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NYS Bans Tattoos on Pets

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Now that tattoos are more mainstream, it seems to be that some poeple are trying to get their pets tattooed. Recently, a tattoo artist in NY state tattooed his dog and in 2011 there were reports of someone selling “gothic kittens” that were pierced. In many states, anti-cruelty laws make it a crime to intentionally [...]

Puppy Doe Bill Makes Punishment Harsher For Animal Abusers

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Towards the end of August 2014, the Governor of Massachusetts, Gov. Deval Patrick, signed a bill that increases the penalties for offenders convicted of animal cruelty. The bill is scheduled to take effect before the end of the year. Under the new law, which is being known as the Puppy Doe Bill, maximum sentences for [...]

5 Dog Breeds That Are Losing Popularity

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It seems to be that dog breeds come and go. A movie with a dog as a main character may spark a surge in people adopting that breed. Sometimes an internet streaming camera of a breed of puppies or a favorite musician or movie star who owns a particular breed may influence the adoption rates [...]

NY State Law Increases The Fines For Stealing A Pet

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A new law now increases the maximum fine for stealing, harming, or transporting someone’s pet without their consent from $200 to $1,000 in New York State. According to Lohud this is the first time in 44 years that fine has been raised. With the rising number of pet thefts being reported and the recognition that [...]

World Rabies Day – September 28th 2014

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On Sunday, September 28th, the world will raise awareness and help prevent the spread of rabies through various events being held worldwide by different organizations. Some will be educational lectures and presentations while others will be fundraisers and low cost or free rabies vaccines clinics set up in cities around the globe. The annual event [...]

Pets Events in September In The USA

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September can be a busy month for families as children go back to school, teachers say goodbye to their summer vacations, and our pets adjust to the schedule changes that Fall brings about. It’s an important month to stay mindful about our pet’s well-being. They can experience “back to school blues” and may mope more. [...]

Hill’s Pet Food Recall

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Hill’s Science Diet has recalled 62 bags of Adult Small & Toy Breed dry dog food. The bags of food may have been contaminated with Salmonella. The bags of Adult Small & and Toy Breed dry food were part of a single batch run that was distributed to several vet clinics and stores in California, [...]

Amtrak Allowing Pets to Travel on Trains

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Amtrak has started a new program of allowing pets to travel on their trains. The program is still in an experimental phase but if it seems successful, it will slowly spread to be nationwide. For now, the only trip that allows pets is between Chicago and Quincy, Ill. It’s a 4 hour train ride and [...]

Pet Parrot Helps Solve Burglary-Murder

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It’s not a mystery novel, it’s real life. In an article in People, a pet parrot helped detectives and family members figure out who broke into a home and stabbed the dog and woman who lived there. Hercule, the parrot, lives in Agra, India and is the beloved pet of Vijay. In Feb Vijay’s wife [...]

Pet Food Retailers Are Pulling Treats From China

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Earlier in May, PETCO announced they would stop selling treats made in China in response to the number of dogs who have become ill from eating the treats. It was the first pet store to decide to stop selling the treats but it isn’t the last one. In an article from TIME, PetSmart has also [...]

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