DO YOU ENJOY THE CIRCUS? THE ANIMALS SURE DON’T.
We were very saddened to learn that a circus is again coming to Calgary that features animals such as tigers & elephants. Pound Rescue does not support the use of animals for entertainment, especially animals such as these who are forced to endure miserable lives & unimaginable suffering simply to amuse a crowd of human spectators. The abuse and neglect that circus animals experience has been greatly documented and it is a tragedy that such practices are allowed to continue in our society. While there are many municipalities who will not allow such circuses to set up within their city limits, unfortunately Calgary is not yet one of them. Many people mistakenly attend because they love animals and want to see them do these amazing tricks. What they don’t know is that they are doing nothing but supporting an industry that profits off of the misery of those same animals.
Katelyn needs your help!
We rescued Katelyn about a year ago. She was almost completely bald, covered in angry sores and lesions. At first we thought she had mange but the tests came back negative. We soon learned that it was actually allergies and after months & months of trying different foods, we finally found one that seemed to agree with her stomach. But this still did not solve all of her problems, as Katelyn was still unbearably itchy, losing hair and would periodically break out in angry hives & rashes. After extensive allergy testing it was determined that Katelyn also has environmental allergies. She is allergic to such things as ragweed, various grasses, a few different types of mold, dust mites and even to human dander. We started her on allergy therapy where she gets regular shots to help boost her immune system and make it more tolerant of these allergens she is exposed to. With this therapy, Katelyn has become infinitely better but it will take several more months for the allergy therapy to fully work. In the meantime, Katelyn is also on extremely expensive medications to try to make her comfortable and control her skin flare-ups. This medication costs almost $100 / week and that does not even include the cost of her special hypo-allergenic food or her allergy therapy. Not to mention that the cost of veterinary fees in general have gone up astronomically in recent years – well over the average cost of inflation in every other area. We are asking people to donate to us in Katelyn’s name to help cover the costs of her treatments. She is such a sweet, beautiful young girl who deserves to have a happy life free of the relentless itching and scratching. Please help us today so we can continue to help Katelyn.
Tell Us Your Story…..
Ever wanted to tell your story of saving animals, saving the planet, saving us? Now is your chance!
These are your stories and we will put them together for everyone to know, to enlighten, to warm peoples hearts, to lift spirits and set examples of compassion and love.
If you adopted an animal from us or any rescue group or humane society, saved an animal from certain death, be it a dog,cat or rabbit, livestock or wild animal, tell us your story. If you are vegan or vegetarian, send us your favourite recipe,together with your story of why you stopped eating animals.
Before the end of the year, we plan to edit your stories and publish them in a printed book you can purchase for yourself or loved ones. All proceeds of the book will be going into our Emergency Fund.
You must be willing to have your name and city published, as we only want to print true events.
All submissions must be one page in a word document/ text editor or pdf format only. (not just an email please!) We would like your story, name, city or town and a clear picture to print as well. Pictures may be submitted by you or we can arrange to have you and/or your animal by one of our professional photographers.
Please email your story, or any question you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline to submit your contribution is June 1, 2013.