Leaving Your Dog In A Hot Car Could Get You Thrown In Jail Soon
A Michigan State Senator proposed a law that would result in jail time for owners who leave dogs in hot cars. The penalty if the dog dies could be up to five years in jail.
Realtor Fired After Calling Police About Abandoned Dog In Basement Of Vacant Home
A realtor was showing a vacant home to a potential buyer when they came across an abandoned dog trapped in the basement. She was fired by her employer after calling the police.
More than 90 dogs rescued from Michigan puppy mill
Several anonymous tips prompted authorities to investigate the Livingston County facility and remove the dogs and cats from what they saw to be a deadly situation.
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.
DogTime’s top 10 dog news stories of 2013
Remember the dog transported behind the SUV? 2013 had no shortage of important events involving man’s best friend — check-out the year's top 10 news stories.
What you should know about the canine circovirus
You’ve probably heard the phrase canine circovirus in recent weeks; here’s what you need to know about the disease, including preventative measures to keep your dog safe.
Fearless canine heroes sacrifice lives to save owners
Two hero dogs – a Georgia Boxer and a Michigan Dachshund – who, in separate incidents, unselfishly sacrificed their lives in order to protect the ones they loved.
Detroit home to upwards of 50,000 abandoned dogs
Just over a month after the financially-troubled city of Detroit, Mich., filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, news of another crisis has animal lovers wondering what can be done. Once the home of American automobile innovation, manufacturing, and the birthplace of Motown music, Detroit is now home to packs of abandoned dogs, […]
Obamas welcome another dog to the family
The whole country was listening on Election Night, 2008, as then President-elect Barack Obama stood in front of a crowd of thousands in Chicago’s Grant Park and told his daughters, Sasha and Malia, he would follow through with the promise he made them about adding a dog to the family. It seemed every dog lover […]
Friday, June 21, is Take Your Dog To Work Day 2013
Pet Sitters International’s “Take Your Dog To Work Day” is about enjoying Fido’s company at the office, having fun and boosting employee morale. But it is also about promoting the unique bond between dogs and their human companions, encouraging employees companywide to support local animal welfare organizations, volunteer at animal shelters, and adopt homeless pets […]
State trooper rescues little girl’s dog
If it weren’t for the efforts of Michigan State Trooper Randy Gariglio, 9-year-old Michigan girl Lindsey Hamm would never have been able to hug her best friend Diva again. Diva, a 1-year-old Pekingese–Corgi mix, and the Hamm’s other dog, Jack Russell Terrier Milo, 7, went missing from the family’s home Sunday evening while no one […]
Attack on Husky inspires possible Michigan abuse registry
Michigander Matt Falk will never forget his dog Logan, a Siberian Husky Falk remembers as a sweet boy and a great friend, a dog with his own unmistakable unique qualities. “[Logan was] a talker and a lover,” Falk recalls fondly. “He just loved going out. We couldn’t have asked for a better Husky.” But in […]
Michigan cracks down on dogfighting
After a year of high profile dogfighting busts in cities like Detroit, Flint, and Kalamazoo, the state of Michigan is ready to turn the tables in 2013. As of December 12, the Great Lakes State enacted what might be the toughest anti-dogfighting legislation in the nation. A state once considered an epicenter for brutal animal […]
Guinness names world’s tallest cat and dog
The Guinness World Records 2013 book has just been released, and it’s time to meet the tallest dog (a Great Dane) and the tallest cat (a Savannah) in the world.
Michigan dog survives gunshot to the face
A yellow Labrador Retriever and his owner are both recovering after being shot in an apparent attempted home invasion in the Detroit suburb of Allen Park, Mich. Owner Gail King and her 6-year-old Lab Niko were relaxing at home the evening of August 18 when they both heard a noise by the front door. Niko […]
Authorities rescue 46 Pit Bulls from Michigan dog-fighting ring
Two alleged dog-fighting kingpins are behind bars and 46 Pit Bull Terriers are now safe after a raid on two Kalamazoo, Mich., properties. The investigation was coordinated by the Kalamazoo County Animal Services and Enforcement agency and the Humane Society of the United States. A tip from a local hunter led authorities to a house […]
Brutal dog-fighting ring allegedly run by 14-year-old
When authorities in Flint, Mich., seized dogs used in alleged dog-fighting activity and acts of torture earlier this month, the scene was described as horrific. The Genesee County Animal Control explained that the injuries found on the dogs were “terrible.” Apparently the mastermind behind these heinous acts of cruelty could be a 14-year-old boy. All […]
350 dogs rescued from Michigan puppy mill
Late last week, Julie Kowal of the Allegan County Animal Shelter in Allegan, Mich., was told to expect 60 small breed dogs at the facility Monday morning. But when Kowal accompanied animal control officers to a residence in Cheshire Township, Michigan, she never expected what she would find there. As the group began removing the […]