Public urged to consider animal welfare during New Year celebrations

The RSPCA is reminding members of the public to consider the needs of animals and their welfare as we prepare to welcome in 2023. Fireworks are a common part of New Year’s festivities – but many animals can find them deeply distressing, and the RSPCA is reminding the public of the many practical steps which […]

Big Cat Public Safety Act becomes law, capping off year of wins for wild animals

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The exploitation and abuse of big cats as props for paid public interactions at roadside attractions will soon be a thing of the past. As we recently shared, the Big Cat Public Safety Act, something we’ve been working on for over a decade, passed the U.S. Senate and will […]

Major win! U.S. Senate passes the Big Cat Public Safety Act

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a major advance in our long fight against the abuse of captive big cats, the U.S. Senate just passed the Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 263/ S. 1210), a bill we have championed for years because it prohibits keeping big cats as pets and also bans contact […]

Federal Complaint Challenges SeaQuest Fort Worth’s Animal Encounters Over Danger to the Public

PETA Asks FTC to Investigate Aquarium for Unfair Trade Practices For Immediate Release:December 5, 2022 Contact:David Perle 202-483-7382 Fort Worth, Texas – This morning, PETA submitted a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requesting that the agency investigate SeaQuest for unfair business practices, noting that members of the public, including children, have been bitten […]

Pressure builds to fully reopen OC Animal Care to the public

TUSTIN, Calif. (KABC) — Calls to fully reopen OC Animal Care to the public are getting louder. The shelter has been operating under an appointment-only system since the start of the pandemic. County residents and volunteers believe that’s leading to less adoptions and more animals being euthanized. “Right now, the appointment system is very cumbersome,” […]

Sri Lankan animal experts warn public against giving stray dogs anti-parasite drug for rashes

Sri Lankan animal experts have warned against giving stray dogs a type of anti-parasite medication for skin rashes, after social media users shared posts on Facebook that recommended the treatment. Improper use of the drug can lead to poor kidney function in dogs, which can be lethal, the experts said. The claim that the anti-parasite […]

Commuters Surprised To Find Lost Little Animal Wandering Around Train Station

When lost in a busy railway station, it’s best to consult a map or ask for directions. But when you’re a small wild animal, finding your way home isn’t that simple. Recently, commuters in Adelaide, Australia, were perplexed when they spotted an echidna bumbling along the platform as if going about her evening commute. Railway […]

Changes to Iredell County Animal Services ordinance raise questions

As the Iredell County Board of Commissioners is set to vote on proposed changes to the animal control ordinance, there is support for the updates to the rules but also questions from some people if more should be done. Kristian Hernandez of Iredell County Animal Services said the goal is to strike a balance between […]

Michigan City Animal Control reminding public it does not handle wildlife

The Michigan City Police Department shared on its Facebook page a reminder about animal trapping from Michigan City Animal Control Director, Jacqueline Euler. The Michigan City Animal Control division says it is currently not licensed to handle wildlife. Euler says that recently, they’ve been receiving opossum, raccoon, bat and coyote calls. Additionally Euler says at […]

Public meeting held to discuss future of animal shelter in Hardin County

SAVANNAH, Tenn.– A public meeting was held at the Hardin County courthouse to discuss the recent conditions and status of the Hardin County Animal Services Center. Chris Sikes, director of the shelter, gave a brief overview of the status of the shelter.  In the past year, hundreds of strays were brought into the shelter, 90 […]

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