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22 Jan 2015

Herring Creates 1st AG Unit for Animal Law

RICHMOND – Attorney General Mark Herring announced Thursday that his office is creating a unit to train and guide local law enforcement and state agencies on how to pursue cases involving animal welfare or abuse.

30 Jan 2014

Bill Seeks Compensation for Dog-Ravaged Livestock

By Jessi Gower Capital News Service RICHMOND — Livestock and poultry owners in rural areas of Virginia may find some solace in the coming weeks if Senate passes House Bill 54, which guarantees monetary compensation for owners whose livestock and poultry that have been killed or injured by dogs. Virginia is currently home to more […]

24 Jan 2014

‘Bailey’s Law’ Awaits Senate Vote

By Jessi Gower Capital News Service RICHMOND – More than 100 animal rights activists met on the Capitol grounds Jan. 23 to rally and show support for a pet “lemon law.” Senate Bill 228 would require pet dealers to fully disclose all breeder and health information for each animal, and guarantee that the animal will […]

14 May 2013

Some Howling over Dangerous Dogs Registry

There are more than 400 dogs in the Virginia Dangerous Dogs Registry, a list of animals that have attacked someone or hurt or killed another dog or cat.

14 May 2013

Should State Publicize List of Animal Abusers?

Virginia already has a registry for “dangerous dogs” – animals that have attacked other pets or people. So how about having a registry for people who abuse animals? That’s what some animal welfare advocates would like.

14 May 2013

Map: Where the ‘Dangerous Dogs’ Lie

This map and data set show the number of “dangerous dogs” in each county and city of Virginia.

13 May 2013

Slideshow: Pit Bull Owner Disputes Stereotypes

Sarah Burns of Chesterfield County discusses the pit bull that she adopted: “She’s really sweet.”