Blog Entries ( ASPCA )

A boy and his puppy

November 17th, 2014
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It all began last Christmas, when two of Shyba’s older children, Jack and Zoe, met Santa Claus in New York and asked him for a puppy. After a few weeks of searching local shelters, they found a puppy that they fell in love with – Theo. We found him tucked together with his two siblings in the back yard of the Santa Cruz SPCA," mom of three ...

Michael Vick Not Fit to Own a Dog, Says ASPCA

July 23rd, 2012
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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reacted strongly to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick's recent statement that he might get a dog for his kids. "Vick’s journey toward rehabilitation and redemption has not reflected any direct concern for the well being of animals," the ASPCA said, according to "We’ve never heard him express a shred of empathy toward ...

Animal Welfare Groups Work to Prevent Pet Store Puppy Sales

December 14th, 2011
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More puppies are sold at pet stores during the holiday season than any other time of year. Now the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and other groups are stepping up efforts to stop these sales, saying many of these dogs come from puppy mills. For example, 40 billboards in Los Angeles this month encourage people to fight puppy mills ...

New Puppy Mill Legislation: How You Can Help

October 12th, 2011
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She was a Yellow Lab. White in color. Born with a beautiful face, she was ideal for breeding. A money maker. Years later, she would have a belly that hung down, like she had been born with extra skin. Lots and lots of puppies had been carried in that belly. Her face bore the scars of a dog squabble or two, perhaps a fight ...

New Puppy Mill Law Passed in Texas

July 1st, 2011
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Recently, Texas passed a bill that establishes minimum standards for the human handling, care, housing, and transportation of dogs and cats by breeders of large-scale commercial breeding facilities, aka “puppy mills.” Texas commercial dog and cat breeders have always operated free of state oversight, meaning the animals at most of these facilities are unprotected. The Commercial Dog and Cat Breeders Act (CDCBA) was signed into law ...