Artemis and Hera are waiting for you at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. “Artemis is blind and deaf. Her sister Hera, however, can see partially with one eye and acts as her sister’s guide dog.”

“Memphis city council members are considering passing a city ordinance to prevent retail stores within the city limits from selling [commercially-bred] puppies and kittens.” Patches, a dog who spent years in two shelters, has found a home. New Jersey legislators are considering a bill to make it illegal to sell cosmetics tested on animals. The number of dogs who have been killed by tainted Sportmix pet food is now well over 100 and the number of dogs who have been sickened by it is over 200. The President has extended the moratorium on eviction that was set to expire at the end of this month, granting temporary relief for dogs and cats who live in a home that is not current on their rent or mortgage payments. The number of communities placing over 95% of the animals is increasing. And a Massachusetts Court of Appeal rejected a claim that “pit bulls” are “dangerous instrumentalities,” legally similar to guns and explosives, ruling that they are just dogs.

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The number of communities placing over 95% of the animals is increasing:

These shelters and the data nationally prove that animals are NOT dying in pounds because there are too many or too few homes or people don’t want the animals. They are dying because people in those pounds are killing them. Replace those people, implement the No Kill Equation, and we can be a No Kill nation today.

And, finally, a Massachusetts Court of Appeal dismissed a case against a landlord after his tenant’s dog bit another dog. According to the plaintiff, a blocky-headed dog claimed to be a “pit bull” bit him after he tried to break up a fight between the dog and his dog. The plaintiff sued both the dog’s owner and the owner’s landlord, claiming the “pit bulls” are “dangerous instrumentalities,” legally similar to guns and explosives, which would require “a duty of reasonable care on all owners of land where pit bulls are kept.” The Court rejected that point of view, ruling that they are just dogs like any other and, as such, kept “responsibility for dogs, including pit bulls, on the owners.”

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