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Nancy E. Halpern, D.V.M.

Injuries to a woman who heroically jumped in a canal to save a neighbor’s dog were not considered viable as a cause of action under the state’s rescue doctrine.  See

Continue Reading New Jersey Supreme Court reaffirms public policy underpinning the NJ rescue doctrine is limited to the protection of human life

For those who will be regulated by USDA under the Animal Welfare Act for non-exempt facilities with birds not bred for use in research the time is ripe for you
Continue Reading Comments Due for USDA’s Proposed Regulations Governing Standards for Birds Not Bred for Use in Research Under the Animal Welfare Act

A Washington Supreme Court found that a person can be a victim of a crime of domestic violence if their pet is subjected to acts of animal cruelty by a
Continue Reading Washington Supreme Court finds that a “person” can be a victim of a crime of domestic violence if their pet is subjected to acts of animal cruelty

A variant of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) – one that is not an immediate threat to humans – is on the move in the United States in both wild
Continue Reading Alert to Poultry Flock Owners: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza on the Move in the US

As previously described, NJ bill A1219 would require veterinarians or health officials to notify known pet owners prior to rabies testing of the deceased pet, which currently involves decapitation
Continue Reading NJ Rabies Notification Requirements Properly Amended by Governor’s Veto

According to the owners of Sospiro Goat Ranch, a small family goat farm in North Carolina, as reported on their blog, “the Facts About the Attack On Our Farm
Continue Reading Wayne Hsiung, the activist who stole a goat kid named “Freddie,” found guilty of felony theft in North Carolina