Delaware is the first no-kill state for shelter animals in US

Delaware is the first no-kill state for shelter animals in US

Linda Torelli, director of marketing for the Brandywine Valley SPCA, which has three locations in Delaware and cares for more than 14,000 animals each year, credited a multipronged approach with helping the First State achieve no-kill status — and its citizens.“The community in Delaware is very oriented to pet advocacy, so we had their support,” she told TODAY.

New York becomes first state to ban cat declawing

New York becomes first state to ban cat declawing

— New York became the first U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats Monday, joining most of Europe, several Canadian provinces and a growing list of American cities that already prohibit a procedure animal advocates call cruel and unnecessary.

Dog treats linked to salmonella infection in people

Dog treats linked to salmonella infection in people

Pig ear dog treats are linked to at least 45 cases of salmonella infection in people, according to the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This celebrity dog has over a million followers! Here’s her heart touching story

This celebrity dog has over a million followers! Here’s her heart touching story

Not to miss, she has a special book titled ‘Marnie the Dog: I’m a Book’ dedicated to her that has a special collection of her photos along with some hilarious captions.

New study says cats respond to the sound of their own names

New study says cats respond to the sound of their own names

A new study suggests household cats can respond to the sound of their own names. Vitale, who said she has trained cats to respond to verbal commands, agreed that the new results don't mean that cats assign a sense of self to their names.

Meghan Markle charity SAVES 'shaking, scared and starving' dog on brink of death

Meghan Markle charity SAVES 'shaking, scared and starving' dog on brink of death

When Tess arrived at Mayhew – the London animal home established in 1886 and which received Meghan’s royal patronage at the beginning of the year – she was in a pitiful state, weighing a fraction of the healthy weight of a German Shepherd and could barely stand.

California becomes first US state to only sell rescued animals in pet shops

California becomes first US state to only sell rescued animals in pet shops

California is set to become the first US state to ban the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits in pet shops unless they are from rescue centres. Known as AB 485, under the new rules pet shop operators will have to provide records of each animal’s origin or face a $500 (£391) penalty.

Californian law change means pet shops can sell only rescued animals

Californian law change means pet shops can sell only rescued animals

The change means cats, dogs and rabbits sold by retailers cannot be sourced from breeders, only from animal shelters. A couple hoping to adopt a cat from a San Diego shelter on Friday, told NBC News the move was a step forward for the state.

California will soon require pet stores to only sell rescue dogs and cats

California will soon require pet stores to only sell rescue dogs and cats

Originally approved in October of 2017 by Governor Jerry Brown, a new state law will go into place on January 1, 2019 that requires all pet stores to get dogs, cats, and rabbits from rescue organizations rather than breeders.

The Top 5 States for Pet Obesity

The Top 5 States for Pet Obesity

According to recent statistics, compiled in the 2013 Banfield State of Pet Health Report , pet obesity is increasing at an alarming rate.

'Just DESPICABLE' Tragedy as 'skeleton' bulldog left to die under a bush

'Just DESPICABLE' Tragedy as 'skeleton' bulldog left to die under a bush

RSPCA Inspector David McAdam said the bulldog was suffering some of the worst health problems he has ever witnessed when the pet was found in a remote area of countryside near Blidworth, Nottinghamshire, last week.

Hunt for cruel person who left dog chained to lamppost in freezing temperatures

Hunt for cruel person who left dog chained to lamppost in freezing temperatures

Someone very cruel left this frightened dog chained to a lamppost in freezing temperatures. Someone very cruel left this frightened dog chained to a lamppost in freezing temperatures (Picture: BPM Media)‘I then took him to Newbrook Animal Hospital for a checkup.

'She was clearly in pain' Dog dumped on the streets with a tumour the size of football

'She was clearly in pain' Dog dumped on the streets with a tumour the size of football

RSPCA animal collection officer Kelly Nix rushed the emaciated dog to the charity’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital, but feared the worst the moment she saw the discarded pet.Tragic dog with huge football size tumour (Image: RSPCA)ACO Nix said: “When I first saw her I could tell she was in a bad state.

Joe Biden adopts adorable rescue dog

Joe Biden adopts adorable rescue dog

Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, have adopted a rescue German shepherd named Major from a Delaware animal adoption center.

ANIMAL CRUELTY: Shock after two dogs left in 'worst state EVER seen'

ANIMAL CRUELTY: Shock after two dogs left in 'worst state EVER seen'

The animal rescuers believe the poor dogs were “probably thrown from a car” and feared they would have to be put down.Robbie Bartington, from the Woodfield Animal Sanctuary, said: We were alerted to the abandoned dogs by a friend, and we hope to give them a home for the rest of their lives, but they were in a horrendous state.“Their hair was matted for about a foot in length, and was so long I don't think a vet's clippers would have worked on them.“Fortunately, some dog-grooming friends of ours have kindly agreed to help them so we can get them into a condition where we can take them to a vet to be seen and get their vaccinations.

Canine comforts: five-star treats for the whole family – including the dog

Canine comforts: five-star treats for the whole family – including the dog

To this end PetsPyjamas, the online bespoke dog-friendly travel company, helped me devise an active mini-break of soft cycling and easy hiking in West Sussex and Dorset with pampering and luxury creature comforts for myself, my husband, our two sons and our miniature schnauzer.

Hiking Causes Three Dogs to Die, One to Faint: How to Keep Your Dog Safe

Hiking Causes Three Dogs to Die, One to Faint: How to Keep Your Dog Safe

Pinnacle officials also warn pet parents to always be prepared when hiking. For tips to safely hike with your dog, click here >> For tips to keep your dog cool in the hot summer heat, click here >>

Officers Salute a Brave Service Dog at the End of His Life

Officers Salute a Brave Service Dog at the End of His Life

That’s when Officer Shane Stephenson took in the retired Sultan as a pet. Stephenson had aspirations of being a handler and said Sultan, being a veteran dog, taught him a lot about how to handle a working canine.

The Weirdest Animal Laws in America

The Weirdest Animal Laws in America

Unfortunately, for a number of years, the state of Wyoming made it illegal to photograph game animals, including rabbits, without a permit.

Should you be worried about a dog lick or bite?

Should you be worried about a dog lick or bite?

Once the bacteria passes from a dog to person, the person may experience fever, fatigue, headaches, and muscle pains. If you develops redness, swelling, puffiness, pain or a discharge, around the bite area or after being licked, you should seek medical attention as it could be a sign of sepsis.

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