All hospitals listed here have profiles pending in our database. Please check back periodically as the reporting work for the database is now underway. In January, TCR published a preliminary list of top veterinary specialty hospitals in the continental United States. As we have begun to report and gather more intelligence on the hospitals, this […]
So far, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. has only offered its victims’ owners coupons for more dog food, and a few hundred dollars in reimbursements for veterinary bills. But, a slew of federal suits may soon change that. Sherri Anderson is one of hundreds of plaintiffs now suing Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. Ms. Anderson’s bichon-yorkie […]
Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) announced today that “a pet dog had repeatedly tested weak positive for COVID-19 virus which indicates a low-level of infection with the virus.” The statement went on to say that public health experts and veterinary medical academics “have been consulted, and unanimously agreed that these results suggest […]
Postscript: Following our publication of an earlier story about The Farmer’s Dog, a new kind of subscription dog food service, we heard from three veterinarians who say that they would not feed The Farmer’s Dog to their own dogs or recommend the food to clients. Asked about a sample recipe from The Farmer’s Dog for […]
If there is any state in America where a retail pet-sale ban would be expected to sail through with minimal opposition, it’s Colorado. The state epitomizes what happens when the “adopt, don’t shop” message wins hearts and minds. According to state officials, Colorado pet stores import only about 4,000 pups from other states to fill […]
The American Kennel Club (AKC) is the world’s brand name authority on dogs. It has such credibility that a holding company licenses the AKC name to sell AKC-branded pet insurance, much the same way in which the AARP sells its endorsement to United Healthcare to brand its Medicare insurance. However, a three-month investigation by The Canine Review found that the go-to authority on dogs is designating thousands of breeders as “Breeders of Merit” without any prerequisite onsite inspection, even as the AKC assures the public on its website, that it considers them “the most conscientious and most committed breeders.”
Keep checking back for updates, or sign up for news alerts at the bottom of the page. This is an early edition. So much more to come. * Hospitals are organized according to state and states appear in alphabetical order. Note that there are no rankings. *If a state is not listed, the hospitals in […]
Breeder Profile Highlight:
Newfoundland breeder Lynn Anderson-Powell, whose kennel Threeponds is co-owned by her husband William Powell, has all of the qualities in a breeder that I look for. I met Lynn on the final day of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, late in the afternoon at Pier 94 as the Best in Breed judging was wrapping […]
A new breeder profile is available. Reporter Karin Winegar sheds light on RiverRock German Shepherds. Learn about AKC Breeder of Merit and professor emeritus of psychology at St. Cloud State University, Dr. Zoa Rockenstein and her operation. “I am strict about things, because I am a preservation breeder,” Dr. Zoa Rockenstein explained. “I do not […]
A new breeder profile is available. Reporter Zach Brooke visited Legacy K German Shorthaired Pointers and wrote this profile: ….Koustaal says she got her start in the dog world with German Shepherds, helping to train K-9’s to assist police. But when her lifestyle changed and took on new priorities, the kind of dogs she bred […]
Shelter Profile Highlight
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.
California records: VETERINARY MEDICAL BOARD LICENSING DETAILS FOR: 7769 NAME: THE VILLAGE VETERINARY HOSPITAL LICENSE TYPE: VETERINARY PREMISES PRIMARY STATUS: EXPIRED SECONDARY STATUS: PROBATION PREVIOUS NAMES: THE ANIMAL HOSPITAL OF LA JOLLA VILLAGE ADDRESS OF RECORD 7527 DRAPER AVE LA JOLLA CA 92037-4802 SAN DIEGO COUNTY MAP ISSUANCE DATE APRIL 30, 2015 EXPIRATION DATE MAY 31, 2019 DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS START: NOVEMBER […]
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