Animal Rescue and Care

N.C. Puppy Mill Rescue Highlights Deception, Dangers of Internet Sales of Dogs, Cats

By on October 8, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
N.C. Puppy Mill Rescue Highlights Deception, Dangers of Internet Sales of Dogs, Cats

As our animal rescue team entered a trash- and feces-filled house last Friday to rescue more than 50 dogs and cats from an Internet pet seller in Rutherford County, N.C., they nearly stumbled over a kitten. The tiny Himalayan was weaving her way between their . . . 

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USDA Stumbles in Naming Puppy Mill Defender to Key Animal Welfare Post

By on September 25, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
USDA Stumbles in Naming Puppy Mill Defender to Key Animal Welfare Post

In a puzzling and contradictory move, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has appointed an outspoken anti-animal-welfare advocate to a post that will exert influence on enforcement of federal laws related to puppy mills. Julian Prager, an official with two anti-animal-welfare groups and an opponent . . . 

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Big News: FBI to Start Tracking Animal Cruelty Cases

By on September 17, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Big News: FBI to Start Tracking Animal Cruelty Cases

Cruelty to animals will get its own category in federal crime reports for the first time. I got that word yesterday from John Thompson, my friend at the National Sheriffs’ Association, who told me that Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey has signed off . . . 

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Jonas (Minus the) Brothers

Jonas (Minus the) Brothers

For 29 years, Jonas was denied a decent existence. This rhesus macaque was born into the captive wildlife trade here in the United States and was passed around from owner to owner. Instead of swinging from trees in the forests of Asia where rhesus monkeys . . . 

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Dog Days of Summer – Fall, Winter and Spring

By on August 26, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

It’s National Dog Day, and there are countless reasons to celebrate the remarkable relationship so many of us have with our canine friends. My beagle rescue Lily joined me for today’s video blog, but, as you’ll see, she was drowsy and decided to let me carry . . . 

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Dog Meat Transport Trucks in China Intercepted, Evacuated

Dog Meat Transport Trucks in China Intercepted, Evacuated

I’ve got a dog rescue story out of China that will warm your heart – and also demonstrate that the cause of animal protection is gaining traction in the biggest nation in the world.  Volunteers and activists in China pulled over five trucks and rescued . . . 

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Not Mute on Malamute Cruelty

By on August 7, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Not Mute on Malamute Cruelty

Montana’s Supreme Court this week upheld the conviction of Mike Chilinski, an American Kennel Club-inspected breeder who subjected more than 160 malamute dogs to terror, abuse and starvation before they were rescued by The HSUS, law enforcement and a local animal shelter in 2011. The . . . 

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Red Nor Blue: United We Stand for Dogs and Cats

Red Nor Blue: United We Stand for Dogs and Cats

Are we a cat nation or a dog nation? It’s, of course, more of a mixed situation, with a good number of households, like mine, having representatives from both camps. But as The Washington Post reports, there are some geographic variances at work in our . . . 

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Prejudice and Pit Bulls

By on July 30, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 7 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Prejudice and Pit Bulls

Dogs have a great capacity to forgive and forget. It’s a characteristic on display in so many cases where dogs have been dealt a terrible blow or bad hand from callous people. Despite their experiences, animals who’ve known only hardship so often come to trust again in . . . 

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The True Cost of the Doggie in the Window

By on July 22, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The True Cost of the Doggie in the Window

Every year, 40,000 homeless dogs pass through the doors of Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, the most populous county in Arizona. That’s more than 3,330 dogs a month and almost 110 dogs each day. The influx of Chihuahuas and Chi mixes alone is so . . . 

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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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