A non-profit organization has launched a campaign to sell dog collars and leashes to raise money to place therapy dogs in homes and shelters serving sex trafficking victims.
Eye Heart World, an organization that creates products to raise funds and awareness for social causes, is launching a campaign called “Walk the Cause” this week.
The sale of every leash and collar set will go toward purchasing therapy dogs to help victims of human trafficking.
The dogs will be placed in aftercare homes for victims and used in court during the interview process.
“These wonderful pups provide a sense of security, comfort, and something these girls will desperately need in this time of restoration,” the organization said in a press release.
It’s similar to a project the organization started in January of 2010 — called “Carry the Cause” — which sold handbags. All American made, each handbag bears an orange rose, the color representing human trafficking awareness.
Under the “Walk the Cause” project, $100 from the sale of every leather leash and collar set goes toward placing therapy dogs in homes and facilities to help victims of human trafficking.
The first dogs will likely placed at facilities in Atlanta and Denver, according to Eye Heart World founder Season Russo. The dogs will be purchased from Smeraglia, a dog breeding company, and will be trained by Teddy Bear Goldendoodles.
Posted by John Woestendiek February 4th, 2015 under Muttsblog, videos.
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Leigh Mcmillan, author of ”It All Started with a Dog,” is offering sex to the person who buys the 1,000th copy of her novel.
Specifically, and to be perfectly clear, she’s offering the unpublished sex scene she “took out of the book because it would have offended my mother.”
The novel tells the tale of a Washington, D.C. lawyer who has spent a lifetime protecting her heart from the dangerous possibilities of love. When she finds a ragged stray dog on the streets of Georgetown and brings him home with her, it leads to a sequence of startling events that send her down a path she’s never explored.
Since Mcmillan admits to it in an email sent to fans and others, we’ll go ahead and reveal it here: No dog dies in the book. So, as a holiday gift, it’s not a downer.
Mcmillan will be doing a book signing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Gallery of the Arts at 411 W. Fourth St. in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Posted by John Woestendiek November 25th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
Tags: author, bonus, books, books on dogs, deleted, dog, dog books, dogs, gallery of the arts, it all started with a dog, lawyer, leigh mcmillan, leigh somerville mcmillan, marketing, north carolina, publishing, sex, sex scene, stray, winston-salem
A Brazilian company called Petsmiling — and you’ll understand the smiling part in a second — has created a new toy for dogs: a sex doll.
Complete with a functioning female sex organ, the Doggie Lover Doll, was introduced at a pet expo in South America and will be hitting the market soon.
“I had the idea to make this doll when my Maltese started to grab everybody’s legs. I did some research and couldn’t find anything like it, anywhere in the world. I decided to make it!” said Marco Giroto, owner of the PetSmiling company.
Actually a doggie sex doll was announced in 2007 as a product that was soon to, um, arrive on the marketplace, but a visit to the Scruffy website reveals little information.
The website for the new Doggie Lover Doll is under construction.
To read the company’s full press release — and I understand if you don’t want to — feel free to continue.
Posted by John Woestendiek July 27th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
Tags: brazil, doggie lover doll, dogs, doll, female, marco giroto, marketing, novelty, pet, pet expo, petsmiling, products, rubber, scruffy, sex, toy, toys
And the winner of our Bad Samaritan of the Year award is … Alfredo Jaime Dempkey, who police say found a teenaged girl’s missing dog in the Los Angeles area, then threatened to keep and torture the pet unless she paid him or provided him with sex.
Dempkey, 27, of Lancaster, California, was arrested by Hawthorne Police Friday night.
“I think someone like that is sick,” the 17-year-old dog owner told the Torrance Daily Breeze.
The girl was at work Friday evening when her family notified her that her dog, Pineapple, a 2-year-old cocker spaniel-toy poodle mix, had disappeared.
Dempkey, calling himself “Anthony,” called the girl — apparently getting the number off the dog’s collar — and told her he had found the dog and wanted $70 for its return.
“At first I was, `OK, someone’s found my dog,”‘ the girl said. “But then when he asked for money and when he said if I didn’t have money he wanted something else, I got scared. He asked for sex.”
The girl said Dempkey also threatened to torture the dog if she didn’t give in to his demands. “I started crying,” she said. “He said, `If you don’t want to do anything or if you don’t want to give up money, I guess you don’t want your dog.”
The girl eventually agreed to meet Dempkey at the El Pollo Loco restaurant at Hawthorne Boulevard and Imperial Highway.
When Dempkey arrived with the dog, he was met instead by the victim’s father and police. He was arrested and the dog was returned, unharmed, to the owner.
Dempkey, it turned out, was a registered sex offender who served a prison term for forced oral copulation, the Daily Breeze reported. He was taken into custody on a suspected parole violation, but police say he could face other charges, including extortion.
Posted by John Woestendiek June 30th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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Over the past few months in Tomball, Texas — a small town about 30 miles north of downtown Houston –several dogs have been found abandoned and bound with duct tape.
Workers at area animal shelters suspect the dogs may have been victims of sexual abuse.
Shelter volunteers, upon receiving Vegas — the dog in the video above — considered it a sick, but isolated case of cruelty. Then they heard other duct-taped dogs have showed up near a Tomball area body shop, KTRK-TV reported.
“The first dog showed up, her legs were duct taped together and she was inside the fence,” said Greg Eckelkamp with Tomball Collision Center. “She ran off and we’ve had three others I guess since then.”
Shelter workers treated Vegas for a serious infection caused by the abuse. She has since been spayed and scheduled for adoption.
No law enforcement agencies have gotten involved, the TV station reported.
A husband and wife who both worked at the Humane Society in Flagler County, Florida have been arrested after police found photographs of them having sex with animals and a 14-year-old girl, according to TV station WESH in Orlando.
Flagler Humane Society director Donna Howard was speechless and sickened when she was handed a compact disc full of photographs showing an employee of nine years, Carla Maldonado, 40, engaged in sex acts with at least one or possibly two dogs. The animals were ones Maldonado had adopted from the shelter.
Authorities say the photos were taken by Maldonado’s husband, David, who had also once worked at the humane society.
“To see her in that position with her own dogs, that were adopted here â€“ it’s disgusting,” said Howard.
Police said there were also photos of Carla Maldonado performing lewd acts with a 14-year-old girl — apparently a runaway the couple had become acquainted with — in 2005.
The couple’s dogs are still at the Maldonado’s Palm Coast home, being cared for by a relative. The Humane Society would like to take custody but they have no legal standing.
“I’m still sitting here wondering what is going to happen to those animals. And how many more times has it been done and what kind of damage that has been done,” said Howard.
Posted by John Woestendiek December 4th, 2008 under Muttsblog.
Tags: animal welfare, arrests, bestiality, david, dogs, donna, flagler county, florida, humane society, investigation, maldonado, palm coast, sex, sex with dogs
A new study has found that young male dogs playing with female pups will often let the females win, even if the males have a physical advantage.
Researchers suspect that, for dogs, the opportunity to play may be more important to them than winning.
The gentlemanly dog behavior is even accompanied with a bow, authors of the study told Discovery News.
“A play bow is a signal that dogs use when they want to communicate playful intentions to a potential play partner,” said Camille Ward, a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan and author of the soon-to-be-released book, Relationship-Based Dog Training.
Ward and her colleagues studied puppy litters from four breeds – a shepherd mix, Labrador retriever, Doberman pincher and malamute, collecting data from the time the pups were between three and 40 weeks old.
The scientists examined how the puppies played with members of their own sex as well as with the opposite sex.
Females were more likely than males to initiate play with their own sex; males, meanwhile, seemed eager to play with females, and would go to all sorts of lengths to keep the play going.
The male puppies, for example, would sometimes lick the muzzles of their opponents, giving the female a chance to bite them in a vulnerable position. They would also even completely drop to the ground from a moving, standing or sitting position.
“We know that in feral dog populations, female mate choice plays a role in male mating success,” said Ward. “Perhaps males use self-handicapping with females in order to learn more about them and to form close relationships with them — relationships that might later help males to secure future mating opportunities.”
In other words, it seems, they are acting vulnerable in hopes of scoring. Those dogs!