Mexican Activists Staged Protest Early this Month

Critter News

MEXICO CITY – Animal rights activists staged a protest against the sale of pets in Mexico City, urging residents to adopt dogs and other animals instead of buying them. Two of the activists, one painted to look like a dog and the other like a cat, stood in gift boxes holding signs that urged people not to view animals as toys and to adopt pets instead of purchasing them. Late on this story. I copied the full article from the Latin American Herald Tribune.

Good News for Greyhounds

Animal Person

You may recall that Massachusetts voters let their opinions about dog racing be heard when they voted to ban racing in their state. Rhode Island's only dog track, Twin River, will be "suspending" dog racing. And not every dog's career ends in death or broken bones. Some get adopted into great homes. But for me, the number of adopted dogs doesn't make up for the fact that we have no right to breed dogs to use them as gambling chips.

Star studded Valentine Doggie Dinner Party

4 The Love Of Animals

On a snowy NYC evening, celebrities and dog-lovers alike gathered at Gotham Hall in New York City, to attend Chef Michael’s “Be My Valentine” Doggie Dinner Party! In the above photo you can see Michael Urie, of Ugly Betty fame (and new off Broadway star) and his super cute dog Sprout enjoying the party! Adoptable dogs from Posh Pets Rescue were there to promote pet adoption, as well as the winner of the “My Doggie Valentine&# contest, a Brussels Griffon named Ouzo.

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Chock Full of Celebration

4 The Love Of Animals

11pm: Tuck foster dog (aka Munchkin – after 34 they’ve all become “Munchkin”) in on the couch and head off to bed. 9:30am: Take Munchkin and forever dog to the dog park. Forever dog runs around like a maniac. 1:30pm: Hop in the car with my mom, forever dog, and Munchkin. It takes some very special people to take in a dog who has spent the last six year sitting in a cage making babies for pet shops.

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Lost Souls: Found!

4 The Love Of Animals

is a great series of books about adopted/rescued dogs. Each book is breed specific, sharing stories of those who love the breed and have adopted dogs through rescue. From rescued puppy mill dogs, to people who felt rescued by their dogs, the stories all have one thing in common; rescue dogs rule! If you have rescued a dog, be sure to find out how to submit your story. Lost Souls: Found!

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12 Tips for new dog owners.

4 The Love Of Animals

This is a great article, and while it is geared towards the new dog at the White House, the tips are important for anyone who is getting ready to welcome a new furry friend into the family. 12 Tips for the Obama Family and Their New Adopted Dog, Bo. But these tips aren’t just for the First Family, they are for all dog guardians welcoming a new canine member into their family. But first, if adopted, determine what the dog was previously used to.

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Iams Home 4 the Holidays

4 The Love Of Animals

Right before Christmas on December 23rd, orphan dogs and cats available for adoption visited the New York Stock Exchange to ring the closing bell and raise awareness for pet adoption! In honor of this occasion, representatives of Helen Woodward Animal Center, Bideawee, and Iams Home 4 the Holidays rang the Closing Bell, along with the help of orphan dogs and cats. Current Adoption Update: Dog/Puppy 467,015. Total estimated adoptions 878,812.

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