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Oregon Appeals Court Rules That Pets Are “Property,” Lets Abuser Go Free


Written by: Phil Monahan

A decision reversing the animal-neglect conviction of a dog owner was made
by a three-judge panel of the Oregon Court of Appeals.
Photo by Oregon Judicial Department

We have posted about this problem before: that, in the eyes of the law, dogs are often seen as nothing more than property. Well, a three-member panel of the Oregon Appeals Court codified that legal definition on. . .

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13-Year-Old Girl Uses Facebook to Save Romania’s Stray Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan

Barely a teenager, Ana-Maria Ciulcu has done incredible work to rescue and rehome stray dogs in her city.
Photo via nydailynews.com

The city of Bucharest, Romania, has more than 60,000 stray dogs roaming the streets, and the government has begun an aggressive campaign of euthanization. But a brave 13-year-old girl is doing whatever she. . .

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A Beautiful Tribute to Grizzly, “a Good Boy”


Written by: Phil Monahan

Grizzly was so handsome that he became a model.
Photo by Alice Wollman via dogster.com

When the editors at dogster saw Alice Wollman’s farewell letter in the name of her beloved dog, Grizzly, they asked her if they could publish it. Thank goodness that they did, for it deserves exposure to the wider world: . . .

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One More Step: Greyhound Racing Outlawed in Colorado!


Written by: Phil Monahan

There will be no more cruel treatment of race dogs in Colorado.
Photo via lifewithdogs.tv

I somehow missed this news last month, but Colorado’s Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill to ban greyhound racing in the state. Although there hasn’t been any dog racing in the Centennial State since 2008, the ban is another step toward. . .

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