Animal Rescue and Care

No Sweet Home for Some Animals in Alabama

By on January 29, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
No Sweet Home for Some Animals in Alabama

The HSUS’s Animal Rescue Team has been on the ground in Alabama cracking down on cruelty and rescuing animals, helping to seize roosters from a cockfighting ring in Covington County, and removing dozens of dogs from deplorable conditions in Fayette County, in separate cases within . . . 

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Emergency Response Gets Life from Firefighters

By on January 14, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Emergency Response Gets Life from Firefighters

Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc across the Gulf Coast, turning the world upside down for so many people and animals. The nation rallied to help the region, and that included rushing in to help animals and the people who care about them. In addition to the . . . 

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HSUS: Animal Care Around the Globe

By on December 31, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
HSUS: Animal Care Around the Globe

Animal care is a core part of our organization, whether it’s the deployment of our animal rescue teams or our disaster responders, our setting up of emergency shelters to help animals in crisis, our urban and rural outreach and veterinary work in underserved communities, our . . . 

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Law & Order: Special Victims APL Unit

Law & Order: Special Victims APL Unit

After I was elected president of The HSUS nearly a decade ago – and right on the heels of our corporate combination with The Fund for Animals – one thing I set out to do was to create a dedicated unit of animal protection lawyers . . . 

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Our Top Achievements for Dogs and Cats, at Home and Abroad

Our Top Achievements for Dogs and Cats, at Home and Abroad

The HSUS’ visionary founders did not want to duplicate the work of the local animal shelters. They wanted to complement and augment that work by professionalizing the field and taking on problems beyond the reach of local organizations. In the early years, when it came . . . 

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The Videos That Animal Abusers Don’t Want You to See

The Videos That Animal Abusers Don’t Want You to See

If you don’t think video of animals, and specifically of animal cruelty, has the power to drive social reform and behavior changes, then take note of what happened this year in nearly a dozen state legislatures in 2013. From California to Indiana to Tennessee to . . . 

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Our Top 13 Transformational Achievements in 2013

Our Top <strong>13</strong> Transformational Achievements in 20<strong>13</strong>

The HSUS and its affiliates are the nation’s number-one provider of animal care, through the work of our animal sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers, Animal Rescue Team, Pets for Life program, wildlife response units, veterinary division, international street dog defenders, and other hands-on programs. This year, . . . 

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Ricky Bobby: Racing Star, Puppy Mill Ambassador

By on December 3, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Ricky Bobby: Racing Star, Puppy Mill Ambassador

In 2010, The HSUS led a coalition supporting a winning ballot measure in Missouri to crack down on puppy mills. We launched that initiative because Missouri had long been the top puppy mill state in the nation, with as many as 3,000 large-scale commercial dog-breeding . . . 

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Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide

By on November 25, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide

Since the far-reaching, multi-state dogfighting raid in late August – involving 13 locations and the seizure of 367 dogs – your HSUS Animal Rescue Team and animal fighting experts have been doing all sorts of follow up on this and other cases. They have been . . . 

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Game-Changing “Petential” for Pets for Life

By on November 22, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Game-Changing “Petential” for Pets for Life

With tens of millions of people living at or below the poverty level in the United States, it’s no surprise that the pets in these households go without as well. Through The HSUS’ Pets for Life program, which we directly conduct in four major American . . . 

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HSI Teams Provide Relief in the Philippines

By on November 21, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
HSI Teams Provide Relief in the Philippines

As I write, the second of two Humane Society International teams is in the field in the Philippines, leading response to the needs of animals and people in the areas ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan. Humane Society International has been on the ground conducting street dog . . . 

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Sandy’s Wake Still Felt One Year Later

By on October 31, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Sandy’s Wake Still Felt One Year Later

A year has passed so quickly, it seems, since I traveled up to the devastated New Jersey coast to conduct search-and-rescue with many of my colleagues, looking for pets left behind or roaming, as residents fled the impact zone of Hurricane Sandy. Upon entering the . . . 

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