The humane alternative: No-kill shelters – Op Ed in newspaper

Please take a look at this piece in this weeks paper – link below.  You can check out No Kill Hampton Roads at and see the stats for local shelters (be sure and read the foot notes). Our Facebook page is I hope you will “like” and “share” it widely. The humane alternative: No-kill shelters on Page B9 of Sunday, December 09, 2012 issue of The Virginian-Pilot

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RDR teams up with Chesterfield County Animal Shelter

Ring Dog Rescue has teamed up with Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, to get pit bull type dogs adopted! The first 10 approved applications wishing to adopt a “Pit Bull Type” dog; Ring Dog Rescue will pay the $60 adoption fee. The adopted dogs will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated for rabies, and implanted with a microchip. Please consider adopting a homeless Pit Bull Type dog into your family, today! There are many to pick from in all colors, shapes and sizes. This promotion is only valid for adult dogs, to approved applicants. Chesterfield County Animal Shelter is located at 9300…

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Massachusetts bans breed specific legislation AND the gas chamber!

In a landmark move by the state of Massachusetts, animal advocates everywhere are celebrating a major win: the ban of gas chambers as a method of euthanizing dogs and cats, and the ban of breed specific legislation. Thanks to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Advocacy team and countless animal welfare advocates, veterinarians, dog owners, animal control officers and officials, a new animal control bill was introduced and passed. Continue reading…

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Pit bull owners go to court to fight evictions

Dinwiddie pit bull owners, told to get rid of their animals or face eviction, appeared in court Monday afternoon. Tenants given that ultimatum back in February by the Green Acres trailer park, say they’re not giving up. “I hope it boils down to us being able to keep the dogs,” said resident Arieal Lilly. The group walked into court united and ready to plead their case. Four tenants have refused to get rid of their pit bulls or move. Now, the group faces eviction. “I’m hoping everything will work out for the best for all of us because it’s not…

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Efforts to combat dogfighting gain major ally in RICO statute

Dharma the three-legged pit bull is a survivor. The canine was found mangled in 2009 when federal investigators busted a massive dogfighting ring that spanned from Illinois to Texas. The raids resulted in the seizure of more than 400 dogs and numerous arrests. Animal welfare workers said Dharma wasn’t used in the dogfights but rather was left chained outside in rural Missouri to produce fresh litters of puppies. The dog’s abusers, they said, amputated one of her front legs. Suzanne Schemm, the dog’s adoptive owner, believes Dharma, now 5, is lucky to have escaped from an underground world where crimes…

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Adoptables: Joby

Joby is a perfect gentleman, sweet, well mannered and loyal. Joby is a happy and healthy 56 pound boy who loves attention and lots of... more

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