Category Archives: Policy & Legal

StubbyDog Wants Everyone to Rediscover the Pit Bull

StubbyDog, a non-profit organization founded in 2011, has been tirelessly working to debunk the negative myths and misinformation about pit bulls by changing the conversation to focus on the positive qualities of the dogs. A pit bull is not one … Continue reading

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Tips for Community Cat Caretakers on Building Community Relationships

Community cat caretakers are all too familiar with the daily challenges they face in managing a cat colony. The list of ongoing issues includes finding public acceptance of and support for the cats in their care and ensuring the safety … Continue reading

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Coton de Tulear Breeders Do Not Cotton to the American Kennel Club

    by Thea Feldman The Coton de Tulear is a small, long-lived dog that, on average, stands about 10 inches high and weighs between 9 to 15 pounds. Its coat is on the long side and is most commonly white, … Continue reading

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Education, Not Regulation, Characterizes New Law Affecting TNR in New York City

On August 22, 2012, the New York City Council unanimously passed Intro 918, amending the administrative code of the City of New York relating to trap-neuter-return (TNR) information and activities in New York City. The new guidelines amend Local Law … Continue reading

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Trial Period Ends with Permission Granted for Feral Cats to Be Fed on Church Property

The 60-day trial period to evaluate and iron out the details for ongoing care of the feral cat colony at St. James Church in lower Manhattan has concluded. As each of the church’s objections was heard and addressed, a satisfactory … Continue reading

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