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News & Events
March 5, 2014
The Chicago City Council passed an ordinance to restrict the retail sale of dogs obtained from large-scale commercial breeders. Melanie Kahn, senior director of The Humane Society of the United States’ Stop Puppy Mills Campaign, issued the following statement:
February 27, 2014
Pet stores must inform customers about the source of their dogs, under a bill unanimously passed in the Virginia Senate. SB 228, also known as Bailey’s Law, now goes to Gov. Terry McAuliffe for his signature. Laura Donahue, Virginia state director for The Humane Society of the United States issued the following statement:
February 10, 2014
Pennsylvania youngsters are committed to shutting down the state’s puppy mills.
February 6, 2014
A San Diego pet store has abandoned its efforts to overturn a San Diego ordinance restricting the sale of puppies from large-scale commercial dog breeding operations.
February 28, 2014
The Maryland Senate unanimously passed legislation that will remedy a 2012 Court of Appeals ruling that deemed “pit bulls” to be “inherently dangerous.”
February 11, 2014
The Virginia House passed legislation to strengthen the state’s protections for victims of domestic violence and their beloved family pets. House Bill 972, sponsored by Delegate Ben Cline, R-Rockbridge, will authorize courts to grant care and custody of a family pet to petitioners of protective orders and passed unanimously with bipartisan support.
January 31, 2014
The Humane Society of the United States awarded Martin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina a $10,000 grant in honor of its decision stop euthanizing animals using a gas chamber.
October 16, 2013
The city of Bennettsville, S.C., received a $5,000 grant from The Humane Society of the United States to eliminate gas chamber use at the city’s animal shelter. The funds will be used for training staff members and purchasing necessary supplies and equipment for the euthanasia by injection method.