Category Archives: Canine Rights

The Scary Truth About “Free to a Good Home” Dog Classifieds

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Every responsible dog owner or pet parent knows that getting a dog is a life-long commitment. From the moment you open your heart and home to a loyal dog, you’re in it for the long haul, through sickness and health, ups and downs, good and bad, through snuggles on the couch to picking up the…

What to Do If You Find a Lost Dog

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Have you ever lost your dog? If yes, then you know very well how relieving it is to receive a call from a stranger who has dialed the phone number indicated on your dog’s collar or to see your pooch happily run to you at the community shelter. Without a doubt, critical in most of…

Denver Police Refuse Help for Dying Dog

After being struck by a car on Wednesday night, a dog died at the scene after lying in pain for nearly 90 minutes at the scene. What’s more, Denver Police refused to allow bystanders to help the dog, threatening arrest to anyone that tried. Ross Knapp, an area resident and witness to the event told…

What Would Happen to Your Dog, If Something Happened to You?

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We generally outlive our pets as they have a shorter life span than us. That’s why it is recommended that as responsible owners we plan ahead for our dog’s passing. However, what if the opposite happens? What if we become laid up, ill, or worse, die first? Who would give Fido home? Who would provide…

VIDEO: Do You Know This Person? Help Identify Animal Abuser

The Colonial Heights Animal Shelter of Colonial Heights, Virginia posted the video below to their Facebook page, urging anyone that may be able to identify the woman to step forward. “We need your help to identify this person,” the post read. “Someone dropped off 5 fish tanks full of fish at our shelter. She also…

Brooklyn Tattoo Artist Inks His Own Dog After Surgery

When Brooklyn-based tattoo artist, Mistah Metro posted a photo of his brown and white dog emblazoned with a brand new tattoo – not an inconspicuous identifying tattoo or the small green or blue line used by some veterinarians to indicate the dog is spayed, but a decorative heart with an arrow through it and a…

Who Keeps the Dog in a Divorce?

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It’s no secret that half of all marriages end in divorce, and that number seems to rise every year. Along with a rise in divorce comes a rise in canine custody battles. In cases of a domestic dispute over the ownership of a pet, courts generally view dogs as property, as explained by Petside.com. In…

Social Media Leads to Animal Cruelty Arrest of Teen Boy

A 13-year old Alexandria, Louisiana boy was charged with one count of animal cruelty after a video of the teen hitting a young puppy was posted to social media and quickly became viral. According to a KALB News Channel 5 report, …the Alexandria Police Department received several complaints that there was a video of a…

124 Dogs Seized From Oklahoma City Puppy Mill

After a citizen’s complaint launched an investigation into popular Oklahoma City breeder, OKC Poms, 124 dogs were seized, rescued from deplorable conditions while OKC Poms’ owner and breeder, Linda Roach, who has been breeding dogs for over 30 years, faces 124 counts of failure to provide humane care and treatment and two counts of failure…

Dog Hoarders: How Many is Too Many?

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While some dog owners are happily content with just one or two pups to tend to at a time, there are those who seem to simply yearn for more, sometimes referred to as dog hoarders. In fact, it’s not uncommon for pet lovers to want to care for as many pooches as they possibly can….

Dog Forced to Ride in Crate Strapped to Bumper of SUV at 70mph

File this one under the category, “What the bleep were they thinking?!” Off-duty Animal Control officer, Nicole Hubbard and her boyfriend were traveling on Georgia’s I-95 on their way home from vacation when they spotted an SUV with a dog crate strapped to its bumper traveling at about 70mph. “We thought, ‘Surely, they don’t have…

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