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46 Dogs Seized in Dog-Fighting Case

August 6th, 2012
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Forty-six dogs were removed from two homes and two men were arrested in connection with a dog-fighting case in Kalamazoo Township, Michigan. The men were taken into custody on warrants for possession of dogs for fighting and breeding for fighting. The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department, Michigan State Police, and the Humane Society of the United States assisted in the investigation. As evidence was gathered, 34 ...

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 ...

Vick Going to Capitol Hill to Support Crackdown on Dog Fighting

July 19th, 2011
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(CNN) -- Philadelphia Eagles star quarterback Michael Vick is scheduled to pledge his support Tuesday for new legislation to crack down on supporters of dog fighting. Vick will be joined at a news conference on Capitol Hill by Wayne Pacelle, the head of the Humane Society of the United States, Vick announced on his official website. The bill, H.R. 2492, seeks to penalize ...

Humane Society Pet Safety Tips in Hot Weather

July 10th, 2011
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The Michigan Humane Society is offering tips for keeping dogs and cats safe during streaks of hot weather. Never leave a dog or other animal in a parked car. Dogs can't cool down using perspiration. Instead, they pant. A dog left in a cars on an 85-degree day could suffer from 120-degree temperatures within minutes, leading to heat stroke or ...

Dog Fight App Pulled After Michael Vick Speaks Up

April 27th, 2011
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Earlier this month, developers at Kage Games LLC released a new app for Google’s Android market that outraged dog lovers around the globe. The game, “Dog Wars,” was designed for players to raise virtual pit pulls, conditioning the dogs for entry in dog fights.  Developers promoted the game with the tag lines “Raise your Dog to Beat the Best!” and “A ...