The measure that could lead the way to virtually ending greyhound racing in Florida hit an abrupt snag earlier this week, putting a damper on some serious momentum gained by proponents in the past several months. While state senators approved a bill on Tuesday that would require racetracks to repor ... More >>
On Monday, the Senate Gaming Committee will be meeting in Tallahassee to hear public and industry reactions to gaming and gambling issues, including greyhound racing. Grey2K, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cruelty of greyhound racing, is asking greyhound lovers, dog lovers, and ... More >>
South Florida might not be among the oldest of permanent human settlements, but that doesn't mean we don't have our traditions - even if most of them center around partying. The good thing about being such a youthful community is that traditions form quickly and the bus loop is one such example. Si ... More >>
Two pit bulls have been rescued from a home where they were locked up in a garage, living in their own feces and urine, with no food or water. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrest report, police found the female and male pit bulls after being contacted by Animal Care and Control ... More >>
A Florida man is accused of tying a pit bull to the bumper of his SUV and then dragging around in Brevard County. The man, Christopher Byrd, 43, was arrested on Wednesday morning. Upon his arrest, Byrd told Palm Bay Police officers that he had forgotten that he had tied the dog to the bumper.
A Seminole County family's pet cat was attacked and abducted by a pair of coyotes one night. One of the wild dogs had the cat by the throat, while the other had ahold of her tail. The coyotes were violently shaking the cat when the family's pit bull came rushing to her defense, thundering in at th ... More >>
If the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has it right, Roy L. Boston is no friend to animals. Not only was the 44-year-old Belle Glades man rung up last year on animal cruelty charges but he's been at it again. Last week, law enforcement hit Boston with another round of violations. Unfortunately, t ... More >>
With all this banning-pit-bull talk recently hitting up your daily bloggy blog, we still haven't addressed the banning-pit-bull-owners issue. Now would be that time. Because, according to cops, a Fort Lauderdale man screw it, I'm gonna treat my pit bull like a soccer ball.
Amid growing alarm among Broward County's bureaucracies concerning the ownership of pit bulls -- and whether they should be banned -- scientific research offers a very different perspective on the animal. According to a 2008 study, "Breed Differences in Canine Aggression," pit bulls are markedly le ... More >>
South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz operates on a national stage -- as chair of the Democratic National Committee, she's the face of the president's party and frequently takes on national issues. Late last night, she took to Twitter to attack Republican presidential candidate Mit ... More >>
Photo by Eric BartonFor years now, Exchange Club Park in Pompano Beach has been a secluded, almost secret oasis for dogs and their owners. Here was the only beach in Broward and Palm Beach counties where dogs were allowed at any time. The clear and calm waters of the Intracoastal made it an ideal ... More >>
Last week State Sen. Maria Sachs, a Democrat from Delray Beach, proposed a new bill that would allow greyhound tracks to keep their slot machines and poker tables, even if they don't actually race dogs on-premises. The bill (SB 1594) would end the 15-year-old live-racing requirement established i ... More >>
Via www.guzer.comThe next step in the joke is to serve this peanut butter to cops.This will teach you never to pull a practical joke a work -- or let your dog near your coworker's jar of peanut butter.These two ingredients -- combined with a few subversive voice recordings -- was all it took to f ... More >>
Tara NieuwesteegJailamony enjoying her new backyard.This time last year we had a cover story about Jailamony, a greyhound with a broken leg, and the national fight over greyhound racing. While Florida, with 13 tracks, remains the mecca of dog racing in this country, other states continue banning ... More >>
A check written from a greyhound trainer to a man who confessed to shooting and burying thousands of dogs.A national anti-dog-racing group has officially requested that the Department of Business and Professional Regulation investigate whether the state has the authority to revoke the license of ... More >>
Authorities found the bodies of more than 2,000 greyhounds buried on an 18-acre property. Most had gun shot wounds in the head and neck.A woman arrested on felony charges for helping kill more than 2,000 greyhounds from all over the state has been training racing dogs again in Florida as recently ... More >>
Thomas FrancisIt wasn't so long ago that Wisconsin had five dog tracks, second only to Florida in terms of total live-racing facilities. This week, the operators of the Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha announced that the track will end racing on New Year's Eve. This will mark the end of greyh ... More >>
Take a look at the photo of this hideous puppy above, and it's easy to see why Joe Biden went to a dog breeder to get his new puppy. Is this the best you've got, German shepherd rescue groups? Pictured is Caribou, a German shepherd puppy available right now from Abandoned Animal Foundation Inc. in C ... More >>
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A man and his dog have been apart because a do-gooder unleashed a legal barrage over ownership of a Labrador retriever. Now the canine in contention has vanished.