Sunday, April 29, 2012

How to Adopt a Pet

Puppy, 7 January 2009 , found at :

If your family is looking for ways to adopt a pet, you’re at the right place! There are many possibilities when choosing pets. Here’s a list of things to check for when you decide to adopt:

1. Choose a pet that fits your lifestyle. 

Don’t decide to get a dog if you’re only home for two days a week. Look into the animals needs first. As mentioned in the article How to:Adopt a pet, researching animals can help a lot in this situation. Choose a pet that fits well in your house. Example: If you happen to have a small apartment, a cat would be a good choice. Cats are very independent animals that do not require too much space.

2. Visit shelters in your area.

It’s a great idea to set aside time for a shelter. This gives you time to choose your animal wisely.

3. Buy supplies. 

 This is your time to go out and spend money on your new pet! Don’t forget the necessities that your animal needs. This is another good time for research. Find and buy whatever your pet needs to survive. Toys aren’t a necessity. Although, they will make your pet more active, playful, and fun. Don’t forget that your pet will need more than just love to survive. This includes annual vet check-ups. After a while, this can become expensive. Be sure that you’re 100% prepared to fully provide for your animal.

After you’ve completed the steps above, it’s time to bring your warm, furry, friend home!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Feline Obesity

Meow, April 19th, 2012, found at:
Meow is a 40 lb., two year old, white tabby cat that’s full of love. His previous owner was eighty seven years old. She could no longer take care of him. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Meow is at the Santa Fe animal shelter. He is on a special diet until he loses some weight. Meow is currently with a foster family to help him lose weight so he can be put up for adoption. 

Meow may be huge, but he has not quite set the record! Susan Montoya Bryan has recorded this in her article:
“That record belongs to Himmy, a tabby from Australia that weighed almost 47 pounds. The shelter said Guinness World Records has since stopped accepting applications for the record over concerns it would encourage people to overfeed their animals. In Meow's case, the shelter is awaiting blood test results to make sure he doesn't have any additional health problems.”

Although it may seem quite adorable, having an overweight animal is extremely dangerous. A normal sized cat should typically weigh between 7-12 lbs. Animal obesity is not something to joke around with. Animals and humans have the same health risks for obesity. There is much more pressure on the heart and joints. The Association for pet Obesity Prevention stated that "50 million US Cats are estimated to be Overweight or Obese." There are many diseases that come with obesity, such as: Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes, Hepatic lipidosis, and Cystitis. After a cat gets so big, it becomes harder for he/she to exercise like they should.

If you're cat is over 12 lbs, you may need to take it to the vet. You can never be too safe when it comes to your animal.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Animal Cruelty (PETA)

Waka Flocka, 2012
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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, is one of  the world's largest organizations for animal rights. As stated in the article,"Our Mission Statement," “PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns”;this organization will work through anything for the protection of animals.
Elizabeth Carlisle of the Petland animal store of  Akron, Ohio, was caught  abusing animals by a picture uploaded to Facebook. The caption of the photo stated: '"[T]he manager took the pic for me. [S]he reminded me that there were people outside as [I] was swearing at them to just hurry up and die but then she was so kind as to take this picture.'”This picture contained Elizabeth Carlisle holding two dead, drowned, bunnies by the skin of their necks. 

What really makes me sick is the fact that this woman had a smile on her face.  How evil can one person really be? Employees at animal stores are supposed to take care of animals until  they find a home. Employees are not supposed to torture a harmless animal for no reason. This woman has clearly picked the wrong career.

Alisa Mullins wrote an updated article on the situation.  Elizabeth Carlisle was charged with animal cruelty and the Petland store was shut down. According to the article, the store had an enormous amount of cleaning to do.

PETA has a two week internship in Washington D.C . From the reviews of previous interns, everyone who has went, has enjoyed it. I hope readers really look into this. You never know what happens to animals behind closed doors. Stay updated and stand your ground if you strongly agree. There are ways to join PETA or even comment on the organization's website. If you’d like more information on PETA, there are some links posted below.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Cat, Available at:, , 4/3/12
The world is full of animals. Why not share them in a creative way? This blog is about animals and the lives they have. All animals are important and should be recognized in various ways. Within this blog, I’m going to show the many types of animals and their habitats.

I plan on capturing the movements of these animals. Animals are an important part of life. They deserve to be honored. A cat sleeping in a rocking chair, dogs with their new bones, cows munching on grass in a giant field, horses grazing across an open plane, this is what makes animals so special. They can be themselves without a care in the world. Animals represent freedom.

There are many types of animals such as amphibians, domesticated animals, and mammals. Personally, my favorite animal is a cat. I have a cat and a dog. Many of my pictures will be of them. Throughout everything, they have always been there for me.

There are organizations such as PETA who are completely against testing on animals. I want my readers to know how animals are treated when no one’s looking. Companies that produce meet were caught burning the heads of poor cows. Most people don’t realize what animals go through only to feed a selfish human. Animal cruelty is wrong.

I’ve always had a passion for photography. A picture is worth a thousand words, as stated by many people. Cameras capture time. Time stops for no one. Since I was young girl, I would steal my mothers’ disposable cameras and take the most random pictures. This blog is a combination of my two favorite things. I hope my readers learn, explore, and mostly, enjoy!