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Mustangs to the Rescue holds annual emergency animal rescue training

Cheers and screams drifted from a corral in southeast Bend on Sunday afternoon as groups took part in a drill during a technical training session on large animal emergency rescue. The annual training at Mustangs to the Rescue was attended by 14 cadets from the Oregon Youth Challenge, seven members of the Pet Evacuation Team, two people from the Howard ...

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Ex-Union County bear makes new ‘friends’ in Colorado | News

Love is in the “bear” of Colorado. Just ask Dillan, the valley’s famous Asiatic black bear, who has now found a girlfriend at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado since moving from Pennsylvania nearly two years ago. Dillan was removed from Union County Sportsmen’s Club, Millmont, in early 2020 after PETA officials launched a nearly two-year campaign for the release ...

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Shelter picks up four more Krabloonik dogs, bringing the pack to eight | News

Aspen Animal Shelter Executive Director Seth Sachson is just happy to see more dogs at the sanctuary, waiting for their retirement home. They seem healthy — and happy, Sachson noted. On January 26, Krabloonik owner Dan Phillips handed over four now-retired 9-year-old sled dogs: Aries, Mayhem, Orion and Emerald. They are all yet to be adopted, but their pack grew ...

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Spokane Humane Society donates $250,000 to Riverfront Dog Park

Spokane Humane Society donates $250,000 to Riverfront Dog Park Fundraising for Complete Dog Park is underway Parks and Recreation: 311 or 509.755.2489 Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 10:13 a.m. SPOKANE – The Spokane Humane Society (SHS) has donated $250,000 towards the construction of a dog run in the heart of Riverfront Park at the Forestry Shelter. The gift comes to ...

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Wanted: A 500-pound black bear that has broken into nearly 30 California homes

By Sara Smart, CNN A new neighbor has moved into a California town and is causing concern. For months now, a 500 pound black bear wandered the streets of the Tahoe Keys area in South Lake Tahoe, about 100 miles east of Sacramento. In the space of seven months, the animal caused extensive damage to 33 properties and broke into ...

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Local Bank Helps Animal Shelter Adopt Dogs | Local News

Madisonville’s Independence Bank donated $3,000 to the Hopkins County Humane Society to help pay for the cost of adopting a dog in December. In January, Buffie Brown and Cheri McNary, both Independence Bank employees, presented two checks to the animal shelter. The employees raised $1,500 and the bank matched their funds. “Employees donate money from their paychecks every month to ...

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Trenton Animals Rock ‘steps down’ over contract line with Mayor Reed Gusciora – Trentonian

TRENTON – Trenton Animals Rock is back. More than a month after its executive director reversed his decision to step down, the animal rights group no longer operates the Trenton Animal Shelter. The nonprofit said it was forced out Monday after Mayor Reed Gusciora’s administration informed it at the last minute that the state had rejected a recent contract offer ...

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Tennessee Animal Groups Benefit from the Betty White Challenge

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Donations were made to animal welfare groups Jan. 17 in honor of actress and animal advocate Betty White, support that local organization leaders say comes at a time when the needs are great. COVID-19 precautions have weighed on regular fundraising and adoption events, and shelters are seeing high demand. “Our expenses are going up and donations ...

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Donations are pouring in for the Oak Park animal shelter thanks to the “Betty White Challenge”

OAK PARK, Ill. — Monday, Jan. 17 would have been Betty White’s centennial. To celebrate the late actress’ birthday, donations have been made to animal shelters across the country as part of the “Betty White Challenge”. The move is a response to the star’s love for our four-legged friends. Oak Park was White’s birthplace and the local shelter has seen ...

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‘Betty White Challenge’ benefits local rescues and animal shelters

KENT COUNTY, Michigan — There’s a charity challenge sweeping the country to honor beloved actress Betty White. Days after her death, the “Betty White Challenge” went viral online, encouraging people to donate $5 to a local shelter or animal shelter on Jan. 17, in what would have was Betty’s 100th birthday. Port Animal Protection Society in Ottawa County said donations ...

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CHHS rescues dogs from suspected puppy mill in Kentucky

Alabama. Florida. Georgia. Mississippi. Caroline from the south. Tennessee. And throughout North Carolina, from the mountains to the Outer Banks. What do all these places have in common? The Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society Animal Rescue Team is here to help save lives. Last week, CHHS added state No. 8 to its rescue map when Executive Director David Stroud made the 12-hour ...

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Highland County Commissioners accept contract for new animal shelter

Highland County Commissioners Terry Britton and David Daniels approved an architectural services contract for a new animal shelter on North Shore Drive and discussed the county’s economic development partnership at their first regular meeting of the year Wednesday, January 12. Commission Chairman Jeff Duncan was absent due to illness. Duncan and Britton voted, 2-0, to excuse his absence. During an ...

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Lancaster Farm Sanctuary helps remove 300 farm animals from stockpiling conditions in Perry County | News

Organizations in Lancaster County and elsewhere have removed hundreds of animals from stacking conditions on a farm in Perry County, a representative from the Lancaster Farm Sanctuary said. Over the course of two weeks, organizations including Lancaster Farm Sanctuary have transported around 300 animals to hospitals and are working to provide them with medical care, food, water and temporary shelter, ...

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ACCT Philly has struggled with leadership and funding. What’s next for the animal shelter?

Philadelphia’s main animal shelter in 2004 euthanized nearly 90 percent of the cats and dogs that came through its doors. Today, the non-profit organization that provides these the city’s housing and animal control services save almost 90% of life. Yet year after year ACCT Philly grapples with harsh criticism of its management, revolving door leadership and chronic underfunding. The shelter ...

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Ocean State Job Lot Donates To Animal Protection Groups

Staff reports December 28, 2021Updated: 28 Dec. 2021 4:26 p.m. animal welfare donation program.”/> A Halfway Home Rescue representative joins Ocean State Job Lot associates Tom Brown and Luana Onofrio in accepting a donation from the Ocean State Jot Lot “To the Rescue” animal welfare donation program. Ocean State Job Lots / Photo Contribution A total of 230 animal welfare ...

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Bad condition horses rescued from Riverbank property

Oakdale Equine Rescue An animal welfare investigation rescued 30 horses on Monday from a property in an unincorporated area of ​​Riverbank. “I can tell you the animals were in really bad shape,” said Annette Bedsworth, executive director of Stanislaus County Animal Services. She said horses generally suffer from inadequate nutrition and care. Authorities determined that two horses had been stolen ...

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Saugerties Sanctuary provides home for rescued animals and education for visitors – Daily Freeman

SAUGERTIES, NY – For over 20 years, Kathy Stevens and her team at Catskill Animal Sanctuary have let love and compassion guide their work to save farm animals in need. Stevens, the founder and executive director, said the sanctuary started on property borrowed from Kerhonkson and focused on a handful of farm animal species. Over the past two decades, however, ...

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BITS & BYTES: Shakespeare & Co., BTG queues; Rockwell Museum vax policy, holiday hours; Audubon mass programs; Berkshire Humane and Animal DREAMS merge

Shakespeare & Company Announces First Three Events of 45th Season LENOX – Shakespeare & Company recently announced the first three titles slated for production in its 45th season, which will begin in June 2022. Two works by Shakespeare and a modern production will open the season, which also marks the New Spruce Theater’s first anniversary – the 500 seats in ...

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The FACF awards $ 98,900 in grants | Local news

The Fremont Area Community Foundation recently awarded $ 98,900 in grants to seven area nonprofits. That brings the total of competitive grants for 2021 to $ 451,945 – and an additional $ 585,532 has been awarded so far this year from donor-advised funds the foundation administers. For agencies like Roots to Wings, which serves people with disabilities, the recent grant ...

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Executive Director of the Animal Welfare Association Leaving after a decade of saving lives

Executive Director of the Animal Welfare Association Leaving after a decade of saving lives Voorhees, NJ (November 28, 2021) – After a decade of tireless work to advance AWA’s mission and vision, Maya Richmond has announced that she will step down as Executive Director. During her tenure, Maya has been the driving force behind AWA’s growth and success as an ...

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Angel Ridge Animal Rescue seeks money and volunteers | Help assistants

With dogs in need of expensive medical treatment and cats in need of socialization, Angel Ridge Animal Rescue turns to the community for support. “We are fully funded by private donations,” said Executive Director Nancy Shannon. Angel Ridge is an animal shelter located at 390 Old Hickory Ridge Road in the Township of Chartiers. “Since our creation, we have always ...

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Franklin Tomorrow Announces Volunteer Award Winners

franklin pic tomorrow Hundreds of people were in attendance on Tuesday, November 16 to honor the recipients of the 15th Annual Franklin Tomorrow Exemplary Community Volunteer Awards, held at the Rolling Hills Community Church. 65e Tennessee District Representative Sam Whitson receives the Charles M. Sargent Legacy Award, which recognizes an individual who has made a significant impact in the areas ...

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An ‘unsung hero’: ‘Dr. Jen’ is Kitsap’s best animal advocate

When Eric Stevens joined Kitsap Humane Society, the non-profit agency dedicated to caring for animals in need, in 2012, she struggled to keep its doors open. His dire financial situation had impacted the agency’s ability to provide services to homeless animals and their adoptive owners. “The organization was on the verge of bankruptcy,” Stevens said in a Kitsap Humane Society ...

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ACANA® Pet Food Team Helps Transport Over 30 Rescue Dogs To New York City To Find Loving Homes

Muddy Paws Rescue is a foster family-based organization that brings dogs from its shelter partners and places them in foster homes for an average of two weeks. During this time, the animals can decompress and live their best lives, allowing the organization to learn more about them so that they can make a solid match with a loving family. The ...

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Fraser Valley Farm Animal Abuse Images May Be Ineligible If Obtained Illegally: Lawyers

Breadcrumb Links New Local News criminality As the SPCA prepares a case recommending charges to Crown counsel, attorney Victoria Shroff says any illegally obtained evidence could be removed from court review. Author of the article: Sarah Grochowski Lorie Chortyk of the SPCA. Photo by Arlen Redekop /PROVINCE Content of the article A video that allegedly shows evidence of animal abuse ...

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New Director of Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium grew up in a zoo of his own

As a child growing up outside of Chicago, Dr. Jeremy Goodman lived in a house that looked like a zoo. The menagerie included snakes, turtles, birds, guinea pigs, lizards, hermit crabs, and other creatures large and small. “I have had a lot of pets,” he says, “but never a dog or a cat”. These days, the new manager of the ...

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Petaluma leads nationwide campaign to draw attention to the plight of senior dogs

For the third year in a row, Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary, a Petaluma-based nonprofit rescue organization dedicated to saving large breed senior dogs in California, will partner with senior dog rescue organizations across in the United States to present Saving Senior Dogs The Week. From October 25 to 31, the week-long national social media campaign, founded by Alice Mayn, ...

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COVID puppies: after an increase in adoptions, the animals go in peak

The Pope Memorial Humane Society in Dover has playgroups for their animals. Survivor’s Paws Animal Rescue in Lebanon has always had a full plate. Owner Shelley Andrews has been rescuing dogs and finding “forever” homes for them for over 30 years. The majority of the dogs were rescued from slaughter shelters in the south – Texas, South Carolina and Louisiana ...

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Maryville Animal Rescue Masquerade Ball Fundraising Event This Friday

Some MAARC puppies Maryville Alcoa Animal Rescue Center (MAARC) Logo You are invited to the masked ball The No-Kill Maryville Alcoa Animal Rescue Center (MAARC) event is expected to be the largest yet for the 100% volunteer organization. Maintaining a No Kill initiative is a community effort, and the Knoxville / Maryville area business community has come together firmly behind ...

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COVID-19 Pandemic Leaves Wisconsin Veterinary Clinics Catching Up | Economic news

“With their current clients, they’re already so late, then 15 people adopt animals and they’re like ‘Oh crud I have to find a vet,’ said Laura Berchem, executive director of the Humane Society of Sheboygan County. “Everyone they’re calling right now is going to say it’s going to be six to eight weeks before I can see you.” Berchem said ...

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Wyoming Kindness Ranch saves 100 Beagles from testing facility

*** For all of Wyoming, sign up for our daily newsletter *** By Jennifer Kocher, Cowboy State Daily It takes a certain type of person to oversee an animal shelter, and John Ramer is one of them. You have to be comfortable living isolated miles from the nearest town, he explains as he bombs along a single track dirt road ...

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Volunteer Opportunities in Sonoma County

FROM THE FARM TO THE Larder Gather food to help neighbors in need Gleaning, or reaping and sharing the bounty with those who need it, with Farm to Pantry is about three hours on a farm or property from around 9am to noon with the option to visit one of our partners to see firsthand where everything is going. Click ...

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Animal welfare leagues of Alexandria and Arlington team up to vaccinate animals and people

AWL Alexandria’s veterinarian volunteers to check the cat. (Photo courtesy of Gina Hardter) ALEXANDRIA, VA – On September 25, the Animal Care Leagues of Alexandria and Arlington teamed up to vaccinate animals and humans. “By connecting with people and their pets at the same time, we have the potential to make our community a healthier and safer place for all ...

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5 minutes with George Tice, Executive Director of Public Policy, Elanco Animal Health

You have been working in the animal health sector for a long time, what are you most passionate about in the industry? Can you give us a quick overview of your role at Elanco, and what you like most about it? First and foremost, I am a veterinarian: I love animals and I myself am the proud owner of a ...

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Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary breaks record for over 100 dogs rescued from animal testing labs

HARTVILLE, Wyoming (Wyoming News Now) – More than 100 beagles have been transported 36 hours from Texas to Wyoming and rescued from a lab that tests animals. This is a record number for this Wyoming nonprofit. John Ramer, executive director of Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary, said these dogs have never been out before and take some time to adjust to ...

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Document reports monkey deaths at Louisiana research center

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Five dehydrated baby monkeys died or were euthanized in July at a University of Louisiana research center, according to a federal inspection report released this week. Four of the rhesus macaques became dehydrated after a water pressure regulator malfunction on July 20 at the University of Louisiana at the New Iberia Research Center in Lafayette, according ...

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Animal shelters adapt to ‘the new normal’ | Local News

FRYEBURG, Maine – At the start of the pandemic, Harvest Hills Animal Shelter adopted a new way of adopting pets by requiring all prospective adopters to make an appointment. They always demand that, according to longtime executive director Joan McBurnie, as they’ve found when people make appointments they’re more likely to return home with a pet. “Back then we were ...

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White Oaks Mall Hosts Animal Care League Donation Campaign, Sale

A local animal shelter is once again raising donations for its annual sale, the proceeds of which go directly to its dogs and cats. The Springfield Animal Care League, 1001 Taintor Road, is holding its annual Premium Collectible Sale September 24-25 at the White Oaks Mall, 2501 Wabash Ave. Items for sale are collected through donations. This is the first ...

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There is animal cruelty in Portage County, but victims have friends

Chalan Lowry remembers the pony which was in a “hideous” state after being rescued from a barn. Following:Mantua newlyweds use marriage to help donate over $ 5,000 to non-profit organizations “When I saw this pony a few years ago, all I could think of was how quickly can we end its suffering,” said the executive director of the Portage Animal ...

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North Myrtle Beach Humane Society seeks to build new facility

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – The North Myrtle Beach Humane Society plans to build a new facility in the coming years. Executive director Tina Hunter said when the animal shelter was originally designed it was supposed to contain animals for up to seven days. Now it has become a long-term home for many animals and the facility does not ...

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23 cats die after fire at Florida animal shelter

ORLANDO, Fla. (NewsNation Now) – More than 20 cats were killed when flames swept through an Orlando animal shelter on Wednesday night, officials said. Dramatic body camera video, released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, shows deputies, firefighters and animal welfare officers frantically trying to save the animals inside. The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando reported Thursday that 23 cats ...

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Triple H Horse Rescue hosts annual Flots with Goats fundraiser

Animal Rescue in Mandan hosted a fundraiser today to support their efforts to save animals in need. “I think the rescue is something that needs to be done more. I think animals deserve a chance to lead happier lives and the rescue gives them that opportunity, ”said Kaitlyn Beyer, Mandan. For the third year in a row, The Triple H ...

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Scituate Animal Shelter seeing a ringworm peak in kittens

SCITUATE – Animal Shelter Scituate has reported a sharp rise in the number of cats suffering from the fungal ringworm as the kitten season and one of the rainiest summers on record collide. Most of the kittens adopted through Scituate Animal Shelter were born on the streets to wild mothers and rescued through outreach programs. Adult cats are sterilized and ...

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Pets adopted during the pandemic are mostly staying in their new homes

SOUTH DAYTONA – Inside the Daytona rink, Benjamin, 2, walked the rink with what looked like a small bottle of champagne in his mouth. “Guess I’m going to have to buy him one now,” Allison Comport said of the squeaky toy with the words “Dog Perignonn Champagne” her English Bulldog had taken a liking to. The lovable pup was returned ...

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Mount. Juliet Building Remains Animal Rescue Site | Community

Another Wilson County animal rescue group will be relocating to the former Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary facility at Mt. Juliet to pursue her own mission of animal welfare. True Rescue, a non-profit group, works in Lebanon under the direction of Executive Director Amy Simcik. The group recently purchased the Old Friends building on Lebanon Road from Michael and Zina ...

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Animal Tales: The rise in pet ownership is straining local vets

VCA Lewiston Animal Hospital veterinary assistant Ashlynn Foss, left, and technical supervisor Sonja Harris examine Harley at the facility Friday afternoon on Stetson Road in Lewiston. Russ Dillingham / Journal of the Sun LEWISTON – If you haven’t adopted a ‘pandemic puppy’ in the past year and a half, it’s probably someone you know has. While the company of our ...

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Potter is a kitten. He is hurt. He needs your help.

Hey, this is important: I need to talk to you about Potter. Potter is a 2.5 month old kitten and seriously injured. He is now in good hands, but he really needs your help. A Good Samaritan earlier this week found the little guy wandering alone on Milwaukee Avenue and took him to Heartland Animal Shelter, a non-profit, no-kill shelter ...

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Maine will vote on a “right to food”. It will take some time to find out what this means.

AUGUSTA, Maine – Voters will decide in November to enshrine a right to food in the Maine Constitution, which would continue the state’s pioneering efforts on the subject, but would likely spark decades of discussion about what exactly such a right would allow or prevent exactly. The push in Maine is part of a larger effort to strengthen local food ...

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Hooktown Donates $ 10,000 to CCA | News, Sports, Jobs

Times Observer Photo by Brian Ferry Terry Pearson of Hooktown Holidays presents a check for $ 10,000 to the Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center, Melissa McLean, for the purchase of a service dog. When Terry Pearson of Hooktown Holidays visited the Warren County Children’s Advocacy Center in Warren, he was impressed. But he noticed that one thing was ...

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Do slaughterhouses have to have glass walls? Campaign for greater agricultural transparency goes to the High Court

Australian animal rights group leads campaign for greater transparency in animal use industries streets at Supreme Court. Last week the Agricultural transparency project filed a complaint to challenge the Surveillance Devices Act 2007 (SDA), a New South Wales law that restricts the use of cameras and audio recorders in private premises. If the offer is successful, it will be the ...

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Title loans trap consumers in debt, consumer group warns

Millions of Americans have suffered job or income loss due to the coronavirus pandemic. If you are among them and are considering taking out a car pawn loan to help you with your expenses, think carefully. Taking out a loan against the value of your car seems simple. Lenders give you money in exchange for the title to your car. ...

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Auto title lending capped in Georgia Senate bill – news – the Augusta Chronicle

ATLANTA – The practice of pledging car title to make ends meet could become a bit more restrictive in Georgia under a bill with bipartisan backing. By using a vehicle as collateral, auto title loans quickly provide small amounts of money to cash-strapped borrowers without the need for a credit check. The loans, which can carry high triple-digit interest rates, ...

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Arizona car title loans must be capped to save the poor

Opinion: As pastors, we care for the vulnerable. That’s why we support Arizona’s Fair Lending Act, which limits interest on title loans to 36%. Abigail Conley and Randy Reynolds | opinion contributors In this season, Christians observe Advent – awaiting the arrival of the One we believe has come to redeem the earth. It is a moment of joy, yes. ...

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