MPD sends out notice on safer interactions between dogs and officers

MPD sends out notice on safer interactions between dogs and officers

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. 

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Help make Momma's Law permanent - take 5 minutes to send an email or choose to testify

Help make Momma's Law permanent - take 5 minutes to send an email or choose to testify

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...

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Did you lose your daschund? Hot dog, someone found him... MPD's help was great

Did you lose your daschund? Hot dog, someone found him... MPD's help was great

A daschund was found near Grant Circle this afternoon, and he's now at Humane Rescue Alliance. If he's yours... he's waiting to come home! You can call them at (202) 726-2556.

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Hard work and caring help make animal welfare stronger in DC

Hard work and caring help make animal welfare stronger in DC

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. 

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