Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Blount County (TN) SPCA helping to shelter, find homes for Florida pets displaced by Hurricane Irma

A Blount County animal welfare group has taken in several dogs displaced in the wake of Hurricane Irma, joining with another Blount County nonprofit to find new homes for the animals.

The Blount County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals joined with Remote Area Medical to take in several dogs displaced from the Tampa, Fla., area as a result of Hurricane Irma.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Group seeks more funding, stronger punishment to help Madison County, IN animals

An organization started about a year ago to provide financial support to the Animal Protection League is shifting its focus to helping Madison County residents who can’t afford it on their own pay for spay and neutering services for their pets.

Susan Blake, founder of Ambassadors for the Care of God’s Creatures, said Saturday that all money raised by the organization will go to its Spay and Neuter Assistance Project.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

After becoming 'panicked and anxious,' attorney gets permit application extension for Montreal pit bull owners

Hundreds of owners of pit bull-type dogs who received letters from the City of Montreal threatening the dogs' seizure will now have extra time to complete their requests to keep their pets.

Prominent Montreal lawyer Anne-France Goldwater was in Quebec Superior Court Monday to ask for an extension of the deadline, originally set for this month.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Shitzu allegedly leads pit bulls astray in McPherson, KS

At 8:46 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to Roosevelt Elementary School for a dog running at large. Officers impounded a male brindle pit bull.

At 8:14 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to 1000 Hospital Drive for dogs running at large. Officers impounded a brown Shitzu, a black and white pit bull mix, and a brown pit bull mix.

City of Lakewood, OH rules Charlie must be removed from city, owner vows to appeal

Jennifer Scott says she and her family bonded with a dog named Charlie from the moment they met him at the Animal Protective League in February.

Scott says the city of Lakewood initially gave the family permission to keep the dog after viewing a photo of Charlie, but later reversed that decision when an animal control officer raised questions about whether the family was in violation of Lakewood's ban on pit bulls.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Rescued pit bulls, Junebug and Rosie Rae, steal the show at Chicago's Midnight Circus

As the Chicago summer starts to roll into autumn, city parks are preparing for the circus to come to town—not the problematic big tops that have hit big trouble in recent years, but the Midnight Circus, a local troupe of performers that’s smaller in size, but still global in scope.

The Midnight Circus embodies the jubilant, over-the-top spirit of the circus. Founded in 2007 by husband and wife Chicagoans Jeff and Julie Jenkins, the circus began as part of an effort to revitalize Welles Park with a benefit show. That event grew into a pair of annual shows, which grew into an annual eight-show tour of Chicago city parks by 2013.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Charges pending against Lagentrious Watson, 44, of New Castle, PA, as abused pit bull mix recovers

New Castle police are looking for a man accused of harboring a severely abused dog of pit bull mix inside an East Side apartment.

Police Chief Bobby Salem said a local veterinary hospital reported that the dog's throat had been slit open and it had a broken jaw, a chipped tooth and other apparent injuries.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Check out this little piggy and his pit bull bud in Fontana, CA

Playing like most best friends do, one dynamic duo decided to take a summer stroll Tuesday around a Fontana neighborhood.

But for this piglet and pit bull the heat may have gotten the better of them so they decided to take a break and hang out on someone’s front lawn.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Las Vegas teenager accused of beating his pit bull puppy to death for chewing shoes

A Las Vegas teenager was accused Monday of beating his puppy to death over chewed shoes. The Nye County Sheriff’s Office charged a 17-year-old boy with animal cruelty after they responded to a call at a Pahrump, Nevada home Monday afternoon.

At approximately 12:40 p.m., a police officer arrived to assist an Animal Control officer at the home, reported NBC-affiliate KSNV Thursday.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Eleven pit bulls removed from filthy 1-bedroom apartment in Bayonne, NJ

Nearly a dozen pit bulls were found living in deplorable conditions inside a one-bedroom apartment in Bayonne, and now their owner is facing animal cruelty charges.

The dogs were found over the weekend inside the apartment located on Kennedy Boulevard near 23rd Street.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Dozens rally in support of Charlie, a Lakewood, OH pit bull

A Lakewood woman is one step closer to finding out if her pit bull can lawfully stay in the city.

Since 2008, Lakewood has imposed a city ban on vicious and canary dogs, including dogs that resemble pit bulls.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Owner throws puppy shower at California beach for pregnant pit bull

An expecting pit bull in California had a beachside baby shower that would make any pregnant woman a bit envious.

Jesus Suarez and his family threw his dog, Winter, a baby shower last Saturday at Rosie’s Dog Beach in Long Beach, California.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

More than 61,000 animals adopted across the country on Clear the Shelters Day

A Siberian Husky will trade its cage for a home Monday because its new family is fans of “Game of Thrones.”

Alexandra Fernandez said she chose the dog for her parents because Huskies resemble wolves, specifically fictional direwolves in the hit HBO series.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Springfield, MO city council to vote on pit bull ban in September

A controversial plan to ban new pit bulls in the city limits is headed toward a city council vote. Pit bull owners, meantime, are expressing fear for their animals.

"Any pit bull owner that you know will say the same thing. and that is that they are all babies," laughed Emily Park, who owns a young pit bull named Willow.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Malnourished pit bull confiscated from owner faces long road to recovery

Last week, a neglected pit bull was confiscated from its owner in order to receive immediate medical attention. After being transported to the Pearl River County SPCA, multiple employees at the shelter gave the dog an unfavorable chance of survival.

However, with the help of the Picayune Veterinary Clinic, the pit bull is recovering, but still has a long road before she can make a full recovery.

Finally: Looking at the story behind the story

The dogs that mauled a 4-year-old boy to death last month were starving and unsocialized.

That's according to a report by the City of El Paso Animal Services Center obtained by KFOX14 Investigates.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Two Florida pit bulls fight off copperhead snake to save two young children

Two pit bulls saved two young Florida children from a poisonous copperhead snake, WFLA reports.

Melissa Butt says her two pets leapt into action in her backyard, attacking the serpent inches away from her grandchildren.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Hilda the Miracle Dog was left for dead on the side of a road, covered in maggots

Prepare for another season of second chances at the Villalobos Rescue Center because Animal Planet’s hit series Pit Bulls & Parolees is back for an all-new season filled with happiness and heartbreak!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Meet Kara, Colorado's Only Law-Enforcing, Drug-Detecting Pit Bull

Pit bulls are banned in eight Colorado cities, with the policy having resulted in thousands of dogs from the breed getting euthanized in Denver alone over the years. But far from being outlawed, a dog named Kara is actually enforcing the law, as the only official narcotics-detection pit bull for a state law enforcement agency, the all-volunteer Colorado Mounted Rangers.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

PEOPLE Pet Vet: “99.999 percent of the pit bulls you see in the rescues and shelters are super sweet"

People who aren’t familiar with them describe pit bulls as a lot of things — mostly negative. But as PEOPLE Pet Vet Dr. Evan Antin explains above, pit bulls are actually “some of the sweetest, most loyal, special, amazing dogs.”

Saturday, July 22, 2017

W. Bruce Cameron's newest book, "A Dog's Way Home," tackles the "just bred bad" mythology surrounding pit bulls

One might say that writer W. Bruce Cameron has gone to the dogs -- and the author probably couldn't be happier. The writer of several best-selling novels such as 8 SIMPLE RULES FOR DATING MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER and A DOG'S PURPOSE has recently released a new touching novel about canines and the people they care about with A DOG'S JOURNEY.

Animal Planet’s Pit Bulls & Parolees returns for a new season

On tap for this week’s roundup, new seasons are on the way for series on Animal Planet, Net5, UKTV’s W channel and HGTV.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

'Walking Dead' star adopts a puppy, encourages others to 'rescue a pit bull'

Jon Bernthal, once best known for playing Shane on AMC's hit show "The Walking Dead," has a new starring role: proud papa to a most adorable pit bull puppy.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Repo man says dog was unleashed on him in Detroit, shoots pit bull

A repo man said when he pulled up to repossess a vehicle in Detroit, he had no choice to but to shoot a family's dog that he says was ready to attack. But the owner of the dog says that's not true - from the back of a police car. (Read more)

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Anti-BSL advocate says movement to end Winnipeg pit bull ban is growing as protesters join in 'Global Solidarity Walk'

Owners of illegal dogs normally keep a low profile to protect their pets, but a renewed call to repeal breed specific legislation (BSL) brought them out of the woodwork this weekend. (Read more)

Toronto dog-owners march downtown in show of support on Global Anti-BSL Day

Dozens of dog owners marched the streets of Toronto as part of Global Anti BSL day, which protests breed specific legislation that targets dogs like pit bulls. (Read more)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Rescued pit bull mix, Miles, helps educate children at Williamsburg Botanical Gardens caring-for-animals event

The Williamsburg Botanical Gardens hosted an hour-long caring-for-animals program on Saturday at Freedom Park with a mission similar to the larger-scale Heritage Humane Society Animal Camp: educate children about the compassion, fun, safety, and responsibility that should coincide with owning pets. (Read more)

Global Anti-Breed Legislation Day protest in Montreal hopes to send message to Quebec government: You're barking up the wrong tree with BSL

Pit bull lovers made their love for their pooches known on Saturday at a loud protest that wound its way through downtown Montreal. (Read more)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Minneapolis Police release report on pit bull-shooting

The Minneapolis police officer who opened fire on two dogs in a residential yard states the pitbulls "rushed" toward him and were growling when he fired his gun, according to a police report obtained by KARE 11. (Read more)

Paradise Valley Resident and Pet Celebrity Release First Coloring Book, Portion of Proceeds to Benefit Arizona Humane Society

Paradise Valley resident, Marika Hamilton Meeks recently published her first book, The IncrediBullStella Coloring Book & Story. ( Read more )