Petside Digest: Seat Belt Laws, an Odd Fine Earmark Animal News This WeekPublished June 8, 2012
Courtesy of Socialtees Animal Rescue
We'll start this week's Petside Digest off with a bit of news for summer travelers. If you've ever seen pets sticking their head out of a car window, remember the sight, as you most likely won't see it anytime soon, at least in New Jersey. The state has recently passed a law requiring pet owners to buckle their pets up when they are driving. They say that loose pets in the car are a hazard to other travelers should an accident occur.
Do you agree? Read the full story and weigh in with a comment!
Celebrity Dog Lucky Diamond Passes Away: ABC News
It is with heavy hearts that we have learned of the passing of celebrity dog Lucky Diamond, the pup of celebrity TV personality Wendy Diamond. The dog made a claim to fame by being possibly the most photographed dog in the world, appearing alongside many celebrities. Lucky passed due to a cancer diagnosis she received in early February.
Our hearts go out to her owner, Wendy. Read the full story at ABC News.
Michael Vick’s Dogfighting Property Sold: Petside
This is ironic: the property of Mike Vick, infamous for his role in a dogfighting scandal, has been sold to a group of animal welfare advocates. Bad Newz Kennel, formerly the site of dog fights, is going to be rebuilt as a sanctuary for abused dogs. Read the full story right here on Petside!
Woman Fined for Referring to Dog as "Daughter" in 911 Call: NBC News
Think of yourself as pet mom or pet dad? Many pet owners do, but don't tell 911 that.
According to NBC News, a woman was recently fined for calling 911 over the collapse of her "daughter". By "daughter", she meant her Great Dane, Oreo. Thinking the call misleading, police fined the owner, Rose Lakey, $100. Read the full story at NBC News.
Adoptable Pet of the Week: Shadow
Our adoptable pet of the week (pictured above) is an adorable black Greyhound mix hailing from the New York area named Shadow. Shadow is just shy of one years old, and is a well behaved lad. He's already neutered, and is just waiting for a forever-loving home! If you can, consider taking Shadow home.
Note: Shadow is the product of the Socialtees Animal Rescue, a Manhattan-based shelter that has rescued over 30,000 animals since opening close to 20 years ago. They are an exclusively no-kill shelter comprised of rescuing animals from high-kill shelters in surrounding areas. Shadow's story came to light following an interaction on the Facebook page of our friends at iVillage, who are all vying for Shadow to find his forever home as soon as possible!