Gumdrop is “the first pit bull adopted out by the Denver Animal Shelter in more than 30 years.”

Legislation to ban continuous chaining of dogs (and cats) has been introduced in Florida. The rate of adoption and fostering across the country has increased dramatically; consequently, deaths are at an all-time low. A dog who spent nearly two years in a Phoenix shelter has found a home. At least 28 and as many as 40 dogs have died after eating contaminated pet food; we can stop this from happening again. A District Attorney announced that he will no longer allow a particular judge to hear animal cruelty cases for betraying “the community’s ongoing efforts to seek justice against those who victimize animals.” Gumdrop is “the first pit bull adopted out by the Denver Animal Shelter in more than 30 years.” And almost 20 million dogs and cats live in a home that is not current on their rent or mortgage payments; here’s what we can do to protect them from losing their homes and their lives.

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And, finally, almost 20 million dogs and cats live in a home that is not current on their rent or mortgage payments according to a recent survey. And with a moratorium on eviction set to expire at the end of this month, we may be on the verge of a crisis. As we face the worst public health crisis since 1918 and the worst economic crisis since 1933, animals are completely reliant on us for their welfare. We must rise to the challenge according to the gravity of what the occasion demands. Our fellow non-human Americans should be protected from ending up on the street or worse, on death row at a pound that does not take its obligations seriously. Here’s what we can and must do.

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