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The continuing upside of the Michael Vick dogfighting bust

Vicktory dogs serve as models for lifesaving Delaware law that now ensures dogs seized from dogfighting ring busts to be individually evaluated.

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South Dakota, that howling you hear is the sound of independence

It’s time to celebrate South Dakota Pit Bull Independence Day, as Senate Bill 75 bans breed discrimination.

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Pit bull terrier initiatives progress

We are making progress to educate the public about the plight of pit bull terriers and change stereotypes about them.

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Puppy mill initiatives progress

We have made progress in drive to shut down puppy mills, though movement is still a grassroots one that needs your support.

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How are we doing?

As a mission-driven organization, tracking our progress with detailed metrics serves to keep us on track and make us accountable to donors.

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California shelter bill pulled amid controversy

Amid controversy, California AB 2343, which would have updated te Hayden Act, was tabled.

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Update on California shelter bill

Best Friends has concerns over California AB 2343, the proposed law to update the historic Hayden Act.

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BREAKING: Utah governor signs Best Friends BDL preemption bill

Utah governor signs HB 97, prohibiting any local government in the state from enacting breed-discriminatory legislation.

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Opponents of community cat programs: A desperate struggle for relevance

Community cat program opponents are more interested in preserving status quo than implementing lifesaving programs.

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A big Best Friends win for the animals in Utah — the battle rages in Missouri

Many of us here at Best Friends spent yesterday afternoon sitting on the edge of our office chairs. We were captivated (and nervous!) watching the live feed of the Utah Senate’s last day. Already passed by the State House, our preemption bill would prevent any local government from enacting breed-discriminatory legislation (BDL). As the debate [...]

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