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American Rescue Dog Show Highlights Dogs’ Best Qualities

March 28th, 2020

March 28, 2020 For over a century, thousands of purebred dogs from all over the world have been celebrated alongside their owners and trainers at pedigree competitions like The National Dog Show. This past February, however, a different type of dog was celebrated that is often overlooked: the rescue dog. The American Rescue Dog Show, […]

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Trump Administration Disregards Impact of Border Wall on Animals, Environment

March 25th, 2020

March 25, 2020 In a clear example of the common phrase, “Do as I say, not as I do,” the Trump Administration has ignored federal guidelines set by the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) which requires environmental impact studies to be done before construction of government projects. Not only has the current administration ignored NEPA, […]

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The Petfax Act Will Require Transparency By Dog and Cat Breeders

March 24th, 2020

Paws Up!March 18, 2020 To House Representatives Charlie Christ (D-FL) and Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) for introducing H.R. 5715 that will provide transparency by breeders and retail stores for individuals who are purchasing cats or dogs. Acquiring a new furry companion is a wonderful experience that can turn from a happy occasion to a sad one […]

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New Mexico Enacts Statewide Spay and Neuter Program

March 18th, 2020

March 18, 2020 According to a 2012 study, over 100,000 animals enter New Mexico’s animal shelters every year, and roughly 20,000 animals are euthanized. For the last eight years, the New Mexico government has been working on a way to reduce the homelessness and suffering of animals. The Pet Food Fee for Neutering and Sheltering […]

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Illinois Bill Would Allow Court Advocates For Cats and Dogs In Abuse Cases

March 18th, 2020

Paws Up!March 14, 2020 To Illinois Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-District) for sponsoring House Bill 3995 that would give cats and dogs a voice during animal abuse cases. Choosing to be an advocate for someone is powerful. When others hear your voice and join in your efforts, change is bound to happen. Advocates for animal welfare […]

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