Animal Rescue and Care

Adopting Fido, Minus the Catfight

By on June 10, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Adopting Fido, Minus the Catfight

It’s a moral imperative to reduce euthanasia rates in shelters and to find homes for as many animals as possible. But adoption itself is not the end—a safe and loving home for animals is our goal. And that’s why shelters and rescue groups must screen . . . 

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Ready to Act

By on June 9, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Ready to Act

Last week, I attended our 2008 National Conference on Animals in Disaster in Sacramento, Calif., where I spoke with hundreds of animal response specialists, public officials, government administrators, emergency managers, veterinarians, and volunteer animal advocates who had gathered to exchange ideas and experiences, attend training . . . 

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All Paws on Deck

All Paws on Deck

You’ve done it again. I am so touched by the generosity and dedication of our supporters. You are extraordinary, and I am so glad we are joined together in the fight for animals. For the second time in a month, when the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance . . . 

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Baby on a Crusade

By on June 3, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Baby on a Crusade

Yesterday, Jana Kohl, my friend and one of the top animal advocates in the nation, appeared on Good Morning America to talk about her new book, "A Rare Breed of Love: The True Story of Baby and the Mission She Inspired to Help Dogs Everywhere." . . . 

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An Icon of Animal Rescue

By on May 28, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
An Icon of Animal Rescue

Last Friday afternoon, HSUS staffers received an email update from Scotlund Haisley, our senior director of Emergency Services. On the eve of the Memorial Day weekend, we read about the incredible work our Emergency Services team has accomplished over the last few weeks—bringing animals from . . . 

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Humble Heroes

By on May 19, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Humble Heroes

© iStockphoto The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines altruism as "unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others." Altruism is one of our best traits as humans, and it’s the emotional characteristic that is the engine of the animal protection movement. But it’s not uniquely . . . 

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Cultivating Animal Protection

Cultivating Animal Protection

The eyes glaze over, and it sounds very boring to the average American. But the Farm Bill—a massive multibillion-dollar hodgepodge of provisions that relate to agriculture and that the Congress takes up every five years or so—is the bread-and-butter bill for anyone interested in food . . . 

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Warm and Fuzzy Tails

Warm and Fuzzy Tails

I want you to do something Sunday morning. It’s pretty simple—just open your newspaper and look at the MUTTS comic strip by Patrick McDonnell. (If yours isn’t one of the more than 700 papers that carries MUTTS, or you’ve moved beyond paper, you can see . . . 

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Protecting the Vulnerable

Protecting the Vulnerable

© North County TimesThe infant bear cub. Warning: dangerous video. Your heart may melt more than just a little watching the footage of a baby bear cub, rescued on a road in southern California and then taken to refuge at The Fund for Animals Wildlife . . . 

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Biting Back Against Puppy Mills

By on April 9, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Biting Back Against Puppy Mills

"Change can’t happen fast enough" declared Christopher Barrett, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Dutch Convention and Visitors Bureau. "What’s happening in these puppy mills is atrocious." That’s Barrett’s reaction to last week’s "Oprah" exposé of the puppy mill industry, and his remarks make plain . . . 

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Talk Back: Puppy Truths on TV

By on April 8, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

"The Oprah Winfrey Show" has a worldwide audience of 40 million people. So once word began to circulate that Oprah Winfrey would be dedicating an episode of her show to the abusive conditions at puppy mills and the related issues of pet overpopulation, euthanasia, and . . . 

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Force for Reform

By on April 4, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The remarkable work of The HSUS’s Investigations unit was profiled today in the nation’s second-most popular newspaper, The Wall Street Journal. If you are a WSJ subscriber, you can read the article online. If not, keep an eye out for a newsstand copy. The piece, . . . 

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