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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Humane Society of the United States is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to The Humane Society of the United States are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The HSUS's tax identification number is 53-0225390.