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Washington State Department of Transportation’s New Animal Overpass Is Already Saving Wildlife
Image via iStock.com/GarysFRP The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has been working to increase animal safety through the construction of wildlife overpasses and underpasses on busy highways. According to the Spokesman-Review, WSDOT has put into motion a billion-dollar project to construct 20 animal crossings on the busy I-90 interstate to help animals safely follow their...
Illinois Senate Approves Bill That Penalizes Reckless Dog Owners
Image via Facebook/Justice for Buddy This week, the Illinois Senate approved a bill that aims to protect pets against dangerous dogs by restricting the activities of dogs who are classified as dangerous as outlined in the bill. In Senate Bill 2386, also known as the Justice for Buddy Act, a dog owner is classified as a “reckless dog owner,” and thus penalized, if their dog is deemed dangerous...
Colorado Is Hoping to Improve Animal Safety at Road Crossings With Annual Study of Roadkill Instances
Image via iStock.com/RiverNorthPhotography Every year, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) releases a study that examines the instances of roadkill that happen along the highways. The aim of these reports is to help identify areas that have increased instances so they can decide on appropriate animal safety measures to help protect crossing wildlife. According to the Loveland...
Bills Passed in Michigan Senate Ban Regulation of Pet Shops
Image via iStock.com/PongMoji The Michigan Senate passed two bills Thursday evening regarding pet stores. HB 5917 bans municipalities from passing local ordinances that regulate pet shops in their communities, and HB 5916 allows pet shops to sell dogs only if they are obtained from a shelter, dog retailer or breeder licensed by the US Department of Agriculture.   The two bills were passed...
LA-Based Fashion Designer Creates Fire Retardant Horse Blanket With GPS Locator
Image via IndieGoGo/First Ever Fire Retardant Horse Blanket With GPS The recent wildfires in California have wreaked havoc on the state and displaced thousands of animals. While dogs, cats and other small animals can be easily transported, large animals like horses are a little trickier to evacuate. In some dire cases where evacuating with a trailer is no longer an option, horse owners are forced...
Daughter of Famous Yellowstone Wolf Killed By Hunters, Shares Fate With Mother
Image via Facebook/Washington Post via Marc Cooke A wild wolf considered to be a staple of Yellowstone National Park was killed by a hunter just outside of the park last week. The wolf, known as 926F (called Spitfire by many wolf advocates), was the daughter of the famous alpha female 832F, who shared a similar fate when she was killed by a hunter in Aug. 2012. 832F (famously referred to as 06,...
Las Vegas Rescue Organization Fixes 35,000th Feral Cat
Image via iStock.com/BeeBuddy The cat-loving community of Las Vegas hit a huge milestone this past Sunday, Dec. 2. The Community Cat Coalition of Clark County, also known as C5, fixed their 35,000th feral cat. Keith Williams, president and director of C5, tells LasVegasNOW.com, “It’s an amazing feeling.” He continues, “We started out in 2009, a small handful of people sitting around our...