Articles: animal cruelty

Puppy Dumped on the Street

On January 29, this Chihuahua type puppy was dumped out of this van in Colorado Springs, CO. This should never be allowed to happen, at least not legally. (Dori, thanks for the link)

Hello Sir, May I Take Your Chained Dog?

AsheyOwneHill Animal Rescue – cartoon character discuss problems with chaining dogs. (Note some explicit language) Several Facebook fans suggested I post this video.

Michael Vick Is No Hero

Some of my Facebook fans suggested I post (in full) my most recent Tribune Media Services story of January 5 about Michael Vick and my views on President Obama speaking out for Vick, and his yearning to have a family dog. So, here it is. Michael Vick is no hero I understand President Obama’s choice…

Seven People Nabbed in Dogfighting Bust

Seven people were arrested and two dogs rescued by sheriff’s police during a raid on a Maywood home, according to WMAQ-TV. On suspicion of animal cruelty and neglect, officers of the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Animal Crimes Unit (who are pretty incredible) were in the process of executing a search warrant on the home Dec.…

I'm Glad the President Spoke Out About Vick: It's Just What He Said That Bothered Me

I understand President Obama’s choice to speak out on Michael Vick. The President reportedly phoned to congratulate Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie for giving the convicted felon a second chance.  President Obama explained that a level playing field rarely exists for prisoners who have completed their sentences. Vick’s success gives all of them hope. And…

Bar Boycotts Vick, Are they Overdoing It?

For me, Steve Coffman is an animal advocate of the year. Steve Who? Coffman owns Slates Primetime Grille, a sports bar, in Sandpoint, Idaho.  And all through the football season, they’ve boycotted anything having to do with Michael Vick. Slates Prime Time Grill The bar reportedly won’t play Philadelphia Eagles games on their TV’s, or…

HSUS Auctioned Off Vick's Press Conference Notes. Are There Two Sides to Vick's Plea to Own a Dog?

I know this happened back in 2007, but I believe it’s relevant to today given Michael Vick’s wishes to get a dog, and the position taken by the Humane Society of the United States. Michael Vick The HSUS auctioned notes from Vick’s first big press conference. This is from AP story from September 6, 2007:…

WLS Podcast: The Michaael Vick Lost Dogs

All this week, I’m highlighting my favorite 890-AM WLS Podcasts of 2010. Click here to listen to author Jim Gorant and legendary behaviorist Stephen Zawistowski of the ASPCA. So, Michael Vick’s been in the news – Vick says getting a dog would help him with his rehabilitation. What about the dogs who were at Vick’s…

HSUS Says Vick Is Almost Ready to Have a Dog

So, should Michael Vick get a get dog? Vick said in an interview he thinks getting a dog would help in his rehabilitation. Wayne Pacelle and Michael Vick Wayne Pacelle, president CEO of the Humane Society of the United States has taken Vick under the HSUS wing, traveling to communities to talk about dog fighting.…

American Humane Rescues Over 100 Horses in Arkansas

Here’s a feel good holiday story, the American Humane Association Red Star Emergency Service should get more press for what they do all the time! Hold your horses for the Red Star Emergency Services (check out the blog on this here) efforts. . .You’d have to be a horses *ss not to appreciate them. Check…

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