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CT Passes First Law in U.S. To Allow Court Advocates for Companion Animals

August 5th, 2017

Paws Up! To Connecticut for passing Desmond’s Law, a statewide law allowing judges to appoint advocates for abused companion animals. Most legal professionals are familiar with court-appointed child advocates. These advocates are attorneys who make recommendations to a court in cases that involve child abuse and neglect, legal custody of children, and adoption of minor […]

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NY Senate Votes For Bill To Protect Animals; Assembly To Vote Next

August 4th, 2017

Paws Up! To the New York  Senate  for passing a series of anti-animal cruelty bills. According to a recent press release, the New York Senate has voted in a bipartisan effort to support  package of legislation designed to protect animals. Below is a list of legislative actions passed by the New York Senate on June […]

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Delaware Legislation Seeks to Give Research Animals a Second Chance

June 29th, 2017

Paws Up! June 26, 2017 To Delaware Senator Jack Walsh (D-Stanton) for introducing Senate Bill 101 that would give companion animals in research facilities a chance at finding a forever home. Today in the field of medical research, an exorbitant amount of companion animals are still being subjected to painful tests and before finally being […]

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Animal Abusers in Texas Will Receive Harsher Sentences Thanks to Governor Abbott

June 27th, 2017

Paws Up! June 26, 2017 To Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) for passing legislation that would create harsher penalties for convicted animal abusers. Companion animals can be found in over 50% of homes throughout the United States.  The comfort, joy, companionship, and help these animals provide to their families is undeniable. Why someone would choose […]

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North Dakota May Bring Back Trapping of River Otters

May 24th, 2017

Paws Down! May 25, 2017 To the North Dakota Game and Fish Department for initiating a river otter trapping season. River otters are known for their playful antics and social nature. Unfortunately, the Game and Fish Department in North Dakota wants to offer a trapping season for hunters to capture and kill these gentle creatures.  River otter […]

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