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Wednesday’s Wacky World of Dog News

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office  / Ofc. Chris Hegstrom
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office / Ofc. Chris Hegstrom

I’ve had so much other stuff to tell you about over the past few weeks, I haven’t been able to share much of what’s going on in the dog news world lately. Without further delay, here’s a roundup of all the news that’s fit to print.

West Valley (AZ) Puppy Mill Bust
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office recently rescued as many as 130 Pugs and French Bulldogs from a puppy mill operation in Tonopah. They received an anonymous tip about conditions in the home and asked the homeowners to take care of the situation. When nothing was done, deputies returned and took control of the dogs without incident. The owners now face animal neglect charges.

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Canada Joins US in Protecting Law Enforcement Dogs

shutterstock_106532798Since 1999, the United States has had a law on the books called the Federal Law Enforcement Animal Protection Act, which specifies a minimum fine of $1,000 and a maximum of 10 years in prison for anyone who is convicted of purposefully harming a K-9 Law Enforcement Officer. Canada now has its own law protecting their K-9s.
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Saturday Survey: Defending the Defenseless

I posted earlier in the week about how proud I was of my nephew for intervening on behalf of a dog who was left out in the heat of the day without shade or water. Made me wonder – have you ever stepped up to help out a dog?

Have you ever intervened to assure a dog's welfare?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Canton, Ohio considering adding laws against animal cruelty

shutterstock_93789841OK, so this is something I didn’t know until I read today’s paper. In the city of Canton (very close to where I live), there are laws about barking, trapping animals, animals running at large, and the number of pets a family may have at one time, but there is no law that makes it illegal to treat your dog badly. Weird, right?
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