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News & Media

30Mar

"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." - from wcyb.com

27Mar

"A grassroots campaign is fighting House Bill 5361, a proposal to prohibit homeowners and rental insurance providers from setting increased premiums – or denying coverage altogether – if certain types of dogs live on the premises." - from norwichbulletin.com

26Mar

"RICHMOND -- Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed a bill that a lobbyist for PETA feared could shut down the group's Norfolk shelter. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin County, who said he was upset by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' high euthanasia rate." - from pilotonline.com

25Mar

"Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has created what is thought to be the nation’s first attorney general’s animal law unit. A small group of current staff attorneys will work as needed as a resource for local law enforcement and state agencies on issues involving animal welfare and animal fighting or abuse, the attorney general’s office said in a statement Jan. 22." - from avma.org

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.

23Mar

"On March 4, Reps. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) introduced the Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act of 2015 (H.R. 1258), which is a bipartisan bill aimed at helping victims of domestic violence or stalking." - from atwork.avma.org

20Mar

"LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – On Friday, the House of Representatives will vote on House Bill 1620, a proposal to put stricter restrictions on dog breeders." - from thv11.com

19Mar

"Pet stores in Garden Grove will soon no longer be allowed to sell dogs or cats from commercial breeders, only from shelter programs or rescue groups. The city is set to become the fifth Orange County community and the 18th in the state to institute such a ban. Sellers will have one year to comply with the new prohibition, according to the ordinance. Cats may be donated to pet shops by residents." - from ocregister.com

18Mar

"Rabbits would join dogs and cats as pets that must be microchipped in Los Angeles under an ordinance backed by a City Council committee Tuesday. If the ordinance is approved by the full council, the cost of adopting a rabbit from a city shelter would increase from $56 to $71, to include a $15 microchipping fee. Microchipping a rabbit after adoption would cost $25." - from mynewsla.com

17Mar

"SAN ANTONIO - The city is considering possible changes that may help lower the number of stray animals found on the streets. A city committee is recommending microchip implants to keep track of cats and dogs." - from news4sanantonio.com