August 1, 2006
State by state, city by city, the humane movement has made progress in combating dogfighting, but we have a long way to go before ending the crime that brutalizes thousands of pit bulls and other breeds every year. This feature section provides a look at the state of dogfighting in the United States, offers tips on working with police to investigate and prosecute dogfighters, and outlines the additional care that former fighting dogs require in the shelter.
July 1, 2006
Alison Gianotto started a one-of-a-kind database that helps animal control officers'and others in the animal welfare community'track offenders and fight cruelty.
May 1, 2006
A documentary called Dealing Dogs, which premiered in February 2006, shines a spotlight on the plight of the animals suffering in the system of Class B dealers.
March 27, 2006
The mere mention of pit bulls can be enough to ignite debate among animal welfare professionals and the public alike, but a discussion on the topic at last week's Animal Care Expo included a general sentiment most would agree with: We've only just begun to tackle abuse of the breed.
November 1, 2005
The Humane Society of Greater Miami recently went the extra mile for greyhounds, when board members and staff decided to devote a portion of their dog kennels to educating the public about the breed.
September 1, 2005
Dogs Deserve Better, an advocacy group based in Pennsylvania, is determined to break the chain for backyard dogs.
July 1, 2005
Whether they've been driven to obsessive barking or just silent depression, dogs who live out their days on the end of a chain are in a sad gray zone of pethood. And while their lonely situations are often not dire enough to warrant seizure, there are other ways to help chained dogs come in from the cold.
May 1, 2005
Surveys ask victims of domestic violence about their abuser's behavior toward family pets.
January 1, 2005
Dog licensing takes a turn for the cool.
November 1, 2004
While largely a charming romp with enough cute pug pictures to satisfy the most pug-hungry reader, this book also delivers a clear message about puppy mills.