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Commentary: Furry medicine for whatever ails us

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Commentary: Furry medicine for whatever ails us

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Mark Twain said it best. “The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog,” Twain wrote. Amen. I spend much of my time talking with and writing about politicians. Republicans or Democrats, most of them are likable enough people, even if they often treat the truth […]

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Eiteljorg’s new exhibit features man’s best friend

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Eiteljorg Museum’s new exhibit has something to offer for dog lovers and people of all ages. “Dogs: Faithful and True” features different paintings, photographs, and other various artworks and artifacts that explore the role of dogs and their connection with humans. The exhibit opened March 4, and is already […]

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The Statehouse goes to the dogs — and cats

By Nicole Hernandez, Logan Macaluso TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – After a long day of making tough decisions, researching legislation and working with constituents, there’s always one creature happy to see a lawmaker — their pet. From the new first dog to a chinchilla, get to know some of the Statehouse pets. Gov. Eric Holcomb The governor’s Schnauzer, […]

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Pet rescue bill passes Indiana House

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Proposed legislation that would allow good Samaritans to rescue pets locked in hot cars passed through the House Monday with an 80-14 vote. Author of House Bill 1085, Rep. Tony Cook, R-Cicero, said that the bill could prevent many needless injuries and deaths of domestic pets by giving rescuers […]

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Lawmakers debate rescuing pets from hot cars

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­– Legislators considering a bill that would give immunity to good Samaritans who rescue pets locked in hot cars could be walking a fine line. Pet owner Arial Burrus thinks rescuing pets is a good idea, but is worried about how a Hoosier would know it was a dangerous situation […]