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What D’you Think About This Celebrity Names As Dog Names For 2015?

1. Pharrell
Nominated to get a GRAMMY and among the most famous artists, it is a name that may make many pets “Happy!”
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Image source: Pharrell Williams Instagram

 

2. Quill
“Guardians of the Galaxy” was the highest grossing film of 2014. Quill is the name of the key character that I could certainly see being a pet name.

3. Sheldon
“Big Bang Theory” continues to be super popular. It’s very easy to see someone naming their pet Cooper or Sheldon or both!
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Image source: Jim Parsons Instagram

Rescue Groups Sues Abusive Rottweiler Owner

Animal-rights activists are determined to get a Staten Island man arrested for allegedly abusing and ignoring his Rottweiler for a more than the usual year.

Volunteers with No Kill New York have tracked Jake since September 2013, feeding him.

The NYPD says the case was referred by it to the ASPCA, which worked to get the dog medical care, including surgery to get rid of a growth. Defenders of Saving, another saving group, given an insulated dog bed in January to Jake.

But activists maintain Jake was left following the ASPCA intervention with the open wound in harsh winter temperatures for weeks.

The case is expected back in court later this month, although a judge Thursday declined to order an arrest warrant.

The dog owner failed to return a message.

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Police Officer Save A Rottweiler

A Rottweiler that is seriously wounded is recuperating after he treated in a Valley animal shelter and was saved off the road with a Phoenix police officer.

Based on a press release from SPCA & Arizona Animal Welfare League, the dog was discovered lying by the right or left side of the street and Van Buren roads with extensive injuries.

Among his ears was nearly totally severed.

A veterinarian discovered the dog was most likely assaulted with several dogs.

In spite of being medicated and self-conscious, he started to approach men and women in the hall outside work.

Abe continues to recuperate and staff says he is an incredibly sweet dog, regardless of all he is been through.

Abe will be readily available for adoption when he is adequately recovered.

 

Nearly 12,000 Greyhounds Injured at Failing Dog Tracks in the U.S.

Humane groups GREY2K USA and the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) today released the first-ever national report on greyhound racing in the United States. The detailed report chronicles thousands of greyhound injuries and hundreds of greyhound deaths in the seven states where greyhound tracks still operate. The report, titled “High Stakes,” is being mailed today to state lawmakers and opinion leaders to urge them to pass greyhound protection legislation and bring an end to this inherently cruel ‘sport’.

“For the first time, both the humane and economic costs of this cruel industry are documented for all to see,” said Christine Dorchak, president of GREY2K USA. “Taxpayers are losing money, states are doling out millions in annual subsidies, and gentle greyhounds continue to die as pawns to this antiquated industry.”

“Thirty-nine states have already made the humane decision to ban greyhound racing, but this cruel sport continues to exploit greyhounds despite public outcry and overwhelming financial losses from a dying industry,” said Nancy Perry, senior vice president of ASPCA Government Relations. “The ASPCA is proud to stand with our partners at GREY2K USA to shed light on the wanton cruelty inflicted on the thousands of dogs that enter the racing industry each year. We hope state lawmakers will agree that it is time to end dog racing once and for all.”

Greyhound at full speed during a race

Jennifer Lawrence’s Lab Recovering From Surgery

Jennifer Lawrence‘s adored labrador retriever “Spinee” has experienced a high-risk operation on Thursday and is fortunately starting the slow process of healing, according to American media reports. The 24-year old actress can be said to have received support and waves and waves as she offered her Twitter followers an update on pooch’s status often. Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games films.

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Hero Rottweilers

A shivering pensioner who had been put in a field for over 15 hours was saved – by a household of ROTTWEILERS.

The 80-year old girl was immobilized in a bush after losing her ground.

When he let them off their lead they made a beeline for the place where the girl was lying.

David, who was Jack with his nephew, went to inquire and imagined they’d discovered something.

David discovered May, Billy, Gerrard and Tillie sat with among the gentle giants licking at her, together with the aged woman.

The girl, who’s believed to reside close to the institution was taken to hospital where she was treated for the consequences of exposure.

Jack’s mum Lana Martenovic, who also possesses a Rottie from the exact same family has credited the hounds with saving the life of the girl.

The marketing sales executive said:

“My son said to his uncle ‘there is something over there.’ It was the female dog who refused to leave her side and began licking something over and his uncle arrived.

“The girl had been put there in the bushes throughout the day, since about 10 o’clock that morning, but she did not make a sound when the dogs discovered her.

“Something over told the sons after that she got off the bus in the incorrect stop.

Something over do not believe the elderly lady would have lived.”

Four Rottweiler

Rottweiler And Tom Brady

Do you remember when New England Patriots‘ Tom Brady shared the cover of VMAN‘s fall issue in 2012 with a very big and angry-looking rottweiler? (Spoiler: The dog bites him. Accurate narrative.) Braver he let Carine Roitfeld design him with sharp black suit and a large dog collar in the secondary editorial — however, certainly not a punk that is natural, he does not appear quite certain. He is got no strategies to beef up his acting qualifications telling the magazine he will not dabble after his retirement in the field.

Newly Introduced Federal Legislation

National lawmakers now introduced a bill to require much needed protections for farm animals employed at national facilities for agricultural research. The bill follows a New York Times article that revealed horrifying cases of animal cruelty in the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, a national livestock research facility in Nebraska.

Pigs, sheep, the cattle and other farm animals found in experiments in the facility are now exempt from protections under national law due to a loophole. This loophole exempts farm animals “used or intended for use for improving animal nutrition, breeding, management, or production efficiency, or for enhancing the standard of food or fiber” from fundamental welfare standards.

The Meat Animal Research Center is a portion of the Agricultural Research Service, a department of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Since 2006, almost $200 million has been spent by ARS on the centre, in accordance with a report prepared by the USDA included in the budgeting procedure.

Animal Welfare Legislation To Be Pushed In Annapolis

The lawmakers were encouraged to pass legislation to streamline the procedure for paying for the care of animals impounded in cruelty cases and also to safeguard pets in extreme climate conditions.

“That is a significant bill, but it is not a complex one. I consider abusers, not citizens, should bear those costs of caring for mistreated animals,” said Del. Waldstreicher.

“The high price to medically handle and shelter animals lawfully confiscated in cruelty cases presents among the most significant challenges to applying Maryland’s animal cruelty laws,” said Chloe Waterman, senior supervisor of state legislative strategy for the ASPCA. “A powerful ‘price of animal care’ law provides much-needed aid to local animal control agencies and citizens, and can save the lives of innumerable creatures. The ASPCA is pleased to host this event with our associates at Maryland Votes for Creatures and also to be joined by animal control agencies from the other side of the state to raise consciousness of the problems.”

“I’m proud to partner with animal welfare supporters to support common sense legislation that protects dogs from being tethered in excessive temperatures,” said Del. Stein. Together with the support of Maryland Votes for Animals, the ASPCA as well as the Humane Society, I anticipate the bill’s passage.”

“Maryland Votes for Critters is a powerful supporter of chances for Marylanders to join using their legislators about significant animal protection problems that impact individuals and creatures within their districts,” said Lisa Radov, executive director of Maryland Votes for Animals. “The creatures that have no voice rely on Maryland’s humanist voters and legislators to safeguard them to ensure they’re handled humanely. With all the latest temperature extremes and dangerous weather events affecting our place, individuals are concerned with the wellbeing of the creatures in Maryland, especially dogs chained outside.

Eliminate Puppy Mills

The Pet Direction Council, a coalition of pet business leaders championing responsible pet ownership, commissioned Harris Poll to run an online survey of over 2,000 U.S. adults ages 18 and older to discover Americans perspectives on puppy mill regulations.

The Pet Direction Council (PLC) is adding its support to efforts to enact breeder standards that are tougher with stringent enforcement. In once, the PLC is taking a lead part in a suit that challenges a petstore prohibition in Phoenix, Arizona.

“We all want to see puppy mills eliminated today,” said Bob Vetere, CEO of the American Pet Products Association, one of the founding members of the PLC. “But America’s pet lovers have made it clear that banning the sale of dogs and cats at local pet stores is not the best way to do it. What this poll tells us is that pet owners want tougher breeder standards so that they can be confident that dogs and cats are raised humanely and in the best interests of the animal.”

“Puppy mills are an unacceptable problem. But pet-store bans like the one in Phoenix and more than 50 other communities across the country should be an unacceptable solution,”  said Ken Oh, Chairman of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council and PLC member.

Oh noted that petstore prohibitions are unwittingly driving consumers to resources provided by the puppy mills that are very we need to finish. Consumers in areas with petstore prohibitions are being compelled to buy from sources that were unregulated and there’s a rise in underground – and unregulated – breeders streaming into communities.

“In fact, the survey finds that nearly 9 in 10 Americans say buying a dog from an unknown breeder online is not a safe way to obtain a family pet.”

“Local policy makers should take note of the findings in this survey,” said Steve King, President of the Pet Industry Distributors Association and PLC member. “Rarely do you see 80-percent of people in America agreeing on any one issue. Yet more than 80-percent of U.S. pet owners agree banning dog sales at pet stores will not stop puppy mills. We need to crack down on puppy mills, to be sure, and the PLC stands ready to help do so. But banning pet stores and stripping consumers of their rights is not the way to do it.”