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Bella’s Bill

German Shepherd, 5 years old, in front of white backgroundFrom The Dog Lady’s mailbag: The Animal Legal Defense Fund reports [t]his week a man infamously charged with cruelly killing his own dog was just arrested for living with another dog. He is the first person to be charged with failing to register with the Nassau County Animal Abuse registry.

Michael Gallagher killed Bella, his Shepherd mix, in 2016 by tightening a zip tie around her neck, stuffing her in a garbage bag, and beating her with a metal shovel. Due to the extent of her injuries, Bella had to be euthanized. He served only four months in jail. Continue reading Bella’s Bill

Texas Shooter Had Past Animal Cruelty Charge

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. Continue reading Texas Shooter Had Past Animal Cruelty Charge

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

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!

Saturday Survey: Dog Advocates

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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

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