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Pets

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    City of Miami Might Ban Stores From Selling Puppies

    The city of Miami is looking into the idea of banning the sale of puppies. It's not that the city commission doesn't like puppies and wants to make the city some sort of dystopian puppy-free police state. They like puppies a lot. In fact, that's why they're toying with the idea of banning stores fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Miami-Dade County Commission Wants To Crack Down on Puppy Mills

    The "puppy mill" regulation wave continues. Last week, in a move that mirrors several other recent initiatives, Miami-Dade County commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance aimed at cracking down on unethical commercial pet sales. "We're going as far as we legally can to regulate an industry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Pit Bulls Make For Great Babysitters (If You Want to Get Arrested)

    It's a damn shame that pit bulls are banned in Miami-Dade County, because in the rest of the state they're the hot new babysitting trend. Forget teenage girls with braces. A pit bull is never going to eat all your chips, charge pay-per-view movies to your cable bill, or sneak her boyfriend in after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Florida Man Arrested After Four Kittens Found In His Freezer

    Rodney J. Blanchard had a guest over at his home whom he asked to get a beer out of the freezer. When the woman opened the ice box door instead of finding brewskies, she found four small kittens. Blanchard, a 49-year-old St. Petersburg resident, has now been arrested on four charges of animal cruelt ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 25, 2012
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    October 16, 2012

    University of Florida Has Been Overtaken by Feral Cats

    The University of Florida's Gainesville campus is starting to resemble the smelly apartment of an old cat lady. The school has been overtaken by more than 100 feral cats, and it's ignited a war on campus over what to do with them. While the school current's policy could lead to many of the cats bein ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 20, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Miami-Dade's Pit Bull Ban is Heading to the Ballot in August

    It's official: the decision about whether or not to overturn Miami-Dade County's controversial 23-year-old ban on pit bulls will be decided by voters in August. County commissioners voted 11-1 to last night to put the referendum on the August 14 ballot.

  • Calendar

    April 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Pit Bull Ban Lives On in Miami-Dade As Repeal Falls One Vote Short in Tallahassee

    ​A full month before the season kicks off, Mark Buehrle is close to taking his first loss in Miami. The new Marlins ace is celebrity spokesman number one for pit bulls and the activists trying to overturn Miami-Dade's two-decade ban on the dog breed. Along with his wife, he's vocally pushed for la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Seven Reasons Your Cat Hates The Internet

    ​They're snuggly. They're snooty. They're hilarious. Is it any wonder our Internet tubes are clogged with cats? They're like a living, breathing, addictive substance -- one huff, and you become a raging Elmyra: "I'm gonna hug you and kiss you and love you forever!"We estimate that for more than a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Miami-Dade's Pit Bull Ban May Finally End With Bills in Florida Senate and House

    ​When the Miami Marlins splashed $58 million last month to land ace Mark Buehrle, diehard Fish fans weren't the only ones celebrating. Pit bull advocates in the Florida's only county that bans the breed also did cartwheels, because Buehrle -- who owns a pit bull named Slater and lamented publicly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    PurebredBreeders.com Accused By Humane Society Of Selling Sick Dogs From Puppy Mills

    via Purebredbreeders.com​From its South Florida headquarters, Purebredbreeders.com matches up thousands of pet lovers around the country every week with purebred puppies through a "network of responsible and professional dog breeders" that sell "happy and healthy" canines, according to the company ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Five Teacup Puppies Stolen from Bird Road Pet Store

    ​Five teacup puppies, valued at a total of $4,100 and countless immeasurable units of adorableness, were snatched from the Puppy Dream pet store on Bird Road this weekend. The store's cameras caught an unidentified woman committing the unspeakable crime of grand theft cute.

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Watch the Premiere Episode of LeBron James' Cartoon Show

    ​It's been a busy few days for LeBron James: he became a minority owner of one of the biggest soccer team in the world, his mom got arrested, he lost to the Bucks last night, and now the premiere episode of his animated YouTube series, The LeBrons, has hit the web. Check out the show, and it's pos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Disease Epidemic Forces Miami-Dade Animal Services to Temporarily Suspend Many Services

    ​Following an outbreak of infectious diseases in the animal shelter, Miami-Dade Animal Services has announced that they will temporarily suspend numerous services for "no more than two weeks, effective immediately." The shelter will no longer accept the intake of any new dogs. Most stray dog pick- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    More Than Half of America's Pets are Fat

    ​America's ever expanding weight problem: not just for humans anymore!According to The Wall Street Journal, more than 50 percent of America's pet cats and dogs are now considered overweight, with about one fifth considered obese. You guys, despite what the comic page says, you are NOT actually sup ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Three More Cases of Miami Beach Hookworm Blamed on Cat Poop

    ​Feral cats using the sands of Miami Beach as a giant communal litter box has led to an increasing outbreak of hookworm. The Miami-Dade Department of Health has confirmed that three new cases of hookworm have appeared in humans. Great, we've now got hookworm, cholera and dengue fever war ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    No More Raw Milk at Florida Whole Foods, the Company Explains Their Decision, Kind Of

    via wikimedia​Cooked milk, get your cooked milk.Whole Foods Market has officially dropped raw milk from its shelves in Florida.Raw Milk is milk that has not been pasteurized or homogenized. Pasteurization is a heating process meant to kill bacteria, and homogenization is the process of making the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Cesar Canine Cuisine Invades Miami and Gives Your Dog an Intimate Restaurant Experience

    via chinadaily.comOh no I couldn't possibly finish. Have the waiter bring me a doggy bag.​Next time your bitch starts complaining about a lousy meal treat her like a pimp (or pimpette) and slap her with a rolled up newspaper, (that goes for your son of a bitch too). Or you could take her out and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Red Tape Entangles a Canine-Lovin' Samaritan

    Wikimedia CommonsRed tape makes this puppy sad.Robbie Coy, founder of Homestead's Sabbath Memorial Dog Rescue operation, includes in his adoption contracts a clause stating that the new owners cannot leave the animals leashed outside. So inn November, 2007, when Coy was driving by an adopter's home ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 21, 2009
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    May 19, 2009

    Pit Bull Lovers Fight Miami-Dade's Ban, Hustle Dogs To Broward

    Mary is a 38-year-old stay at home mom. She loves animals. And, in the eyes of Miami-Dade Animal Services, she's a criminal.via Wikimedia CommonsThat's because Miami-Dade is Death Row for pit bulls, thanks to a 20-year-old county-wide law banning the whole breed. Animal Services kills hundreds of pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Magic City Kitty - Can I Have Doggie Sex?

    Hello, Kitty I am a 51-year-old housewife; my husband is the same age and I love him to death. But we rarely have sex. We just recently adopted a Japanese Akita from friends who were moving out of state, and he's really a handful. He's completely hyperactive and shows his affection by grabbing hold ... More >>

  • Film

    October 9, 2008
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    April 4, 2008
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    April 2, 2007

    R.I.P., Ernesto

    This is Ernesto's story. I don't know where it begins because I didn't know him then. When we met, Ernesto was an old man, a veteran of the streets around my South Beach apartment but clearly once an indoor cat — his front claws had been clipped. Someone had pushed him out and closed the d ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 15, 2007
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    November 7, 2006

    Trust the Voters, Help the Greyhounds

    Throw me a bone, willya? Incredibly, last year, when the voters of Miami-Dade County were offered the opportunity to vote in favor of allowing parimutuel wagering at the greyhound torture grounds known as the Flagler Dog Track, they turned the gambit down. Allowing OTB to set up shop at the falte ... More >>

  • News

    January 26, 2006

    Front Line

    Local animal rescuer opens her home to unwanted pets

  • News

    January 26, 2006

    Death by Incompetence

    Family dog meets untimely demise at animal services

  • Home Entertainment

    October 20, 2005

    Puppy Love

    Nintendogs' charm will win over the most jaded of gamers.

  • Film

    August 4, 2005

    Puppy Love

    John Cusack is another endearing mutt in Must Love Dogs

  • Calendar

    June 2, 2005
  • Shops and Wares

    May 12, 2005

    BEST BIRD SHOP

    Aviary Bird Shop

  • City Life

    May 12, 2005

    BEST NEW TREND

    Pugs in public

  • Recreation

    May 13, 2004

    BEST DOG PARK

    David T. Kennedy Park

  • News

    May 6, 2004

    Bad Neighbors and Dead Dogs

    The county's animal shelter is plagued by old problems, but retaliation would be a new one

  • News

    October 30, 2003

    Our Feathered Friends

    They're for sale in the gift shop at Parrot Jungle, which has some folks crying foul

  • Calendar

    May 30, 2002

    Jest in Show

    Best in Show -- you've seen the movie, now here's the real thing!

  • Shops and Wares

    May 11, 2000

    Best Place To Style The Pooch

    Dog Charm Pet Grooming

  • News

    August 15, 1996

    Dog Bites Man, Man Shoots Dog

    A Miami cop and a Morningside resident differ about who's to blame for the death of a pet

  • News

    May 9, 1996

    War and Peacocks

    A squabble between two South Dade neighbors has the feathers flying

  • News

    April 25, 1996

    War and Peacocks

    A squabble between two South Dade neighbors has the feathers flying

  • News

    January 11, 1996
  • News

    July 29, 1992

    A Mutt Above

    Overheard in a local schoolyard: "I'll trade you a Kirby Puckett rookie card for a Kirby the Cocaine Canine"

  • News

    January 15, 1992

    The Postmen Always Cringe Twice

    Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers. Fido is another matter.

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