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Dr. John Sessa

Meet the founder

Dr. John Sessa is a champion for human and animal rights; he founded Dog YoYo Global Initiatives and co-founded Today’s Promises(Haiti), the Vanderpump Dog Foundation, and the Stop Yulin Forever movement. “I stand by the idealized philosophy that every living creature has a soul that feels deeply.” This philosophy guides John’s work with Dog Yoyo …

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The Global Stray Dog Population Crisis

The Global Stray Dog Population Crisis

By: Patti Strand The scope of the stray dog problem in many parts of the world is unimaginable by American standards. Street and village dogs have always been part of the developing world’s landscape, but exploding populations, increasing attacks on citizens,1 and spiraling rabies epidemics have transformed this issue from a third world problem to a global public …

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Abandoned: The four-legged victims of Venezuela’s economic crisis

Abandoned: The four-legged victims of Venezuela’s economic crisis

By Marilia Brocchetto and Natalie Gallón, CNN (CNN) Skinny and desperate, they root in the trash for even a small morsel of overlooked food. They are bedraggled; their rib cages and hip bones show through taut skin. On the street, left to fend for themselves, they snap at each other, trying desperately to survive in the cruel …

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Rabies in dogs is increasing in Haiti, CDC issues travel notice

Rabies in dogs is increasing in Haiti, CDC issues travel notice

By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice for Haiti last week after reports of annual dog vaccination campaigns having been interrupted in Haiti and health officials have reported an increase of rabies in dogs there. In addition, health officials warn travelers that human rabies vaccine is also …

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