California is now one step closer to a “Dog and Cat Bill of Rights” that would declare dogs and cats “sentient beings” by law. This week, on May 25, 2022, Assembly Bill (AB) 1881 passed the Assembly floor. Next the California Senate will vote on the bill, and if it passes it will be sent […]
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In 1991, her Chinese Cresteds, she says, were part of the first group of the breed officially allowed to compete in the AKC National championship. That was the year the breed officially entered the AKC Stud Book. Since then, dogs she has bred, owned, or co-owned have been AKC champions over 200 times, according to her website.
The North Shore Animal League America (NSALA) in Port Washington on Long Island is “the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization,” according to its website. About one hour by car from midtown Manhattan, NSALA has an annual revenue of $40.2m, according to its 2018 990 tax filing, and a list of donors that […]
Champion Spaniel Is Ejected From Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: TCR Talks With Dog And Owner Moments After
***This piece has been updated*** [Following publication, Westminster Kennel Club spokesperson Lisa Peterson provided the following statement in an email to The Canine Review: “The Irish Water Spaniel had been excused, not disqualified. According to AKC Dog Show Rules, excusal and disqualification are two separate reasons to ask a dog to leave the ring. If […]
HE [“humane euthanasia”] Rate 8.99% 11.55% 12%
These results — and Mr. Craig’s care in introducing the numbers with a caveat about the ASPCA supporting the most “at risk populations” and his urging that we not “look at our statistics in isolation” — may help explain the ASPCA’s reluctance to share its data. For the HE, or “humane euthanasia”, rate of 12% is above what is generally considered to qualify a shelter as a “no-kill shelter.” Asked how the ASPCA defines the dogs they choose for “humane euthanasia” and if he could provide a specific definition of the population of dogs “humane euthanasia” encompasses, Craig declined to be specific, saying only, “Each dog is treated as an individual with their own unique set of circumstances and conditions.”
Ironically, although Bideawee appears to have excellent, well-maintained facilities, happy clients, loyal volunteers, and impressive infrastructure, the Manhattan shelter, which is less than 20 blocks from Rockefeller Center, has a press shop that seems disinclined to let the world know about Bideawee’s good qualities.
Asked about certifications, if any, she provides to buyers, Markowitz said: “You don’t have to test on every single dog you’ve ever bred, but you have to do it on a lot of them,” she says, adding that not every dog she breeds is OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) clear. “In some cases if the dog is younger than 2 years old and cannot be officially graded I will rely on my own veterinarians findings,” she told The Canine Review in an email.