Animal Rescue and Care

Burrowing in on Wild Horse and Burro Management

By on July 14, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 4 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Burrowing in on Wild Horse and Burro Management

Burros are among my favorite of the animals residing at our Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, with their long ears and friendly stares. We have a couple hundred of rescued burros there, and visitors seem to have a special fascination with them, too. As with . . . 

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Rescue, Rehab and Release

By on June 26, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Rescue, Rehab and Release

The animal care team at our affiliated Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in Ramona, California, last year took in a red-tailed hawk who’d been found at a trolley station. Her wing was heavily damaged, after coming out on the losing end of a collision with . . . 

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Dogs at Work – but Definitely Not Working Dogs

By on June 20, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

A year ago, on the blog, I reported that the beagle had landed. It was just about a year ago that my wife and I adopted Lily – middle-aged for a canine – from a local rescue group. We feel like we hit the jackpot, . . . 

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Horses Need Your Help in Climbing Steep (Capitol) Hill

Horses Need Your Help in Climbing Steep (Capitol) Hill

Dutch, a Tennessee walking horse, was subjected to soring. Photo: The HSUS Thanks to The HSUS and some individuals who care deeply about horses, Dutch is safe today, protected by people looking out for him. But his story is not only a tale of woe, but . . . 

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Federal Court Ruling on ‘Crush Videos’ Just the Latest to Affirm Value of Animal Protection Legislation

Federal Court Ruling on ‘Crush Videos’ Just the Latest to Affirm Value of Animal Protection Legislation

It's still a crime to sell videos showing appalling forms of animal cruelty, after a federal appeals court upheld a federal anti-cruelty law Friday. This is just the latest in a string of federal court decisions, upholding the authority of Congress and the states to take . . . 

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Digging Up Dirt – to Expose Cruelty, and to Help Tortoises

Digging Up Dirt – to Expose Cruelty, and to Help Tortoises

Last week in Florida, we hosted a remarkable HSUS Animal Care Expo – a signature event held principally for animal care professionals throughout the nation. Nicole Paquette, Vice President of Wildlife Protection for The HSUS, holds a gopher tortoise rescued at a construction site in . . . 

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The Pet Offensive – New Strategies to Combat Puppy Mills

By on May 21, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Pet Offensive – New Strategies to Combat Puppy Mills

At The HSUS’s Animal Care Expo, the largest animal protection conference in the nation, I announced yesterday that Maddie’s Fund has pledged $4 million to The HSUS, over three years, to conduct an online campaign against puppy mills. The campaign will focus on discouraging people . . . 

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Jackson Galaxy and Cats From Other Universes

By on May 16, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Jackson Galaxy and Cats From Other Universes

Jackson Galaxy will deliver the keynote address at the HSUS Animal Care Expo in Daytona Beach. In advance of the Expo I spoke with Jackson about cat behaviorists, troubleshooting cat problems, community cats, and the Animal Care Expo:

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Weak Laws Bring Cockfighters, Mafia Flocking Into Kentucky

Weak Laws Bring Cockfighters, Mafia Flocking Into Kentucky

Cockfighters are on the run, or better yet, in handcuffs, like never before.  In recent days, there have been rescues in California, Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia, and there seems to be a new resolve among so many different law enforcement agencies nationwide . . . 

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Puppy Mills and 101 Damnations

By on May 5, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals, Investigations with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Puppy Mills and 101 Damnations

There are 101 horrific puppy mill stories highlighted in our annual report, “101 Puppy Mills,” that we release today for the start of The HSUS’ eighth annual Puppy Mill Action Week—where we spotlight harsh truths about puppy mills and the abuses of dogs occurring on a widespread scale within the pet industry.

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Going Nuclear Against Dogfighting

Going Nuclear Against Dogfighting

This week, we got one step closer by making dogfighting an explicit crime in Costa Rica. The new legislation, sent to the president for her signature, prohibits the reproduction of material related to dogfighting training and the import, creation, purchase, and sale of dogfighting training equipment. Lawmakers at the national level voted unanimously to create a much stronger battery of laws criminalizing dogfighting

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Give Me Shelter From Euthanasia – in California and Beyond

By on April 28, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Give Me Shelter From Euthanasia – in California and Beyond

Our movement has made steady progress in reducing the euthanasia of healthy and treatable pets in shelters. In the mid-1970s, the nation was euthanizing about 15 million dogs and cats each year, and that number is now down to three million, thanks to aggressive promotion of pet adoption, spay and neuter and pet retention programs. It’s still three million too many, and The HSUS is committed to getting that number down to zero for healthy and treatable animals.

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