U.S. Senate Passes Federal Anti-Cruelty Bill

Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act Headed to the President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act by unanimous consent. The bill, led by U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), would establish the first federal anti-cruelty law. The House of Representatives also recently passed a companion bill, led by Reps. Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL), and now the measure goes to President Trump for his signature.

“The U.S. is far overdue to establish a federal anti-cruelty law,” said Holly Gann, director of federal affairs at Animal Wellness Action and the Animal Wellness Foundation. “We as a nation should have no tolerance for animal abuse, and the PACT Act will allow federal authorities to stop heinous crimes when they occur on the federal level. We applaud Senators Toomey and Blumenthal for their tremendous work to shepherd this bill to passage in the Senate.”

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Program Pairing California Convicts With Shelter Dogs Gives Former Inmates a Path, Purpose on the Outside

POSTED 11:19 PM, NOVEMBER 19, 2019, BY 

A nonprofit working in California prisons to pair unadoptable dogs with incarcerated trainers helps give convicts a path and purpose after their release.

Jason Mori — once featured on America’s Most Wanted — now runs K9BreakThru, an Orange County-based dog behavior rehabilitation and training company.

And after serving seven years, Troy McDaniel of Oakland learned from famed “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan before founding his own business, Packrunner.

The Marley’s Mutts Pawsitive Change Prison Program is currently operating in four California correctional facilities but hopes to expand.

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Former Inmate From San Fernando Valley Shares How Dog Rehabilitation Program Turned His Life Around Post-Incarceration

POSTED 12:03 AM, NOVEMBER 19, 2019, BY 

A former inmate who had initially faced four life sentences in prison is now the owner of a successful dog training business after being inspired by Marleys Mutts, an organization the San Fernando Valley native participated in behind bars that matches inmates and shelter dogs with behavior problems for mutual rehabilitation. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Nov. 18, 2019.

For more information about Daniel Robinson’s dog training, visit his website.

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