A friend sent this link to me. I put off looking at it for a week, now I wish I had watched it so I could have shared sooner. This video is for everyone. Please share and hopefully one day it won’t matter who anyone chooses to love!
Originally posted on Animal Farm Foundation:
Guest post written by Kristen Auerbach, Interim Director of Fairfax County Animal Shelter in Fairfax, Virginia.
About a month ago, Fairfax County Animal Shelter removed all breed labels from our adoption kennels. There was much discussion and debate prior to us making this decision. Would the public be confused? Angry? Would community members protest?
We were committed to being honest with potential adopters. If the dog they were interested in might be visually identified as a breed that faces restriction, we would make them aware that breed specific laws or housing rules could affect them.
But was that enough? Would taking breed labels off our kennels prove too disruptive to serve our purpose?
To our surprise, no one even asked why the kennel cards weren’t labeled with breeds.
We also learned that no matter what the kennel card says, potential adopters, volunteers and staff will make guesses. And they’re usually going…
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By Marzena Stykowska, CSR – re-post News Channel 8
Published: June 19, 2015
(WTNH) — Romance fraud robs Americans of more than $80 million each year. The AARP Fraud Watch Network is calling on the online dating industry to better protect its users. Here to share tips for how to spot and avoid online dating scams is Nora Duncan, state director of AARP in Connecticut and Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan Harris.
World Sickle Cell Awareness Day is June 19th. The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution on June 19, 2008 recognizing sickle-cell disease as a public health concern. World Sickle Cell Awareness Day provides an opportunity to increase understanding of Sickle Cell Disease and how it affects individuals and families worldwide.
Sickle Cell Disease is one of the most common inherited blood disorders affecting 70,000 to 80,000 Americans and millions of people world-wide.
Sickle Cell Disease is common among people whose ancestors come from Africa; Mediterranean countries such as Greece, Turkey, and Italy; the Arabian Peninsula; India; and Spanish-speaking regions in South America, Central America, and parts of the Caribbean.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that Sickle Cell Disease contributes to 5% of the deaths of children younger than 5 years of age in some African countries. While an increasing proportion of affected children now survive past 5 years of age, many remain at risk of premature death. With early detection and use of public health interventions such as penicillin, many of these deaths can be prevented. Additionally, the burden of this disease can be reduced with increased global resources and effective partnerships. Your help is needed in the education and spreading awareness of Sickle Cell Disease.
HAWKHOUSE Raw Crystal Jewelry
Gay Head, Massachusetts
Jessica Kramer hails from Lincoln, Nebraska and is a self taught mixed metal artist. Since leaving the land of Lincoln she has traveled 6 of the 7 continents of the world and gathered gems, minerals and inspiration throughout her travels.
She lived in the Bay area, California for nearly 5 years working in metal fabrication and black-smithing. She also worked in Event Production with the awe inspiring company Obscura Digital.
She left California in 2012. Driving her cat and belongings to Martha’s Vineyard to waitress during the tourist filled summer season, ended up meeting the love of her life. She has rarely left the island and his side, since.
HAWKHOUSE emerged as a creative outlet for Jessica to channel all of her artistic musings in the slow and frigid winter months on the island. Her inspirations come from nature and science and her work reflects this.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator,
“I was born in the early 80’s and grew up in the midwest. My mother is a potter and has inspired and taught me so much. I am well traveled and have picked up inspiration from around the world. I love to try new mediums and make messes.”
You can find more of this designer’s work on Etsy
By CHRISTINA VALHOULI
DECEMBER 14, 2012
This is a great story about posting sensitive and personal information on social media.
LIKE many women these days, Aran Hissam, 35, of Melbourne, Fla., posted the news that she was pregnant on Facebook. On the morning of an ultrasound last year, she debated on the site whether to learn the baby’s sex, musing “to peek or not to peek?”
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Taking Back Detroit
Portraits of the Motor City by Wayne Lawrence
Hear from the die-hard natives and upbeat newcomers who are re imagining Detroit, playing out
their dreams, or reveling in the once neglected city’s revival.
Repost from ‘The Jet Sets Pets’
March 18, 2015 By kellyecarter
The overpopulation of Chihuahuas in California continues to force animal shelters on the West Coast to look to shelters on the East Coast for help – where the dogs will quickly be adopted. As the only San Francisco-based airline, Virgin America first teamed up with the SF ACC to fly needy pups to new homes on the East Coast in 2010 to help address the influx of dogs at shelters on the West Coast. The overpopulation issue has only escalated since the original 2010 airlift, and as part of its long-standing partnership with and commitment to SF ACC, Virgin America is undertaking its sixth such airlift flight.
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