Sum of you I have no doubt heard about a pup named Hero who passed away last week while in da “care” of Brooklyn Animal Care & Control in New York City. Ofurs may have not. Either way dis is him and sum of his story
From da official Justice For Hero site:
“When Hero, a 10 month old handsome brindle puppy, arrived at the Brooklyn shelter he was energetic, full of life, and full of love. After 10 days of sitting in a filthy cage, he caught the same upper respiratory infection that almost all of the dogs eventually catch. He was promptly placed on the list to be destroyed. Both a rescue and an adopter stepped up for Hero right away and we all thought things were looking up for him. When the rescue called to inquire, they were told an adopter was coming to see him and, if he was not adopted by them, he would then be available for the rescue. While the rescue stood-by waiting, the adopter was making the 3-hour trek to Brooklyn. What they saw when they arrived was “horrifying.” A shelter employee had to carry -yes, CARRY! – poor Hero out to meet the potential adopter. He was so sick he could not stand. The adopter was obviously shaken by the sight yet still wanted to help Hero. She asked to adopt him and bring him straight to a vet.
Anyone could plainly see that Hero was DYING. This is the part that blows our minds… the shelter REFUSED to release him because there was no vet there to give Hero his rabies vaccine– a vaccine which is actually contraindicated (and rendered ineffective due to high body temp) in sick animals. Even though he was on death’s door, they said the adopter had to drive an additional 3-hours the following day and that poor Hero would have to lie in a cage, DYING, for another night… another night without much-needed medical care.
We all know how this story ends. Hero is dead. He died in his cage while waiting for someone, ANYONE, to save him. The adopter would have taken him right to a vet. The rescue would have taken him to a vet…Instead, Hero was tossed back into a cage where sometime during the night he probably drowned in his own pulmonary secretions…dying from an illness THEY gave him.”
Dis past weekend, on Saturday June 23rd, a rally organized by New York Animal Rights Alliance America co-founder Kay Riviello was held not only for Hero, but fur all da animals being slaughtered by Animal care & control of NYC using tax payer dollars…taxpayer dollars dat are used to line da pockets of da big wigs & employees of AC&C rather than going to care for any of da animals. I was one of doze animals dat was furst left ta rot in a kill shelter & den pulled from dere by a no-kill who I’m fankful to fur saving me, but dat pretty much just left me ta languish in my cage fur nearly 2 months, until my dad now, just strode in on a 20 degree day in da middle of winter on a whim after not being able to get thru on da fone. I know what deez animals go thru in deez shelters, & most never make it out alive.
We got’s to da rally a bit late cuz dad was expecting dem ta be at d apark by City Hall in Manhattan where da rally was going to end instead of where everyone turned out to be–at da staging area a couple blocks away. Once we finally made it we immediately met sum pawsome peeps including a young lady named Lisa dat dad admires fur her passion, assistance & helpful advice when we decided to foster Sal. As part of da protest in order, ta make a visual statement about da senseless killing of thousands of adoptable pets, da organizers had two blow-up dolls made ta look like NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NY-ACC Executive Director Julia Banks dat dey planned to euthanize by injecting dem wif “sodium pentothal” using a fake pink liquid wif plastic needles.
Dad chuckled at da whole euthanize Bloomberg & Julia Banks fing cuz he knows da people don’t mean it & just wanna shock peeps into paying attention. It takes all sorts of methods ta wake people up to what’s goin’ on & so long as dey are peaceful like da lil rally held on Saturday we support doze methods. As I barked befur, we met sum really nice peeps & while sum were very passionate and all were and are angry over the atrocities happening in NYC shelters dey were all respectful & reasonable. It may not seem so from da outside when ya see ‘em euthanizing two blowup dolls but ya gotta takes my word, dey don’t wanna kill anyone–DEY WANT DA KILLING TO STOP!!!!
Are dere unreasonable animlal rights activists in da world? Sure…of course. Dey nots da majority though & heck, wif all da injustices & cruelty we witness it sometimes causes our perfectly reasonable hooman pals ta say fings like “I hate people” or “da world would be better without people,” but dats just out of frustration most of da time. We all know & should remember dat behind all our pals FB & twitter accounts & blogs are loving & caring hoomans dat help ta connect us & keep us all connected & work ta help save anipals everywhere & promote anipal causes. I have a blog post titled ‘Anipals Unite’ & ‘m correcting dat title today by calling dis one anipals & hoomans united. It takes all of us! I do my part by being cute & behaving myself heeding my training thus getting peeps ta let dere guard down which allows dad ta do his part by delivering sum positive messages in support of anipals & anipal causes dat are dear to our hearts.
Dad had somewhere else he needed ta be dat night so we couldn’t stay ’til da end of the rally & protest, but we’re glad we got ta check it out & dad says he’s gonna attend more in da future & gets more involved. I had a ball!!! everyone was giving me lots of attention & wanting ta take a picture wif me or of me lookin snazzy in my doggles and everyone told dad what a good dog I was…he was super proud of me. Especially cuz he knows how far I’ve come. I wasn’t always “perfect.” it took time, training & patience & lots of dogs & cats in shelters never get a chance ta show what dey can become given sum love & a home. Hero had sumone dat was willing ta give him dat chance & da monsters @ ACC robbed him of it…
I’ll leave you all wif da pawcircle prayer
“May all who are lost,be found. May all who are ill, be well. May all in harms way, be saved. May all without homes, be loved.”