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Animal Cruelty is Finally Getting the Attention it Deserves

I am pleased to report that starting in 2016 the FBI will begin tracking cases of animal cruelty. The four categories of cases to be tracked include neglect, intentional abuse and torture, organized abuse (dogfighting, cockfighting), and animal sexual abuse. This is huge!  Despite mental health professionals having said for years that animal cruelty is … Continue reading

True Confession: Victim of Crime

So someone stole my lawn mower. It was the middle of the day. I was off work. I left home for a grocery run. When I got back, my mower was gone. I was pissed! I mean, it was just an inexpensive push mower, but still, it was MY mower and I needed it to … Continue reading

A Sad Day in Animal Welfare

Saturday was a sad day for the animals of Tampa, Florida. The staff at the Animal Coalition of Tampa Bay were wakened early last Saturday to learn their low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinic had burned. The fire was intentionally set, possibly to cover the theft of petty cash from the register as well as from a … Continue reading

The Scene of the Crime!

This is the city. It’s not a perfect place, but it’s where several cats and a big fluffy dog make their home with a human named Jen.   As I was patrolling my beat, I came across the scene of a crime so heinous, I almost horked up a hairball. I asked myself: Who had … Continue reading

What Do You REALLY Know About Dog Fighting?

April 8 is National Dog Fighting Awareness Day. Designated by the ASPCA, the day is designed to educate us about what dog fighting is and how we can stop it. Here are some interesting facts about dog fighting: Dog fighting became popular in the US in the late 1800’s. Many police officers and firefighters were … Continue reading

Some Things Just Boggle the Mind!

So yesterday Jen is driving down the highway to do a home visit, and guess what she saw? A sign advertising puppies for sale. But these are not just ANY puppies! These are a breed of dog she hasn’t heard of before! So she decided to share with you another sign she sees every day … Continue reading

Hisses and Purrs- Dog Fighting Edition

Three hundred, sixty-seven pit bulls. That’s how many dogs were rescued during execution of arrest warrants for twelve men involved in the second largest US dog fighting bust in history.  This week we’re hissing and purring for the people and animals involved in this story. Since we live in south Alabama, it hits close to … Continue reading

Planning for Your Pets In Case of Arrest

I recently spoke with a child abuse investigator who told of being on the scene of a meth lab bust because children were found inside. Sadly there were also pets, but there was no helping professional available for them. It got me thinking- humans plan for any number of emergencies, but do you have a … Continue reading

A Victim of Crime!

Oh Dog! There was an attempted burglary at our house overnight! It wasn’t immediately obvious when we got up, but Jen went into a cabinet to get some food for us and she found this: She had heard someone’s repeated attempts to open the cabinet but figured it was one of them kitties looking for … Continue reading

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