From our friends at Newsy: a bill passed the US House of Representatives today, closing a loophole in previous animal cruelty legislation. The bill will now go to the Senate, and if passed there, on to the President to be signed into law.
From 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→
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?) Continue reading Man Bites Dog→
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.
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→
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