Wednesday, October 24, 2007
blanketing Southern California, Susan Sholar, President of the California Federation of Dog Clubs (CFODC), has opened her California School of Dog Grooming in San Diego to coordinate both the distribution of donated pet supplies and available local boarding spaces.
PetPAC urges its members to send pet food, collars, leashes, crates, and other pet supplies to the California School of Dog Grooming.
Local volunteers are also needed who can provide temporary foster care, kennel and boarding space, dog runs, or RV parking areas.
Financial contributions are gratefully accepted, and can be made out to "CFODC Fire Fund"
Displaced families needing help in providing for their pets' security and well-being should also immediately contact the California Federation of Dog Clubs for assistance.
CFODC Fire Fund
California School of Dog Grooming
655 South Rancho Sante Fe Road
San Marcus, CA 92078
As always I know the pet owner's community will answer this urgent plea for help.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
THE TERRORISTS' LETTER arrived at the office of the mayor of Los Angeles on Nov. 30, 1989. A group calling itself The Breeders claimed to have secretly imported, bred, and released the Mediterranean fruit fly in Los Angeles and Orange counties. And they threatened to expand the attack into the San Joaquin Valley, a major center of California agriculture.
officials were spraying in an effort to get rid of it. The pest attacks 300 different fruits, vegetables, and nuts, reducing plant tissue to a maggoty pulp that rots and falls to the ground. An established infestation would bring widespread destruction and mean that produce could no longer be shipped out of state, potentially costing 132,000 jobs and $13.4 billion in lost revenues.
"I can write for you on a postcard a series of different ways to paralyze the agriculture industry of the United States, where we have no possibility of being able to respond," said Geoff Letchworth
DAYTON, Ohio -- Amnesty International, the Red Cross and other humanitarian groups will soon have a fresh source of manpower when the University of Dayton begins offering a bachelor's degree in human-rights studies next fall. The private, Catholic university said the degree program is designed to prepare students for careers in human-rights advocacy and humanitarian assistance as well as law school or other advanced study. Only a few U.S. universities offer degree programs in human-rights studies. Karen Robinson, director of human-rights education for Amnesty International U.S.A., said she hopes that formalizing the study of human rights with a bachelor's degree program results in a deeper understanding of what human rights are.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
|You Are a Zombie|
You're a pretty apathetic person, and you often feel like you're sleep walking through life.
You don't necessarily have a case of the "blues", but you do have a case of the "blahs."
It's hard for you to snap out of your boring every day routine. You're a bit burned out.
The only thing you crave is the company of others. But you're not too nice to the people who do hang around you.
Your greatest power: Your lack of a normal conscience
Your greatest weakness: Your lack of most emotions
You play well with: Aliens
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
What Your Halloween Habits Say About You
The scariest thing on Halloween is you! You definitely don't want any kids in costumes crossing your path - and you're willing to scare away any who do.
You definitely think of yourself as someone who has a dark side. And part of having that dark side means not showing it.
Your inner child is open minded, playful, and adventurous.
You truly fear the dark side of humanity. You are a true misanthrope.
You're prone to be quite emotional and over dramatic. Deep down, you enjoy being scared out of your mind... even if you don't admit it.
You are picky and high maintenance. If you wear a Halloween costume, it's only when you really feel like it. And it has to be perfect.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
You Could Not Be a Vampire
Sorry, but you're not just cut out for flesh eating, turning into a bat, and living forever.
But that's okay. The sight of blood turns your stomach... without even thinking of drinking it.
And while you definitely would never be a vampire, you're exactly the type of frail prey Dracula wannabe's crave.
Maybe it's time to arm yourself with a cross and some nasty garlic breath!
What you would like best about being a vampire: The raw power (though you wouldn't admit it to anyone)
What you would like least about being a vampire: The whole killing thing