Archive for July, 2008

kcfreecycle links, 2008-07-31

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

While delicious is down, I’ll be posting the daily kcfreecycle link roundup by hand.

To view the descriptions and tags for each link, please check out the kcfreecycle delicious account at del.icio.us/kcfreecycle

Sierra Club: Club Currents: Volume VI, #123 July 21, 2008

Sierra Club: Club Currents: Volume VI, #124 July 29, 2008

Invade in the Shade | Grist | News | 23 Jul 2008

Urgent: Urge Logan County, Kansas, Officials to Halt Reported Prairie Dog Massacre!

Take Action: Drilling in Sensitive Areas

Allie’s Answers » Blog Archive » Carnival of the Green # 138!

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“Carbon: the Al Qaeda of elements?”

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Eric Roston, author of The Carbon Age: How Life’s Core Element Has Become Civilization’s Greatest Threat, was last night’s featured guest on The Colbert Report. Even if you’re not big a fan of the comedic stylings of Stephen Colbert, it’s a fun watch. Sciencey, too!

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Featured Adoptables: Saffron the Greyhound & Retired Greyhounds as Pets (REGAP)

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

UPDATE, 9/10/08: Saffron’s listing has been removed from Petfinder. I’m pretty sure this means she’s been adopted, as I believe REGAP is mostly a no-kill rescue group.

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This week, I’m doing something a bit different for our Featured Adoptables column. In addition to featuring an animal, I’d also like to highlight a local rescue group – Retired Greyhounds as Pets (REGAP) – which will be in need of a little extra help come August 24. What’s so special about August 24, you ask?

The Woodlands Greyhound Race Track is scheduled to close down on 8/23. Consequently, the 600+ greyhounds who previously held down “jobs” there will find themselves “unemployed”. For racing dogs, this means they’ll be homeless. Many of them face euthanasia.

The following is excerpted from Kinship Circle’s July Digest:

2. Race Track Closing. Don’t Let Greyhounds Die

ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:

Buctale13 [at] aol.com
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/AnimalRightsandActionAlerts/message/3915

BACKGROUND (edited for length):

7/23/08, Woodlands Greyhound Race Track closing in Kansas City: The Woodlands Racetrack in Kansas City is closing August 24th. I have spoken with REGAP (Retired Greyhounds as Pets) here in Kansas City. There are 600 Greyhounds at the track. Greyhound rescue estimates they will be able to get 200 into the rescue network.

The Woodlands is a last-stop track in the Greyhound racing industry, the remaining 400 will be ‘returned’ to the breeders and likely [killed].

CONTACT INFORMATION / TAKE ACTION:

REGAP can be reached at 816-763-3333
REGAP (greyhound rescue) needs urgent help for FOSTERS, ADOPTIONS, TRANSPORTS, etc. Please contact them if you can help and forward to friends you know who may be able to help. REGAP: 816-763-3333

If you can help by adopting or fostering a greyhound (or two!), please contact REGAP today. If you don’t have the room, means or desire to take in a dog, consider volunteering for transport (i.e., driving) duties. It’s not unusual for rescue groups to adopt out animals to homes in other cities or even states; in such cases, these groups need a few kind souls to physically transport the animals to their forever homes. And, of course, a cash donation is always welcome!

You can find out more about REGAP on their Petfinder page, http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/MO151.html or on their website, http://www.kcregap.org/public/

For more information on Woodland’s pending closure, here’s a Google News search with the latest.

Sticking with the greyhound theme, this week I’m proud to feature Saffron, a gorgeous greyhound girl:

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Just look at that beautiful smile!

Here’s what REGAP says of the lovely Saffron:

This girl always has a big smile for anyone who comes by! Saffron is very outgoing and loving. She is ecstatic to greet the kennel staff in the mornings with tail wags, kisses, and a smile to take on the day! Saffron loves to play and gets along well with other medium to large sized dogs, but small dogs are not good playmates with this big girl. Saffron loves to go on walks in the park and gets so excited she can hardly contain it when she knows it’s time to go on her walk. She needs a home where ear scratching, walks, and love are given freely so she can give her love, loyalty, and silly grin to her special family.

REGAP currently has 11 greyhounds listed on Petfinder (you can also view them on REGAP’s own website), with (presumably) hundreds more to come. If none of these babes strike your fancy, consider calling REGAP about Woodland’s soon-to-be-ex-racing dogs.

Won’t you give these “working” dogs a happy retirement?

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kcfreecycle links, 2008-07-30

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

While delicious is down, I’ll be posting the daily kcfreecycle link roundup by hand.

To view the descriptions and tags for each link, please check out the kcfreecycle delicious account at del.icio.us/kcfreecycle

American Rivers: The Current: July 2008

National Wildlife Federation: Protect America’s Waters–Support the Clean Water Restoration Act

New American Dream: New Dream News: Issue No. 46, July 23, 2008

Is your home at risk of a levee failure?: Levees.org

Take Action: Is Dasani the Real Thing?

Stop the Secrecy and Killing in Animal Shelters – The Petition Site

I am Against the Killing of Cats! – The Petition Site

Checkout Line: Farmers market etiquette | Gristmill: The environmental news blog | Grist

Major League; LCV President Gene Karpinski on the race for the White House | Gristmill: The environmental news blog | Grist

Myth: All solutions to climate chaos raise prices | Gristmill: The environmental news blog | Grist

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kcfreecycle links, 2008-07-28

Monday, July 28th, 2008

While delicious is down, I’ll be posting the daily kcfreecycle link roundup by hand.

To view the descriptions and tags for each link, please check out the kcfreecycle delicious account at del.icio.us/kcfreecycle

Volunteers for Fears | Grist | News | 25 Jul 2008

Why we never need to build another polluting power plant | Salon News

Living on Earth: Arctic Gender Imbalance

Shakesville: Why do environmentalists hate America?

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kcfreecycle links, 2008-07-26

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

While delicious is down, I’ll be posting the daily kcfreecycle link roundup by hand.

To view the descriptions and tags for each link, please check out the kcfreecycle delicious account at del.icio.us/kcfreecycle

NRDC: This Green Life, May 2008

stopmonkeybusiness.org :: Stop the Monkey Business

The Death of Environmentalist; How to green your funeral | Grist | From A to Green | 22 Jul 2008

Center for Biological Diversity: Endangered Earth Online: No. 418, July 24, 2008

Defenders of Wildlife Action Center: Survey – Help Save Wolves Recommendations for the Next U.S. President

Snake Bite Safety and Prevention Tips; ASPCA: Pet Care: Animal Poison Control: FAQ

Organic Consumers Association: Organic Bytes #139

Latest News | All aboard in Iowa for feral cat care | Best Friends News & Top Stories

No to Offshore Drilling, Yes to Energy Innovation – The Petition Site

Make Your Utility Company Carbon-Free! – The Petition Site

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kcfreecycle links, 2008-07-25

Friday, July 25th, 2008

While delicious is down, I’ll be posting the daily kcfreecycle link roundup by hand.

To view the descriptions and tags for each link, please check out the kcfreecycle delicious account at del.icio.us/kcfreecycle

Flickr: REUSE PROJECT 2 : Call For Artist Entries!

Owners Put Life on Hold For Lost Dog – washingtonpost.com

Reaching Puberty Early By Susan H. Shane

Let Them Eat Free Markets — In These Times

My family car is an SUB and I love it | Salon Life

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kcfreecycle links, 2008-07-24

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

While delicious is down, I’ll be posting the daily kcfreecycle link roundup by hand.

To view the descriptions and tags for each link, please check out the kcfreecycle delicious account at del.icio.us/kcfreecycle

If By Clean You Mean Filthy; On clean coal | By Umbra Fisk | Grist | Ask Umbra | 23 Jul 2008

Beans and Greens

World Wildlife Fund: Push for a Real Solution to High Gas Prices

DawnWatch: Mustang killing debate on NY Times front page 7/20/08

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Featured Adoptables: Jelly Bean & Red Bean the Horses

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Update, 9/22/10: Neither Jelly Bean nor Red Bean appear to be available for adoption at this time.

Update, 11/12/08: Jelly Bean’s listing has been removed from Petfinder; I assume this means that the old girl has either been adopted, or HSMO has decided to keep her at their sanctuary. Red Bean is still available for adoption.

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This week’s Featured Adoptables are an equine first! Jelly Bean and Red Bean are a mother/daughter pair of Quarterhorses from the Humane Society of Missouri’s Longmeadow Rescue Ranch.

First up: Mother Jelly Bean (who is pictured in the top photo above):

Jelly Bean is halter trained, easy to catch, loads on a stock trailer and picks up her feet for the farrier.

She is Red Bean’s mother.

1/14/08 – Scott, our on staff trainer, evaluated her today. She accepts a saddle and rider, but doesn’t know a lot. Had not been round pen trained, but was accepting the idea.

Adoption Fee: $300

And of Daughter Red Bean (show in the bottom photo), HSMO says the following:

Red Bean is approximately 1 year old. She is a sorrel with a star and 3 stockings. She was not halter trained when she came in, but has learned fast.

Her mother is Jelly Bean and so she should reach 15 hands in height when mature.

Adoption Fee: $200

It doesn’t seem as though the two have to be adopted as a pair; but if you have room in your heart for two fine fillies, why not keep a family together?

You can find out more about Longmeadow Rescue Ranch (located just a short drive away in Union, MO) here.

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KC Freecycle member looking for a lost dog near Cameron/Hamilton, Missouri

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

I’m crossposting this alert from our Chat Cafe (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KCChatCafe/) with the permission of the post’s author.

ANYONE IN OR NEAR CAMERON? NEED HELP PLEASE!

I volunteer for a dog rescue based in Kansas City. One of our fosters was in a fatal car accident Wednesday near Cameron. His vehicle caught on fire and he was killed instantly, as was his Jack Russell. His other dog “George” a Shepherd X was injured, but no one had seen him. One of our volunteers spotted him today, but wasn’t able to catch him. George has been seen near the scene of the accident. Are you able to help us look for George? The searching place is Highway 36 West and Sunset Road near Cameron Missouri. Someone put a cross with Jonathan’s initial on the side of the road. If anyone can go down and help we would appreciate it so much. Just imagine if this was one of your dogs….

Thank you,
Brenda

Brenda also emailed me the following info:

It is actually more near Hamilton MO than Cameron. Someone spotted George after our volunteers left for the day yesterday (Monday). It appears that he may have sustained burns in the crash. We worry now that he will succumb to the heat, or infection from his wounds. His mother is devastated at the loss of 2 family members already. We are praying that George is rescued soon. If anyone sees him, please contact the Sheriff, or our volunteer Lisa on her cell # is 913 290 1424. Lisa is most likely the only person that he will go to, especially in his current condition. He is hurt and scared. She said that she spotted him on a hill, near a ravine, where he at least has access to water. She laid out all kinds of dog and cat food yesterday to try to lure him out.

Thanks for reading! (And please spread the word.)

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