Teen charged with abuse after wrapping dog’s muzzle with electrical cord

In Des Moines, Iowa, a teenager has been charged with animal abuse after authorities claim a young dog’s muzzle had been wrapped so tightly with an electrical cord, his face swelled to “four times the … Read More

Storm of controversy surrounds execution of Iowa pit bull

There is a storm of controversy surrounding the killing of a six-year-old pit bull named Diesel by the city of Des Moines, Iowa,  although a stay of execution was in place while the case was … Read More

Iowa city suspends police killing feral cats after public outrage

In Jefferson, Iowa, after public outrage and pressure from animal welfare organizations, city administrators suspended the city’s practice of trapping and fatally shooting feral cats on Thursday. A city ordinance permitted residents to use traps … Read More