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Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support > A Sad farewell to our Lucy
Lucy - Rest in- Peace, LuLu

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Barked: Thu May 8, '08 5:48pm PST 
Thank you all for your kind words and warm thoughts. Lucy sends to you all her sincerest thanks and doggie-kisses from heaven above.
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Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support > A Sad farewell to our Lucy
Lucy - Rest in- Peace, LuLu

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Barked: Thu May 8, '08 2:35pm PST 
To all of Lucy's many Pup Pals,

Yesterday, May 7th, we sent our sweet girl, Lucy, to the Rainbow Bridge. Lucy's body could no longer serve her indomitable spirit and it was time to let her go. She is now once again running, playing and chasing the birds and squiggels, just as she did before her body failed her. We will surely be seeing her again in our dreams, and she will remain forever in our hearts. Never will we forget the joy and love she brought us, nor the lessons she taught us of living life to its utmost with integrity, humor, selflessness and extraordinary determination.

We adopted Lucy (formerly, "Marcy") from the Humane Society Silicon Valley on December 29, 2004. As a senior dog with more than her share of physical challenges, at the time of her adoption we anticipated Lucy might only be with us six months or so. However, we sorely underestimated Lucy's tenacity and strength of will. She graced our lives for nearly three and half years, every minute of which we treasured. Though her last six months were fraught with struggle, Lucy never let her handicap get in the way of enjoying her life or showering us with her unconditional love.

To our Lucy girl, we now sadly say goodbye and ask that you keep her in your thoughts as she journeys toward her next life ... o'er the rainbow and into everlasting peace.

Our hugs to you all,
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Dogster Lifestyle, News & Entertainment > Puppies Died During Filming Of Snow Buddies

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Barked: Wed Feb 27, '08 4:13pm PST 
Angel,

This is not just a rumor...it is fact. Go to American Humane's website and read the whole truth about this tragedy. American Humane is THE agency who oversees the treatment of animals within the film industry.

American Humane has no affiliation whatsoever with PETA.
From the Amercian Humane website:

The American Humane Association has overseen movie sets since 1940 to make sure animal actors stay safe while portraying heroes, villains, companions, and comedians. American Humane's Film & Television Unit is designated by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) as the only animal welfare organization with on-set jurisdiction. As such, the Film and TV Unit considers animal safety its primary goal.

Excerpt of AH's review of "Snow Buddies":
(link: American Humane film review: Snow Buddies)

American Humane deeply regrets the unfortunate deaths of puppies during the filming of Snow Buddies. American Humane is extremely saddened by these tragedies and is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Investigations Department, which is still conducting an independent investigation into the situation. It is speculated that the unhealthy puppies arrived on the set underage and already ill. The contagious nature of their illness and the stress of their journey compounded the situation. Early in the production, 30 puppies were removed from the set when 15 of them showed signs of illness, eventually diagnosed as giardia and coccidia parasites. Three of these puppies had to be euthanized due to intestinal complications. Parvovirus, a highly contagious canine viral infection, was present in some of the additional puppies brought onto set, which caused six other puppies to test positive for the parvo illness and as many as 28 other puppies to be treated (for symptoms possibly, but inconclusively, resembling those of parvo) after exposure to the virus. When the American Humane Animal Safety Representative arrived on the set (on the first day of filming), the puppies were approximately eight weeks old. However, after initial investigations, it is believed that they were only approximately six weeks old when separated from their mothers and brought to the set by the trainer. American Humane’s Guidelines for the Safe Use of Animals in Filmed Media state that productions intending to use puppies under the age of eight weeks must receive written permission from both American Humane and the USDA before filming. This permission was neither requested by production nor granted by either organization. Per the Animal Welfare Act, the USDA does not allow puppies to be transported under eight weeks of age. The USDA is still investigating the breeder who allegedly exported 25 puppies under eight weeks old out of the United States and into Canada -- puppies who might have been ill at the time of exportation. It is also unclear as to how the underage puppies were allowed to cross into Canada, since the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Import Requirements for dogs entering Canada for commercial use state, “At the time of examination for health certification, the puppies must have been not less than eight weeks of age.” The required travel health certificates do not support that this requirement was met and indicate the puppies were approximately six and a half weeks old upon examination. The breeder was from New York state and has been charged with fraud by the New York State Police for falsifying health documents.

American Humane’s Guideline indicating that written permission is needed before using puppies under the age of eight weeks was deliberately written so that puppies would not be separated from their mothers earlier or exposed to unnecessary stress. Clearly the intention behind our Guideline was being misinterpreted in this case. Unlike most puppies that arrive on a set for filming at eight weeks old, the puppies had traveled at six and a half weeks old -- by plane for over 3,000 miles, then by car -- enduring a trip of longer than 12 hours, as well as traveling in cold weather. American Humane will be revising this Guideline since it clearly does not give the animals the protection they deserve. We are considering the revision to recommend that no puppies under the age of 16 weeks should be used for filming and we are making more detailed recommendations regarding transport. Sadly, experience has pointed out that unscrupulous individuals will endeavor to circumvent regulations, impelling us to move forward to avoid the filming of eight-week-old puppies in the future.

American Humane has rated this film “Monitored: Unacceptable” due to the numerous deaths of young animals and the unlawful and fraudulent behavior that we believe impacted their fate. Although the producers may have been victims of unscrupulous people in their hire, American Humane, as an animal protection organization and the animals’ safety representative, finds the outcomes for these animals unacceptable.
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Dogster Lifestyle, News & Entertainment > Puppies Died During Filming Of Snow Buddies

Lucy - Rest in- Peace, LuLu

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Barked: Tue Feb 19, '08 4:36pm PST 
Rocco,

American Humane has NOT given this movie an "acceptable" rating; instead, the movie received an UNACCEPTABLE rating and even prompted American Humane to REWRITE their guidelines allowing 8-week old puppies to be used in film. As a result of the tragic deaths of the puppies used in this film, in the future no puppies under 16 weeks of age will be allowed on set.
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Dog Laws & Legislation > 2008 GOOD DOGS Calendar!

Lucy - Rest in- Peace, LuLu

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Barked: Tue Nov 27, '07 6:47pm PST 
Congrats, Dusty! Your reindeer ears (or were they moose ears?) were impossible to resist!

http://www.cafepress.com/howlywood.191033266

Way to go!
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Dog Laws & Legislation > 2008 GOOD DOGS Calendar!
Lucy - Rest in- Peace, LuLu

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Barked: Mon Nov 26, '07 11:45am PST 
Hot off the presses -- three new anti-BSL “Good Dogs” calendars for 2008, each featuring a bevy of all-new breed ambassadors!
Breeds and breed mixes represented in the new 2008 calendars are Pitties, Staffies, Rotties, Dobes, Bulldogs, Huskies, Wolfdogs, Mastiffs and more. At least one Dogster pup that we know of is featured – Daisy Mae – and possibly more, as we posted liberally on the Dogster forums announcing our call for submissions. To all those Dogsters who sent in photos, thank you so much for your submissions! And if your pupster’s pic didn’t make it into this year’s calendars, keep trying – we are already accepting submissions for next year! Photos and your dog’s info should be emailed to calendar2009@howl911.com.
This year we had even more submissions than last year, allowing us to create three calendars, each in a different format: A standard 11″ x 8.5″ format; an oversized 17″ x 11″ format, and new this year, a vertical 11” x 17” format. To view the calendars, visit the Howlywood @ CafePress website.
In addition to the three new 12-month wall calendars, individual calendar prints of each of this year’s 36 breed ambassadors are also available.
Proceeds from the sale of calendars go towards maintaining the Howlywood website and its educational mission, as well as special projects like the Save Knuckles web campaign and the Michael Vick Kills Dogs and Howl 911 pet food recall information portals. The calendars are also available to any organization or non-profit group who would like to raise money for their respective companion animal causes. To find out more about re-selling options, please email me at calendar2008@howl911.com.
To those of you who submitted photos, our thanks and sincerest appreciation to you for helping to make the GOOD DOGS calendars a big success!
Wags and Kisses,
Lucy
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Other Barks & Woofs > 2008 GOOD DOGS Calendar!

Lucy - Rest in- Peace, LuLu

Ban the deed,- not the breed!
 
 
Barked: Mon Nov 26, '07 11:44am PST 
Hot off the presses -- three new anti-BSL “Good Dogs” calendars for 2008, each featuring a bevy of all-new breed ambassadors!
Breeds and breed mixes represented in the new 2008 calendars are Pitties, Staffies, Rotties, Dobes, Bulldogs, Huskies, Wolfdogs, Mastiffs and more. At least one Dogster pup that we know of is featured – Daisy Mae – and possibly more, as we posted liberally on the Dogster forums announcing our call for submissions. To all those Dogsters who sent in photos, thank you so much for your submissions! And if your pupster’s pic didn’t make it into this year’s calendars, keep trying – we are already accepting submissions for next year! Photos and your dog’s info should be emailed to calendar2009@howl911.com.
This year we had even more submissions than last year, allowing us to create three calendars, each in a different format: A standard 11″ x 8.5″ format; an oversized 17″ x 11″ format, and new this year, a vertical 11” x 17” format. To view the calendars, visit the Howlywood @ CafePress website.
In addition to the three new 12-month wall calendars, individual calendar prints of each of this year’s 36 breed ambassadors are also available.
Proceeds from the sale of calendars go towards maintaining the Howlywood website and its educational mission, as well as special projects like the Save Knuckles web campaign and the Michael Vick Kills Dogs and Howl 911 pet food recall information portals. The calendars are also available to any organization or non-profit group who would like to raise money for their respective companion animal causes. To find out more about re-selling options, please email me at calendar2008@howl911.com.
To those of you who submitted photos, our thanks and sincerest appreciation to you for helping to make the GOOD DOGS calendars a big success!
Wags and Kisses,
Lucy
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Dog Health > I'm Very, Very, Very Mad....

Lucy - Rest in- Peace, LuLu

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Barked: Tue Sep 4, '07 5:14pm PST 
Potash, your point is valid only if the AC or police respond in time, or at all.

I have had the experience of a San Jose cop who took 40 minutes to respond and then refused to do anything because the dog wasn't dead...in spite of the fact that the dog was in extreme heat distress (panting excessively, drooling, scratching at the window). Had the owner not shown up right at the time I was giving that officer a loud bawling out, i would have resorted to reaching for the baseball bat without any regrets or second thoughts.
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Dog Laws & Legislation > Why Whoopis defence is not valid.

Lucy - Rest in- Peace, LuLu

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Barked: Tue Sep 4, '07 3:44pm PST 
And I used to love Whoopi. I guess comic genius and intelligence don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand. Ditto for Jamie Foxx. Would celebs like Sanders, McNabb, Foxx and Goldberg be jumping on the Vick defensive if Vick were white? Highly unlikely. To make excuses for someone based solely on "culture" or skin color is transparently racist. Had Jeffrey Dahmer been black, would his racial brethren have made excuses for his crimes, too? Jeffrey Dahmer was, actually, gay, yet I don't remember any gay advocacy groups or gay celebs coming to Dahmer's defense. So why are blacks so quick to defend equally despicable crimes committed by their own?

Like Jamie Foxx, Whoopi minimizes the depravity of Vick’s crimes against defenseless animals as simply a matter of cultural difference. Foxx dismissed Vick’s barbarism as a matter of his “inner city” culture (read: poor urban black), whereas Whoopi referenced “Southern culture" as the mitigating factor. In parts of of India, it is part of the culture to kill brides for their dowries or, more generally, females for some perceived insult to the family unit, as in the case of “honor” killings. In parts of Africa, it is still a cultural custom to perform crude forms of genital mutilation on young girls. In some Middle Eastern religions, it is a death sentence to be gay or lesbian. All the aforementioned are cultural excuses to commit heinous acts on defenseless, voiceless victims; yet none of those customs are legal in this country and the excuse of “culture” as a defense in an American court of law would never fly. And so it is and well it should be with Michael Vick.

Regardless of the influence of his culture — be it inner city black culture or backwoods Southern mentality — the fact remains that dog fighting and animal abuse are both illegal in Virginia, as they are in all fifty states. If Vick had committed the act of selling crack cocaine to school kids, one might also argue that such a crime was excusable because using and dealing drugs are prevalent in some sub-cultures of American society. However, “prevalence” is not a mitigating legal factor. It is still illegal and those who break such laws -- regardless of their environment, religion, ethnicity or skin color -- should be equally accountable under the law.
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Dog Health > I'm Very, Very, Very Mad....
Lucy - Rest in- Peace, LuLu

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Barked: Tue Sep 4, '07 3:34pm PST 
Baseball bat + window. Problem solved.
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