Wednesday, February 25, 2009
And, speaking of road trips, CityDog Magazine is compiling all of our Top 10's, weekend getaways, travel tips, deluxe digs and more into a guide book for dog lovers called CityDog Destinations Northwest. Essentially, it's a best of the Northwest for traveling with your dog. Look for it this summer!
In the meantime, subscribe to CityDog Magazine today!
Brandie Ahlgren, founder & editor
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Monday, February 16, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
The animal protection bills before the legislature in 2009 are:
- SB 5651/HB 1936 would crack down on the worst abuses at “puppy mills” by barring the possession of more than 25 breeding dogs at one time. It also establishes minimum care standards for dogs at breeding facilities.
- SB 5329/HB 1406 establishes a spay/neuter assistance program for feral cats as well as dogs and cats of low income individuals.
- SB 5402/HB 1968 prevents people convicted of animal cruelty, in cases where the animal died or endured substantial pain or undue suffering, from owning similar animals in the future.
The HSUS is also working to defeat legislation that would essentially repeal the state’s ban on steel-jawed leghold traps that was overwhelmingly passed by Washington voters. HB 1115/SB 5389 would overturn I-713, the citizen’s initiative approved in 2000 by a 10-point margin, which protects Washington’s pets and wildlife from cruel and indiscriminate trapping for recreation and commerce in fur.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for citizens who care about animal protection to make their voices heard, and a great way for them to participate in the lawmaking process,” said Dan Paul, Washington state director for The Humane Society of the United States. “The support of local advocates is crucial to our efforts to improve the lives of animals in Washington, and prevent lawmakers from rolling back the will of the people.”
Last year, state legislatures across the country passed 93 new laws for animals. The HSUS works with animal advocates and state legislators across the country to enact laws protecting animals from cruelty, combating animal fighting, halting wildlife abuse, and more.
Click here to find your legislator and let them know how you would like them to vote on the above legislation.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
And, thank you to everyone for your donations to the Everett Animal Shelter. Your generosity will go toward helping the hundreds of dogs rescued from puppy mills.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Friday, February 06, 2009
King County residents are invited to share their opinions about a proposed dog tethering ordinance by taking a King County Animal Care and Control survey. The survey will be accessible for one week in the right sidebar at www.kingcounty.gov/pets, until February 13, 2009. Responses will be given to the King County Council as part of a feasibility study of a potential ordinance restricting continuous dog chaining in King County.
King County’s animal cruelty investigations program has increased the number of cases sent to prosecutors by more then 300 percent in the last two years. The County is building a model animal care and control program that focuses on saving lives through proactive licensing education and enforcement, enhanced pet adoption programs, and a stronger veterinary medical program.
For more information about King County Animal Care and Control’s services or to learn about volunteer opportunities at the shelter, call 206-296-PETS (7387) or visit www.kingcounty.gov/pets.
The Kenney, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW, West Seattle
Thursday, February 12, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Kick off your pre-Valentine's Day festivities with great art, great food and great wine -- and the four-legged love of your life!
Above photo by Seattle pet photographer Bev Sparks.
Wednesday, February 04, 2009