canine welfare blog

Cook County Ordinance is Upheld!

On May 21, 2015, federal judge Matthew F. Kennelly upheld the Cook County Companion Animal and Consumer Protection Ordinance against a challenge from two area pet stores. The Judge granted the County's motion to dismiss on all claims. The plaintiffs have until June 11...

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Great Job Rhode Island!

In March, the District Court of Rhode Island became the first of the federal courts considering challenges to retail pet sale bans to issue a decision. In a lengthy opinion on summary judgment, the Court upheld the city of East Providence's retail pet sale ordinance,...

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SB14-039, Preveterinary Emergency Care for Dogs and Cats

This law authorizes emergency medical service providers to provide necessary care for dogs and cats.  First responders usually take care of pets at the scene, but it was illegal to do so. Now it's not! Click to view more information on this legislation...

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