Animal Rescue and Care
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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.
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
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.
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.