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Advocacy and Animal Welfare

Dog owners on alert after more meatballs stuffed with pills found in San Francisco neighborhood

San Francisco police reported that several meatballs stuffed with pills have been found on the street in the Sunset district. On Monday morning, Shura Kelly and her friend were walking their dogs in San Francisco's Sunset district when they found a plate of meat with pills shoved inside. They were walking 24th Avenue and Ortega Street in the Sunset District. Kelly told SF Gate that it was bizarre. Along with the hunks of meat, there...
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New York City creates city-wide animal abuser registry

New York City Council voted unanimously to override Mayor Bloomberg's veto and created a city-wide animal abuser registry across New York's five boroughs this week. The bill requires that any person who has been convicted with animal abuse be registered and unable to adopt pets in the future or live in a household where an animal lives. Anyone convicted of animal abuse who doesn't register themselves to the list or violates the ban could be...
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USDA raises standards for puppy mill imports in effort to crack down on flow of sick puppies for resale

The rules for importing puppies into the United States are about to get a whole lot tougher in an effort to stem the flow of puppy mill puppies coming into the country. Foreign breeders have gone unregulated for years and as result puppies that are too young or are sick are dying before even reaching a U.S. import.  The new regulations will require foreign breeders to meet stronger health and safety standards for the puppies...
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Rocky performs a freestyle demo during pet expo to promote pitbull adoption (video)

On May 17, 2014 Rich and his pit bull Rocky performed a freestyle obedience demonstration at the 2014 "Dog day afternoon and agility pet expo" at St. Josephs college in patchogue, new york.  The demo is performed to John Shipe's song "Pit Bull Blues".  The song and routine were designed to help several local rescues in attendance raise awareness about pit bulls and aid in the adoption of these wonderfull dogs.  The video is opened...
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K9 Officer desperately trying to keep his pup Emmy

The cousin of my best friend was a K9 officer in the local police force. He needs help to keep his pup Emmy. He raised her and she has become a big part of his life and his family. The town took her from him when he left the force and said that she is "equipment" and that they no longer have any use for her. Instead of leaving her in a family that loves...
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Facebook video of man swinging small dog over his head by the leash leads to arrest

A 19-year-old man has been arrested after a video was posted to Facebook which shows him allegedly swinging a small dog by its leash and over his head. The footage posted on Facebook appeared to show four men walking with a Chihuahua in Stevenage, England, when one of the men is seen repeatedly pulling the small dog into the air. The incident happened on Thursday and outraged people who saw it online. An appeal was...
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Man accused of torturing and decapitating 5 dogs he bought off Craigslist faces felony charges

Warning: This article contains disturbing descriptions of violence.  A man has been charged with torturing and killing five dogs after their dismembered and decapitated bodies were found in his motel room. Jason Brown, 24, is believed to have bought at least two of the dogs off of Craigslist and taken them to a Super 8 Motel in south Reno, Nevada. His gruesome crimes were discovered after a maid entered his room and found a dog’s...
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Police smash car windows to save cowering dog on hottest day of the year (PHOTO)

Police were forced to smash the windows of a car to save a dog's life. Officers were called to Finsbury Park in London, England after people reported a dog locked inside a vehicle on the hottest day of the year. Temperatures were 89.6 F (32 C) and even hotter inside the car. The dog was clearly desperate to get away from the heat and was cowering in the footwell on the driver's side of the...
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This clever device turns recycling into food and water for stray animals (VIDEO)

A company has designed a recycling box that is not only helps the environment, it also helps feed stray animals throughout Turkey. Many of the country’s city programs which trap, tag, vaccinate, spay/neuter and release the street dogs are underfunded, so Pugedon’s boxes is a different approach to help an ongoing problem. The company spent 3 years of activity on research and development. (There are an estimated 100,000 street dogs in Istanbul.) The Smart Recycling...
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Police seek man who faked dognapping story in order to get back puppy he gave away

In a bizarre twist to the alleged dognapping of a Cane Corso puppy in Toronto, Canada, last month, police are now seeking the man who filed the initial dog theft report. According to police, a Montreal man filed a false police report and concocted the story of the puppy's theft in order to get back the puppy he gave up. Back in June, police were told that a Toronto woman had arranged to meet with...
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Concerned shoppers rescue Rottweiler from hot car

A Rottweiler locked in a parked Humvee in the hot sun was rescued by a group of concerned citizens after it became apparent the dog was getting overheated. The dog was barking and panting inside the vehicle parked outside a grocery store in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, a few days ago. Temperatures soared to 90 degrees fahrenheit (32 degrees celcius) and the dog had been inside the car for over 30 minutes when Liam Healy...
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Boston Marathon bombing survivor kicked out of store because of her service dog

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Sydney Corcoran was recently asked to leave a department store after the manager objected to her being accompanied by her service dog. Sydney was injured in the explosions along with her mother (who lost both her legs). She began to suffer from PTSD afterwards and got a therapy dog, Koda, to help her cope. Her dog helps her with her daily activities and and is so much more to her than...
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