• Don Lichterman

Wildlife Aid Live, Bunny under fireworks, Mallards, Nevada Law SB 409, Suzana & Bruno at Rescue TV

3 more bile bears are free!

Update about the declawed lioness and her siblings!

#SaveGazaAnimals Do you remember the three young lions Laith, Marion and Labwa - we rescued from Rafah Zoo in Gaza? After recovering from their ordeal, and starting a new life at the Al Ma'wa for Nature and Wildlife sanctuary in Jordan, which is run by the Princess Alia Foundation in partnership with FOUR PAWS, the big cats were ready for the next step.

Following a long and gentle introduction process, they have successfully been socialised with other lions living at the sanctuary.

Marion, Laith and Labwa enjoy playing and interacting with their new friends Pablo, Layla and Dohal. As soon as a larger enclosure for them is built, they will be able to move there and live as a proud pride of lions!

Bunny rescue under fire(works)

So many pets will run for their lives this holiday and will get hit by cars. PLEASE remind your family and friends to keep their pets SAFE. Every year we have to deal with injured animals on the 4th of July - please help us with a small donation so we can take care of them: https://www.HopeForPaws.org If you loved Loreta's speed and bravery, please give this video a LIKE.

Mallard mothers are not always the greatest parents. They often make their nests in some very strange places and then struggle when it comes time to move the ducklings to water! we were recently called out to a mother and ducklings on a roof terrace in Guildford.

They were seven storeys up above a very busy street and would never have survived the journey to water.

Mallard rescues are notoriously long and tense. One wrong move could send mum away for good

Suzana and Bruno: two of Croatia's #Saddestbears. Being kept in two unlicensed zoos for decades, these brown bears experienced unimaginable neglect and abuse. Their days are endless with throngs of loud gawking visitors parading in front of their small cages, and nowhere to hide. 40-year-old Bruno seems very disoriented in his small cage and might be visually impaired. The decades of confinement have left their marks on 20-year-old Suzana. She shows severe stereotypic behaviour like paw baiting and pacing. They both desperately need our help! Can those two bears from Croatia also count on your support

Change Nevada Law to Protect our Pets like we do our Children

SB 409 was introduced in Nevada by Mark Manendo, Nicole Cannizzaro, David Parks; Kelvin Atkinson, Yvanna Cancela, Moises Denis, Julia Ratti, Tick Segerblom, Pat Spearman and Joyce Woodhouse. (This bill was approved and signed into law by then Gov Sandoval on 6/4/17 - but it failed to protect the "Good Samaritan") 

Manendo, Cannizzaro and Parks were the primary sponsors of this bill. In short, the state gave immunity to First Responders should they need to break into a vehicle to save an animal in distress but failed to protect you and I, the everyday citizen! Read a full copy of the bill here.

The purpose of this petition is to get them to re-introduce a new bill this year to add "Good Samaritan" to Nevada State Law.

In Nevada it is illegal to leave a child or animal in a hot vehicle, however, according to State Law you can ONLY break in the vehicle to save the child. You can be held civilly AND criminally liable to saving the animal. It's time that changed!

Even on a perfectly lovely 75°F day, it only takes 10 minutes for the internal temperature of a car to rise above 100°F! And on a sweltering summer day at 100°F, it’s pretty much immediately too hot for an animal to be left in the car as temps can reach 150°F within minutes!

During an interview with a local TV Station on 6/28/19 in the late morning, it was 92°F outside. The inside of the vehicle was 74°F when the A/C and engine were shut off. Within 15 minutes, the inside temperature of the vehicle had climbed to 123°F and was still climbing when the interview ended.

In Nevada, the "Good Samaritan Law" protects Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, Animal Control and other "First Responders" from any civil liability should they break a vehicle window to rescue a pet in distress that has been left in an extremely hot or cold car unattended. (NRS 202.575).

What we need is a law the protects a private citizen, like you or I, should we come face to face with this situation. As it is now, a private citizen is required to call 311 (or their local non-emergency phone number) to report the situation. A call to 911 is ONLY allowed when the pet is in serious danger of dying. You are NOT PERMITTED to touch the vehicle!

So, how do you know if there’s enough danger to the animal to require action? 1. How hot is too hot? * In areas like Las Vegas, even 70°F is to hot, because in a vehicle with the windows rolled up, temperatures can fly well past 100°F in a matter of minutes!

2. What can and should you do to help an animal in a hot or cold car? * According to Nevada State Law, you can't do ANYTHING, except call the police, and if and when they show up, hope the animal hasn't died by then.

3. Not to mention, what can you legally do to rescue that animal, and is it legal to break the car window? * It is ILLEGAL in Nevada to attempt or break into a vehicle to save an animal.

How State Rules Differ About Rescuing Animals From Hot Cars In many states, (AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, IN, MA, OH, TN & WI) ordinary citizens are granted legal immunity if they damage someone’s vehicle to rescue “an animal.” There is pending legislation in AL & OR. Other states, like Nevada, DO NOT have “Good Samaritan” laws that protect ordinary citizens who rescue animals that are trapped in hot cars.

Of the states that have "Civilian Immunity" Laws in place, here are the average summer temps:

Arizona - 105°F California - 92°F Colorado - 90°F Delaware - 88°F Florida - 92°F Indiana - 85°F Massachusetts  - 81°F Ohio - 83°F Tennessee - 92°F Wisconsin - 80°F

Combined total, the above states average 88°F during the summer months. And then there's Nevada, which averages 101°F during the summer. Las Vegas pushes that average to a sweltering 106°F, nearly 20°F hotter than the average of the states above!

Does this mean that you could or should run around, willy-nilly, smashing car windows with rocks if you live in a state that grants you legal immunity? Of course not. What it does mean is that Nevada needs to get in line with several other states and protect our animals. Citizens can break a car window to save a child, but not an animal. This does not make sense!

Sign the petition to send a message to our Elected Officials that it's time to protect our animals like we do our children. Because to some, our animals ARE our children!