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June 24, 2013

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Glad to see another dogfighter indicted, but notice he went to a fight with 30 others and only 3 have been charged. The spectators are getting off scot free. We need the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act to pass the Congress now! http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/dog-fighting-ring-kansas-city-man-john-p-dulley-jr-latest-arrest-federal

Dog Fighting Ring: Kansas City Man John P. Dulley, Jr. Latest Arrest in Federal Investigation

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A 42-year-old Kansas City man, John P. Dulley, Jr., has been charged under state law with 12 felony counts of keeping dogs with the intent to fight, according to a release issued Friday by Henry County Prosecutor Richard Shields. Each court is punishable by up to four years. Shields says Dulley’s ar…

 

May 21, 2013

Mr. Rogers said that his mother used to tell him to always look for the “good” and the “helpers” when bad things happen in the world.  That’s how u get through them.
Watch….
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Tornado Survivor Finds Dog During TV Interview
An elderly woman whose home was destroyed by the Oklahoma tornado found her pet dog among the rubble during a live TV interview.
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May 20, 2013

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May 17, 2013

BREAKING NEWS- Congressional committee approves federal ban on attending animal fights, but also passes King amendment which could repeal hundreds of state laws that protect farm animals and the environment. This will be a huge fight on the House floor! http://hslf.typepad.com/political_animal/2013/05/the-good-and-the-bad-in-the-farm-bill.html
Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics: The Good and the Bad in the Farm Bill
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The House Agriculture Committee, late last night, approved its version of the Farm Bill, and with it included an important provision to close a loophole in the federal animal fighting

May 14, 2013

This Is Almost Beyond Words: Dog Fighting’s Horrific New Trend Is Called “Trunking”

Dogs in Miami are fighting to the death while locked in the trunks of cars and driven around. There are no words. Read story here: http://www.dogster.com/the-scoop/dog-fighting-trend-trunking-miami?utm_source=Sters+Newsletter+Subscribers&utm_campaign=d56c7937c6-05142013_Dogster_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6475ac9af2-d56c7937c6-307008305

May 13, 2013

Earlier this month, we rescued over 20 dogs from a suspected dogfighting operation in Texas. These dogs were saved from a life of suffering, but dogfighting still happens because the people who come to watch the fights are financing the industry. Please take action now to crack down on dogfighting spectators: https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/SPageNavigator/Facebook/FBAPI_6079_Tab.html

May 12, 2013

 

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FINALLY this HUGE puppy mill in Iowa has been SHUT DOWN. In case you think USDA licensed means anything more than a piece of paper……….IT DOESN’T. This facility was USDA licensed and inspected. Even though the facility received numerous and repeated violations over the years, it was allowed to continue operating. The only way to stop these “businesses” is to stop the demand. DO NOT buy from pet stores that sell puppies! Do NOT buy dogs over the internet or at pet stores or at flea markets.
NO REPUTABLE BREEDER would sell their puppies through these channels! EVER!
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May 11, 2013

I’ve got you, buddy! Heart-melting scenes as Jon Stewart reassures his tired  three-legged pup during daily walk

Animal lover: Jon Stewart walked his three-legged dog, Champ, in Tribeca, New York on Sunday... he's a massive Pitbull advocate

Animal lover: Jon Stewart walked his three-legged dog,  Champ,  in Tribeca, New York on Sunday… he’s a massive Pitbull advocate

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2320313/Heart-melting-scenes-Jon-Stewart-reassures-tired-legged-pup-daily-walk.html#ixzz2SzaVbhI0 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

May 8, 2013

Not all animals are okay.  Please support the Tucker family.  It’s not fair that they have to clean up this woman’s mess.  Lucky for Zero the Hero… he landed in the right hands.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=463964977014326&set=a.133087210102106.33718.132912580119569&type=1&theater

 

Oxford Woman Pleads Not Guilty to 41 Counts of Animal Cruelty

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Karen Desrosiers, 46, was charged after officials seized malnourished animals from her property

 

Oxford Woman Pleads Not Guilty to 41 Counts of Animal Cruelty

 May 7, 2013

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1-800-Save-A-Pet.com - Adopt a Friend. Save a Life.
This pet-saving   service is funded by the passionate pet lovers at Purina, Bayer, & NSALA. purina and north shore animal league america

 
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May 3, 2013

Click on Photo to find stores that sell pets! read article about how you can help to have these stores shut down.

 

 

April 23, 2013

Prayers for CHASE as he faces surgery this Tuesday (tomorrow). Darn you cancer and darn you political nonsense. Positive thoughts for a special boy!
***PLEASE READ AND SHARE***<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
THE TOWN OF EASTON NO LONGER HAS A POLICE K9</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>We regret to inform all of the Friends of the Easton Police K9 that K9 Chase is officially retired :(</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>On Easter, Chase became ill and was brought to Shoreline Emergency Vet in Shelton where he was diagnosed with Anemia.  Chase was admitted to the clinic for over 24 hours where he received lifesaving fluids and underwent various testing.  Chase's condition improved enough that he went home to rest the next day.  </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Chase has since had several recheck appointments at his primary vet, Ansonia Westfield Animal Hospital.  On April 18th Chase had blood drawn to test and the Veterinarian found that one testicle was twice the size of the other.  There is an 80% chance that it is cancerous and will be having surgery on Tuesday April 23rd to have his testicles removed and tested for cancer.  His surgery appointment was scheduled on Thursday while Easton Police were still paying for Chase's vet bills.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Ofc French and Dr Manju agreed that due to Chase's sudden illness on Easter and having surgery and possible cancer it was in Chase's best interest to retire so he can focus on recovering.  </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Ofc French told Chief Candee about this recent diagnosis and that the Veterinarian was recommending Chase retires at this time.  Ofc French purchased Chase for $1.00 per the Union Contract and Chase now officially belongs to Ofc French.  He will continue to live with her as he happily has for the past decade.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>On Friday Chief Candee told Ofc French that she is now responsible for Chase's vet bills and the Town of Easton will NOT be paying for Chase's surgery.  So even though Chase became ill and needed surgery while he was a member of the Easton Police Department Chief Candee refuses to pay for Chase's surgery. He told her that she is to order new uniforms because she is no longer to wear her K-9 uniform.  He also ordered her to return her K-9 cruiser this weekend and to turn in all of Chase's equipment and toys that the department purchased.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>This news was very disheartening to us, especially after the Police Commission told us at the last meeting that the K9 unit was NOT  being terminated.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>It sure seems that Chief Candee is getting rid of the K-9 Unit and everything associated with it as fast as he can.  </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Please keep Chase in your prayers when he undergoes surgery on Tuesday and for hopeful results of the biopsy.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Please share and stay tuned for more because the fight to get another police dog in Easton is far from over.

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THE TOWN OF EASTON NO LONGER HAS A POLICE K9

We regret to inform all of the Friends of the Easton Police K9 that K9 Chase is officially retired 🙁

On Easter, Chase became ill and was brought to Shoreline Emergency Vet in Shelton where he was diagnosed with Anemia. Chase was admitted to the clinic for over 24 hours where he received lifesaving fluids and underwent various testing. Chase’s condition improved enough that he went home to rest the next day.

Chase has since had several recheck appointments at his primary vet, Ansonia Westfield Animal Hospital. On April 18th Chase had blood drawn to test and the Veterinarian found that one testicle was twice the size of the other. There is an 80% chance that it is cancerous and will be having surgery on Tuesday April 23rd to have his testicles removed and tested for cancer. His surgery appointment was scheduled on Thursday while Easton Police were still paying for Chase’s vet bills.

Ofc French and Dr Manju agreed that due to Chase’s sudden illness on Easter and having surgery and possible cancer it was in Chase’s best interest to retire so he can focus on recovering.

Ofc French told Chief Candee about this recent diagnosis and that the Veterinarian was recommending Chase retires at this time. Ofc French purchased Chase for $1.00 per the Union Contract and Chase now officially belongs to Ofc French. He will continue to live with her as he happily has for the past decade.

On Friday Chief Candee told Ofc French that she is now responsible for Chase’s vet bills and the Town of Easton will NOT be paying for Chase’s surgery. So even though Chase became ill and needed surgery while he was a member of the Easton Police Department Chief Candee refuses to pay for Chase’s surgery. He told her that she is to order new uniforms because she is no longer to wear her K-9 uniform. He also ordered her to return her K-9 cruiser this weekend and to turn in all of Chase’s equipment and toys that the department purchased.

This news was very disheartening to us, especially after the Police Commission told us at the last meeting that the K9 unit was NOT being terminated.

It sure seems that Chief Candee is getting rid of the K-9 Unit and everything associated with it as fast as he can.

Please keep Chase in your prayers when he undergoes surgery on Tuesday and for hopeful results of the biopsy.

Please share and stay tuned for more because the fight to get another police dog in Easton is far from over.

 

 

National Walk ‘N Roll Dog Day is observed every September 22.

 

 

UPDATE 4/17/2013:  Exciting News!  We are now officially designated!  Watch for this special day to be a yearly celebration and observance with it’s official designation in Chase’s Calendar of Events- the most comprehensive and authoritative reference available on special events, holidays, federal and state observances, historic anniversaries and more.

Founded in August 2012 by award winning author and advocate for dogs with Intervertabral Disc Disease (IVDD) and dogs in wheelchairs, Barbara Techel created this day in memory of her beloved Dachshund, Frankie, nationally and internationally known as the ‘Walk ‘N Roll Dog’, and in

April 16, 2013

‘Like furry counselors’: Comfort dogs deployed after Boston bombings

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Lutheran Church Charities Canine Comfort Dogs

 

April 9, 2013

 The Humane Society of the United States – Animal Testing Campaign

How many animal-friendly celebrities can you spot?! Check out the highlights video from The HSUS’s 2013 Genesis Awards Benefit Gala, which celebrates the role the news and entertainment media play in raising awareness of animal issues, including animals in laboratories!

March 14, 2013

STOP COSMETIC TESTING ON ANIMALS!

CLICK ON PHOTO FOR A FULL STORY!

 

 

March 12, 2013

 

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 http://www.wtsp.com/news/topstories/article/303746/250/Yellow-Dog-Project-signals-not-so-social-dogs

 

L.A. council votes to ban stores from selling non-rescue dogs, cats

October 24, 2012 |  1:10 pm

A dog waiting for adoption at the L.A. Animal Service facility in West Los Angeles

Los Angeles lawmakers on Wednesday voted in favor of an ordinance that will make L.A. the largest city in America to ban pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits obtained from commercial breeders.

The ordinance, which the City Council voted 12-2 to approve, targets puppy mills and is designed to cut down on the tens of thousands of animals euthanized each year in city shelters.

Under the law, individuals will still be allowed to buy directly from breeders, and pet stores will be allowed to sell animals that come from shelters, humane societies and registered rescue groups. Stores found to be selling animals from breeders may face misdemeanor charges and a first-time penalty of $250.

Animal rights activists hailed L.A.’s approval of the ban as a signal to other large cities to follow suit. Irvine, Hermosa Beach and West Hollywood are among the more than 30 cities across the United States and Canada that have passed similar measures in recent years, according to Elizabeth Oreck, who has been leading the legislative effort on behalf of Best Friends Animal Society.

L.A.’s ban also sends a message, she said, to breeders who frequently cut corners to keep costs low at the expense of the animals.

“They’re inbred, they’re overbred, they’re irresponsibly bred,” Oreck said.

But pet shop owners complained the ordinance is misguided and unfair.

“It’s just making us suffer,” said Candice Ro, whose family has been selling small dogs, including Yorkshire Terriers and English Bulldogs, at its Koreatown pet shop for 11 years.
Ro said her store, Olympic Pet Shop, buys nearly all of its dogs from local breeders who take good care of their animals. “If we were getting puppy mill puppiesthat were sick we wouldn’t have stayed in business this long,” she said.The ban was championed by Councilman Paul Koretz, a longtime supporter of animal rights who said lawmakers have a duty to stick up for animals who “cannot speak forthemselves.”The measure was opposed by Councilman Mitchell Englander, who voted against the ban along with Councilman Bill Rosendahl.Englander said the city doesn’t have the resources to enforce the law, and said it will put L.A. pet stores at a disadvantage. During economically difficult times like these, he said, government should be focusing on other things.“With the limited resources we have, we’ve got to focus on the core services,” Englander said.Because Wednesday’s vote was not unanimous, it must come back for a second reading next week.
Photo: A dog waiting for adoption at the L.A. Animal Service facility in West Los Angeles. The Los Angeles City Council approved an ordinance that will ban pet stores from selling non-rescue pets. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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