Video: Abandoned Pet Rabbits a Growing Problem in Many Neighborhoods

A recent news story out of Minnesota highlights a potentially serious problem in many suburban communities around the US:  pet rabbits, acquired during the pandemic, are being abandoned outdoors and are now multiplying. According to Debbie Mans, the CEO of Rabbit Rescue of Minnesota, the number of abandoned rabbits she’s now seeing is unprecedented.  Photographs … Continue reading Video: Abandoned Pet Rabbits a Growing Problem in Many Neighborhoods

What to Do if You See Animal Abuse Online

Most people know that if they witness animal abuse or neglect in person, they can report it to local law enforcement or animal services.  But what if you see videos or images of animal cruelty on the internet? Unfortunately, there are many instances of animal abuse online.  According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, reporting … Continue reading What to Do if You See Animal Abuse Online

New Jersey Senate Passes Courtroom Animal Advocate Bill

  You may have heard the term court appointed special advocate (CASA) used to describe child welfare volunteers who represent the interests of abused and neglected children. The New Jersey State Senate passed a bill that will do the same for abused and neglected animals. The Courtroom Animal Advocate Program (CAAP) bill--S.2868/A.4533—will allow law students … Continue reading New Jersey Senate Passes Courtroom Animal Advocate Bill

Los Angeles Approves Citywide Cat Program to Spay/Neuter Homeless Cats

Los Angeles recently approved a largescale trap-neuter-return (TNR) project called the Citywide Cat Program to reduce the number of homeless cats and kittens in the city. An estimated 20,000 stray cats will be spayed or neutered each year under the program.  Experts say that over the course of 30 years, this will prevent the birth … Continue reading Los Angeles Approves Citywide Cat Program to Spay/Neuter Homeless Cats

Homes Needed for Greyhounds as US Dog Tracks Continue to Close

An in-depth article on the decline of dog racing in the US published by National Geographic shines a light on the challenges faced by Greyhounds, both on and off the track. Earlier this year, the last Greyhound track in Texas closed.  At the end of 2020, dog racing will end in Florida with the closure … Continue reading Homes Needed for Greyhounds as US Dog Tracks Continue to Close