Archive for 2011

Dozens of Dogs Saved from Deplorable Conditions in Vermont

By on July 27, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Dozens of Dogs Saved from Deplorable Conditions in Vermont

Our Animal Rescue Team helped remove 54 Labrador retrievers from a Vermont puppy mill, working with the Vermont State Police, the Humane Society of Chittenden County, and the Franklin County Humane Society.

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Greener Pastures for Cast-Off Horses

By on July 26, 2011 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Greener Pastures for Cast-Off Horses

Our Duchess Sanctuary in Oregon, run in partnership with the Fund for Animals, is one of our five animal care facilities. Many of the horses there were formerly used to produce an estrogen replacement drug called Premarin, but they are now living the good life at Duchess.

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Building Better Lives for Young People and Their Dogs

By on July 25, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Building Better Lives for Young People and Their Dogs

Our End Dogfighting programs in Atlanta, Chicago, and Philadelphia reach out to at-risk youth to offer them alternatives to dogfighting and help them develop the right tools and knowledge to care for their pets. The approach is based on proven violence prevention techniques, and its . . . 

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Prairie Dogs Pack up for New, Safer Digs

By on July 22, 2011 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The HSUS recently helped relocate hundreds of prairie dogs to safety on the Thunder Basin National Grassland in Wyoming. Take a look at a slideshow of photos from the project.

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Talk Back: Ending Animal Fighting

By on July 21, 2011 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Ending Animal Fighting

The HSUS has a major campaign to address the problems of dogfighting and cockfighting. Today, I’m posting a few of your comments about Michael Vick’s recent visit to Capitol Hill to support stronger anti-animal fighting legislation.

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Two Old Dogs on their Way to New Lives

By on July 20, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Two Old Dogs on their Way to New Lives

Recently, our Animal Rescue Team removed more than 150 dogs from an overcrowded California property. Read about how two elderly dogs from this property are on their way to new lives.

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Campaigning Against Animal Fighting on Capitol Hill with Michael Vick

By on July 19, 2011 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Campaigning Against Animal Fighting on Capitol Hill with Michael Vick

Within the last decade or so, the legal landscape related to animal fighting has changed dramatically for the better. Today, Michael Vick joined me on Capitol Hill for The HSUS’s latest offensive to fortify the federal law against both dogfighting and cockfighting.

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Coming Together to Take Action for Animals

By on July 18, 2011 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Coming Together to Take Action for Animals

This weekend, the Taking Action for Animals Conference in Washington, D.C. brought together animal advocates from across the country. If you weren’t able to join us this year, here are more ways to help animals in your community.

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Saving Lives by Saving Land

By on July 15, 2011 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Saving Lives by Saving Land

The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust conserves habitat at 100 permanent wildlife sanctuaries in 38 states and eight foreign countries. Take a look at the WLT’s 2010 annual report for great stories about new sanctuaries in California, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, and Texas.

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Calling for Conservation at International Whale Meeting

By on July 14, 2011 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Calling for Conservation at International Whale Meeting

This week, Humane Society International is attending the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission. We’ll continue to pursue a broad agenda of making our oceans safer and more humane for marine mammals and other creatures.

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Shelter at Louisiana Prison Offers Second Chances for Pets and People

By on July 13, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Shelter at Louisiana Prison Offers Second Chances for Pets and People

The HSUS gave a grant to build a new animal shelter at the Dixon Correctional Institute in Louisiana, and now the facility is in full swing. Watch a heartwarming video from the shelter.

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The Failure of Wolf Reintroduction

By on July 12, 2011 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Failure of Wolf Reintroduction

The U.S. Secretary of the Interior plans to accept a reckless new wolf management plan from Wyoming that would allow wolves to be shot on sight across most of the state. Please take action to oppose this plan today.

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