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Teenage girl is dogs best friend. While most teenage girls are busy doing their nails and downloading the latest music, Faye Carey is helping re-home dozens of abandoned dogs.

Teenage girl is dogs best friend

The 16-year-old Waikato teen volunteers with her local branch of Animal Control, giving abandoned animals a second chance at life. She has set up a Facebook page, Animal Re-home Waikato, where she advertises puppies and dogs who need adopting. Activist Profile: Bianca V., Animal Advocate Extraordinaire.

Activist Profile: Bianca V., Animal Advocate Extraordinaire Bianca Bianca of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, attended YEA Camp in 2010 at the age of 14.

Activist Profile: Bianca V., Animal Advocate Extraordinaire

She has accomplished so much in the past year and a half for animals, we are blown away. New York law would double fines for animal abandonment. Animal rights activists in the city and across the state are applauding new legislation that would double the fines for New York residents who walk away from their pets without providing any type of care for them.

New York law would double fines for animal abandonment

Senate Bill S410, which was recently passed by the Senate and is now under review by the Assembly, would double the fine for abandoning an animal from $1,000 to $2,000, while also continuing to carry a possible penalty of up to a year in prison. The penalty would apply to owners who abandon and stop providing care for their animals as well as to those who fail to retrieve an injured pet when found in a public place and they are notified of its whereabouts. State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., who supports the legislation, said “Unfortunately, many people, for a variety of reasons, simply abandon their animals when they decide they can’t or won’t care for them anymore.” Asked about the proposed legislation, Hoffman said that while it’s a good start, more needs to be done. These Teens Made a Difference: Ayna Agarwal. Ayna Agarwal (left) and Patrick Pedraja and are teens making a differnce.

These Teens Made a Difference: Ayna Agarwal

(Photos courtesy Anya Agarwal and Patrick Pedraja) Ayna Agarwal is very serious when it comes to helping animals. That's why she started an international organization to help stop the overpopulation of animals. Teen star making a difference for shelter animals - National Dogs. Lou Wegner is more than your typical teen.

Teen star making a difference for shelter animals - National Dogs

Wegner doesn't spend all of his free time shooting hoops, skateboarding or texting his friends - he has more important activities to engage in - lifesaving endeavors. This inspiring young man is a singer, actor, swordsman, and animal activist. In 2009, Wegner founded "Kids Against Animal Cruelty" - a Facebook page created as a place for kids to come together to fight for the rights of animals. Wegner wanted to reach out to other teens to let them know that millions of cats and dogs are dying inside of our nation's shelters.

He wants teens to understand the importance of responsible pet ownership - especially the importance of spay/neuter. A Closer Look at Puppy Mills. Puppy mills are large-scale commercial dog breeding operations where profit is placed above the well-being of animals.

A Closer Look at Puppy Mills

Bred without consideration of genetic quality, this produces generations of dogs with unchecked hereditary defects. Some puppy mill puppies are sold to pet shops and marketed as young as eight weeks of age. Animal Shelters: another chance at life or death. An animal shelter, by definition, is: an establishment, especially one supported by charitable contributions, that provides a temporary home for dogs, cats, and other animals that are offered for adoption.

Animal Shelters: another chance at life or death

An establishment that temporarily provides a home until the animal is adoptable. Sounds good, right? However, this definition is more in line with no kill animal shelters. These shelters will either keep animals as long as possible, or give them to some other organization that can attempt to adopt out the animals. They will do all in their power to find a great new home for animals that may have been homeless, abused, or a victim of hoarding.