Research Animals Rescued from North Carolina Lab

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An enormous victory was achieved for animals this week when nearly 200 dogs and 54 cats were rescued from a North Carolina animal testing facility that closed its doors after an undercover investigation revealed apparent abuse of the animals by workers at the facility. Tags: animal abuse animal research cats North Carolina dogs PETA Awful story, but this is the reason I support PETA, even when they do wacky things sometimes. Their investigations produce results.

73 Arrested for Cockfighting in North Carolina

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More than 70 people have been arrested in a cockfighting ring that secretly gathered in central North Carolina to watch a $40,000 tournament so gruesome that one of the roosters splattered blood on the investigators' search warrant, authorities said. Disgusting.

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Alleged Abuse at Butterball Turkey Farm

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Once again, the wonderful Mercy for Animals provides footage of possible abuse of turkeys at a Butterball farm in North Carolina. meat mercy for animals turkeys North Carolina farm animal welfareThe full story is at CNN.

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More Federal Stimulus Money Used for Animal Research

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Tags: animal research Obama University of North Carolina federal stimulus

Amazing Rescue of a Dog Stranded at Sea

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A golden lab was rescued by a North Carolina fishing guide about a mile from land. It sounds like his owner left him in one boat while he went off fishing with a friend in another. Some commenters think the story is a hoax. Who knows. But at least the story has a happy ending. Feliz Friday!

Sheriff's Deputy Demoted for Helping Animals

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A deputy sheriff in North Carolina was demoted for getting involved in animal abuse cases without involving the local animal control officers. Sergeant Michael Lewis was demoted after he helped rescue malnourished horses in the Hampstead area. Monday, Sheriff Smith cited two other incidents where he claims Lewis took over animal abuse cases without informing animal control. Seems a bit harsh. Were the cases valid, or was he abusing his authority?

Animal Legal Defense Fund Ranks States on Animal Protection

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And the worst: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arkansas, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, South Dakota, Wyoming You can check out the whole report on their web site. The ALDF has released a report on how different states' animal protection laws stack up. Among the best: California, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon.

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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Empty Cages

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I'm not sure what relation it bears to Tom Regan, the philosopher from North Carolina State University. Here is a website that contains much useful information about animal ethics. It appears to be organized around Regan's book Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights

Pet Paradise Resort to donate ALL pet hair clippings

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The company has grooming salons in all 13 resorts located in Texas, Louisiana, Florida and North Carolina. We sure love to share great press releases like this one! Did you know that pet hair clippings (and human hair too) can be used to help clean up oil? Read on to learn what Pet Paradise is going to do to help with the massive oil spill. Pet Paradise Resort to donate ALL pet hair clippings from 13 resorts to help with oil spill effort in the Gulf of Mexico.

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.

Dublin Dog Foundation Update

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to sponsor a service dog for North Carolina Cerebral Palsy Patient. What an awesome update to find in our email box today! The Dublin Dog Foundation Successfully Completes 2009 Let Freedom Bark Ride; Exceeds Fundraising Goals. The Dublin Dog Foundation Awards Funds to Canine Assistants. CHARLOTTE, N.C. July 30, 2009) – The Dublin Dog Foundation, the non-profit branch of Dublin Dog Co.,