City contractor found dead at San Jose Animal Care Center

FLASH SALE Don’t miss this deal Standard Digital Access $6 for 1 year Already a subscriber? Login SAN JOSE — A city contractor was found dead Friday morning at the San Jose Animal Care Center, officials said. It was not immediately clear how the person died. No pets were involved in the incident, the City […]

Fulton County Commissioners get heated during debate on animal control fight with City of Atlanta – WABE

Fulton County Commissioners rejected an effort Wednesday to restart animal control services in the City of Atlanta without an agreement between the two governments. Fulton County ended those services Friday because of the lack of intergovernmental agreement, which has been the case since the beginning of the year. Commissioner Marvin Arrington, Jr., led the effort […]

PAWS Chicago Launches Crisis Fund To Reduce Animal Euthanasia At City Pound

CHICAGO — PAWS Chicago is ramping up philanthropy efforts to ease overcrowding at the city’s animal pound and reduce how many dogs and cats are euthanized. PAWS, a no-kill shelter that opened in 1997, launched a Chicago Animal Crisis Fund to rescue homeless animals at risk of being euthanized at Chicago Animal Care and Control, […]

LA City Council committee OKs temporary halt on animal breeding permits – Daily News

(Photo by Ana Venegas, Orange County Register/SCNG) A Los Angeles City Council committee on Wednesday, April 3, approved a temporary moratorium on breeding permits in an effort to prevent further animals from entering the city’s overpopulated shelters. The three-member Neighborhoods and Community Enrichment Committee passed the draft city law as part of its consent calendar […]

Chandler to consider changes to city code around animal cruelty

CHANDLER, AZ — Neighbors who live near the home at the center of an animal cruelty investigation noticed something that raised eyebrows again on Tuesday. This comes at a time of reenergized talks about changing the Chandler city code around animal cruelty. RELATED: Estimated 55 dogs removed from Chandler home, woman arrested amid animal abuse […]

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 […]

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