Tag: Dogs

Merry Christmas at Muttville

December 25, 2013
During the dark days of winter, it is more important than ever to help homeless animals. Muttville, a senior dog rescue in the San Francisco Bay Area, is one of those organizations who do just that: their staff and volunteers provide warmth, love, and shelter for thousands of needy animals.

Wacky Animal Laws of 2013

December 20, 2013
Some laws just leave our animal law experts scratching their heads. Here are some of 2013’s wackiest laws involving animals. Did you know?

Legally Brief: Christmas Comes Early for Animals—as Abuser Registry Takes Hold in NYC

December 20, 2013
This week, the New York City Council voted unanimously to create a registry of animal abusers.

Puppy Doe: Suspect Arrested in Puppy Torture Case

November 1, 2013
When animals are abused, we seek legal justice on their behalf by prosecuting dangerous abusers, but sometimes we must first track down the culprit.

Barking up the Wrong Tree: Vet & Pet Industry Groups Betray Animals

September 24, 2013
The Animal Legal Defense Fund has just filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of one of the largest-ever jury verdicts in a case of a dog shot by a police officer.

Just Say No to Kennel License for Convicted Animal Abuser

September 23, 2013
According to recent reports, Director Pechart is considering issuing a commercial kennel license to John Esh, a former commercial kennel owner with a long history of animal welfare and animal cruelty violations.

USDA Closes Internet Sale Loophole for Pet Breeders After Pressure from Animal Groups

September 10, 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service took a significant step forward today for cats and dogs by closing the internet sale loophole to the Animal Welfare Act.

Indiana Coyote Penning Investigation uncovers Brutal Practices and Illegal Activity

September 5, 2013
At Least 19 States Still Allow Cruel Bloodsport

Animal Testing and the Law

August 2, 2013
Every year, millions of animals are exploited in the U.S. An estimated 95% of these animals are not protected by the law. These tests often amount to legally-sanctioned animal abuse.

San Francisco Community Fights Back Against Dog Poisoning

July 17, 2013
While gearing up for the July 4 holiday, San Francisco residents uncovered a massive incident of attempted animal abuse in their city.

Oklahoma Woman Reunited with Lost Dog After Tornado

May 21, 2013

While being interviewed by reporters after the tornado that struck Oklahoma City, a woman unexpectedly found her lost dog in the rubble. In the midst of a tragedy such as…

Celebrating Canines is Part of My Anti-burnout Regimen

April 19, 2013

Working to protect animals is emotionally draining and people often ask us how we continue to do this work without burning out. The fact is: some of us do burn…

Animals Shouldn’t Sit in Cages While an Animal Cruelty Case Drags On

October 15, 2012
When finally seized by law enforcement, animals who have been abused and neglected by their owners should not sit in cages for months while the defendant’s criminal case drags on.

Sharing our Stories

September 28, 2011

Well, it’s my turn to blog again, and I seem to be a bit of one-trick pony these days (pardon the speciesist expression), so here I go again, writing about…

Ben’s Cruise Helps Animals, Rain or Shine!

September 22, 2011

No one can deny that this year’s Little Ben’s Cruise for Compassion started with a bang–well, a bang followed up with strong winds and buckets and buckets of rain. Catch…

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