Unique Connecticut Law Allows Court-Appointed Advocates to Represent AnimalsJune 21, 2017
Connecticut has become the first state to allow legal advocates to testify on behalf of animal victims in cruelty and neglect cases.
Can You Break a Window to Save a Dog in a Hot Car?May 12, 2017
As summer approaches and temperatures rise, the danger of dogs dying because negligent owners left them in a hot car grows as well.
Eugene, Oregon, Passes Ordinance Banning Dogs DowntownMarch 31, 2017
On March 8, 2017, the Eugene City Council passed a trial ordinance banning dogs from the city’s downtown area
San Francisco Bans Sale of Dogs and Cats in Retail StoresFebruary 27, 2017
San Francisco has become the latest jurisdiction to outlaw the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats in retail stores.
New Michigan Law Empowers Animal Shelters to Deny Adoptions to Convicted Animal AbusersJanuary 24, 2017
Logan's Law allows Michigan animal shelters to deny adoptions under certain circumstances and to consider prior criminal history before adoption.
2016 HighlightsJanuary 19, 2017
In 2016, three cases in particular highlight the importance and the broad range of our continuous work on behalf of animals.
Animal Legal Defense Fund Voices Support for Montreal SPCA’s Effort to Overturn Breed-discrimination LawDecember 20, 2016
The Animal Legal Defense Fund supports the Montreal SPCA in its efforts to overturn the city’s ban on “pit bull-type dogs.” The new by-law makes it illegal to adopt or otherwise acquire any dog identified as “a pit bull-type dog” within Montreal city limits.
Quebec Court of Appeal Overturns Suspension of Montreal Pit Bull BanDecember 19, 2016
On Dec. 1, 2016, the Quebec Court of Appeal overturned a lower court ruling that had temporarily suspended new provisions of Montreal’s animal control by-law banning “pit bull-type dogs.”
“Sled Dogs” Reveals the Cold TruthNovember 29, 2016
The Iditarod gets at the heart of what is so wrong with the sled dog industry.
More Dogs Left in Hot Cars This SummerJune 27, 2016
The best thing for everyone is if dogs are kept safe in the first place.
Oregon Supreme Court: Blood Draw is Not a “Search”June 21, 2016
Animal sentience matters!
How to (Legally) Help Dogs in Hot Cars This SummerJune 6, 2016
Tips from the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Lawsuit to Advocate for Wildlife WelfareMay 18, 2016
In allowing hunting dogs to tear through the wild spaces of California beyond the control of hunters, the Fish & Game Commission has effectively authorized hunters to harass wildlife, which the law prohibits.
Class Action Lawsuit Against Barkworks Pet Store Chain for Selling Sick “Puppy Mill” Puppies Will ProceedMarch 28, 2016
Judge denied Barkworks’ attempt to dismiss lawsuit accusing it of consumer deception.
Animal Legal Defense Fund Offers $5,000 Reward in Case of German Shepherd Shot to Death, Left in DitchFebruary 29, 2016
$5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for shooting and killing a German Shepherd named Bo.