FOR THE LOVE OF PAWS By emma foteff And carolina stahly DrOwnkowski

Our Mission

It has been estimated that every 60 seconds, an animal is abused or neglected. That means for every hour that passes there is an estimated 60 animals abused. That is no small number, and although programs have made efforts and steps to lower this number we haven't seen a significant drop. Our mission, is to bring awareness to this topic as well as get other students involved and participating so that this can be worldwide known and that we may take the first step to ending animal cruelty or neglect.

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Become aware of animal cruelty

Need to Know

There are many different types of animal cruelty that we aren't even aware of yet it still takes place everyday and is causing great deals of damage to animals and their rights to live a happy and peaceful life, like they deserve. One type of animal cruelty is dog fighting, this is when an animal is forced to fight against another animal for money or even entertainment and it can cause animals to act out violently and suffer from physical injuries, usually spurred from isolation and poor care, living their lives on short, heavy chains. When the dogs fight is often to the death, and if the dog does not die it succumbs to its injuries or is killed off by its owner, sometimes the execution of a dog is made as an example or display for others to watch. Dog fighting is illegal in all 50 states yet it continues to occur at any location in any community. It has been estimated that hundreds of thousands of dogs are fighting, training and suffering every year from this big epedemic. The problem doesn't stop there, sometimes animal cruelty is disguised by cute baby animals- animal mills. Let's start with what is a puppy mill? It is a large breeding facility where it is more important for then the dogs well-being. The animals are kept in small spaces, living in unsanitary conditions and are without appropriate diets, veterinary treatments or even the appropriate animal/human solacialization a dog needs. The problem with this is the owners of puppy mills don't take into consideration the animals well being, but rather how much they can make, they don't consider and genetic problems that may occur. It is near impossible to track or know how many puppy mills there are. ASPCA has estimated that there could be as many as 10,000 puppy mills in the United States alone. The issue keeps going, animal hoarding occurs often when an individual tries to house more animals than he or she can care for. Animal hoarding encompasses mental health, animal welfare and it is seen as a public safety concern. Animal hoarding is when the owner cannot appropriately take care of all their animals and provide them with the right diets and care that a pet needs. It is estimated that there

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For the Love of Paws January 2 2016: We just created a twitter account!!!! Go Follow and spread the message!:)

For the Love of Paws January 10 2016: Go follow Hope For Paws!!!! They are an amazing organization helping rescue stray dogs!!! This organization is starting a movement towards animal rights just as we are trying to do. We need to work together with these organizations to spread the idea and eliminate animal abuse!

For the Love of Paws January 24 2016: Just made it to 1K followers on twitter!!! Thank you! Spread the love!

For the Love of Paws February 3 2016: Just created a facebook! Go Follow to find out more about our daily work towards animal rights!!!

For the Love of Paws February 20 2016: Go follow our instagram where we post about the dogs that have been rescued from abuse!

For the Love of Paws February 28 2016: Just got to 3K followers on twitter!!! You guys are amazing!!!!

For the Love of Paws March 15 2016: If you see any signs of animal abuse around you please contact us immediately and we will help rescue the animal. It takes as many people as possible to help us decrease animal abuse around the US.

For the Love of Paws March 22 2016: So many amazing people have been calling us with cases of animal abuse they have seen around their neighborhoods. We thank all of the people who have been helping us work towards diminishing animal abuse.

For the Love of Paws April 17 2016: Monthly update!!! We have been working with other organizations to join forces and start a movement towards diminishing animal abuse! Very excited to be working with these amazing people!

For the Love of Paws May 1 2016: It's May! For the Love of Paws will be traveling around the US to Elementary, Middle, and High schools to inform the children on the problem of animal abuse! Can't wait to spread the message!

For the Love of Paws May 27 2016: Had an amazing time visiting our community schools in Oregon! Children are the key to changing the future and we cannot wait to see what these children do!

For the Love of Paws June 2 2016: Monthly update!!! We now have 2K followers on Facebook and 4K followers on Twitter! Thank you for the support! Spread the love!

For the Love of Paws June 16 2016: "If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principle difference between a dog and a man." - Mark Twain

For the Love of Paws July 5 2016: Thank you California schools for the warm welcome! We hope now the children of California are informed about animal abuse and animal rights!

For the Love of Paws August 19 2016: Sorry we haven't been posting lately we have been busy working with other animal rights organizations!!!

For the Love of Paws September 4 2016: Just got to 4K on instagram!!! Amazing!

For the Love of Paws September 24 2016: "Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation, and almost as good for the soul as prayer." - Dream Koontz

For the Love of Paws October 10 2016: It's October! Leave a like for animal rights!

For the Love of Paws October 31 2016: Happy Halloween!!! Involve your pets in the fun!

For the Love of Paws November 13 2016: Monthly Update! So excited to work with some amazing people saving animals!!!

For the Love of Paws December 5 2016: It's DECEMBER!!!!!! Go visit your local pet shelter and find a best friend for the years to come!

For the Love of Paws December 25 2016: Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!! Spread the love! See everyone next year!

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