Sunday, December 27, 2009

Please Support Our Work

Because our goal is to educate and inform, we want to make No Voice Unheard publications as accessible as possible. We have set cover prices lower than similar quality books produced by commercial publishers. By ordering directly from No Voice Unheard you are helping to support ongoing outreach efforts.

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

What YOU Can Do....

In our everyday lives, in the choices we make and the actions we take, we can create change. These are the simple, yet profound, things we can do...

* Understand the commitment we are making when we take an animal into our homes and lives, be ready and willing to accept that commitment in our hearts and minds, and make it a lifelong commitment

* Protect our animal companions from becoming lost by keeping them safely confined and always wearing current identification.

* Spay and neuter our animals so that they do not contribute to companion animal overpopulation.

* Save a life by adopting our next animal companion from a shelter.

* Choose our companions thoughtfully and carefully to ensure we are making a good match that will last a lifetime

* Provide our companions with the basics of food and shelter and medical care, and also provide them with the love and companionship they need to be happy

Include them as part of our families, socialize them so that they are comfortable in human society, train them so that they are safe and good citizens

* Work through problems with them, and include them in our own life changes

* Always demonstrate responsible and loving companion animal care so that others may learn from our example, and so that such care becomes the standard in our society.

These actions honor our animal friends, and show gratitude for the love and companionship they give to us so freely. These actions acknowledge their intrinsic value, and express respect for them as living beings. Moreover, these are the actions that, one at a time, begin to bring an end to the homeless animal tragedy, and they are in your power.

If you want to do more...

Every community is different in its homeless animal problem - in its causes, as well as in its progress toward a solution. To find out how you can best become involved and help, find out what kinds of shelters you have in your community, and what kind of help they need. You may be able to foster an animal who needs extra care or time the shelter cannot give; you may be able to care for the animals in the shelter and give them the love and attention that will help them stay healthy while they wait for a home; you may be able to help the shelter raise funds or educate their community.

There may also be other organizations working outside the walls of the shelter - rescue groups, groups providing low cost spay/neuter, groups working to help feral cats, educational organizations, etc. - that can use your help.

Your time, your action, and your advocacy are incredibly valuable gifts to a shelter or non-profit organization, and to the animals themselves.

All of these organization sare playing a part in building communities that no longer have overwhelming homeless animal problems and have, therefore, no need to kill animals; they're working toward creating communities that find killing to be an unacceptable answer, and that see animals as having value and beauty, as beings with a sacred spark of life and spirit

Whatever you decide to do, we thank you for your compassion, your concern, and your efforts to bring about an end to the homeless animal tragedy and create a better world for animals.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Reasons to Adopt

Animal shelters and rescue groups are full of wonderful animals, but nationally, only 20% of the dogs and cats in homes were adopted from these groups. Animals at your local shelter are eager to join new families and are waiting for someone just like you.

1) Be a hero. Adoption saves an animal whose life literally depends on getting a new home.

2) Adopting a homeless animal is a generous act of compassion, and an expression of the inherent value of animals.

3) You will be assured that you are not contributing to the homeless animal tragedy by encouraging the breeding of even more animals into an already-overpopulated world.

4) There's a large selection of animals to choose from (and not just dogs and cats!)

5) Looking for a purebred? If the animal you want is not at your local shelter, there is a rescue group for virtually every type of purebred dog and cat.

6) Adoption counselors have great expertise about animals, know the specific animals in the shelter, and can help you make the perfect match.

7) Many shelter animals are already housebroken and trained, and have some understanding of what living with a family is like and how to fit in. They have a "head-start" on animals from pet stores or breeders.

8) Most shelters screen their animals for good health and temperament.

9) Save money. Adopting from a shelter is usually less expensive than buying from a store or a breeder. Shelter adoption packages build in the cost of spay/neuter, vaccinations, and microchip identification into their adoption fees.

10) It's the right and ethical thing to do! You will be helping, one animal at a time, to bring an end to this nation's tragic homeless animal problem.

Everyone can help end America’s homeless animal tragedy


No Voice Unheard has found a niche as an independent publisher of beautiful and creative books that are cutting edge in their content and presentation, giving voice to those who are ignored or disregarded by society, and illuminating important social issues often ignored by profit-driven publishers. In the tradition of great books like Silent Spring, Animal Liberation, Diet for a New America and others, we believe in the power of books to create social change.

Our books include One at a Time: A Week in an American Animal Shelter, Thought to Exist in the Wild: Awakening from the Nightmare of Zoos, and the forthcoming Ninety-Five: Meeting America's Farmed Animals in Stories and Photographs

No Voice Unheard is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded and operated by former animal shelter workers with over forty combined years of experience in animal advocacy. We are dedicated to promoting compassion and respect for all living beings and the planet we share.