animal abuse

  • Tampa Police Looking For Person Who Threw New Born Puppy Out Like Trash

    Tampa Police Looking For Person Who Threw New Born Puppy Out Like Trash

    If you have any information regarding who threw this puppy out like trash please notify Tampa Police.

  • Pet Sitters Charged With Animal Cruelty When Owners Return To Dead Dog

    Pet Sitters Charged With Animal Cruelty When Owners Return To Dead Dog

    Dominick Bryant, 19, and Misha Vaughn, 22, are accused of aggravated animal cruelty after one of the two dogs they were charged with caring for died. Bond set at $5,000.

  • William Leonard Dodson Arrested For Taping Dog’s Mouth Shut

    William Leonard Dodson Arrested For Taping Dog’s Mouth Shut

    Caitlyn, a 15-month-old chocolate Staffordshire bull terrier mix was found with her muzzle taped shut with electrical tape so tight her tongue was caught between her teeth.

  • Misguided activism for “Puppy Doe”

    Misguided activism for “Puppy Doe”

    It’s always outrageous and inexcusable when an animal is abused, but ire directed toward Craigslist in the "Puppy Doe" case is misdirected and counterproductive.

  • Buying Is Not Rescue

    Buying Is Not Rescue

    Some think buying a puppy or kitten from a pet store is the same as rescuing it; it isn’t – in fact, doing so merely perpetuates a cycle of mill breeding and misery.

  • Sanctuary without standards

    Sanctuary without standards

    I saw the whiteboard at the city shelter, proudly declaring they had found rescues to take in nearly a thousand animals so far this year. Impressive? Certainly, but it did make me wonder — where are they all going? The shelter I work for in rural New Mexico has a policy of only routinely transferring […]

  • Farm Sanctuary supports bill to ban factory farming abuse

    Farm Sanctuary supports bill to ban factory farming abuse

    By Michele C. Hollow, Pet News and Views Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, supports the introduction of a bipartisan state bill that would prevent some of the most cruel and inhumane confinement of farm animals in Massachusetts. The bill, named the Massachusetts Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, introduced by Rep. […]