Georgia Dog-Fighting Law Having an Impact

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Before 2008, only one person had been incarcerated for dog fighting in Georgia. Georgia's new dog fighting law makes it a felony to train, transport, sell or own a fighting dog, or to advertise, promote or bet on fights. Tags: animal cruelty georgia blood sport legislation dog fighting us This is a good thing. The American Southeast is a hotbed of blood sports. This information is from Best Friends.

Dick Vitale vs. Dolphins in Bracket Challenge

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College basketball legend Dick Vitale has been going head-to-head in a bracket pick ‘em contest against the sports-predicting dolphins of Atlanta’s Georgia Aquarium as part of the Allstate March Mayhem Challenge. After the first three rounds of the tournament, the Georgia Aquarium dolphins are only one pick off from tying Vitale for total number of correct game picks (30 to 31). Seems that some dolphins are getting in on the March Madness!

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Russian President's Dogs Win It Big!!!

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His third dog only got 2nd place, and will probably be assisting border guards near the Republic of Georgia or some other exciting place. Two of President Dmitry Medvedev's dogs won top prizes in the Eurasia 2009 dog show! Hooray! I thought he would be too busy writing best selling novels, composing award winning operas or ruling Russia to enter his dogs in contests and stuff.

Retailer Pulls Vick Jerseys After Complaint.Wait, What?

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Hannah Tostensen, director of the Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia, and Lisa Norton, president of Citizens for Humane Animal Treatment in Brunswick, complained to Bealls' corporate office in Bradenton, Fla., 7 jersey being sold at stores in Darien and Waycross in southeast Georgia. "It Who would be dumb enough to still be selling Vick jerseys? Why that would be Bealls Outlet Stores. No doubt going after the coveted football loving animal abuser fan base.

Calling all Dogs: Celebrate National Dog Day with Free Ice Cream August 25

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Best Friends Pet Care is a leading national pet care company and offers boarding, daycare, grooming and training at 42 locations across 18 states, including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

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Southern Senator Stops Confirmation Over Animal Protection

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Georgia readers should contact this Republican Senator and ask what's up. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) has put a hold on Cass Sunstein's confirmation as the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. According to Michael Markarian from the Humane Society, Sunstein's confirmation is supposedly being held due to pressure from some agribusiness groups. Sunstein is a Harvard law professor who has written about animal protection issues.

Best Friends Gears Up For Hurricane

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By Sunday, the Best Friends Rapid Response Team had helped get 200 animals at the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter ready for transport to Georgia, far outside the hurricane’s expected path. While the Republicans gear up for operation "Operation Photo-Op", Best Friends is getting ready for hurricane Gustav.

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Study Shows Shorter Life Spans for Zoo Elephants

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The research, to be published Friday in the journal Science, found that endangered Asian elephants born in zoos had a mortality rate two times higher than those born in parks or working in the logging industry.Animal rights groups argue that the size of the enclosures - usually less than a square kilometre, {report co-writer Georgia} Mason said - severely restricts the movement of animals that would travel thousands of kilometres annually in the wild.

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26 Dogs saved by the ASPCA

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On February 17th they rescued 26 Pit Bulls near Sandersville, Georgia. The ASPCA continually does amazing work on behalf of our animal companions. The dogs had been left to starve, no food, water or even shelter from freezing temperatures. They also had signs of neglect, broken bones, wounds and infections. Sadly, there were also 27 dead dogs found on the property. It is believed that the dogs were part of a dog fighting ring.


Miracle Babies; Pandas and Leopards

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The Atlanta Zoo in Georgia is borrowing Chengdu’s winning technique to help try and have a baby of its own. A wonderful new series on Nat Geo WILD this Tuesday, September 13th and Wednesday, September 14. Nat Geo WILD takes viewers around the world to follow dedicated people working to save Nature’s Miracle Babies – often the last hope for critically vulnerable species.

DOGTOWN: Tales of Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Redemption

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A prime example is the story of Georgia, a dog rescued from the Michael Vick dog fighting ring. I recently got a copy of DogTown: Tales of Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Redemption for review on this site. I was so excited to check it out because the show, DogTown, from National Geographic , is so great, I just knew the book would be too. I was not disappointed at all! Be sure to have tissues handy, because if you love dogs, your bound to shed a few tears.

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82-foot-long “Rescue Rig” on Way to Missouri

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In addition to the deployments in Missouri and Tennessee, American Humane Association has been providing emergency grants to states across the South and Midwest that have been hit by severe weather, including Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina. Following the devastating tornado that ravaged Joplin, Missouri, American Humane Association has mobilized its famed Red Star Animal Emergency Services™ team to help the animal victims there.

The Problem with Weight is NOT Losing It

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She has a degree in animal behavior from the University of Georgia. Our guest post today is from Marty McGee Bennett, an animal behaviorist, trainer and author whose new book is called, “The Problem with Weight is NOT Losing It: Let Animals Teach You How to Balance Your Weight.” Read on for some fascinating tips on how working with animals relates to our own weight! The Problem with Weight is NOT Losing It: Let Animals Teach You How to Balance Your Weight”.

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Reiki for Animals by Tim Link

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He is also the past President of the Humane Society of Forsyth County (Georgia), a no-kill animal rescue shelter. Reiki (pronounced ray-key) energy healing is a gentle, painless, yet powerful modality that works on all living things – human and animal. Animals in particular are receptive to Reiki, because they have a higher energy frequency running through their bodies than humans do. Reiki helps balance animals physically, mentally and emotionally.

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Santa Paws Drive 2012

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Castaway Critters – Blairsville, Georgia. It’s time for the Santa Paws Drive ! The mission of the Santa Paws Drive is to bring holiday cheer to shelter animals around the world. How do they do it? With your help of course! The Santa Paws Drive is an online toy drive dedicated to shelter pets to bring them a little joy and fun while they await their forever homes. This year’s goal is to raise $1,000 in cash donations for each shelter ($6,000 total) plus oodles of toys and treats!

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