Legislation pending in New York would ban the retail sale of commercially-bred dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores. Naperville, IL, just enacted a similar ban. PETA’s known death toll of dogs and cats surpasses 40,000. PETA also worked to have others kill them, successfully defeating lifesaving legislation that would have allowed public pounds in Virginia to sterilize, rather than kill, community cats. Dogs identified as “pit bulls” are welcome again in Prairie Village, KS. It’s also been illegal to live with a dog identified as a “pit bull” in Denver, CO, since 1989, but that may also soon change as a bill to undo the ban is making its way through the City Council. A new study finds that eliminating housing discrimination for people whose families include a dog, cat, or other animal companion would allow 8.75 million animals to find new homes. Rosenberg, TX, reported a placement rate of 97% for dogs and 90% for cats in the first year of a new director. Colonial Heights, VA, also reported a placement rate of 98% for dogs and 98% for cats. And finally, ASPCA negligence, corruption, and indifference led to the death of a little dog named Nyla and the emotional torment of Angel Hueca, the young woman who rescued her.

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And finally, ASPCA negligence, corruption, and indifference led to the death of a little dog named Nyla and the emotional torment of Angel Hueca, the young woman who rescued her. When Angel entrusted Nyla to the ASPCA to get spayed, the ASPCA cut corners during transport, allowing her to escape. She was hit by two cars. She died when the richest animal shelter in the world refused to provide further care.

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