It’s a New Year and a New Beginning: Try Veganuary This January for Your Health, our Planet, and Animal Friends - Happy 2023 Friends! I love the start of a new year. It’s like a fresh start to make positive changes and goals. This year will be better, as we continue to work together to change the world for our animal friends. We can teach others to respect and love for each other, animals, and our planet. It starts with self-care of […]
What Does “Furever” family mean to you? - Each year millions of homeless companion animals sit in animal shelters waiting for a loving family and hoping to find their forever home. Sadly, some of them never get this opportunity to have a loving family, to sleep in a comfortable bed or experience what it is like to receive and be rewarded with a […]
Not Just a Cat -Remembering Jackson - Remembering Jackson: In Honor of Cat Lover’s Month  It’s that time of year when the holidays are fast approaching and people are busy! It is a festive season with families and friends gathering to celebrate. December brings hope and the chance for homeless animals to get adopted. It is National Cat Lovers’ Month. This month is […]
Remembering Ryder the NYC Carriage Horse and a Call to Action to Ban to this Industry!  - Ryder was an elderly and frail 26 year old Standardbred NYC carriage horse who collapsed on the  sweltering summer streets in Manhattan in 2022. There was a bystander who recorded a video that  went viral on social media. Ryder looked very weak and was losing weight, and it is distressing to see the video as he was emancipated and a veterinarian suspected lymphoma, according to a spokeswoman  for the carriage industry. This heartbreaking video of Ryder’s horrible fall is an example of extreme  animal cruelty and has sparked a “call to action” with horse lovers and animal activists taking a stand  against this devastating tragedy and inhumane horse industry calling for a ban to horse carriages. After  this terrible accident, Ryder was finally allowed to retire and live out his remaining days in peace at a  farm sanctuary but sadly shortly after he arrived he collapsed and suffered a seizure and the decision  was made to euthanize him on October 17th.  Ryder’s death is not only heart tearing and sad but it is a reminder that horse a carriage does not belong on the streets and this is cruelty. We can take this tragedy and Ryder’s sad life and his  suffering as an opportunity for his legacy to live on and we can do something positive for horses! SIGN HERE TO HELP BAN HORSE CARRIAGE RIDES: https://www.nyclass.org/petition 1 Sarah Maslin Mir, “The Horse Who Reignited New York’s Carriage Ride Controversy Has Died,” The New York Times (October 2022), https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/17/nyregion/carriage-ride-horse-dead.html.