California Bans “Easter Bunny” Sales in New Animal Welfare Law

This Easter marks the first year a new California animal welfare law designed to protect rabbits goes into effect.  California is the first state in the US to ban live rabbit sales at pet stores—an effort to cut back on the number of rabbits that are either abandoned, surrendered to shelters, or euthanized after Easter. … Continue reading California Bans “Easter Bunny” Sales in New Animal Welfare Law

Happy National Pet Day!

April 11th is National Pet Day, a great time to celebrate our pets...and to raise awareness about the many dogs, cats, and other animals waiting for their new forever families in shelters right now! Pictured above is recent FACE Success Story Pup, a 9 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier diagnosed with intervertebral disc disease (IVDD).  … Continue reading Happy National Pet Day!

San Diego Humane Adopts Out 84 Cockatiels Rescued from Hoarding Situation

Back in January, the San Diego Humane Society took part in a large-scale rescue operation of 84 cockatiels from a one-bedroom apartment.  The rescue made the news and many interested adopters began contacting San Diego Humane about the birds. The cockatiels spent several weeks at the Humane Society receiving lots of TLC and were ready … Continue reading San Diego Humane Adopts Out 84 Cockatiels Rescued from Hoarding Situation

New California Pet Store Law Helps Shelter Animals

January 1, 2019 was the first day that a new animal welfare law went into effect here in California.  Under this law (called the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act), pet stores cannot sell dogs, cats, or rabbits unless they are from animal shelters or rescue organizations. This law prevents pet stores from selling animals sourced … Continue reading New California Pet Store Law Helps Shelter Animals

Voters Approve New Animal Welfare Laws in Florida and California

This week’s midterm elections saw two major animal welfare victories in the states of Florida and California. Florida’s Amendment 13, a measure to ban commercial Greyhound racing, was approved by 69% of voters in the state.  Thanks to this new legislation, Greyhound racing will be phased out over the next two years.  Good news for … Continue reading Voters Approve New Animal Welfare Laws in Florida and California