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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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$20,000 reward offered for information on starved Pit Bull zipped inside suitcase

A severely emaciated dog was found zipped inside a suitcase in the Bronx and now the ASPCA is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction for those responsible. The 3-year-old Pit Bull was found by a Good Samaritan, who found the dog in the suitcase on Thursday January 22, 2015 at the Melrose Housing Development at 700 Morris Ave. in Morrisania.  The person alerted police, NBC New York reported.   ASPCA President...
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9 dumped dogs found in shocking condition; RSPCA appealing for information

Nine dogs were abandoned in such terrible condition that they could not see or stand properly. The dogs were found wandering aimlessly in various locations around the Hampshire community in England with no clues as to who did it. The dogs were so dirty and matted that the RSPCA officers could not determine the dogs’ breed. Three of the dogs were found at Upham, three at Morestead Road near Winchester, two at Owslebury and one...
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Man cuts dog’s leg off to avoid a vet bill! Demand proper punishment now!

Marshall County, West Virginia: A man is believed to have allegedly cut his dog’s leg in order to avoid a vet bill. Witnesses claim that the family dogs were living in a trailer, while the family lived just down the road. But when the male black mastiff suffered a wound to his leg, Jeff Winchester and his girlfriend starting calling veterinarians in the area to find out how they could ‘knock a dog out’. Winchester...
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Utah ends breed-specific legislation that banned Pit bulls

Dogs like Shylo at the Utah Humane Society will have an easier time getting adopted now that breed-specifc legislation is gone in Utah. Dog owners of Pit bulls and other breeds labelled "dangerous"  in Utah are celebrating the New Year as New Year's Day 2015 officially marks the end of by breed-specific legislation in the state. The bill was passed a few months ago, but the new law allows residents to own Pit bulls. Bully...
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My Benny is my life, he has saved me from depression when I lost my job and has become my velcro dog, always by my side. I like to think even though I rescued him, he also rescued me. I first saw him when booking my cats into the RSPCA for boarding and saw that he had been starved (could almost see his ribs and backbone) and beaten as he was very cowed. He is...
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Ten facts about Pit Bulls everyone should know

1. Pit Bulls are commonly used as therapy dogs. Whether they are visiting a senior care facility or helping someone recover from an emotional accident, Pit Bulls are making a mark as outstanding therapy dogs. 2. Pit Bulls are used in Search and Rescue work. One example of well known SAR Pit Bulls is Kris Crawford and her dogs. Kris and her dogs have helped save the lives of many people during their efforts. http://www.ForPitsSake.org3....
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Should Gas Chambers AND HEARTSTICKING for Pets be Banned?

Having to put an animal down by euthanasia due to an serious illness is never, never an easy decision for the pet owner. We may feel guilty, like we're playing "God" and have no right to end the life of an animal companion that is part of our family, our child, in effect. But neither do we want our beloved "child" to needlessly suffer either. With sadness and overwhelming grief in our heart we take our...
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450 Dogs To Be Evicted on Christmas: Mission to Save Them

Dog catchers have been told to swarm this cage-free dog sanctuary on Christmas Day, but there's a grassroots effort to make sure not one strand of fur is harmed and you can be a part of it. Here's the background. Sasa Pesic runs an absolutely breathtaking sanctuary in Serbia where the dogs eat, play and run together and sleep in straw lined beds in what was once a horse stable. Normally Christmas is a time when...
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Dog lovers rally behind family to overturn proposed vicious dog ban in Louisiana town

Public outrage over a Louisiana town's proposed ban on Pit Bulls and Rotweillers is gaining momentum, but has yet to be overturned. The town of Moreauville proposed the breed specific legislation come into effect on December 1, 2014 after several residents were chased by dogs in their neighborhoods, which lead officials to claim dogs were "running the town". They proposed BSL back in October despite many studies that report that breed specific legislation does not...
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Save beast

Please help me save our boy.. Please read and sign our petition, we have court in 2 and half hours and need 93 more signatures       https://www.change.org/p/christy-shafer-save-beast-every-dog-stands-a-chance-to-show-they-are-good-save-beasts-life-and-return-him-to-his-owner-with-no-fees-beast-does-not-deserve-a-death-sentence-he-was-just-being-a-dog
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