Sunday, July 15, 2012
by Carrie Boyko, CEB
Everyone has their own feelings about the extent to which PETA goes to get their message across. I'm not here to pass judgment, only to share a message that PETA and their spokesperson, Simon Cowell, want you to hear.
The Summer heat is oppressive. Although you may feel that 78 degrees is comfortable while you sit outside under a tree, inside a car the temperature can quickly rise to over 100 degrees. Just a few months ago I received a letter from a young girl asking what she should do about a dog who was left in a car overnight in her neighborhood. Afraid of angering a neighbor, she contacted me for advice. We worked out a plan to bring in authorities to deal with the situation so that she wouldn't have to become involved. She was far too young and her parents were not at home. Yet she wanted to stand up for this dog. How impressive is that? That young girl was very courageous and caring. She told me that she had written letters on quite a few blogs and not gotten a response. I was glad to be there when she left her note for me. I hope you and I will be there for a dog in a parking lot one day. Don't turn a blind eye; get help and stand up for the animal. He's counting on you.
Be the Change for Animals is being celebrated today by pet bloggers everywhere. Join us in our quest to educate the public about important causes and dangers to animals. Thank you!