It’s official in Denver, Colorado–veterinarians are now banned from declawing cats unless the procedure is medically necessary. Veterinarian Aubr…
If you're as mad as hell about Montreal's horrible Pitbull ban, you can do something about it. Here are a few ways you can help get the ban repealed.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture unexpectedly removed inspection reports and other information that had previously been available to the general public.
It’s high time we came up with a solution! It works for humans, and now senior and terminally ill dogs could soon benefit from cannabis. It’s a g…
The midterm elections brought an end to Florida’s historic greyhound racing industry, but not all animal ‘advocates’ are happy with the vot…
The Military Working Dog Retirement Act means to leave no dog behind after serving their duty. If the law passes, military dogs will be brought back to the U…
Its new designation as a “top tier” crime makes it easier to prosecute crimes and seek out animal abusers. It’s been deemed a crime against…
Why would lawmakers and animal welfare groups want to stop a bill that regulates pet store regulations? There's good reason behind their actions!
The AAP and the AVMA encourage their members to watch for indicators of child or domestic abuse by watching for and investigating harm done to family pets.
The new year is bringing a new animal law to Quebec, which makes it illegal for veterinarians to perform cosmetic surgeries to clip a dog's tail or ears.
A new law in California makes a strong statement about puppy mills -- it would be illegal for pet stores to sell animals, unless they're from a shelter.
A ban preventing licensed dog and cat sellers from selling pets under eight-weeks-old will come into effect in England on October 1, and may be followed by a…
The United States House of Representatives has passed a bill that outlaws the killing of dogs and cats for food, though the practice is still legal in 44 sta…
New law in Pennsylvania now prevents pet owners from tethering their dogs outside for more than 30 minutes when temperatures go below freezing.
Help save dogs from the fighting ring by urging the Justice Department to pursue more dog fighting cases! It’s a despicable crime that was outlawed in…
Florida looks at legislation regarding the selling of puppies from USDA-licensed breeders, but the Trump administration may allow puppy mills anonymity.
Michigan officials proposed a bill that would ensure that punishment ensues for those who knowingly put their pet's wellbeing at risk.
A middle-school girl was denied the services of her trained service dog into class. She's now heading to the US Supreme Court with her discrimination case.
To put a stop to backyard breeding, Britain's environment secretary could be placing a ban on all third-party puppy sales.
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! More states need follow NY's lead in passing laws that allow former scientific research animals to be put up for adoption.
By law, US Military handlers are allowed to adopt their service dogs. But that's not happening, and American Heroes are missing their life-saving dogs
It's sad to see people denied service in places because their service dogs are not welcome, but legislation in New Jersey may make discrimination illegal.
We all know driving while distracted is dangerous, but have you ever thought about distraction from your pets while driving? One town in Ohio has, and now ha…
The continuing battle of pitbull owners and the City of Montreal now takes a new angle as it threatens people with seizure of their dogs and hefty fines.
An Ohio town proposed amendments that would remove breed-restrictive wording for its community to ensure breed-neutral legislation.
The Appellate Court is looking to overturn a sentence, based on the use of a therapy dog for a young witness. Does this signal the end of courthouse dogs?
California's made history with Governor Jerry Brown's signing of legislation that requires pet stores to only sell animals from non-profit rescue groups.
More and more pawrents are turning to the law to clarify who gets the pets in case of a breakup- now lawyers have their hands full with pet-nups.
An Italian court awarded a woman sick pay for time she took off to care for her dog, with the judge deeming the care as 'serious personal reasons.'
Now here’s a law that makes a lot of sense to us. Turkey has just pass a law that anyone who wants to own a pet now has to pass a certification and wil…
Washington State legislators pass a new bill that prevents dog owners from 'tying up' or 'tethering' their pets with certain types of restraints.
With the new bylaw in place, owners will no longer be allowed to leave dogs outside for extended periods of time. Dogs in Mississauga, Ontario, just let out…
The Military Working Dog Retirement Act has been passed, guaranteeing that every single military dog comes back home once retired or decommissioned.
A trial is an intimidating process, even for adults. But Karl, a deaf Boxer, reminds children there is someone in their court.
When pets cross the Rainbow Bridge, where will their final resting place be? Forest Lawn Cemeteries allows pet remains to be buried with owners.
Do you have a will? And for dog parents, you have some decisions to make about how your pooch will be taken care of in the event of your death.
All rise... now, sit! Good boy! Boston Dog Lawyers is the go-to law firm to make sure your four-legged friend is properly defended in court.
Mississippi lawmakers are making dog fighters face stiffer penalties, including felony offenses punishable with up to $5,000 fines.
Britain has decided to make microchipping mandatory for all pets by April 2016 in the hopes of returning lost dogs to its owners.
Nevada City Council has repealed the pet sale ban, saying that it was only passed because of incorrect information from 'activists.'
It’s sad, but happens frequently – people dump older dogs at shelters because they’re not puppies anymore. Let’s follow Japan’s…
The historic Ohio law is just the first step of what will hopefully be a successful journey to eradicate cruel and irresponsible breeding practices.
It may seem sort of incredible to imagine a country where there are no stray pets. The Netherlands shares how strays are off the streets and in homes.
A Mississippi breeder wants to manipulate dog genetics to wipe out inbred disease. But FDA regulations pose roadblocks in the ethics of dog breeding.
A city in Ontario, Canada, is taking a big bite out of the budget of its noisiest citizens and hopes other communities will soon follow.
The HSUS is trying to shut down puppy mills by educating the public with its 2016 list of 100 of the worst US dog breeding operations.
The UK has made the sale of any puppy under eight weeks old illegal, and tightened laws that will protect animals against irresponsible breeders.
The sport of betting on greyhound racing is on its last legs in the United States. Arizona plans to ban the cruel practice by the end of this year.
California has joined two other states in America that adopted laws considering dogs to be family members and not property if ever a dispute in court occurs.…
Taking a cue from the country's past 'one-child' policy, a city in eastern China is angering pet owners as it implements a 'one-dog' policy.
A new bill being introduced to the Michigan legislature aims to create an offenders' list of 'dangerous dogs' and hold owners more accountable for bites.
Legislators in New Jersey are seeking the passing of a bill that would require dog groomers to be licensed, after recent deaths in New Jersey pet stores.
Dog racing is still a hot ticket in some states. Florida voters will have the opportunity to ban dog racing in the state in 2018.
Arizona's new law allows pet stores to once again sell puppies and kittens, as long as certain information is provided to the customer... but is it enough?
Legislators are adding an amendment to a farm bill that will ban people from purposely killing dogs or cats for human consumption.
The Washington State Supreme Court rules that a previous decision must be reviewed in the case of a school district that banned a service dog.
Congressman Jeff Denham gaining traction with bill that allows small pets on Amtrak trains. I always feel guilty leaving my dog behind when I go on adventure…
A new bill in Pennsylvania sets out actions first responders can take to save pets overheating in cars, and allows officials to charge pet owners.
After much back and forth over banning Pit Bulls, Montreal has finally come to a decision - and has overturned the decision to ban the mixed breed dog.
There’s a new bill in front of New Jersey lawmakers, and if passed, would make New Jersey the first state in the country to require dog trainers to be…