April 1 2014
April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month.
Bark Busters is extremely passionate about rescuing dogs who have been
abandoned or have behavioral problems that some dog owners can't overcome on
their own. Animal abuse can happen to virtually any pets; cats, dogs, horses
and livestock just to name a few. It can happen everywhere -- circuses,
puppy mills, rodeos, races (if greyhounds or horses aren't fast enough), and laboratories.Here are 5 tips each of us can do to help raise awareness for this
- Adopt. If you are looking for a new pet
or know someone who is, please adopt from a rescue or shelter and help to save
a dog's life.
- Volunteer or donate. Not in a position
to adopt a pet? Maybe you can volunteer your time at a local animal shelter or
even donate food, blankets, new pet toys or pet beds. You could save dozens
of animal's lives by donating to your local shelter and/or wild life sanctuary. Make sure that you only support clean,
- Spread the word. Post a fun picture of
you and your dog spruced up in orange (chosen since it is vibrant, energetic
and inspiring) on your Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest page. Encourage your friends to spread the word about the
month-long "Go Orange for Animals" campaign.Last year even Niagara Falls went
- Report abuse. Download this free app designed by ALDG Crime Tips to "report abuse and neglect" of animals in your community right from
your phone. Submit audio, video, picture, and GPS information of any incident
straight to the nearest law enforcement authorities. Never try and stop by the
abuser yourself. When in doubt, call 9-1-1.
- Make toys. Not a craftsy person? Toys
are simple to make. Make little balls filled with catnip or cotton so the cats
have something to bat.
Don't be shy about speaking out against animal
abuse! Each of us individually and collectively can make a difference.