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    Rep. Cindy Axne calls for stiffer requirements in Animal Welfare Act

    Rep. Cindy Axne calls for stiffer requirements in Animal Welfare Act Axios on facebookAxios on twitterAxios on linkedinAxios on email A Siberian husky found at a Wayne County puppy mill. Photo via court documents U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, of Iowa, introduced a new bill this week aimed at tightening enforcement of the federal Animal Welfare Act. Driving the news: “Goldie’s Act” is named after one of the 500 dogs recently found in deplorable conditions at Daniel Gingerich’s puppy mill in Wayne County, which was shut down last month. Inspectors saw Goldie, a golden retriever who was later  

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    New $6 million Collier County animal shelter on the way, some say more action needed

    COLLIER COUNTY A newly approved animal shelter is coming to Collier County. It is set to accommodate the many pets that animals services take in daily. However, some in Collier County want to see more action. They believe that the large shelter will not get to the root of the county’s stray animal problem. Collier County’s animal shelter cares for dogs, cats, hamsters, and even bunnies. But, right now, it’s overflowing with animals. Debbie Lanham is the program specialist for For the Love of Cats. “It’s estimated that there’s approximately 100,000 homeless and abandoned pets in Southwest Florida,” said  

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    Local animal shelter urges people not to give pets as gifts this holiday season

    FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) – The holiday season is in full swing. Today is Black Friday– and that likely means you’ve got gift giving on your mind. Well, Homeward Animal Shelter is advising against one kind of gift. Even though a puppy or kitten looks cute under the Christmas tree, that doesn’t mean they’ll make a good holiday gift. “It’s just something that somebody who is going to be the pet owner needs to make that decision,” says Homeward Animal Shelter’s Marketing Director Heather Klefstad. Homeward Shelter says people need to pick the right pet for their lifestyle “With  

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    Vaquitas Could Soon Be Extinct. Mexico Will Largely Determine Their Fate.

    As scientists planned an expedition in Mexico this fall to count one of the world’s most endangered animals, a shy porpoise called a vaquita, they dreaded the possibility that there would be none left to find. The last survey, in 2019, estimated that only about 10 remained. At the same time, fishermen in the area were preparing to set out with the illegal nets that scientists say are driving the porpoises to extinction: walls of mesh that hang upright below the surface, up to 20 feet deep and stretching the length of several football fields. Called gill nets, they trap  

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    Hong Kong launches wild boar hunt after animal attacks drive public safety fears

    HONG KONG — They’ve taken subway rides, loitered at pedestrian crossings and been fed by local residents. But now wild boars have finally gone a step too far for authorities in Hong Kong. Increasing incidents involving the animals, which have long roamed the hills and hiking trails surrounding the bustling metropolis, culminated in one biting a police officer last week. In response, authorities in the Asian financial hub are cracking down. Officials said they launched the boar hunt Wednesday night with an operation that captured and euthanized seven wild boars in an area less than half an hour’s drive from  

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    Florida is cracking down on fake emotional support animals

    PALMETTO, Fla. (WBBH) – When his harness is on, Carson the yellow labrador knows it’s time to work.  “Okay Carson, forward and left. Good job,” Suzy Wilburn said while walking with him. “He’s always looking around our environment to make sure the hazards are not in my way,” Wilburn added. Wilburn started losing her vision when she was just 27 years old. Carson has been with her for a decade now.  “If I look directly in front of me, I see a million small sparkles, like fireworks,” Wilburn explained. “[Carson] is my rebirth. I can’t imagine my life without him.  

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    Animals saved from Clay County home get adopted

    CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – A major adoption event all spawned from a massive animal seizure off a Clay County Property, where 266 animals were seized in deplorable conditions from a home on Old Jennings Road. The community came out to adopt many of those animals and give them a new home. A new chance on life for dogs, cats, and all sorts of animals. Many of the animals were seized off this property on Old Jennings Road. News4Jax has been following the case and the status of the animals as they were nursed back to health at the Clay County  

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    Animal shelter nonprofit leader accused of money laundering

    Dozens of reportedly neglected or abused dogs and cats were removed from the Tri-Cities Animal Shelter in Pasco on Thursday by city officials. The investigation is separate from recent money laundering charges filed against the shelter’s financial officer. Jennifer King [email protected] Pasco, WA A leader of a nonprofit in charge of the Tri-Cities Animal Shelter is accused of stealing $300,000 to buy herself a house in Richland. Julie Chambers, the chief financial officer of Neo’s Nation Animal Foundation, is facing two felony charges in Franklin County Superior Court — first-degree theft and money laundering. Then, on Thursday, dozens of reportedly  

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