Infographic: Is That a Real Service Dog?

We have posted many times about the problems caused by people who try to pass off their pets as service animals to gain entry to restaurants, businesses, and even airplanes. Because pets . . .

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Vermont Now Allows Rescue of Dogs from Hot Cars

Dez Marcello, a veterinary technician, recently rescued a dog locked in a hot car in Vermont.
Photo by EROS HOAGLAND/ Burlington Free Press

It’s a conundrum that we post about frequently: Someone finds a dog suffering in a locked car on a hot day, but they’re not sure if they should risk breaking a window to free the animal. Well, as. . .

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A Dog Named Sido and the Birth of the No-Kill Movement

Sido shares a smooch with her main protector, no-kill advocate Richard Avanzino.
Photo courtesy Richard Avanzino, via

A wonderful story on the CBS News website recalls an important story from 1980, focused on the life of a Collie-Sheep Dog mix named Sido. When her owner, Mary Murphy, passed away, the. . .

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