New York Is First State To Ban Cat Declawing
“Declawing is a cruel and painful procedure that can create physical and behavioral problems for helpless animals, and today it stops,” said New York Governor Cuomo. “By banning this archaic practice, we will ensure that animals are no longer subjected to these inhumane and unnecessary procedures.” Proponents of the law disagree.
Badly Injured Dog Rescued After Being Buried Alive in Hawaii
A badly injured dog was rescued after being buried alive on an Oahu, Hawaii, beach by her owner, who was armed with a machete. Rescuers have named her Leialoha, which is the Hawaiian word for “beloved child.”
California Allocates $5M to Fund Veterinary Care for Homeless People’s Pets
Animal welfare organizations are applauding Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2019-20 state budget for including $5 million in grants to ensure the State of California supports local efforts to aid people experiencing homelessness and their pets.
Poll: Have You Suspected Clients of Obtaining Opioids for Personal Use?
We asked our Facebook users, ”Have you ever suspected a pet parent of obtaining opioids for his or her pet so he or she can use the painkillers themselves?“ 62% answered ”yes“ and 38% said ”no.“
UC Davis PET Research to Improve Racehorse Safety and Welfare
A significant advance in veterinary research is coming to the racetrack in the form of a standing equine PET scanner. The machine will soon be available at Santa Anita Park, marking a major milestone in the battle against racetrack injuries.
WSAVA Adds Animal Welfare Guidelines
WSAVA, which is dedicated to advancing the health and welfare of companion animals worldwide, has released its animal welfare guidelines.
AVMA Releases Its First-Ever Guidelines for Depopulation of Animals
The AVMA published Guidelines for the Depopulation of Animals to help veterinarians support animal welfare in situations where the difficult decision to depopulate has been made. “Humanely ending the lives of animals is one of the most difficult, but necessary, tasks for veterinarians to oversee,” said Dr. Steven Leary, chair of the panel on depopulation.
Global Advocate of the Role of Veterinarians in Animal Welfare Recognized with WSAVA Award
Dr. Melissa Bain , an American veterinarian, board-certified in both animal welfare and behavior, has been announced as the recipient of this year’s World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Award for Companion Animal Welfare. Dr. Bain is a professor of Clinical Animal Behavior at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
CSI Veterinarian Helps Investigate Animal Crimes
Dr. Adam Stern has solved more than 500 animal crimes. This “CSI Vet” has seen some of the most horrific types of animal crimes imaginable.