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Why Adopt a Stray??


Well, b’coz it is morally good for human beings to be kind to Animals!! 

We all have choices, and  I don’t want to push my views on anyone … but there are ppl out there who think that you cannot teach old dogs new tricks … and adopting a dog is a waste of time and energy. Well, so far i have read, that’s never an issue .. if u take a bit of time out and invest that on a homeless pet, you can easily make him learn tricks. In fact, he will learn new stuff way faster than a new pup.

Cats are the same, my stray cat is far more loving and active than my own cat (Not saying i don’t love my Persian) but that is the truth.

I think on the whole its a wonderful experience, in fact  i think that helping out helpless animals make us more human!!!

And even if you cannot adopt a pet, i think you can still  make a difference: For e.g

  • You can feed a hungry dog or a cat standing outside your house.
  • You can place fresh water bowls outside.
  • You can call animal rescue service if you see an injured homeless pet.
  • You can donate food to our local animal shelter.
  • You can donate some medicines to a Vet who looks after injured homeless animals.
  • You can always stop someone abusing an animal in front of you.
Now few facts on how animals are treated in our part of the world:
  • They are kicked and thrown stones at.
  • They get hit by a car and left alone to die on the street.
  • They are poisoned.
  • They are shot.
  • They die of hunger.
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How to adopt a Pet?
If you find a pet and you have decided on adopting him here are few things you need to do:
  • Take him directly to a vet and get him checked.
  • Get him vaccinated.
  • Get him/her spayed. (Few vets do that for no cost – just for strays)
  • For at least few weeks give him time to understand you & your family. And to make him gain your trust.
    • You see most animals are abused outside and that’s why they think that when you raise your hands, you are about to hit them & not pet them. So give him some time.
  • And most important thing, keep on reading about them. The more you understand your pets behavior the more rewarding it is in the end.

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Ask from a Stray … how tough this world is for them: And then think if u should adopt them or not … 

IT IS AS IF LIFE HAD SAID, ‘I AM GOING TO SEND YOU INTO A WORLD OF CRUELTY. I SHALL MAKE YOU SENSITIVE TO PAIN, FEAR, HEAT, COLD, HUNGER AND STARVATION. IN THIS WORLD OF CRUELTY I SHALL MAKE YOU DEFENSELESS. IN ADDITION I SHALL STRIKE YOU DUMB.’ THIS IS THE KIND OF WORLD THAT ANIMALS ARE BORN INTO.” – GRACE JOHNSON

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You don’t pick your stray …. your Stray picks you!!!! (Two Most Inspiring Stories): 

What’s four when you have three?!

Here are the stories on my precious angels who make my life complete: Zoe was a local’s dog who nearly starved to death in his “care”. Her normal weight was 72 lbs.& she was 35lbs. when we got her. She was skin & bones but, as you can see, filled out nicely.

Shadow was a teeny pup, which I thought was a kitten, when I saw him running in the rain. I jumped out of the car & clapped for him to come & was surprised to see a little puppy. I tried for days to find his owner, but he became the joy and love of my life.

Jacques “Sasquatch” (because he had huge feet) was left in an abandoned house by owners who moved. We think he had been teased mercilessly by whomever, because it took a year for him to accept that when you put your hand on him and didn’t move it, it wasn’t reason to go for you. He became such a calm, loving, clown of a dog.

Finally, Precious was from the North Shore Animal League in NY. I wanted a docile female, so when she flopped over when I went to touch her, I knew she was the one. We took her home, fell in love, and then my brother-in-law visited and she went after his legs like crazy. Oops! She was ours now, so others had to learn to stay out of her way. We finally learned how to gently help her accept everyone and she turned out to be loved all around. It was as simple as making sure you absolutely ignored her until she came to you.

Please adopt or save a stray! They are the most blessed gifts you can imagine!

Susan
Winston, GA
(Story taken from http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com)

“Mojo” the Rescue Cat with the Biggest Heart”:

I grew up in a family that always had pets. We frequently rescued cats and dogs and lost creatures in need of a home. I was living on my own and it just didn’t feel right, so I went to my local shelter in search of a feline companion. I was given some treats to give to the cats and there she was, pawing at the cage door. I offered her the treat, but she just kept pawing at the door. They let me take her out and she was so comfortable being held in my arms. I knew she was the one. She was 2 1/2 and had been in the shelter for three months, but was still so happy, I almost cried. I moved back in with my family and she quickly became a permanent fixture. She loves to be loved and can play all day. She plays tag and plays with anything she can. In my family, when a cat gets very hyper and playful, we call it “gettin’ the mojo”, so the name seemed perfect for her since she was always running around playing with something. She loves meeting new people and can melt anyone’s heart. She’ll walk in front of the door so I won’t leave and she can put on the cutest faces to get me to stay. My whole family adores her and life just wouldn’t be the same if she wasn’t there. She always wants to know what you’re up to and doesn’t mind be carried around on your shoulder so she can be involved in everything. If you start patting her toosh, she’ll give you an hour to stop. She’s sweet and cute and so loving. I got way more than just a pet when I took her home that day.

Melinda Schulz
MERRITT ISLAND, FL
(Story taken from http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com)

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Supere’ Memorial Animal Welfare Forum!!


  Do you think opportunity wonders around your house, looking for u to pick it up and look after it??? And then waits for u to take it to a next level?

In this story ….. our little opportunity was a Stray Cat named Supere’ and this is his story.

“Being a stray is not easy these days, im soooo hungry right now that i can actually eat a horse … even a rat would do or a cup of milk ….. wow!! how lovely would that be!! But who am i kidding, who would feed me milk??”. Hungry and tired, Supere’ continued his journey looking for food and a safe place to rest.

“What??? Why are they chasing me???? what did i do?? im just hungry, wish they could have at least let me eat from the trash area …..” after gettin chased by bunch of kids.

“Hide, hide, hide ……. “, Hides under a car!!, “Dammit, i think this place belongs to some other cat ….. ewww stinks …. “, he runs towards a house and starts praying that at least they let him rest there for few hours.

No one was around, so he quietly placed himself under a shade and went to sleep.

To his luck he woke up with a bowl of milk in front of him.  “slurp slurp slurp ….. slurp .. who?? why?? when did this happen?? slurp slurp slurp … ” He stops and for the first time saw the person he will stay with for the rest of his life. Mehvish!!!

She opened her heart and doors for him. Brought him in, cleaned him up, gave him food and a warm comfortable place to sleep.  NO MORE RUNNING, NO MORE HIDING (Unless its for hide n seek game), NO MORE STAYING HUNGRY, NO MORE CAT FIGHTS!!!!!

“On May 25, 2011, yes not very long ago, i left my beloved Master and went to another world. I often see her sad and i know she misses me alot and I miss her too ….. but im such a lucky cat, she cared for me when no one else did and now that i am not around, she actually created a Forum which is purely dedicated for the welfare of homeless, stray animals. And guess what …… 🙂 She named it after me: “Supere’ Memorial Animal Welfare Forum Pakistan”

Me & My Angel Mama – “Mehvish”

 Mehvish didn’t stop giving, even after Supere’ left. In fact Supere’ was not just a cat – he was more like an inspiration. Enough Inspiration to make a difference.

Today, Supere’ Memorial Animal Welfare Forum Pakistan contains more than 230 followers. And almost all of them are active and dedicated towards the mission of helping out strays. Many of them try finding suitable place for these homeless pets, others reject the idea of caging and selling cats.

Few words from the Fans about the page:

  • Rafia Syed: “This forum has proved your love for animals. I was one of the first members of the forum. I am highly impressed by the hard work and continuous effort of the page admin.Well done! Keep it up!”
  • Sana Sohail: “I have seen very few pages with such a vigilant and active admin. The forum is performing a very wide range of services simultaneously. The posts are really brilliant. The posts against declawing and dressing of cats were eye-openers. Also I have recently adopted a black kitten through this forum, for which I am thankful to the forum. Keep up the good work, admin. May God bless you for your efforts.”
  • Vasi Jamal: Pages such as these not only provide means for creating, and spreading, awareness about the critical issue of Animal welfare, but also enable pet owners to educate themselves about bettering the future of these wonderful voiceless creatures of Allah.
The main idea or Mission is to:
 Facilitate adoption of homeless animals, to create general awareness about animals’ rights and to fight against cruelty to animals. 
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Plz join this page – Help Supere’ & his Angel Mama find home for their furry friends:
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Dear readers, plz know that your Supere‘ is still out there, or probably right outside your home … waiting for u to bring him a bowl of milk and then to take him inside your house. BUT ARE YOU READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE’S LIFE??? It’s for u to decide!!! Live well, but a Purposeful life!!!! 

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Meet 26th Street Puppy


March 11, 2011: A puppy hit by a car was picked up by a volunteer and brought to the Karachi Animal Hospital. We paid him a visit, and within few minutes we become absolute friends.

We need better emergency services, we need shelters, we need Govt to implement “THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS ACT, 1890” and we need to educate ppl.

The Shy One
(By Terri Onorato)


Hidden deep within her soul
a best friend lies in wait,
as passersby all but ignore
the shy one’s frightened face.

Abused? Or was she born this way?
That’s not the issue here,
attention to her past won’t bring
the love she needs to heal.

The burning fear that clouds her eyes
reveals the painful truth,
that reaching out to trust
is something she alone can’t do.

But if instead your loving arms
reached out to her today
you’d be amazed at all the love
she yearns to give away.

If you take the time to hold
her face within your hands
and look into her frantic eyes
I think you’ll understand…

It’s not that she’s a “problem” dog
nor one who’s a lost cause,
it’s that she needs a person who
won’t see her fears as flaws.

You say you want a happy dog
who’ll love you all your days?
Right here my friend is what you want
behind the mask of pain.

You hesitate…I understand
how cautious you must be.
It’s too late now to change your mind,
she’s coming home with me.

But in her place another waits
ignored by passersby,
the shy one with a heart of gold,
a best friend in disguise.

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