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2009-07-08 15:22:00

LOS ANGELES, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL), a California-based nonprofit organization focused on reducing pet overpopulation through legislation, today reported that the total number of euthanasia of cats and dogs entering California municipal shelters increased 14.6 percent statewide - from 378,445 to 433,512 -between 2004 to 2008 based on recently released figures from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). In addition, the total yearly number of...

2009-06-16 16:13:00

BEIJING, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Chinese state media announced that the dog cull in Hanzhong city, Shaanxi Province has reached a death toll of 36,000. Claiming rabies outbreak, the city has sent out dog-beating squads to kill any animal spotted on the street, stray or owned. According to the International Fund for Animal Welfare's (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) Asia Regional Director, Grace Ge Gabriel, "Mass killing of dogs is ineffective in controlling rabies in the long-term....

2009-04-15 08:45:00

LOS ANGELES, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Jana Kohl, author of A Rare Breed of Love: The true story of Baby and the mission she inspired to help dogs everywhere -- the book that features both Barack Obama and Ted Kennedy advocating pet adoption as a means to end puppy mills -- has expressed outrage over the President not fulfilling his pledge to adopt a rescue or shelter dog. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081110/NEM118 ) Having participated in Kohl's book, inspired by a...

2009-03-25 10:10:00

- Special Presentation of ANIMAL COPS: PHILADELPHIA Takes Viewers Inside Puppy Mills in Pennsylvania and Beyond- SILVER SPRING, Md., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Boney legs poke out from between harsh metal wires. Food and water dishes remain empty for days. Ailments go untreated as puppies bide their time among the dying and the dead. These are the squalid conditions of puppy mills, where it's estimated more than two million dogs are mass-produced for profit each year. Hundreds of these...

2009-02-24 06:08:00

North Shore Animal League America Program Aims to Save Pets' Lives PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stock car racing superstar Greg Biffle, who finished third in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, is always envisioning the finish line. Now he's heading for another victory, this time to end companion animal euthanasia. As spokesperson for SPAY/USA (www.spayusa.org), a nationwide network and referral service for affordable spay/neuter services and a program of North...

2009-02-03 11:05:00

ONTARIO, Calif., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Long-standing West End Animal Shelter is set to benefit from both redevelopment and a much needed awareness campaign. West End Animal Shelter is a non-profit, no kill center for pet placement and adoption located in Ontario, California. It is located near the corner of Mission and Grove Avenue in the heart of the new redevelopment plan for Ontario. The campaign includes redevelopment and upgrading existing conditions at the shelter, implementing...

2009-01-29 13:58:00

North Shore Animal League America Program Aims to Save Pets' Lives PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stock car racing superstar Greg Biffle, who finished third in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, is always envisioning the finish line. Now he's heading for another victory, this time to end companion animal euthanasia. As spokesperson for SPAY/USA (www.spayusa.org), a nationwide network and referral service for affordable spay/neuter services and a program of North...

2008-12-12 05:00:00

-- Ohio Resident Jacci Moss Named CAT HERO OF THE YEAR -- SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Planet and the makers of Fresh Step(R) litter announce Eileen McCaughern, of Bethany, Conn., as HERO OF THE YEAR in the third annual campaign recognizing people who have demonstrated extraordinary service for the welfare of animals. Additionally, Jacci Moss from Defiance, Ohio has been named the CAT HERO OF THE YEAR. Both winners will be announced on December 11 during Animal...

2008-08-11 18:00:58

POTTSTOWN, Pa., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Diane's Discount Pet Supplies and Adoption Center announced today the opening of the Affordable Spay Neuter Clinic, located in the lower level of the retailer's Route 100 business in Pottstown, PA. The Clinic's mission is to help decrease the overwhelming pet overpopulation problem by providing affordable sterilizations for pets and feral cats in the region. "We are trying to take away cost as the reason for not having one's pet sterilized," says...

2008-05-13 17:07:05

For some pet owners, spaying or neutering their animals is no longer a choice - it's the law. Nearly 40 mandatory sterilization bills have been introduced this year alone in cities and counties nationwide, including Dallas, Texas and Palm Beach, Fla. So far, only a handful has passed. During local hearings, the controversial proposals attract legions of animal enthusiasts who pack rooms to voice their strong opinions. The issue is also being argued online in chat rooms where...


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