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"She was spunky and she was adorable and just full of it. And the cat wasn't really impressed with her, but they were making friends" Julie Tillson said.

Tillson and her family adopted Scarlet the pup as a 9-week-old to fill the hole in their heart left by the death of their previous dog...

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If you don't know what's happening at your local animal shelter, or what local pet rescue groups are doing, it's time to find out! Destructive practices are emerging that threaten public health, sustain 'pet overpopulation' and undermine ...

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Everyone loves a soft cute puppy – those sweet brown eyes, short stubby legs, little wagging tail are hard to resist. Unfortunately, some people are willing to take advantage of that love and are smuggling very young puppies from Mexico into the United...

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Thousands of puppies are smuggled annually into the United States for illegal sale and profit.  Large numbers are sold in LA County.  Generally these puppies are small purebred breeds, such as Maltese, Yorkies, and Shih-tzus, but may be of any bree...

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Relinquishing a nonhuman animal to a shelter is a complex decision that, it is often believed, ultimately may represent a breakdown of the human–animal bond. The result of such a breakdown is an animal companion surplus in the United States, which is n...

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Animal shelters in the United States annually receive millions of relinquished dogs and cats, and risk factors for relinquishment are not fully understood. Investigators sponsored by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy interviewed people ...

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A veterinarian was attacked by a pit bull at a local shelter. A doctor and a former staff member call the facility a “ticking bomb” saying many of the dogs are capable of attacking anyone that takes t...

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