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  5,500 A Day
by Mr. Ed
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
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“Saving one dog won’t change our sad old world,

But it will change the world, for the one being saved.”



Have you heard about ‘An Act of Dog?’

It’s a two-year art project to call attention

To the fact that 5,500 innocent dogs a day

Are now being euthanized in our vast nation


Artist Mark Barone is now at work, painting 5,500 portraits

Of abandoned dogs, killed in America’s shelters and pounds

To raise awareness about their plight, and to promote adoption

When he is finished, in a museum, these paintings will be found


I just visited his website and made a small donation to his project

Viewing the portraits of these innocent dogs soon had me in tears

It also made me realize why some of us save canines on the street

The ones that we do rescue, are spared death row’s agony and fear


As I’m sadly penning this, several dogs are now fast asleep at my feet

Little Jack, old Mr. Trucker, and sweet Carrie, all given another chance

Lupita and her precious pups, Little Pooh, and recently, homeless Hank

At least I won’t find their portraits in his project, and for this, I give thanks


I also now give thanks for their wonderful companionship, love, and loyalty

I only wish that more people would join us to save some of the 5,500 per day

Please consider visiting An Act of Dog’s website to make your own donation

And, please consider Adoption – everyone has the ability - to save a life today


It will take Mark Barone two years to paint, what we now kill in just one day.  Using Art for Social Change, he hopes to raise $20 Million, to be donated in its entirety, to No-Kill Shelters, Pet Rescue Groups, and towards Abandoned Pet Medical Needs, Spay and Neuter Costs, Pet Rehabilitation Programs, and most importantly,

Pet Adoption Marketing Campaigns.



“Saving one dog won’t change our sad old world,

But it will change the world, for the one being saved.”



©April 2012, Mr. Ed







An Act of Dog

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Reviewed by John Domino 4/5/2012
“Saving one dog won’t change our sad old world,
But it will change the world, for the one being saved.”
I would like to add to this statement, "Saving a dog can help save a person from being loney, forgotten and stressed!" These are Gods animals we (humans) have dominian over them. It IS our responsibility to care for them and the love, loyalty and appreciation we get in return will be 100 times greater. Amen
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 4/5/2012
Blessings *Mr Ed* for all the awareness
that you share for the giving!!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/5/2012
What an awesome project! Thanks for filling us in, Ed!

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 4/4/2012
Thanks for the awareness Ed..if you did not spread this word, we would never really know how bad it is..nothing is too small to give, together we can all do it!
Reviewed by Laura Fall 4/4/2012
It is so sad as the shelters are always full and so many dogs even living on the streets I am sure glad my animals have a home even three hamsters Keep up the great work you do at writing these truly meaningful poems that need to be heard Laura
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 4/4/2012
Heartbreaking and sad these beautiful animals abandoned
and afraid. I am happy to know Mark is painting the
spirit and plight of each animal. Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 4/4/2012
All their carcasses should be dumped on the floor of congress, and into the houses of all those, that oppose laws to close down puppy mills, and the places locked tight. Nazis did this to humans, can you see, the specism in this, no armies marching closing down those concentration camps these poor creatures endure, even unto death, God the stench of humanity is overwhelming when I look into their faces.
Reviewed by Richard King 4/4/2012
It’s a sad situation, but I believe the solution, as always, is found in education. Well, education and enforcement. First we need to do a better job of educating people about spaying and neutering. Then we need to put a stop to the "puppy mills" by passing laws with some “meat” in them and enforcing them.

Keep up the good work, Dick
Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke 4/4/2012
Just been to the website. So many sad little faces just waiting. It's heart-breaking.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/4/2012
sounds a worthy place as any to donate too...

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Where The Redwing Sings

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