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December 17, 2018

The Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act to become law this week

While women have historically borne the brunt of domestic violence, as many as 86% of domestic violence survivors have reported that their family pets had been threatened, harmed, or killed by their partners. And as many as 48% said they had delayed leaving a dangerous situation out of concern for their pets’ safety. Yet only only about 3% of domestic violence shelters in the US are currently set up to accommodate companion animals.

June 20, 2011

EPA to ban some rodenticides

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to ban the sale of certain rodenticides to the general public, a move which could help prevent one of the most frequent causes of pet poisoning.   In addition to banning the most toxic anticoagulant rodenticides (brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difethialone and difenacoum), the agency also plans to stop the sale of most loose bait and pellet-form rodenticides to cut down on accidental poisonings of children and pets.

November 22, 2011

FDA urges caution with chicken jerky treats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeing an increase in the number of complaints about dog illnesses associated with consumption of chicken jerky products imported from China. In a warning posted Nov. 18, the FDA warns consumers that chicken jerky products for dogs in chicken tenders, strips or treats, could cause illnesses in dogs. In September 2007, the FDA issued a cautionary warning about chicken jerky products followed by a Preliminary Animal Health Notification in December 2008. The FDA reports that the number of complaints dropped off near the end of 2009 and continued to decrease throughout 2010. In the last 12 months, however, the FDA says it is seeing complaints rise once again.

August 18, 2009

Property or more? Pets and the law

Two recent court cases have brought a longstanding debate back into the spotlight: How much is a companion animal worth? Both cases involve plaintiffs who are seeking non-economic damages for the deaths of their pets. In both cases, the state laws say that pets are property. In one case, a woman sued her veterinarian for distress and loss of companionship. In another case yet to be decided, a man is suing another private citizen for damages resulting from the death of his dog.

December 14, 2010

News briefs from around the country

Denver upholds pitbull ban, Texas shelter dismantles its gas chamber, and a lions death spurs calls for an exotic pet ban in Indiana.

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