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Op-Ed: Why I can't support an NFL so far removed from societal decency

In the wake of Michael Vick's appointment to the New York Jets, the support for Vick — and those deemed worse than Vick — places the NFL outside the perimeter of societal decency and common respect.

Ottawa woman may go to jail for letting her cat get too fat

A 12-year-old Ottawa, Ontario, cat, Napolean, got so fat he could not clean his fur, matted with his own feces. So fat and in so much pain and poor health, the cat was euthanized by the city's humane society. Now his owner may go to jail.

Cruelty charges for 9 workers at Wyoming factory pig farm

Wheatland - Nine employees, including two managers, at a factory pig farm in Wyoming have been charged with animal cruelty following an undercover investigation.

Family dog found hanging in backyard near Toronto

Humane Society investigators are looking for help after a dog was found hanging in the backyard of a family's home near Toronto. Investigators say the dog was deliberately killed.

Four-legged residents of Tampa prepare for hurricane season Special

Tampa - The Florida Division of Emergency Management, American Red Cross and other disaster assistance agencies were not the only ones preparing for Isaac and hurricane season. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay also sprang into action, offering free microchips.

Sea Shepherd issues call for Dam Guardians to halt sea lion cull Special

Portland - The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is considering descending on Bonneville dam to protest the imminent culling of California sea lions, after a US Humane Society lawsuit curtailed but failed to halt the killing.

Humane society adoptions increase — Euthanizations decrease Special

Tacoma - Although The Humane Society of Tacoma and Pierce County is not a no-kill shelter, recent statistics show adoptions and reunifications are on the rise, while total euthanizations continue to decrease.

Tennessee man finds lost dog in Michigan weeks after wife's death

Erin - Petey, a four-year-old Jack Russell terrier, is to be reunited with his owner today after disappearing from his home in Tennessee only to be found wandering in a suburban backyard in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

Ohio authorities search for escaped exotic animals

Zanesville - Schools have been closed and residents urged to stay indoors in one Ohio community after dozens of exotic animals were released from an animal preserve by their owner, who later allegedly committed suicide.

Op-Ed: Potty-mouthed parrot needs new owner

Edmonton - Monty, the foul-mouthed parrot, is looking for a new home. Since it seems that Monty is a parrot with an attitude, doesn’t like kids, and happens to be rather picky about who handles him, finding Monty a home may prove to be quite the challenge.

Humane Society seeks justice for cat shot with bow and arrow

Grand Rapids - A Michigan veterinarian and the Humane Society have joined together in offering a $3000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting a cat through the face with an arrow.

Ohio bear attacks, kills caretaker

On an makeshift wild animal preserve, a young 24-year-old man working for a notorious owner loses his life to a wild bear while attempting to feed it.

Nine cats mutilated in Sacramento neighborhood

Sacramento - The Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills has offered a $3,000 reward for the arrest of the person responsible for the the killing of at least nine cats in Sacramento's Rosemont neighborhood.

How can we reduce the feral cat population?

A humane approach to dealing with feral cat populations involving a trap-neuter-release approach is advocated by animal advocates, but has it worked?

PETA gets kudos for rescue of 26,000+ exotic animals in Texas

It's not often People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is praised. The organization, which advocates vegetarianism, recently helped shut down an exotic pet store in Texas where the animals were poorly handled.

Kitten Finds Home While Others’ Fates Uncertain Special

Jack Dandy has a home in the Historic District of Natchitoches, Louisiana. Called “the perfect kitty,” Jack is merrily adjusting to new digs. But that’s not the case with many of his fellow felines in Natchitoches and other parts of the country.

Michael Vick works with Humane Society's dogfighting campaign

Michael Vick, the suspended NFL Atlanta Falcons' quarterback, was released from federal prison on Tuesday. Although he still has 2 months of house confinement, he is said to be on the road to rehab, starting with an anti-dog fighting campaign.

Miami Neighbourhood Dealing With Rash Of Cat Killings

The Humane Society in Miami is offering an award of $2,500 for information that leads to the authorities arresting and convicting whoever is killing cats in a Miami-Dade County neighbourhood.

180 Cats Dead After Fire In Oshawa's Humane Society

A fire on Wednesday morning killed 180 cats at the Durham region Humane Society. Emergency crews were only able to save nine dogs and two cats from the property.

Humane Society Requests Iraqi Government To 'Humanely' Deal With Stray Dog Problem

In regards to Iraq, the Humane Society International wants the Iraqi government to change its approach towards handling stray dogs.

Foreclosure Rates In Minnesota Affecting Family Pets - Shelters Filled To Capacity

More than 13,600 Minnesotans lost their homes to foreclosure in 2007, double that of 2006. Many of these homeowners are leaving their pets behind. Currently 51 of the 150 animals brought to the Rice County Humane Society were because of foreclosure.
 

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