HB189 Fixes Ohio’s Dangerous Dog Law

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/9/2012

Update April 28, 2005: This bill has been sent to the Agriculture and Natural Resource Committee. Concerned dog owners need to contact their representative and the committee members below now.


By Richard Simmonds, DVM, MS | Published: 01/7/2012

Following graduation from veterinary school, and my “coerced” entry on active duty with the Air Force (there was something in those days called the Draft), my first assignment was at a research laboratory in Fairbanks,…

A Tribute to a Remarkable Man – Captain Arthur J. Haggerty December 3, 1931 - July 3, 2006

By Diane Makkinney | Published: 01/7/2012

Our dogs and dog owners everywhere lost a tremendous advocate on July 3, 2006, when Captain Arthur J. Haggerty - also known as “The Captain” or just “Cap” to his friends - passed away from cancer at the age…

The National Animal Interest Alliance Goes Viral

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/6/2012

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Sample veterinarian Letter

By Patti Strand | Published: 06/1/2010

Download the text of this letter (cut and paste the text into your document) and use it as a framework for writing a personal letter to your own veterinarian. This letter is the work product of Jim Efron who is a member of the AKC…

Financial Records for Animal Charities

By Patti Strand | Published: 02/25/2010

Financial records for animal charities / organizations. The Humane Society of The United States & PETA

Mandatory Spay/Neuter Laws a Misguided Approach to Stabilizing Pet Populations

By Patti Strand | Published: 02/22/2010

Many states and localities have considered laws mandating that pets be spayed or neutered. They typically stop short of effectively eliminating all dog and cat breeding by instituting a process whereby breeders must obtain licenses…

California Veterinarians against AB1634

By Patti Strand | Published: 12/25/2007

A growing number of California vets are speaking out against the so-called California Healthy Pets Act, AB 1634. As animal health professionals they are not convinced that AB 1634 will accomplish its stated goals. Instead they are…

300,000 Imported Puppies Prompt Rabies Concerns

By | Published: 10/24/2007

Just last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared victory over canine rabies in the United States—a fatal virus that kills 55,000 people a year globally.

Dog imports raise fears of a resurgence of disease

By Alan Gomez | Published: 10/21/2007

When animal shelters started going overseas to fill their emptying kennels, some worried the imported strays would bring foreign diseases and even rabies into the USA.

Letter outlines California veterinarians concerns

By Patti Strand | Published: 05/10/2007

We are licensed veterinarians in the State of California, and many of us are also members of the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA).  We OPPOSE AB1634 for several reasons, detailed below, but first and foremost,…

Breed specific cases

By Patti Strand | Published: 02/25/2006

This list represents a smattering of important breed specific cases. If you would like us to add more cases to this list, please send them to us at


By | Published: 09/7/2004

Good morning. It is a pleasure to be here representing the American Kennel Club at the National Animal Interest Alliance’s national conference on animal and environmental extremism.


By Anna Sadler | Published: 04/16/1996

How I wish I were a Country & Western songwriter. My mournful ballad would begin with a longing for the gool ol’ days when humane societies were actually humane, and when animal rights meant your beloved pet’s right…