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.
How intelligent is your pet? Research on animal intelligence is a fairly new field but a lot has been learned about how animals think. Charles Darwin, when explaining how human intelligence developed, theorized that it must have developed from animal intelligence. He argued that animals face the same challenges humans do – finding a mate, […]
If you live in Vero Beach, FL I thought you might be interested in these two free seminars going on this month thanks to the Humane Society of Vero Beach. I found them on TCPalm.com. • Feb. 10, 12 to 1 p.m., “Caring for your Senior Pet”: Sebastian veterinarian Jeffrey Slade will discuss arthritis, skin […]
Microchip IDs are used to identify pets who have wandered away from home. They are more secure than collars since they are embedded under the skin and can’t fall off and get lost. Each microchip has a unique number which matches the owner’s information in a central database. They can be inserted in dogs, cats, […]