Dogs In LA County Must Be Spayed-Neutered Under Ordinance

Los Angeles County Supervisors have voted unanimously in a first hearing to approve an ordinance they say is intended to control strays. If it becomes law, the regulation will require residents in unincorporated portions of the County to spay or neuter, as well as...

San Francisco Dog Friendly Landlords May Get The Cookie

A new tax break may aid in the battle to reduce the number of unwanted dogs in San Francisco if it becomes law. The idea, currently in the hands of the city animal welfare commission, would offer a reduction in tax of either 5 percent of the monthly rent or $200 per...

Dogs and Pets Get Protection Under New Maine Law

Maine is leading the United States in progressive animal welfare legislation with a new law that allows judges to include pets in domestic abuse protection orders. Citing the link between partner or spousal abuse and the mistreatment of dogs and other loved pets,...

Dog Breed Could Put House Insurance In The Doghouse

Dog owners in New York may want to hide their dogs if they are expecting a visit from their insurance agent. If they own certain breeds, some insurance companies may refuse to issue or renew their policy. According to a story in the Poughkeepsie Journal, many...

Debate Over Dog Microchipping In New Zealand

Kiwis are engaged in hot debate over a new dog microchipping law in New Zealand. Proponents of the mandatory microchipping of all dogs argue that it will aid efforts to prevent dog attacks. Opponents, many of whom are farm dog owners, argue that it is a costly,...