Texas Shooter Had Past Animal Cruelty Charge

November 7, 2017

The Denver Post is reporting that Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley previously had an animal cruelty charge in southern Colorado. Witnesses say he beat a dog with his fists, and Kelley was cited for animal cruelty by El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies on August 1, 2014. [Read more]

Puppies Left in Hot Van

September 15, 2017

Sometimes I have a hard time believing people are able to tie their shoes in the morning without help when they do something as boneheaded as this. [Read more]

Man Bites Dog

April 20, 2017

Yes, you read that headline correctly. Fox35 in Orlando is reporting on a man who has been accused of biting his girlfriend’s dog in a misguided attempt to teach the dog a lesson. (I’m not sure what that lesson would be…that it’s ok to bite?) [Read more]

Nashville Man Kills Dog in Trash Compactor

March 9, 2017

From The Tenneseean: A Nashville man is in jail after putting his mother’s Shih Tzu into a trash compactor and pushing the button four times to try to squish the poor animal. [Read more]

Sign the Petition to Restore Puppy Mill Information to the USDA Website

February 7, 2017

Since at least 2010, if you wanted to make sure you were buying a dog from a reputable breeder, you could search for the breeder on the USDA’s website, which listed known animal abusers, including puppy mills.

Inexplicably, this information has been removed from the site. Their suggestion is that you instead file a request under the Freedom of Information Act, which could take years before you get a response.

Please join me in asking the Trump administration to restore this information to make it easy to access. Sign the petition.

Learn more about the issue on ScienceMag.org.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Ohio Dog Burned Alive / Boys Cut Ears Off Dog in Argentina

January 24, 2017

This story turns my stomach, but I think it’s important to share it because of the statute under which the perpetrator may be punished if found guilty. [Read more]

Saturday Survey: Dog Advocates

January 21, 2017


With all of the rallies going on in Washington, DC this weekend, it made me think about ways we might support dog-related causes.

For which issue would you be most likely to attend a supportive rally?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Elderly Michigan Dog Abused During Break-In / Reward for Info

July 19, 2016

Photo Courtesy WXYZ

Photo Courtesy WXYZ

I can barely stand to write this story, but I’m going to in hopes that someone has information that will result in the prosecution of these…I would call them animals, but that’s an insult to animals. When burglars broke into a home in Hamtramck, Michigan, the family dog apparently began barking, which of course they didn’t like. [Read more]

NJ Woman Sentenced for Killing Dog Over a Parking Dispute

July 11, 2016

When Haniyyah Barnes and her neighbor argued over parking on a shared driveway, Barnes took the fight way too far when she hurled the neighbor’s Shih Tzu into heavy traffic. She has now been sentenced to four years, with credit for six months of time already served.

Barnes must also pay $2,000 to her neighbor and perform 30 days of animal welfare-related community service following her release from prison.

What do you think? Does the punishment fit the crime?

Read the whole story on nj.com

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Ohio Dog Fighter Denied Early Release from Prison

July 6, 2016

Judge Robert Ruehlman presided today over the early release hearing of Terry Kendrick, who had been convicted of charges related to running a dog fighting ring that was connected to the ring run by Michael Vick.

Kendrick’s original sentence was for 13 years, and he has served 8 years so far at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution. “I’ve learned a lot being away from my family as long as showing what my actions can bring about. You’ll never have a problem with me again,” Kendrick said.

However, prosecutors pointed out how badly the dogs had been hurt. Some were stitched up and made to fight again. Others were dumped and left for dead.

Kendricks’ wife, who stated he was “not a bad person”, and their 12 children were nearly jailed for contempt after they stated (loudly) their disagreement with the judge’s ruling.

Fortunately, the judge was not swayed and ruled that Kendrick should complete the original sentence in its entirety.

Cincinnati’s WKRC provided the video via YouTube.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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