived of any chance of finding a home. In making it illegal for shelters to adopt out pit bull-type dogs, the city has effectively sentenced countless dogs to euthanasia.
Montreal's Pit Bull Ban Gets Suspended Indefinitely
Pit bulls — or any stocky dogs with big heads for that matter — won’t be banned in Montreal, Canada, any time soon.
The city passed a controversial ban on the breed last week, but a judge decided on Wednesday that it should be suspended for the duration of the Montreal SPCA’s legal challenge.
There could be months of legal wrangling ahead, as city officials and animal welfare groups battle over whether pit bulls should be outlawed in all of the city’s 19 boroughs.
“A city has the right to decide on its territory how to best protect it citizens,” Montreal mayor Denis Coderre told reporters after Wednesday’s decision.
The decision comes as a welcome relief for owners of pit bull-type dogs, who would be forced to undergo a criminal background check and follow strict, costly provisions in order to keep their pets under the new law.
Dogs in city shelters, who would be deemed unadoptable under the ban, also get much-needed time to find homes outside the city — under the ban they would be decreed unadoptable, and therefore euthanized.
There is also a petition that can be signed in order to help.
A Quebec Superior Court judge has extended a suspension of Montreal’s ban on pit bull-type dogs until there is a final court ruling on the SPCA’s legal challenge of the bylaw.
The SPCA is arguing that clauses of the new animal control bylaw dealing with pit bull-type dogs should be declared null and illegal.
Restrictions aimed at pit bull-type dogs, including a prohibition on adopting them and a requirement that they be muzzled when outdoors, will not be enforced until the SPCA’s challenge is heard by the courts and a final decision is rendered.
Other provisions of the new animal control bylaw remain in effect, such as the requirement that all dogs weighing more than 20 kilograms, regardless of breed, wear a halter or harness.
In Justice Louis Gouin’s decision, he found the provisions dealing with pit bull-type dogs raise numerous red flags and merit further review.
Gouin said the definition of the term “pit bull-type dog” is vague and imprecise and needs to be clarified.
“The challenge is to establish the limits of the very elastic definition of ‘pit bull-type dog’ and the court notes that, during the hearings, even the city has been unable to define those limits,” the decision reads.
Gouin also questioned whether the City of Montreal has the right to order the seizure and euthanizing of pit bull-type dogs that may not, in fact, be dangerous.
“This court has the impression that certain articles of the bylaw were written in haste,” his judgment reads.