Animal Rescue and Care

Helping Animals, Step by Step

As I travel around the country, I have the privilege of meeting so many people of conscience who want to take action for animals. One of the most frequently asked questions is, "How can I be involved and what can I do to help The . . . 

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Cruelty—On All Fronts—Must be Condemned

By on August 23, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cruelty—On All Fronts—Must be Condemned

During the Katrina crisis two years ago, I expected to hear more of this: why are you helping the animals when there are people suffering? Fortunately, that false-choice manner of thought was reserved for only the strident opponents of animal protection or the most cynical . . . 

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Young Boy’s Bravery Offers Inspiration

By on August 20, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Young Boy’s Bravery Offers Inspiration

It’s often that people ask me how I manage to deal with the barrage of animal abuse I encounter day after day. It’s gut wrenching, but I’ve found sometimes the worst cases of cruelty call extraordinary people to action. Today, I give you news about . . . 

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Protecting Wildlife by Preserving Places

By on August 16, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The HSUS has always recognized that the destruction of habitat is life-threatening to wild creatures.  When habitats are fragmented or demolished for roadbuilding or commercial or residential development, animals are driven from their homes and often displaced or destroyed. In the United States, there are . . . 

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Saving Lives in the Community

By on August 14, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

If urgent matters don’t disrupt my plan, I want to showcase two themes this week—first, to shine a spotlight on a few hands-on programs at The HSUS and, second, to point you to our tremendous in-house video capabilities and resources. Yesterday, I introduced you to . . . 

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Street Cred and Cruelty

By on June 25, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Street Cred and Cruelty

A couple years back, The HSUS criticized Nike for running a television ad called "The Battle"—an MTV-like ad featuring a one-on-one game of basketball interspersed with quick takes of a pit bull and a Rottweiler snarling at each other and poised for fighting. It was . . . 

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Working Like A Dog

By on June 21, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Working Like A Dog

Tomorrow we celebrate one of the more obscure observances in the workplace—“Take Your Dog to Work Day.” It doesn’t rival Martin Luther King Day, or President’s Day, but it’s a subject worthy of some reflection, especially from me as CEO of The Humane Society of . . . 

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Talk Back: Horse Slaughter Is Wrong

By on June 19, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers responded to comments posted last week and the claim du jour of horse slaughter advocates—if we shut down horse slaughterhouses, people will abandon horses or even abuse them. Below is a sampler of the comments we received. What do you think? Join the conversation . . . 

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Abandon the Myth of the Unwanted Horse

By on June 15, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Abandon the Myth of the Unwanted Horse

I must say that the proponents of horse slaughter have done a pretty good job of staying on message and thereby confusing the issue. They know that Americans care about animal welfare, so they have been forced to concoct an argument that somehow makes horse . . . 

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Help Save Dogs Like Baby

By on June 14, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Help Save Dogs Like Baby

On Monday I told you about my friend Jana Kohl and her adopted dog Baby. Though it’s painful to hear, it is at times important to focus on the suffering that animals endure, as a reminder of what we are working to prevent in the . . . 

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Changing the World for Animals

I am obsessed with results. If you invest in a company, you expect to get a dividend or some other form of return. When you invest in an animal organization, like The HSUS, you should get a tangible result, too. In our case, it’s a . . . 

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“Monster Pig” Shows Horror of Canned Hunts

By on June 4, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
“Monster Pig” Shows Horror of Canned Hunts

Last week, an 11-year-old boy from Alabama killed a hog reported to weigh 1,051 pounds. The boy, Jamison Stone, is finishing the sixth grade this year. He shot the pig eight times with a .50 caliber revolver, according to the boy’s account. Accompanied by his . . . 

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