We've received many inquiries about euthanasia-by-injection training, and are pleased to inform you about training being offered in Lancaster at the end of this month by Animal Welfare Management Services. Please click here for more information!
Bill in Congress will require puppy mills, roadside zoos and other businesses to have emergency plans to protect animals during disasters
Weather-related disasters such as floods and wildfires are occurring more frequently and with increasing intensity across the United States. While there is a federal law that requires state and local authorities to consider household pets and service animals in their disaster contingency plans, it doesn’t address hundreds of thousands of animals held in American businesses, [...]
As many of you know, for many years the Federated has provided new-officer training for Humane Society Police Officers ("HSPOs") as well as Continuing Education ("CE") courses for already-badged HSPOs. We have received dozens of emails and phone calls asking about our plans for 2019, so we are writing now to explain the delay. Late in 2018 [...]
A Minnesota lawmaker says she wants to bring some joy and humor to the State Capitol this session by getting people talking about dogs. State Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, unveiled legislation Tuesday to designate the Labrador retriever as Minnesota's official dog breed. During a news conference with some fellow lawmakers and some dogs, Ruud [...]
She looks like a cross between Groucho Marx and a dust mop, and she’s a bulwark against despair. Read this sweet, touching article here.
Victoria’s Law will drive the pet market in PA towards more humane sources by prohibiting the sale of commercially-raised dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores, and increase transparency by requiring sellers to include identifying information in advertisements. HOW YOU CAN HELP: Senators Tom Killion and Andy Dinniman, and Representatives Jason Ortitay and Harry Readshaw [...]
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California this week became the first state in the nation to bar pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits unless they come from animal shelters or rescue groups. The law targets the controversial breeding facilities known as puppy mills or kitten factories, which often operate with little or no oversight and “house animals in [...]
Today’s indoor cat is a tiger robbed of his dominion, a Lamborghini left idling in the garage. By David Grimm Mr. Grimm is the author of “Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship With Cats and Dogs.” About 13 years ago, my fiancée and I started to go for walks in our neighborhood. When we’d step out of the house, cars [...]
SB 1154, introduced by Senator Guy Reschenthaler, will prohibit the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores unless sourced from shelters and rescues and require advertisers to include license numbers, which will deter non-registered illegal breeders. House companion bill HB 2601 was introduce by Representative Jason Oritay . STATUS: Please contact your state representative to say [...]