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A Follow Up on Sweet Old Furry Maggie Mae

Maggie Mae was confined to a cage for quite awhile after her owner of 14 years claimed that she was moving to a hi-rise and couldn’t take Maggie with her, even though she took her other four cats! Maggie is a long haired, sandy beige color with very faint stripes running through her coat, she has a white neck and white around her nose and mouth. When I first saw her cowering in a little hut that was in the back corner of the cage she looked broken, looking into her eyes you could see that she just gave up. I read her information and my heart broke for her, she’s a 14 year old cat and I knew that no one was going to adopt an elderly cat, everyone wants the cutesy wootsey, younger ones and pass by elderly and handicapped cats. Maggie has a serious heart murmur and needs to be in a stress free environment (sitting in a cage at PetSmart is far from stress free), I made a promise to her that day that I wouldn’t forget about her and that I’d be back to take her home with me, she would live out her days comfortable and spoiled, Saturday I went and fulfilled my promise to her and brought her here, to her forever home.

I was told that she would be stressed at first and probably wouldn’t eat for several days, opting instead to hide. I brought her home, opened the door of the carrier and then let her be so that she could decide if and when she wanted to venture out, and to where. Maggie began eating and drinking on Sunday, she also began seeking attention from me on Sunday afternoon. I am amazed by this cat, she is probably the single most loving cat I’ve ever seen (and I have seen hundreds over the years), the second night here she very gently jumped up on my bed to cuddle against my neck. Often when people adopt a cat they will believe the cat to be boring and disinterested with everything, the truth is that they must acclimate and de-stress before you will see their true personality show.

Maggie has very few teeth left so I adjusted her food accordingly but she plays like a kitten would, she seeks love and affection and is docile to an extreme, she will not bite or hiss no matter how agitated she may become and is just pure loving. Her former owner has no idea what she missed with this old girl, and all of those people that went over to look at her in her cage and then saw how old she was and scoffed before moving on to another, I’m glad they did because their loss is my gain! It’s easy to lose faith in humanity when people are so horribly vain, they want the best looking, “designer” animals, they don’t want one with the slightest imperfection and they judge by age. I understand that it’s a terrible thought to adopt an animal that may well only have a few years left, only to lose them but let me tell you this, they are the same loving creature they were as a young one and if for no other reason, they deserve to live their lives out being loved and cared for as any young or “designer” one does.

I can’t prove it but I have worked with a load of cats over the years and I would swear that Maggie has, at some point been abused. There are certain signs, behaviors that abused animals exhibit and of course in spite of her age, there seems to be an issue with her gait, a spinal issue. It breaks my heart to think that anyone could ever harm any animal but I have unfortunately seen so much of it, which is why I fear that poor Maggie may have been a victim of abuse at the hands of some ignorant, black heart! She’s in her forever home now and she is loved very much, she will not want for anything and no one will ever be unkind to her. The next time you see an elderly cat for adoption please just remember that you may be one of the ONLY people that would ever give that cat a home, the alternative to finding that one adopter is too horrible to think about. Old cats need love too and if I were to leave her there, it would be like taking my great grandmother out of hospice and putting her in a linen closet for the remainder of her days!


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Griffin Pond “Animal Shelter” Abington Twp. PA Yet Another Gruesome Find!

So once again we’re hearing another tale of horror involving the Griffin Pond shelter, it’s supposed to be an animal shelter, not a killing field. The latest news pertaining to the shelter is that shelter staff just happened to be in the rear of the shelter “examining” a new shed when one of them noticed a plastic bag on the surface of the pond, inside of the bag were animal remains. When they found a second bag they decided to call law enforcement, it remains unclear how many bags and how many cat and dog remains they have found.

It would be nearly impossible to verify who exactly tossed animals into the pond to drown, or killed them and then threw the remains into the pond and we all know why. There are some scum of  the earth cowards out there that would throw live animals into any body of water to die a horrible death without a second thought. By the same token, thankfully a lot of people now know what many of us already knew, what Griffin Pond shelter was really all about after their last stint in the news. The drop off times for unwanted animals are rigid to say the least, but I can’t abide by anyone, anywhere dealing in any way with that particular shelter, especially when it comes to donating money or any supplies to them! There are those cases where it tears their hearts out but pet owners have no choice but to surrender their dogs or cats to a shelter, but let me tell you this, if you surrender an animal to that shelter then there is a great chance that you have just signed the animals death warrant, I’m not convinced it would even be a humane death! Give your money, donations and if you have no choice but to surrender an animal, to a NO KILL SHELTER! Don’t be lazy or lax and say that they are all full, do your research and you will find one!

I know dozens of animal lovers that always donate to animal charities, always give, with just one exception….. if it is being collected for Griffin Pond Shelter! When you work with animals you are privy to the behind the scenes talk about many shelters, vets, etc. and trust me don’t waste your money and give anything to that shelter, if you happen to know of an animal there you want to save then by all means that’s the best thing that you can do, get the animal the hell out of there, anything else don’t bother because what your money is really doing is supporting the killing of endless animals!

Griffin Pond Animal shelter should be closed down and it’s so called employees not continue to have their pockets lined! Had the money paid to employees been taken and have been put into purchasing cameras, perhaps we’d know about the heinous acts that were done, it’s unlikely that the animals (especially when it’s more than a couple of them) were dead when thrown into the pond. It sickens me to think about but the scum(s) of the earth that did it probably knew that cats, as well as dogs can swim. Also, being the remains were not real recent they had to have been in the pond for quite some time so there must have been something that kept the bags down for awhile, which would indicate that they were probably alive! No matter how you look at it, the shelter is at the very least partially responsible, be it from not allocating funds for security or from the hours that they allow drop offs!

Wish there was a way to get the culprit that did these things and do the very same to them! Too many morons believe that animals are just things, that they don’t feel emotions, don’t hurt, don’t get terrified out of their minds when they are about to be killed especially. Listen up, animals feel period, they love and bond with people and other animals, they get depressed, sad, happy, sick and they most certainly feel pain! They don’t wish to die, in fact they have a fight for survival instinct but sadly they sometimes are too helpless or too trusting of the humans around them, some driven by hatred and no capacity for compassion!


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Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, South Abington Twnshp. PA Don’t Let Them Off Easy!!!

I have been warning people for years about donating their hard earned cash to Griffin Pond animal shelter, you wouldn’t believe all of the businesses that have collected donations for that shelter all through the years, even more disturbing is the number of people that actually believe that they are a no kill shelter! A good eight or ten years back I went to the shelter to adopt a cat, this overly masculine female that was in charge didn’t seem to appreciate the questions I had about the condition of the animals there at the shelter and came at me with guns blazing. She didn’t like me from the second I began asking questions and after looking me up and down informe me that she didn’t care where I applied to adopt an animal, I would NEVER be approved to adopt there! I was extremely offended and asked if she was telling me that she’d rather euthanize an animal rather than allow someone that she didn’t like personally to adopt it, he reply was, “that’s right”!

I know a woman that operates a true no kill shelter in the Scranton, PA area and she goes without many necessities for herself in order to spend ever last dime on her shelter animals, what infuriates me is that you never see donations being accepted for those good shelters, only Griffin Pond, where they kill animals just because they can, as the case of Midge proves. Midge was the 4 year old Mastiff mix dog that had spent a year waiting for a forever home, a woman interested in her and trying to find placement for the dog was assured that she was fine and not in any danger, wrong, in typical Griffin Pond behavior, they euthanized the animal! 8,000 people criticized the shelter for their lax, disgusting, irresponsible actions!

Poor Midge’s tragic life story is merely one of countless others as all who know Griffin Pond’s reputation know, and the truth is that there have been many more horror stories that have come out of that place. Through the years I came  to believe that there was no possible way that people couldn’t know what went on there at that shelter, I had to conclude that people just chose to turn their heads to the heinous, evils that went on, I felt helpless and all I could do was to go out of my way to inform every and any body I encountered about that hell called Griffin Pond!

I am thrilled that there has been backlash and that people do care, I just hope that those parties that they were able to hold accountable, were not allowed to leave with pay, all of the money that was collected by employees all of these years should have to be paid back and used strictly for the animals. What sets the smaller no kill shelters apart from those like Griffin Pond is the fact that they deal almost exclusively with volunteers, then you know for sure that there is genuine love for the animals and not their pocketbooks! I went to G.P. Animal Shelter many times to walk the dogs and play with the cats as much as they’d allow me to, but when the “girl” in charge got mad after I asked questions, she stopped me and told me that I was not allowed to walk their dogs!  As politely as I could I said that they do need exercise and that it’s sad to see them sitting in cages in their own messes, she grew even angrier and told me that I should “head out”! I continued to try and go and see the animals until she made it such a nightmare that I was afraid that she’d take it out on the animals. I don’t say it because of any ill feelings toward her either but like nearly every other worker  there, she was not in any way loving or caring to the shelter animals and in fact I have witnessed downright cruelty there, when you complain, you are not allowed there again without being harassed! Hat’s off to all of you that complained and tried to being about change and better lives for these already down on their luck animals.

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Posted by on August 26, 2017 in All Posts


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America vs. Walter James Palmer

Actress Mia Farrow posted the business address of Walter James Palmer, the cold blooded killer of Cecil, the most beloved African lion, but the address posted on social media was later deleted after a debate as to whether or not it was acceptable for her to have done so. I ask, why, why delete the address, and why not publish his home residence address too? To Hell with those complaining about privacy, because it doesn’t apply in this situation, period! Walter Palmer gave up any right to privacy when he took that beautiful animal’s life. Furthermore, nowadays there is no privacy, and anyone can go online and get the information that Mia posted!

I guess when someone asks what a life is worth – more specifically the life of a lion that so many people came to know and love – the answer would be a mere fifty thousand or so, and it doesn’t matter if an animal is endangered, critically endangered, or one of a few hundred left walking this planet, to some butchers that have no respect for an animal’s life, it doesn’t matter. No punishment would be too harsh for the heartless, insensitive, yellow-bellied ruffian Walter Palmer or others like him. The fear now is that he will go unpunished or not punished severely enough, which is unacceptable all the way around.

You have to wonder, though, has W. J. Palmer ever been in trouble before for any involvement in any other shady animal killings? Maybe sometime in 2006? I mean, has he been in trouble for hunting a black bear outside of a designated area, and then transporting its body elsewhere so it seemed on the up and up, and then committing perjury to a wildlife official so as not to appear as though he did anything wrong? Seems to me that this butchering dentist is obsessed with killing helpless animals, doesn’t matter what type, where it’s at, or his weapon of choice. Perhaps it’s because he has money that he feels he can get away with whatever he wants to, or maybe he figures that he has plenty enough cash to afford good attorneys for any fines he may accrue, and that he’ll just buy his way out of whatever trouble that might arise! In 2008 W. J. P. pleaded guilty to lying to a U. S. Fish & Wildlife agent about the black bear hunt in Wisconsin two years earlier!

What kind of simpleton not only takes pictures of, but proudly displays pictures of dead leopards, lions, white rhinoceroses, and any other animal that he can butcher? It’s interesting how old Walt didn’t give the murdering of Cecil a second thought until the dumb ass realized that normal people don’t take pleasure in wounding a beautiful, regal animal, such as a lion, and then leaving it to slowly suffer from the wound for two days, dying a slow, excruciating death. ecil the human-tolerant lion was actually lured out of the Hwange National Parks safety using BAIT, where Palmer shot the arrow at him that wounded him, but it wasn’t until 40 hours later that he was shot dead and Palmer claimed his prize. Now, give this a serious thought here: imagine a financially prosperous dentist deciding that he wants to be a real man, and in his narrow mind finding a big, ferocious lion to kill would make him feel like a man, a real tough guy. So this said dentist forks over a pile of cash, travels to Africa and lures one of the most loved, gentle lions in the nation out into the open where he can shoot and wound him with a bow and arrow. So what if the poor animal was wounded and would suffer for days, it only delayed the savage beast (the dentist) from claiming his prize. No, all he’d have to do was to take his time, find the lion and then he could finish him off, behead him and skin him! Cecil didn’t mind human company around him, and at times he sought out their companionship. He had come to believe that they meant him no harm. It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if the the low life didn’t wait until the poor animal was out of his misery before pleasuring himself by doing whatever he could do to Cecil and his body – the more offensive and bloody, the better to sate his never ending bloodlust!

It is not permitted here in the United states to bait deer in order to lure them out to kill them, not that it should be different according to animal, but this was a lion, how the hell is it right to lure it out only to kill it? The most vile, evil part of this is that Walter James Palmer wants people to believe that he didn’t know about Cecil, that he thought the hunt was legal but yet the trusting Cecil was lured out of the parks safety using bait! It is called bait because we all know that the animal will definitely go for it, and it’s like a lamb to slaughter! How could it make anyone feel like a tough guy, to set an animal up for guaranteed failure by using bait in order to trick it into coming out into the open? There is no easier kill.

I try never to feel hatred toward any other human being, and although it’s questionable as to whether or not Walter James Palmer is human, I feel disgust and pity for the man – if you could call him that? It’s one thing to do something horrendous and feel genuine remorse, it’s another to feign remorse because you got caught and the world’s eyes are upon you while they shake their fists in disgust. Look at this guy’s history, it speaks volumes, it shows what a bottom feeding, dishonest, offensive, self-indulgent, egotistical braggart the jackass is, and has always been. I’ll bet that his offspring will grow up to think that his blatant disregard for the lives of animals is fine and dandy too. Normal members of society loathe poachers, and from where I sit, W. J. P. is no better than any other poacher out there. The only difference may be that he attempts to hide behind the law while he stalks and slaughters any animal that he can get his paws on, and it seems that it’s been going on for a long, long time. I shudder to think of the sheer number of animals that have died and suffered ungodly wounds while dying a slow death at his hands!

Hats off to all of the celebrities that have come forward to voice their disgust and rage on Walter James Palmer butchering the lovely Cecil, especially Mia Farrow who risked backlash to take the only action that she really could have – she at least did something, and, right or wrong, that’s the only way that we can so much as hope that W. J. P. will be punished to the fullest, and that some change will be made to prevent this ever happening again. I’ve heard that there was a small group of people protesting outside of the murdering dentist’s office and that he’s received a lot of backlash – and you know what? The man deserves every bit of it! How dare he try to feed us even more of his bull dunk, how dare he try to pass the blame for his foul behavior, how dare he feign ignorance.


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Brad Pitt Not Chicken To Make A Change

It’s a shame that more celebrities aren’t like Brad Pitt. It’s a shame that, in the case of the vast majority of them, they instead worry about where their next plastic surgery is going to come from, rather than stand up for causes that have little to no voice or support. If they do support anything, they will choose such causes as trying to make every last citizen on the planet support transvestites or homosexuals, when Heaven knows there is an excess of support for those types of issues, even though bigger, more critical issues are being swept under the mat!

Animals have no voice whatsoever. They are slaughtered every minute of every day; it’s for food in some cases, but it’s also often for sport, their fur, tusks, teeth, fins. You name it and they are killed for it, and that’s why so many have become, and are quickly becoming, extinct, by land, air and sea. Many groups claim that they are against animal cruelty/abuse but yet the cruelty goes on every day with nothing being done and no change in sight. Take chickens for example. Have you ever seen how those eggs you buy from the supermarket are obtained? Have you seen how the chickens that supply them for you are treated? So, now, if you do care, you might say, “well, how can I help? There’s nothing that I can do about it,” and you’d be wrong! If the consumer refused to buy eggs from chickens that were not free range (free roaming), then you would see things change real fast!

Each cage holds six to eight chickens, preventing the birds from so much as spreading their wings, laying down, or being able to turn around. Said cages are piled up, one on top of the other, and there are sometimes ten cages high! Those chickens never feel the grass underneath them, never roost the way that chickens love to, never dust their feathers like normal, free range ones can, and never scratch around the ground, which they are wired to do. The most disgusting, cruel part of all is that the chickens that supply the eggs at most all stores are the ones that live under these awful conditions! I don’t care what any chicken farmer says, there is no excuse for this type of cruel confinement, and if they can’t make a run outside for the chickens to live, while they do nothing but supply eggs for their entire lives, then the so called farmers shouldn’t be allowed to have them. Perhaps the farmers would say that they had to go and fetch the eggs after the chickens laid them, big damned deal, or maybe the eggs wouldn’t be clean enough for them and they would have to wash them, big deal. If the everyday citizen has to follow the rules (some would say rules of common sense and decency), then so should the farmers, as they chose to go into the “egg business” and are no different than anyone else. Change needs to come, and it needs to come soon.

It’s strange that children are supposedly not as mature as adults are supposed to be, and yet most children would know better. They recognize that animals should not be treated the way that many are, and should you take a child into one of the chicken buildings at one of these egg supplying farms and the child would be appalled. Kids know immediately that no one should have so many chickens piled into a small wire cage all in the name of the almighty buck. It must be that most all of these so-called chicken farmers don’t give a crap about the well being of the birds. They are too interested in grubbing up all of the eggs that they produce, as fast as they can!

It’s sad, like a cow that gives us milk, a chicken requires little and they give a lot in return. You’re getting something from them, so why not give something besides the absolute basics of a little feed and water? Many would rather sit on their eggs and hatch peeps, but they don’t have a say in that, so, at the very least, give them some fresh air and room to turn around and spread their wings. Imagine sitting in a box where you have a little head room, but your arms are at your side constantly 24/7, where you are so crammed in that you cannot turn around, and you can’t move your arms. Can you imagine how stiffened up you’d get? But what, is it acceptable just because we’re talking about chickens, just because people like eggs, the chickens can be treated as poorly as one wants? Hats off to Brad Pitt for trying to make a change. We need more people like him, celebrities that use their fame for a greater cause, who aren’t afraid to go up against big business, or any business!


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