Category Archives: canine (dog)

>Dogs Deserve Better: Winter Outreach

>Please join SARO to remind people that a life on a chain is no life at all, but this holds especially true during the winter months.  On Saturday, December 5th SARO will be standing on the corner of Alliance Bank Pkwy and Park St asking people to please be kind to their dogs this winter and bring them indoors.

Why: To increase public awareness that having dogs on chains or in pens is not only inhumane and barbaric but also a public safety issue. More info at
When: Saturday, December 5th, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Where: Syracuse, NY, on the corner of Alliance Bank Parkway and Park St.
NOTE: The Carousel Mall entrance is directly across the street from where we’ll be. Mapquest: Type in 2100 Park St. for the Regional Market. If you are driving to this event please park in the Regional Market or the Regional Transportation Center parking lots not in the Carousel Center parking lot.
What to bring: Signs will be provided, or bring your own. Sign ideas are:”Dogs are family, too”; “Unchain your dog”; “No chains or pens for dogs”; etc.

Please remember to DRESS WARMLY!  We will be in the shade and it will be much cooler than you might expect.

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>SPCA’s fundraiser tainted with blood money!


By now, we all now that PETLAND is one of the major contributors to: 1) animal abuse via puppymills; and 2) the pet overpopulation problem. When folks breed or buy, shelter dogs die. See the facts here that “almost every Petland store in the country is buying from puppymills”:

Our one local PETLAND is responsible for hundreds of dogs flooding into our community each year. While these dogs might be bought into nice homes by unsuspecting PETLAND customers, these dogs came from suffering mothers and will cause additional suffering of our region’s shelter animals.

PETLAND is a major competitor with U.S. shelters. WHY, then, would our local shelter, CNY SPCA (based in Syracuse, NY), partner with PETLAND, including them as a SPONSOR for their upcoming 10th Annual Walk and Four-Legged Family Fun Festival Festival on Sept. 13? That is like Sea Shepherd partnering with the Japanese whalers!

SEE the FLYER retrieved from PETLAND’s website:

PLEASE CALL the shelter TODAY and ask POLITELY ASK them to CUT TIES with PETLAND asap: 315-454-4479.  Choose the Customer Service option; if you don’t get a live person, let it keeping ringing until you reach voicemail and leave a message.

These are rough times for all charities, but especially for animal rescue groups. In addition to calling, if you are financially able, please consider making a donation to your local animal shelter, and show them that they do not have to compromise their morals and mission statement to avoid bankruptcy.

>Petland: From Birth to Death Animals Suffer

>Since November 2008, when The Humane Society of the United States(HSUS) revealed that they had done an eight-month long investigation into Petland and it’s puppies for sale, SARO has joined with HSUS to get the only New York location to stop selling puppies that come from puppy mills.

A few weeks ago, PETA discovered a disturbing photograph (pictured right) and comments posted on Facebook by then Petland employee Elizabeth Carlisle, who worked at the store in Akron, Ohio. The photo shows a grinning Carlisle posing for the camera as she scruffs the bodies of two dead, soaking wet rabbits. Carlisle admitted to a Facebook friend that she drowned the rabbits, claiming that her manager took the photograph while Carlisle was "swearing at [the rabbits] to just hurry up and die … " Currently Carlisle faces a year in jail for animal cruelty.

It appears Petland can’t provide the basic supervision and care necessary to keep the animals it sells healthy and safe.

Ask Petland to stop selling rabbits now! (This is a PETA Action Alert)