City Passes Anti-Puppy Mill Law, But One Notorious Pet Store Isn’t Happy

Advertisement As lawmakers across the country start cracking down on puppy mills and those that support them, a business in Florida is fighting for the right to stay open. Puppy Collection Inc. in Broward County has a controversial reputation when it comes to animal welfare. They specialize in selling “teacup puppies” for thousands of dollars, and celebrities and socialites seem to be their target audience. At least, that’s what their website claims. The business’s slogan is, “Where celebrities buy their puppies,” and they list over 100 well-known names that have allegedly bought puppies…continue reading →
Family & Rescue At Odds Over Lost Dog That’s Found Unspayed & Unvaccinated

Family & Rescue At Odds Over Lost Dog That’s Found Unspayed & Unvaccinated

Advertisement When a rescue group took a lost pup into their care and told her family she needed medical treatment before being released, the owners described it as a “hostage” situation. However, the Korean K9 Rescue says it was a matter of responsibility and following the law. The Cipia’s dog, a 4-year-old Shiba Inu named Lily, got loose and a pair of good Samaritans turned her in to the Korean K9 Rescue (KK9R) in Queens, New York. From there, the group posted the pooch’s photo on social media in hopes of finding the…continue reading →
Shelter Rules Require Appointment, Evaluation Before Accepting Surrendered Dogs

Shelter Rules Require Appointment, Evaluation Before Accepting Surrendered Dogs

Advertisement A shelter in Columbus, Ohio has passed new rules for owners who wish to surrender their dogs. The Franklin County Department of Animal Care & Control will now require an appointment to learn more about the dog’s background information before accepting surrenders, as well as a $10 fee. But before the appointment is booked, the shelter’s website explains that anyone considering surrender should know that they’ll only re-home “adoptable” dogs. Should the pup fail to pass a behavioral and medical evaluation, the result may be euthanasia. The Franklin County Shelter website says:…continue reading →

Dog Abandoned With Note On His Collar Is Immediately Adopted

Advertisement “Hi, my name is Zeus. I am a very good dog. My owner just can’t afford me anymore,” the note attached to his collar begins. It goes on to identify the dog’s birthday (07/05/15), breed mix (Husky/Black Lab), temperament (energetic, good with kids and cats, but nervous around new dogs), and veterinary status (neutered, but not up to date on shots). Zeus’ former owner tied him to a tree in Prince George County, Virginia. She left a bag of food nearby. When discovered, he was friendly, outgoing, healthy, and eager to sit,…continue reading →

Veteran With PTSD Battles To Buy Working Dog He’s Loved For Over 3 Years

Advertisement Silox is not a service dog. He is a five-year-old explosive detection K-9 owned by government contractor, Inter-Con Security Systems. For the past three-and-a-half years, Silox has lived with his handler, Bobby Kling, a disabled veteran of the United States Marine Corps. In that time, Kling has seen a marked improvement in the PTSD-related anxiety he suffers from. Upon resigning from his position with Inter-Con, Kling requested to purchase Silox. His request was denied, sparking his latest battle – this one at home on American soil. Kling served two tours of duty…continue reading →
Petition To Include Pet Food In Food Stamps Gathers Over 90k Signatures

Petition To Include Pet Food In Food Stamps Gathers Over 90k Signatures

Pet parents consider their companions to be family, so what happens when they fall on hard times, gaining assistance to feed the household – but get no help for their pets? This question was posed in a petition that has gone viral. When Edward B Johnston Jr. encountered a rough patch and enrolled in his local Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), he learned that the food stamps did not include food for his beloved dog. He wrote in the petition: “Unfortunately, SNAP benefits cannot be used to buy pet food, leaving poor families with…continue reading →