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Jan 23, 2006

Dear Animal Advocate,

We hope your holiday season was restful and filled with peace and joy! It has been anything but peaceful for us, but most of the excitement is good!

in this issue
  • New Ally Against Animal Cruelty
  • Server Migration/Technical Issues
  • New Resource to Combat Dog-Fighting
  • Recent Animal Cruelty Reports

  • New Ally Against Animal Cruelty

    Mark Kumpf, Superintendent of Animal Services for Newport News, Virginia was recently elected to the board of directors of San Diego based Pet-Abuse.Com.

    To learn more about all of the wonderful skills Mark brings to the table, click here.

    Server Migration/Technical Issues

    Some of you may know, we recently migrated to a new, faster and more secure webserver at the beginning of the year. While the transition was mostly a smooth one, we have run into a few glitches along the way, which we have been addressing as we go.

    This webserver was built from the ground up, thanks to your continued financial support and a special grant from Buchanan Foster Pet Care in Aberdeen, Maryland - and it will result in better security and services to you.

    That said, please bear with us for the next week or so. We're nearing the end of a very long to-do list for the server, but we're not 100% done yet. If you run into website errors, glitches, or anything else that just seems "off", please drop us a line and let us know.

    As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

    New Resource to Combat Dog-Fighting

    While the Internet age has helped animal advocates make incredible strides, it has also facilitated in the sharing of information among criminals. Just as those who strive to protect animals continue to become more web-savvy, so do those they are trying to stop.

    In response to this overwhelming problem, Pet-Abuse.Com has launched a new resource to help law enforcement combat illegal dog-fighting.

    Dogfighters.Org, a perpetual work in progress, is designed to grow and evolve as new information is learned.

    In order to protect the information we have compiled, access to the restricted areas of the site is limited to members of law enforcement, prosecuting attorneys and animal cruelty task forces - however access is completely free, so be sure to pass this along to your local law enforcement.

    Instructions are listed on the sign-up page regarding how to submit your information for validation and gain approval to access the restricted areas. And of course, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to e-mail us.

    Recent Animal Cruelty Reports

    US case Eureka, CA - Dog shot by neighbor with bb gun: January 22, 2006
    A man who allegedly shot a neighbor's dog with a BB gun in Orick on...

    US case Panhandle, TX - Pig farm - pigs being beaten until dead: January 18, 2006
    United States Humane Society officials on January 18, 2006 accused owners of a Panhandle pig...

    US case Birmingham, AL - Dog tied outside humane society, in rain and cold: January 17, 2006
    A dog is recovering at the Greater Birmingham Humane Society after someone left her there,...

    UK case North Smithfield, EN - Cat killed by angry father in front of children: January 17, 2006
    Anthony G. Perry, 25, of 484 Victory Highway, was arrested on January 17, 2006 at...

    US case Clermont, FL - Dog fatally beaten with baseball bat: January 17, 2006
    Police have arrested a man on a charge that he used a baseball bat to...

    US case Hollywood, CA - 20 sick cats, 1 dead discovered in apartment: January 17, 2006
    On January 17, 2006, an animal-welfare organization served a search warrant in North Hollywood and...

    US case Dewitt, NY - Hoarding - 120 cats removed from home: January 17, 2006
    SPCA animal cruelty investigators say they first knew there was something wrong when a bank...

    US case Crucible, PA - Chained dog beaten to death with hammer: January 16, 2006
    A teacher is accused of beating a dog to death in Cumberland Township in Greene...

    US case Jackson, MS - Injured dog locked in closet, abandoned: January 16, 2006
    On January 16, 2006, a dog was found locked in a closet in a west...

    US case Kansas City, MO - 7 puppies abandoned on roadway: January 15, 2006
    Some Missouri residents are wondering who was careless enough to abandon seven dogs along a...

    US case Montgomery, AL - Dog fatally shot in front yard: January 15, 2006
    Police were unable to locate three juveniles January 15, 2006 morning who may have been...

    US case Phoenix, AZ - 8 week dog slung into traffic by rope around neck: January 15, 2006
    A 23-year-old Phoenix man was arrested January 15, 2006 on charges that he tied a...

    US case Springfield, OR - Cat shot with bb gun: January 14, 2006
    On January 14, 2006, at 2100 block L St., a female reported that her cat...

    US case Baton Rouge, LA - Cat mutilated, used for animal sacrifice: January 14, 2006
    The bloody remnants of an apparent animal sacrifice at a BREC park on January 14,...

    US case San Jose, CA - Dog fatally stabbed by intoxicated guardian: January 14, 2006
    According to the Campbell Police blotter, a pit bull was stabbed to death about 11:30...

    Thank you for your ongoing support - without you, the work we do would not be possible. As always, please feel free to crosspost this newsletter and forward it on to other animal advocates that may be interested.

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