Animal Rescue and Care

On the Eve of Greatness – As a Society

On the Eve of Greatness – As a Society

We live in an incredible nation – a nation, like the others, still a work in progress.  Think of it as a body bearing more than a few scars from past travails and battles, and one with its share of open wounds. And think of it . . . 

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Wins for Chimps, Elephants, Lions Mark the Biggest Federal Policy Gains in 2015

Wins for Chimps, Elephants, Lions Mark the Biggest Federal Policy Gains in 2015

This year, we helped secure an extraordinary series of gains in the federal policy-making realm — gains ushered in by Congress and federal executive agencies. More broadly, the government banned the use of chimps in experiments, saw new rules to protect elephants against the ivory trade, . . . 

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Chimps, Lions, and the Five Freedoms for Farm Animals Take Center Stage: Top 10 Victories of 2015

Chimps, Lions, and the Five Freedoms for Farm Animals Take Center Stage: Top 10 Victories of 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE: GOOD NEWS! The HSUS and the New York Blood Center have announced an agreement to provide long-term sanctuary for the Liberian chimpanzees. READ THE UPDATE » Looking back on 2015, think Cecil, Ringling, McDonald’s and Walmart, the National Institutes of Health, the FBI, . . . 

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Animals Getting Their Day in Court – HSUS Legal Victories of 2015

Animals Getting Their Day in Court – HSUS Legal Victories of 2015

At The HSUS, we throw the kitchen sink at animal cruelty. And one of the best tools we have is our cadre of two dozen in-house lawyers who pursue a dizzying array of cases, claims, petitions, and other legal campaigns and regulatory actions. The HSUS . . . 

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More Dogs Rescued From Butchers in South Korea, Arrive in America

More Dogs Rescued From Butchers in South Korea, Arrive in America

Over the past week, Humane Society International has shepherded the transport of 26 dogs from South Korea to the United States. It’s been the best kind of whiplash for these pups – rescued from a dog meat farm in Korea and now bound for loving homes . . . 

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Telling the Story of Animals Through Videos – Our Top Videos of 2015

Telling the Story of Animals Through Videos – Our Top Videos of 2015

Every day, The HSUS chronicles the story of animals – both celebratory, and also the hard-hitting kind that exposes abuses. Our video production work pulls together the strands of our undercover investigations at factory farms or exotic animal menageries, on the ground with our Animal Rescue Team . . . 

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The Field of Battle for Animals is Global – HSI Top Achievements for 2015

The Field of Battle for Animals is Global – HSI Top Achievements for 2015

As The HSUS takes on the important fights for animals here in the United States, our sister organization, Humane Society International (HSI), helps protect animals globally. With significant operations  in 20 countries, and a presence in three dozen more, HSI has made a difference on a wide range of issues:  working to . . . 

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Breaking News: Animal Rescue Team Descends on Terrible Neglect Scene in Ohio

By on December 9, 2015 in Animal Rescue and Care with 22 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking News: Animal Rescue Team Descends on Terrible Neglect Scene in Ohio

This morning, HSUS staff, along with members of the sheriff’s office in Adams County, Ohio, walked in on a horrific sight during an animal rescue mission: on the property of what had once been registered as a nonprofit rescue sanctuary were dogs and cats of all . . . 

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For #GivingTuesday, Help Us Help Pets in Poverty

By on December 1, 2015 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
For #GivingTuesday, Help Us Help Pets in Poverty

When The HSUS’s Pets for Life team met Philadelphia resident Amalia Acosta and her dog, Fiero, in 2012, Amalia was in tears. She faced the tough decision of giving Fiero up: she loved him very much, but the strong and energetic dog was hard for . . . 

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Undeterred, Unbowed in Seeking Reform for All Animals

Undeterred, Unbowed in Seeking Reform for All Animals

With Thanksgiving upon us, I’m grateful to so many people for supporting The HSUS and its bold vision to help all animals in society, including those caught up in major use industries throughout the world. While we face the grim reality that animals still suffer at . . . 

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Don’t For a Minute Excuse Eating Dog Meat As a Cultural Prerogative

Don’t For a Minute Excuse Eating Dog Meat As a Cultural Prerogative

The very idea of dogs as meat is unthinkable for most people, but an estimated 30 million dogs are slaughtered each year for local consumption in a handful of Asian countries, including China, Philippines, South Korea, and Vietnam. We’d be wrong, however, to think the . . . 

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Dismantling Puppy Mills in Creative Ways

By on October 23, 2015 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 6 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Dismantling Puppy Mills in Creative Ways

Frankie was one of 50 small dogs rescued from a puppy mill that closed down. She was already 10 years old and was missing more than a clump of her fur due to mange. Harley lived for years at the end of a short, rusty . . . 

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