Archive for March, 2010
Three rescue missions in three states over four days: That was the assignment of our Animal Rescue team over the past week. After rescuing 120 cats from a suspected hoarding situation in Tennessee and 90 dogs from a puppy mill in New Jersey on Saturday, HSUS staff headed straight to Mississippi, where 180 dogs and three cats needed reprieve from deplorable conditions.
The HSUS’s Dogs of Valor awards celebrate the human-animal bond by honoring dogs who have engaged in remarkable acts of altruism, courage, and intelligence. Enjoy this year’s stories and, before 5:00 p.m. ET this Friday, March 12, be sure to vote for the one dog who you think is most extraordinary.
The HSUS provides more hands-on care to animals than any group in the nation, and that work was in evidence this past weekend, when we joined with local humane organizations on rescues of dogs and cats in dire straits in New Jersey and Tennessee.
The star witness at yesterday’s Congressional hearing before the House Oversight Committee’s Domestic Policy Subcommittee was a tall, mild-mannered public health veterinarian who has been employed with the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service for more than 18 years.
The California Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously to prohibit the importation of non-native turtles and frogs into the state for sale at live animal markets.
It is impossible to overestimate John Hoyt’s imprint on The HSUS. In 27 years of dedicated service, he put together the team that made a good organization a great one, and he established a standard of excellence and hard work that continues to motivate and inspire.
In the run-up to the vote on Proposition 2 in California, we were particularly appalled by the harm caused to the community by an egg factory farm in the state’s Central Valley. Here is a report from Jennifer Fearing, our California senior state director.