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    Atlanta Considers Bill To Ban Sale Of Pets From Puppy & Kitten Mills

    This week, three Atlanta City Councilmembers introduced a bill to ban stores from selling animals from “puppy and kitten mills.” The legislation will move to the Public Safety Committee for consideration at the meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Councilmember...

      New State Bill Seeks To Ban Surgical Debarking

      A Michigan lawmaker may have just become dogs’ best friend by introducing a bill to ban surgical debarking. State Representative Tim Sneller (D) has proposed this new ban based on the belief that robbing a dog of his bark is abuse, and hopes to prevent...

        Animal Abuser Slapped With 15 Year Prison Sentence In Dog Fighting Case

        Warning: Some people may find the images in this post disturbing. Devechio Rowland has been...

          Animal Protection Laws In The US – Where Does Your State Rank?

          The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) recently released its 12th annual ranking of the United...

            Dogs Left Out In Freezing Cold Spark Outrage Over Lack Of Animal Safety Laws

            While true dog lovers would never leave their pups outside in extreme weather –...

              New Legislation Hopes To Crack Down On Puppy Mills

              The idea of a puppy mill makes dog lovers shudder because we know the horrific conditions that...

                New Law Limits Dog Tethering To 30 Minutes In Freezing Temperatures

                A new portion of Pennsylvania’s Libre’s Law mandates that pet owners cannot leave...

                  Lawmakers Across The Country Are Cracking Down On Fake Service Dogs

                  19 US states now have laws making it a misdemeanor offense to pass off a pet as a service...

                    State Bill Is Aimed To Protect Dogs From Being Neglected & Left In The Heat

                    It’s always a good day when we hear that lawmakers have the well-being of our pets in mind!...

                      22nd US State Adopts Law Banning Breed Discrimination

                      Lawmakers across the United States have long struggled with the issue of breed specific...

                        California Bill Aims To Save Dogs From Unnecessary Police Shootings

                        Approximately 10,000 dogs are shot and killed by American police officers each year. A proposed...

                          “Dangerous” Dog’s Death Sentence Stands Despite Pardon From Governor

                          An unprecedented case is making headlines and raising questions about dangerous dog laws. The...

                            Proposed Bill Hopes To Put Fake Service Dogs Out Of Service

                            Yet another state is taking aim at the shameful trend of passing off household pets as service...

                              Texas Bill Aims To Regulate Dog Tethering Laws

                              Earlier this month, the Washington state Senate unanimously passed a bill to regulate and...

                                Wounded Dog Can’t Stop Kissing Her Rescuers–And She Wants To Find Her Forever Home

                                You may have seen some of the recent press regarding “anti-tethering” laws. Some...

                                  NYC Ban On Puppy Mill Sales Upheld By Federal Court

                                  It has been just over 2 years since the city of New York passed a law restricting pet stores to...

                                    Senator Pushes New Bill To Drastically Reduce The Number Of Shelter Animals Euthanized Each Year

                                    Senator Kevin J. Rader of Florida certainly had the best of intentions when he proposed Senate...

                                      New State Law Would Allow Pet Owners To Write Off Thousands Of Dollars Worth Of Vet Bills

                                      Every pet owner knows that our four-legged family members can be expensive to care for,...

                                        This State Has Proposed A Bill To Offer A Tax Credit For Adopting A Shelter Pet

                                        Senators Peter Courtney and Alan Olson feel that the citizens of Oregon deserve a tax break for...

                                          New State Law Allows Pets To Be Buried With Their Humans

                                          New York state laws are evolving to please the pet-loving public. One of the newest allows pets...

                                            New Ohio Law Promises To Put Animal Abusers Behind Bars

                                            As of Tuesday, September 13, 2016, a new law in Ohio has been put into effect that...

                                              New Law Gives Former Fighting Dogs A Fair Chance At A New Life

                                              California just passed a law that no longer automatically classifies former fighting dogs as...

                                                UPDATE: Breed Ban Charges Dropped; Diggy Gets To Stay Home!

                                                UPDATE: Diggy gets to stay home! According to dog-dad Dan Tillery’s Facebook page, the...

                                                  Former Stray Dog Now Fights Crime With Her Ability To Catch Child Predators

                                                  This shelter dog in Manatee County is proving to everyone how amazing shelter dogs can be if...

                                                    “Beware Of Dog” Signs: Precaution Or Liability?

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

                                                      This Law Protects Dogs From The Sweltering Heat When Temperatures Get Dangerously High

                                                      You may recall from this past winter that the city of Indianapolis passed a new law that makes...

                                                        Proposed Bill Would Make It Illegal For Landlords To Discriminate Against Dogs

                                                        In New York, a city notorious for its cut-throat apartment hunting and sky-high rents, a bill...

                                                          UPDATE: California Law Passed To Protect Good Samaritans Who Rescue Dogs From Hot Cars

                                                          UPDATE: We reported about the “Hot Dog Bill” being proposed in May. On Saturday,...

                                                            Proposed Michigan Law: Leaving A Dog In A Car Could Become A Felony

                                                            Michigan Senate is taking dogs’ welfare seriously, and for good reason. Every year,...

                                                              This Boston Law Firm Is Exclusively Committed To Representing Dogs

                                                              As of last year, the Boston Dog Lawyers became the only law firm dedicated to serving 4-legged...