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.
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?
New dog law passed! Shelter dogs are the latest "in" trend in Beverly Hills, thanks to a new ban that only allows pet stores to sell rescue animals.
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…
Legislators are adding an amendment to a farm bill that will ban people from purposely killing dogs or cats for human consumption.
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…
An Ohio judge allows a Chi Omega sorority sister to keep her service dog, despite another sister's claims of allergy problems caused by dander.
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.
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 controversial law that was a death sentence for thousands of pit bulls has been given a stay while the SPCA challenges it--but isn't permanent just yet.
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and in Tennessee that includes four legs and a wagging tail.
State Rep Jeremy Durham agrees and will be pushing the st…
Those looking for puppies or kittens in the United Kingdom will now need to look at breeders or rescue groups, as a new bill called Lucy’s Law mandates…
Pugs and other flat-faced breeds are a popular pet choice. But the British Veterinary Association is urging caution to those considering this type of dog.
Members of UK Parliament are examining an old law that restricts people from owning certain breeds, as the law doesn't seem to be preventing dog attacks.
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.
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.
An Ohio town proposed amendments that would remove breed-restrictive wording for its community to ensure breed-neutral legislation.
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…
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…
The College of Veterinarians of British Columbia have voted to ban the controversial practice of tail docking and alteration of dogs, horses and cattle.
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.
Because of the UK's decision to withdraw from the European Union, the government rules that animals aren't sentient creatures who can suffer and feel pain.
Great news in the U.S. - Lawmakers are coming together to stop the use of federal funding in barbaric experiments on cats and dogs.
We're with David Suzuki! If you're Canadian and against the use of Shock Collars on dogs, you'll want to sign the petition to get them banned.
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.
The Montreal City Council passed a bylaw that mandated death sentences for thousands of innocent, healthy dogs. But the Montreal SPCA is fighting back!
A new report by the Animal Legal Defense Fund has ranked states based on their laws and the punishments for breaking them.
Parkdale-High MPP Cheri DiNovo is opening up with the truth about breed restrictive legislation and how she wants to change it in Ontario.
New laws across America affecting animals and animal welfare go into effect with California being the first state in the country to mandate pet stores only s…
A new law was recently signed in New York and it lets pets be buried with their owners, allowing both to truly rest in peace.
The FBI has launched a tracking system within the National Incident-Based Reporting System, making it easier to track animal cruelty cases across the U.S.
With a unanimous vote in favor of the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act this week, the United States House of Representatives took a historic…
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…
A new amendment to a health code in San Francisco now bans pet stores within the city from selling dogs or cats - but they can come from rescues.
Arbitrary euthanasia at animal shelters in Los Angeles is coming to an end, thanks to the tireless work of Best Friends Animal Society.
Why would lawmakers and animal welfare groups want to stop a bill that regulates pet store regulations? There's good reason behind their actions!
It’s about time – Oregon judge rules that animals are victims, not property
Great news out of Oregon –a landmark ruling has declared that a…
Take your dog on a dinner date – new law lets your dog dine with you
It’s a great day for Californian foodies who want to bring their dogs out to…
If you live in Quebec, the Montreal SPCA wants you to sign a petition that will end the practice of permanent chaining in the Canadian province.
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…
Legislation that will ban the pet store sale of all dogs, cats, and rabbits from commercial breeding facilities waits for governor's signature.
A Mississippi breeder wants to manipulate dog genetics to wipe out inbred disease. But FDA regulations pose roadblocks in the ethics of dog breeding.
Service animal impersonation is on the rise, and officials in the Canadian province are looking to put an end to it with tougher regulations.
It's a smart thing to do, and in a couple of weeks, it'll be the law. British dog owners must microchip their dogs or face some steep penalties.
When it comes to dog laws, not everyone in your house is treated equal. Your dog is a member of your family, not a piece of property.
Fido wants to join you to dine el fresco. In Albany, New York, you don't need your dog's proof of vaccination and registration to sit in a restaurant patio.
A couple of special heroes visited Congress to show support for an important bill that would give financial assistance to wounded warriors.
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.
Today in ridiculous lawsuit news, a “special interest group” says that New York City Laws banning pet stores from selling Puppy Mill puppies will…
The Military Working Dog Retirement Act has been passed, guaranteeing that every single military dog comes back home once retired or decommissioned.
Do you hate seeing a dog chained up in a backyard? So does Mississauga city council, and they've passed a bylaw to limit time and areas of dog tethering.
A new law in Alaska dealing with divorce mandates that the well-being of a pet is considered when deciding on who gets custody.
Great news for Foodies! This summer, you’ll be able to dine out with your dog in New York restaurant patios.
In a bid to ban the oft requested doggie-b…
It's time to #GetTough on dog fighting. Raise your voice on social media during National Dog Fighting Awareness Day on April 8 with the ASPCA.
It started when a vet's dog nipped a child in an office waiting room. But there's a happy ending, complete with a closer look at an unconstitutional law.
An emotional support animal can be certified instantaneously online, but what does that mean for the public? Here's why easier hurts those in need.
Tired of the title "best province to be an animal abuser," Quebec sees the light and gets on-board with a new law that will protect the rights of animals.
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…
Kentucky is the last state in the U.S. to end dog fighting – but a new bill is hoping to change all that.
We’re pleased to report that the state…
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.