WHAT IS THIS FILM ABOUT? HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO WATCH?
This is an inspiring, family-friendly, award-winning educational documentary on topics including: the importance of spay/neuter, how to adopt instead of shop for a pet, the benefits of fostering, how to save money by using low cost wellness and spay/neuter clinics, preventing homeless pets, the facts about feral cats, and more. Running time here is 1 hour 52 minutes. If you are short on time, watch the movie in ten minute segments on our website: OHTH.org We thank everyone who shares this film and its mission to save lives.
Interviews with veterinarians, shelter workers, rescue groups, fosters, volunteers, pet lovers, and a "cast of thousands" of beautiful, rescued dogs, cats, bunnies, and bottle-baby kittens. The film is filled with ideas, big & small, on "What To Do" to help pets. There is no graphic footage because it is important that children and sensitive people are able to watch it. By watching this film, you will receive an excellent education and you will feel empowered because you will *know* what you can do to make a difference. Facts in the film are cited below.
Include Deborah Hoffman of Corridor Rescue Inc., a CNN Hero of the Week; Deana Sellens Executive Director of Texas Litter Control; Mike Kinsella President of Friends of BARC; Dr. Caroline Oeben, Dr. Dev Rajan, Dr. Robyn Palmer, and more. For a complete list, please see our website: OHTH.org
Adopt a Cat
Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP)
Feral Cat Connection (FCAP)
Friends of BARC
No Kill Houston
Texas Litter Control
Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)
The film includes original music by Cary Beare and by Wendy Francisco.
Everyone involved in this film graciously and generously donated their time and talents.
The premiere was at the downtown Houston Public library on 9/26/2010, it received a standing ovation.
The second screening was at The Movie Tavern on 10/28/2010 it received a huge round of applause.
On 10/8/2011 the documentary screened at the Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival. All screenings were free admission so everyone could attend. The documentary has been shown on Houston Media Source cable access television stations in Houston since November 2010 and HMS website also streams live shows globally via its website at hmstv.org
Film clips from the documentary are used in elementary and middle school presentations, county juvenile detention centers, libraries, and community centers in presentations to educate children and adults on the importance of responsible pet care. Using the documentary in its educational aspect is an on-going outreach program. For a more complete history of our efforts, please follow “One Hundred Thousand Hearts” on its Facebook page. OHTH, Inc. is a Texas non-profit corporation and a 501(c)3 tax exempt pending animal welfare education organization.
SHARE THE KNOWLEDGE, SHARE THE FILM
We thank you for sharing the link and inviting others to watch the film. Please consider embedding the film into your website and/or posting the link to this Vimeo page and to our website. Our goal is to Educate Everyone, to end the needless death and suffering of homeless companion animals and to stop the staggering loss of innocent lives. Become a Life Saver today, share the knowledge!
SOURCES CITED in film:
The nationwide statistics are from:
The Humane Society of the United States
The Spay Neuter Assistance Program SNAP
The Houston area statistics are from Spay/Houston's Community Assessment, which includes “the findings of the Mayor of the City of Houston’s findings of the Animal Task Force to demonstrate averages by shelter. This was a study conducted by the City of Houston to determine why so many abandoned animals existed and why the euthanasia rate was so high.” Community Assessment statistics are available for download on our website.
The Reproduction chart and reproduction statement are courtesy of North Shore Animal League America, the world's largest no-kill shelter. animalleague.org/
There are two books mentioned by interviewees in the documentary:
Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation & The No Kill Revolution in America
By Nathan J. Winograd nathanwinograd.com/
Food Pets Die for: Shocking Facts About Pet Food by Ann N. Martin
There is one reference source website: