LA City councilmembers call for moratorium on new breeding permits

With the hope of stemming the overcrowding in Los Angeles animal shelters, two city council members have called for an “immediate and indefinite moratorium” on new breeders. The motion, which Councilmembers Eunisses Hernandez and Traci Park introduced, also ordered the Department of Animal Services to compile information on the number of illegal breeding operations cited […]

If passed, city budget would increase funding for Animal Care Services amid concern over dog bites

$26 million of the FY 2024 city budget could be allocated to Animal Care Services (ACS) if approved next week. That’s a 26% increase in funding from last year. SAN ANTONIO — A man was rushed into emergency surgery, then a toddler was bitten on the face. Both were victims of two separate dog attacks […]

Too Many Cats, Too Few Vets: New York City Animal Shelters Are Bursting

Slobbering and wheezing in anticipation, Brooklyn, a pit bull mix, strained against her collar as she marched purposefully toward a fenced play area at Animal Care Centers of NYC’s Manhattan shelter, where she knew she would be showered with butt scratches and attention. The gate opened, and volunteers laughed as Brooklyn bounded around like a […]

Oklahoma City Animal Shelter is back open

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter has reopened its doors and they are asking everyone to come out and brig a new pet home. This is the second time this year they have had to shut down and re-open because of canine influenza. Authorities search for Oklahoma man after stolen tractor investigation leads […]

Oklahoma City Animal Shelter closes again following another canine respiratory outbreak

The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter has closed its doors once again to prevent the spread of a canine respiratory infection. According to shelter officials, around 130 dogs are currently showing symptoms such as coughing and runny nose. No deaths have been reported so far. The shelter is waiting for lab results, but suspects the infection […]

Man jailed for ‘animal attack’ on elderly grandmother – Connacht Tribune – Galway City Tribune:

A young man punched and kicked his half-sister and then assaulted her 81-year-old grandmother who tried to stop him, after a family funeral in Conamara. The attack by Gearóid Wallace of An Tuairín, Béal an Daingin, Co na Gaillimhe was described by Judge Mary Fahy as “absolutely shocking and horrific”. It was among a plethora […]

Oklahoma City Animal Shelter closure continues amid canine influenza outbreak

As the canine influenza has ravaged dogs across the Oklahoma City Metro, it continues to impact the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter. Almost 300 out of 400 dogs at the Oklahoma City shelter have gotten sick from a respiratory virus — due to a lack of testing not every case is a confirmed case of the […]

Lake County News,California – City of Clearlake directs changes in animal shelter operations

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The city of Clearlake is investigating complaints of conditions in its animal shelter and has directed the contractor who runs the facility to make immediate changes. City Manager Alan Flora told the Clearlake City Council on Thursday that city staffers are following up on numerous complaints about the Clearlake animal shelter, […]

City of Cold Lake tightens up on animal bylaw

The City of Cold Lake has firmed up on Bylaw No. 782-PL-23 to Amend Animal Care and Control Bylaw No. 755-PL-22. In general, the purpose behind limiting the number of animals per household is to prevent irresponsible pet ownership, animal hoarding, overcrowding, and neglect of animals.  Enforcement of Bylaw No. 755-PL-22 Animal Care and Control […]

Las Vegas council member calls for a city animal shelter

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – One Las Vegas City Council leader is pushing for the city to seriously consider creating its own animal shelter. Councilmember Victoria Seaman efforted a presentation at last week’s city council meeting by staff, who researched the operations at the Animal Foundation, the city of Henderson, and other non-profit facilities across […]

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