News For Pet Lovers

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 proposed bill explains that representation for the animals would be provided by attorneys or law students… 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 to construct 20 animal crossings on the busy I-90 interstate to help animals safely follow their… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jan 03,2019

Image via iStock.com/animalinfo On Wednesday, Jan. 2, the American Kennel Club (AKC) announced that they are adding a new dog breed to their family. Not to be confused with the Greyhound or the Whippet, the Azawakh is a tall, slender Hound dog breed that has its roots in West Africa. In the AKC announcement, they report that the Azawakh dog breed is quite new to the United States, with the first… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jan 02,2019

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 for… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jan 02,2019

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… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jan 02,2019

Image via iStock.com/A-Shropshire-Lad The Davie Police Department in Florida recently shared a fun moment between one of their mounted police officers and a local family. While out on patrol, a mounted police officer stopped at one of the homes where a teenage boy was playing some basketball. According to WIVB news, the mounted police office and his horse, Buddy, decided to play a game of HORSE… Read More