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Wed, Nov 7 | By Matt Van Hoven | 508

In Arkansas over the weekend, the Humane Society of Saline County took a proactive approach to rabies – they administered vaccinations at the drive-thru. For $10, pet owners rolled up and got the preventative shots – all in a matte… more ›

Rabies Shots From the Drive-thru
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Tue, Nov 6 | By Matt Van Hoven | 553

DETROIT - A Livingston County Michigan woman faces 15 years in prison in the mauling death of two people. Four American Bulldogs she owns got free and killed a man and a woman. Edward Gierlach, 91, was in his driveway on September 13t… more ›

Woman Faces Jail In Dog Mauling Case
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Mon, Nov 5 | By Matt Van Hoven | 434

A dog and a cat were awarded yesterday by the ASPCA for their heroism. Toby, a two year-old golden retriever, performed the Heimlich maneuver on his owner, Debbie Parkhurst. The Maryland native said she was choking on a apple when Toby k… more ›

Hero Pets
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Mon, Nov 5 | By Matt Van Hoven | 247

Following complaints from dog owners concerning the safety of pet treats, some manufacturers are adding labeling that recommends how many treats to give your pet. The need for change piqued when 70 dog owners issued complaints to the FDA… more ›

Pet Illness Spurs Need For Guidelines
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Mon, Nov 5 | By Matt Van Hoven | 350

In Irving, Texas last night, a progressive law was passed that bans tethering dogs for any period of time – if an owner is not present. A state law on the issue that went into effect in September is a scaled down version of the Irving … more ›

Dog Tether Ban For Vote In Irving, Texas
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Fri, Nov 2 | By Matt Van Hoven | 533

CALIFORNIA – In a Bakersfield California Petsmart this week, a dog died while getting groomed – marking the second death for the chain store's grooming department in recent months. The last animal to die was an English bulldog name… more ›

Second Dog to Die at Petsmart Grooming in Six Months
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Fri, Nov 2 | By Matt Van Hoven | 726

FLORIDA – A girl was saved from being kidnapped last Friday when her dog attacked the would be abductor. The nine-year old was walking her Jack Russell Terrier, Angel, when it happened. The two were in front of their Palmetto Bay, Flo… more ›

Dog Saves Girl From Would-be Abduction
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Thu, Nov 1 | By Matt Van Hoven | 635

When little Hannah came to live with Laurie Devicarii, she was just 11 months old. But right away, it was evident that Hannah had hearing problems. Doctors soon diagnosed her with cerebral palsy – which impaired hearing in her righ… more ›

Girl Teaches Dog Sign Language
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Thu, Nov 1 | By Matt Van Hoven | 334

With the availability of pet insurance and high tech medical procedures, more and more pet lovers are opting to put their furry loved ones under the knife. But cardiac vet Dr. Dan Brockman says blood needed during animal surgery is the… more ›

Pet Health: UK Calls for Dog Blood Bank
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Thu, Oct 25 | By Matt Van Hoven | 430

Harris County Texas recently banned the roadside sale of animals. It's a move that officials hope will help cut down on pet-overpopulation – which is crippling Texas animal shelters. Pet overpopulation is at issue in almost every pa… more ›

Roadside Pet Sales No More
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Wed, Oct 24 | By Matt Van Hoven | 339

Wildfires spreading throughout California have led to the evacuation of thousands. Among them are the animal companions with whom residents share their lives. As this catastrophe is happening, the Humane Society of the United States h… more ›

California Wildfire Rages, Tips for Pet Evac
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Wed, Oct 24 | By Ji Young Min | 298

Pet shelters are constantly looking for ways to gain support for their efforts. One such group, New York based Animal Haven, is 40 years old and going strong with the generosity and support of its growing member base. Zoo too reporter Ji Young Min a… more ›

Lynn Redgrave - Animal Haven 40th Ann. Lunch
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Tue, Oct 23 | By Matt Van Hoven | 490

In what's thought to be a string of related killings, two piglets were brutally murdered in Plant City, Florida. The baby pigs were in their pen over the weekend when between Saturday night and Sunday morning, someone allegedly let the… more ›

Pet Piglets Murdered, Serial Killer Suspected
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Mon, Oct 22 | By Matt Van Hoven | 461

A bill was introduced to Australia's state government this week that seeks to outlaw cat and dog sales in pet stores. The legislation was written by New South Wales Member of Parliament (NSW MP) Clover Moore. She cited data indicating… more ›

Australia to Ban Pet Sales in Stores
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Thu, Oct 18 | By Matt Van Hoven | 731

By now we're all familiar with Ellen Degeneres' dog dilemma. At the root of the issue is the contract she signed stating the dog must stay with her or be returned to the rescue. Many adoption agencies require such contracts to create … more ›

Ellen too Generous?

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