Animal Rescue and Care

Turning anger and pain into action in wake of Orlando tragedies

Turning anger and pain into action in wake of Orlando tragedies

The entire nation is grieving over a series of tragic incidents that have taken place in Orlando within the last week. The mass shooting on Saturday night at a gay nightclub in the city. A two-year-old baby killed by an alligator after he went missing Tuesday night. And in a separate incident on Friday night, . . . 

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Dogs, cats rescued from Yulin – as fight to end the spectacle gathers momentum

Dogs, cats rescued from Yulin – as fight to end the spectacle gathers momentum

This week, Humane Society International’s Peter Li, working with Chinese activists, helped save 29 dogs and five cats from the butcher’s block in Yulin, China, where preparations are on for an annual dog meat festival that begins June 21. “It was a great sense of relief to leave the slaughterhouse cages empty for one day . . . 

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Worse than having a tiger by the tail

Worse than having a tiger by the tail

The Thai authorities had seen enough. The discovery of 60 dead tiger cubs—frozen or preserved in jars—at a so-called tiger sanctuary operated by Buddhist monks in Thailand sparked worldwide outrage, and pressure on the government was mounting to do something. In recent days, authorities did take action, shutting down the operation and removing 137 live tigers . . . 

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Turning off the gas on last gas chamber in California

Turning off the gas on last gas chamber in California

Today, we saw the closure of the last known asphyxiant gas chamber operating at a California animal shelter. If there is euthanasia of healthy animals in that state – and we hope to see that end soon enough, too – dogs and cats will not endure the sometimes protracted and painful death that comes from . . . 

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Breaking news: Feds, The HSUS rescue 66 dogs from dogfighting operations in several states

Breaking news: Feds, The HSUS rescue 66 dogs from dogfighting operations in several states

This morning, at properties in five states as far afield as New Jersey and New Mexico, The HSUS assisted federal law enforcement agents in rescuing 66 dogs from a suspected dogfighting ring. Nine people have been charged with participating in an interstate dogfighting conspiracy. The news is breaking now, and authorities are withholding some information because the investigation is . . . 

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Dog butchering raising howls in Congress and throughout the world

Dog butchering raising howls in Congress and throughout the world

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., introduced a congressional resolution today condemning China’s dog meat trade and the festival in Yulin, China, where thousands of dogs and cats are slaughtered each year. The resolution, which has 27 original cosponsors, doesn’t have the force of law, but it’s an opportunity for the United States to urge the government of China and Yulin authorities to protect against pet dogs being stolen . . . 

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Confronting Dog Meat Horrors and Other Cruelties on the International Stage

Confronting Dog Meat Horrors and Other Cruelties on the International Stage

Today’s New York Times reports on Humane Society International’s major campaign to end the dog meat trade in South Korea, the only nation that eats dog meat and raises dogs on farms for the plate. There, in the run-up to the 2018 Winter Olympics, we’ve been converting dog farmers to humane alternatives, we’ve been rescuing dogs and bringing . . . 

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Puppy Mills and the Horrible Hundred of 2016

Puppy Mills and the Horrible Hundred of 2016

In December 2015, a U. S. Department of Agriculture inspector came upon a macabre scene in a cluttered shed at C & L Puppies, a puppy mill in Weldon, Iowa. A large, plastic table was sitting on blocks in the center of the room – used to perform cesarean sections on dogs and other major . . . 

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Campaign to Spare Korean Dogs Comes Again to U.S. 

Campaign to Spare Korean Dogs Comes Again to U.S. 

This week, 171 dogs raised for the butcher block in Wonju, South Korea, have received a stay of execution and have been flown into the United States. We worked with the farmer in February to permanently shut down his farm and rescue all 250 dogs on the property. So they’ve left their cages and squalor, and . . . 

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Partnering in Puerto Rico to Turn Around the Fortunes of Animals

Partnering in Puerto Rico to Turn Around the Fortunes of Animals

Last year, The HSUS and Humane Society International supercharged animal protection in Puerto Rico – putting unprecedented resources on the ground to turn around the sad and overwhelming plight of animals on the island. Mired in crushing debt that’s made headlines across the United States, it’s Puerto Rico’s animals that are in the most acute . . . 

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