Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Animals and Society Institute - There is a link between acts of cruelty to animals and violence toward humans

Animals and Society Institute - There is a link between acts of cruelty to animals and violence toward humans

Pet DNA and CSI

This is great news. With animal cruelty a felony in most states, the more sophisticated the science becomes the more likely and reliable the convictions. Hope this encourages more law enforcement communities to take animal cruelty cases seriously.
In MA we have made great strides in that direction.

Pet DNA and CSI
To check out activities in MA visit www.havennetwork.org

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

AVOID USDA Licensed Dog Breeders

USDA regulates AGRICULTURE. You are seeking a family pet, a pup raised in a loving environment from the beginning. Properly socialized and prepared to live in a home. The first few weeks of a puppy's life a critically important in personality development. AVOID puppy farm/mill raised pups.
PupQuest explains on our puppy farm page.
http://www.pupquest.org/about-puppy-farms-mills.html

PETA explains in this great graphic.
Graphic explains why USDA licensed dog breeders should be avoided.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Victory! Animal Dealer's Owner, Manager Arrested on Hundreds of Felony Charges! | PETA.org

Let's support pet supply stores that DO NOT SELL any live animals.
Ferret, rodent, avian, reptiles, etc SUFFER in their "mills" as much as puppies do. Why is it that we don't seem to care? Even the largest humane organizations use and promote huge corporations that exploit animals. WHY?
Victory! Animal Dealer's Owner, Manager Arrested on Hundreds of Felony Charges! | PETA.org

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Coming to Your Town Soon—The Rising Animosity To Dogs (and Their People) | The Bark

Great article!
When I walk my large dog, he wants to greet everyone. He can't understand why some people walk by us as if he doesn't exist! I understand and I respect the fact that not everyone wants to meet him. Not everyone trusts dogs, not everyone wants shedding fur on their clothes and not everyone has to be invaded by my dog.

If you are taking your dogs places please keep them under control. Irresponsible owners are causing this Rise in Animosity to Dogs.
Coming to Your Town Soon—The Rising Animosity To Dogs (and Their People) | The Bark

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

PupQuest is proud to be featured in this Tufts Veterinary publication!

Thanks to write Genevieve Rajewski for remembering PupQuest!! We are proud to be considered a good research tool when selecting a dog!
Check us out on page 15!
http://www.tufts.edu/vet/publications/resources/tvm_14-2_summer_2013.pdf


Friday, June 14, 2013

A Cheetah - Hitting Top Speed

You might be wondering why we are sharing info on cheetah and not pups. Simple, cheetah are magnificent. Enjoy!

A Cheetah Can Get You Without Hitting Top Speed

Monday, May 20, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Penn Vet study finds pet store puppies come with increased risk | Penn Current

More science to back up what we already knew.......large scale commercial breeding facilities are BAD FOR DOGS. Call them puppy mills, puppy farms or commercial breeders  these places supply pet stores and are selling directly to consumers on the Internet. Visit PupQuest.org to learn how to avoid them.
Penn Vet study finds pet store puppies come with increased risk | Penn Current

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tennessee Walking Horse Barn Raided, Trainer Charged

I remember the first time I went to the BIG E in Springfield, MA. The first thing we saw as we entered the gates was an elephant ride. Yup, kids climbing onto an elephant's back for a walk around the area. Having spent a lot of time in Africa and not being a fan of captive wildlife, my heart broke.

Then we went to the horseshow. Full disclosure, I am a horseback rider, I have been riding since I was so young I have no memory of not being able to ride. The classes running at the time we entered the indoor arena were the BIG LICK saddleseat classes. I stood at the rail wanting to get a closer look at these horses, their oversized hooves, distorted fetlocks and pasterns, broken set tails, etc. My already broken heart started to bleed. The abuse and exploitation of these horses and the fact that they are rewarded in this riding discipline with blue ribbons is shameful.

Standing there so close to these magnificent animals it occured to me, I would rather be that elephant. A Sophie's choice indeed.
Read details in this HSUS profile.
Tennessee Walking Horse Barn Raided, Trainer Charged

Monday, April 22, 2013

Thanks, Nevada!

No breed specific laws for the state of Nevada!! Good for them. This is the only way we will ever get a handle on truly dangerous dogs. They must be evaluated individually not based on breed.
http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/25504/4020245

Saturday, March 30, 2013

WHY DO THESE TRAGEDIES KEEP HAPPENING?

Several dogs killed a young person in the UK recently. Read this thoughtful analysis by a qualified behaviorist and let us know what you think.
Thanks for being honest, Kelly.
http://www.dogstardaily.com/blogs/kelly-gorman-dunbar/fatal-dog-attacks-and-bsl

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

GPS FOR DOGS?!

Does your dog need a GPS?
Watch this video from PIX 11 in NYC. Years ago this reporter followed PupQuest adoption advice and found the perfect rescue dog! Now he has GPS!
http://www.youtube.com/embed/3hZfgo9B1FY?rel=0

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Berkshire Residents Dance Against Sexual Violence

Thanks to everyone who made our ONE BILLION RISING dance a success.
Berkshire Residents Dance Against Sexual Violence

For information about the connection between animal abuse and interpersonal violence visit www.havennetwork.org

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

MSPCA 2013 cosponsor request

Important bills we need to ask our Reps to cosponsor.
Please check out this link with info from the MSPCA

2013 cosponsor request

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Rex Trailer, host of ‘Boomtown’ TV show, dies at 84

PupQuest is truly saddened by this news. Rex was a friend not only to children with disabilities but to animals as well. His wife Cindy was a role model for PupQuest growing up, showing great compassion toward animals and promoting spay/neuter before it was popular.
Rex used to call me his second daughter and I loved him. His endless positive attitude was something I always admired. He loved his work, loved his students and loved his family and friends. Our hearts are with his family at this time and we know he and Cindy are together again.
As Rex used to sing to me when I was a little girl......"I love you a bushel and a peck, a bushel and a peck and hug around the neck........"
Rest in Peace.
Rex Trailer, host of ‘Boomtown’ TV show, dies at 84

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Do you believe in dog?: Dogs and babies: Not always cute

Thanks for this great article! Safety has to come first!

Do you believe in dog?: Dogs and babies: Not always cute: Hi Mia, Oh, Arf ! Based on the way I treated him, it's a good thing he was stuffed. I remember dragging him around by his leg (or maybe i...