According to the Department of Justice, there are approximately 25 dogs shot every day by police officers around the country. That's 10,000 dogs annually. A simple Google search will bring up a plethora of articles about police / pet interactions, with most being sad stories that end with needing a better way to educate police on how to deal with dogs. A dog running at you may be excited to see you, not aggressive; however, the personal safety of an officer is important, and an unknown dog can seem very threatening, no matter the behavior.Read More
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The recent legislation passed by the DC Council to strengthen the animal cruelty laws in DC is only good for 90 days. It's up to the Council to make it permanent, and it's up to you to help make it happen.
Send a Councilmember an email, testify in front of the Council and keep pushing DC government.
Want to take five minutes and help make Momma's Law permanent? Here's how...Read More
New emergency legislation from the DC Council seeks to help protect those who can't speak for themselves.
Because of a handful of Petworth residents (and a lot of people around DC and the country), the welfare of companion animals kept outside has changed for the better.Read More