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03/30/2015Virginia passes law to crack down on sale of puppy mill animals | wcyb.com

"Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed legislation that will crack down on the sale of puppies raised in cruel puppy mills. SB 1001 restricts the sources of pet store puppies and the sale of dogs and cats in certain venues."

The 2015 Top2Top is right around the corner? Learn more about the program and register! | April 28-30, 2015

#T2T2015: 3 dynamic days of full-on immersion in the pet industry at an inspiring location. Don't miss out on the top issues facing the industry and important trends that impact your bottom line.

Questions and Answers about Ebola and Pets | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"The ongoing epidemic of Ebola in West Africa has raised several questions about how the disease affects the animal population, and in particular, the risk to household pets."

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23Mar

This was the 6th Annual St. Puppy’s Day, and my first. Hosted by Pinnacle Pet, it’s one of several events held around the country each year offering educational forums for breeders on animal healthcare, breeding best practices and kennel design and maintenance.

26Feb

This is a solution looking for a problem.  The Maine Shelter Survey shows that the euthanasia rate in state shelters has plummeted from 27% in 2011 to 10% in 2013. For dogs, those rates were just 11% and 5%, respectively. It is our position that pet stores are a good choice for consumers to buy healthy, well socialized puppies.

24Feb

Scott Hardin—a biologist, expert on exotic and invasive species and proud owner of a ball python named Ricky (as in Lucy’s husband)—has the kind of insight that comes only with years of experience working at the intersection of science, environmental stewardship and public policy, balancing conservation of fish and wildlife with responsible pet ownership. 






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