Meet Enzo, one of nearly 4,000 beagles who was spared from laboratory life 1 year ago

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Enzo was just a tiny puppy when he was lifted into a carrier and placed in one of our animal rescue vehicles last July. He was being taken away from Envigo’s massive dog breeding facility in Virginia where he was born. Until that moment, he was likely destined for […]

DuPage animal shelter reached maximum capacity for 4th time this year

The DuPage County Animal Services shelter in Wheaton reached maximum capacity Friday, leading to an emergency request for help in housing 80 dogs, 119 cats, and 34 small and exotic animals. “We’ve taken in more dogs this summer than we have in years,” Brian Krajewski, chairman of the DuPage County Animal Services Committee, said in […]

Maplewood Renews Animal Control Contract With Bloomfield for One Year

Maplewood Township renewed its contract for one year with Bloomfield Township for animal control services, effective July 1, 2023, Maplewood Health Officer Candice Davenport told the Township Committee at the monthly Board of Health meeting on Wednesday. In January, the TC approved a six-month contract with Bloomfield. South Orange in December also contracted with Bloomfield […]

Celebrating the lawmakers who made 2022 a banner year for big cats and other animals

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Last night at our Humane Awards event on Capitol Hill, we celebrated the work of lawmakers whose dedication to our cause made 2022 a banner congressional year for animals. In particular, we recognized the passage into law of the Big Cat Public Safety Act, and the lawmakers who led […]

Year of the Rabbit 2023: What Chinese zodiac animal am I and what does it mean?

Rabbit  This year, 2023, is the Year of the Rabbit – fourth in line on the Chinese zodiac. The last Year of the Rabbit was in 2011, and if you are born in 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, or 2023 you are known as a Rabbit. The Rabbit is a “symbol of longevity, peace, and […]

‘Ditching meat, animal products this New Year could cause depression, broken bones’

A New Year’s resolution to go vegan comes with a higher risk of broken bones, mental illness and miscarriages within months, a top doctor has warned. Some 600,000 people in the UK already follow the diet, which excludes meat, dairy, eggs, and all other animal products. And figures suggest that one in eight Britons aged […]

The Companion Animal Psychology Posts of the Year 2022

The year in review at Companion Animal Psychology and the most popular dog and cat posts of 2022.  Photo: vubaz/Shutterstock By Zazie Todd PhDThis page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you. Get Companion Animal Psychology in your inbox. It’s always fun to look […]

New York state bans cosmetics animal testing, capping off a year of wins for animals in labs

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block With Gov. Kathy Hochul’s signature earlier this month, New York became the 10th state in the U.S. to prevent the sale of cosmetics that have been newly tested on animals. This represents just the latest gain in a worldwide movement to end cosmetics animal testing on animals. Worldwide, we’re […]

Bucks County SPCA dealing with largest animal hoarding case this year

When the Bucks County SPCA showed up at a Perkasie apartment last week they rescued 14 cats abandoned after the tenant was evicted. The humane officers had no idea how to find the woman. Turns out, she found them. The next day she showed up at the animal welfare agency’s Quakertown shelter. She wasn’t alone. […]

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 […]

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