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Category Archives: Dog Law

Support Our Troops – By Boarding Their Dogs!

A lot of preparation and planning goes into each and every member of our armed forces when the time comes to relocate or deploy. Worrying about what to do with pets is one less thing our troops need to worry about, since the creation of Dogs on Deployment. Military members nation-wide confront a multitude of…

Maryland Police Break Truck Window to Rescue Overheated Dog

Despite repeated warnings by police, news stations, animal advocates, and the general public, people continue to carelessly leave dogs inside parked cars. Such was the case on Wednesday when Maryland’s Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to an alert about a dog left in a truck with no water, showing signs of distress, at the Glen…

Green Acre Dog Deaths: Evidence Proves Dogs Didn’t Chew Through Wire

It was nearly one month ago when tragedy struck at the Green Acre boarding facility in Gilbert, Arizona. In what was initially being called a “freak accident” by police and owners of the facility, justice may finally be served for the 23 dogs that died last month. Last week, Maricopa County Sheriff’s detectives swarmed the…

Massive Puppy Mill Raid Leaves 357 Dogs in Rescue

Cherokee County marshals raided a Georgia puppy mill on Tuesday, rescuing up to 500 dogs that were stacked in cages, living in filth, many suffering from health and behavioral problems. Investigations into the breeding operation, owned and operated by Joy Wise, began when a North Carolina woman adopted a Yorkie-Chihuahua puppy from Wise via the…

Police Need Your Help Finding This Animal Abuser

The Austin, Texas police department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the person responsible for severely injuring and abandoning a dog in Northeast Austin. The Austin Police Department said officers picked up the badly injured 2-year-old pit bull around 3:30 a.m. on Friday, July 11, abandoned in the 2200 block of Investment Drive. According…

Loyal Dog Refused to Leave Deceased Owner’s Side

Despite the scorching 100-degree Oklahoma heat, one man’s very best friend stayed fiercely loyal to the end, and beyond. Oklahoma animal control officers were called to the scene of a homeless man’s death when his loyal companion, a Bull Terrier, refused to leave his side, despite having no food or water and suffering in the…

Boston Bombing Survivor & Her Service Dog Kicked Out of TJ Maxx Store

Sydney Corcoran was seriously injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The teenager suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the bombing that left her seriously injured and lying in a hospital near her mother, Celeste, who lost both legs in the deadly explosion. In order to lead a normal life, the 19-year old…

Cop Shoots, Kills ‘Vicious Dog’ Locked Inside Parked Car

A Coeur d’Alene, Idaho police officer fatally shot what he described as a “vicious pit bull” yesterday morning. However, the dog’s owner says his dog, 2-year old Arfie, is neither a pit bull or vicious. He’s a well-mannered gentle Black Lab. What’s more, the dog was contained inside his owner’s vehicle, behind closed doors, when…

When They Couldn’t Find a Dogsitter, This Family Did the Unthinkable

He used to have a home, a family, a comfy place to lay his head at night. Now, Louie, or #134846 as he’s known by caretakers at the Apple Valley Animal Services shelter spends his nights wondering what happened to his family. According to Louie’s Adopt-a-Pet profile, when his previous family wanted to leave town…

Dog Dies in Walmart Parking Lot During Owner’s 13-Hour Shopping Spree

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A 49-year old woman from Crestview, Florida, was arrested on Monday and charged with one count of misdemeanor cruelty to animals after leaving her dog in the car in the Walmart parking lot. Cassaundra Rasmussen left her dog, Waldo, in the car, with the driver’s side window slightly cracked when she parked at her local Walmart…

Pet Patrol Keeps an Eye Out for Pets in Hot Cars

The Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre, a sprawling shopping mall in Ontario, is finally doing something about dogs in hot cars. After a successful pilot last summer, Vaughan Mills established their Pet Patrol program. Active during extreme weather days, Pet Patrol officers are positioned in pairs at each main entrance to the mall. A total of ten…

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