I am the author of "MAGGIE the Dog Who Changed My Life" and "FINAL YEARS Stories of Parent Care, Loss and Lives Changed." My hope is to increase awareness of animal intelligence, emotions, & the special relationship between humans & animals. Covers pet loss, puppy mill awareness, pet health, animal rescue, the spiritual bond between animals & humans, & their sixth sense way of reading us. Born out of my special bond with my black lab, Maggie.
MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Dogs’ DNA Used to Track Their Abusers: 17 Plead Guilty in Dog Fighting Case
ST. LOUIS — "Scientists and animal rights advocates have enlisted DNA evidence to do for man’s best friend what the judicial system has long done for human crime victims. They have created the country’s first dog-fighting DNA database, which they say will help criminal investigators piece together an abused animal’s history by establishing ties among breeders, owners, pit operators and the animals themselves."' Read the full story in the New York Times
According to Care2, 17 abusers in the multi-state dog-fighting raid last July have plead guilty as a result of dogs' DNA evidence.