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Police dog helps girl testify at sex assault trial in B.C. legal first
"VANCOUVER—A police dog has helped a 10–year–old girl endure the pain of testifying about an alleged sexual assault, and has become the first canine to assist a child during a trial in British Columbia.
Caber, a yellow Labrador retriever, rested peacefully in a bed and at the girl's feet, as she spoke in the witness box, while shielded by a screen in Surrey provincial court Tuesday.", May 29, 2015.

Service Pit Bull Wins Right to Attend Florida Boy's School
"'Congress specifically intended that individuals with disabilities not be separated from their service animals, even in schools,' the DOJ wrote.
Judge Bloom ruled that it was reasonable to expect the district to allow Stevie on campus 'in the same way a school would assist a non–disabled child to use the restroom, or assist a diabetic child with her insulin pump, or assist a physically disabled child employ her motorized wheelchair''."
Life With Dogs, February 26, 2015.

Dog's life saved thanks to new domestic violence law
"A new Massachusetts law intended to protect pets in cases of domestic violence has saved the life of its first dog.", November 28th, 2012.

Hard–Drive Sniffing Dog Helps Fight Child Porn
"New police dog Thoreau, who was given to the Rhode Island Internet Crimes Against Children task force by neighboring Connecticut state police, spent five months receiving specialized training on how to get the scent of hard drives, thumb drives, and other computer gear.
The task force has a special interest in finding such devices, as they're usually small enough to be hidden far out of sight by child pornogaphers. Dogs like Thoreau can join in on a search warrant, catching by scent well–hidden things an officer might miss. So far, Thoreau has already helped secure an arrest warrant on a suspect who had stashed a thumb drive filled with child porn deep within a metal filing cabinet."
News, July 08, 2014.

Indiana Cop Caught on Camera Abusing Police Dog
"A police officer in Hammond, Ind., has been placed on leave after he was filmed jerking a K-9 officer into the air by his collar and whipping the pooch with its own leash."
Daily News, May 02, 2014.

DMX Gets 90 Days for Animal Cruelty
KPHO, January 30, 2009

The Humane Society of Canada is Opposed to All Animal Fighting
Humane Society of Canada, August 17, 2009

Illegal ivory trade focus of biggest ever transnational wildlife crime operation in Africa co-ordinated by INTERPOL
Humane Society of Canada, December 01, 2009

Man jailed for killing dogs to avoid kennel, June 25, 2009

Pit bulls, Dobermans, Rottweilers banned from public housing
Daily News, April 29, 2009

Milwaukee weighs ban on pit bulls after attack
New York Daily News, January 26, 2009

Wildlife Smuggling Nets Big Bucks For Organized Crime
The Epoch Times, March 18, 2009

Dogfighting referee tied to Vick gets 13 years in prison, June 17, 2008

Dog killer plans move to city
The Gazette (Montreal), July 21, 2007

LA Man Given Four-Year Prison Term For Maiming Dog
The Associated Press, January 28, 2002

N.Y. Breeder Accused of Killing Dogs
The Associated Press, June 12, 2001

Sex Video: Animal Torturers Jailed
Sky News, May 28, 2002

Dog Bites Dog
The New York Times Magazine, September 29, 2002

'Stark Horror'
Toronto Sun, March 29, 2002

Teen Faces 15 Years in Prison If Convicted of Killing Llama, Abusing Another
Court TV, March 25, 2002

Coach Charged with Beheading Bird
The Associated Press, May 1, 2002

Ex-Guard Gets 1 Year For Killing Kittens
The Associated Press, March 22, 2002

Cruelty Law is One of Nation's Weakest
The Plain Dealer, January 7, 2002

Dismal End for Race Dogs, Alabama Authorities Say
The New York Times, May 23, 2002