Archive for December, 2010

1,000 Reasons to Celebrate

By on December 30, 2010 in Companion Animals
1,000 Reasons to Celebrate

We’ve reached a milestone here at HSUS. In 2008 we launched our Puppy Friendly Pet Stores program – to encourage pet-shop retailers to make it their corporate policy not to sell puppies and to educate interested customers about how to get a puppy from a shelter or reputable breeder instead. Some years ago, PetSmart and . . . 

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The Bull with a Lion’s Heart

By on December 29, 2010 in Uncategorized
The Bull with a Lion’s Heart

The 200 dogs rescued from Ohio lived almost their entire lives at the end of a chain.

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Thanks to You, Animal Survivors Thrive in 2010

Thanks to You, Animal Survivors Thrive in 2010

Take heart in the animals you’ve helped us save this year …

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Holiday Greetings and Gratitude

By on December 24, 2010 in Companion Animals
Holiday Greetings and Gratitude

It’s a tradition this time of year to pause and reflect. It’s also a time to look ahead. For me, it’s a moment to convey my pride in you—in each of you who stood up for animals in 2010. I begin by expressing my great pride in the staff of The Humane Society of the . . . 

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Our Detractors’ Wishes Aren’t Granted… Again

Our Detractors’ Wishes Aren’t Granted… Again

We’ve been officially notified that The HSUS was the top vote-getter in last month’s Pepsi Refresh challenge, where more than 1,100 outstanding charities competed for cash grants in several categories to advance their good works. The HSUS developed an animal rescue proposal—to allow us to continue our dizzying range of activity to rescue starving horses, . . . 

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2010 Victories Video: See What You Helped Make Possible

By on December 22, 2010 in Companion Animals
2010 Victories Video: See What You Helped Make Possible

Our victories are many, but our progress is only possible because of you. Today, I share with you this four-minute video featuring some of our major achievements this year.

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Advances Against Gruesome Shark Finning, Animal Fighting

Another December Victory: The Congress today gave final approval to legislation to stop the gruesome practice of shark finning in American waters. It’s the third great outcome for our cause in the lame-duck session of this Congress. I reported on Monday that President Obama signed the HSUS-backed Truth in Fur Labeling Act into law this . . . 

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President Signs Fur Labeling Law; See Second Chance’s Survival Story

By on December 20, 2010 in Uncategorized
President Signs Fur Labeling Law; See Second Chance’s Survival Story

News Alert: President Obama this week signed the Truth in Fur Labeling Act, which The HSUS advocated for after a series of our investigations revealed that major retailers and manufacturers were selling fur-trimmed garments that were unlabeled, incorrectly described as faux fur, or labeled as the wrong animal. It was more than a decade ago . . . 

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Saved from Starvation: 43 Horses Rescued in Texas

By on December 17, 2010 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine

The HSUS is constantly in motion—whether the goals are public policy reforms, improved corporate practices, public awareness, or animal care and rescue.  In The HSUS’s latest animal rescue deployment, this week we helped to remove 43 horses in dire need in east Texas—emaciated, ailing, and neglected. We were too late for some of the animals . . . 

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Michael Vick and Having a Pet

By on December 16, 2010 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized
Michael Vick and Having a Pet

It’s too soon for Michael Vick to have a dog. Pet-keeping is a privilege and he lost that privilege when he committed atrocious acts of cruelty in the months and years before his arrest in 2007. As part of his federal sentencing, the court rightly determined that he should not be allowed to have a . . . 

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