Care & Safety

PetMD Editorial
Feb 01,2019

Image via iStock.com/Page Light Studios As of Jan. 1, dogs are finally being allowed into some of Paris’ public parks following a recent town hall vote, according to The Guardian. The change in policy was passed as part of a suite of measures seeking to make Paris’ public park laws less prohibitive… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jan 29,2019

Image via iStock.com/CreativeMoments Two lawmakers from the US House of Representatives—Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla.—proposed a bill that makes animal cruelty a federal felony. According to CNN, the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act gives authorities the… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jan 28,2019

Image via iStock.com/fottograff Hedgehogs have quickly become a favorite pet amongst people across the world. While they do not rival the dog or cat, you can still find Instagram accounts dedicated to the adventures of someone’s pet hedgehog. However, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jan 08,2019

Image via Facebook/Humane Indiana Humane Indiana, an emergency placement partner for Humane Society United States, in conjunction with Humane Society International, welcomed five dogs who were rescued from a South Korean dog-meat farm in Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do. The five dogs, all young Jindo-… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jan 07,2019

Image via iStock.com/JanJBrand The NYC Feral Cat Initiative, which supports organizations and individuals who help community cats, helps process about 1,000 feral cats every month, which saves them from euthanasia. They also get a chance at having the job of reducing rodents on people’s properties… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jan 04,2019

Image via iStock.com/Cimino73 In New Jersey, Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, D-Union, has introduced legislation that wouldallow cats and dogs that have been victims of animal abuse to be represented in court so their abusers can face appropriate punishment, according to New Jersey 101.5. The… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jan 04,2019

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… Read More