Over 170 cats seized in January were freed from the ownership of Wydell Dixon yesterday, as an appeals jury made the unanimous decision to allow the county to find them homes.
Guardians of Rescue and the Suffolk County SPCA are offering a current combined total of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the murders of 8 feral babies in a managed cat colony on Long Island, NY. The online animal advocacy community is raising awareness of the search for the […]
Biscuit went out one day and didn’t come home. He was trapped, taken to the shelter and killed, as his petmom searched for him. A news crew spoke with the petmom and the shelter director after the community became outraged at the way Biscuit died.
Two tragedies have resulted in substantial judgements that herald a new standard in the way companion animals are valued under the law.
The NY State Senate passed a bill today that furthers the status of companion animals while making theft of them a felony. The companion bill in the State Assembly is said to have solid support.
Kathy’s Kitties has succeeded in convincing Gatesville prison to discontinue a new policy of trap and kill for feral cats living on the prison grounds, and will be allowed to manage and care for the cats from now on.
California’s Hayden Law survived Governor Brown’s repeal proposal for a second time yesterday, thanks to the continued efforts of animal lovers and activists.
The Archdiocese of New York has agreed to allow feeding and daily care for the colony of 8 cats living at St. James Church in lower Manhattan during a 60 day trial period. The Church’s original plan to get rid of the cats drew disapproval from many quarters and the Archdiocese has relented.
The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council advocated against a bill to establish an animal abuser registry in Maryland and is celebrating the bill’s defeat.
Pennsylvania appears to be on its way to banning the use of gas chambers on cats and dogs in shelters. After 48-0 passage by the Senate, attention turns to the House, where the bill is said to have strong support.
A policy change meant a death sentence for over 300 feral cats at Gatesville Prison. Kathy Kwieran got permission for some cats to be pulled and saved but is still working on saving the rest. She asks everyone to please sign and share her petition and the cats’ plight.
Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial proposal to repeal the Hayden Law was defeated in the state Assembly today.
Animal welfare organizations and public officials joined together today to ask California lawmakers not to repeal the Hayden Law, with its lifesaving protections for shelter animals.
The Dexter’s Law Animal Abuser Registry, Horatio’s Law Domestic Violence Against Family Pets protection bill, and the Animal Rescue Act all failed to become law as time ran out today with the Florida legislative session for 2012 coming to a close.
A networking effort in recent days saved the life of a sweet black cat who was given a death sentence at NYC ACC because the person turning him in said he had attacked someone. Lennox’s life was spared and he was rescued.
We shared Rita Beach’s appeal for the return of Chrisy after the SPCA refused to give her back to her family, and many readers showed support and shared. Now a petition asks for Chrissy’s return.
Why rescue? Why foster? Here’s why. Before and After – Fosters celebrates the beautiful transformations made by those cats who have been saved.
Photographer Mark Ross’s artistic and affecting portraits of the cats and dogs on death row bear witness, while granting them the dignity they deserve. The artist and advocate hopes the book will help to inspire change.
A concerned woman pulled Crystal from Animal Control just before her babies were born. She fostered the little family and made two videos with them to try to get people’s attention and give more cats and dogs a chance at life.