Animal Rescue and Care

One month into war, our animal relief effort expands

One month into war, our animal relief effort expands

Each and every day in war-torn Ukraine, we see a poignant truth that we have seen at other times in other places. In their most desperate moments, at the risk of their own lives and without hesitation, those who love and care about animals will . . . 

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We’re back! Animal Care Expo celebrates its 30th anniversary in person

We’re back! Animal Care Expo celebrates its 30th anniversary in person

After more than two years of the pandemic testing our patience and resolve, forcing us to find new ways of working and socializing, and making us long for normal life, there are finally signs of spring—among them, our return to holding Animal Care Expo in . . . 

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HSUS team rescues New Mexico dogs from squalid conditions

HSUS team rescues New Mexico dogs from squalid conditions

On Monday morning in San Miguel County, our Animal Rescue Team members were up with the sun, watching it rise over a picturesque New Mexico mesa as they met up with local authorities getting ready to serve a search-and-seizure warrant. But in stark contrast to . . . 

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Animal welfare crisis grows more critical in Ukraine as war rages on

Animal welfare crisis grows more critical in Ukraine as war rages on

As Russia continues its deadly assault on Ukraine, humanitarians and animal advocates from around the world are banding together to provide urgent relief to those imperiled by the fighting, and to help people fleeing the war zone with their beloved pets. Indeed, the situation inside . . . 

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Here’s how we’re taking action for Ukraine and its animals—and how you can help

Here’s how we’re taking action for Ukraine and its animals—and how you can help

With the weight of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine heavy in our hearts, we are thinking of the Ukrainian people and their animals and identifying ways to help them now and over the longer term. How could we do otherwise with a torrent of images and . . . 

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For these “Friends,” Black Beauty Ranch beats Central Perk hands down 

By on February 3, 2022 in Animal Rescue and Care with 1 Comment
For these “Friends,” Black Beauty Ranch beats Central Perk hands down 

Their troubles are over, and Ross, Rachel, Chandler and Joey are safe now at home. Three years after their rescue from a roadside zoo in Canada, this lucky troop of kangaroos is thriving at Black Beauty Ranch.   The ‘roos were among over 200 animals rescued . . . 

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Our rescuers are on the ground to save animals after deadly Kentucky tornadoes

By on December 17, 2021 in Animal Rescue and Care with 1 Comment
Our rescuers are on the ground to save animals after deadly Kentucky tornadoes

It’s shocking how much can change in only a few moments: The tornadoes that recently struck Kentucky brought tragedy and devastation to communities. And while the recovery will take a long time, I am honored to be on the ground in Mayfield, Kentucky, to help . . . 

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Mother and daughter macaques retired from a lab have been inseparable for decades

Mother and daughter macaques retired from a lab have been inseparable for decades

When a rhesus macaque named Nanette gave birth to her daughter, Gabby, they were living in a biomedical research laboratory. In the wild, the daughter macaques typically stay with their mothers their entire lives, but in the laboratory setting it is common practice for baby . . . 

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Rescued tigers at our animal sanctuary meet their first pumpkins

By on October 22, 2021 in Animal Rescue and Care with 5 Comments
Rescued tigers at our animal sanctuary meet their first pumpkins

One of the most remarkable things about saving animals is what happens after the drama of their rescues is over: They begin to experience the daily pleasures they deserve, like having fields of fresh grass to lie on, rather than cement or metal bars. There . . . 

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Breaking: Rescuers arrive at house full of cats suffering from neglect

Breaking: Rescuers arrive at house full of cats suffering from neglect

This week, our Animal Rescue and Response team was dispatched to Indiana to help rescue dozens of cats from a house in Muncie. I had the honor of being with them, on the ground, seeing the first moments these cats got the love and care . . . 

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Why fostering an animal is especially meaningful right now

Why fostering an animal is especially meaningful right now

COVID-19 has made the past year and a half challenging, difficult and painful for so many individuals and institutions across the world. The animal sheltering and rescue community is no exception. Last summer, as the pandemic worsened across the U.S., shelters responded by growing programs . . . 

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Breaking: Rescuers and police discover 150 pet shop animals in desperate need of help

By on September 2, 2021 in Animal Rescue and Care with 17 Comments
Breaking: Rescuers and police discover 150 pet shop animals in desperate need of help

At a pet store located next to a flea market in Burnside, Kentucky, on Wednesday morning, members of our rescue team encountered nightmarish conditions for dozens of animals. The details of the scene were heartbreaking to hear. The air inside the store was musty and . . . 

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