Animals and the government shutdown

Animals and the government shutdown

The federal government shutdown is in its 24th day, and while we hear how it is affecting government employees, services and the overall negative impact, what we don’t hear is how it is affecting animal. Puppy Mills are operating without any oversight or...
2019 – A New Year of protections for animals

2019 – A New Year of protections for animals

With the ringing in of the new year, many new animal protection laws have or are going into effect, nationally and in the individual states.  Here are some notable laws that welcome in 2019. The Farm Bill The Farm Bill was signed by President Trump, and had three very...
PUPPY MILLS AND USDA INSPECTIONS

PUPPY MILLS AND USDA INSPECTIONS

For decades, some USDA licensed breeding operations (puppy mills) have been subjected to unannounced inspections by the USDA. While this sounds like the USDA was protecting animals, unfortunately these inspections of cruel breeding operations were as infrequent as...
GIVING TUESDAY: A CHANCE TO DOUBLE YOUR DONATIONS TO HELP ANIMALS

GIVING TUESDAY: A CHANCE TO DOUBLE YOUR DONATIONS TO HELP ANIMALS

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving when people come together to support the causes they believe in by donating and fundraising for nonprofits they care about.   This Tuesday, November 27, you can help homeless pets and to save innocent animals from suffering by...
Celebrating Thanksgiving Day with your pets

Celebrating Thanksgiving Day with your pets

Thanksgiving is a time of family, food and good times and if you want to include your furry family member in your Thanksgiving Day celebration, there are plenty of traditional Thanksgiving foods that are safe to share to create a festive meal for special four-legged...
November: Adopt a Senior Pet Month

November: Adopt a Senior Pet Month

National Adopt A Senior Pet Month is dedicated to bringing awareness about homeless senior pets and improving the adoption rate for these sweet older dogs and cats.  It’s a sad reality that senior animals are often the last to be adopted from shelters – and even...
Halloween safety tips for pets

Halloween safety tips for pets

Halloween is a fun and festive time, but for pets it can be a real scary nightmare.   Keeping your pets safe during Halloween doesn’t have to be tricky and by taking a few simple steps can keep your pet happy, healthy and safe.  Halloween candy – not sweet for...
OCTOBER: PIT BULL AWARENESS MONTH

OCTOBER: PIT BULL AWARENESS MONTH

One hundred years ago, Pit Bulls were the symbol of patriotism and American pride, appearing in World War I propaganda posters as the representation of fearless canine courage.  Pit Bulls were considered a loyal, trusted friend to children and were well cared for...
OHIO’S NEW PUPPY MILL LAW NOW IN EFFECT

OHIO’S NEW PUPPY MILL LAW NOW IN EFFECT

With Ohio being the second largest puppy mill state, the new anti-puppy-mill legislation (HB 506) which Governor John Kashich signed into law, improving the standards of care for dogs in breeding operations, Ohio is now the leader in the nation for protecting breeding...
THE PUPPY BUSINESS PIPELINE

THE PUPPY BUSINESS PIPELINE

They are born into a world of neglect, where the price they bring is more important than their care and comfort.   But that calloused greed continues when they are pulled from their poor, overbred mothers to be sold at pet stores.  But the puppy mill and the pet...

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