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Leaving Pets In Cars Is a Lethal Issue

Leaving Pets in Hot Cars is a Lethal Issue By ASPCA President & CEO Matt Bershadker  Last month in New York City, a 12-year-old Yorkshire Terrier died after being accidentally locked in a car for hours. It was still morning—and not even summer—but the dog suffered from extreme heat-related injuries and, after being freed by NYPD officers, needed to be humanely euthanized by a veterinarian.  These accidents happen too often with consequences too tragic to be ignored or written off. In 2017 alone, animals who died after being trapped in cars include a Chihuahua in Florida, a Poodle in Connecticut, a French Bulldog in California, and a black Labrador in Calgary. And these are just the stories that made the news; thousands of animals suffer...

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Raising Awareness About Pet Leasing!

It’s Time to Stop Pet Leasing in New York By ASPCA President & CEO Matt Bershadker Who looks at a puppy and sees only an opportunity to make a buck? More people than you may realize. And just when you think the patchwork of cruel puppy mills across the country and the pet stores sustaining them couldn’t get worse, a new deceptive tactic has come to light that exploits not only pets, but people as well: Pet leasing. Pet stores have long used the emotional connection people feel towards puppies to lure customers in, but the cost to purchase those animals—often several thousands of dollars—may still deter purchasers. That’s why many pet stores, determined to make a sale, use an...

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