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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc. v. Department of Agricultural Resources, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-105-17)

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SJC-12207

PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS, INC.  vs.  DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES & another.[1]

Suffolk.     February 6, 2017. – June 14, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Lenk, Gaziano, Lowy, & Budd, JJ.

Public RecordsAgricultureAnimal.  Statute, Construction.  Privacy.

Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on October 14, 2014.

The case was heard by Christopher J. Muse, J.

The Supreme Judicial Court on its own initiative transferred the case from the Appeals Court. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 14, 2017 at 8:09 pm

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Home Sales for the Love of Rescued Animals

Turtle the night she was found in December 2009.

Three years ago Weston real estate agent Leslie Mann read a story on the Internet that horrified her.

What she read was the story of Turtle, a female pit bull-type dog who had been abandoned in a wooded area of Hyde Park in the middle of winter. She was badly injured and barely clinging to life — showing all the signs of a bait dog, one used to test the fighting instinct of a potential fight dog.

The Animal Rescue League of Boston stepped in to help Turtle — she was found near Turtle Pond Parkway — nursing her back to health through six months of treatment at Tufts Veterinary Hospital in Walpole.

“I was just horrified by [the story] and said, ‘We have to do something for her,'” Mann said. At the time, she held a Spin class fundraiser and sold T-shirts, efforts that brought in about $ 6,000 for Turtle’s treatment.

Today, Turtle is happy, healthy and living blissfully with her adopted family, all facts that make Mann smile. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 14, 2013 at 4:30 pm

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