Thursday, September 28, 2006

Most Interesting Animal Planet Hero Nominee

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I thought this was the most unique and intersting person. Her house to house strategy might be something to consider on a state level with Animal Delegates for every neighborhood.

Meet Pam Porteous

Pam Porteous "adopted" the town of Pontiac, Mich., 15 years ago and developed the most innovative urban community outreach program in America, to ensure that every animal has a chance to live a healthy and happy life. Hers is a holistic and highly interactive approach to animal welfare; she personally visits any home with animals to ensure each family is taken care of so that the animal will be, too. She has conducted over 50,589 visits to homes in Pontiac to ensure animals are not being abused, neglected or fought; educate families; and distribute food, water, doghouses, straw and other supplies. She has rescued 9,331, sterilized 3,028 and vaccinated 12,039 animals for low/no cost. Pam knows most people in Pontiac, and most know her -- from drug dealers and prostitutes to pastors, children, the police department and city employees. Any and all call her whenever they or an animal needs help. The effect of her approach is profound. There are thousands of stories of lives she’s touched nationwide.

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At 3:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Final Update Re: Beruit

This is the final update I will be posting concerning the animals in/from Beruit.

150 cats and 145 dogs were flown from Beruit to Best Friends, and are all now safely housed and secured. Best Friends is screening these animals for adoption, and has started placing information about the animals on line. Updates can be found at http://network.bestfriends.org/middleeast/news/, and some profiles of animals available for adoption/sponsorship are being loaded at https://www.bestfriends.org/donate/sponsorRandom_PFP.cfm. Funds are still needed to help with caring for these animals and finding them homes, and donations can be made to Best Friends.

Some of the animals are special needs animals. One dog, Emilie, has been admitted to the "Guardian Angel" program. She is a distempter survivor, has a skin condition, and is blind. Her full story (including the story of why she is blind - not for the faint of heart) is available at https://www.bestfriends.org/guardianangel/index.cfm?csid=1454&csii=1458&csit=Set&entry=EAF3CC53-BDB9-396E-95713B05E485F83D.

Finally, please do not forget Beta in all of this. While nearly 300 of their animals made it to the US, over 100 more remain in Beruit, and Beta is still trying to help feed zoo animals, and rescue and feed animals still on the streets. The group's shelters were destroyed during the war, and their temporary wartime shelter must be abandoned (neighbours have threatened to poison the dogs). Beta has posted a summary of their rescue work on their website at http://beta.beirut.com. Donations to keep the group running can also be made through this website.

Finally, thank you Eric for allowing me to hijack your space for Beruit updates.

-L

 
At 3:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Pam, hi Eric, I think both of you are great.

Touching the lives of animals in a positive manner is most important.

I also work hard to do so, and have been fortunate enough to join strengths with two more people who share my thoughts and actions and I theirs, and with other people who complement us in a perfect way. We help animals that do not have a home and animals who are part of low income families.

Again, it is wonderful what you do.

 
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