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· My Dog Is My Hero

· Where The Redwing Sings

· Through Katrina's Eyes, Poems from an Animal Rescuer's Soul

· Mystery of Madera Canyon

· Cemetery Island

· Gold River Canyon

· Curious Creatures - Wondrous Waifs, My Life with Animals

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· The Easter Skunk

· The Dog At The Drive-Thru Window

· Home For The Holidays

· Two Bonded Street Orphans, In From The Cold

· A Survivor's Tale

· Pigs, Turtles, and Bugs!

· Gentle Cemetery Dog Finally Safe

· Freezing, Starving, and Scared

· A Home For The Holidays

· Very Sadly, Not Much Has Changed In The Last Ten Years

· June is 'Adopt A Cat Month'

· I Am a Dog, Not a Thing

· Ghost Dog Rescued From Hot Dog Stand

· February is 'National Spay/Neuter Awareness' Month

· The 2014 Home 4 The Holidays Campaign

· Saving Our Canine Vets, This Veterans Day

· November is 'Adopt-A-Senior-Pet' Month

· National Pit Bull Awareness Day

· Keep Your Pets Safe This Halloween

· Three Tiny Terrified Souls

· Their Abysmal Fourth of July

· Rainy Day Walkabout

· My Buddy

· It's Pet Appreciation Week

· Another Lesson From A Dog

· Just Nature

· It's Poppy Time Once More

· Please Don't Worry So Much, H.P.

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  And I Thought Katrina Was Horrendous
by Mr. Ed
Thursday, February 10, 2011
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“The greatness of a nation,

And its moral progress,

Can be judged by the way

Its animals are treated.”


Mahatma Gandhi


Just a little more than five short years ago

I believed Katrina to be our worst pet tragedy

But I now know, that I was very sadly mistaken

The tragedy for pets today, is our abysmal economy


All one very sadly has to do today, is to open one’s eyes

America’s pets are now being left behind, all across our nation

From Los Angeles to Boston, from San Antonio to Minneapolis

America’s horrendous wholesale pet betrayal, now has no cessation


Five years ago, so many of us spent many days and nights, in New Orleans

Attempting to round up and rescue thousands of pets abandoned in the storm

But today, from coast to coast, in a nation which once treasured our family pets

Dumping them, and expecting them to fend for themselves, is sadly now the norm


And today, people like myself, who still care about animals, who are at our mercy

Now spend a lot of time, attempting to help as many as we can, in our communities

But there are far too few of us, to even make a dent, in the number of abandoned pets

Who so desperately need many more compassionate souls, in every corner of our country


In cities and towns like Houston, we now have places called ‘Corridors of Cruelty’

Where people are now dumping dogs and cats and birds and hamsters, in the woods

In cities and towns like Detroit, where home foreclosures are continuing to skyrocket

Pets are being left behind by the thousands – pets that are extremely loving and good


And very sadly to me, we as a nation, will not even admit, our national pet abandonment

Most of our politicians, and most citizens, refuse to even address, today’s massive tragedy

Cities and towns across America are now even blocking animal advocates from speaking out

So Please Watch The Video Link, and Become an Advocate, For Those Who Cannot Speak



And Please Pass This Video Along,

To Others in Your Own Community;

This is Happening Everywhere, Right Now,

Please Help Us Open Their Hearts, and Finally See.














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Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) are an angel for sure sweet ED omggggggg...Hugsss..I work with little children with cancer and when some of these kids are born there so called PARENTS kick them to the curb heart breaking just like these poor anaimals ..makes me so sick what the hell is wrong with these people...Hugsss
Reviewed by Michael Guy
No excuse; this behavior says it all about the priorities Americans have: they have put their comfort and pleasure first. I don't say that lightly; as you know, sadly I am still living on about $600 per month in Fort McCoy, but in all these last 5 years never once has my pets gone hungry and in fact since moving here in sabbatical I have managed to feed the bird regularly, stray cats and have also unofficially adopted the neighbor's cat who seems to prefer life on "my side" of the fence. All this on social security! Taxpayer money well spent, I'd say and and as usual with this "career" I have done the impossible and continue to do so.
best, michael guy, jazz pianist/composer
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
"The greatness of a nation, And its moral progress, Can be judged by the way Its animals are treated."

Reviewed by Christine Tsen
A serious and profound journey ~
Ed, I am doing a concert for animals soon ... probably North Shore.
Reviewed by Tom Hyland
ED ...

if any of these abandoned pets has ID's on them - can the owners be somehow traced?

that's my 2-cents worth! TK...
Reviewed by Andy Turner
OMW. Sooo very painful to read. I've seen a stray cat, but never a stray dog, yet. Sometimes it must feel like you are chasing your tail. Top work old bean!
Reviewed by E T Waldron
I can see just in my neighborhood, how many unwanted animals are out there. I live across from a huge field where construction is going on,and I wonder where they will go when there is no more room for them.I now have four stray cats visit me every day. they clean and sun themselves on my patio, after I feed them;-)Keep on reminding us Ed,for no one else talks about this! You are a hero to many animals,God bless you Bro!
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
I lived in Detroit for a year in the 70's and it was in a downhill slide then. There is no bottom. There is also no excuse to abandon an animal. There should be a 100% tax on pet store animals and the proceeds should go directly to shelters. Patrick
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
I have no tolerance for people who do this to helpless animals who have no voice or choice ... NONE. Heartshattering write; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :( *tears!*
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
I like that dog pictured, seems I always like hairy mutts...this is way to painful a write and that site to even think about...but if more people did think about it, would this countries animals be in the predicament they and we are in...who can say...Ed
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
I watched and I wept. I cried for those without a voice...this is why I belong to several area rescue operations as well as PETA and The Humane Society Of America...I even rescue myself...mainly cats since I bring them into the home...but what I do is not enough...what Mr. Ed can do is not enough...what the man in Detroit can do is not enough...we are losing the battle. We need everyone who hath a heart to step it up.

I have long admired Mr. Ed for his devotion...I admire other such as he all across the nation. No money…No time to spare??? Sacrifice is the key…for in sacrifice there is love…love for another and not just for self…please join the cause.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
I still say you're an angel on earth, Ed! For who you are and what you do, I am truly thankful! God bless the animals....they deserved so much better than a lot of humans give....


Reviewed by John Bidwell
I am very deeply grateful and impressed with your work, your mission, and your message.
"The Onion" that satiracal news web site is often a bit over the edge. But right now it has a piece declaring the gap between the wealthy and the poor as The 8th Wonder of the World.
It is a sin- very directly responsible for all kinds of cruelty.
And the worst- the absolute worst- is this Christian nation USA.
We are a leader.
How impossibly ironic! "One thing you lack- take what you have, sell it, give the money to the poor- and come take up the cross and follow me."
I've said before- we pay millions of dollars to someone who plays a game, or acts in a sitcom, and there are homeless people.
What is this?
And I am 100% in favor of extending the compassion to animals.
Loving a pet is good medicine- make that a health care policy!

But all we can do- we have to focus on one precious poochie at a time.
I hear you loud and clear.

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