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Calif. Vet Proposes Animal Abuser Database

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (CBS) — San Francisco is considering keeping tabs on animal abusers, much the same way sex offenders are tracked. It would create a Megan’s law-type database for people who hurt pets.

Veterinarian Dr. Elliot Katz says, "There are always accidents but when you see something like that you know someone is playing target practice."

Katz couldn’t help think the worst when he heard about Max, a cat that had an arrow through part of his head. He is pushing the city of San Francisco to develop a data base to keep track of animal abusers.

Katz says, "Doing this sends a message in San Francisco that vulnerable beings that we take into our homes deserve to be protected from people who intend to harm or kill them."

The public database would work a lot like the Megan’s Law website. Convicted animal abusers would be required to enter their full name, address, picture and description of their crime.

Shelters and other adoption agencies would use the database to prevent a previous abuser from adopting.

Katz says, "It’s going to save a lot of animals from being injured or hurt by people who cant control their anger."

Suffolk county New York was the first in the nation to launch such a public database.

Dr. Katz says the idea came about after Michael Vick tried to adopt an animal after spending time is prison for running a dog fighting ring.

Katz says, "My God he wanted to adopt a dog and to me there was an outcry clearly he has aggression you have this little dog into the hands of someone who has uncontrollable anger. The animals can’t speak for themselves and you don’t want to let them have the chance to do it twice."

Source:  Today’s THV

April 15, 2011 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal Abandonement, animal abuse, Animal or Pet Related Stories, Animal Rights And Awareness, animals, Dogs, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, NO KILL NATION, Pet Friendship and Love, Pets, Political Change, Stop Animal Cruelty, Toughen Animal Abuse Laws and Sentences | , , , | 3 Comments

Dog Saves Owner – Campground closes after mountain lion attacks dog

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A campground in Cleveland National Forest has been closed tonight as authorities search for a mountain lion that mauled a dog earlier today as he tried to protect his owners.

William and Candy Morse were taking their black Labrador mix, Hogie, for a walk near the Blue Jay campground when a mountain lion appeared ahead of them on a trail at about 1 p.m., according to Orange County Sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino.

The attack occurred near the Falcon Crest gate off Ortega Highway, Amormino said. The lab intervened at the moment the cat was going to attack his owner, William, and probably saved his life.  William said he is sure that Hogie save his life and was moved to tears as he talked about the incident and the loyalty and bravery of his dog.

The dog underwent surgery at Clinton Keith Veterinary Hospital and received approximately 40 stitches. Hogie is doing well and has left the hospital.

The Morses rescued Hogie about 3-years ago just before he was to be euthanized.  Today Hogie rescued them.

By, Marion Algier/Ask MarionJust One More Pet

May 6, 2009 Posted by | Animal or Pet Related Stories, Animal Rescues, animals, Just One More Pet, Pets, Stop Euthenization, Success Stories | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments