According to the ASPCA blog…Hard work by legislators, the animal welfare community and animal advocates helped bring many wonderful state-level bills over the finish line in 2009. Many states continued to pass anti-animal fighting laws, multiple states passed laws to restrict tethering, increase penalties for intentional acts of animal cruelty and allow pets to be included in court-issued orders of protection. The organization has listed all the laws that were passed to help in the mission to protect our nation’s animals from cruelty and neglect. Check out details on all the passed laws and see what kind of progress your state made. The full list is on the ASPCA website HERE.
Many famous people and celebrities have lent their influence to animal rights causes. Below is a list of some of these activists. Bob Barker – Best known for hosting CBS’s The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, Bob Barker set up a foundation called the DJ & T Foundation in 1994 that funds grants […]
A Best Friends Animal Society project, Pup My Ride, aims to get pets out of shelters into areas where they can more easily find their forever homes. Best Friends delivers the pups to places that have partnered with them. Thousands of puppy mill dogs face death yearly when those facilities claim they’ve outlived their “usefulness”, […]
Apparently February is Pet Dental Health Month. I just learned that The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that by the age of 2, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of periodontal disease. It has been linked to diabetes, strokes, kidney disease and other life-threatening disorders. So how many of us are […]