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Advocacy and Animal Welfare

Sussex police warn dog owners about poisoned sausages found on popular walking trail

Cocktail sausages laced with slug pellets have been found along a popular dog walking trail in the British town of Hailsham in East Sussex. Hailsham Police have issued a warning to dog owners to be careful after the poisoned meat was discovered by a member of the public on Cuckoo Trail in Hailsham on Wednesday April 8, 2015. Hailsham Police released photographs of the poisoned sausages (see below). An RSPCA spokesman announced, "We are deeply...
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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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Police ask for public’s help after blind and deaf dog found beheaded in her family’s backyard

Police in Kings Mountain, North Carolina are investigating a gruesome case of animal cruelty after a person hopped over a family’s fence and beheaded their blind and deaf rescue dog named Libby. WCNC News reported that the family discovered the 12-year-old beagle’s headless torso on Thursday night. Whoever had killed her took her head. The family also discovered an ax, propane tank and shovel missing from their outbuilding. The family of five rescued Libby 7...
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8th-Graders rally to change dog tethering law in their community

Eighth-grade students at Oak Valley Middle School in Commerce Township, Michigan are on a mission to unchain dogs in their home town and educate people that keeping dogs on tethers is a form of animal abuse. The students were inspired by a teacher’s story after learning she had tried for two years to free a dog who had been chained for 7 years before finally succeeding and adopting him. They were participating in a service-learning...
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Proposed Pennsylvania bills would outlaw dog tethering

Tethering dogs outdoors for extended periods could soon result in animal cruelty charges under new legislation introduced in Pennsylvania by two senators on Monday. The proposed Senate Bill 373 would make tethering illegal unless it is a temporary measure. Also preconditions for tethering would have to be met. These include having a non-choking collar, tangle-free tether at least 10 feet long and access to shelter, food and water. The bill also specifies that dogs could...
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Georgia Senate says cities cannot ban Pit Bulls and other specific dog breeds

The Georgia Senate has just passed a bill (SB 184), that prohibits local governments from making laws about specific breeds of dogs. Under the new bill sponsored by Sen. Ellis Black, R-Valdosta, only the state would be able to make laws about Pit Bulls or other specific breeds of dogs, 90.1 FM WABE in Atlanta reported. Cities and counties can still regulate and propose vicious dog regulations, but they would not be allowed to single...
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Sussex police warn dog owners about poisoned sausages found on popular walking trail

Cocktail sausages laced with slug pellets have been found along a popular dog walking trail in the British town of Hailsham in East Sussex. Hailsham Police have issued a warning to dog owners to be careful after the poisoned meat was discovered by a member of the public on Cuckoo Trail in Hailsham on Wednesday April 8, 2015. Hailsham Police released photographs of the poisoned sausages (see below). An RSPCA spokesman announced, "We are deeply...
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World Stray Animal Day‬

Today is ‪‎World Stray Animal Day‬ and our dogs celebrate it. The 230 souls from our shelter remember that a few days ago, weeks, months or even years: there were only stray. "Stray Animals " without hope, courage, and love. Without thinking that someday someone will love, care and provide life as it deserves.   They are the 230 souls of our shelter, those dogs was weak and timid but rescued and transformed into the...
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FBI now considers animal cruelty as "crime against society"

Animal abusers will now be grouped into the same category as murderers. The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced this week that animal abuse will be now be prosecuted as a “crime against society”. And starting next year, animal cruelty would be reported as a distinct category, meaning animal abusers fall into the same group as arsonists and murderers. Under the new categorization, the FBI will begin collecting and tracking information about animal abuse in 2016....
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New Zealand bans cosmetic testing on animals

No cosmetics will be tested on animals in New Zealand. The country's has amended the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill to officially ban animal testing for cosmetics and it passed a preliminary debate phase this week and is expected to be enacted into law in a few weeks' time. Although New Zealand has not historically had any cosmetic companies using animal testing, the law will now ensure it never happens. "To the best of our knowledge...
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Madrid bans euthanasia of homeless dogs and becomes a no-kill city

On March 12, 2015 the Madrid Assembly passed a historic bill banning the "slaughter of stray animals." The new law will make pet abandonment and the euthanasia of homeless dogs illegal in Madrid, Spain's capital and largest city. The political groups of all parties came together in a unanimous decision. El Refugio, a Spanish animal rescue and advocacy group, said the new law came in response to public demand. "Today is one of the happiest...
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Dog chases truck after owners abandon him at gas station; Humane Society appeals for information

A cowardly case of animal abandonment shocked a witness who managed to take a photo of the incident. The Humane Society of Louisiana is appealing to the public for information. Lorie Hollis was at Louisiana fast station in Slidell when she saw two men in a pick up truck dump  a dog and drive off. The dog desperately chased after them. "The first man told the dog to: 'Go! Go over there!' The man in...
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