Monday, December 15, 2008


Michael Vick's Dog on Today's Ellen

Georgia, one of 22 dogs rescued from Atlanta Falcon's quarterback Michael Vick's illegal dog-fighting ring, made an appearance today on the Ellen Degeneres Show.

Trainer John Garcia, star of the National Geographic Channel series Dogtown, taped the Ellen show with Georgia on Thursday.

Ellen and her partner, Portia de Rossi, are donating to Best Friends Animal Society, in lieu of holiday gifts for friends and family. Ellen is encouraging others to do the same. The Kanab, Utah animal sanctuary provides refuge to thousands of homeless animals.

Vick is now serving a 23-month prison sentence on a federal dog-fighting conspiracy charge.

Jet Blue Launches Petiquette Program

Now that the pet-friendly airline charges $100 one-way for each pet, Jet Blue wants your doggone business. The pet-friendly airline is now offering two bonus award points per flight so your cat or dog can start earning free flights. The airline is also selling a custom-made carrier co-designed by columnist Cindy Adams, founder of Jazzy Park Avenue Dog Products. The $45 carrier is available online at And through Dec. 30, customers can enter the 'JetBlue Pet Look-Alike' photo contest for a chance to win a trip for two to a top pet-friendly destination. The grand prize winner will receive roundtrip travel for two to any of the airline's 51 destinations, and four runner-ups will receive the JetPaws Pet Carrier and Pet Travel Kit.

HSUS Busts Three Animal Abuse Rings
It was a big week for the Humane Society of the Unites States, which helped bust three major animal abuse enterprises in three different communities in North America—a reported dogfighting don in North Carolina, a massive suspected cockfighting breeding operation on the north coast of California, and a puppy mill in Quebec. Read More

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