New Jersey Animal Control Officer Arrested, 37 Dogs Seized

An animal control officer in New Jersey is facing multiple animal cruelty charges for dumping a malnourished dog in a dumpster and leaving the canine for dead. Reports say 57-year-old Richard A. Dubarton III worked as an animal control officer for different New Jersey towns, among them Irvington and Plainfield. Additionally, Dubarton owned a kennel […]

200+ dogs, cats rescued from animal testing facility, non-profit says

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — More than 200 dogs and cats were rescued from an animal testing facility in Oklahoma that was recently shut down, according to the Beagle Freedom Project, a non-profit group working to end animal testing. The 30-acre facility in Nowata, Oklahoma, was taken over by the Beagle Freedom Project, and the animals […]

Man suspected of shooting DC officers faced eviction over dogs – NBC4 Washington

A gunman accused of shooting three D.C. police officers who were trying to serve him a warrant on animal cruelty charges faced eviction after his dogs were aggressive toward a 2-year-old, according to his landlord’s account in court documents. Stephen Claude Rattigan, 48, was arrested after a 13-hour standoff that began when police say he […]

Body Size and Face Shape Predict the Lifespan of Dogs, Study Shows

The study of over 150 breeds and crossbreeds shows that size matters, as little dogs live longer—and so do those with a medium head shape rather than a flat face. The Lancashire Heeler is the longest-lived breed. Photo: hansbenn/Pixabay By Zazie Todd PhD We all wish our pet dogs would live longer. New research out […]

Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Task Force Rescues 55 Dogs, Recovers 20 Deceased Animals from Horrific Conditions in Stone County, Missouri

The dogs are headed to HSMO’s Macklind headquarters for emergency veterinary treatment ST. LOUIS, Jan. 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Late yesterday afternoon, the Humane Society of Missouri’s (HSMO) Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACT) – one of the nation’s largest animal-rescue and disaster-response teams – rescued 55 dogs, mostly large-breed mixes, from a property in Stone […]

Protestors demand accountability after multiple dogs found dead at Marlin animal shelter

MARLIN, Texas (KWTX) – On Saturday morning loud cries and car honks to demand accountability came from city hall. ”Those dogs probably cried and barked in agony and no one heard them,” protestor Terri Westmoreland said. A group of around 40 peaceful protestors made some calls for change after disturbing videos showed dogs underfed and […]

Using Social Media to Help Dogs with Jennifer Malawey

Zazie and Kristi are joined by TikTok star Jennifer Malawey (Dizzy Dancing Dog) who shares her secrets about how to use social media to help dogs.   By Zazie Todd PhD Watch episode 14 of The Pawsitive Post in Conversation on Youtube or below, listen via your favourite podcast app (including Apple, Spotify) or below, […]

2023: A winning year for dogs, cats and other companion animals

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Many people experience their first connections with animals through relationships with dogs, cats or horses. Just as these bonds are powerful and pervasive, so must our advocacy be since companion animals face myriad injustices and difficulties in the U.S. and around the world. We’ve already detailed the incredible progress […]

One Third of Dogs Have a Behaviour Issue, Study Shows

The most common problems are fear, especially fear of loud noises, and not doing what the guardian wants, such as not coming when called. Photo: Mikkel Bendix/Pexels By Zazie Todd PhD New research published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior shows that if your dog has a behaviour issue, you’re not alone.  Importantly, the study […]

Dogs were to be put down as owner was in coma. A stranger stepped in.

Comment on this storyComment Add to your saved stories Save The three dogs had been alone for days. Jeter, Pauly, and Snowy — all of whom appear to be Labrador mixes — were on their own in a house in San Antonio. Their owner, who lived alone with the dogs, was hit by a pick-up […]

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