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Archive for the "Dogs" Category

A close call for puppy mill dogs

USDA plan to outsource inspections of commercial dog breeding operations to third parties fails – thanks to public opposition.

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When the fireman sets the fire: Dog rescues that bankroll puppy mills

Rescue groups that spend thousands of dollars on a single dog at breeder auctions are enabling abuse.

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Good news for dogs in Lakewood, Ohio, and the people who love them

City repeals decade-long breed-discriminatory law and replaces it with a safety-focused dangerous dog ordinance that treats all dogs as individuals.

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The Vicktory dog legacy

In the 10 years since coming to Best Friends, the Vicktory dogs have blossomed, becoming beloved ambassadors for pit bull terriers and dogfighting victims.

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Thank you, NRG Arena!

Almost three months after Hurricane Harvey, Best Friends has wrapped up operations at the NRG Arena in Houston, after helping nearly 800 animals.

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Hurricane Harvey animals

Overview of Best Friends’ efforts with Hurricane Harvey animals and a detailed account of the outbreak of canine distemper in the shelter population.

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“Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other”

Though art is often intended to be controversial, animal abuse is not art. Join others who are outraged and let the Guggenheim curator know your thoughts.

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Saying goodbye to Willie Boy

Willie Boy, Vicktory dog who blossomed later in life and was beloved by his caregivers, will be greatly missed.

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Michael Vick and the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame

There are far more important things to do to help animals than continue following Michael Vick.

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Removing breed labels from adoptable pets

All dogs are individuals, so Best Friends and other shelters are working to see if removing speculative breed identifications help or hurt the adoption process.

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