National Shelter Appreciation Week 2013

Established by the Humane Society in 1996, this week encourages people to get involved with local animal rescues and shelters; find out how you can help and build awareness.

by DogTime
November 5th, 2013

Lawmakers introduce bill to combat online puppy mills

It’s not often that you hear a story about Republicans and Democrats in Congress agreeing with one another, but when it comes to animal welfare it seems party lines matter less than saving the lives of America’s dogs, cats, and critters.Wednesday, federal lawmakers from both sides of the aisle re-introduced legislation that would put into […]

by DogTime Staff
March 1st, 2013

HSUS report: Is the AKC helping protect puppy mills?

A report released last week by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) suggests that the American Kennel Club (AKC) is actively working to suppress anti-puppy mill legislation and alleges the AKC has allowed individuals who don’t provide the legal amount of minimum care to register their litters with them.Among the most potentially inflammatory […]

by DogTime
July 13th, 2012

President Obama, Tucker Carlson weigh in on Michael Vick as season closes

Sick of Vick? You’re in luck… maybe. The Eagles’ season, mercifully, ended on Sunday, ostensibly heralding the wane of 24/7 Michael Vick coverage. By all accounts, he’s played spectacularly these last few months, and he’s remained a favorite topic for anyone with a microphone – or a blog.In the last few weeks alone, Vick’s […]

by DogTime
January 11th, 2011

Animal abuse registry — and why the HSUS’s Wayne Pacelle opposes it

Yesterday I received two emails from two different animal welfare groups taking opposing views on the same topic. The first came from the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), and featured a photo of Justin, the 19-pound Doberman found starving and on the brink of death in a foreclosed home.The ALDF was reporting two great […]

by DogTime
December 8th, 2010

The Daily Show takes on puppy mills and Missouri’s Prop B

For me, it doesn’t get any more perfect than Jon Stewart: funny man, Pit Bull lover. But then last night on his program The Daily Show, perfect got even better when he introduced correspondent Olivia Munn’s segment on puppy mills.Munn interviews Anita Andrews from the anti-HSUS organization, Alliance for Truth, in the aftermath of […]

by DogTime
November 12th, 2010

Puppy Mill Initiative (Missouri’s Prop B) draws unlikely opponents

As the November voting day draws closer, debate over Missouri’s Prop B — the Puppy Mill initiative – continues to make national headlines. And the arguments are becoming more political with each endorsement and attack.Like other laws aimed at preventing cruelty, Prop B wouldn’t affect anyone who is treating animals with adequate care and kindness. […]

by DogTime
October 6th, 2010

Jason Flatt assists in the comfort of 200 pit bulls recovered by HSUS

Waiting in my in-box this morning: two items pertaining to my favorite breed – the pit bull . The first was a Google news alert letting me know that Michael Vick made his only start as a Philadelphia Eagle in a pre-season home game last night. According to the article, his performance was brief and […]

by DogTime
September 3rd, 2010

The emotional and cognitive lives of animals

My husband and I take turns trying to outdo each other with this question: Would you rather have five minutes in Uno’s head or a million dollars? No matter what the second choice is – eternal youth, incredible wealth, an unending supply of guacamole – a few moments inside the brain of our dog always […]

by DogTime
August 11th, 2010

Schwarzenegger, Sheryl Crow, and HSUS

Earlier this week I received a letter from a woman who was irate about Dogtime articles citing the Humane Society of the United States as a source. She was so incensed, she said she was planning to disable her account.Even within the animal advocacy set (or maybe especially within that set?) HSUS can be a […]

by DogTime
July 9th, 2010
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