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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

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

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.”

Dangerous Dogs Experts Unite

The Kennel Club, the biggest dog welfare organisation in the UK, will lead discussions on the importance of better investigation into dog bite events, in meeting London, W1 (26 January).

The assembly, which may help determine the future of dangerous dog laws, is the very first of its type in bringing together specialists from across the veterinary and medical fields, law enforcement, local authorities, government representatives, professors, sociologists, in addition to animal welfare charities to investigate strategies to move forward having a strategy on dangerous dogs.

Now is too little comprehensive data to explain dog bite events happen no completely successful in the very first place and, as such or evidence-based instruction measures are being executed to reduce them.

These perspectives will be presented by the Kennel Club in the assembly in the initial step towards planning and executing a strategy to ensure government support for later, and greater data collection, evidence-based instruction strategies.

“The Kennel Club is firmly of the perspective that dangerous dog law as it stands is next to worthless and has done nothing whatsoever to minimize how many dog biting events to the other side of Great Britain. Rather it demonises specific strains according to not scientific evidence and stereotypes.

“There are a variety of variables which lead to dog biting episodes and every episode is unique to its conditions, and we want precise data to create a more dependable picture of the prevalence of dog bites as well as their causes.

“The problems being presented in the assembly completely tie in with all the Kennel Club’s A Dog’s Life manifesto, that has been established to guide an incoming government how to boost dog welfare.

Stop Selling Dog Treats From China, Petco

The move makes Petco this measure to be taken by the first national pet specialty retailer in support of the well-being and well being of pets.

“Dog and cat understand some pet parents are cautious of dog and cat treats manufactured in China, particularly Chicken Jerky goods, and we have learned their concerns,” said Jim Myers, Petco CEO.

Since 2007, and as recently as only last week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has occasionally warned consumers about a possible connection between reported sicknesses in dogs and the eating of jerky products made in China. But the FDA has not been able to recognize an immediate connection between the China as well as the reported illnesses -made treats, and hasn’t advocated a recall of products that are jerky.

“We have been following the FDA warnings and relevant customer concerns closely, and we have been actively reducing our China-made classification and enlarging our American-made offerings for a number of years now,” said Myers. “Consumers understand the FDA has not yet identified a direct cause for the reported illnesses, but we determined the uncertainty of the scenario outweighs the lack of real evidence. It’s taken some time and careful idea to get to the point, but we are proud to help make the change and we consider our customers will be pleased with it as well.”

The final phase of the transition will start in September and is forecast to be complete from the end of 2014, indicating the conclusion of a multi-year procedure in which Petco continues to be working with sellers and providers to offer more safe and healthful choices to treats manufactured in China.

Petco additionally carries several long-lasting and safe dog treats and chews from other parts of earth, including South America, Australia and New Zealand.

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Dog Fighters To Pay 2 Million Dollars

U.S. District Judge Keith Watkins ordered the defendants jointly responsible for $1,987,411.95–the biggest ever ordered in a national dog fighting case.

The organizations helped in the removal, transportation, sheltering, medical and day-to-day care of the creatures confiscated during the raid, and estimate they cumulatively spent about $5.5 million on the case.

“These dog fighters mistreated, starved and killed their dogs for the supposed ‘pleasure’ of seeing and betting on a dog fight,” said U.S. Attorney George L. Beck. “We want to thank the HSUS as well as the ASPCA for taking care of the ill, injured and abused dogs for this elongated time period. As the HSUS as well as the ASPCA took such care of the dogs, many were competent to be put into savings or houses, where they’re now safe in the terrible lives they formerly needed to last.”

“We’re very happy to find the Department of Justice understand the perverse and grievous nature of dog fighting and hold these offenders accountable for the suffering and death they have inflicted on countless dogs.”

“Once again, the court sent a serious message to dog fighters in regards to the real price of the offense,” said Chris Schindler, supervisor of creature fighting investigations for The HSUS, who testified in the hearings. “The dogs saved in this instance suffered physically and emotionally and needed untold hours of medical care and enrichment with professional staff. The people who handled them so badly needs to be held responsible.”

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Local and federal officials also confiscated drugs and firearms, along with more than from dog fighting gaming tasks. The HSUS as well as the ASPCA helped authorities with gathering forensic evidence and testified to the grotesque cruelty perpetrated. A lot of the dogs captured in this case have eventually moved onto the second phases in their lives and were set with various rescue groups all over the united states to be made readily available.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Clark Morris.

Dog fighting is a felony in the District of Columbia as well as all 50 states. A year ago, the Farm Bill was signed by President Obama, inflicting additional punishments for bringing a minor and which makes it a federal offense to attend an organized creature fight. The HSUS and ASPCA advocate strengthening state and national creature fighting legislative acts, and often help national, state and local authorities and raids all over the United States.

Police In Phoenix Saved 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 rescue dog, regardless of all he is been through.

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