I left Thanksgiving dinner abruptly because my sister brought her dog

Internet users are divided on whether or not a woman was disrespectful to her family for leaving a Thanksgiving celebration abruptly due to the presence of her sister’s dog. Reddit user One_Procedure8627 posted a note in the subreddit “Am I the A–hole” on Friday, Nov. 25, asking others for their opinions about her handling of … Read more

Brandon Wesley Blake Charged with ‘Torture’ of Multiple Dogs

Brandon Wesley Blake. (Image via the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.) A 40-year-old professional dog trainer in Florida was arrested this week after investigators allegedly found four of the animals dead inside of his home along with more than two dozen other canines that were severely malnourished. Brandon Wesley Blake was taken into custody on Tuesday … Read more

NY pet stores beg Hochul to veto puppy sales ban

Pet shop owners fear New York state will take a big bite out of their bottom lines if Gov. Kathy Hochul signs legislation banning their sales of dogs, cats and rabbits in order to fight animal abuse. “Eight-five percent of our business is puppies so you make it illegal for pet stores to sell pets, … Read more

Thanksgiving Can Be Poisonous For Pets

A Knoxville, Tennessee family almost lost their golden retriever pup, Pippa, last Thanksgiving after she consumed rising bread dough. The dog became lethargic and landed in emergency care, where veterinarians fed her ice chips to stop the dough from rising in her stomach. Eventually, Pippa passed the dough on her own, avoiding surgery. But her … Read more

171 dogs euthanized following ‘horrific’ animal abuse case, ASPCA says

NYE COUNTY, Nev. (KVVU/Gray News) – After nearly 300 dogs were found living on a Nevada property in horrible conditions, more than half of them have been euthanized. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, of the total 276 dogs found on the property: 171 dogs were euthanized 6 dogs … Read more

Several Cities in China Report Deliberate Acts of Dog Poisoning – That’s Shanghai

Throughout November, there have been an increasing number of reports of unknown people throughout China purposefully planting poisons in order to harm and kill other residents’ dogs. On November 4, one woman in Chengdu, Sichuan province told local media that while walking her two dogs within the boundaries of her local community both pets swallowed … Read more

Therapy Animals in Hospitals: Preventing Infection Risks

Hospitalized children may be scared and uncertain, and therapy animals can help ease their insecurities. But what is done to protect the humans—and the animals—from infectious diseases? There is no question that pets provide a multitude of therapeutic benefits, to patients and medical staff alike. Many kinds of animals can be used as therapy animals—dogs, … Read more

Manhattan woman whose dog plunged to its death gets animals back

The city has returned at least seven dogs to an accused hoarder who briefly lost possession of the animals after one fell three stories to its death. On Friday, frustrated neighbors found authorities returning the beleaguered pooches to Stacey Kirkland’s Broome Street loft, and feared what might come next. “How could they allow those dogs … Read more

Several Cities in China Report Deliberate Acts of Dog Poisoning – Thatsmags.com

Throughout November, there have been an increasing number of reports of unknown people throughout China purposefully planting poisons in order to harm and kill other residents’ dogs. On November 4, one woman in Chengdu, Sichuan province told local media that while walking her two dogs within the boundaries of her local community both pets swallowed … Read more