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Family dog sentenced to death under archaic Utah law

MURRAY, UT (May 24, 2017) -- Humane Society of Utah defends Santaquin family dog from death

 

A Santaquin, Utah family dog named Dexter has been sentenced to death under an archaic city ordinance. Dexter, a male 5-year-old Australian Shepherd, escaped the Bray family’s fenced backyard and allegedly bit a teenage girl. According to the police report, “the bite did not break any skin.” The Humane Society of Utah believes a death penalty is an overreaction based on the city ordinance’s broad definition of a vicious dog.

 

Clearfield cat named Sage dead, reward offered for information

MURRAY, UTAH (March 9, 2017) -- Search for information continues in extreme torture and death of pet cat

 

Sage, 6-year-old gray and white domestic cat owned by the Cassel family of Clearfield, Utah died March 9, around 4:45 p.m. at the Advanced Veterinary Care Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sage suffered extensive injuries from abuse when he went missing Sunday, March 5, and was found Wednesday, March 8, by owner China Cassel. His health declined rapidly and CPR was performed but Sage could not be revived.

 

SB 56 to ban gas chambers killed twice in House committee

MURRAY, UT (March 6, 2017) -- Animal Shelter Amendments bill fails despite free training and lower cost

 

For the third year in a row, a proposed bill to end the use of gas chambers for shelter animal euthanasia failed to pass the Utah Legislature. On March 3, 2017, the motion to recommend S.B. 56 - Animal Shelter Amendments sponsored by Sen. Peter Knudson and Rep. Lee B. Perry failed in the House Government Operations Committee with a vote of four yeas and four nays. The bill passed the Senate Floor with a 19-7 vote last month.

 

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