In another move to privatize some longtime city functions, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to hand over management of a Mission Hills animal shelter to a nonprofit group.
Under the plan, Best Friends Animal Society will provide adoption and spay and neuter services at the Northeast Valley Animal Care Center, built three years ago for more than $19 million but never fully staffed because of budget cuts.
Seth MacFarlane, creator of the hit animation series "Family Guy," "American Dad" and the "Cleveland Show," is paying tribute to his mother by teaming up with Heaven on Earth Society for Animals, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit.
On the year anniversary of his mother's death, Seth MacFarlane and Heaven on Earth Society for Animals announce the establishment of Perry’s Place — The Perry MacFarlane Sanctuary at Heaven on Earth.
It's difficult to resist petting these hard workers. But Freedom Service Dogs have a job to do. And the Englewood, Colo.-based organization that trains the canines and pairs them with people with disabilities who can benefit from these working dogs' help ensure that they're able to do that job.
Bills aimed at blocking the release of videos taken by activist groups of conditions in confined animal feeding operations are being considered by state legislatures in Iowa, Minnesota and Florida.
At issue are undercover operations by activist groups like the Humane Society of the United States, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Mercy for Animals and documentary filmmakers that produce videos showing cattle being bludgeoned to death, baby chickens being shepherded into grinders and unsanitary conditions.
PETA, known for its graphic stunts with bleeding carcasses and naked models, is shifting its strategy. Its new approach is less about disrupting events from the outside and more about educating the fashion industry from the inside, says Dan Mathews, PETA senior vice president of campaigns.
PETA's move comes at a time when the high-end fashion industry is pushing fur heavily. A parade of pelts strutted down the runways of New York, Milan and Paris in recent weeks.
Jane Hoffman, president of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, discusses her organization and its fundraising initiatives.
AFP CEO Paulette Maehara shares her thoughts on Convio's positive 2010 Holiday Giving Survey findings.
The RSPCA is to tweet animal emergencies all day, with followers getting the chance to view the wide range of calls the charity receives.
The RSPCA's cruelty line received more than 1.25m phone calls last year and, on average, the charity responds to about 1,000 incidents a day.
RSPCA inspector Tony Woodley set up the Twitter account feed as he wanted to publicise the work of the RSPCA's 288 inspectors, 119 animal welfare officers and 74 animal collection officers.