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Miss DeDe Heads to the Capital

Oh Dog! DeDe here, back on my regular Sunday schedule. Hope your weekend is going slow.

Happy lazy Sunday!

Happy lazy Sunday!

I am very pleased to report that Jen has signed up to attend the Humane Lobby Day in Florida on March 26th. She will be joining other like-minded persons who believe animal welfare is an important issue that our elected officials should support.

The Humane Society of the United States arranges lobby days in every state in the US. Jen and I feel it’s important that we make our voices heard in the halls of our legislatures. If you’d like to know when Lobby Day is held in your state, click here. You can also find out information about what issues are hot in your state right now.

HSUS has a director in every state in the US. They monitor legislation and call constituents to action when there are bills affecting animals up for vote.

You can also find out how your state ranks against others in terms of animal welfare. Florida ranks #12 because we have some of the strongest animal fighting laws in the nation.

HSUS will also keep you up to date on federal legislation that could impact animals. For instance, HR 366 would make it a misdemeanor for knowingly attending an animal fighting event and bringing a child under 18 years old to such an event. We know that as long as there’s an audience for dog fights, there will be dog fights. But if we decrease the demand by making it illegal to attend, we’ll decrease dogfighting (and other animal fighting) significantly.

So put some action into your beliefs, and sign up to attend! It’s not as scary as you think (and if you are nervous, HSUS staff will go with you to talk to your elected officials), and you’ll be doing so much good for us!


Also want to steer you toward another couple of great posts for the Animal Welfare Blogger Challenge.

Mad Dog Woman of Shackleford is talking about the food we eat.

TammyeHoney at My Layed Back Life tells us about some choices her family makes that make a difference for animals.

The Animal Welfare Blogger Challenge

The Animal Welfare Blogger Challenge


And here’s your daily reminder to vote for Rumpy in the World Spay Day Pet Pageant. His competition is hovering close 1000 votes already! We have to work hard to catch up. Will you help?  Click HERE to vote for Rumpy.

About Jen and the Furries

Hello and welcome. I’m a 50 something woman who’s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesn’t have pets?


36 thoughts on “Miss DeDe Heads to the Capital

  1. Darn it, it’s in Tallahassee?

    Posted by georgefloreswrite | February 17, 2013, 6:00 AM
  2. You are doing great work! xx

    Posted by CATachresis | February 17, 2013, 6:02 AM
  3. Mornin’, we just voted again. Mozie and Homer have their paws crossed for you.

    Posted by Jennifer Threet | February 17, 2013, 6:10 AM
  4. Glad to know about this. Thank you!

    Posted by Jamie Dedes | February 17, 2013, 6:28 AM
  5. DeDe … Like you, I live in Florida. Would you talk to them about stiffening penalties and giving more prison time to those who abuse animals. Studies show that those who abuse animals also abuse humans. These human “animals” need to be taken off the streets for the protection of all of us. Think: Ted Bundy, who abused animals as a child and later became a serial killer.

    Posted by earthriderjudyberman | February 17, 2013, 7:23 AM
  6. Hi Dear DeDe! *waving* The Humane Lobby Day in Florida on March 26th sounds interesting. We can’t wait for hearing the report of Jen!
    Have a lovely Sunday DeDe! 🙂

    Posted by eripanwkevin | February 17, 2013, 7:31 AM
  7. Thank you for the ping back and for helping so many

    Posted by TammyeHoney | February 17, 2013, 8:19 AM
  8. This is indeed a very lazy sunday! Ready for nap now!

    Posted by gracie2801 | February 17, 2013, 11:01 AM
  9. Thank you for taking an active step to support animal welfare for this country. How we treat members of animal and plant kingdom is a direct reflection of who we are as a species….we have a long way yet to go to get it right.

    Posted by saymber | February 17, 2013, 11:13 AM
  10. Safe travels to you…Thank you for sharing these blogs with us!!!!

    Posted by writetowag | February 17, 2013, 11:25 AM
  11. That’s wonderful you’re going!! Thank you for the link so we could check our state!! xo

    Posted by Moxie Reviews™ | February 17, 2013, 11:28 AM
  12. I am really rooting for you, Rumpy! If anyone deserves to win this pageant, it is you.

    Posted by Russell Smith | February 17, 2013, 2:03 PM
  13. Your jen is a jewel…:)

    Posted by Sheila Morris | February 17, 2013, 2:56 PM
  14. Voted again Rumpy! You really deserve to win! Paws crossed! =^.^=

    Posted by baileyboatcat | February 17, 2013, 3:15 PM
  15. How awesome. I’m so happy for your mom.

    Posted by ilovecats | February 17, 2013, 4:13 PM
  16. We’re trying to help. But it’s Monday here – and you know how that goes! http://wp.me/p1m5Gv-19A

    Posted by bumpyroadtobubba | February 17, 2013, 4:38 PM
  17. Nice post !!

    Posted by urnpet | February 17, 2013, 11:38 PM
  18. UK 😦 xxx

    Posted by mythreemoggies | February 18, 2013, 6:15 AM
  19. Good job, Jen! Our mom does a lot of things “behind the scenes”, which is kind of like when we hide under the table and shove a toy out for our brother to play with, but she doesn’t like to leave us so we don’t mind.

    Posted by Bernadette | February 18, 2013, 8:34 AM
  20. DeDe – legislation like this does help – give law enforcement a little more teeth ( and maybe breaks the “family oriented” entertainment concept. It is a difficult fight as some groups have grown up with this cruel tradition. Feathers or fur – the brutality must stop.
    Thanks for going – everyone can email/write their own legislators…every voice helps!

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | February 18, 2013, 2:36 PM


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