Animal Rescue and Care

Adoption Story: Pit Bull Goes from Fighting Ring to Loving Home

By on June 26, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Adoption Story: Pit Bull Goes from Fighting Ring to Loving Home

I love redemption stories. Last summer, I wrote about our Animal Rescue Team helping to rescue dogs from two fighting rings in North Carolina. It was a blazing hot day, and most of the animals were chained outside in the woods. The HSUS and Hello . . . 

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Animal Fighting Progress in the Senate, and More News on the Legislative Front

Animal Fighting Progress in the Senate, and More News on the Legislative Front

Two days ago, I wrote―with barely contained indignation―about members of the Senate declining to take up two key animal welfare amendments during floor consideration of the farm bill. One amendment, from Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., mirrored the language of S. 3239/H.R. 3798, the vitally important . . . 

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Cockfighting Bust in California Seizes Hundreds of Birds, Cache of Fighting Equipment

By on June 18, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cockfighting Bust in California Seizes Hundreds of Birds, Cache of Fighting Equipment

Last week, The HSUS’s’ Animal Rescue Team deployed to Tulare County, Calif., to help bust what appears to be one of the largest distributors in the United States of knives, gaffs, and other equipment used for illegal cockfighting.

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A Safe Haven for Victims of Domestic Violence

By on June 15, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Safe Haven for Victims of Domestic Violence

Thanks to one dog’s heroism and a community’s outpouring of support, victims fleeing violent homes no longer have to choose between seeking safety for themselves or protecting their pets. Joe Maxwell, former Lieutenant Governorof Missouri and The HSUS’s Director of RuralDevelopment and Outreach, with "Hank"photo: . . . 

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Coming Together for Pets at Animal Care Expo

By on May 31, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Coming Together for Pets at Animal Care Expo

I was so pleased last week to participate in The HSUS’s Animal Care Expo, where more than 1,800 people from 40 different countries gathered in Las Vegas to get trained and to network for a single purpose: To save animals’ lives. One great purpose of . . . 

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HSUS 2011 Annual Report Released Here

HSUS 2011 Annual Report Released Here

We’ve just released our 2011 annual report online highlighting our activities and accomplishments during that year. Illustrated with a new infographic, the report shows why there’s no animal protection group in the world quite like The HSUS. Let me tell you why I make that . . . 

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HSUS Breaks Investigation Today of Nation’s Largest Exotic Animal Owner

HSUS Breaks Investigation Today of Nation’s Largest Exotic Animal Owner

Today, CBS This Morning broke news of another HSUS undercover investigation―this one focusing on perhaps the largest private owner of tigers in the nation, GW Exotic Animal Park in central Oklahoma.

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A Wing and a Prayer: Rescuing More than 100 Parrots

By on May 14, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
A Wing and a Prayer: Rescuing More than 100 Parrots

Last week, the great folks at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton called The HSUS in to help seize more than 100 parrots and other birds from alleged neglect and cruelty in Moraine, Ohio. The birds were living in filthy, nearly barren cages in a rodent-infested storefront.

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Our Big Chance to Stick up for Puppies

By on May 10, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Our Big Chance to Stick up for Puppies

Soon, animal advocates will have one of their biggest chances ever to make a difference for the dogs still suffering in unlicensed puppy mills.

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First-Quarter Blog Favorites: Progress for Farm Animals, Horses, and More

First-Quarter Blog Favorites: Progress for Farm Animals, Horses, and More

Here’s a list of the top 10 blog posts from the first quarter of 2012, the ones you read and remarked upon the most. Not surprisingly, many of the most popular blogs focused on progress for animals, and others on as our undercover investigations.

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Force-Feeding Ducks for Foie Gras is Unconscionable Cruelty

By on April 11, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Force-Feeding Ducks for Foie Gras is Unconscionable Cruelty

In 2004, California lawmakers passed a bill to phase out the cruel force-feeding of ducks and the sale of foie gras if it comes from that inhumane process. Now, the state’s major foie gras producer is advocating an override of the law before it goes into effect this July.

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Meeting a Heroine for Animals

By on April 5, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Meeting a Heroine for Animals

One of the most inspiring speeches I've read in the field of animal protection was Robert Chenoweth's address in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as chairman of the board of the freshly minted Humane Society of the United States, to assembled members in 1955. "We felt, first . . . 

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