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Govt says it wants ‘gold standard’ of care

The Government says live animal exports won’t go ahead if “very high” standards aren’t met, but welfare and rights activists are pushing for the country’s ban to be kept. New Zealand banned live animal exports on ships for breeding and milking in April, last year, but the coalition government is currently working on reinstating the […]

South Dakota House passes bill that would make the animal sedative xylazine a controlled substance

The South Dakota House has passed a bill that would make xylazine a controlled substance January 17, 2024, 6:31 PM ET • 2 min read PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota House passed a bill Wednesday that would make xylazine, an animal sedative that is being mixed with fentanyl and then used by some people, […]

Indianapolis mayoral candidates share thoughts on animal welfare as euthanasia rates rise | Don’t Miss This

When residents who are planning to vote next month think about policies the candidates are proposing and focusing on, supporting animal shelters usually is not their first worry, but with how overcrowded shelters in central Indiana are, the two mayoral candidates are addressing the issue. Shelters in Indiana and around America are experiencing the issue of overcrowding, […]

Roswell’s animal shelter has reopened | Local News

Among the issues discussed at Roswell’s Public Safety Committee meeting on Tuesday was the reopening on Monday of the city’s animal shelter. It was closed Sept. 27 after a dog tested positive for distemper and others were coming down with upper respiratory illnesses. Subsequent testing of dogs at the shelter turned up no more distemper […]

Roswell animal shelter shut down to determine why animals are ill | Local News

Roswell Animal Services has stopped accepting new animals from the public because of an “unusually high presence of upper respiratory infections,” the city and Best Friends Animal Society announced in a press release. The Fur-Ever Friends Fair, an animal adoption event planned for this past Saturday at Melendez Park, was canceled as well. Also playing […]

Remember Me Thursday to honor lost animals

Jennifer Atkins Brown EDEN — One thousand three hundred sixty-six (1,366). That is the number of shelter dogs and cats that had to be euthanized in Rockingham County in 2022. Friends of Eden Animal Rescue will recognize Remember Me Thursday and light luminaries in honor of these animals at 6 p.m. September 28 at Grogan […]

COLUMN: Welcome to ‘Animal Farm’ | Oklahoma

Last week, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a federal district ruling on whether the City of Tulsa has jurisdiction over Native Americans. Justin Hooper got a speeding ticket five years ago in Tulsa. He pleaded guilty and paid his fine. Two years later, Hooper, who is a member of the Choctaw tribe, filed […]

Depraved Attack On An Animal Receives A Slap On The Wrist From District Court Judge

Friday, 30 June 2023, 10:39 amPress Release: SAFE For Animals Animal rights organisation SAFE has slammed a judge’s decision at the Porirua District Court to discharge without conviction two men who shot a much-loved bull multiple times with a bow. The attack took place in North Wellington in August 2021. Arrows were found embedded in […]

N.Y. Companion Animal Capital Fund in jeopardy

Last year, the Companion Animal Capital Fund (CACF) received $8 million. This year, in an unexpected move, New York legislative leaders and Gov. Kathy Hochul cut the CACF by $3 million from the emerging budget.  The fund provides shelters and rescues with the money they need to make capital improvements to ensure they meet new […]

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