Animal Rescue and Care

New Member of Our Animal Care Family

New Member of Our Animal Care Family

The SPCA Wildlife Care Center in Broward, County, Florida is now our fifth animal care facility. There is no group that has the range of hands-on care services for animals as The HSUS, or helps so many animals directly.

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New Law Strikes in Puppy Mill Capital

By on June 24, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New Law Strikes in Puppy Mill Capital

Yesterday, our team worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and its Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement in shutting down a major operation and rescuing more than 200 dogs.

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Talk Back: Rescued

By on June 22, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Two recent stories with happy endings—the adoption of Gentle Ben, a blind and elderly Akita who was among more than 300 dogs rescued from an Arkansas puppy mill, and a MUTTS comic strip featuring our own Scotlund Haisley—inspired you.

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CSI for Animal Crimes

By on June 16, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
CSI for Animal Crimes

A compelling and informative new book has come out about the Forensics Laboratory of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its pioneering efforts to apply the “CSI” factor to the investigation and prevention of wildlife and environmental crimes.

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Gentle Ben: Before and After

By on June 11, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Gentle Ben: Before and After

Last Thursday night an email arrived in my inbox with a triumphant subject line: Ben was adopted! Ben was one of more than 300 dogs removed from an Arkansas puppy mill in March. He was the biggest of the pack, but also blind and very elderly.

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Closing the Door on Puppy Mill Abuse

By on June 3, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Closing the Door on Puppy Mill Abuse

The HSUS is committed to shutting down puppy mills, and it’s become almost a daily exercise for us—with on-the-ground interventions, by passing legislation, and through our work in the courts.

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Our Very Own SWAT Unit

By on May 28, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Our Very Own SWAT Unit

Yesterday we helped to rescue nearly 400 dogs from a puppy mill in Washington state and last week we assisted in the seizure of 374 neglected animals from a ranch in Wisconsin. Our state directors give us a leg up in learning of crisis situations.

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Closure in the Cockfighting Corridor

By on May 19, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Closure in the Cockfighting Corridor

The guiding principle in all of our work is to hit animal fighting wherever it exists. We attend to this task every day, and this past weekend, we had another major strike.

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Polly Wants a Permanent Home

Polly Wants a Permanent Home

On Saturday I visited the Central Virginia Parrot Sanctuary, also known as Project Perry, in Louisa, Va. This parrot sanctuary—for the cast-offs and the cruelty cases of the burgeoning parrot trade—is the inspiration of Matt Smith.

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Horse With No Name No More

By on May 12, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Horse With No Name No More

If you can, please make a special donation to help us rehabilitate these formerly neglected horses. As a way of recognizing your financial support, we’re even offering a unique opportunity for you to name the horses.

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Why Must Puppy Mill Regulations Raise Hackles?

By on May 6, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Why Must Puppy Mill Regulations Raise Hackles?

I think the American public needs to know who is defending these despicable puppy mills and how these battles are playing out.

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Battling to Breed Better Laws

By on April 1, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Battling to Breed Better Laws

The provisions vary by state, but all these bills are grounded on the principle that the nation has a serious puppy mill problem and that government must step in and impose some limits to protect helpless creatures.

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