February 27, 2017
Texas bill HB 2490 Introduced
|Relating to the adoption of cats and dogs previously used for research.|
February 24, 2017
Feed: Texas Legislature – Today’s Filed Bills in the House
Posted on: Friday, February 24, 2017 11:20 AM
Author: Rodriguez, Eddie
Subject: HB 2390 Introduced
|Relating to the medical treatment and care of animals by certain persons in animal shelters and releasing agencies.|
|February 24, 2017
Today, APHIS is posting the inspection reports for registrants (including certain research facilities, and intermediate handlers and carriers that move animals) the agency regulates under the Animal Welfare Act. The reports posted are part of a comprehensive review of the documents the agency removed from its website in early February and are in the same redacted form as before.
To conduct the review, the entire agency search tool database was taken off line. As announced on Feb. 7, 2017, the agency will continue to review records and determine which information is appropriate for reposting.
APHIS is committed to ensuring the welfare of animals and continues to carry out the critical day-to-day work of ensuring the humane treatment of vulnerable animals through unannounced inspections, pre-compliance visits, horse protection inspections, and other activities.
The reposted information can be found on our website, here. In addition, some enforcement records (such as initial decision and orders, default decisions, and consent decisions) will continue to be available on the website of USDA’s Office of Administrative Law Judges, here.
January 17, 2017
The stress that accompanies introduction of a new cat to a home with pets can heighten the risk of illness, writes veterinarian Carl Palazzolo, but he says likelihood of respiratory infections can be managed by ensuring pets get the right vaccines on the right schedule. Kittens are particularly vulnerable, and any new cat needs a thorough veterinary exam, Dr. Palazzolo writes, noting gradual introduction of new cats to the household will also reduce the chances of illness.
Long Beach Post (Calif.) (1/12)
September 16, 2016
Police say a man they were chasing in Denver tossed 17 bags of heroin over the fence of the Bark and Play day care for dogs, and one of the dogs in the play yard nearly died after eating some of the drugs. Staff rushed the animal to a veterinarian, who successfully treated the dog, but facility owner Garrett Bishop says it’s not the first time paraphernalia has been found nearby.
KMGH-TV (Denver) (9/15)
August 11, 2016
TENNESSEE Proposed ordinance Hillsborough County Animal Abuse Registry
The Tennessee animal abuse registry law that was finally passed only applies
to people who have been convicted of aggravated animal cruelty. We were able
to convince the legislature not to include minor offenses.
Since the law was passed last year, we have noticed that many animal control
people seem to be trying to over-charge cases so they can put people on the
registry. So far there are only three people in the state on the registry.