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Eagles Corporate Sponsor Contact Info...

August 15th 2009 8:48 am
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Well, not surprisingly, the Eagles have taken down their webpage that lists all their partners - too bad we already had the list and contact info - haha. For those looking to contact the sponsors, here you go...

Please contact all the companies below to tell them that you will not buy their products/use their services
as long as they continue to sponsor the team who took on MV!

Oh and be sure to tell the Eagles you will boycott their games! Vick does not deserve another chance!

Then circulate this info. far and wide. Thanks!

Contact the Phila. Eagles via their
Web contact form:
http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/fanzone/ContactUs.h tml

Here's a link to the list of Philadelphia Eagles Sponsors for all to Boycott.

http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/team/corporate partners.html

Acme
Web contact form:
https://www.acmemarkets.com/eCommerceWeb/AboutAlberts onsAction.do?action=getContactUs

Lincoln financial Group
Lincoln National Corporation
150 North Radnor-Chester Road
Radnor, PA 19087
Philadelphia:
E-mail: Susan.Segal@LFG.com

Investor Relations
800 237-2920
Fax: 484 583-3962
E-mail: InvestorRelations@LFG.com

94WYSP
Web contact form:
http://www.94wysp.com/pages/1063305.php

94 WYSP Instant Feedback
Send an instant message right into our studios!

http://www.94wysp.com/pages/1044865.php

Miller Lite
Web contact form:
https://www.millertalk.com/TalkToUs/default.aspx


Sovereign
Sovereign Luxury Holidays
The Atrium
London Road
Crawley
West Sussex
RH10 9SR
Email: sovcustomer.services@sovereign.com (sovereign.com)
Email: customer.relations@sovereign.com (sovereign.com)
Email: sovereign.feedback@sovereign.com (sovereign.com)

NovaCare
Corporate Office:
4714 Gettysburg Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
(888) 735-6332
Web contact form:
http://novacare.com/email/contact.aspx

US Airways
US Airways Community Relations, the philanthropic division of the airline, invests in community organizations and initiatives to enhance quality of life in markets served by the airline. Our funding priorities include arts and culture, health and human services, and education and environment in the following hub markets and focus cities: Boston, Charlotte, Las Vegas, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Washington, DC.
Email compliments, complaints or concerns:
customer.relations@usairways.com

Budweiser
1 - 800 -DIAL - BUD
Web Contact form:
http://contactus.anheuser-busch.com/Email/email.aspx? Site=IB

Pepsi
PepsiCo, Inc.
700 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577
(914) 253-2000
Consumer Relations,
1 Pepsi Way,
Somers, NY 10589.
Web contact Form:
http://cr.pepsi.com/usen/pepsiusen.cfm?time=532561


Verizon
Verizon Wireless
Customer Service Department
Post Office Box 761
Bedminster, NJ 07921
Customer Service
(800) 922-0204
Monday-Sunday 6am-11pm

7-Eleven
Customer Relations:
7-Eleven, Inc.
Customer Relations
Loc. 231
P.O. Box 711
Dallas, TX 75221
Phone: 800-255-0711
Web contact Form:
http://webclarify.7-eleven.com:7001/CR/General_Reques t.jsp

Comcast
Comcast Corporate Headquarters
1500 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102-2148
(215) 665-1700
Web Contact form:
http://www.comcast.com/customers/feedback/default.csp x

Brian Roberts, CEO
Comcast Corporate Office
1500 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-286-8960
brian_roberts@comcast.com (comcast.com)

Heineken
Heineken USA corporate office
360 Hamilton Avenue
Suite 1103
White Plains, NY 10601
Web contact form can only be reached by starting out at their home page:
http://www.heineken.com/usa/
At the top click on FAQ & Contact Us. On the next site under Frequently Asked Questions, click on Contact Us.

Motorola
Motorola, Inc.
1303 East Algonquin Road
Schaumburg, Illinois 60196
Telephone: +1 847 576 5000
Web contact Form:
https://www.motorola.com/feedback.jsp

American Red Cross
Web contact Form:
http://www.redcross.org/en/contactusform

Tastykake
Corporate Headquarters:
Tasty Baking Company
Navy Yard Corporate Center
Three Crescent Drive, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19112
(215) 221-8500
Web contact Form:
http://www.tastykake.com/consumeraffairsform.aspx
Co rporate Contact
Chad Ramsey
Vice President
chad.ramsey@tastykake.com (tastykake.com)

AAA
AAA Mid-Atlantic
One River Place
Wilmington, DE 19801
Web Contact Form:
https://www.aaamidatlantic.com/About/Contact

Comca st SportsNet
3601 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Telephone: 215-336-3500
askcsn@comcastsportsnet.com (comcastsportsnet.com)

Idearc Media Corporate Headquarters
2200 W. Airfield Dr.
P.O. Box 619810
DFW Airport, TX 75261-9810
Web Contact Form:
http://www.idearc.com/contact.jsp
Customer Service
Idearc Media LLC
Attn: Customer Service
P.O. Box 987
Lanham, Maryland 20703-0987

(800) 555-4833
Web Contact Form:
http://www.idearcmedia.com/customersupport/contactus/ email.jsp?topicId=

Papa John's
Papa John's International, Inc.
P.O. Box 99900
Louisville, KY 40269-9990
Web contact Form:
http://www.papajohns.com/feedback/age_verification.sh tm

RE/MAX
RE/MAX International Inc.
5075 S. Syracuse Street
Denver, Co. 80237
Phone:303-770-5531
Fax: 303-796-3599
Customer Relations:
Email: customerrelations@remax.net (remax.net)

TEVA
Corporate Headquarters
5 Basel St. Petach Tikva 49131, Israel
Tel: +972-3-9267267
Fax: +972-3-9234050

Web contact Form:
http://www.tevapharm.com/contact/
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
Administrative Offices
Phone: 215.591.3000
Toll free: 888 TEVA USA (838-2872)

Aflac
Check out the following site before contacting AFLAC, so you are aware of what they do:
Aflac at a Glance:
https://www.aflac.com/us/en/aboutaflac/aflacatglanc e.aspx
Customer Service
1-800-992-3522
Web contact Form:
https://www.aflac.com/us/en/classic/forms/customer_se rvice_contact.asp

Dietz & Watson, Inc.
Butch Dietz
5701 Tacony Street
Philadelphia, PA 19135
Phone: 1-800-333-1974
FAX: 215-831-8719
This is all I could find for email addresses and I sent one email to all:
All email addy's are @ dietzandwatson.com
Employment:
hrdept@dietzandwatson.com
Product Information:
sales@dietzandwatson.com
Sales Information:
sales@dietzandwatson.com
Questions or comments about our website:
webmaster@dietzandwatson.com

Independence Blue Cross
1901 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103–1480
Phone #:
Phila. Area: 215-636-9559
Outside the Phila. Area: 800-555-1514
Web contact Form:
Member Inquiries:
https://ecom.ibx.com/ibx/htdocs/contact_us/forms/member_in quiries_form.html?subj=members
Non-Member Inquiries:
https://ecom.ibx.com/ibx/htdocs/contact_us/forms /nonmember_inquiries_form.html?subj=nonmembers

PEPCID
We b contact Form:
https://www.pepcidac.com/page.jhtml?id=pepcid/include /contactus.inc

Rite Aid
Board of Directors
(Correspondence should be addressed to the Board)
Rite Aid Corporation
c/o Corporate Secretary
P.O. Box 3165
Harrisburg, PA 17105
Email: contacttheboard@riteaid.com (riteaid.com) Please indicate whether your electronic message is for the Board, an individual director, or a particular group or committee of directors.
Contact our Home Office
30 Hunter Lane
Camp Hill, PA 17011
or
P.O. Box 3165
Harrisburg, PA 17105
Phone: (717) 761-2633
Web contact Form:
http://www.riteaid.com/contact_us/contact_customer_se rvice.jsf

Best Buy
Customer Service, Web Site, Store and General/Corporate Inquiries
Best Buy Corporate Customer Care
P.O. Box 9312
Minneapolis , MN 55440
1-888-BEST BUY (1-888-237-8289)
Web contact Form:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=cat12104&t ype=page

Dunkin Donuts
Will Kussell, President & Chief Brand Officer
C/O Corporate Headquarters
Dunkin' Brands
130 Royall Street
Canton, Massachusetts 02021
Phone: 781-737-3000
Web contact Form:
https://www.dunkindonuts.com/aboutus/contact/Feedback .aspx?type=5

Jeep
Contact Us by Mail:
Chrysler Group LLC Customer Assistance Center
P.O. Box 21-8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321-8004
Contact Us by Telephone
1-800-992-1997
M-F 8:00AM-6:00PM EST
Web contact Form:
http://www-5.jeep.com/wccsapp/universal/J/index.jsp?a ppStr=wccs&titleStr=Contact+Jeep&familyStr=brand&franchise=J &actionURL=%2Fwccs%2Fbrand_forms%2Fus%2Fwebform.jsp&promotio n=null&category=U

The Original Philadelphia Cheesesteak Company
520 East Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19124
(215) 423-3333
(800) 342-9771
(215) 423-0101
(215) 423-3131
Email: marketinginfo@phillycheesesteak.com (phillycheesesteak.com)


SCA
Check out SCA brands:
http://www.sca.com/en/Products/SCA-brands/
Headqua rters:
SCA Americas
2929 Arch Street
Cira Centre
Suite 2600
US -PA 19104 PHILADELPHIA
The United States
Tel +1 610 499 3700
Fax +1 610 499 3391
www.scanorthamerica.com
SCA Americas
2929 Arch Street
Suite 2600
Philadelphia, PA 19104
USA
Switchboard: +1 610 499 3700
Email: SCAAmericasHR@sca.com (sca.com)

CJ's Tires
Web contact Form:
http://www.cjtire.com/contact-us/Default.aspx

Gato rade
The Gatorade Company
P.O. Box 049003
Chicago, IL 60604-9003
toll free at 1-800-88-GATOR (1-800-884-2867)
Web contact Form:
http://cr.gatorade.com/usen/gatusen.cfm?date=20090814

KFC
KFC's Corporate Address for Customer Comments
P.O. Box 725489
Atlanta, GA 31139
Customer Satisfaction Numbers
U.S. - 1-800-225-5532
Canada - 1-866-664-5696
Web contact Form:
U.S. Feedback (Continental United States)
International/Hawaii/Canada Feedback (outside the Continental United States)
Taco Bell
Corporate Headquarters:
Taco Bell
17901 Von Karman
Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: 949-863-4500
Fax: 949-863-2252
Web contact Form:
http://www.tacobell.com/legal/feedback.asp

Pennsyl vania Lottery
AREA 1
PHILADELPHIA
700 Packer Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Phone: (215) 952-1123
Fax: (215) 952-1134
Monday-Friday 8:30 - 4:30
Web contact Form:
http://lottery-pa.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/lottery_pa.cfg /php/enduser/ask.php?p_sid=aPIzunFj&p_accessibility=0&p_redi rect=&p_lva=&p_sp=&p_li=

Snapple
Corporate Headquarters:
Snapple
900 King St.
Ryebrook, NY 10573
Phone: 914-612-4000
Fax: 914-612-4100
Toll Free: 800-762-7753

Web contact Form:
http://www.econsumeraffairs.com/am_bev/contactus.htm? F1=snapple

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
111 South 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-955-6000
Web contact Form:
http://www.jeffersonhospital.org/about/article10276.h tml

CHRYSLER
Chrysler Group LLC Customer Assistance Center
P.O. Box 21-8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321-8004
Phone: 1-800-992-1997
M-F 8:00AM-6:00PM EST
Web contact Form:
http://www-5.chrysler.com/wccsapp/universal/C/index.j sp?appStr=wccs&titleStr=Contact+Chrysler&familyStr=brand&fra nchise=C&actionURL=%2Fwccs%2Fbrand_forms%2Fus%2Fwebform.jsp& promotion=null&category=U

AND

Corporate Headquarter web contact form:
https://www.chryslergroupllc.com/en/contact_us/email/


GEICO
Corporate Office
Government Employees Insurance Company
One GEICO Plaza
Washington, DC 20076

Regional Offices
Mid Atlantic Region
DE, DC, MD, PA, WV
Government Employees Insurance Company
One GEICO Blvd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22412
Web contact Form:
http://www.geico.com/about/contactus/email/

Master Card
Pick your country:
http://www.mastercard.com/index.html
GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS
2000 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577 U.S.A.
Telephone: 914.249.2000
NORTH AMERICA REGION
Regional Headquarters 2000 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577
U.S.A.
Telephone: 914.249.2000
OR
Find an office in your state/country
http://www.mastercard.com/us/company/en/ourco mpany/global_locations.html

e-mail: consumer_advocate@mastercard.com (mastercard.com)

The Philadelphia Inquirer
P.O. Box 8263
Philadelphia, Pa. 19101
Phone: 215-854-2000
If you have a subscription, cancel it for the dogs Vick tortured and killed!
Feedback:
Web contact Form:
http://www.philly.com/philly/about/feedback/

Phila delphia Daily News
P.O. Box 7788
Philadelphia, PA 19101
News
City Editor Gar Joseph
josephg@phillynews.com (phillynews.com)

Opinion
Sandra Shea
sshea@phillynews.com (phillynews.com)

Sports
Josh Barnett
barnetj@phillynews.com (phillynews.com)

Feedback:
Web contact Form:
http://www.philly.com/dailynews/about/feedback/

Sp lenda
Splenda is made by McNeil Nutritionals, which is a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson
CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
601 Office Center Drive
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania 19034
United States
Phone: 215-273-7000
Fax: 215-273-4030

Web contact Form:
https://www.splenda.com/vcrc/email/splendaemail.jhtml

 

A Very Sad Day for Professional Sports and The Vicktory- Dogs:(

August 13th 2009 7:07 pm
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The Eagles have signed Vick to a two year contract:(

Here is where you can conact them...

http://origin-www.philadelphiaeagles.com/fanzone/ ContactUs.html

A listing of their corporate sponsors:
http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/team/corporatep artners.html

Just a word of caution when emailing however. I know that we are All BEYOND livid right now, but a simple, well written, non threatening letter is always the best route when it comes to these types of things. I'm saying this from personal experience. If we want them to listen, we must be civil.

Saying that you will no longer be a supporter of the Eagles or their sponsors is one thing, but threats or wishes of death or bodily harm or anything of the sort to any of them is a bad move and will not get us anywhere but ignored.

 

Cruelty At The Hands of a Human

August 11th 2009 5:51 pm
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If there is any way that you could spare even a couple of dollars to help these pups out. I've been following their story on FB from Tyler, the guy who was instrumental for saving their lives. He visits Smokey, the pup with the chemical burn down his back, on a daily basis...

Please take a minute to look at their sweet faces here: http://kerncountypups.chipin.com/5-rescued-kern-co-pups-vett ing


Today is Thursday August 6th & yesterday the puppies were transported down to San Diego, CA from Bakersfield where they had been pulled from Kern County Animal Shelter/Death Row. They were pulled Friday July 31st. Smokey was vetted with bandage changes and given medications and stabilized in Bakersfield, enough to bring him down to SD. I immediately took him to El Cajon Animal Hospital last night and was completely heart broken when the bandages were removed from this little guy. Although in severe pain from the burns he craves human touch and is so incredibly sweet and has a wonderful tempermant. Not to mention, all the vet techs, vets and office staff have fallen in love with him :)

The estimate for his medical boarding, 24/7 care, daily bandage changes, medications and fluids is $1724.00 and $500 after care. $2224.00 for Smokey.

The 2 mo old boy with his ears home cropped with box cutters or scissors and also dumped right after will also need medical care for antibiotics, ointments and follow up visits to make sure infections are not setting in and will need his shots...The cropping was done recently--about one week ago. Still open sores and swelling..Coccidia

2- 6 week old puppies will need exams, deworming and shots. One puppy ( Tiny--the little runt ) has coccidia and will need vetting , fecal testing and medications.

One 2 mo old pup will need exam, deworming and shots.

If you can help with their medical cost by donating to the fund it would greatly be appreciated. If not please consider cross posting so we can get all of these little ones on their way into healthy, happy & loving homes.

Vet Information for Pledges--Please use the account name below so there is no confusion on which name it should go to.

ACCT NAME: NASISE/SMOKEY
Animal Medical Center
600 Broadway Ave
El Cajon, CA
619-444-1166

PAYPAL: tyler.91942@gmail.com

 

Riding on Vick’s Bloodstained Coattails: Nathan J Winograd

August 10th 2009 4:10 pm
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Wayne Pacelle, the CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, says the American people—like HSUS itself—should not only forgive Michael Vick, we should embrace him. And as part of HSUS’ campaign to make that happen, Wayne Pacelle recently accompanied Michael Vick in a limousine to an Atlanta neighborhood where Vick spoke to some children.

But HSUS did not publicize the event, the media was barred by police from entering, windows were blocked so no one could look in, no one was allowed to ask questions, and the community was locked out. The whole purpose was to capture footage for an upcoming interview of Vick on 60 Minutes. As a result, the Associated Press noted that the “plan laid out by Vick’s handlers … meant missing the chance to make a real impact” with kids.

It reminds me of the fake town hall meetings that started under the Bush Administration where the questions were written by the Administration and the people turned out to be actors (and in some cases, lobbyists). It was never about making a “real impact.” It wasn’t about the kids. It wasn’t about the message of stopping dog fighting. It was a propaganda event to reform Michael Vick’s image. It was about carefully orchestrated sound-bites.

We were told Michael Vick was coming on as an HSUS spokesman—with a goal of stopping dog fighting—but it appears to be the other way around; that, in fact, Pacelle is coming on as a Vick spokesman. The whole enterprise, according to the Associated Press, is driven by “Vick’s handlers” with a goal that has nothing to do with dogs and everything to do with creating an image of Michael Vick as “reformed,” so he will be signed by an NFL team. Vick’s public relations team is setting the agenda and telling Wayne Pacelle when and where to show up to help sell the “new” Michael Vick. And Pacelle is obliging. As his new spokesman and on cue, Pacelle tells an Atlanta newspaper that Vick “now wants to be part of the solution.”

There is a difference between sincere remorse and being used. If Michael Vick was sincere, this wouldn’t be about getting back into the NFL. This wouldn’t be about barring the public, keeping the media out, and blocking the windows. This wouldn’t be about meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell or hiring “handlers” and public relations consultants. Michael Vick would be talking to anyone who would listen that he is truly sorry and will make it right. But, most importantly, he would be talking to federal investigators. And while the victims of his crimes—the dogs he tortured and killed—can never be brought back; while they can no longer think and feel and run and play and eat and sleep and bark and love and be loved; while their only life has been taken from them; while it is over, because they are gone, forever; there are dogs being killed and torn apart to this very day and Michael Vick has the power to stop it.

Michael Vick has the information which can deal a crushing blow to dog fighters and dog fighting in the United States. He can make a profound impact on the lives of dogs being abused and tortured today. In fact, there could be a dozen arrests and closures of dog fighting rings by now thanks to the information he could potentially provide to HSUS and federal investigators. He knows who the dog fighters are. He knows where the dog fights are held. He knows where they are getting the dogs. He knows where they are getting the animals used as “bait.” He knows where they live. He knows where they keep the dogs. He knows where they buy and keep the instruments of torture. He can stop it. A person as deeply involved in the U.S. dog fighting racket as Vick could implicate many other dog fighters and provide valuable information that could shut them down.

This is the commitment Wayne Pacelle should have extracted from Michael Vick. Once the investigations were complete, once the arrests were made, once Michael Vick testified against them in court, once they were convicted, once the dogs being tortured were rescued, once the whole bloody enterprise was shut down, then and only then, should anyone listen to talk of remorse.

At the same time, HSUS would have been getting ready to do its part by using the money it raised and raises off its association with Michael Vick to build kennels across the country specifically for victims of dog fighting and all the dogs to be rescued from their campaign of dog fighting eradication, as is their job and so that local shelters aren’t left to do it alone. Those kennels would be staffed with HSUS employees whose jobs would not only be care, feeding, socialization and, for those dogs who need it, rehabilitation, but ultimately, it would include rescue transfer, adoption, and, if necessary, lifetime sanctuary care.

That is what I hope is happening behind the scenes. And that is what I hope they will announce on 60 Minutes: the simultaneous arrests of dog fighters all over the country thanks to information supplied by Michael Vick and an announcement by HSUS of the kennels they have been constructing to get ready in response, so none of the rescued dogs will be killed, as HSUS recommended for all of Vick’s victims.

But without any evidence of this—and given HSUS’ history of killing victims of dog fighting and defending poorly performing and abusive animal shelters; and given Vick’s sadistic history and history of lying to federal investigators—it would be naïve and irresponsible to believe that is what is going on. Instead, we are left with what the facts show so far. And what they show, instead, is this:

That instead of demonstrating true remorse by trying to make things right, Vick is doing the time-honored tradition of the scoundrel: hire a P.R. team to reform his image, issue a “mea culpa,” speak softly about his “remorse” to a national media, do some carefully orchestrated appearances with kids, and then get his old life back. And HSUS is undermining an important precedent by helping him do it.

Right now, not a single NFL team is willing to sign Vick because of the public’s anger and condemnation. But that may change. It may change after the Vick P.R. campaign achieves its goals; after the spectacle that is likely to be 60 minutes where we will be treated to a soft-spoken, softly dressed Michael Vick saying things like “mistake,” “reformed,” “sorry,” “forgiveness,” and claims of “making peace with god;” Of Pacelle talking about Vick “being part of the solution,” and “turning at-risk kids around.” But most of all, we will be told that Vick “paid his dues” and “received his punishment,” and therefore deserves a “second chance.” And the viewers who are not aware of HSUS’ own untoward history and who erroneously think they speak for the movement will say, “If HSUS believes in him, I guess I should too.” And the anger will dissipate. And the punishment will be removed. And despite the fact that none of it is true, we will be greeted with the obscene spectacle of a sadistic animal torturer playing in the NFL before a cheering crowd courtesy of HSUS; of Michael Vick getting everything back, while the dogs got—and get—nothing of substance in return.

And so without the arrests, without the convictions, without the information that Pacelle could have extracted from Michael Vick as a condition of helping him get back into the NFL, why should we give Vick the “second chance” he refused to give dogs? In one case, a dog Vick tried to hang “by placing a nylon cord over a 2 x 4 that was nailed to two trees located next to the big shed” refused to die. Wearing a pair of overalls he donned so he would not get blood from the dogs on his expensive tailored suits, did Vick give that dog a second chance? No. According to the Special Investigator, the dog “was taken down and drowned in a 5 gallon bucket of water.”

Vick had another opportunity to give a dog a second chance when that dog “would not die from hanging.” Did he? No. According to the Investigator, “Vick took down one of the dogs that would not die from hanging and tossed the dog to the side. He later hung the same dog until it died.”

Vick had yet another opportunity to give dogs a second chance when they were “rolled” or “tested” to see if they would fight. Did he? No. Even when some of his co-conspirators wanted to give away dogs who would not fight rather than kill them, the Special Investigator says “Vick stated ‘they got to go,’ meaning they needed to be killed.”

Vick may have been convicted and served prison time, but he walked away after less than two years. Those dogs are still dead. Moreover, the fact that he served time in prison does not magically absolve him of what he did and, more importantly, who he really is. Not only did he savagely abuse and kill those dogs, he took great enjoyment in it, finding it funny to watch family pets being torn apart.

And after the depths of Vick’s depravity were fully revealed, the punishment was swift and severe, as it should have been. He was banned from the NFL. He was convicted by the federal courts. He was sent to prison. He was bankrupted. He was despised by the American public. Now, Pacelle is helping “Vick’s handlers” to undermine that precedent. Ultimately, the lesson Pacelle’s embrace of Vick imparts is that the brutal abuse, torture, and killing of dogs is forgivable. That they are only dogs. That the public’s response to the Vick horror was misplaced and overblown. And for what? So Pacelle can ride Vick’s bloodstained coattails to the New York Times and 60 Minutes?

That is what Pacelle gains. But what does the movement gain? Are we really that gullible that we believe Vick can actually influence people not to fight dogs? Are we really going to believe that a PSA or neighborhood talk is going to make people who enjoy watching dogs tear each other apart suddenly have a change of heart?

I keep waiting for the announcement of the substantive quid pro quo: of the mass arrests and mass rescues thanks to information and evidence supplied by Vick as a condition of his embrace by HSUS. Without that, how has he proven he is reformed? Because he conveniently said so? Without more than a few P.R. events where children are nothing more than props in “Vick’s handlers” image reform campaign, we cannot believe that Michael Vick now cares about the dogs. Without an end to the whole bloody enterprise Vick has the power to help federal agents achieve, he isn’t part of the solution. And unless that announcement comes on 60 Minutes, we are left with one, and only one conclusion, that Vick is now what he always was: a brutal sadist. Nothing more, nothing less. And instead of greeting him in his limousine and at public relations events, Pacelle and HSUS should organize protests to greet this criminal with the condemnation he deserves and with the intent of preventing him from ever being signed by an NFL team.

On July 28, as Wayne Pacelle was doing the media circuit arguing for a “second chance” for Vick and I was condemning it, I received a twitter post from Sarah, HSUS’ marketing spokesperson, asking me whether it wasn’t our role to give people second chances, to prop them up when they are down. Sadly, I had to remind her that that was not the mission of an animal protection organization. The mission of an animal protection organization is (drum roll please) to “protect animals.” To protect animals, Sarah. Not to help reform the image of sadistic animal abusers.

I hope HSUS and Michael Vick prove me wrong. I hope they make the startling announcement on 60 Minutes. I hope we get to watch videos of federal agents busting operations thanks to information supplied by Vick. I hope they show the kennels HSUS has constructed to save those dogs. I promise this if they do: if they commit to saving all the rescued dogs, if things turn out to be what they should be, it won’t “erase” what Vick did, but no one will cheer louder than me.


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The Family Dog

August 8th 2009 12:14 pm
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THE FAMILY DOG

The family's dog was bought to guard,
Chained to a post in a chilly backyard,
House in a shed that was airless and dark,
And every few weeks had a run in the park.

When boredom set in with no fun and no work,
One day it broke loose and went quietly berserk,
Pa couldn't fathom just why it went wild,
As it flattened his wife and then bit his child.

The police were called in to sort out the mess,
And the whole sorry tale was revealed in the press,
The Rescue Society was really annoyed,
So, the dog was re-homed, and the owners destroyed.

~Author unknown~

 

Another Vicktory Dog Goes HOME!!!

August 4th 2009 10:31 am
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Handsome Dan, one of the Vicktory dogs, has left the building! And he couldn’t have landed in a better home. Heather and Mark from New England run a kenneling service, doggie day care, animal rescue group, and more. They specialize in rescuing and placing pit bulls, among other breeds.

By law, the screening process is super intense for this group of dogs—way beyond the already detailed adoption process at Best Friends. For any Vicktory dog, there’s a huge checklist to go through, including background checks and everything. Says adoption coordinator Kristi Litrell, "I do have to admire anyone who goes through all this!"

The funny thing is, Mark and Heather are usually on the other end of that process. The rescue group they work with has around 80 dogs in a foster network, and they’re the ones who screen potential homes for the dogs, often pit bulls. These two know all the questions to ask and where to probe and how. It should come as no surprise then, that they passed the process with flying colors. These folks know dogs inside and out. Once they were cleared to foster, all that remained was to find the right Vicktory dog.

They came out to Best Friends with a couple names in mind, but the short list was narrowed down to only one dog as soon as they met Handsome Dan. They could tell he needed them. Like many of the Vicktory dogs, Handsome Dan is still not the most confident in new situations.

All during his time at the sanctuary, Handsome has been working on getting used to new situations. Even so, he still had his comfort zone: going on walks or running in his exercise area—and he was in his element. But a meet and greet over at the Dogtown staff room? The poor guy wasn’t exactly feeling too confident when he first met them. Yet Heather and Mark could see what a sweetheart he was underneath. One sleepover later and they were in love! They knew they could help him.

Best Friends staffer Ann Allums flew out to personally deliver Handsome Dan to Mark and Heather (another requirement for the Vicktory dogs). Everything went smoothly and Handsome Dan’s new chapter in life began. It should come as no surprise though, that Handsome Dan was nervous all over again. After all, if new things haven’t always been his strong point, try this schedule on for size.

Heather and Mark run doggie day trips all around their area. Each day, they take a different group of dogs to a different area. And Handsome Dan has been along every step of the way. Talk about a whole host of new things to take in! Yet a funny thing happened. Before long, Handsome Dan started to enjoy himself. He’s always been great with other dogs, and that’s what made the difference in the end.

After a few days of moping around, Handsome Dan decided it was time to play. A little dog who looks like a mix between a corgi and a golden retriever (try to picture that!) convinced Handsome Dan to run and romp around. Heather says she cried when Handsome finally let go of his fears that first time and had some fun. After all, this is a dog who knows darn well how to have a good time when he’s feeling like himself.

Ever since that first time, Handsome has been getting better and better. He even does a little happy dance when he sees the leash! Those daily adventures are just what the doctor ordered for getting him past his jitters. He’s still cautious around strangers and sometimes tries to hide out of habit, but Heather and Mark gently and consistently encourage and help him past those fears. They know he’ll get there. It’s onward and upward from here on out.

Per the court order, Handsome can’t be considered for adoption until he has lived with them for six months. Make no mistake, though, they are in this for the long haul. They want him to be with them forever. "We just love him," Heather says.

So here’s the nutshell version. Handsome Dan is in a home with a family who loves him unconditionally. He lives with people who know how to help him. He loves other dogs and gets to meet new dogs on a daily basis. He goes on adventures every single day, where he will improve his confidence issues without even realizing it. Um, is there a downside here? Congrats, Handsome Dan! You deserve such a happy ending.

Story by David Dickson
Photo by Molly Wald

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Please Vote to Help Get the Pitties Back Into Denver!

August 4th 2009 9:34 am
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http://cbs4denver.com/

Scroll down about 1/2 way and there is a poll regarding whether or not Pitties should be allowed in Denver. PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND VOTE, VOTE, VOTE! Then forward it to all of your friends to vote!

 

Sad News...

July 29th 2009 10:34 am
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http://www.dogster.com/dogs/949267

Our friend, and partner in fighting BSL, had some awful news to share this AM and she has asked us to pass it along - We spoke with Tony Nesbitss' mom this AM and the news she conveyed was not good Poor Tony Nesbitt got hit by a truck yesterday - his mom immediately took him to the vet, but unfortunately Tony was not able to pull through Here is the correspondance with his mom today:

"I have something messed up on my computer, it has blocked certin web sites and Dogster is one of them My Favor is , Please let all our Dogster friends know that Our precious TonyBull was hit by a truck today. We spent the biggest part of the day at the vet hospital but my baby boy dident make it. I cant hardly see to type so if there are words missing or miss spelled please frogive me."

Please take a minute to drop by Tony's page and send him and his family some love Also, feel free to crosspost this to any of the groups/pals that I may have missed.

 

Life through a Pit Bull's Eyes

July 28th 2009 8:46 am
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Life through a Pit Bull's Eyes

You breed me to be strong,
Now you think you were wrong.
I am man's best friend,
Now you want me to meet my end.

I live to protect the ones that I love,
I'm the best of my breed a step above.
I'm as good as you raise me to be,
I was not born evil can't you see.

I come in different shapes, sizes, and colors,
I'm here to serve my master just like all the others.
My master loves me as if one of their own,
When I walk by there side or fetch a bone.

Here is a little history about my kind,
Always keep these facts in the back of your mind.
I lived in the white house with a President named Teddy,
During the 1st World War, I was an American symbol can't you see. Sgt. Stubby was the most decorated war dog and this is no lie.
I even lived with the little Rascles once upon a time,
I've lived with the brightest man ever known, Thomas Edison he created the light bulb,

Now that I've given you some history about my kind,
Let me get back to what's been on my mind.
I feel for people, who have been attacked,
But you can't put all the blame on my back.

For I'm a creature put on God's great earth,
No knowledge of love or hate before my birth.
Why do you blame us all for a few bad ones?
Do you hate your children because of a few bad sons?

One day I hope you'll realize,
For it's you that has hate in your eyes.
It's not up to you to wipe out a breed,
For only God has the power to do that deed.

So just remember as I run along,
It's not my breed, but your perception that's all wrong......

John Yurgealitis Jr.

 

Please Rid Our City of Pit Bulls....

July 22nd 2009 8:26 am
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Dear City Officials,

Please rid our city of pit bulls so I can feel safe again. And oh, by the way…

Could you also keep drunk drivers off the streets, stop people from running red lights, and ticket all drivers that can’t remember we have speed limits? These irresponsible people put my life at risk everyday.


I would also feel a lot safer if gang bangers did not have guns and terrorists did not hate Americans. Let’s take away their guns, bombs and secret weapons. Just think how many thousands of innocent lives we could save!

And while we are making our neighborhoods safe again, could you please hunt down and lock up all the pedophiles, rapists and serial killers. Who needs these human predators lurking around?

But let’s take the easy route first, shall we. Round up all the pit bulls and kill them. After all they are just dogs, they can’t fight back. And there are no laws to stop breed discrimination — only people are protected against unfair acts of discrimination. Guilt by association is fine if we are talking about dogs. Innocent dogs will die, but so what. Our streets will be safer for all of us. And it’s pretty simple too. After you make dog ownership a crime, just let the police do all the dirty work. Any dog looking like the breed in question will be hauled off and jailed by animal control. Sentenced without a jury and caged on death row. Our neighborhoods will be safe again.

Don’t listen to any dog owner who cries about how the dog grew up with their three wonderful children and loves to sleep on their beds at night. Others will beg you to hear how special the dog is and recount heart warming stories while they prepare to call a moving van. And no doubt a few more protesters will adamantly defend their constitutional rights by re-stating the 9th and 14th amendments. This time government has gone too far. They say the bells of freedom have stopped ringing. These American freedom fanatics have joined an army of dog rebels called ROVERlution to defend their rights to keep their dogs!

But wait a minute — statistics don’t lie. If you read about my untimely tragic death odds are that I have been killed by a dangerous drunk driver at the wheel of a car. Or perhaps fatally wounded by the bullets of a madman, a carjacking or while visiting my ATM. Worse yet I was the murdered victim of a vicious human predator. Shame on you for not doing more to protect my life! But you need not feel guilty if you couldn’t rid our city of pit bulls. There is a 99.99% chance I was not killed by a mad dog. In fact, fatal dog attacks are rare. More people have been struck and killed by lightning.

Being the fortunate recipient of a sound and rational mind, I don’t let perceived fears make decisions for me. I am not entertained by Nancy Grace and her hysterical news reporting. And I certainly don’t get my facts straight by watching the 5 o’clock news. I do however have a healthy respect for the driver with road rage, lunatics with guns, and the criminally insane. So, to reduce the odds of me departing ahead of schedule, I have cut out unnecessary driving, I limit time spent in public places, and I make sure to keep all doors locked with a dead-bolt. In fact, I feel safest behind bolted doors, curled up on the sofa reading The New Yorker with my dog pal who loves to snuggle.

And if you pride yourself on making informed decisions, refuse to react to eager reporters who "sell the news", are able to think like a rational human being, and understand the fight against laws of injustice — then Rover and I would like to invite you over for tea. Just promise you won’t tell my devoted dog pal that her breed has been defamed, persecuted and abused by the human race. She has such fondness for these strange creatures — it would surely break her heart.



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