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I know I said I was going to stop taking commissions when I got to grad school, but something like this is just too horrific for me to just not do anything.
So I'm going to take a charity emergency commission, and best of all you don't even have to send the money to me. You can send the money directly to the SPCA, and forward the recipe.

This afternoon, SPCA Serving Erie County animal cruelty investigators rescued approximately 46 rabbits; 10 cockatiels, lovebirds, and parakeets; and three cats from a Stage Road residence in Newstead, NY (see photos, here). Two deceased rabbits were also removed from the property.
Warning pictures are graphic

How anyone could be this neglectful and horrible to animals is just beyond my understanding, but being a rabbit owner myself, I feel like its my responsibility to help these poor bunnies find more loving homes with my donations through my art.

You can find samples of my Graffiti badges here
and my charms can be found here
A 25 USD donation will get you a laminated badge with clip and 2 charms mailed out to you.
If you want to donate more we can negotiate. I'm going to try to donate some of my own money, but school is about to start for me and I have to buy my text books this semester, so I'm a little strapped for cash, but I'm hoping that people out there in the furry community will hopefully jump for the chance to help animals and get some artwork, considering that I'm no longer going to be taking commissions for anything other than extenuating circumstances like this.

on 2008-08-08 05:09 pm (UTC)
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I watch way too many animal cop shows on animal planet. I've been considering donating to the SPCA for awhile. Some of the horrific stuff you see on the shows is just depressing. Especially a lot of mistreated horses and horses are one of my most favorite and loved animals. The show practically makes me cry.

I really can't fathom why people do this. How they can even think this is an acceptable way to house an animal that you've taken into your care. Would you like to eat your cereal out of a bowl you crapped in and have your ears rot off from your friend peeing on them? I mean seriously. It sounds like the woman's living conditions weren't spectacular, either, since child services were called on the home but yeesh.

How could people live in filth like that? It drives me bonkers. Sure I let the laundry sit around for too long now and again and maybe I don't clean up the kitchen daily but what the hell. *facepalm*

on 2008-08-08 05:12 pm (UTC)
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What I want to know is how someone can knowingly inflict such suffering on another living being like that? I mean obviously she doesn't have the resources or funds to have these animals, yet she keeps getting more? WTF? This story seriously puts me in a murderous rage. I'm hoping that someone out there will commission me and donate this money to the SPCA. I wish I could afford to send some myself, but I donated to Likeshine's tire fund, and to help Animecat, and I need to buy my books for this semester so I just don't have the extra cash to spare, but hopefully through my art I can help out.

Maybe you can crosspost this on your journal and see if you can find donations from parkeet lovers who would be appalled by this.

on 2008-08-08 05:27 pm (UTC)
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Sure I'll cross-post something in a bit. :)

on 2008-08-09 02:07 pm (UTC)
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If it's the Detroit animal cops, I wouldn't believe a word of what they say or are portrayed as on TV. IRL, the Detroit SPCA people are pyschos who terrorize people and edit their shows to make themselves look good. I don't know the Houston animal cops, but they aren't spoken well of either. It's amazing how TV/news can be used to make people look good who do cruel things IRL.

on 2008-08-08 05:29 pm (UTC)
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Dear god, that's absolutely horrible... Things like this seriously disgust me, I can't imagine why anyone would want to harm such sweet innocent animals...

Abuse can take very serious tolls on the animals too. I have a siamese cat that I got through a rescue. When he was first rescued he had a swollen neck with marks all around it from having been strangled and hit by his first owner (he was just a baby then). His owner then had him returned to the pet store and he was left in a cage for 3 months listed as "defective" until he was to be sent back to the breeder to be put down. I couldn't believe it, I seriously couldn't.

I then adopted him and while he has fully settled into the house and now lives a good life, he still won't let me or anyone pet or touch him. We've had him for over a year now and he still flinches and runs when I reach out to try to pet him. I'm not sure that I'll ever be able to pet him, all because of what some stupid bitch did to him when he was a baby. It breaks my heart.

on 2008-08-08 05:33 pm (UTC)
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yeah sadly rabbits are even worse in that respect. Once you traumatize a rabbit its near impossible for that bunny to trust again. The rabbit we rescued from my sister in law is still terrified of us coming up and petting him, even though we've had him in a happy situation since he was a baby.

I'm just hoping that someone out there will have wanted some of my art before I closed commissions and I can help out these poor bunnies.

on 2008-08-08 05:42 pm (UTC)
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jesus god, this is horrifying.

i watch a ton of those animal cops shows, like wyngaed, and it amazes me how many people think they're doing these animals a FAVOR by taking them in. like living in a cramped hutch, wallowing in your own feces is preferable to death.

i can't afford to commission anything right now, but i am gonna try and send some money directly to the SPCA. jess and i want to adopt a bunny as our next pet (we're kind of "working our way up" to a dog, someday), and seeing them treated that way is just...horrible.

on 2008-08-08 06:07 pm (UTC)
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I'm donating.

Those poor poor rabbits... there's no fucking excuse. I had 150 rabbits, and even though their cages weren't always super clean, there's NO excuse to let cages get that bad. That's months, if not years of neglect right now... and the poor bunnies health problems. That one's ears... I've never seen a case that bad, EVEN in books showing rabbit's diseases.

Mind if I repost?? I may offer a fluffy badge and a mini badge...

on 2008-08-08 06:08 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Please do. The more people who can help these poor bunnies the better

on 2008-08-08 06:09 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I want to make it a joint contribution, what name would you like me to put on there??

on 2008-08-08 06:11 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Just Anjel. I'm going to try to send some money tonight after I talk to my mom and Puppy and make sure it is ok for me to donate

on 2008-08-08 06:14 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Money has been donated :)

on 2008-08-08 07:55 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Did you want me to make you something for it?

on 2008-08-08 09:25 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Hmm how about a badge for Millie- because she doesn't have one yet.

I could also use a new charm for myself, I broke mine >< dumb clumsy bunny. As for the second one, I'll have to think about it :)

on 2008-08-08 09:33 pm (UTC)
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I'll make you a new charm, and one of the deliah and Milly, and put them all on a braclet for you and I'll make you a badge for Millie

on 2008-08-11 07:44 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Wheee sounds good to me ^^ *hugs*

on 2008-08-09 01:55 am (UTC)
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I wish I could do something....Ugh. Bunnies...;___;

on 2008-08-09 02:04 pm (UTC)
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I'm not saying that this isn't a worthy cause, but I'm always suspicious of these raids. The SPCA groups use them as big pulicity and fundraising for themselves. They have ben caught raiding other rescues and claiming they their recent rescues undergoing treatment were being abused. SPCAs have also been convicted of abuse of raid rescues when they wern't familiar with the treatment of the animals. Their was a horse case around here not to long ago. They raided a lady's farm who had show horses and did rescue. Her recent rescues were used as publicity material and she was called an animal abuser, but the SPCA didn't even have anyone who knew how to care for horses and two of them died in their care. The SPCA used that to their advantage until the lady got before and after pictures to the press. You could tell by the date stamped pictures that the horses were being treated well before the SPCA came on the scene and were skin and bones in the SPCA's care.

I'm saying all of this just to point to the advantages of being skeptical of these news stories.

on 2008-08-11 07:48 am (UTC)
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I actually I agree. I'm very skeptical myself usually of these things, but I used to have about 150 show rabbits myself, and seeing the serious poor health these were in pulled on my heartstrings. I know they probably ended up putting down half of them at least. But for once, it was something I could vouch for.

Similar things have happened to show rabbit breeders I knew, they came in, and because there were a few piece of poop in their cage, they took them. Rabbits are what I call 'random poopers' and you'd have to stay out there all day long to make sure a cage stayed clean

on 2008-08-23 06:10 am (UTC)
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