Animal Rescue and Care
Breaking: Last beagle of thousands spared from testing arrives at our care center
It wasn’t long ago that I witnessed the first van full of beagles arrive at our care and rehabilitation center in Maryland. On July 21, I was on hand to help welcome these dogs into a new and beautiful chapter of their lives, and I . . .
Stolen pet cats discovered among roughly 150 being sold into China’s meat trade
Chinese activists who fight the dog and cat meat trade see some pretty horrible sights in their work, and this is no less true of a recent rescue of 150 cats who were lured and trapped by thieves using wild-caught sparrows as bait. According to . . .
How we work to save animals (part 4): Rescuing and caring for animals who need us most
Note: This blog is part of a series highlighting how we fight—and win—for animals. This post focuses on our direct care, rescue and sanctuary work. Previous posts have covered how we’re ending the worst forms of institutionalized animal suffering through our efforts with corporations and . . .
Historic Kentucky floods show the importance of having disaster plans for animals
The images coming out of Kentucky after historic flooding recently devastated the eastern part of the state are simply heartbreaking: Entire homes lie in shambles, streets and bridges are still impassible and tall trees have been snapped like twigs from the force of the water. . . .
Meet Charlie, one of roughly 4,000 beagles spared from animal testing
It’s hard to fathom just how many little beings the phrase “roughly 4,000 beagles” represents, which is why we were so very happy to help these souls recently spared from life in a laboratory. Charlie is just one of the beagles bred for a sad . . .
How we work to save animals (part 1): Behind-the-scenes
If you follow our stories here on this blog or on our social platforms or email lists, you are probably familiar with the central calling that keeps us working day after day: to stand up and fight for all animals who are suffering. You’ve probably . . .
In pictures: Hundreds of beagles spared from animal testing arrive in our care to start new lives
Last week, we along with several of our shelter and rescue partners embarked on a historic operation and removed the first 432 of approximately 4,000 beagles from Envigo RMS LLC’s facility in Cumberland, Virginia, which bred dogs to be sold to laboratories for animal experimentation. I was . . .
Breaking: Historic transport of approximately 4,000 beagles spared from animal testing
You may have seen in the news that our Animal Rescue Team was approached by the U.S. Department of Justice to remove roughly 4,000 beagles from a breeding facility that supplied laboratories that test on animals. We are honored to have been chosen to lead . . .
Rescuers arrive for 21 dogs left behind at dog meat farm in South Korea
Recently, I told you about promising developments in the fight against dog meat in China, where law enforcement, government and animal advocates worked together to shut down an illegal slaughterhouse and rescue the 126 dogs found alive inside. Now I want to take you to . . .
One brave chimp’s story shows the many threats facing the species today
Every animal has a story, and for World Chimpanzee Day, I want to tell you David’s. David is a chimp who now lives at Second Chance Chimpanzee Refuge, our sanctuary in Liberia. Fiercely loyal to his friends (fellow chimpanzees Rose, Jiminy Cricket and Tipsy), David . . .
Collars found in slaughterhouse tell heartbreaking story about the dog meat trade
I know there’s been a lot of discussion on this blog recently about dog meat. As with any battle for a more humane future, the campaigning and advocacy work to end the dog meat trade requires persistence and strength of heart, which can require years . . .
Nearly 400 dogs rescued from slaughter as Chinese activists continue fighting infamous Yulin ‘festival’
Earlier this month we told you about Lucky, a dog saved moments before slaughter in Yulin, as the city began preparing for its infamous lychee and dog meat “festival” later in June. Since Lucky’s rescue, local activists have been vigilant in their determination to end . . .