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  Help, I Need Somebody
by Mr. Ed
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
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 “Help me if you can, I'm feeling down,
And I do appreciate you being round.
Help me get my feet back on the ground,
Won't you please, please help me.”


 


The Beatles,


Help


 


Today is Spay Day


Our earth neighbors need our help


Will you now assist?


 


As most people are aware, there is a severe pet overpopulation problem in the U.S.  And many cities, towns, and government installations are now rounding up stray cats and dogs en mass and killing them. 


It takes only 7 years for one free roaming female cat and her offspring to produce 420,000 cats.  In only 6 years, one female dog and her offspring can give birth to 67,000 dogs.


The Humane Society of the United States estimates that 8 to 10 million dogs and cats enter animal shelters and municipal pounds in the United States each year, and 4 to 5 million of these animals -- at least half of them -- are euthanized.


The problem is extremely clear:


There are far too many abandoned, abused, and un-neutered/un-spayed dogs and cats roaming this nation, and not nearly enough homes or compassionate people to help them.


Spay Day USA, organized by the Doris Day Animal Foundation, was initiated 11 years ago to offer solutions. Raising public awareness of the pet overpopulation problem in the United States, and promoting affordable spay and neuter services, are the primary goals of this much needed program.


This year, Spay Day USA takes place today, February 22, 2005.  And animal shelters, humane societies, and business establishments throughout the country are helping to promote it.


More than 1 million cats and dogs have been spayed or neutered since 1995, thanks to Spay Day USA participants.  And they have helped to save millions of animal lives and taxpayer dollars which are routinely used to round up and destroy these innocent unwanted creatures.


 


But much more needs to be done if we ever hope to get a handle on this severe problem.


 


To learn how you can get involved in this very worthy cause, please contact your local animal shelter or humane society today – they are always short of help, supplies, and funds.


 


And please have all of your own pets spayed or neutered, especially if you allow them to roam outdoors.  If you can’t afford to spay or neuter your pets, there are many veterinarian organizations throughout the country that offer discounted rates for people in need.


 


And, if you can possibly find room in your home and in your heart for one more deserving pet, please visit your local animal shelter soon.


 


It truly is time for all of us to start helping our nonhuman neighbors – who truly crave this thing we call life as much as we do.


 


“Help me if you can, I'm feeling down,
And I do appreciate you being round.
Help me get my feet back on the ground,
Won't you please, please help me.”


 


 


 

 


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Reviewed by L. Figgins 2/28/2005
Bless you, Ed. More strays=more desease=more misery for poor animals. Please adopt from the shelters. These animals are loving and grateful to have a home...
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 2/22/2005
The numbers are staggering! Who would have thought... and we'd never have known without you, LE. I doubt that you will ever know what a difference you have made and continue to make on this topic... I assure you, it's huge! Bless your caring heart. katy xox

(dear andy, what, exactly, IS a "dicky bird" hmmmm?)
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/22/2005
And thus saving the dicky birds, from pouncing felines, too..
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/22/2005
Ed,

I, too, love the Beatles, and this fits the subject matter perfectly. :)

Helping our fellow pet friends is the kindest thing we can do--thank you

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 2/22/2005
I LOVE the Beatles...and critters, as you know.
The important thing here would be to SPAY, above all else, right?
I know people who pick up dozens of strays to find 'homes' for them, mostly homes of kind-hearted but poor people, who, when they can no
longer feed their unspayed pets...'turn them loose' to create more of those numbers you quoted.

Yes...we certainly need a New System, Eddie.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/22/2005
if i could, i'd take in a whole armload of kittens or older cats! (or maybe a pomeranian or two! LOL) wonderful write and message; thanks for sharing, angel eddie! well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx,. karen lynn. :)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/22/2005
Message much needed to act on!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine 2/22/2005
Wow, I did not know these stats. Excellent. R
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/22/2005
I'm speechless having never heard theses statistics. Wow! I do know however that pets being spayed is the best thing to do and I hope and pray more people will be made aware of this too. You are a wonderful spokes person and I'm sure have reached many with your words. Thanks for sharing Ed



Love, Eileen
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 2/22/2005
Ed,

Very profound and instilling message here - Bravo!!


Best regards,

Robert
Reviewed by Linda Hill 2/22/2005
Ed, I have a precious little dog named Blackie. Yes, he is
neutered. He's a shitzu, and he's brought such joy to my
life. This is a much needed write and I hope everyone will
heed by it.

~Linda
Reviewed by Faye Enno (Reader) 2/22/2005
A great message,
and a great write.
Reviewed by George Carroll 2/22/2005
A message to be heeded and acted upon.

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Where The Redwing Sings

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Gold River Canyon

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