The Story of Phantom. (A dog's journey from cruelty to salvation .) © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
“ If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not...
A call came to Friends for Animals, “There is a stray dog in our neighborhood.  He is scaring the children.” © 2008 copyri...
Meet Phantom © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
Phantom is a four year old Pit bull . It is believed that he was  used  as a “Bait” dog.  Phantom may have been a living t...
Despite all this, Phantom greeted his rescuers with a wagging tail… And for the strong hearted,   kisses.   © 2008 copyrig...
The question is not, “Can they reason?” Nor, “Can they talk?”  But rather, “Can they suffer?”  Jeremy Bentham © 2008 copyr...
Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by What is above him when he shows no mercy to what is under him? P...
“ The dog is a gentleman; I hope he goes to his heaven, not man’s.” ~Mark Twain © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
“ We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that...
The other dogs at the shelter would not play with Phantom, his missing lips gave him an appearance of snarling.  And Phant...
“ If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” Wood...
Phantom became the unofficial spokes person of Friends for Animals. His picture was circulated with a petition to lobby fo...
One day a member, David Coffin took phantom’s photo and story to a local veterinarian. The Doctor stated,  “ This professi...
Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.~  Albert Schweitzer . © 2008 copyright – All Ri...
Dr Mark  McMahon DVM, of Morganton NC, and Dr Alan Moss DVM, of Hickory NC, donated hours of surgery and skill to help Pha...
Terms like that,”Humane Society,” are devised with people like me in mind, who don’t care to dwell on what happens to the ...
“  You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late.”~Ralph Waldo Emerson . © 2008 c...
“ It is as if life had said,’I am going to send you into a world of cruelty. I shall make you sensitive to pain, fear, hea...
“ To close your eyes will not ease another's pain.” ~ Chinese Proverb © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
“ My doctrine is this: that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and we do nothing, we make ourselve...
A dog is not “almost human” and I know of no greater  insult to the canine race than to describe it as such. ~John Holmes....
Phantom is on the road to recovery .  Despite all Phantom has endured he is a “lucky one”. Everyday across the nation coun...
There are no bad Pit-bull dogs…only bad Pit-Bull Dog owners.  They are not innately vicious, they are animals with a stron...
© 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
There are people in this world who financially gain from the suffering of  these dogs.  Right now the laws are weak at bes...
Reward © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
The Humane Society of the United States will PAY YOU UP TO $5000 for the arrest and conviction of a dogfighter.  For more ...
Update On Phantom <ul><li>From Phantom’s foster home: </li></ul><ul><li>With much love and behavior modification, Phantom ...
Phantom’s friend, David Coffin from Hickory came to visit and brought Phantom a toy.  He wanted Phantom to have this stuff...
&quot;All that is necessary  for the triumph of evil  is that good men do nothing.&quot;  (Edmund Burke) © 2008 copyright ...
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  • Phantom's whole life up to this point seems to have been on a chain in a yard with other Pit Bull dogs. It appears that his only time off of the chain was to breed his 'ChinaMan' blood into female Pit Bull dogs or to be 'matched' with other Pit Bull dogs to see if he was 'game' enough to carry on his blood line. Now he has 3 other dogs to run and play with in a large fenced in yard and he loves to sun himself along side of Louie, the black cat he loves to lay beside at the back kitchen door.
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  1. 1. The Story of Phantom. (A dog's journey from cruelty to salvation .) © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. “ If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them , and what you do not know you will fear. What one fears, one destroys. ” Chief Dan George © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. A call came to Friends for Animals, “There is a stray dog in our neighborhood. He is scaring the children.” © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. Meet Phantom © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. Phantom is a four year old Pit bull . It is believed that he was used as a “Bait” dog. Phantom may have been a living target for owners of fighting dogs to practice their blood sport upon. When Phantom came to Friends for Animals, the top part of his face had been ripped off, a piece of his ear was missing, a piece of his tongue had been bitten off and his teeth had been filed down to have no points. There were plentiful bite scars on the front half of his torso. © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. Despite all this, Phantom greeted his rescuers with a wagging tail… And for the strong hearted, kisses. © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. The question is not, “Can they reason?” Nor, “Can they talk?” But rather, “Can they suffer?” Jeremy Bentham © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by What is above him when he shows no mercy to what is under him? Pierre Troubezkoy. © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. “ The dog is a gentleman; I hope he goes to his heaven, not man’s.” ~Mark Twain © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  10. 10. “ We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.” William Ralph Inge. © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  11. 11. The other dogs at the shelter would not play with Phantom, his missing lips gave him an appearance of snarling. And Phantom had no skills in socializing with other dogs. The other dogs would lunge toward him as he walked by. Phantom never once showed any dog aggressiveness. He only wanted kindness. © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  12. 12. “ If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” Woodrow Wilson. © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  13. 13. Phantom became the unofficial spokes person of Friends for Animals. His picture was circulated with a petition to lobby for stronger animal cruelty laws with in North Carolina. Pretty soon Phantom had a fan club of volunteers and members who would come by the shelter to walk and visit with him. Just to receive his over wet kisses from a mouth half not there. © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  14. 14. One day a member, David Coffin took phantom’s photo and story to a local veterinarian. The Doctor stated, “ This profession has given so much to me, it is only right to give something back.” So began Phantom’s transition to a new face so that he could better eat and breathe again . © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  15. 15. Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.~ Albert Schweitzer . © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  16. 16. Dr Mark McMahon DVM, of Morganton NC, and Dr Alan Moss DVM, of Hickory NC, donated hours of surgery and skill to help Phantom have a normal visage again. The surgery itself took most of a whole day to perform. © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  17. 17. Terms like that,”Humane Society,” are devised with people like me in mind, who don’t care to dwell on what happens to the innocent. ~Barbara Knigsolver. © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  18. 18. “ You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late.”~Ralph Waldo Emerson . © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  19. 19. “ It is as if life had said,’I am going to send you into a world of cruelty. I shall make you sensitive to pain, fear, heat, cold, hunger and starvation. In this world of cruelty, I shall make you defenseless. In addition, I shall strike you unable to speak.’ This is the kind of world that animals are born into.” Grace Johnson © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  20. 20. “ To close your eyes will not ease another's pain.” ~ Chinese Proverb © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  21. 21. “ My doctrine is this: that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and we do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt.” ~ Anna Sewell © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  22. 22. A dog is not “almost human” and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such. ~John Holmes. © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  23. 23. Phantom is on the road to recovery . Despite all Phantom has endured he is a “lucky one”. Everyday across the nation countless numbers of dogs are tortured to death, in a bloody sport humans consider fun. © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  24. 24. There are no bad Pit-bull dogs…only bad Pit-Bull Dog owners. They are not innately vicious, they are animals with a strong desire to please their human owners. A Pit-Bull in a proper home environment is an extraordinary companion animal. © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  25. 25. © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  26. 26. There are people in this world who financially gain from the suffering of these dogs. Right now the laws are weak at best. Friends For Animals has met with Legislators to change the laws. No humane society can do it alone. Will you help?. Please vote for stronger laws concerning Animal Safety and Welfare. Contact your local Representatives and request stronger laws against irresponsible animal owners. The only change can come from you. © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  27. 27. Reward © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  28. 28. The Humane Society of the United States will PAY YOU UP TO $5000 for the arrest and conviction of a dogfighter. For more details, call 202-452-1100. Your identity will be protected. “ To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards out of men.” Abraham Lincoln
  29. 29. Update On Phantom <ul><li>From Phantom’s foster home: </li></ul><ul><li>With much love and behavior modification, Phantom has evolved into a happy, playful, housebroken companion pet. He loves to play with his new toys and siblings (a black cat and three other dogs). His numerous surgeries are healing and he has learned that all men are not hurtful. </li></ul><ul><li>Phantom is a lover…not a fighter. </li></ul>© 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  30. 30. Phantom’s friend, David Coffin from Hickory came to visit and brought Phantom a toy. He wanted Phantom to have this stuffed animal he had bought for Cody, David’s beloved dog who had recently died. © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved
  31. 31. &quot;All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.&quot; (Edmund Burke) © 2008 copyright – All Rights Reserved

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