Articles: animal cruelty

3 Actions Dogs Should NEVER Experience on July 4th

The Fourth of July is a scary time for many dogs. Here are three acts of cruelty which should never occur – each is downright cruel. NEVER tie up the dog outside on a tether, or even keep a dog in a yard around July Fourth without adult supervision. Fearful or terrified, a dog may…

SPCA Puerto Vallarta: What Would You Do?

Compassion has no boundaries. What would you do? A dog is spotted in arid land just outside Puerto Vallarta. A closer look reveals that even one more day outdoors, and Dusty – as the dog was named – would surely have died of starvation. The SPCA Puerto Vallarta’s mission is to save lives. How could…

700 Dogs Rescued from Puppy Mill

This is as crazy and horrific as it gets. Craig Gray, 58, of Nashville, GA is facing animal cruelty charges after 700 dogs were discovered (in March) at a puppy mill. Police described the scene as “out of control and inhumane.” Can you imagine, 700 animals? At first I assumed that was a typo. According…

Importing Pets: Pitfalls Potentially, but A Life Saved is a Life Saved

Do you adopt or rescue a dog or cat from another country – import a pet? This has become a complex and increasingly a controversial question. Sadly, a part of the problem is simply a mind set by regarding American borders – and not wanting anything or anyone from Mexico, in particular, coming into the…

Anti Cruelty Accepts Rescued Animals from Oklahoma: IN Need of Foster Homes and Adopters

The Anti-Cruelty Society in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) took in well over 100 cats and dogs stranded by severe storms and flooding in Oklahoma. These animals were in the shelters prior to the storms arrival.  By relocated all the animals, their odds of speedier adoption in an urban area…

Texas Supreme Court Upholds Previous Cat Killer Ruling

 A ruling from the highest state court in Texas that reaffirms the decision to punish Dr. Kristen Lindsey, the veterinarian who cruelly shot Tiger the cat through the head with an arrow in 2015 and bragged about it on social media. The Texas Supreme Court today (May 30) rejected Lindsey’s request to appeal her punishment,…

Red Rover and Purina Purple Leash Project

Red Rover is a non profit with a mission to preserve the human-animal bond by providing financial assistance, resources and support to low-income individuals and survivors of domestic violence and their pets, so families can escape together and stay together. And with Purina they are combining efforts with the Purple Leash Project.  The idea is…

Famous Fido Saves Lives and It’s Now Easier to Foster Pets In Illinois

Gloria Lissner, founder Famous Fido Rescue No Kill Advocacy Wellness and Learning Center (3124 W. Irving Park Road) is a kind of legend in the animal welfare world in Chicago. She says HERE on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show that people are giving up animals every day, and abusing them daily. It’s…

Purina and Red Rover Want to Find Safe Space to Flee Domestic Violence

Dr. Kurt Venator, chief veterinary officer at Purina, discusses on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show how Purina has gotten involved in the issue of domestic violence. I mean why would a pet food company make a concerted commitment to this topic? Venator explains that about a third of all women experience some…

Allegedly Animal Torture: He Beat and Killed a Chihuahua

A Springfield, IL man was charged Friday (April 26) with animal torture and aggravated cruelty to an animal after he allegedly abused a dog that was later found dead. Jeffrey R. Seals, 25, was arrested Thursday and remained held the Sangamon County Jail on Friday. Bond was set at $75,000. Springfield police said they were…

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