Pawsitively Humane

A nonprofit organization dedicated to reversing homeless pets through education, preventative management, rescue, adoption, caring and compassion

Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Surfing Cat in Australia



Here is a clip that's going to get a smile out of you. 12 dogs and wait.. a cat enjoying fun times at the beach. Yes, you read that right, A CAT on the beach. This amazing kitty surfs (as you can see in the photo above) and swims with his buddies as part of the gang.

Cats are smart, agile and beautiful creatures who can do anything, don't believe it? Check what this adventurous kitty can do in the clip below.


Saturday, January 31, 2015

Protect Florida's Bears. Stop the Trophy Hunt!



Yes, if you didn't know, Florida is home for The Florida Black Bear (the only kind that lives in the state). They are subspecies of the American Black Bear. The large black-furred bears live mainly in forested areas and have seen recent habitat reduction throughout the state. On June 27, 2012 the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) delisted the Florida Black Bear from the state threatened species list. Successful conservation of the Florida black bear was confirmed by the FWC’s 2011 Biological Status Review, which reported the bear to be no longer at high risk of extinction.

For this reason, for the first time in 20 years the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will consider allowing a bear hunt in Florida. And that's why these defenseless creatures need your help; they don't have a voice to say no, but WE DO!.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

The Animal Rights Foundation of Florida (ARFF) is hosting a peaceful protest outside of the FWC meeting. Click here to check the Facebook event for this protest.
Protest day and time: Wednesday, February 4 from 8:00am to 9:00am.
Location: Hyatt Regency, 225 E. Coastline Drive, Jacksonville (directions); They will gather outside the front entrance, on the riverfront.

The FWC meeting is open to the public. Following the protest, you can attend the meeting and speak against reopening bear hunting (if you don't wish to speak, you can fill out a comment card).

Can’t make it to the demonstration? You can still help!
Please call the FWC at (850) 488-4676 and let them know that you are opposed to reopening a hunt on Florida's black bear. It's very easy and it only takes a couple of minutes because they are taking comments from the public and have a staff dedicated to this (no long hours on hold).

We might still have a chance to protect The Florida Black Bear. Although bear numbers have grown, hunting will threaten a still-recovering population. Without significant opposition, hunting could begin as early as this Fall.

For more information on The American Rights Foundation of Florida and this protest, please visit their website www.arff.org.



The Lucy Bowl Pet Commercial--See it here first!




See it here first BEFORE it's aired on SuperBowl Sunday. It's a powerful message.

Pawsitively Humane, Inc. is on the forefront of this issue involved in ALL aspects of reversing epidemic of homeless pets--just like our missions states. Feel free to make a donation of any amount to help us continue our efforts.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Paralyzed Dog Can Walk Again Thanks to New Laser Treatment


Here is one of those stories that uplift us and give us hope! A terrier-mix  dog, rescued by The Miami-Dade County Animal Services, can thank the advancement in medical technology the fact that she is able to move and walk again after being hit by a car.

The dog was facing the danger of being put down due to the accident. She was hit by a car which affected her neck and head and left her with paralysis; her case was thought to be hopeless.

However, she was pulled from the shelter by a local non-profit, immediately named  Jaycee to give her an identity, and taken to local nonprofit veterinarian, the Animal Welfare Society. The Society used laser treatments to to fix her paralysis. It worked! As seen in the video above, the dog feels nothing but the invisible laser regenerates cells and stimulates movement. The marvels of modern technology.

So is this treatment readily available? The Cold Laser machine used for this treatment can cost up to US$25,000.00 but the Animal Welfare Society received this life-saving equipment thanks to a very kind donation. However, as the news report states, the treatments can cost $10 for each session. Keep in mind, AWS is a low cost veterinarian. We checked with a few local veterinarians and learned that many do not have it including Miami Veterinary Specialists. But now you know to ask for this machine in the unlikely event your beloved pet is in an accident.

Thanks to this amazing machine Jaycee was able to sit, stand and finally walk within a month of being treated. She is definitely a miracle dog!

If you would like to find out more about The Animal Welfare Society (in Miami) and these low cost laser treatments, please visit their website www.awsfl.com.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

#GivingTuesday

 

Dear Animal lover & advocate,

There is a day of  Thanksgiving, two days for getting Deals (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). Now there is a global day dedicated to giving back. #GivingTuesday.

This is our first year participating as we have chosen this to be the one time in the year to make our appeal and offer you insight as to the needs in caring for stray or abandoned dogs and cats. As you know we specialize in black cats and dogs--the least adopted, most abandoned and euthanized in shelters.

Our needs remain the same. In order of urgency:

FOSTER PARENTS in SOUTH FLORIDA
Whether you can foster for a few weeks, a few months, for cats/dogs, kittens/puppies or special needs pets, this remains our biggest need. We currently have a black cat, Roger, that has diabetes and needs foster care for 16 days only. He will require insulin shots twice a day but he is used to it and will not fuss.  We will teach you how to administer the shots. It's not difficult.  To read more about Roger and his fight for survival, click here. If you are interested in temporary or long-term foster care in South Florida, please email us at riverfrontcats@yahoo.com.

FUNDING
Naturally funding is essential for various needs.The largest expense is to pay vet bills for sick and injured dogs and cats. While we do receive a discount, sick pets require several visits and bills adds up fast.  The sooner we can pay those bills, the more cats we can take in and help.  Another regular expense is pet food, litter and supplies (ie. feeding bottles, vitamins, flea/tick solution)   No amount is too small--$200, $100, $50, $20, $10. Simply click on the DONATE button on the right.

 Other Ways to Help
ResQWalk
Is an app you can download on an Android and iPhone 5 or 6 so that every time you walk (to your car, in the mall, around the block, with the dog...) you can choose Riverfront Cats (our cat site) and a small donation is made directly to us. You pay nothing!



Shop at Amazon
For all of your Amazon shopping, every time you start shopping by clicking on this link http://bit.ly/RCAmazon, Pawsitively Humane receives a small donation from Amazon.  It's that easy!
Share Information on Social Media
Even if you can't donate money or volunteer, we understand. But if you have access to Internet and use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest, please be sure to SHARE our information and spread the word. The more people we reach and raise awareness, the more pets we can save in the long run and help reverse the rate of homeless pets everywhere!

Thank you for your continued moral, financial and time-worthy support!!! It is greatly appreciated.
On behalf of our small team at Pawsitively Humane, Inc,
Many thanks,
Christine Michaels
President

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Make your Home Pet Friendly in Style with these Amazing Deals


It's that time of the year when we start thinking to redecorate for Christmas or to change our furniture for the new year. If you are, you must no forget about pet beds and bowls, they are important part of our house decoration, and you can always match them to your existing furniture.  If you're going for that modern look here are some beautiful pieces... that are on clearance now!

The Atria Pet Lounger $59.90 + free shipping. Was $169.99
Architect Pet is a well recognized pet furniture brand with many awards for their beautiful and minimalistic designs. Sadly, they are closing operations due to unexpected issues with their supply chain. For this reason they are offering a liquidation of their ENTIRE STORE.

Some of the best deals are:

The Oslo Pet Dinner $32-$40 + free shipping. Was 79.99- 99.99

Vela I Bowl Set $13-$40 + free shipping. Was $49.99-$89.99

Vela II Bowl Set $12.48-$22.80 + free shipping. Was $47.99-487.99

 For more info about their products please visit www.architectpets.com/


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Innovative Campaign: Dogs Walking Humans

One of our mottos is that "There is Always a Solution". And there is. Nontraditional campaigns to find homes for thousands of shelter dogs and pets are working. We shared about the Kids and Cats Book Buddy programs that serves both children with reading problems and shelter cats. Well here his another brilliant, innovative and inexpensive idea. Dogs walking humans! In the end, 5,000 dogs were adopted. This can be easily implemented in any city or town! Let us know what you think by clicking on "Comment" below.

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