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Ban free-to-good-home ads on Craigslist

September 29, 2013
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CRAIGSLIST  RESPONSE

Craigslist Pets and “Puppy Doe”
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We were saddened and horrified to learn of the pain and suffering inflicted on “Puppy Doe” (Kiya) in Massachusetts.

Based on news coverage, the last owner via craigslist is not a suspect, but we are ready (as always) to assist law enforcement if needed.

Meanwhile a  petition wants to ban tens of millions of CL users from rehoming pets, dooming countless healthy animals to needless euthanization (no-kill shelters are full).

It misleadingly blames CL for Kiya’s fate, and for the Jeffrey Nally case, where police made clear all victims were found via newspaper ads:

“[Chief Deputy] Murray said Nally gathered dogs by responding to newspaper ads.” ”[Nally’s girlfriend] told police Nally had her call people who advertised puppies and kittens in the ‘Bargain Hunter’”

morningjournalnews ] [ weirtondailytimes ] (warning, graphic!)

But direct rehoming via classifieds is a solution, not a problem.

Countless pets find good homes on CL, saved from euthanization (“no kill” shelters are full and 3 million healthy pets are put down yearly).

In fact, CL “pets” is a primary tool shelter volunteers themselves use to find homes for dogs and cats they might otherwise have to put down.

We at craigslist love animals and are proud of the overwhelming good our “pets” section does in finding them new loving homes.

Let’s honor Kiya by (1) not breeding so many pets, and (2) taking care when a new home must be found (CL recommends a rehoming fee).

PETITION

Please click HERE

WHOM TO CONTACT

Craig@Craigslist.com ; press@craigconnects.org



SAMPLE LETTER

To Whom It Concerns,

She died and went to heaven with kibble in her tummy, resting in the gentle, loving arms of people who cared for her at the Boston vet clinic where she took her last breath. Her name was Kiya. Her previous owner gave her a lot of toys and wonderful blankets to sleep on, but could not keep her so she was re-homed through an ad on Craigslist. According to the unidentified previous owner, she was not allowed to bring Kiya to a new apartment because of breed restrictions.

The rest of her story is beyond the realm of human reasoning.

It’s beyond words that this sweet, innocent dog, who once knew love, had to suffer this violent, evil fate.

How many more times does this have to happen before Craigslist bans ads allowing people to give their pets away to strangers, sadists, and serial killers?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uarA-0us_JM&feature=youtu.be

Stop allowing the sale and free-to-good-home for animals .  If free-to-good-home pet ads were banned, there would be some justice in Puppy Doe’s name knowing that another pet will never be harmed as a result of being dumped on Craigslist.

Posting on Craigslist, should not have anyone concerned for the safety of animals, yet with recent issues appearing, it seems we must.

Dog fighters, animal abusers, and torturers have been using Craigslist as a means to obtain their victims.  Please stop allowing the sale and free-to-good-home for animals

Posting on Craigslist, shouldn’t have any one concerned for the safety of animals, yet with recent issues appearing it seems we must. Dog fighters, animal abusers and torturers have been using Craigslist as a means to obtain animals. Be it from small to large, if it is listed as free or less than a $100 charge, they will adopt/take your animals.

We all do remember Alex Phelps:
http://www.mizozo.com/world/01/2011/03/alex-phelps-the-alleged-craigslist-cat-killer.html

He killed 7 cats he obtained off of Craigslist.

Furthermore, just last year in Virginia, a man was convicted of being a dog serial killer after mutilating and killing 29 puppies he collected off  Craigslist:

http://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/free-to-a-good-home-craigslist-dog-killer-sentenced-in-west-virginia/
http://our-compass.org/2012/04/11/free-to-a-good-home-craigslist-dog-killer-sentenced-in-west-virginia/

There are more animals being killed, tortured, and victimized as fighting or baiting animals, then there are being saved.

http://www.examiner.com/article/the-horrors-at-haylee-haven-animal-murderer-uses-craigslist

And yet, you and your Craigslist team still continue to allow animals to be posted on your network.

It is about time to end the cruelty and abuse.

Disallow the free or sale of innocent animals on your network.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this urgent appeal.

NAME

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for puppy doe, once known as kiya

i was born kiya, a happy pup.
then by my humans i was given up.
to hell i was sent, to suffering and pain,
each day i would wake up to more or the same.
finally i was rescued, too late i was found,
my injuries so grievous i was put down.
so in the name of others, those we may never know,
please work hard so i am the last lost puppy doe

rest in peace, on angels wings. our tears still falling
as angels, sing.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


11 Comments leave one →
  1. September 29, 2013 11:07 am

    Reblogga detta på Vegan Lynx.

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  2. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    September 29, 2013 12:03 pm

    this is craig’s list :(

    for puppy doe, once known as kiya

    i was born kiya, a happy pup.
    then by my humans i was given up.
    to hell i was sent, to suffering and pain,
    each day i would wake up to more or the same.
    finally i was rescued, too late i was found,
    my injuries so grievous i was put down.
    so in the name of others, those we may never know,
    please work hard so i am the last lost puppy doe

    rest in peace, on angels wings. our tears still falling
    as angels, sing.

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    • September 29, 2013 2:08 pm

      This is so beautiful and touching. It surpasses perfect. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talents with all.

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      • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
        September 30, 2013 4:28 am

        you are so welcome Stacey. thank you for your kindest of hearts and words ☻

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  3. September 29, 2013 3:13 pm

    Reblogged this on Wolf Is My Soul.

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  4. September 30, 2013 8:40 am

    We need to have a licence for people to show that they are capable of caring for other animals. There is too much vicious, insane, repetitive cruelty now, and too many innocent creatures suffer needlessly. Humanity, in general, is out of control . . . and lost any anchor of decency.

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  5. September 30, 2013 7:37 pm

    Thats just heartbreaking and infuriating Stacey! I signed the petition and also sent an email, I just hope they do the responsible thing! Karen that was a very stirring poem, I loved it! Sorry haven’t been around much lately ive been working 6 days a week 10 – 12 hours a day and caring for a friend who had a bad accident at work ive just been really busy, Im going to try to make more time for going on line!

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    • September 30, 2013 8:12 pm

      Hi, dear, I’ve missed you! No worries, though, I know you are very busy, and also amazing for helping a friend in need. Thank you for your help and don’t worry about not being around. We know you are there and in our hearts. :)

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  6. October 1, 2013 10:36 pm

    Reblogged this on " OUR WORLD".

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