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This State's Giving Abused Pit Bulls The Second Chance They Deserve

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green

It wasn't that long ago that lots of people -- including many prominent animal welfare groups -- thought dogs rescued from dogfighting busts couldn't ...

Why Pit Bull Prejudice Is 'An Injustice'

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green

Documentary maker Jeff Theman thinks it's downright un-American to deem a dog dangerous due to nothing more than the way it looks -- which is what hap...

For Shelter Pets, a Hurricane Katrina-Scale Disaster Is Happening Every Week

Francis Battista | Posted 07.03.2014 | Green
Francis Battista

The tax dollars of many animal lovers are being used to pay for the sanctioned killing of 3 - 4 million healthy pets every year in our nation's shelters. That's more than 9,000 healthy, adoptable dogs and cats every day: 9,000 lives, in the fullest sense of the word, are wasted every day.

This State Has Had It With Discrimination Against Pit Bulls

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green

Pit bull advocates will hereby know July 1 as "Dog Breed Independence Day" in South Dakota. On Tuesday, a law goes into effect that stops localiti...

Pit Bulls Are Not The Enemy

Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
Arin Greenwood

It is truly astonishing how many otherwise progressive people consider their prejudice against pit bulls to be perfectly reasonable, when the data shows it isn't.

2 More States May Give Abused Pit Bulls A Fighting Chance

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.20.2014 | Green

Biscuits and belly rubs for two state legislatures! Michigan and Delaware are both considering bills that would give abused pit bulls a fighting chanc...

Una Is Deaf And Tilts When She Walks. She'll Make A Great Pet.

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green

Una the dog was probably born deaf. The tilt in her walk is newer, likely from being hit in the head. Despite the congenital problems and the ones tha...

These Shelter Pets Have Been Waiting A Really Long Time For Someone To Take Them Home

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green

Why has Steve, a friendly, three-year-old mutt, spent nearly his whole life in a shelter? How about Cherry, the potbellied pig? Or Maxie the cat, whos...

Wanted: Good Home For Pig Who Likes Belly Rubs, Dogs And Purple Toenails

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.15.2014 | Green

Kirstyn Northrop Cobb would adopt Thelma Lou the potbellied pig if she could, but Cobb already has a full house, what with a half dozen dogs and her o...

Pack Your Trunks: Here Are 20 Perfect Trips For People Who Love Animals

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel

You're probably a lot like us: dreaming of that perfect getaway where you can cuddle with pandas, kiss cows and sleep with sloths. Let's add in some s...

No-Kill Animal Sheltering Is Coming Soon to a Community Near You

Francis Battista | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Francis Battista

In the age of social media and the transparency of everything, traditional sheltering and animal control models that essentially amount to population control by the sanctioned killing of homeless pets just do not stand up to scrutiny.

Arin Greenwood

Lawmakers May Finally Realize That You Shouldn't Discriminate Against Pit Bulls | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Who's a good legislature? You are, Maryland! This week, Maryland's General Assembly is holding a hearing on a piece of legislation that would undo ...

Oscar, the Pug in a Box

BJ Gallagher | Posted 02.23.2014 | Good News
BJ Gallagher

A man walked into the animal shelter, placed a small cardboard box on the counter and said, "I'm turning this dog in because he's old and can't walk anymore." The poor dog was a mess. It was apparent that his owner had let the dog's health deteriorate for months -- probably years -- and done nothing to get medical attention for his canine.

WATCH: Cute Kittens' 1st Day Outside

HooplaHa | Posted 09.14.2013 | Good News

Watch as these six adorable little balls of fur enjoy their first day outside in the beautiful summer sun! These cute and cuddly kittens are all re...

Fateful Ending For Puppy Mills Pet Store

Orange County Register | Mona Shadia | Posted 04.03.2013 | Los Angeles

MISSION VIEJO -- Barkworks at the Shops at Mission Viejo has closed its doors, the latest pet store in Orange County to shut down in recent months. T...

PHOTOS: Adopt A Kitten On National Hug Your Cat Day

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 05.30.2012 | Los Angeles

More than 17,000 healthy or treatable animals were killed in Los Angeles shelters last year. And while City Council members and Angelenos come togethe...

PHOTOS: These Dogs Need A Home Today

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 04.26.2012 | Los Angeles

More than 17,000 healthy or treatable animals were killed in Los Angeles shelters last year. And while City Council members and Angelenos come togethe...

Arin Greenwood

D.C. Pit Bulls Adoption Program Runs Out Of Funding | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.30.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- For the last year, Kirstyn Northrop Cobb's job has been to convince people in the D.C. area to adopt more pit bulls. The Washington Huma...

Why You Really Shouldn't Buy That Doggie In The Window

AP | By SUE MANNING | Posted 12.14.2011 | Green

LOS ANGELES -- More puppies are sold at pet stores during the holiday season than any other time of year. Now the American Society for the Prevention ...

As Athlete Makes Comeback, Recovery For Vick's Dogs Is Slow And Painful

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

KANAB, Utah (AP) — At the Pro Bowl this weekend in Hawaii, Michael Vick will start at quarterback – an unmistakable benchmark for what has...

Does Obama Owe Michael Vick's Dogs A Call Too?

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While Michael Vick's success this year has moved fans past his former transgressions, even garnering a phone call to Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie from P...

Cute/Ridiculous Animal Thing Of The Day: Dogs Celebrate Christmas!

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The best part about the holiday season is that no matter what race, religion or species you are, it's the time of the year for celebration. Exemplifyi...