U.S. Senate Passes Federal Anti-Cruelty Bill

Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act Headed to the President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act by unanimous consent. The bill, led by U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), would establish the first federal anti-cruelty law. The House of Representatives also recently passed a companion bill, led by Reps. Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL), and now the measure goes to President Trump for his signature.

“The U.S. is far overdue to establish a federal anti-cruelty law,” said Holly Gann, director of federal affairs at Animal Wellness Action and the Animal Wellness Foundation. “We as a nation should have no tolerance for animal abuse, and the PACT Act will allow federal authorities to stop heinous crimes when they occur on the federal level. We applaud Senators Toomey and Blumenthal for their tremendous work to shepherd this bill to passage in the Senate.”

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Program Pairing California Convicts With Shelter Dogs Gives Former Inmates a Path, Purpose on the Outside

POSTED 11:19 PM, NOVEMBER 19, 2019, BY 

A nonprofit working in California prisons to pair unadoptable dogs with incarcerated trainers helps give convicts a path and purpose after their release.

Jason Mori — once featured on America’s Most Wanted — now runs K9BreakThru, an Orange County-based dog behavior rehabilitation and training company.

And after serving seven years, Troy McDaniel of Oakland learned from famed “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan before founding his own business, Packrunner.

The Marley’s Mutts Pawsitive Change Prison Program is currently operating in four California correctional facilities but hopes to expand.

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Former Inmate From San Fernando Valley Shares How Dog Rehabilitation Program Turned His Life Around Post-Incarceration

POSTED 12:03 AM, NOVEMBER 19, 2019, BY 

A former inmate who had initially faced four life sentences in prison is now the owner of a successful dog training business after being inspired by Marleys Mutts, an organization the San Fernando Valley native participated in behind bars that matches inmates and shelter dogs with behavior problems for mutual rehabilitation. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Nov. 18, 2019.

For more information about Daniel Robinson’s dog training, visit his website.

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Jinora

Sex: Female
Breed: Pointer mix
Age: 6 months old
Jinora  came into this world as part of a litter of 11 born to their pointer mix mom at Kern County Animal Services. Momma dog (Yue) was picked up as a very pregnant stray. The puppies were born while at the shelter and we pulled the entire litter and momma when the puppies were 2 days old.
Jinora  is your typical happy go lucky puppy.  We expect her to be a medium size dog when full grown. She is considered special needs as she was born deaf and will require an adopter who can use alternative training methods . She’s crate trained and working on her house training skills and puppy manners. Jinora loves all people especially children. She’s great with other dogs and very playful.
Jinora’s perfect home would continue with her puppy training and socialization. They would be prepared for an active puppy and ensure her energy needs were met. Think Jinora would be the perfect fit for your family? Apply to bring her home today.
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River

Sex: Male
Breed: Pitbull/lab X
Age: 2 years old
River is one of our Pawsitive Change dogs who just hasn’t been able to find the perfect fit. This poor guy has been returned twice and we’d love to find a family that understands his needs and can give him the forever home he deserves. River originally came from a litter of puppies that were born at Kern County Animal Services. His mother was unable to care for him or his brothers while at the shelter so he and his brothers were separated from her. We pulled the puppies and the momma dog as they had no adoption interest and the puppies were underage.
River has loads of obedience training from his time in Pawsitive change. He knows all of his basic commands, walks nicely on a leash and is both house and crate trained. He’s a great dog for the right home. Unfortunately poor River is a very insecure dog. This means new situations and loud noises scare him. He would not do well in a home with young active children. He also can be very nervous around men and would likely do best with a female adopter. Any single ladies looking for Mr. Right? Lol.
We’d love to finally find River his family. He’s been through so much in his short life he deserves to have a family that fits his needs and can give him a lifetime of happiness. So all you ladies looking for a gentlemen who is tall, dark, handsome and available apply to meet River today.
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Captain Oreo

Sex: Male
Breed: Australian kelpie/cattle dog X
Age: 2 years old
Captain Oreo had all the right people helping and working together at the perfect time! This poor guy came to us missing half of his leg with the bone protruding from the stump. He’d lived like this for several months until some amazing people saw his condition and reached out for help. We were able to help and Captain Oreo had his leg amputated.
Although now a tri-pod it doesn’t slow this guy down! He’s happy and active and loves all the people big or small. He’s a very energetic  boy and would do well with an active family that can provide for his energy needs and give him the mental stimulation every good cattle dog needs. Captain Oreo can be picky with his canine friends so a home where he can be your one and only may be best. He is not good with cats or small dogs.
Captain Oreo is ready to put his rough past behind him and find the perfect forever home. If you are looking for a fun and active dog who can keep up on all your adventures look no further and apply to bring Captain Oreo home today.
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