Update on Joshua who had been locked away and left behind

Joshua was locked up on a back patio for six years. During that time, he was never allowed in the house, so during the cold winters he nearly froze to death, and in the summer, … Read More

Joshua was locked away for years, and then his family moved away

Joshua was locked up on a back patio for six years. During that time, he was never allowed in the house, so during the cold winters he nearly froze to death, and in the summer, … Read More

Bill proposed in New Jersey to provide attorneys for cats and dogs in court

A new bill has been proposed by New Jersey State Assemblywoman Annette Quijano that would provide attorney representation for dogs and cats in court. Law students and attorneys could volunteer to represent the pets pro … Read More

California bans sale of puppy-mill dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores

In a landmark California bill, starting January 1, pet stores will be prohibited from selling puppy-mill dogs, cats and rabbits. In addition to the ban, sponsored by Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell and supported by the an … Read More

Dumped by his owner at shelter because pooch rummaged through trash

Coby was dumped at the shelter by his owner because the two-year-old mixed breed wouldn’t stop rummaging through the trash. Maybe his family had no time for Coby and never trained him? Maybe Coby was … Read More

Six abandoned puppies saved right off Animal Control truck

In San Antonio, Texas, another litter of six abandoned puppies arrived at the overcrowded shelter. These lucky little ones were saved “right off the ACO truck late last night,” Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs … Read More

Jack Russell terrier shot with BB gun 100 times and left in ditch to die

In a disturbing case of animal cruelty in Morganton, North Carolina reported on Tuesday, a Jack Russell terrier mix is recovering after having been shot with a BB gun. The dog was shot at close … Read More

Louie’s eyes tell his awful story: Mastiff getting help he deserves

For months, Louie the Mastiff wandered in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. His eyes tell his awful story, and the abuse this dog has suffered makes rescuers angry and sad. On Saturday, Louie was … Read More

Dog jumps off five-story garage to rescue his bonded friend who just fell

A dog jumped off a five-story garage parking lot in a South Lake Tahoe resort to save his bonded companion who had just fallen moments earlier.  The dogs had been playing while the owners had … Read More

Saved: Pregnant shepherd dumped in night drop box at shelter

A pregnant shepherd had been dumped in the night drop box at Animal Friends of the Valley in Wildomar, California. Just days later, the three-year-old dog, dubbed “Mama,” gave birth to eight puppies. As Kelly … Read More