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Agencies Receive ASPCA Award for Efforts to Stop Dog Fighting

The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) announced the first recipients of the "ASPCA Champion for Animals" award, coinciding with National Dog Fighting Awareness Day.

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New Jersey Police Find 67 Puppies in Van

Paramus, NJ, police overnight Monday found 67 puppies packed into small metal crates in a van parked behind a pet store owned by a businessman already facing animal cruelty charges.

Minnesota Deputy Pleads Guilty to Beating K-9 Partner

The deputy was placed on administrative leave after the incident, which occurred on June 15 at Black Bear Casino and Resort, where he was staying with other sheriff's deputies for K9 certification trials. More Here.

Minnesota Deputy Pleads Guilty to Beating K-9 Partner

The deputy was placed on administrative leave after the incident, which occurred on June 15 at Black Bear Casino and Resort, where he was staying with other sheriff's deputies for K9 certification trials.

Former Baltimore Officer Acquitted of Dog Killing Charge

Judge Melissa M. Phinn said the state did not present adequate evidence that proved Jeffrey Bolger, 50, was responsible for the death of a seven-year-old Shar-Pei named Nala, when he slit the dog's throat in June 2014. Bolger was charged with mutilating an animal, animal cruelty, and misconduct in office.

Video: Kansas Man Attacks Officer by Swinging Small Dog on a Leash

A Park City, Kansas, man is facing a charge of animal cruelty after police say he tried to swing a small dog on a leash as a weapon to attack a police officer.

California Criminalizes Hurting Volunteer Police Animals

California laws that punish people who injure police horses and dogs in the line of duty now extend to volunteer law enforcement animals.

Massachusetts Police Advise Public Not to Drunkenly Chase Bears with Hatchets

"The North Adams Police Department is urging everyone to NOT chase bears through the woods with a dull hatchet, drunk," the post said.

ASPCA Poll Reveals LEOs Lack Resources, Training to Properly Address Dog Fighting

A nationwide poll of law enforcement released today by the ASPCA exposes serious obstacles for law enforcement to investigate one of the most horrific forms of animal cruelty—dog fighting.

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Tampa Officers Rescue Dog Found Shot, Tied To Railroad Tracks

Tampa, Fla., police stopped an oncoming train moments before it struck a dog that was tied to the tracks and had been shot three times.