“Hey, that’s my dog (or cat): Give her back now!”
You adopt a dog or cat from a shelter. Weeks later, someone claims the pet is theirs and threatens legal action. Who is right? An expert explains the legal options.
Three-legged dog gets prosthetic limb
The Pit Bull Terrier was found with her right paw severed in a Miami neighborhood; an Orlando company donated the artificial limb so the pooch could live a pain-free life.
Puppy mill dogs rescued from small minivan
An Ohio humane agent got a call about a parked van full of dogs: The vehicle was designed to seat six humans, but she found 61 dogs (12 puppies and 49 adults) inside of it.
Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2013
Once again, the Bluegrass State ranks as the worst state in America for animal-protection legislation, while the Land of Lincoln retains its status as the best for 2013.
Dog rescued after found frozen to the ground
The polar vortex sent a blast of cold air across the U.S., and in Indiana, record-low temperatures froze a Shetland Sheepdog to the ground inside his makeshift dog house.
Hiker rescues dog left to die on the side of a mountain
Andi Davis frequently hikes the trails around the mountains in Phoenix, but she never expected to come across a Pit Bull who had been shot and left for dead.
Craigslist letter from dog rescuer helps give abused dog a second chance
When an abused Pit Bull arrived on Christianna Willis’s doorstep, she took to Craigslist to announce she found a lost dog…and tell the owner she would never give the animal back.
Romania still tries to kill its way out of stray dog problem
Romania President Traian Basescu has unveiled draconian measures to deal with his country’s stray dog problem — namely, exterminating approximately 200,000 canines.
Camera captures SUV towing dog in crate behind vehicle
Oconee County, S.C., Animal Control Officer Nicole Hubbard has seen more than her fair share of distressing things done to animals since she joined the department two years ago. Yet she never could have expected what she’d see while returning home from a family vacation last weekend. Shortly before noon on Saturday, as Hubbard and […]
“Super Mayor” strikes again, rescues another dog
In January, DogTime.com first told you about Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker, who personally intervened after local reporter Toni Yates took to her Twitter feed to plead for the life of a freezing dog who’d been locked out of her home. Booker, seeing the tweet, jumped into action, carrying the dog from her yard into […]
Just regular dogs
Often times — especially after a high-profile case of abuse — perspective dog adopters seek animals that had been mistreated, when every shelter pooch needs a home.
Former Vick dog Lucas passes away
The Pit Bull was considered one of Michael Vick’s grand champion fighting dogs, but he proved the naysayers wrong when he was rehabilitated by Best Friends.
Community voices support for rescued bait dog
A Massachusetts community has banded together in support of a young dog found injured on one of its streets Monday. A Leominster resident found the tan-colored Pit Bull Terrier in horrible condition; he was underweight, covered in fresh wounds on his head, shoulder, hind legs, right eye and swollen muzzle, and his skin was blanketed […]
Jonny Justice plush toy revealed
It’s the moment so many have waited for and no one could have predicted. Jonny Justice, one of the dogs rescued from Michael Vick’s compound, is now immortalized in the form of a Gund — yep, the folks who make the teddy bears — plush toy. Last year, the company held a photo contest. Proud […]
Man under investigation for tattooing his Pit Bull
A North Carolina tattoo artist is under fire after authorities discovered he hadn’t just been inking people. A concerned citizen filed a complaint after discovering that Ernesto Rodriguez had tatted an intricate design on his 4-month-old Pit Bull Terrier puppy, Duchess. “It’s just art,” Rodriguez tells CNN of Duchess’s fresh ink. “I want to put […]
Woman raises more than $10,000 for wounded dog
UPDATE: January 16, 2013 According to Yahoo News, Buck had his eye surgery and was released to his owner Tami Augustyn on Saturday. “Just picked up Mr. Buck and was getting ready to head home and everybody’s little angel just peed all over the back of my SUV,” Augustyn wrote on the dog’s Facebook page. […]
Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2012
On December 19, 2012, in Kentucky, Gary L. Foster, Jr. was indicted for second-degree animal cruelty after he allegedly broke a kitten’s front legs with a golf club. Two days before Foster was indicted, the Animal Legal Defense Fund released its annual U.S. Protection Laws Rankings, a report that ranks all states in the U.S. […]
Recovering puppy inspires anti-abuse law
New York may start the new year by turning over a new leaf when it comes to their animal cruelty laws. The state is considering a new law that would toughen the punishments for perpetrators of animal abuse. Lawmakers are calling the legislation “Phoenix’s Law” in honor of a Jack Russell Terrier who was rescued […]
Check in with Freddy, the Pit Bull burned by acid
On April 3, 2012, DogTime ran a story about a stray Pit Bull puppy who was picked up off the streets of South Carolina by a good citizen. The poor pooch had been burned by caustic acid on his face, feet, and belly. The piece rightfully provoked outrage from our readers. The dog was taken […]
UPDATE: Dog found with can around neck recovering
A few weeks ago, DogTime.com told you about a starving dog who was found with a coffee can around her neck. By the time that Olivia, originally named Java, was discovered in the Dallas area, the sharp edges of the can had nearly embedded themselves into the dog’s neck and head, creating deep wounds in […]