“Jail Dogs in 1C” Operation Second Chance

Karmalized Pictures is proud to present “Jail Dogs In 1C”
A documentary about a very special program in Georgia that helps save dogs who are on death row.
Operation Second Chance and the Gwinnett County Detention Center started this program to give Dogs a second chance at finding a safe and forever home.
Also getting a second chance are the inmates at the jail. The Dogs are paired up with carefully selected inmates who are taught how to train and take care of the Dogs while they wait to be adopted.

We have met the most amazing Dogs who were minutes away from death. The inmates are so dedicated to training and taking care of the Dogs and they spend 24 hours a day with them. Every jail should have a program like this.
Not only does it save Dogs lives it also gives the inmates responsibility and a companion who doesn’t judge them and gives them unconditional love.

This project is dedicated to all those wonderful Cats and Dogs who never found their safe forever home.


Save dogs on death row start jail dog program in Florida” petition!

After seeing the video link below on “Operation Second Chance” in Georgia where “death row” shelter dogs in Gwinnett co. Georgia are spared euthanasia and instead sent to be trained by inmates in the Gwinnett County Jail and eventually adopted I decided to petition my Governor to start a similar program in my State of Florida. Money saved in NOT euthanizing dogs goes instead to funding the program. Personally I think every state should start a similar program…we could bring the death toll way down…Animals can change the hearts of humans and vice versa.. it’s an excellent idea. Once we reach 1,000 signatures and I send to Gov. Crist, I’ d like to send the results to a national representative. Looking into it now… see this video>


City Accused of Animal Cruelty Ahead of Eurovision

Moscow dogcatchers resorted to poisoning and beating stray dogs to death as they followed orders from City Hall to clean up the streets ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest, animal rights activists said Wednesday.

Read the whole story: The Moscow Times

Born to Die ……

Every year, an estimated 5 to 10 million pets are euthanized in animal shelters in the United States. Why? Because there is no place for them to go, no homes for them. Yet, we continue to let animals roam freely, unneutered and producing more unwanted animals. Their offspring often go from birth to the shelter where, if they are not adopted before their 6 days are up, they will be killed. That is where the expression “born to die” applies; newly born into this world only to be put to death. What a tragic waste of life. There is a solution for this overpopulation problem, and that is to spay and neuter.

3 petitions: Against killing of strays within the European Union (URGENT)

484464-1235245339-mainPlease HELP prevent the European Union from implementing the mass killings of stray animals and the union-wide installation of killing shelters by signing this petition!

The problem: The growing numbers of abandoned and free-roaming pets (especially dogs and cats) have become a problem in some European states. More and more we are confronted with horrific news about and pictures of animals that have been poisoned or otherwise killed and animals who have been subjected to terrible abuse. Animal welfare activists have been trying for many years to improve the situation for strays and have made great personal and financial efforts to do so. Within the affected countries the legal protection of pets is either missing, completely inadequate or rarely implemented. In recent times throughout the world and in some European countries strays have been held responsible for the spread of rabies and other diseases. In some countries mass killings of roaming dogs and cats have already been undertaken under this pretence. The legislators In May 2008 the European Union published the “European Parliament resolution of 22 May 2008 on a new animal health strategy for the European Union 2007-2013 (2007/2260(INI)).

 Beside other aspects this strategy provides for a strong dependency on the “Draft guidelines on stray dog population control” of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) formulated by the Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission (Report October 2008). All member states of the EU are members of the OIE as well. The solution of the stray dog problem in accordance with the OIE The draft guidelines of the OIE have already accepted methods used by various non-European countries. The guidelines of OIE are strongly targeted on economic aspects. They define clearly the methods required for implementation of containment of rabies connected with the stray problem. The OIE, whose leading commissioners come from countries having problems with strays, naturally support the immediate elimination of the problem. The fastest solution for solving the stray problem according to the OIE guidelines is euthanasia of the animals. The “humane” methods accepted by the OIE for eliminating stray populations range from the insertion of a captive bolt into the head followed by pithing prior to exsanguination – to death in gas chambers or electrocution.

According to the OIE the responsibility for the decision about the fate of strays living in a certain region is carried by the local authorities alone. Veterinarians and animal welfare organisations are degraded to ‘gophers’ of the local authorities and their politicians. The consequences for Europe This appalling document of the OIE means not only a sentence of death for stray dogs world-wide, it is also approved by the majority of the EU representatives according to the result of their voting on the “European Parliament resolution of 22 May 2008 on a new animal health strategy for the European Union 2007-2013 (2007/2260(INI))”. However, no such bill has yet been passed. But, because the EU is planning to apply for OIE membership and because all member states of the EU are members of the OIE as well, there exists the great danger that in Europe killing shelters and mass killings of stray animals will be established by law. Such killings will not be performed only in times of acute rabies in some regions. They can be conducted as well in cases where human beings feel bothered or harassed by faeces and noise, or when the animals are feared to be the cause of obstruction of traffic. A dog may be killed if it is said it was dangerous or if a town or a municipality has insufficient financial resources for vaccination or castration or to keep animals in a shelter for a longer period of time. We all know, what can happen if local authorities are the decision makers (see e.g. Serbia, Turkey, China, etc.)! There, even mass killings are accepted as a legal method of epidemic control. Instead of stopping the mass production of pets, the uncontrolled breeding and the mass import of kittens and puppies, the OIE allows such “breeders” to continue their business with impunity. The OIE wishes only that dog breeders and dealers should be encouraged to form or join an appropriate association. Euthanasia of our companion animals becomes a solution for a human-made problem that people are not willing to solve. To eliminate the stray problem people need to develop compassion or responsibility. In fact people will be encouraged to act irresponsibly if the right to kill pets is handed to them. The right to practise euthanasia in order to eliminate a self-created problem makes things easy for politicians and obviates the necessity of teaching their citizens to treat animals with respect. The high standards of animal welfare in Europe and the decades of efforts to produce better animal welfare of many persons will go for nothing. The brutalisation of humans towards their companion animals will be another consequence. Some countries, where today an effective animal welfare exists, will have to get used to the legalised and arbitrary killing of their pets by local authority diktat. In the same manner animals will be increasingly treated as disposable by irresponsible people. Our claims With regard to animals that have been maltreated, abused and abandoned, we do have to protest against legislation that legalises the killing of pets and stray animals. This petition aims to prevent such legislation from coming into effect and make sure that the European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals (Strasbourg, 13.XI.1987) will be improved.

This petition supports legislation that protects stray animals in Europe and does not hand them over to be killed by local authorities. Our thanks go to all who sign this petition and fight to help the strays in Europe. Because European Parliament will decide about animal welfare in Europe in May 2009 the petition will be closed latest April 30th 2009! Documentary reference: Written declaration on the welfare of pets and stray animals pursuant to Rule 116 of the Rules of Procedure by Alain Hutchinson, David Hammerstein and Neil Parish on the welfare of pets and stray animals European Parliament resolution of 22 May 2008 on a new animal health strategy for the European Union 2007-2013 (2007/2260(INI))





http://www.gopetition.com/online/25523.html   ( German version)



Now we need to ABSOLUTELY ensure that a maximum number of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) vote in favour (support) of this European convention.



Municipal authorities in the Seferhisar district of the city of Izmir have recently launched a stray animal poisoning spree!


Please support their fight. Contact the municipality and tell them you know what is going on there and that you protest the poisoning of innocent stray animals in the strongest terms possible.


Chile Animal Shelter Killed 800 Dogs, Dumped Corpses


Dec. 3 (Bloomberg) — Chilean police today found about 100 dead cats and dogs on the grounds of an organization in Santiago that promised to care for pets and strays and instead allegedly killed 40 to 50 a week.

The Benjamin Vicuna MacKenna Animal Protection Society offered a safe place for strays and unwanted pets while it searched for new owners, according to its Web site. The owners of the animal shelter illegally killed up to 200 animals a month during the four months of a police investigation, according to district prosecutor Emiliano Arias.


Tell Iraq to Stop the Inhumane Killing of Dogs – The Petition Site

Tell Iraq to Stop the Inhumane Killing of Dogs – The Petition Site
Help SPCA International Tell the Iraq Government to Find Humane Solutions! (http://www.spca.com/)

200 dogs were killed by inhumane measures in Baghdad, Iraq on Sunday, marking the beginning of a government campaign to reduce the animal overpopulation problem that plagues the country. These drastic actions were taken in response to a local public outcry for officials to do something about the stray packs of dogs that can cause human health and safety problems.

SPCA International adamantly condemns the inhumane methods employed in the campaign, including using poisoned meat and rifles. These means cause extreme and prolonged agony. There are humane alternatives that have proven effective and SPCA International encourages the Iraqi government to immediately stop the inhumane killing and implement humane methods.

Today, SPCA International began an effort to reach out to Iraqi officials to offer help in developing a more humane and long-lasting solution to the country’s stray animal problem.

“Killing strays alone is merely a band-aid approach to reducing the number of unwanted dogs,” says SPCA International Director of Communications, Stephanie Scroggs. “In order to better manage any stray animal population a combination of tactics must be used including spay and neuter, vaccinating healthy animals and euthanizing those that are sick or aggressive.”

SPCA International, and others in the animal welfare movement, know that this 3-pronged approach works. Without this combination of solutions, the Iraq stray population will never be controllable and the inhumane practices currently being used will continue.

The suffering stray dogs of Sri Lanka

Save the Homeless and Abused Animals of Egypt – The Petition Site

Save the Homeless and Abused Animals of Egypt – The Petition Site: “Unlike America, Cairo’s animal welfare is slim to none, despite a long history of attention to animal welfare by Islamic law, modern Egypt has failed to care properly for its animal citizens. Images of dogs and cats living and dying on the streets in huge numbers, and malnourished horses and donkeys pulling excessively heavy carts confront tourists and residents every day”