Animal Rescue and Care

Another Hallmark/Westland Investigation Milestone

Another Hallmark/Westland Investigation Milestone

In early 2008, The Humane Society of the United States released an investigation showing appalling and unacceptable treatment of dairy cows too sick or injured to walk at the Hallmark/Westland slaughter plant in Chino, Calif. The case set off riots in South Korea (the number-two . . . 

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Third-Quarter Favorites: Protecting Dogs, Horses, Pigs, and Animals in Labs

Third-Quarter Favorites: Protecting Dogs, Horses, Pigs, and Animals in Labs

I like to look ahead on the blog, report on major action items, take on our critics, or opine on a major fault line or controversy within our field. It’s also my custom, each quarter, to look back and provide a summary of which blogs . . . 

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Bringing Hope to 139 Dogs, Cats, Horses, and Birds in North Carolina

By on September 27, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Bringing Hope to 139 Dogs, Cats, Horses, and Birds in North Carolina

There’s never a respite for our Animal Rescue Team. This Tuesday, the Humane Society of the United States’ ART helped animal control officers and local groups in Person County, N.C., save more than 130 animals from miserable conditions in a hoarding situation. Roberta Wall, co-founder . . . 

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Update: Helping Rescued Dogs Recover and Learn to Trust

By on September 17, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Update: Helping Rescued Dogs Recover and Learn to Trust

Last month, The HSUS helped rescue nearly 50 dogs from two suspected fighting operations in Michigan. Our policy is to treat every rescued dog as an individual, not as a category, and our hope is that they can eventually be placed with rescue groups or . . . 

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Slow and Steady Wins the Race to Save Gopher Tortoises

By on September 12, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Slow and Steady Wins the Race to Save Gopher Tortoises

Our critics in various animal-use industries constantly try to define us, and try to say The HSUS should work on one narrow set of humane issues–or, not to work on humane issues at all. Rest assured, we don’t take their advice. We’ve always been about . . . 

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Breaking News: Hundreds of Dogs and Other Animals Rescued in South Carolina

By on September 11, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking News: Hundreds of Dogs and Other Animals Rescued in South Carolina

I’ve written before about many websites that sell puppies over the Internet with cute photos and resolute assurances about healthy, happy dogs. But all too often, these claims hide the back story: the dogs are sourced from cruel puppy mills where breeding dogs live out . . . 

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Pets Weather the Storm of Hurricane Isaac

By on September 4, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Pets Weather the Storm of Hurricane Isaac

Hurricane Isaac hit the Gulf Coast last week–almost seven years to the day that Katrina struck that same area. Isaac’s heavy rains brought severe flooding in inland areas, and high winds and storm surges overtopped some levees, such as in Plaquemines Parish. Many people were . . . 

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Lawmakers Must Act to Stop Puppy Mills in North Carolina

By on August 24, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Lawmakers Must Act to Stop Puppy Mills in North Carolina

In 2010, The HSUS led a coalition campaign to secure a ballot measure (Proposition B) in Missouri, and although it was unfairly and wrongly weakened by state lawmakers, the law that remained is still one of the strongest in the country, and it’s resulted in . . . 

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A Dogfighting Victim’s Tragic Story Spreads the Message of Combating Cruelty

By on August 21, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Dogfighting Victim’s Tragic Story Spreads the Message of Combating Cruelty

Our mission statement is short and to the point: “Celebrating Animals/Confronting Cruelty.” Kathy Milani/The HSUS Holding these two powerful ideas in balance is a perpetual challenge for those of us who care about animals and devote ourselves to their welfare. On one hand, there is . . . 

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Moving Forward for Pets and Farm Animals in the Heartland

By on August 17, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Moving Forward for Pets and Farm Animals in the Heartland

I’ve just returned from a tour of the heartland–Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska–where I talked to HSUS supporters, leaders, staff members from other animal welfare organizations, farm groups, and farmers. I visited animal shelters and spay/neuter clinics, and I also got a first-hand look at . . . 

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Horse Slaughter Plan Withdrawn in New Mexico

By on August 15, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Horse Slaughter Plan Withdrawn in New Mexico

Wyoming state legislator Sue Wallis has been talking about opening up a horse slaughter plant on U.S. soil for years–and she began her crusade not long after the last plants were shuttered in 2007. Wallis has been aggressively venue-shopping in recent months. She found her . . . 

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Unchained: Nearly 50 Dogs Rescued from Suspected Fighting Rings

By on August 7, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Unchained: Nearly 50 Dogs Rescued from Suspected Fighting Rings

Yesterday, I mentioned that The HSUS’s Animal Rescue Team helped Michigan officials raid two suspected dogfighting operations in Kalamazoo and rescue nearly 50 dogs. At one property set back in the woods, dozens of dogs were living outdoors on heavy chains or in chain-link pens, . . . 

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