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California becomes 1st state to require pet stores to sell rescue animals

Source: ABC News / By KELLY MCCARTHY / Oct 17, 2017, 8:12 AM ET Gov. Jerry Brown last Friday signed into law bill A.B. 485, making it illegal for pet stores to sell dogs, cats, and rabbits from any source other than a shelter or rescue group. The law will go into effect in 2019 and supporters have praised the move. “The problem is puppy mills, and this law is specifically targeting shutting down and not supporting puppies being manufactured in unsafe, unsociable, and horrific conditions,” Elena Bicker, executive director at Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, told ABC...

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Dozens of dogs abandoned, left unable to escape as Irma bears down

Source:  Sean Rossman, USA TODAY Published 11:55 a.m. ET Sept. 10, 2017 | Updated 8:01 a.m. ET Sept. 11, 2017 Authorities in south Florida may pursue felony charges against people who abandoned their animals as Hurricane Irma approached the Florida peninsula. Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control director Dianne Sauve said the agency recovered roughly 40 dogs in the days before Irma made landfall in Florida. Some were tied up, others were in pens or in enclosed yards, unable to escape. She said such abandonment is one of the worst things someone can do to their pet, saying “There...

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Dog Noses as a Diagnostic Copilot?

Source: Steve Dale, Veterinary Practice News While dogs might not be part of diagnostic tools, their ability to detect cancer can help doctors do the same.      To continue reading please click here>>>>>

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Stray cat becomes internet star after joining the fire department

Source:  Liv Osby, The Greenville (S.C.) NewsPublished 8:09 a.m. ET July 13, 2017 | Updated 8:09 a.m. ET July 13, 2017 GREENVILLE, SC — The tiny orange and white kitten was in rough shape when he strayed into the Belmont Fire House malnourished and too small to even be vaccinated. After lapping up some fried chicken and lots of attention, the weeks-old kitty grew stronger. And two short years later, Flame, as the guys in the firehouse call him, is an Instagram sensation who was featured in a recent segment of the popular Animal Planet show “My Cat From Hell.” “I came in one day and I...

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Hero Dog Finds Cat Missing for Weeks Without a Trace

Source:  lifewithdogs.tv / 07/05/2017 POSTED BY MELANIE A New Brunswick cat named Ghost escaped when his family moved and had been missing for six weeks, worrying his mom something terrible.  But when a dog named Cashew was out on a walk with his mom, he found Ghost in the sewer and refused to move until someone helped! Shelly Collette was walking Cash in Sackville, NB when he stopped dead in his tracks and wouldn’t budge.  The border collie/Lab mix was standing over a manhole, so Shelly peered down through the grate and saw an orange tabby trapped below. “We were on a walk, and Cash...

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Dog dad needs a vacation

Source:  USA Today Spanky the Bulldog was just trying to catch a break when his bulldog puppies all wanted to play at once. Please click here to watch the video >>>>>>

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