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January 31, 2012

Abandoned Pups Update


Congratulations to Male Puppy #2, who was adopted yesterday!  His new owner named him Rocco.


 

Other abandoned puppies still need sponsorships!

January 26, 2012

Please Support These Abandoned Puppies!

Please support our latest group of abandoned puppies!


This is Pepita.  We estimate that she is three years old.  She was abandoned in a cardboard box along with her litter of seven puppies.  Six of those puppies survived.  She appears to be a Cocker Spaniel mix.  She is a relaxed dog that loves attention.  She has one female puppy and five male puppies.  Sponsor Pepita Today!

January 24, 2012

An Open Letter to Dr. Marty Becker

Dr. Marty Becker


Dear Dr. Becker,

I write you today due to a rumor that you might be joining Amazon CARES on a Veterinary Volunteer trip!  That would be incredible!  

January 6, 2012

Social Media for Social Good Training in Mid-South




For Immediate Release

Amazon CARES Offers “Social Media for Social Good” Seminar
 


Memphis, TNAmazon Community Animal Rescue, Education and Safety (Amazon CARES) today announced it will sponsor a social media seminar entitled “Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Training for Nonprofits” on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Theatre Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. 

January 5, 2012

Pet Adoption Record in 2011

Amazon Community Animal Rescue, Education and Safety works to reduce the overpopulation of domestic animals through aggressive spay and neuter clinics for street animals and owned animals of those with low incomes.  We wrote about this program in a prior blog, In Defense of Capture-Neuter-Release.  Most animals we treat are released back where we first encountered them.

We also rescue abandoned kittens and puppies too young to live on their own, injured animals, or animals needing medical treatment.  These animals stay at our beautiful and spacious no-kill animal shelter located in Cabo Lopez, a jungle area near Iquitos.

At any given time we house between 25-35 animals.  During 2011 we had a record year of adoptions.  This is amazing as we have had to create demand for former street animals in a culture that does not completely understand why adoption is important.

January 4, 2012

2011 Top Dog "Makeovers"

Everyone likes a great success story!  At Amazon CARES, our "Before" and "After" Pictures speak volumes.  Here are 4 blogs from 2011 that demonstrate these miracles.  Be sure to click on the links and see the accompanying photos for each dog!


Amazon CARES: Eduardo Pictures: Before and After - 
Eduardo, named in honor of Donor Edward Vargo, rescued in December 2010.








Extreme Makeovers - Wordless Wednesday

Featuring Anissa, named in honor of Donor Anissa Grossman, and Blanco.


Happy Ending for Jesus!


January 2, 2012

2011 Round-Up of 77 Great Tweeters!


During 2011 I resolved to recognize great Tweeters to #FollowFriday in a weekly post.  This would replace the multiple #FollowFriday Tweets I posted each Friday.  My resolve didn't last the entire year.  Following the advice of a much admired blogger, Dr. Jessica Vogelsang of www.pawcurious.com, I tried to refocus the Amazon CARES blog to cover topics that we, uniquely, could discuss.

However, I want to wrap up 2011 in various ways, and one of them is the recognize the people that I did recognize as worthy Twitter accounts to Follow!  To be sure, this list is only a start to the great accounts to be found on Twitter.  Thank you to those that follow Amazon CARES on Twitter!

Here is the list!



  • @9to5org Feb. 4, 2011: Working to Protect Women!
  • @AChanceForBliss March 18, 2011: #FollowFriday & a Top Ten Activist: #Pawcircle Peeps!
  • @Actionforplanet March 3, 2011: Green Organizations to #FollowFriday
  • @AmandaBrownDVM Feb. 25, 2011: The "A Team" - #FollowFriday our April volunteers!
  • @AmazonCares Feb. 11, 2011: 10 Environmental Organizations
  • @AmazonWatch Feb. 11, 2011: 10 Environmental Organizations
  • @anipaltimes Jan. 21, 2011: 9 to #FollowFriday
  • @BigBoyBosco March 18, 2011: #FollowFriday & a Top Ten Activist: #Pawcircle Peeps!
  • @BrunoTheDog March 18, 2011: #FollowFriday & a Top Ten Activist: #Pawcircle Peeps!
  • @BZTAT Jan. 14, 2011 : A Week of #FollowFridaysTop 10 Award for 2011
  • @captainplanetfd Feb. 11, 2011: 10 Environmental Organizations
  • @CarolNBryant Jan. 21, 2011: 9 to #FollowFriday
  • @CokietheCat Jan. 21, 2011: 9 to #FollowFriday
  • @ConservationOrg March 3, 2011: Green Organizations to #FollowFriday
  • @CowtownPets Jan. 14, 2011 : A Week of #FollowFridays
  • @DailyHealthTips #FollowFridays to Improve Your Health! 1/28/11
  • @danapixie March 18, 2011: #FollowFriday & a Top Ten Activist: #Pawcircle Peeps!
  • @DanDare6 Jan. 14, 2011 : A Week of #FollowFridays
  • @DrMayaAngelou Feb. 17,2011: #FollowFridays in Honor of Black History Month
  • @Earthjustice March 3, 2011: Green Organizations to #FollowFriday
  • @echoinggreen March 3, 2011: Green Organizations to #FollowFriday
  • @ecotrust March 3, 2011: Green Organizations to #FollowFriday
  • @ewgtoxics March 3, 2011: Green Organizations to #FollowFriday
  • @fidoandwino March 14, 2011: Top 10 Activist- Shauna & the R.O.A.R. Squad!
  • @FidoFriendly Jan. 21, 2011: 9 to #FollowFriday
  • @FrugalDougal March 18, 2011: #FollowFriday & a Top Ten Activist: #Pawcircle Peeps!
  • @girlshealth #FollowFridays to Improve Your Health! 1/28/11
  • @GLOBALFUNDFORWOMEN Feb. 4, 2011: Working to Protect Women!
  • @globalgreenusa March 3, 2011: Green Organizations to #FollowFriday
  • @greenpeaceusa March 3, 2011: Green Organizations to #FollowFriday
  • @HowardU Feb. 17,2011: #FollowFridays in Honor of Black History Month
  • @itsnikka Feb. 25, 2011: The "A Team" - #FollowFriday our April volunteers!
  • @Jack_harvey Feb. 25, 2011: The "A Team" - #FollowFriday our April volunteers!
  • @jazzydacat Jan. 21, 2011: 9 to #FollowFriday
  • @JinJinDoggy March 18, 2011: #FollowFriday & a Top Ten Activist: #Pawcircle Peeps!
  • @KasimReed Feb. 17,2011: #FollowFridays in Honor of Black History Month
  • @KingCenterATL Feb. 17,2011: #FollowFridays in Honor of Black History Month
  • @ManuelasWorld Jan. 14, 2011 : A Week of #FollowFridays
  • @MattieDog Jan. 21, 2011: 9 to #FollowFriday
  • @MLKDay Feb. 17,2011: #FollowFridays in Honor of Black History Month
  • @MotleyHealth #FollowFridays to Improve Your Health! 1/28/11
  • @NAACP_LDF Feb. 17,2011: #FollowFridays in Honor of Black History Month
  • @nannersmom Jan. 14, 2011 : A Week of #FollowFridays
  • @nature_org Feb. 11, 2011: 10 Environmental Organizations
  • @NHSChoices #FollowFridays to Improve Your Health! 1/28/11
  • @NIMHgov #FollowFridays to Improve Your Health! 1/28/11
  • @HomerLePorc March 18, 2011: #FollowFriday & a Top Ten Activist: #Pawcircle Peeps!
  • @NPWF Feb. 4, 2011: Working to Protect Women!
  • @NWF March 3, 2011: Green Organizations to #FollowFriday
  • @NWLC Feb. 4, 2011: Working to Protect Women!
  • @PatrickMahaney Feb. 25, 2011: The "A Team" - #FollowFriday our April volunteers!
  • @pawcurious Feb. 25, 2011: The "A Team" - #FollowFriday our April volunteers!
  • @PepiSmartDog March 18, 2011: #FollowFriday & a Top Ten Activist: #Pawcircle Peeps!
  • @Queendom_TEA Feb. 4, 2011: Working to Protect Women!
  • @Rainforest2Reef Feb. 11, 2011: 10 Environmental Organizations
  • @Rainforest4ever Feb. 11, 2011: 10 Environmental Organizations
  • @RainforestUS Feb. 11, 2011: 10 Environmental Organizations
  • @RAN Feb. 11, 2011: 10 Environmental Organizations
  • @RedCross #FollowFridays to Improve Your Health! 1/28/11
  • @RescueAnimals March 10, 2011: TOP TEN AWARD: 365 Days of Animal Advocacy
  • @RnfrstAlliance Feb. 11, 2011: 10 Environmental Organizations
  • @RuffRoadAhead Feb. 25, 2011: The "A Team" - #FollowFriday our April volunteers!
  • @ShibberingC Jan. 21, 2011: 9 to #FollowFriday
  • @Sierra_Club Feb. 11, 2011: 10 Environmental Organizations
  • @sockington March 18, 2011: #FollowFriday & a Top Ten Activist: #Pawcircle Peeps!
  • @splcenter Feb. 17,2011: #FollowFridays in Honor of Black History Month
  • @TeenysFriends Jan. 14, 2011 : A Week of #FollowFridaysBe The Change for Animals
  • @TheEcoMan Jan. 14, 2011 : A Week of #FollowFridays
  • @theGrio Feb. 17,2011: #FollowFridays in Honor of Black History Month
  • @Tolerance_org Feb. 17,2011: #FollowFridays in Honor of Black History Month
  • @TPPCtv Jan. 21, 2011: 9 to #FollowFriday
  • @WebMD #FollowFridays to Improve Your Health! 1/28/11
  • @WFBIP Feb. 4, 2011: Working to Protect Women!
  • @WillMyDogHateMe Jan. 21, 2011: 9 to #FollowFriday
  • @WomenAgnstAbuse Feb. 4, 2011: Working to Protect Women!
  • @WomenforWomen Feb. 4th, 2011: Working to Protect Women!
  • @zoomommy Feb. 25, 2011: The "A Team" - #FollowFriday our April volunteers!