Adopting Fido, Minus the Catfight
It’s a moral imperative to reduce euthanasia rates in shelters and to find homes for as many animals as possible. But adoption itself is not the end—a safe and loving home for animals is our goal. And that’s why shelters and rescue groups must screen . . .
All Paws on Deck
You’ve done it again. I am so touched by the generosity and dedication of our supporters. You are extraordinary, and I am so glad we are joined together in the fight for animals. For the second time in a month, when the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance . . .
Baby on a Crusade
Yesterday, Jana Kohl, my friend and one of the top animal advocates in the nation, appeared on Good Morning America to talk about her new book, "A Rare Breed of Love: The True Story of Baby and the Mission She Inspired to Help Dogs Everywhere." . . .
An Icon of Animal Rescue
Last Friday afternoon, HSUS staffers received an email update from Scotlund Haisley, our senior director of Emergency Services. On the eve of the Memorial Day weekend, we read about the incredible work our Emergency Services team has accomplished over the last few weeks—bringing animals from . . .
Out of the Ashes
Our Emergency Services team consists of 18 full-time staff members, but we rely on hundreds and even thousands of trained volunteers and also cooperative relations with other groups and local, state, and federal agencies. We do not respond just to natural disasters, but to human-caused . . .
Three Steps Forward, One Step Back
I am in Orlando today, at The HSUS’s Animal Care Expo. It’s one of our signature events, and attracts animal sheltering professionals from throughout the nation and the world, though it’s a treasure trove of information and instruction for any animal advocate. We are 1,700 . . .
Our Report Card
This week we released The HSUS Annual Report for 2007—a summary of the organization’s performance and effective action over the past year. I open the report with an overview of our forward movement, and I invite you to read that letter below. Then, browse the . . .
Animal cruelty knows no national boundaries. Almost all of the industries we confront are global in nature—animal fighting and puppy mills (see yesterday’s blog), trophy hunting and the fur trade, the exotic animal trade and factory farming, just to name a few. As a matter . . .
Cultivating Animal Protection
The eyes glaze over, and it sounds very boring to the average American. But the Farm Bill—a massive multibillion-dollar hodgepodge of provisions that relate to agriculture and that the Congress takes up every five years or so—is the bread-and-butter bill for anyone interested in food . . .
Alarm Bells Over Eight Belles
It’s happened again. A horse breaks down in one of the signature events of horse racing, precisely at the time that average Americans briefly turn their gaze to the spectacle and become fans or followers for a day. Their interest in horse racing is as . . .
Warm and Fuzzy Tails
I want you to do something Sunday morning. It’s pretty simple—just open your newspaper and look at the MUTTS comic strip by Patrick McDonnell. (If yours isn’t one of the more than 700 papers that carries MUTTS, or you’ve moved beyond paper, you can see . . .
Talk Back: Save Our Seals
Readers have responded full force to Canada’s slaughter of baby seals and to Rebecca Aldworth’s dispatches from the ice with calls for the killing to come to an end. Since the hunt began, messages of outrage, sympathy, encouragement and despair have poured in. Among those . . .