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New State Amendment Will Treat Pets As Children In Divorce Court

When people get divorced, there’s a division of assets, and if applicable, a custody agreement made for the children. But where do pets fit in? As of January 17, 2017, courts in Alaska will begin granting custody of pets when their humans divorce. In t...

Can Dogs Sense Spirits?

We know that our canine counterparts have extraordinary senses that, in many cases, are far superior to our own. Movies, books, and even folklore depict pups as being extra-perceptive to the paranormal. But is it legitimate to think that dogs can sense spi...

Woman With Unmarked Service Dog Turned Away From McDonald’s & Wants An Apology

The Scenario: In Bradenton, Florida, a woman named Elisha Griggs  walked into a McDonald’s w...

Compassion Fatigue: The Struggle That Few Animal Care Workers Want To Talk About

On May 12, 2016 veterinarian and shelter director, Jian Zhicheng passed away after injecting hersel...

Discussion: Should Leash Laws Be Better Enforced?

Most cities have laws regarding dogs being on leash. So do most national parks, beaches, etc. But w...

“Beware Of Dog” Signs: Precaution Or Liability?

Note: this is not official legal advice, just food for thought. Should you find yourself in a lawsu...

DISCUSSION: Should Pet Boarding Facilities Have Stricter Safety Regulations?

Recently, a tragic event took place at an overnight boarding facility located within a national pet...

Discussion: Accident Or Abuse? Should Cesar Millan Have Been Charged?

Back in March, a training session that aired on an episode of Cesar 911 went awry. French Bulldo...

Discussion: Should Pet Microchipping Be Mandatory In The US?

As of April 6th 2016, it has become a law for dog owners to have their pups microchipped in the UK,...

Discussion: Should Homeless People Be Allowed To Have Pets?

It’s a familiar sight – homeless people with a dog or cat, sharing their food and sometimes hel...