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
From the Animal Legal Defense Fund:
Only 12 states — Arizona, California, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Florida, Ohio, Vermont, Oregon and Tennessee — allow “good Samaritans” to break a car window to save an animal.
Almost all of those states require “good Samaritans” to contact law enforcement before breaking into the car. Continue reading Can You Break In to Take a Dog Out of a Hot Car?
UPDATE: THis FILM IS AVAILABLE ON i-TUNES AND AMAZON, AS WELL AS ON THEIR WEBSITE, where there’s also a trailer.
From the Dog Lady’s mailbag:
On Thursday, Sept. 22, from 6:30–9:30 p.m. the Animal Legal Defense Fund will host the premiere of Of Dogs and Men, a film focused on the tragic epidemic of police officers shooting pet dogs in the line of duty. According to the U.S. Department of Justice statistics, more 10,000 pet dogs are shot and killed by police officers every year. Every 98 minutes a pet dog is shot and killed. Yet, no officer has ever been killed in the line of duty by a dog.
Continue reading Of Dogs and Men