Category Archives: Fund Raising For Animals Emergencies.

Animals Left Behind at Fukushima ~ Please Donate for Their Care



Keigo Sakamoto, 58, holds Atom, one of 21 dogs and over 500 animals he keeps at his home in the exclusion zone near Naraha in Fukushima prefecture, on Sept. 17, 2013.

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Keigo Sakamoto, a farmer and former caregiver for the mentally disabled, is considered a lunatic by some and a hero by others, Sagolj says. Sakamoto refused to evacuate, stayed inside the zone and made animals his mission. He ventured into empty towns and villages and collected a veritable Noah’s Ark of animals — dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, even marmots — abandoned by former owners when they left.



Sakamoto walks between the cages where he keeps some of the animals.


As he visited the area around Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant last month, photographer Damir Sagolj saw towns and villages that had been abandoned and met people whose lives had been irrevocably changed by the disaster of March 11, 2011.

Inside the exclusion zone around the plant, Sagolj found a scene he likened to “a silent horror movie.” But amidst the carnage and the deserted houses he found one man who had defied the order to leave.

Sakamoto lives with more than 500 animals in his mountain ranch near Naraha, in a scene Sagolj says is more reminiscent of experimental theater than modern Japan. It’s a very noisy theater too, because many of the dogs have gone wild from the time they spent alone before Sakamoto rescued them. As if to confirm this observation, one dog bit Sagolj hard as he passed.

“There are no neighbors,” says Sakamoto. “I’m the only one here but I’m here to stay.” Of his 21 dogs, only two are friendly to man. One is called Atom, a super-cute white mutt, named because it was born just before the nuclear disaster struck.



Keigo Sakamoto, 58, feeds his animals.



Marianne’s Dog Food Bank ~ 600 Dogs in Bosnia Need Our Help.



Marianne’s Dog Food Bank, helps homeless and abandoned dogs in Tuzla and Sarajevo, Bosnia,  with food, emergency vetting, shelter and neutering. They also take dogs to Denmark for fostering and adoption.
They always have an average of 600 dogs in their care. As you can imagine this requires a lot of food, bedding, shelter, medical care and money.
If you would like to help you can either donate directly to Marianne’s Dog Food Bank, virtually adopt a dog or purchase something from the site below between 15/5/2013 and 17/6/2013.  All profits from the site will go directly to Marianne’s Dog Food Bank.  Click  HERE  to Purchase.
Please Click  HERE  to attend the on-line Fund Raising Event, which will last until June 17, 2013
Please Click  HERE  to Join Marianne’s Dog Food Bank FaceBook Group.
You can donate to Marianne’s Dog Food Bank via
Danish bank account (Jyske Bank) 7840-0001352774
Please Click  HERE  to visit Marianne’s Dog Food Bank Website.
You may think, “Oh my $5.00 or $10.00 wouldn’t help 600 dogs”; but imagine if 1000 people would donate even $1.00 or $2.00 or $5.00 per month, what good lives these wonderful dogs could have.   Please Click  HERE  for an album of the dogs at Marianne’s Shelter who need Virtual Adoptions, and Let your Heart be Your Guide.

Dogs Smuggled for Food Rescued by SOI Foundation ~ Please Support This Life Saving Cause.







For the past three days an ‘Environment Films’ crew has been working under cover with The Soi Dog Foundation and Thai Authorities in North East Thailand – we’ve been tracking down and following illegal dog smugglers for the documentary we’re producing about the illegal dog meat trade. ‘Shadow Trade – The Price of Loyalty’ will be finished later this year and will be sent to the leading Internation…al Television broadcasters for consideration. This photograph was taken this morning – 70 dogs in one truck, 2 had sadly died. The drivers were arrested and thanks to The Soi Dog Foundation the dogs are now in a shelter with food and water and will receive medical checks soon.
The Soi Dog Foundation have over 2,000 dogs in their care – you can contribute to the food costs here: More news will follow soon about our documentary, which is still being filmed and edited. Thank you very much for your support. It means a lot.

An update on the dogs rescued early Friday morning.   The dogs were found in very poor condition and they have been moved to a local livestock center where they can be cared for.

The BLACK truck belongs to Soi Dog Bangkok and the silver truck was confiscated from the dog trader. Our agent has been working for several days on the trail of the dog trader. Funding these interceptions is expensive as is caring for the rescued dogs. Soi Dog is presently spending in the vicinity of 1,000,000 Thai Baht each month for food and other support for the sheltered dogs.

You can help rescued dogs by becoming a member of the Magic 1000 club today at: Smuggled Dogs Rescued 02-2013 (3 photos)

BREAKING NEWS: LawSuit Filed to Save Wolves



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Help us save wolves.
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Just minutes ago the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., to stop the slaughter of more gray wolves.

Only 58 gray wolves survive in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico. We can’t afford to let a single one be killed. Wolf numbers are so low that at this point we’re fighting to save the entire Mexican gray wolf subspecies from going extinct.

We desperately need more resources to win this critical battle. Please help by donating generously to the Center’s Save the Endangered Species Act Fund today. All gifts right now will be matched by a leading board member to make your gift go twice as far.

With five active lawsuits to stop wolf killing in Oregon, Wyoming, the Southwest and Minnesota, the Center is the only group in the country fighting to save all four gray wolf populations in the contiguous United States. We’ll soon be filing suit to save Alaska’s beautiful Alexander Archipelago wolf as well.

But nowhere is the crisis so severe as in the Southwest. Due to shooting, trapping and political opposition by the livestock industry, the recovery program has completely stalled out. Only 58 wolves exist in the wild, yet the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is not only doing nothing to boost the population — it is trapping some of the last survivors.

Last month we filed suit to force the government to implement wolf protections recommended by its own scientific panel more than 10 years ago. This morning we filed suit to make the government manage the Southwest’s wolves as a unique subspecies, requiring that a new recovery strategy be developed.

It was the Center’s legal work that got Mexican wolves released into the wild back in 1998. These wolves again need our help to keep their rightful place on the landscape.


It takes tremendous resources to fight these legal battles, especially on five fronts at once. Please help us save these precious gray wolves by contributing as much as you can afford to our Save the Endangered Species Act Fund today — and your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar by our generous board member.

With your help the Center for Biological Diversity can stop the needless slaughter of gray wolves across the country and prevent the extinction of the Mexican gray wolf.

I hope you can help. Thank you in advance.

Kieran Suckling
Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

P.S. The Center doesn’t sell wolf toys, calendars or key rings. Shopping won’t save wolves. So if you’re thinking about a wolf Christmas present this year, give the best gift of all: direct action to save their lives. Please donate today. 100 percent of your donation will go to winning these lifesaving wolf lawsuits.

Allegra, Spanish Barb Mustang at Wind Horse Foundation needs Donations for Pigeon Fever Infections


Anne-Marie Pinter and Allegra

Allegra was born a wild mustang of very special lineage. Wind Horse Foundation is Allegra’s permanent home and is under the care of Anne-Marie Pinter. Anne-Marie competed in the Endurance circuit for many years with great success on her gelding Montana. She competed in and finished the Tevis twice, once when Montana was 11 agian when he was 19. She has raised, trained and ridden horses for dressage and trail riding. Wind Horse Foundation is a relatively new non-profit but Anne Marie Pinter has been a horse woman all her life.

Wind Horse Foundation now has 12 Spanish Barb mustangs in their herd; 6 recently came down with pigeon fever. Allegra is the only one who has not improved as a result of her shyness and fear of people. Anne-Marie lost her job during the peak of this illness because she decided to stay home to care for her sick herd. As a result, all the foundation’s and Anne-Marie’s personal resources have used up to pay for veterinary care. Some fans and friends have gotten together to raise funds for the medical costs for Allegra’s and the other 5 mustangs afflicted with pigeon fever.

Allegra getting an IV drip of antibiotics the day before surgery


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