Animal Rescue and Care

The HSUS’ 2013 Annual Report: Helping Animals in Crisis, Driving Transformational Change

The HSUS’ 2013 Annual Report: Helping Animals in Crisis, Driving Transformational Change

The HSUS’ 2013 annual report provides the most comprehensive overview of our work. As you’ll see, we continued to make gains in all of the areas where we made major investments, and we fortified the financial position of the organization in a meaningful way.

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Discover Multiple Ways to Help The HSUS Fly

Discover Multiple Ways to Help The HSUS Fly

New arrangements with corporate supporters like Amazon and Discover make it easier than ever to help animals without making too much of an effort.

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Full-Court Press in the Courts

Full-Court Press in the Courts

With 24 litigators on staff—aided by a network of over 1,000 pro bono lawyers from the nation’s top law firms—The HSUS’ legal team is working like never before to help all animals, on both the domestic and international stages, and to bring new levels of firepower to protecting animals.

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From Russia with Love

From Russia with Love

Two days ago, it was former puppy mill dogs, rabbits, and birds from Arkansas arriving in D.C. Yesterday, to considerable and much warranted media fanfare, it was 10 street dogs from Sochi, Russia, who with our help made a trip across two continents to start a . . . 

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Something is Rotten in Denmark

By on March 27, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Something is Rotten in Denmark

Take a look at two contrasting institutional responses to challenging circumstances with animals, which together give a clear measure of diametrically opposed value systems – one merciful, and the other ruthless. One of the dogs from Arkansas after arrival, ready to go to a placement . . . 

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Spring Forward — for Wildlife

By on March 21, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Spring Forward — for Wildlife

The calendar says spring, but winter doesn’t seem to want to release its hold in some parts, with snow forecast again for next week in Washington, D.C.. But rising temperatures and other signs of spring cannot be held off for many more days.  The first . . . 

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Right to Farm or Right to Harm

By on March 19, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Right to Farm or Right to Harm

Let’s count the ways that our political adversaries try to thwart progress to help farm animals. They work hard to pass ag-gag laws to make it a crime to take pictures of animals on farms or to conduct undercover investigations. They work in Congress, with Rep. . . . 

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From Millstone to Milestone

By on March 17, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
From Millstone to Milestone

Our movement achieved a remarkable milestone last week, with South Dakota becoming the 50th state to adopt felony-level penalties for malicious cruelty to animals (The bill also makes cockfighting a felony offense).  A couple of our founding fathers (Washington and Jefferson) and their heirs (Lincoln . . . 

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Olympian Hero Brings Home More Than a Medal

Olympian Hero Brings Home More Than a Medal

Humane Society International’s Masha Kalinina, Gus Kenworthy and Robin Macdonald with two of the rescued puppies. View more photos here. Photo by Christopher Lane/AP Images for HSI At the Winter Olympics in Sochi, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy made headlines not for just winning a . . . 

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Fighting for All Animals, Everywhere

Fighting for All Animals, Everywhere

Dogs at the suspected puppy mill prior to being rescued. You can view a slideshow of the rescue here. Photo by Shannon Johnstone “For far too long, dogs have been suffering like this in puppy mills across North Carolina,” Kim Alboum, the HSUS state director . . . 

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Long Odds for Survival for Greyhound Racing

By on March 11, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Long Odds for Survival for Greyhound Racing

Dog lovers everywhere should be pleased to learn that greyhound racing – once referred to as the “Sport of Queens” — could be on its way out as a form of gambling and entertainment. One of its last redoubts is in Florida, where commercial greyhound . . . 

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The Latest on Pigs, Puppy Mills, and Laying Hens

The Latest on Pigs, Puppy Mills, and Laying Hens

There’s so much positive change afoot for animals, but it’s also true that we are more or less always in the throes of battle as a movement, with tough fights being waged right now and many more looming in the months and years ahead.  This . . . 

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