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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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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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Maine first state to propose a ban on the sale of dogs and cats in pet shops

Maine lawmakers are considering a bill which would prohibit the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores, making Maine the first state to propose such a ban. Dozens of animal welfare advocates were on hand at a committee hearing last week, along with pet show owners to argue for and against the proposed bill. Both parties in the debate spoke of their experiences and the issue drew impassioned testimony from both sides. Some of...
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Pit Bull who helped protect owner from domestic violence has to leave town because of BSL

Jaimie Kraczkowski says her pit bull Isis protected her when her former boyfriend of a year and a half got drunk and became violent. During the altercation, the 2-year-old dog came to her defense when Jamie Dopke smashed her against a wall."Finally, when my head got hit against the wall, she [Isis] just grabbed his pant leg and she was done. She was done with him abusing me - and abusing her," Kraczkowski told WJBK...
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Nashville bans chaining dogs

Chaining dogs outside will no longer be allowed in Nashville after the Metro Council voted legislation in that outlines a ban on chaining dogs outside as well as other pet-tethering restrictions. The bill had been challenged, but the vote Tuesday was passed by an overwhelming 30-2 vote on third and final reading. Councilwoman Karen Bennett, who championed the bill, led a brief celebration outside the council chambers with dozens of animal advocates from Dogs Deserve...
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Police debunk viral video that wrongfully accuses dog owners of neglect

Police in Tennessee are asking dog lovers to share the truth about a viral video that wrongfully vilifies loving dog owners. The 30 second video entitled, "CLARKSVILLE, TN, Dogs Crying In Agony Left Out In The Cold! Demand Punishment For The Owners!", was posted to Facebook and went viral on Monday. It purports to show animal abuse and neglect but has resulted in the family receiving death threats and threats of arson against them. However,...
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Your Cold, Cold Heart

An untold number of dogs and cats have frozen to death during this brutal winter. Not just strays or ferals, but pets, those four-legged friends many of us consider family. When we hear these stories in the news we shake our heads and ask: what kind of person does that? There is a concerted effort on the part of animal welfare advocates to raise awareness about the plight of dogs tied to chains for life....
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Authorities ask for help after man seen punching dog on CCTV cameras (VIDEO)

Disturbing CCTV footage of a man beating his dog has been released by the RSPCA in the hopes that a member of the public will come forward with information. The unknown man is seen reaching down to put a leash on his dog, who was wandering loose. Before putting the lead on the collar he violently punches the dog four times in the head. The British animal charity said it was not sure about the...
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Dog Meat Trade

I am asking that anyone that can donate or sponsor a dog through www.soidog.org please help! The dog meat trade is an indescribale inhumane act. These dogs are crammed into cages often with their body parts sticking out. They often can not breathe and are transported for as long as five days in this state in cages with no food or water. They are tortured an killed and sometimes skinned alive for their meat. Please...
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GoDaddy pulls controversial Super Bowl ad after dog lovers protest

Internet company GoDaddy announced it is pulling a planned Super Bowl ad titled “Journey Home” from the game and replacing it with another commercial after viewers were outraged. GoDaddy had intended to air the ad which was meant to spoof the Budweiser Super Bowl ads, which usually feature cute puppies. Their ad featured a puppy named Buddy falling out of the back of the truck. He is separated from his family but manages to find...
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