Archive for October, 2011

The City of Brotherly Love Shows its Love for Pets

By on October 13, 2011 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The City of Brotherly Love Shows its Love for Pets

We’ve been expanding our Pets For Life community outreach programs in Chicago, Baton Rouge, Atlanta, New York, and Philadelphia. We recently held our first pet wellness event in north Philadelphia, and you can see in our latest video how excited people and their pets were on the day of the free clinic.

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Third-Quarter Blog Favorites

Third-Quarter Blog Favorites

At the end of each quarter, I look back and rank-order the blogs that generated the most interest from readers. Here are the top 10 from the third quarter, including posts on three major HSUS rescues and our campaigns to end the use of chimpanzees in invasive research and to phase out barren battery cages for laying hens.

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Talk Back: Victories for Sharks and Bulls

By on October 11, 2011 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Victories for Sharks and Bulls

Recently, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation banning the sale and possession of shark fins in the state, and the Spanish province of Catalonia outlawed bullfighting. Compassion for animals is a universal value, and here are a few of your responses.

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Video: Singing and Dancing for Shelter Pets

By on October 10, 2011 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Video: Singing and Dancing for Shelter Pets

The folks at the SPCA of Wake County in North Carolina recently debuted a fun and uplifting video. Have a look and share it with friends, to tell a story of a forward-thinking shelter and its work to save pets.

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Alleged Cockfighting Ring Busted in Rural New York

By on October 7, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Alleged Cockfighting Ring Busted in Rural New York

This week, we hosted the “To the Rescue Gala” in New York to raise awareness and critical funds for our field rescue operations. Just last week, our Animal Rescue Team assisted New York law enforcement in a raid on a major suspected cockfighting operation.

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HSUS Shelter for Rescued Cats Celebrates 2-Year Anniversary

HSUS Shelter for Rescued Cats Celebrates 2-Year Anniversary

Our Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in California is also home to a group of feral cats rescued from San Nicolas Island. In 2009, The HSUS stepped in to fly more than 50 cats to the mainland.

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Supreme Court to Consider Protections for Sick, Injured Farm Animals

By on October 5, 2011 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Supreme Court to Consider Protections for Sick, Injured Farm Animals

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a major animal protection case. The National Meat Association, a meat industry trade group, has asked the Supreme Court to overturn an HSUS-backed 2008 California law that bans the sale, transport, or purchase of sick and disabled livestock who are unable to walk.

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The Work of St. Francis

By on October 4, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Work of St. Francis

Today is St. Francis Day, and this past Sunday churches across the country celebrated the saint by welcoming pets inside sanctuaries, courtyards, and gardens to receive blessings. The HSUS has participated in the blessing service at The Washington National Cathedral for the past four years. . . . 

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Celebrating Direct Democracy in California

By on October 3, 2011 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Celebrating Direct Democracy in California

Next week, California will celebrate the 100th birthday of the state’s initiative and referendum process. The initiative is a channel for direct democracy that has been used in many states and nations to drive vital social reforms, including on animal protection.

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