Companion Animals

Pathbreaking DC Cat Count project would help humanely manage outdoor cat populations

Pathbreaking DC Cat Count project would help humanely manage outdoor cat populations

An estimated 30 to 40 million cats live outdoors in the continental United States at any given time. These are bright and intelligent creatures who are no different from your house cat, and the Humane Society of the United States has long advocated for their . . . 

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Breaking: Nearly 100 dogs, cats rescued from large-scale cruelty situation in Mississippi

Breaking: Nearly 100 dogs, cats rescued from large-scale cruelty situation in Mississippi

On the outside, it appeared to be a well-maintained property in Jones County, Mississippi, with several buildings, a neatly mowed lawn and pine trees scattered around 161 sprawling acres of land. But what our Animal Rescue Team and local law enforcement officials from the Jones . . . 

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At White House meeting, breeders and other stakeholders agree on need for puppy mill reforms

At White House meeting, breeders and other stakeholders agree on need for puppy mill reforms

The Humane Society of the United States fights puppy mills on many fronts, from working with local law enforcement to rescue animals in puppy mills to urging state and federal lawmakers and federal agencies to create and improve laws that protect animals in such facilities. . . . 

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In West Virginia, a suspected puppy mill closes and most dogs, cats find homes

In West Virginia, a suspected puppy mill closes and most dogs, cats find homes

The work we do every day requires us to be flexible and pivot at a moment’s notice when challenges arise, and thanks to our in-house experts and our vast network of partners, we are able to ensure the best outcomes for animals. Nothing highlights this . . . 

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Breaking news: Ohio governor signs landmark anti-puppy-mill law

Breaking news: Ohio governor signs landmark anti-puppy-mill law

History was made today in Ohio when Gov. John Kasich signed into law anti-puppy-mill legislation that implements major reforms designed to improve the lives of breeding dogs. The new law includes a ban on some of the most cruel practices used by commercial dog breeders, . . . 

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Speak out to stop breed-specific discrimination

Speak out to stop breed-specific discrimination

Last week, Delta Airlines announced it would ban pit-bull-type dogs from flying in the cabin as service and assistance animals. In doing so, the airline is overlooking the fact that there is no evidence that a particular breed of dog bites more than another. And . . . 

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HSI brings food, medical help to starving, hurt animals in volcano-hit Guatemala

HSI brings food, medical help to starving, hurt animals in volcano-hit Guatemala

When the Volcán de Fuego erupted in Guatemala nearly two weeks ago, devastating villages for miles around, Humane Society International’s disaster response team took immediate action. HSI has been helping animals affected by disasters for many years, and it’s one of the most crucial services . . . 

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Connect, engage and learn at the Taking Action for Animals conference

Connect, engage and learn at the Taking Action for Animals conference

Animal advocates from around the nation will converge in Arlington, Virginia, from July 20-23 for the Taking Action for Animals Conference (TAFA), to get a better understanding of animal protection issues, and to strengthen their ability to help animals in their communities through lobbying, outreach, . . . 

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Ahead of Yulin, video documents horrors of a dog slaughterhouse; 135 dogs rescued from death

Ahead of Yulin, video documents horrors of a dog slaughterhouse; 135 dogs rescued from death

The footage is blood-curdling. Dogs huddle together in a small, dark, filthy room, a slaughterhouse, their eyes wide with fear. On the floor are traces of fresh blood from dogs killed that same morning. A man clubs a dog repeatedly over the head to kill . . . 

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HSUS asks federal consumer protection agency to crack down on deceptive advertising of puppy mill puppies

HSUS asks federal consumer protection agency to crack down on deceptive advertising of puppy mill puppies

Puppy sellers routinely use deceptive practices to lure consumers into buying sick puppy mill dogs – practices we recently documented in our 10-year Puppy Buyers Complaints report. This week, taking our battle against these puppy sellers one step further, we filed a legal petition with . . . 

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