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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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Puppy Doe memorialized with park bench

Hundreds of animal lovers turned out for the unveiling of a special park bench commemorating “Puppy Doe”/Kiya, the dog who was found severely tortured and abused in Quincy, Massachusetts last year. The Pit Bull’s picture and story now adorn a black granite bench in the Quincy park where she was found shortly before she was humanely euthanized. Puppy Doe’s case shocked animal lovers around the world and her suffering lead to the state to legislate...
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A true act of generosity Homeless old man "forages through empty train coaches for leftover food", considers his 6-7 pet stray dogs his priorities and feeds them food every day; even if it means staying hungry himself.

http://www.ndtv.com/article/offbeat/this-homeless-man-s-daily-acts-of-kindness-will-make-you-smile-586055?ndtv_rhs A  true act of generosity is when you share something you need with someone who needs it more than you do. But isn't this easier said than done? For example, would you share your food with someone when you were hungry? Here's someone who does. Kamala Lochan Baliarsingh is a homeless man, who lives on the streets of Bhubaneswar, Odisha. For this 60-year-old man, the pavement is a bed and collecting plastic bottles at...
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CEO fired after public outraged by dog abuse video

A CEO of a multi-billion dollar company has been fired a week after a video emerged allegedly showing the man kicking a puppy in an elevator. Centerplate, a catering company that serves food at NFL, NHL and other sports and entertainment venues across North America has removed Desmond Hague as CEO after intense backlash from animal lovers on the Internet. Des Hague was fired because of a video that emerged that shows a man (now...
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Living in a tent with rescues

  I have an ongoing issue with Lowe's I summarized in this video I made. This is now day 77. I lived in a tent in my yard with rescue dogs to prevent putting them in boarding for well over a month while Lowe’s remediated my toxic house. Now that the IAQ is livable they have stopped responding to my emails yet I have no floor.   I run a dog rescue and use my home...
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Patio dining for dogs now allowed under new law in California

Restaurant goers have dined with their dogs on outoor patios in California for years, but it has not been legal until now. Dogs in California will soon be allowed to enjoy a meal with their humans at restaurants outdoors thanks to a new law signed by Governor Jerry Brown.  This week, the governor signed Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada’s "dining with dogs" bill into law. It allows restaurants to open their outdoor dining areas to people who...
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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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