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Oklahoma Is Advocating for Tethered Dogs

February 19th, 2021

February 18, 2021 Paws Up! To Oklahoma Representative Micky Dollens for introducing House Bill 1580 to help tethered dogs. February is helping to raise awareness about the dangers of continuously chaining dogs during Unchain a Dog Month. Many dogs throughout the United States are suffering at the end of a chain from the lack of […]

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Update: Animal Neglect in KY May Soon Be a Class D Felony

February 9th, 2021

Paws Up!February 9, 2021 House Bill 57 is gaining support in Kentucky to increase the penalty for a form of animal neglect. Lawmakers in Kentucky are advocating for increased penalties for individuals found guilty of confining cats or dogs and allowing them to suffer from lack of “food, water, adequate shelter, or life-saving medical care.” […]

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New Mexico Legislators Introduce Bill to Outlaw Trapping on Public Lands

February 5th, 2021

Paws Up! To the New Mexico Senate for advancing a bill that would protect people and animals from dangerous and inhumane traps on public land. February 5, 2021 Two years ago, a blue heeler named Roxy got caught in a trap near a lake in New Mexico, and she was strangled to death. Since then, […]

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Rhode Island Bill Would Enable Ambulance Transport for First-Responder Dogs

February 3rd, 2021

Paws Up! To Rhode Island Representative David Bennett for introducing legislation that would provide life-saving services for K9s. February 3, 2021 In 2018, K9 Nero and his partner, Sgt. Sean Gannon, were both shot by a criminal who was hiding from police. Tragically, Sgt. Gannon succumbed to his injuries, but Nero was able to pull […]

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A Chicago Lawmaker Is Seeking to Better Protect Canine Companions

January 29th, 2021

January 30, 2021 Changing seasons from fall to winter can be an enjoyable time of year for some, especially if you live in an area where the changes are felt⚊cooler temperatures and winter weather. But these changes can be deadly for the canines who live outdoors and are exposed to extreme weather conditions. Sadly, throughout […]

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