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He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.  

Author Unknown

 

When choosing a family pet, please consider adopting from your local animal shelter...it'll do your heart good!

"Within the heart of every stray lies the singular desire to be loved"

 

See for yourself just how CRUEL Ringling Bros is. Then, please, do not pay to see these abused animals for entertainment. It only gives them incentive to continue their cruelty.

 

See Ringling Bros Circus Cruelty

 

 

Welcome to Animals Matter Too!

 

The purpose of Animals Matter Too is to gather & share information relating to the humane and compassionate treatment of all animals. Whether a dog, cat, horse, bird, farm or wild animal, it's  incomprehensible for us to do nothing while they are abused and tortured for the sake of money, research or entertainment. It is our obligation to help them. We do not ask for donations for Animals Matter Too, we simply share what we've learned and ask you to consider helping in your community. If you cannot afford to make a cash donation to your local non-profit animal welfare & rescue organization, then please volunteer your services.  Any form of assistance would be appreciated.  If you need help finding information or have questions on organizations in your area, please contact me and I will do whatever I can to assist you. If you would like to make a donation, we highly recommend any of the organizations in our Animal Welfare Groups list. If you have any information you'd like to pass along, please Contact Us. Thank you for visiting!

Janet Knight, AMT 

~ Please help if you can, either by donating to an animal welfare group or by volunteering your time.  Remember, no donation is too small and no time is ever wasted. ~

 


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National Spay Day

February 22 is National Spay Day. Be part of the solution to pet overpopulation.


Spotlight on Bob Barker

Bob Barker and FedericoBob Barker, born in 1923, is known by most as the amiable host of television game shows such as The Price is Right, Truth or Consequences and others.  But, more importantly, he's known to many as a man with a heart of gold and a seemingly tireless dedication to animal rights.

 

He has always been an animal lover and became an activist in 1979 after becoming a vegetarian and, subsequently, becoming more aware of just how appallingly animals were being treated. Since that time, he has generously given his time and money to help animals in every circumstance including shelters, circuses and the fur industry. 

 

Barker does not wear leather and has been an outspoken opponent of the use of fur on his shows. In 1987, he urged the producers of the Miss Universe Pageant to discontinue having the contestants wear fur. At first, they agreed and when they reneged on their promise, Barker resigned as host.  He was also instrumental in changing some of the prizes awarded on The Price is Right.  They stopped giving away fur coats, anything made of leather, hunting safaris and don't include bullfights with a trip to Spain. 

 

Regarding "Fur Free Friday" (the day after Thanksgiving), Barker says,  "I urge anyone who has the opportunity to speak out against fur to make their contempt for fur known at every opportunity, and to point out that fur is no longer chic… that it is a thing of the past. Most of the young people are not wearing fur. It’s the older people who wear it. When this generation is no more, hopefully fur will be no more."

In 1994, he founded the DJ&T Foundation, named for his beloved, late wife, Dorothy Jo and his mother, Tilly, both of whom were animal lovers. It was created to fund animal rescue facilities and neutering programs all over the United States supporting low cost Spay/Neuter Clinics and Voucher Programs. Barker has endowed the foundation so it may continue funding projects indefinitely.

For many years, Barker ended episodes of the Price is right with the phrase, "Help control the pet population, have your pets spayed or neutered". Following in his footsteps, Drew Carey continued this tradition after succeeding him as host of the game show.

A man who puts his money where his mouth is, Bob Barker made two staggering donations in 2010:

  1. In March, he donated $2.5 millions dollars to PETA to build a new facility in Los Angeles.

  2. In January, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society received a $5,000,000 donation to purchase and outfit a ship to help prevent illegal whaling. The ship was named for Barker.

If there's a lesson to be learned from Bob Barker, it is simply that it's never too late to begin a new more meaningful, chapter in one's life.  He was nearly 60 years old when he became an animal activist and champion. And what a difference he has made in lives of hundreds of thousands of animals and human beings in the years since. And while we don't all have the same financial resources as Barker, we do have time and, perhaps, we should set aside more of it to help improve the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves.  He is truly inspirational.

Bob Barker's DJ&T Foundation


Pet Food Guides - Consumer Affairs

Finding the best food for your pets can prove to be difficult. With all the commercial ads saying their products are  best... how do you know which one is the right for your pet? You can read the labels but unless you know what to look for, it can be confusing. The folks at Consumer Affairs have created a pet food guide with all the necessary information to make the right choice for your pet's needs. Here are a few of the topics you'll find in the guides:

  • Best-Rated Dog and Cat Foods

  • Understanding Nutritional Content

  • Compare Reviews

  • The Different types of foods

  • Expert Opinions

  • Understanding food labels

There's a wealth of information in these two in-depth, easy to understand guides. Check them out at the following links:


Hug an animal today....Happy Valentine's Day!


Waka Flocka & Daphna


Ringling Bros Circus to Close Permanently

Ringling Bros is calling it a day and will go out of business in May. Their final performance is scheduled for May 21, 2017 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. Many years ago, this news would have saddened me. Now I can only feel happiness and relief that it's over. There are still other cruel circuses out there but this one is done.
 
Reportedly, the animals will be able to live out their final years on a conservation farm in Florida. The elephants were sent there earlier when PETA and other animal welfare advocates campaigned to end Ringling's elephant cruelty.

Remembering our Animal Champions

Unfortunately, we've lost so many dedicated animal advocates and they are simply irreplaceable. But their legacies live on in all the human and animal lives they've touched through their kindness and generosity. They were selfless, compassionate individuals who loved and cared enough to help those who cannot help themselves. Thank you, we will never forget...

 

Bea Arthur Linda McCartney Robert Culp
Mary Tyler Moore Dixie Carter Rue McClanahan
William Holden Richard Basehart Casey Kasem
Prince Robin Williams Dian Fossey
George Adamson Joy Adamson Mickey Rooney
Lucille Ball Audrey Hepburn Helen Hayes

 


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