I signed up to help the Humane Society and their Pennies for Paws. I will bring a jar to the meetup if you would like to contribute your pennies.
"All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals."-Peter Singer
"I am involved in dog rescue: my wallet and gas tank are always running on empty, my house is never quiet and free of dog hair, nor is my car, my inbox is full of ongoing despair and misery, but my heart and soul are replenished with unconditional love, loyalty, and joy that can only come from a rescued dog!" ~ Author Unknown
Animal abusers are 5 times more likely to commit violent crimes.
75% of women entering shelters have companion animals. Of those 71% witnessed their abuser injuring or killing their companion animal.
In 88% of homes with prosecutable animal cruelty, children were also being abused.
In more than 2/3 of cases involving elder abuse, the perpetrator neglected or tortured the elders companion animal.
Statistics by NSPCC & The Columbus Center for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence