The Humane Society of the United States is reporting on problem puppy mills, including some dealers (re-sellers) and transporters. The Horrible Hundred report is a list of known, problematic puppy breeding and/or puppy brokering facilities.
It is not a list of all puppy mills, nor is it a list of the worst puppy mills in the country.
We provide this update annually, not as a comprehensive inventory, but as an effort to inform the public about common, recurring problems at puppy mills.
The information in this report demonstrates the scope of the puppy mill problem in America today, with specific examples of the types of violations that researchers have found at such facilities, for the purposes of warning consumers about the inhumane conditions that so many puppy buyers inadvertently support. Continue reading Humane Society Horrible Hundred Puppy Mills 2021→
It’s estimated that one in three pets will go lost during their lifetime — 10 million annually. And without a central place to report them lost or found, many may never be reunited with their families. At Petco Love, they’re determined to change that. They vow not to stop until every lost pet finds their way home. That’s why they created Petco Love Lost, a national resource that uses pet facial recognition technology to empower animal-loving communities to reunite lost pets.
April 23rd is the day we draw attention to the plight of lost dogs and celebrate reunions. According to Lost Dogs of America, The tenacious efforts of the combined states’ volunteers efforts, along with over 600,000 fans have helped reunite over 125,000 dogs with their families since 2011. Getting lost dogs back home reduces stress on owners’, staff at shelters/animal control facilities, other dogs in the facilities, and ultimately saves taxpayers’ money. It also opens up kennel space for truly homeless dogs. Continue reading Lost Dog Awareness Day→
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, sent letters to Elanco Animal Health Inc. and Bayer U.S. LLC seeking documents and information regarding the Seresto flea and tick collars, following reports that the collars may have killed thousands of pets and caused injuries to many more pets as well as humans.
From the New York Times: Euthanasia rates at large city shelters have fallen steadily over the past several decades due to a number of factors. Spaying and neutering has arguably had the biggest impact, which means that fewer animals are being taken to shelters in the first place. Continue reading Good News About Euthanasia→
I know a lot of the US is receiving lots of snow and cold temperatures right now, and chances are that small ponds and lakes are frozen solid. BUT, you never know where the weak spots are. Several ice fishermen were just rescued in Minnesota today and in Wisconsin a few days ago. So, it’s time for my annual reminder to keep your dog away from the water. It’s no joke when they fall through the ice, even if the dog is normally a strong swimmer.
And please, if your dog does fall in, call the professionals to rescue him. You don’t need to fall in, too.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!
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