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October 2012

Back to blogging – as we mourn the loss of a family member

It’s been a very difficult time within the Grady household, as we mourn the loss of JoJo, a 13-year-old rescued greyhound and loving member of our family. Back in 2010, part of her jaw was removed after a tumor was found to be mandibular osteosarcoma. Typically, these tumors are found in legs or shoulders – […]

Pack Topics: dog fighting and greyhound racing

In Georgia on Tuesday, police uncovered a dog-fighting training facility. One individual has been charged with dog fighting and cruelty to animals. An Examiner.com piece reports a group of prison inmates was clearing brush in the wooded area and found a cooler with the remains of a dog inside. When officers raided the site, they […]

No-kill shelter debate heats up in Pennsylvania

When the Humane League of Lancaster County (Pa.) announced this week it was going to be a no-kill shelter in February, it set off another debate on the issue of no-kill shelters. No-kill advocates firmly believe in policies where no healthy pets are euthanized in shelters. Some areas have seen success in this effort, where […]

Pack Topics: Dog fighting, puppy mills and animal cruelty

More news off the Pack News Wire: Dog Fighting: Two New York State men have been charged with animal cruelty for staging dog fights in their homes. With this news, New City Patch is reporting state Sen. David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) has “renewed his call to strengthen New York State’s laws” to protect animals. “Animal cruelty […]

Abandoned dog waited daily for his family’s return

After his family reportedly moved and left him behind, a little beagle-mix sat on the porch every day waiting for their return. As of the publication of an article Sunday on Examine.com, he is waiting now for a new family to adopt him. A neighbor took the dog to the Montgomery (Ala.) Humane Society. He […]

Another rescued dog rescues a family member

I can’t count the number of conversations I’ve had over many years as an animal advocate, concerning the special qualities of a rescued pet. And how many times have we read stories about rescued pets saving the life of a guardian. It has happened again, this time in Portland, CT, where a dog awakened a […]

Actress Shannon Elizabeth is 2012 spokesperson for the Adopt A Turkey Project

The Farm Sanctuary has announced actress Shannon Elizabeth is the 2012 spokesperson for its Adopt A Turkey Project. From the press release: “” “” As 2012 spokesperson of the Adopt A Turkey Project, “American Pie” star urges dog and cat lovers to extend their compassion to turkeys this Thanksgiving LOS ANGELES – October 18, 2012 […]

More Legal Scooping: Variety of results from animal-cruelty cases

The Pack News Wire today featured several news stories concerning the outcome of legal cases involving animal cruelty. OHIO: As part of her legal punishment, a woman has been banned from ‘owning’ animals for 10 years. It was part of a plea deal that knocked down 14 misdemeanor counts. MARYLAND: A man was charged Thursday […]

Video: Mother elephant and baby reunited after rescue

This is a great video – with a happy ending – showing the rescue of baby elephant, who was then reunited with his mother. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Legal Scooping: Defense in puppy mill breeder case is a stinking pile of ….

Montana: A puppy mill operator was found guilty on 91 counts of animal cruelty on Thursday. He now awaits sentencing. About 160 dogs were taken from the property back in October of 2011 and they were found to have not been provided “adequate food and water, shelter and medical attention,” according to a story by […]