Arin Greenwood
Arin Greenwood is HuffPost's animal welfare editor. Arin is a former lawyer (J.D. from Columbia Law School, member of the New York Bar), life long animal lover, and devoted fan of cats who run for public office.

Her first novel, Tropical Depression -- based on her five-odd, sometimes very odd, years living on a small island near Guam -- was published by teeny indie publisher Back Porch Books in 2011. Her second book, a comic young adult mystery called Save The Enemy, was published by Soho Teen in November 2013.

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뉴욕 대법원이 침팬지를 '법적인 인간'으로 인정했다고? 환호하기에는 이르다

(1) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 2:40 PM

의료 연구용으로 감금된 침팬지 두 마리의 변호에 나선 변호사들은 지난 월요일에 발표된 결정문을 축하하고 있다. 그런데 일부 법조계 전문가들은 변호사들과 동물단체들의 자축 행위가 시기상조 일 수 있다고 지적한다.

비영리 단체 ‘비인간 인권 프로젝트 (Nonhuman Rights Project – NRP)’의 변호사들은 스토니브룩 뉴욕주립대학 연구실에 갇힌 헤라클레스와...

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A Couple Hundred Bulldogs Got Together For An Insanely Cute Party

(20) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 11:31 AM

At this party, the dogs eat first.

On April 11, at the 4th annual Bullie Que festival, sweet spoiled dogs got even more special treatment than usual. Nearly 300 people and about 200 dogs -- mostly bulldogs, but a few Frenchies and pugs sneaked in, too -- gathered in...

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Ridiculously Adorable Chihuahua And Kitten BFFs Need A Permanent Home

(39) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 10:01 AM

Chip and Adele are two tiny critters with one gigantic piece of news: The famous Chihuahua and kitten BFFs are going on the market for a permanent home.

"Whoever adopts them will be very lucky to have them," says Natalie Buxton, who has been fostering the pair since...

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Woman Recalls Saving Pit Bull The Day Of His Scheduled Euthanization

(142) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 3:25 PM

Kilo the pit bull was about to see the end of his life at a local animal shelter, when Candice Miller brought him home.

"Rescued in literally his last hour," Miller says.

Kilo's great now! Photo credit: Candice Miller

The brown and white doggie had arrived...

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Did A Court Just Recognize Chimpanzees As 'Legal Persons'? It Depends Who You Ask

(107) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 1:26 PM

Lawyers suing for the freedom of two chimpanzees used in biomedical research are celebrating a court order issued on Monday. But some legal professionals caution that their excitement is premature.

Attorneys for nonprofit legal advocacy group Nonhuman Rights Project are asking the New York Supreme...

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Animal Advocates Call For Action Against Vet Who Allegedly Killed Cat With Bow And Arrow (UPDATED)

(417) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 6:10 PM

UPDATE: April 22 — The Austin County Sheriff's office has finished its investigation, and Texas veterinarian Kristen Lindsey's case is now with Austin County District Attorney Travis J. Koehn.

Koehn said in a news release that his “office will carefully review this matter, as we do...

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Abraham Lincoln Obsessed Over His Dog Just Like You Do

(24) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 10:06 AM

When he was elected to the White House in 1860, Abraham Lincoln left his beloved dog Fido with friends.

And it turns out Lincoln was like more than a few of us whose pets have run of the house these days: He also left to those friends the...

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11 Important Facts You Need To Know About The Cat Circus. Yes, The Cat Circus!

(7) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 2:25 PM

These touring feline circus performers leap. They jump through hoops. They play instruments!

And sometimes the members of the Chicago-based "Amazing Acro-Cats" quit doing tricks altogether and just go wandering out into the audience. But that's fun, too.

The troupe was founded by the cats' owner, animal...

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Dog Saved From 'Death Row' Nurses Orphaned Raccoons

(27) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 3:58 PM

A few days after Crystal Crotwell's new foster dog, Piper, gave birth to four puppies in February, she got a call about two baby raccoons whose mother had been killed.

It wasn't a great time to be taking in more animals -- Crotwell has appendix cancer and lives with...

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New Poll Shows America Is Realizing The Truth: CAT PEOPLE ARE AWESOME

(165) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 10:20 AM

We're on the verge of kitten season, that meow-gical time of year when animal shelters are overflowing with felines who need new homes.

If you've been holding off on taking in one of these goofy, smart, affectionate little creatures out of fear your friends and family might think...

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Dog Fighting Is A Huge Problem, And Many Cops Agree We Need To Do More About It

(44) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 11:13 PM

A recent survey by the ASPCA found that most law enforcement officers think dog fighting is a severe crime. However, fewer than a quarter agree their “department has the necessary resources and training to effectively investigate dog fighting cases in [their] community.”

"We’re seeing an increased interest and awareness of...

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Cuando su humano quedó atascado en el lodo, este perro heroicamente ayudó a rescatarlo

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 5:36 PM

He aquí un buen recordatorio: cuando salgas de casa, siempre lleva tu celular, y siempre lleva a tu perro.

Un hombre quedó atrapado en aguas enlodadas el fin de semana pasado en el Buck Creek State Park en Springfield, Ohio, mientras derribaba unos refugios camuflados, como los que...

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Truck Driver Vows To Fight After 'World's Sweetest Animal' Taken Under Pit Bull Ban

(171) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 1:42 PM

Truck driver Nathan Stewart adopted Sophie, a 5-year-old pit bull, from an Iowa shelter in December as a Christmas gift to himself. He told the Huffington Post she's an ideal travel companion for driving around the country as he does, because she's friendly and smart but her intimidating looks might...

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'Puppies Are Dicks' Hilariously Makes The Case That Old Dogs Rule

(1) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 2:07 PM

Let's get something straight: we aren't the ones dissing puppies here. That's Eric and Sara Sims, authors of the new book "Puppies Are Dicks: Adopt An Older Dog."

puppies are dicks

But we have to admit, the pair make a hilariously compelling case. Not just...

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주인을 펄밭에서 구한 충성스런 반려견(동영상)

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2015 | 3:01 PM

앞으로 집 밖으로 나갈 때는 휴대폰을 챙기고 지갑을 챙기고 마지막으로 개를 챙겨 나가라.

오하이오 스프링필드의 '벅 크릭 주립공원' 펄 밭에 발이 빠진 한 남자는 휴대전화로 911을 불렀다. 그러나 구조대가 도착했을 때의 상황은 난감했다. 그 사이 물이 빠지면서 구호정이 들어가기엔 물이 너무 얕아진 것. 게다가 사람이 들어갔다가는 자칫...

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Here's What Can Happen To Those Unwanted Easter Bunnies And Chickens

(80) Comments | Posted April 4, 2015 | 11:00 AM

What happens to all those bunnies and chicks that are given out for Easter?

For one thing, lots of them end up in animal shelters once kids run out of interest in their fluffy new pets. That's why many animal welfare advocates advise sticking to chocolate,

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Pit Bull And His Blind BFF Get Adopted Together, Prove There's A Home For Everyone

(36) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 11:06 AM

A pit bull named Hercules and his best friend Muellas, a blind rat terrier, have beaten some remarkable odds. They've been adopted. Together.

Jodi Hamilton, spokeswoman for Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control in Indiana, says these two had more than a little downside after being brought to...

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When His Human Got Stuck In Mud, This Pooch Heroically Helped Fish Him Out

(19) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 4:35 PM

Here's a good reminder: when leaving home, always bring your cell phone, and always bring your dog.

A man got stuck in the mud and water last weekend at Buck Creek State Park in Springfield, Ohio while taking down duck blinds, the covers that hunters use to stay...

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Dog Who Walks On Her Elbows Saved From Likely Euthanization, Thanks To Volunteers

(41) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 2:21 PM

Sheba the dog's bent front legs don't quite work, though her happy tail moves at double speed.

And when all the way up in New York City, Stacey Silverstein and Jackie O'Sullivan saw footage of Sheba at a high-kill shelter in the South, they just had to save her...

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Kiki, A Pit Bull Who Uses A Wheelchair, Has A Can-Do Spirit And Needs A Forever Home

(25) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 12:17 PM

Most mornings, Kiki the pit bull wakes up to her foster mom, Kara Severson, singing her show tunes from the couch. She sleeps there so the dog -- whose back legs don't work, likely from a neurological condition -- can snooze next to her person.

"My couch is low...

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