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Each night around 6, Thaisi Da Silva announces dinnertime. “Are you hungry, girls?” she asks. Four-year-old Sadie trots into the dining room, while 9-month-old Ripley heads out to the deck for an al fresco meal. Da Silva delivers each dog a bowl of kibble and shuts the door between the two spaces...

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Kelly L. Williams

These types of fears may develop even if your dog has had no traumatic experiences associated with the sound. Many fear-related problems can be successfully resolved. If left untreated, however, your dog's fearful behavior will probably get worse. Outlet for anxiety: Destruction and escaping The...

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Based on the novel by W. Bruce Cameron, "A Dog’s Way Home" hits theaters Jan. 11. At its center is a pit bull-type dog named Bella, whose bond with her owner compels her to travel 400 miles to reunite with him. In these edited interviews, actress Bryce Dallas Howard, who voices Bella, and seven-time...

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By Bethany Wynn Adams
Two dogs in a cage on a dog meat farm in South Korea

Lee Tae Hyung had raised dogs for meat for more than two decades, but late last year he was looking for a way out. Under criticism from his family for a business that shamed them, and facing complaints from neighbors about the noise and smell, he was ready to cut ties with the trade that had...

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Karen E. Lange

The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team assisted authorities in investigations and raids on two separate suspected dogfighting operations in Kalamazoo, Mich. Kalamazoo County Animal Services and Enforcement led the raids, which resulted in the arrest of two alleged dogfighters...

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Update 3/27/19: Dow AgroSciences (Corteva Agriscience) has officially agreed to release the beagles to our shelter partner, Michigan Humane Society. We are so grateful to each and every one of you who spoke up and took action to save these dogs. As we celebrate their freedom, our work is far from...

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By M. Carrie Allan

UPDATE (Jan. 21, 2015)—Alabama court orders dog fighters to pay nearly $2 million to animal welfare groups UPDATE (Nov. 12, 2014)—Judge hands down severe sentences to eight defendants. Sentences ranged from six months to eight years—which is the longest prison term ever handed down in a federal dog...

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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for starving three dogs in the Seattle area. Seattle Animal Shelter animal control officers are investigating two...

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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for abandoning a small dog in a carrier underneath a bush in Franklin, Kentucky. The dog later died. The Case: News...

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Experts agree that breed-specific legislation (BSL) and similar policies that restrict dogs based on appearance do not reduce dog bites in communities or enhance public safety. Learn more about fighting BSL in our advocate toolkit American Bar Association “…the American Bar Association urges all...

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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for using strychnine to poison and kill 12 dogs in Parma, Idaho. The Case: News reports give the following account...

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The Humane Society of the United States was called in by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to assist in the rescue of 46 dogs from a Redfield, Arkansas, property. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office served a search and seizure warrant for the property on June 29 at approximately 7 a.m. and...

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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for poisoning dogs in Hopkins, Minnesota. The Case: According to authorities, dog owners in Hopkins have discovered...

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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for—sealing a dog in a bag and setting it on fire. The Case: On July 29 at approximately 12:30 a.m., officers...

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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for—the potential starvation death of two Ventura County, California dogs. The Case: Ventura County Animal Services...

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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for—poisoning at least four dogs in Anaconda, Montana. The Case: The Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Department of Law...

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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for taping a dog’s muzzle shut in Charleston, S.C. Charleston Animal Society is also offering a $1,000 reward for...

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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for—two vicious acts of animal cruelty in Anchorage, Alaska. The Cases: News reports give the following account: A 5-year-old...

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The Humane Society of The United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of two dogs in Metter, Georgia.

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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for—the inhumane neglect of a dog eaten by maggots in College Park, Georgia. This adds to an existing $1,000 raised...

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