News & Media


"CITY HALL — Thousands of city pet owners are miffed over a new city policy that reduces the time required by the Animal Care and Control department to hold stray cats and dogs in the city pound before sending them to other animal-rescue agencies." - from dnainfo.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." - from wcyb.com


"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


"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


"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


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.


"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


"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


"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


"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