RRTA

Rapid Response Team for Animals

Received Report About Dog in Danger in Elkton, Kentucky

We have received word from someone near Nashville, TN that they gave a trusted friend their dog as they needed someone to watch him.  The dogs name is Myles and he is microchipped and all up to date on shots.  Unfortunately, the friend sent the owner of the dog a picture of himself getting high Read more about Received Report About Dog in Danger in Elkton, Kentucky[…]

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Message Boards

Please make sure to utilize the new message boards that have been made available at www.rrta.org/talk We have even setup a contest to help inspire people to start posting!   This is a great way to find other like minded people to talk to and also for us to help find out about issues and increase Read more about Message Boards[…]

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Recap: California Became the First State to Require Pet Stores Only Sell Rescue Animals Rather than Breeders

Hopefully by now you have heard the good news, one state has decided to take the lead in animal adoptions, California.   Yes they are now requiring that pet stores sell only rescue animals, not those from breeders.  This could potentially be a game changer for many local animal shelters/ rescues, in that rather than money Read more about Recap: California Became the First State to Require Pet Stores Only Sell Rescue Animals Rather than Breeders[…]

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Little Boy Uses His Allowance to Save a Pitbull, but then Something Amazing Happens

Charleston, South Carolina.  Have you heard about the boy who used his allowance to adopt a dog?  Well it turns out it gets better, he not only used his allowance to adopt one but he got another as well.  Two pitbull’s were adopted, Tank and Penelope, and we can only hope that his friends and Read more about Little Boy Uses His Allowance to Save a Pitbull, but then Something Amazing Happens[…]

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Stray Animals in Cities

I don’t think enough people care to take notice of stray animals as they should, but I do believe that social media is changing ever so slowly in some areas.   There are parts of the US where the problem with stray animals is much worse than others. Did you know that 25% of dogs that Read more about Stray Animals in Cities[…]

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Zeus the Pitbull in Louisiana

Zeus was a pitbull that we were asked to help with, and we actually didn’t need to do much in spreading the story because of the amount of support the family had in helping the dog’s case.  The petition and the impact of social media had a large impact on this ending positively for the Read more about Zeus the Pitbull in Louisiana[…]

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Why Get a Dog from the Shelter?

Shelter dogs are among the best dogs to get vs a breeder.  Sure one can always make the argument that they are not likely purebred, however some can be.  It all comes down to what you are wanting out of your pet.  It has been shown in numerous instances that shelter pets, or mixed breed Read more about Why Get a Dog from the Shelter?[…]

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Breed Specific Legislation…What is it?

Breed specific legislation, more commonly referred to as BSL, as drastically become a controversial topic in the last several years.   You often see viral posts of pitbulls or other breeds that are marked as aggressive after a dog within the breed does something terribly wrong.  Most of the time though, this comes down to owners Read more about Breed Specific Legislation…What is it?[…]

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