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  • Shelter Plott hound finds solace in a closet while volunteers let her sleep
    Shelter Plott hound finds solace in a closet while volunteers let her sleep
    Betty, a five-year-old stray Plott hound, found a place to take a snooze at the very noisy and busy Miami-Dade Animal Shelter this week. Sadly, she came to the shelter pregnant, and it has been reported either her puppies were aborted or taken...
  • Shelter Me Inc subsidized the spay/neuter of 70 pitbulls in 2014
    Rescuing a pitbull named Felito
    Every now and then, I get a heart-wrenching call about a pitbull in distress, but these are the exception to the rule. Most of the calls I get through our rescue organization, Shelter Me Inc (www.sheltermeinc.org), have very happy endings. As...
  • Florida lawmakers propose bill to clamp down on fake service dogs
    Florida lawmakers propose bill to clamp down on fake service dogs
    People with disabilities in Florida say it is about time that people who cart their fake service dogs around that snarl, bark, and even try to attack others be stopped and charged with a second-degree misdemeanor with fines up to $500 and a jail...
  • The verdict is in!
    Guilty! Dog thief ordered to pay 27k
    The verdict is in for a landmark dog theft case in Seattle, Washington: the defendant is guilty - and has been ordered to pay $27,000. Animal law attorney Adam Karp contacted Seattle Pets Examiner today with the news that Judge Marc Barecca had...
  • Body art for animals banned in New York
    Body art for animals banned in New York
    New York State has joined Pennsylvania as the only other state in the nation to outlaw body piercings and tattoos for pets (with the exception of lip tattoos used to identify racehorses as well as tagging for rabbits and guinea pigs ears). The new...
  • Cane's bucket list
    Couple has created a bucket list for their dying dog, 'Cane'
    There is no way to eliminate the bitter sting of a cancer diagnosis - especially when the diagnosis is terminal. One creative couple in Texas has done their utmost to lessen that sting by creating a bucket-list for their beloved, cancer-stricken...
  • Seized pit to be returned to dog fighter
    Help needed to stop Liberty County from returning seized dogs to dogfighter
    According to a December 17 post on My Panhandle, the dogs seized from a dogfighting ring may be returned to their owner unless a rescue steps up to save them.Pit Bull Advocates posted the following on their Facebook page."LIBERTY CO. SHERIFF...
  • Giraffe calf at Como Park Zoo
    Como Park Zoo welcomes giraffe calf Skye
    Last month, St. Paul’s Como Park Zoo and Conservatory welcomed Skye, a six-feet-tall female reticulated giraffe calf born to parents Daisy and Skeeter. One of Como Park’s hoofstock zookeepers, Todd Maki, spoke with the Animal News...
  • Dog brought into Miami-Dade shelter with chain inserted through his leg
    Dog brought into Miami-Dade shelter with chain inserted through his leg
    His name is Ziggs, and he is described as a friendly, three-year-old black and white pit bull terrier mix stray picked up by Animal Control and taken to the Miami-Dade Animal Shelter. What makes Ziggs' plight especially grievous, however is...
  • German shepherd who spent 13 years tied to tree has first Christmas - ever
    Dog who spent 13 years chained to tree has first Christmas - ever
    For the first thirteen years of his life, JJ the German shepherd was chained to a tree in Washington State - but this year, he'll be celebrating his first Christmas - ever.According to JJ's family, this Christmas will truly be special -...
  • Lorain police officer Rick Broz to be relieved of duty as dog catcher
    Lorain police officer Rick Broz to be relieved of duty as dog catcher
    Police Officer Rick Broz has long been a favorite of both animals and animal lovers in Lorain, Ohio; his patience and understanding of troubled dogs is endless and all of the four-legged lives he has rescued. This week, however the Chronicle...
  • Christmas prts
    Counting the ways to help homeless Denver area pets this Christmas
    Let us count the ways to help needy Denver area animals this holiday season:1-ADOPT - The Dumb Friends League is offering adoption specials on pets and horses this month. Through Dec. 31, adult cats are $10, adult dogs are $50 off, and adoption...
  • Nicholas was hit by a car in Cabarrus County, NC
    NC cat embedded in grill of a car after being hit needs medical donations
    This is the story of a kitten, hit by a car several days ago, who needs a Christmas miracle. For many, his surviving the accident is miraculous, as he was embedded in the grill workWhile little Nicholas (named in the spirit of St. Nick) Maine Coon...
  • Derby the dog: Running for the first time on 3D Printed Prosthetics
    Derby the dog: Running for the first time on 3D Printed Prosthetics
    This dog named Derby was born with disfigured legs. Running, or even walking, simply wasn’t possible. While you can see that a wheel rig was in use for some time, 3D Systems has created some prosthetics that allow Derby to actually run....
  • Dolphin killed
    Reward offered for information about cruel dolphin killings
    A hefty reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for recently killing two dolphins in the Gulf Coast region, reported Fox 13 News.According to the Houston Chronicle,two dolphins...