This Week's Good and Bad for Dogs
Thumbs Up For:
Legislator Jon Cooper for proposing a ban on the sale of puppy mill dogs in Suffolk County, New York.
Suffolk Would Ban Puppy Sales at Pet Stores
The Invisible Fence company for its "Project Breathe" campaign, which donates pet oxygen mask kits to fire departments.
Local Firefighters to Get Pet Oxygen kits
The state of Nevada for making first offense "willful or malicious cruelty" to an animal a felony. (In my own state of Ohio, cruelty is not a felony crime). I wish Nevada had passed SB 364 to ban horse tripping as well.
Humane Society Says New Laws Mean Nevada Is Now Nicer to Animals
Thumbs Down For:
Responsible Pet Owners Alliance, American Sporting Dog Alliance, The Lone Star State American Pit Bull Terrier Club, and the Sportsmen's and Animal Owners Voting Alliance: these groups were against legislation passed in Texas to make the lives of mill dogs less horrible.
Texas Puppy Mill Bill
Tony Ed Bloodsworth, an animal control officer and Mayor of New Brockton, Alabama, Lenwood Herron. Both were charged with cruelty due to "deplorable" conditions at the New Brockton animal "shelter."
Animal Control Officer Indicted in Animal Cruelty Case
The person who stole a disabled dog's wheelchair in West Roxbury, MA. (and thumbs up to HandicappedPets.com who replaced the wheelchair free of charge).
Dog's Wheelchair Stolen