Hi Everybody, Fudge here with an important message. April is Prevent Cruelty To Animals month. We're joining with a lot of our friends to fight cruelty. Miss Ann at Zoolatry sent us this pretty badge. And our friend Mitch has posted about it, too.
Samba and I dressed up in orange to remind you that not all pets live in happy homes where they're loved and well cared for. Some pets have very hard, unhappy and painful lives.
Mom and Dad know a lot about animal cruelty because they used to rescue abused and neglected puppies. It's hard for us to believe that people would hurt a little puppy, but it happens way too often.
Pylon was thrown away when she was just a baby, because she was "too much trouble". She was actually thrown out the window of a moving car. All her life she was afraid to get in a car. She never got to enjoy going for a ride like we do.
Our big brother Monty was the worst case Mom and Dad had. He had been terribly beaten when they brought him home. He was afraid to let anyone touch him and he never really got over it. It took months for him to let Mom just touch his head. He had to have operations on his ears to repair some of the damage and he always had some nerve damage in his face.
There are lots of different kinds of abuse, not just hitting. There are doggies tied in yards without shelter from the weather and without clean drinking water. There are doggies that don't get enough to eat. Morgan was one of those dogs. When she was a baby, the family that had her didn't pay any attention to her and they didn't give her enough to eat. But today Morgan is happy and gets good food and even treats.
We all have to work hard to stop cruelty and report it when we see it. You can go to the ASPCA website to find ways you can help fight for us. Won't you please join us, it's very important.
Thanks, your friend, Fudge