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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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I AM NOT DEAD: Betrayal, Lies and Death

Every dog that comes into rescue has a story. That story may not be unique but it is unique to that dog. So DC Shiba Inu Rescue takes the time to give every dog that comes into their rescue a voice. It may start out with pain and fear but the volunteers at DC SIR try their best to have each dog leave with squeals of joy. This story is gut wrenching. As always, DC...
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Video of neighbor beating his dog goes viral on Facebook and prompts police action

A man who was filmed beating his dog by a neighbor has turned over the dog to Rankin County Sheriff's Department in Mississippi after the video of the alleged abuse went viral on Facebook. Lindsey Waldron captured the video and sent it to a news channel as well as posting it on Facebook. She wrote: "This is my neighbor, ____________________. After hearing a dog cry for at least 5 minutes, this morning, I go looking...
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FBI ranks animal cruelty as top-tier felony and will track data nationwide

The FBI is making it easier to track animal cruelty in an effort to stop and rehabilitate young people who torture or kill animals before they become violent toward people. The law enforcement agency is categorizing animal cruelty as a top-tier felony alongside arson, assault and homicide to help law enforcement identify and track such acts nationwide. Many studies reveal that children who torture or kill animals are likely to show violence towards people when...
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Vet student investigated for stitching love note into dog's skin

A veterinary student in Poland is under investigation after he stitched the words "I love you" onto the skin of a dog and posting the photo to his girlfriend on Facebook. The student was quickly reported by friends on Facebook who thought the action "grotesque" and "unethical" and the university is now looking into the incident. The unnamed fourth-year student was finishing up an operation on a dog's stomach and sewed the words into the...
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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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