Category: Dogs

VIDEO: Orphaned Puppy Cheers Up Depressed Mama Dog Who Lost Her Own Babies

When a sickly pit bull puppy was brought to a veterinarian for medical treatment, his response was “I can save her, but I don’t know who will want her after this.” He couldn’t have been more wrong. After the removal of her infected eye, Raisin found someone who not only wanted but needed her. Around the same time, a pregnant dog named Daya was rescued from the streets. A check-up brought devastating news – due to complications, Daya’s nine puppies would not survive. Like any mother who loses her babies, Daya became extremely depressed. Desperate for something to care...

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SIGN: Ban Killing Dogs and Cats for Meat in the US

12760 Signatures Collected Did you know that dog and cat meat are completely legal in 44 states of the U.S.? That’s right — as shocked and outraged as so many of us are by the brutality to companion animals in other parts of the world, the truth is that the slaughter is allowed right here in our homeland, too. A mere 6 states have outlawed dog and cat meat; that leaves nearly 90% of the country with no law protecting these animals from being killed, butchered and eaten. But now, there is an opportunity to finally end this atrocity. The House’s proposed farm...

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This Michigan Fire Department is Fostering a Special-Needs Puppy Named Bluebell

This Michigan-based fire department is helping their community in more ways than one. Aside from risking their lives to fight fires and protect human citizens, they’re also helping their furry friends in need. When Bluebell, a rescue dog from the Humane Society needed a place to stay before and after her leg surgery, the Dearborn Heights Firemen were the first to volunteer. The six-month old blue heeler was quickly accepted into the department. To make sure she stays safe when they need to rush off to stop a fire, the firemen are training Bluebell to go to her crate...

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Cops Identify Missing Husky – by Playing His Favorite Song

A Siberian husky who went missing in Beer Sheva, Israel, was found by police in the town of Tel Sheva and identified as the correct dog after his guardian requested they play a tune from two of the dog’s favorite television shows. A group of teenagers spotted a malnourished, frightened husky matching the missing dog’s description in a field, nearly six miles from his home. Upon arrival to the scene, police contacted the worried owner and invited him to come and see if this was indeed his lost pup. In a cute twist, the dog’s guardian suggested that they...

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SIGN: Stop Killing Dogs and Cats Like Trash After Research Ends

14906 Signatures Collected Dogs and cats endure intense suffering for medical research. Held captive in isolated metal cages, they may be force-fed toxic chemicals, exposed to excruciating illnesses and forced into painful and invasive procedures. After months or years of misery, those who survive the experiments are typically euthanized and tossed away like trash. A new bill could help save these dogs’ and cats’ lives in the state of Rhode Island. the Research Animal Retirement Act would require research facilities to “make reasonable efforts” to find homes for adoptable dogs and cats retired from experimentation. No animal deserves to suffer in...

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VIDEO: Meet the Abused Puppy Whose Incredible Recovery Inspired Better Animal Rights Protections

Abandoned by a breeder, this puppy was near death by the time a truck driver discovered him and brought him to an emergency vet in central Pennsylvania.  The pup, named Libre, was in and out of consciousness, unable to even hold his head up. Janine Guido, the founder and director of nearby Spiranzo Animal Rescue, arrived to the hospital that night. She remembers her heartbreak at the puppy’s condition, recalling that she had “never ever seen something so close to death.” The vet recommended euthanasia for the gravely ill puppy, but Guido could sense his fighting spirit. She promised Libre...

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Dog Dies of Suffocation in Potato Chip Bag – Is Your Pet At Risk?

The dangers of used food packaging are in the spotlight after a much loved 5-month-old puppy died from suffocation after getting their head stuck in a potato chip bag last week. After discovering that their rescue dog had gone missing from the house, the worried  family in La Porte, Michigan, reported to local police that their dog was stolen. They checked local rescue centers, talked to neighbors and put out calls for help on social media. Sadly, they found the puppy deceased, in a room in the house that was seldom used. The dog had a discarded potato chip...

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America’s 2nd-Largest Puppy Mill State Has a Chance to Stop the Cruelty

Animal advocates in Ohio — America’s second-largest puppy mill state — are working hard to pass an amendment to the Ohio Constitution that will drastically improve the lives of dogs. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), along with a coalition of 15 animal welfare groups called Stop Puppy Mills Ohio, filed a ballot initiative petition with the Ohio Attorney General in December. Now, they need the support of Ohio voters to approve the new measure. In order to qualify for the November 2018 ballot, they need 400,000 signatures from registered voters in the state. “The most important thing anyone can...

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