Senior Editor Christi McDonald brings news of one Georgia community’s proposed spay/neuter ordinance and a vote in North Dakota that would have imposed a felony penalty for perpetrators of animal cruelty. As lawmakers attempt to legalize restrictions, local residents continue to speak out on issues that affect their animals as well as their livelihoods. Find out where voters have rejected the influence of outside special interest groups, and learn about two communities where the battle wages on against breed specific legislation.
The determined and fearless Doberman Pinscher is a veteran Working dog with an impressive record of service. A manufactured breed with a powerfully constructed body and elegant carriage, the Doberman has always had a job to do, even before it became a recognized purebred. Learn about the breed’s boisterous beginnings, and see how modern breeders have worked hard to refine both its temperament and its reputation.
Today is Veterans Day. Let’s be sure to take a moment to honor all the men, women and canine veterans who have served in the United States armed forces and dedicated so much of their lives so that we may all live in freedom.
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