Humane Society Hopes Families Will Adopt Their Own German Shepherd After Breed’s Big Win at Westminster

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere’s What Experts Say Women Want In A ManHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday As 5-year-old, German shepherd Rumor was crowned Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last night, the six German shepherds currently awaiting adoption at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA howled in joy.Buddy, a 1-year-old exuberant pup who loves tennis balls, couldn’t have imagined a better choice. It was reported that five-year-old A.J. danced circles in his kennel and six-year-old Steve squeaked his favorite toy in celebration. The other three German Shepherds joined in the festivities by treating all shelter residents to a round of dog cookies.“It’s unusual to have so many German shepherds at our shelter at one time,” says Julie Bank, President/CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. “We hope that Rumor’s big win will inspire people to adopt a shepherd of their own.”German shepherds are extremely intelligent dogs that make loyal family pets. Weighing in at between 75 and 95 pounds, German Shepherds are large breed dogs that require regular exercise and plenty of mental stimulation. The breed is easy to train and are very loyal to their owners, but may be wary of strangers and other pets. German Shepherds are great working dogs and are commonly employed as seeing eye dogs, police canines, drug sniffers, and as part of search and rescue teams.The adoption fee for all dogs at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is $125 and includes the spay or neuter surgery, microchip and up-to-date vaccines. All adoptable pets can be viewed on the organization’s website at pasadenahumane.org/adopt.About the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCAThe Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is a donor-supported, non-profit organization that provides animal care and services for homeless and owned animals in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The organization is dedicated to promoting humane treatment and compassionate care for all animals. The animals in our care come from 11 animal control contract cities, as well as partner shelters across the Los Angeles area and beyond. The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA also offers lifesaving programs and services to the community that support the human-animal bond and keep pets in homes. To learn more, visit pasadenahumane.org. 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Community News Humane Society Hopes Families Will Adopt Their Own German Shepherd After Breed’s Big Win at Westminster From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 6:59 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img read more

Fed background check and state gun laws together reduce teen gun carrying: Study

first_imgKameleon007/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the Supreme Court hears its first firearms case since 2010 this week, new research indicates there’s one area in which strong gun laws have proved effective.Adolescents in states that require universal background checks were less likely to report carrying a firearm than teenagers living in states that rely entirely on checks during gun sales at federally licensed gun dealers, a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics found.In states with a universal background check law, like California and New York, background checks for gun sales are required — even during private transactions, such as sales at gun shows or online, closing the so-called gun-show loophole.To track the differences between states, researchers analyzed responses to the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey from nearly 180,000 students to between 1993 and 2017.Roughly 5.8 percent of those students reported carrying a gun during the previous year, although since the survey only included students enrolled in school, that estimate is likely on the low side for adolescents who carry guns overall.Notably, 83 percent of the students who reported carrying a gun were from states that did not have universal background checks in place. Only 17 percent were from states with a universal background check law.Students who said they were threatened or injured by a weapon on school property were four times more likely to carry a gun than their peers who hadn’t had those experiences.As for why more high school students are carrying guns in states without universal background checks, stricter states might sell fewer guns to ineligible buyers — such as underage people — ultimately reducing adolescents’ access to guns, Teresa Bell, coauthor of the new study, hypothesized.It’s also possible that there are latent differences between states, explained Bell, an assistant professor of surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. For example, students’ attitudes about carrying guns, and potentially their future behavior, might change when background check laws are passed in the wake of a high-profile school shooting.The researchers set out to investigate whether the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS — which vets prospective gun buyers for disqualifying criteria, such as prior felony convictions, and which went online in 1998 — would stop teens from carrying guns.Their finding was that NICS alone didn’t drive down teen gun carrying — but states’ independent gun laws didn’t prove effective until NICS was in place.Ultimately, NICS combined with state universal background checks reduced adolescent gun carrying by 25 percent, the researchers found.“This is consistent with a growing body of literature that it is a complex of regulations that are needed to reduce guns and their consequences,” said Dr. Sandro Galea, an epidemiologist and dean at the Boston University School of Public Health, who was not involved in the study.“Showing that NICS and UBC together make the biggest difference adds further evidence that states like [Massachusetts], for example, have been able to achieve lower firearm mortality rates by having in place multiple policies that act together to reduce casual gun carrying and its consequences,” Galea said.While state and federal background checks seem to have a trickle-down effect for teenagers, those laws are ultimately aimed at adults, meaning there may be more targeted ways to reduce teen gun carrying.Educating gun owners who care for teenagers about safe storage practices is a prime area to explore for future interventions, according to Bell. Another is helping kids feel safe at school.“Providing support to students who are threatened or injured at school could have large impacts on reducing teen gun-carrying,” she said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Get One Game In Golden Bear Invitational

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs Varsity muster 8 hits, drop 17-3 contest to Hamilton Southeastern @ the Golden Bear Invitational.BHS vs HSE Softball (5-16)Tuesday night 5/19 will be senior night in a lone game against visiting North Decatur. Seniors: #2 Katie Thomas, #8 Jessica Meer, #14 Meg Liter, and #17 Hannah Putnam.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img

Serena ready to compete in US Open

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Serena Williams confirmed on Wednesday she will compete in this year’s US Open in New York amid the COVID-19 outbreak, where the seven-times champion will seek a record-tying 24th career Grand Slam singles title.“Ultimately, I really cannot wait to return to New York and play the U.S. Open 2020,” Williams said in a video message played during a United States Tennis Association news conference to confirm that the August 31 to September 13 tournament will proceed without fans. “I feel like the USTA is going to do a really good job of ensuring everything is amazing and … everyone is safe.”In preparation for the event, US Open tournament director Stacey Allaster said Williams has had a court constructed at her house with the new US Open hardcourt surface.However, even with the health protocols put in place, Halep does not intend to compete.“Given the conditions outlined in the US Open announcement this morning, as of today I do not currently plan to play in NYC,” she told Reuters.Several players have criticised the decision to play the US Open, with Nick Kyrgios calling it “selfish”, but six-time champion Williams says she “really cannot wait to return to New York and play the 2020 US Open”. “I feel the USTA [United States Tennis Association] is going to do a really good job of ensuring everything is amazing and everything is perfect and everyone is safe…I will certainly miss the fans, don’t get me wrong.”Tags: COVID-19New YorkSerena WilliamsUS Openlast_img read more

Leicester City miss the sign of Adrien Silva by 14 seconds

first_imgLeicester City are said to have missed the signing of Adrien Silva by 14 seconds.Reports claim the Foxes agreed a deal with Sporting Lisbon for the Portugal midfielder, but just missed the transfer deadline.It means Silva won’t be able to play until January, although Leicester are thought to be appealing. Photo: Pixabay Meanwhile, Swansea defender Kyle Bartley has been ruled out for three months after undergoing surgery on a knee injury.The centre-back sustained the problem in last month’s 4-1 League Cup win over M-K Dons.last_img read more