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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

It's Adopt the Internet Day! Featuring Paws and Claws Animal Rescue, Chesterfield, SC...

Petfinder Adopt-the-Internet Day

In honor of's 15th birthday they've asked people everywhere today to pledge and spread the word about adoptable pets across the internet via blogs, websites, Facebook and Twitter (#adopttheinternet).  I'll be doing doing my part through this blog entry; my Facebook and through one of my English Springer Spaniel rescue's very own Twitter account @SydneySpringer.

But, this entry isn't about the dogs I've rescued.  It's about the 323,403 pets currently available through 13,422 adoption groups that are in need of forever homes on  Just click ---> Adopt the Internet Day to find out how you can join in, too!

However, instead of replacing my Facebook profile photo with one from the Adopt-the-Internet All-Stars-gallery, as they've requested, the preceeding link will get you there.  That way, you can see the faces of all 415 of the hope to be your forever pet listed.

I can't help but follow my heart in this blog entry, in view of the recent inhumanely shootings aka executions of a yet to be determined number of dogs on March 4, 2011.  And, a yet to be determined number of dogs and cats prior to March 4, 2011 allegedly by the hands of Chesterfield County, SC Animal Control Officers.  I believe that it's important to take this unique opportunity to not only promote Adopt the Internet Day, but to also help create much deserved awareness for a very special rescue group -- the heart of the Chesterfield County, SC Animal Shelter.  So, I'm featuring Paws and Claws Animal Rescue of Chesterfield, SC.  Their website is through, so I'm hoping they'll deem it appropriate for me to twist their instructions a bit.  :)

This is for several reasons.  The Chesterfield County, SC Animal Shelter is a *HIGH KILL* shelter, like many of the shelters on  What makes them different?  As I mentioned above, on March 4, 2011 what is suspected to be possibly 22 dogs were shot senselessly, needlessly and inhumanely by Chesterfield County, SC Animal Control Officers.  These officers are responsible for the care and welfare of the animals in the Chesterfield County, SC Animal Shelter.  To learn more about the killing field executions of these precious dogs please feel free to read the story via my blog entries beginning with the following:

Exposing the Chesterfield County, SC Animal Shelter ... and the killing field ... 

Now, rather than feature one of the needy pets from's Adopt-the-Internet All-Stars-gallery, the need is so dire at the Chesterfield County, SC Animal Shelter, I'm showing off a Terrier/American Bull Dog mix puppy named, Candy.

Candy, along with many other "survivors" at this shelter need intervention immediately.  The need there is so desperate, and of course, due to the recent shooting incidents, Paws and Claws needs all of the help they can get in finding the dogs and cats at the Chesterfield County, SC Animal Shelter forever homes.  If you can't adopt, please consider making a donation through their paypal account link on their website.  Or, sponsoring a dog or cat today! 

On the web:

Paws and Claws Animal Rescue, Chesterfield, SC

On Facebook:  

Where Hope Lives - Paws n Claws

As a rescue volunteer for another organization.  As someone who has pulled dogs from this shelter.  And as momma to Chesterfield County, SC Animal Shelter rescues, trust me when I say...

Paws and Claws is indeed the place "Where Hope Lives" for these animals!  But, it begins with you and me!

To those of you following the "story" mentioned above.  Hopefully, there will be some updates soon.  Our outcries are being heard loud and clearly by Governor Nikki Haley.  She was at a town hall meeting in Rockhill, SC last evening and when questioned regarding the investigation, she made it clear that the investigation will NOT be an internal investigation.  See the Fox News Channel 14 below for further details.  What we need to make clear in our future emails is that there was time for evidence to be tampered with and/or destroyed during the time the Chesterfield County, SC Sheriff's Department Deputies were handling the investigation on behalf of Sheriff Parker.  Truly, this is just the beginning, so please continue to let your voices be heard.

Governor Nikki Haley Waits For Outcome Of Chesterfield Co. Animal Shelter Investigation

Thank you!

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