Animal Rescue and Care
Breaking: Our team saves 114 dogs and puppies from North Carolina breeder
On Tuesday morning, our team arrived at a dog breeder’s property in North Carolina. Behind a chain link fence, dozens of Australian shepherds mixes paced back and forth, barking and peering out. We were on site at the request of the local sheriff’s office to . . .
How volunteering for animals has enriched my life
We’re kicking off National Volunteer Week—and celebrating Global Volunteer Month—by featuring one of our HSUS volunteers who will share her story about how helping animals has enriched her life. But before we do so, it’s essential to acknowledge that volunteers are the backbone of our . . .
A defining animal welfare issue of our time: Access to care
I was in New Orleans last week for our Animal Care Expo 2023, an inspiring event that drew more than 2,600 animal welfare professionals. I always love attending Expo, which has been building a stronger animal protection movement for more than three decades. This time . . .
Helping animals recover after Chile’s forest fires
In Chile, forest fires recently left entire families without homes. More than 6,000 people have been displaced. In February, a group of first responders discovered a family sleeping in a tent with the last of their belongings and their two dogs. One of their dogs . . .
In major win for animals, Indonesia’s capital city bans dog and cat meat trades
Earlier this month, authorities from the Special Area of the City of (DKI) Jakarta—the most populous metropolitan area in Indonesia, which includes the capital city—announced they have banned the dog and cat meat trades, which will save the lives of an estimated 340 dogs and . . .
Nearly 200 dogs saved from slaughter as HSI shuts down 18th dog meat farm
Not long ago, our Humane Society International team in South Korea discovered yet another heartbreaking scene on a dog meat farm: Dozens and dozens of dogs were locked in feces-filled cages awaiting slaughter. Many were pregnant, days away from giving birth to puppies who would . . .
Rescuing and reuniting animals after Türkiye’s devastating earthquakes
The devastation wrought by earthquakes in Türkiye earlier this year is almost unfathomable. Our rescue team is still on the ground, honored to bring some joy and relief to survivors, who lost virtually everything, by reuniting them with their animals. With each passing day, our . . .
Animal Care Expo is building a stronger animal protection movement
We’re looking forward to Animal Care Expo 2023, which takes place this year in New Orleans. In anticipation, Hilary Hager, our vice president of outreach, engagement and training, reflects on how Expo brings people together and strengthens the animal protection movement. The first time I . . .
Exploring the rich, overlooked history of Black animal activism
I recently wrote about how all people, no matter their circumstances, have an inherent connection with animals. The composition of the animal protection movement, however, has not always reflected everyone’s voice. Recently our staff had the pleasure of hearing historian Paula Tarankow, who holds a . . .
We’re on the ground in Turkey to help save animals
Over the weekend, our disaster relief team arrived in Turkey (Türkiye) to provide emergency relief to thousands of dogs, cats and other animals in the aftermath of the devastating and fatal 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the region earlier this month. When the first team . . .
This year’s ‘Puppy Bowl’ features two very special dogs
For some of us the big “Bowl” this coming weekend is not “Super,” it’s “Puppy.” Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XIX will air before the Super Bowl and feature more than 100 shelter and rescue dogs from across the U.S., many of them already adopted into . . .
Animal Rescue Team helps to rescue 176 cats in Mississippi
Early on Tuesday morning, Jan. 31, our Animal Rescue Team deployed to support local law enforcement agencies with an alleged neglect case involving nearly 200 cats in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. By day’s end, responders had removed 176 cats from three residential properties owned by one . . .