Ripley had a rough start in life and lost an eye to infection. He’s described as “a shy little guy [who is…] really hoping [to] find a home to call his own soon.” Ripley is waiting for you at the Second Chance Humane Society which runs the shelter in Ouray County, CO.

The City of West Hollywood, CA, has passed an ordinance banning housing discrimination by some landlords against tenants with pets. Eating human poop may have played a decisive role in the self-domestication of dogs. Legislation to allow courts to appoint an attorney ⁠to act as an advocate representing the best interest of animals in court cases has been introduced in New Jersey. A New York City pound audit found expired food, expired medication, failure to vaccinate, “as well as a high rate of respiratory infections.” An Illinois community has declared it is “No Kill” before No Kill has been achieved. California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 2152, which closes loopholes that allowed breeders to violate the state ban on the retail sale of commercially-bred dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores. The number of communities in the 90% Club — an important milestone on the road to No Kill — is increasing. And as a society, we may soon stop feeding animals to other animals. For the first time, Bond Pet Foods grew real chicken protein in a biotech facility without harming any chickens.

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The number of communities in the 90% Club — an important milestone on the road to No Kill — is increasing, including:

And finally, as a society we may soon stop feeding animals to other animals. For the first time, Bond Pet Foods grew real chicken protein in a biotech facility without harming any chickens. The chicken protein — grown from a one time draw of stem cells from a chicken — looks the same as chicken, tastes the same as chicken, and is molecularly identical to chicken because it is chicken. But no chickens suffered and no chickens died. It expects to market the first truly humane pet food made of chicken in about two years; an achievement with enormous implications for the future of dogs and cats and for the future of the animals slaughtered to feed dogs and cats.

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