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Reminder: VDACS Charitable Organization Form 102 Due May 15!

To all Virginia nonprofits, this is a reminder that May 15 is the deadline to renew your Form 102 with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs. 80 more words

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Operation Socialization Guest Blog, Part 2: Contracts and Waivers

Don’t miss Part 2 of my “Are You Covered” guest blog series with Operation Socialization!  The series is designed to help trainers think about the business end of training, and give pointers about protecting their businesses. 88 more words

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Canine Al Capone? Tax Evasion May Not Give Authorities Grounds to Seize Dogs from Puppy Mills

Virginia and Kristin Garwood operated Breezy Valley Dairy Farm in Mauckport, Indiana, a family farm that had been in the Garwood family for thirty years. In 2007, the rising price of grain and falling price of milk put the farm in financial jeopardy. 1,009 more words

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Shifting Winds on the Puppy Mill Problem

Over-population of companion animals is a huge problem, and puppy mills are the big bad boys contributing to this over-population dilemma. Puppy mills are not an issue due to just sheer numbers. 469 more words

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How Do I Find A Good Rescue?

Data provided by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs (VDACS) demonstrate how vital rescues are to animal welfare. In Virginia in 2010, rescues accounted for 10,816 stray, seized, transferred and surrendered animals. 776 more words

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Major Steps Forward: Maryland Passes Several Animal Rights Bills

The Maryland General Assembly just finished its session this week, taking major steps forward with several animal rights bills.

  • HB 227/SB 115 authorizes a court to prohibit a defendant from owning, possessing or residing with an animal as a condition of probation for specific violations concerning animal abuse, neglect or cruelty. 
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