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Canine Resources

This page contains informational resources dealing with dogs.

Lost cat or dog? 20 tips for finding them!

Care2.com has 20 tips for finding a lost pet in general and a lost cat or dog specifically. Losing a pet can be devastating, so if you have lost a pet or know someone who has, please visit 20 Tips to Find a Lost Pet.

American Kennel Club (AKC) not protecting dogs?

Many people looking for a new puppy also look for the American Kennel Club (AKC) registered seal with the impression that this means they will be adopting a healthy, well-cared for animal.  However, it appears that this may not always be the case.

A recent news article has shown that some registered AKC breeders are supplying animals that are sick, malnourished, mistreated, or have congenital defects.  The following video shows the news article.

 As the video states, this does not mean that all AKC registered breeders are bad; most, in fact, are excellent.  However, it does show that people purchasing a puppy should always inspect the breeding conditions first and be very wary if a breeder does not permit this.

What you don't know about chained dogs

About 6 million dogs (this is not a typo), 9% of the dogs in the U.S., spend most of their lives on chains, according to an ANIMAL PEOPLE analysis of data gathered by Dogs Deserve Better during a 12 day, 12-state dog census in April 2008.

The American Humane Association in August 1937 urged humane societies to prosecute people who kept dogs chained in isolation, and epidemiologist Jeffrey Sachs found in 1997 that about 29% of all children were killed or disfigured by chained dogs in the 10 years 2003-2012. Anti-chaining bills usually failed, however, until Dogs Deserve Better debuted in 2001.

Anti-chaining laws are now in effect in more than 150 cities and several states. That number is now higher due to the recent passage of "no unattended tethering" ordinances in many FL counties. A subsidiary, Mothers Against Dog Chaining, amplifies the voices of mothers whose children have been killed or injured by chained dogs.

We look forward to seeing Pasco, Hernando and Pinellas County also pass a "no unattended" tethering ordinance. Please contact us for more information you may need to make an informed, human and animal safety ordinance without loopholes for abusers.

Resources for Dogs

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