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September 21, 2017

Irma Evacuees who Abandoned their Pets Face Prosecution

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, over 40 dogs were rescued by Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control. Many of the animals had been tied […]
August 28, 2017

Early Legislation Filed to Specifically Criminalize Animal Hoarding and Require Mental Health Counse

A new bill for the 2018 Florida legislative session, one of the first, would significantly change the criminal law regarding animal hoarding in the state. The […]
August 28, 2017

Shark-Dragging Video Sparks Outrage, Investigation

A video recently surfaced on social media showing a shark (possibly a blacktip or spinner) being dragged behind a boat traveling at high speed near Tampa. […]
July 27, 2017

Predator Protection Rule Repealed

In March, the U.S. Senate approved a bill repealing hunting restrictions on predator species in national wildlife refuges in Alaska. President Trump signed the bill into […]
June 26, 2017

Desmond’s Law Goes Into Effect: Volunteer Advocates Can Represent Abused Animals in Court

In a legal experiment, under “Desmond’s Law,” abused animals in Connecticut will now have a voice in court. Judges are now authorized to appoint an approved […]
June 26, 2017

UPDATE: USDA Suggests that Lolita the Killer Whale’s Enclosure is too Small

In a new report released last month, the USDA suggested that the Miami Seaquarium’s only orca, Lolita, may be living in a tank that is too […]
June 26, 2017

Tampa Dog Owner Utilizes Florida’s Pet Lemon Law

When Marlene Forand brought her new poodle Ollie home, it quickly became apparent that Ollie was sick. After multiple check-ups, Ollie’s veterinarians confirmed that the puppy […]
May 23, 2017

Permanent Injunction Issued in Medicated Animal Feed Case

On February 1, 2017, on request of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Justice filed a complaint seeking a permanent injunction against Syfrett […]
May 23, 2017

Use of Therapy Dogs to Expand July 1

Starting July 1, 2017, therapy dogs will be permitted to accompany children, victims, and people with intellectual disabilities during testimony in cases involving abuse, abandonment, and […]
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