Animal Rescue and Care

Puppy Mill Horrors to Hit Millions

By on April 2, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Puppy Mill Horrors to Hit Millions

Last week, dogs enduring confinement, overcrowded living conditions, excessive breeding, and other problems associated with puppy mills gained as strong an ally as they could find in this country: Oprah Winfrey. Oprah taped an entire hour-long program last week on puppy mills and the related . . . 

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Emergency Ready

By on March 24, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Emergency Ready

Our Emergency Services team stands at the ready to respond to natural and human-made disasters. Last week’s floods In the Midwest prompted us to sound the alarm bell. Here’s a report from Missouri from Scotlund Haisley, our senior director of Emergency Services. We were answering . . . 

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Cat-alyzing Change

Cat-alyzing Change

I had just graduated from college in 1987 when the legendary Cleveland Amory published "The Cat Who Came for Christmas," his now-classic tale of Polar Bear, the stray cat he got himself dirty rescuing from an alley one snowy night in New York City. About . . . 

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Talk Back: Investigation Ovations

By on February 6, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Our comment box continues to flood as readers add their voice to the uproar surrounding our investigation into inhumane treatment of downed cows at a California slaughter plant. Among the comments we received: To the person who had enough compassion for animals to put himself . . . 

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Humane Society Undercover

Humane Society Undercover

For the last few days, I’ve written about the riveting and revolting images from an HSUS investigation of a southern California slaughter plant. Millions of Americans have subsequently tuned in to newscasts that showed workers at the facility abuse and torment cows too sick or . . . 

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Progress in Politics: Laws for Animals

Progress in Politics: Laws for Animals

The organized animal protection movement has certainly paid attention to lobbying and lawmaking through the years, but the lion’s share of resources have been directed to direct animal care, such as rescue and sheltering. In the modern lobbying era—the last 25 years, where we’ve witnessed . . . 

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Winning the Fight for Animals in ’07

Winning the Fight for Animals in ’07

Last week, I wrote a letter to some HSUS supporters about some of our accomplishments for the year. In many respects, it’s been a remarkable year, and we’ve achieved many of our programmatic goals for the year. For those of you who relish the details, . . . 

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Fighting Puppy Mills Full-Force

By on December 19, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Fighting Puppy Mills Full-Force

At The Humane Society of the United States, we are concentrating resources on some of the core problems that our nation confronts on animal protection—including factory farming, animal fighting, the fur trade, inhumane hunting practices, the exotic animal trade, and pet overpopulation and puppy mills. . . . 

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You Asked: Puppy Protection

By on December 14, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
You Asked: Puppy Protection

Today I would like to respond to a question from reader Linda Jordan, who is concerned about pet store puppy sales. Q. The HSUS does a great job! I would love to see a day when pet stores would be no longer allowed to sell . . . 

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Puppy Cruelty Chronicled

By on December 12, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Puppy Cruelty Chronicled

The press attention generated by our exposé of the pet store-puppy mill connection, highlighted by our investigation of Pets of Bel Air and broken in a press conference I led yesterday at a Los Angeles Animal Services shelter, has been more than considerable. There are . . . 

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Spreading the News

By on November 14, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Spreading the News

Watch our new PSA featuring Russell Simmons. One of the big challenges we face at The Humane Society of the United States is a lack of awareness about what we do. We fight hard to bring awareness to the American public on a whole range . . . 

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Talk Back: California Animal Relief

By on November 13, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers continue to react to the wildfires that ravaged Southern California in late October and were relieved to hear the animals and staff of the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center escaped harm. Among the comments we received: THANK YOU so much for your help. I . . . 

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