Animal Rescue and Care

The cause of animals is a cause for us all

By on January 17, 2023 in Animal Rescue and Care with 1 Comment
The cause of animals is a cause for us all

The cause of animals is a call to action. A call to provide the best possible care for animals, whether they live in our homes, in our communities or in the wild. A call to save, defend and protect them against dangers and threats to . . . 

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At our care and rehabilitation facility, recovering dogs have their day

By on January 13, 2023 in Animal Rescue and Care with 5 Comments
At our care and rehabilitation facility, recovering dogs have their day

Our work at the Humane Society family of organizations impacts millions of animals, through public education and media outreach, litigation, corporate social responsibility reforms, and supporting regulations that govern the treatment of animals or legislation that protects them. This work is vitally important, and many . . . 

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How we kept fighting to save dogs and end the dog meat trade in 2022

How we kept fighting to save dogs and end the dog meat trade in 2022

It never becomes easier to witness the immense suffering caused by the dog and cat meat trades or to think about the estimated 30 million dogs and millions of cats who are stolen or farmed, trafficked and slaughtered every year to supply meat for human . . . 

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How you can help your local animal shelter or rescue this holiday season

How you can help your local animal shelter or rescue this holiday season

Earlier this year, we completed the largest transport of dogs we’ve ever undertaken. (You probably remember the Beaglemania that ensued after a court approved the transfer of 3,776 beagles from a breeding facility that supplied dogs to animal testing laboratories.) It took us 58 days, . . . 

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Building a brighter future for Bolivia’s dogs and cats

Building a brighter future for Bolivia’s dogs and cats

Dr. Katherine Polak, the vice president of Companion Animals and Engagement for Humane Society International, recently returned from HSI’s dedicated veterinary training center in La Paz, Bolivia, the only such center in the country. In this guest blog, Dr. Polak gives us an inside look . . . 

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Giving thanks with Helen the turkey

Giving thanks with Helen the turkey

This year for Thanksgiving, I’m in Texas at our expansive animal sanctuary, Black Beauty Ranch. Founded in 1979, Black Beauty Ranch is home to nearly 650 rescued animals. Some came from slaughterhouses or research laboratories or cases of extreme neglect. Others came from roadside zoos or were . . . 

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Breaking: 18 dogs saved as Viet Nam slaughterhouse shuts down

Breaking: 18 dogs saved as Viet Nam slaughterhouse shuts down

Something extraordinary happened just outside a dog slaughterhouse and dog meat restaurant in Viet Nam where thousands of dogs and cats had been killed over the past five years: The owner of the facility approached the sign that advertised dog meat and started to tear . . . 

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Breaking: 34 dogs saved from South Korea’s dog meat industry arrive in US to seek homes

Breaking: 34 dogs saved from South Korea’s dog meat industry arrive in US to seek homes

The fortunate 34 dogs who arrived in the United States earlier this month have come quite a long way since our animal rescue responders first encountered them as victims of the dog meat industry in South Korea. Back in July, I told you about 21 . . . 

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Indiana raid shows why strong laws against cockfighting are essential

Indiana raid shows why strong laws against cockfighting are essential

It was clear something awful had been happening at a residence near Fort Wayne, Indiana, just by looking at the ground. As our team assisted law enforcement in a search of the area on Nov. 3, they saw carcasses and body parts of dead animals . . . 

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Positive progress! 18 Horrible Hundred puppy mills have shut down this year

Positive progress! 18 Horrible Hundred puppy mills have shut down this year

When sheriff’s office deputies entered Tree of Life Kennels in Sumner County, Kansas, last month they were shocked at what they saw—and smelled. Dozens of dogs, including golden retrievers, French bulldogs, terriers and other breeds, were found in filthy and decrepit living conditions, many of . . . 

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What I saw after Hurricane Ian as a veterinarian in a pop-up clinic

By on October 18, 2022 in Animal Rescue and Care with 10 Comments
What I saw after Hurricane Ian as a veterinarian in a pop-up clinic

In the weeks after Hurricane Ian devastated communities across Florida, our team coordinated the creation of a distribution center for pet food and a pop-up veterinary clinic offering free vet services in a regional library parking lot in Port Charlotte, Florida. Dr. Katherine Polak, the . . . 

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In pictures: Helping animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian

By on October 12, 2022 in Animal Rescue and Care with 6 Comments
In pictures: Helping animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian

In the news cycle, Hurricane Ian may be over, but for the communities affected, the disaster has not ended. We’re on the ground in Charlotte County, Florida, providing whatever help and resources we can to families with pets, from veterinary care to pet supplies, as . . . 

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