on Dog Welfare
Tips for a Safe and Happy Dog
how do we make sure Scruffy is safe and happy? How do we make sure
our kids are safe from an aggressive dog? Check the links below
for some general tips and information on dog training and children
Word of Caution on Invisible Fences: One Owner's Deadly Experience
relays her tragic loss of a beloved pet to a malfunctioning electric
Fighting flea infestations on your pets is a big business but are
these products safe? Nell Liquorman, author of Keep Fleas Off,
gives some prudent advice about what these agents to do us
and our environment. A must read.
Little Rich Dog
Sadly, Jon Katz sees dogs like Ernie all the time, victims of a
new, uniquely American kind of abuse, animals without advocates.
Dogs like Flash, a Westchester border collie who spent her days
chasing invisible sheep beyond a chain link fence, and Reg, an enormous
black Lab in Atlanta who, like Ernie, was untrained, grew neurotic
and rambunctious, and eventually was confined to the family playroom
day and night. He leaves that room for several brief walks each
for a Fight
Dog fighting is an inhumane and illegal activity that is flourishing
in both rural and urban areas across our country. Parents should
be particularly concerned about this as there is a strong correlation
between people who are cruel to animals and people who are cruel
Your Stress and Your Pets
deals with stress and anxiety, however some people sometimes take
it out on their pets. Instead of taking your problems and frustrations
out on your pets or other animals, here is a list of techniques
that a person can use to help manage their stress, anxieties, and
Dennis Fetko, Ph.D., writes an article to "wake up" guardians
who keep their dogs outside for life.
Kids are Bite Free
Dog-safety tips to teach your children so they remain safe.
Although leash laws vary by state and even by township, they all
follow a basic standard. Pennsylvania's dog laws are given as example.
Check your state or local area for differences.
Dog Rehabilitation Advice
One of the single most important articles you will find here is
Debby Dodson expressly for Dogs Deserve Better. Our thanks go
out to her. Rehabilitating
Chained or Confined Dogs addresses the potential
for behavioral problems due to lack of socialization in chained
dogs. Debby speaks to this challenge, and provides insight into
some of these issues.
The good news is there are communities across the United States
that DO have laws regarding chaining. Dogs Deserve Better
favorites are Maumelle, Arkansas; Okaloosa, Florida; New Hanover,
North Carolina; Lawton, Oklahoma; and Electra, Texas. where dogs
are not allowed to be chained outside AT ALL! Other communities
have laws which permit chaining, but only for a limited time. Peta's
Helping Animals Site is updating this list as laws
are amended. Our goal is to continue this town by town, city by
city, and state by state. Let's all work together to make this happen!
Help eliminate dog chaining and penning today.
Evolve to Protect All Animals!
of Heart's "The Witness" video
is SO Worth Watching! In the award-winning documentary THE WITNESS,
Eddie Lama explains how he feared and avoided animals for most of
his life, until the love of a kitten opened his heart, inspiring
him to rescue abandoned animals, become a vegetarian, and ultimately,
to bring his message of compassion to the streets of New York.
Pastore's Animal Protection Issues Wheel
Joseph says: "In the Animal Protection
Movement we are failing to effectively reach the mainstream. The
average good and decent person is appallingly ignorant of not only
the horror and magnitude of most animal issues but even just what
these issues are. In
this age of information overload a one-page overview
could provide a means of helping people to understand just what
the issues are and address them to the betterment of the human race."