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

Video: RSPCA’s “Dogs Die in Hot Cars” Awareness Campaign

Here is a simple but powerful reminder to never leave your dog unattended in a car during the warm summer months, courtesy of the RSPCA. For more information on the dangers of leaving your dog in a hot car, check out the RSPCA’s “Dogs Die in Hot Cars” webpage, and the ASPCA’s webpage on dogs … Continue reading Video: RSPCA’s “Dogs Die in Hot Cars” Awareness Campaign

HSUS Releases 2020 Puppy Mill Report

The Humane Society of the United States recently published the 2020 edition of its annual “Horrible Hundred” puppy mill report.  This report documents problematic puppy breeding and/or puppy brokerage operations in the US. You can download and read a pdf copy of the full report HERE.  The report highlights problem puppy facilities, in an alphabetical … Continue reading HSUS Releases 2020 Puppy Mill Report