Florida Dog Bite Statute May Be Ruled Unconstitutional Today Due to Mandatory Killing Aspect

Florida veterinarian Paul Gartenberg performed surgery on a stray dog who had a rusty chain embedded in his neck.  Although his intention was to find a home for the dog, he ended up falling in love with him so made the dog part of his family.  He named him Padi, due to the padlock on the … Continue reading Florida Dog Bite Statute May Be Ruled Unconstitutional Today Due to Mandatory Killing Aspect

Animal Advocates Continue to Protest Legal Decisions in KY Dog Case

In April, Boyle Co Animal Care and Control in Kentucky seized twelve presa canarios from owner Christopher Pope who was charged with twelve misdemeanor animal cruelty counts.  Five of the dogs were returned to him while the other seven were housed at the local HS while the court case proceeded.  In June, Pope's house caught … Continue reading Animal Advocates Continue to Protest Legal Decisions in KY Dog Case

Cumberland Co Kills Dog Whom Owners Wanted Back, Calls Family Liars

People tend to think that animal shelters shelter animals and that everyone who works there is an animal lover who would never hurt a pet.  Tragically, this is far from the truth in too many shelters.  Sometimes people only find this out when their pet ends up at the "safe haven" and is killed there. On … Continue reading Cumberland Co Kills Dog Whom Owners Wanted Back, Calls Family Liars

WV Animal Control Officer Violates Law in Dog Killing, Will Keep Job

A Fayette County dog bit a child on March 11, 2014 and stitches were required as a result of the injury. Fayette Co ACO Russell Parker seized the dog and was advised by the owner that the dog had not been vaccinated for rabies. The owner stated the dog had attacked another person in past and … Continue reading WV Animal Control Officer Violates Law in Dog Killing, Will Keep Job

Bakersfield Pound Oops-Kills Well Loved Pet, Lies to Owner

Kern Co, CA - On October 8, a dog named Capatcho was impounded by the city of Bakersfield after reportedly biting a neighbor.  The dog lacked identification and was listed as a stray upon impound at the Bakersfield Animal Care Center.  The owner, Bree Dedmon, went to the facility to identify her dog.  She was … Continue reading Bakersfield Pound Oops-Kills Well Loved Pet, Lies to Owner

Orange Co Animal Services Wrongly Says State Law Requires the Killing of Biting Dogs

Rufus, a 1 one year old Beagle in Orange Co, FL was surrendered by his owner to AC after he bit a kid in the face.  The owner, Nicole West, was reportedly filling the dog's food bowl when her 4 year old son came up behind the dog and accidentally startled him.  Rufus bit the … Continue reading Orange Co Animal Services Wrongly Says State Law Requires the Killing of Biting Dogs