Tuesday, November 20, 2007

November's Kids' Night Out was a Success!

Well, PAWS did it again and the kids had a great time again!

On November 16, 2007, PAWS had 27 children in attendance at this month's Kids' Night Out and raised $220.00. The proceeds from the event will be used to purchase education materials for th e PAWS education committee and presentations.

During the event, the kids made holiday turkeys, watched "Firehouse Dog," and played games. Snacks included popcorn, cookies, chips and salsa, juice, and water.

Due to the hectic holiday season, PAWS has suspended the December KNO. The next KNO will be held in January.

PAWS would like to thank:
  • Fiesta Resort, particularly Lance Razon, for providing us with a place to host the event. We also appreciate all the tasty treat you provided for the children!
  • Our volunteers: Melissa Simms (brave leader), Rose Callier , Deane Jessee-Jones, Mary McGee, Marja Onni, and Jousel Regilme. Your help was greatly appreciated by all.
  • The Families that brought their children to the event and supported PAWS.
For more information on KNO or ways that you can support PAWS, please contact Katie Busenkell at busenkell@gmail.com or Melissa Simms at melissasimms56@hotmail.com.


lil_hammerhead said...

Just trying to spread the word and seek some advice regarding the matter below.. photos are posted on my blogsite..

There are two cages on the north side of the Canton Restaurant building. The Canton Restaurant is located in Garapan across from the Beach Road Mobil Station/Drive Thru McDonalds.

The cages have been there for years and have held various dogs. The cage on the left is now empty. A few months ago it held several extremely malnourished and hairless young dogs. The cage on the right has two very sad looking large dogs that have been there for a long time.

The cage the two adult dogs are in is barely large enough for one puppy. All of the malnourished older pups that were there a few months ago are gone. Both cages are like cauldrons during the hot days and without any cover, the dogs get soaking wet when it is raining. The last time I went by, neither cage had water. This time, the dogs had a water pan with no water in it.

I do not know what animal cruelty laws apply here, but I am forwarding a copy of this to DPS, PAWS and to "Rev" (maybe for some investigative reporting?). I may just go break the dogs out myself tonight or this weekend.. but haven't thought that out as thoroughly as I should yet.

I wonder why the dogs are there in these cramped small cages in the first place? The cages have been there for years with various groups of dogs in them.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Why don't you go and ask "why the dogs are there" instead of stealing someone else's property?

It's terrible to mistreat these animals. It's no less terrible to steal. You can bet, I'll tell the owners and the police where to look should they come up missing. Does that help make up your mind?


Bruce A. Bateman said...

And now for the purpose of my visit.

Happy Thanksgiving Katie.

Please keep up the good work you've been doing. Alexander thoroughly enjoyed his evening at KNO and we all look forward to the next one in Jan 08.


I have one possible person lined up so far to help you with the boat need. He'll be in touch.

lil_hammerhead said...

Wow! You're a real animal lover Bruce. I'd rather see the dogs unharmed than abused. For your information, I spoke to a man on the side door closest to the cages. He pointed me to a woman, who could not or would not speak to me about the dogs. And by the way, I didn't say I was going to steal the dogs.. I said I was going to free the dogs. If you really cared about animals so much.. you'd be as outraged and wouldn't have responded the way you did. Typical.

lil_hammerhead said...

Sorry Katie.. but Bruce's statements are outrageous. Especially considering the condition of the two dogs that are left and their current living conditions. Any advice PAWS can give me regarding this matter is appreciated. Thanks.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

After I read this I went over there and saw the dogs, and saw the cages and saw that Anna, the owner, has her pets well cared for. She will be on the lookout for you, should you decide to "free" meaning steal, her dogs.

What is 'typical, is your usual over the top reaction and your ridiculous belief that your opinion is always right. Sure lil, the world revolves around your mental image of it.

lil_hammerhead said...

Bruce, I go by those cages several times a week. I've seen any number of very sadly cared for pups and adults in those cages. You can look at the photos and see the two large adult dogs cramped in that hot cage, and see the sad condition of both animals. And you can see that there was no water in the pan at 11:00am in the sun.

What is your problem Bruce? This wasn't about you. The fact that your abysmal business won't be open come this time two years from now (as is my prediction), is no reason to adversely affect the dogs.

And I surmised the owners would find out about my post.. they took a piece plywood and leaned it up against the wall to provide some shade to the two dogs. They're still by any standards housed in miserable conditions.

Are you really a "friend of the animals"?

lil_hammerhead said...

p.s. - I don't need a mental image Brucey.. I have photos ;)