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Don’t Shoot! Support The Police-Canine Encounters Protection Act & Stop Police From Shooting Pets

(DOGS/POLICE SHOOTINGS) Tragically, it’s estimated that a dog is shot every 98 minutes by law enforcement in the United States, causing trauma for both the family and police officer involved. Despite the fact that dog bite numbers have decreased, incidents of police using lethal force against family pets are on the rise–from SWAT raids to […]

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California Tackles Flea Market Pet Sales

(PET SALES/ANIMAL LAWS) This past week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law an important restriction on the sale of animals at flea markets and swap meets. AB 339 was sponsored by Born Free USA and the State Humane Association of California and was authored by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson. The bill allows for the sale of […]

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Shelter Animals’ Fate Uncertain In California County

(ANIMAL SHELTERS/PETS) CALIFORNIA — Last month, the city of Bakersfield put forth a plan to remove its county, Kern, from the city-owned animal shelter. The city wants the county out of the shelter by the end of September, leaving many residents concerned over the hundreds of displaced animals left by the eviction. To combat rumors, […]

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Obama Barks Back at Breed-Specific Laws

(DOGS/PETS) What a great week to be a dog in Washington! In addition to the White House’s welcoming of a new, one-year-old puppy named Sunny on Monday, President Obama has also come out in support of legislation which would allow pet parents to choose whichever dog they desire, regardless of breed. This statement comes in response to […]

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<p>The endangered San Joaquin Kit Fox is on the list of animals killed by rodenticides. Photo Credit:</p>

Proposed Rat Poison Ban Protects Pets and Wildlife

(WILDLIFE/ANIMAL CONSERVATION) California may be pulling the plug on “super” rat poisons. Proposed regulation action, DPR 13-002, would ban the widespread use of dangerously strong anticoagulant rodent poisons. The ban would designate brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difenacoum, and difethialone as restricted materials, limiting them to those who are licensed and have training to use them appropriately. If the […]

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<p>A German Shepherd, like the one featured above, was brutally murdered last April.<br />
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No Justice For Dog Murderer

(ANIMAL CRUELTY) CALIFORNIA — A 42-year-old man convicted of beating his neighbor’s German Shepherd to death last April has been sentenced to a year in jail and denied the right to own or care for any animal for the next 10 years. However, the man could have faced more than four years in prison. While […]

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<p>Governor Jerry Brown has 5 days to outlaw the hounding of bears and bobcats in California! Take action and encourage him to sign the bill! Photo credit: nmhansen</p>

CA Governor Has Five Days To Save Bears, Bobcats

(ANIMAL CONSERVATION) CALIFORNIA — Governor Jerry Brown has until September 30, 2012 to sign bill SB 1221 which prevents the hounding of bears and bobcats in the state of California.When hounding, hunters use radio-collared dogs to track and hunt bears and/or bobcats.Hounding not only directly effects the natural species of bears and bobcats, but it often […]

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Long Overdue Transformation For Animal Shelter

(ANIMAL NEWS) CALIFORNIA — The Animal Legal Defense Fund and nearby residents recently sued a Palm Springs shelter for failure to abide by state laws protecting animals, and their case has been heard. Homeless dogs and cats in the surrounding area will now have a much better chance of being adopted into loving homes and treated the […]

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<p>Dan Tichenor poses with his two Plott Hound hunting dogs in Castro Valley.  Photo Credit: Aric Crabb/Santa Cruz Sentinel Staff</p>

New Bill Hopes To Ban Hound Hunting

(ANIMAL LEGISLATION) Senator Ted Lieu’s legislation outlawing hound hunting in California is quickly moving forward. If approved, the bill will specifically prohibit the use of dog packs to hunt bears and bobcats within the state. Hundreds of hunters and animal activists attended an important hearing in April, where both sides brought conflicting testimonies about the […]

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Coyote Alert In San Francisco

(ANIMAL NEWS) In San Francisco, there is an estimated one coyote per 80,500 people. Yet people living around Golden Gate Park are concerned about the coyotes living in there, some reporting that the animals have attacked their pets. “Coyote Alert” signs have been put up in places where the coyotes have been sighted. Read on […]

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<p>Dog owners feel their best friends should have access to beaches, too. Photo Credit: Jordy Silva, Dreamstime</p>

Off-Leash Beaches: Good Or Bad?

(LIFE WITH PETS) CALIFORNIA — As some Southern California beaches close their borders to dogs, lawmakers and lobby groups in Santa Cruz propose to make some of their beaches open to off-leash dogs for several hours of the day. While people agree pups deserve to enjoy a little natural beauty, many are asking what this […]

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<p>A large percentage of shelter dogs are pit bulls like this one pictured here. Photo Credit: Robert Durell</p>

UPDATE: California Keeps Shelter Law, For Now

(ANIMAL NEWS) CALIFORNIA — Earlier this year, Gov. Jerry Brown wanted to repeal California’s current animal shelter law that requires shelters to wait six days before euthanizing animals. Luckily, as of yesterday, one committee has rejected his proposal. A step in the right direction, campaigning by animal advocates has helped preserve the law. Read more about Gov. […]

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<p>Animal advocates from organizations to concerned citizens support the ending of puppy farming. Photo Credit: rosanne maccormick-keen via Flickr</p>

O.C. City Gives Pets A Voice

(PUPPY MILLS) CALIFORNIA — A proposal to ban the sale of puppies in pet stores passed at a Huntington Beach City Council Meeting on March 19. The proposal put forth by Council Member Joe Carchio emphasized the need to end the sale of puppies since most originate from inhumane “puppy mills.” Along with Laguna Beach, Dana […]

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The ASPCA named October as National Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. Photo Credit: Flicker/cnynfreelancer

CA Governor: Kill Pets To Save Money (TAKE ACTION)

(ANIMAL NEWS/TAKE ACTION) CALIFORNIA — Saving a life costs money, and California Governor Brown doesn’t want to spend any more. The state of California currently has legislation that requires shelters to allow adequate time for animals to be adopted before considering euthanasia. However, Brown wants to repeal the law to save money. Read more about […]

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