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.
Beginning in 2016, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will reclassify animal abuse as a Group A felony. This classification means it is considered a major crime. Offenses will be reported on the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). Up until this reclassification, animal abuse was judged under Group B offenses which are […]
Animals have always had a central part in storytelling. Ancient storytellers who drew their stories on cave walls told stories about animals. Aesop’s Fables were composed around the 6th century BC and use animals as examples for human behavior. The ancient Egyptians and Greeks told stories about mythological animals and the Bible is full of […]
The National Professional Pet Sitters organization has designated March 5-12, honoring pet sitters. If you’ve ever needed or use the services of an insured, bonded pet sitter, you know how invaluable they are. We love our pets and want to give them the best care possible. Many of us have to go to work daily […]