Companion Animals

HSUS, partners step in to help dogs rescued from a Louisiana puppy mill

HSUS, partners step in to help dogs rescued from a Louisiana puppy mill

Our work to tackle the puppy mill scourge is multifaceted and includes a range of tactics. We appeal to consumers to adopt animals from rescue groups and animal shelters, or to adopt from responsible breeders. We persuade pet stores to discontinue their reliance on puppy . . . 

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Second round of Spayathon for Puerto Rico will help 8,000 dogs and cats

By on November 8, 2018 in Companion Animals with 1 Comment
Second round of Spayathon for Puerto Rico will help 8,000 dogs and cats

The Humane Society of the United States and its partners are back on the ground for the second round of Spayathon for Puerto Rico, an ambitious project that aims to provide free spay, neuter and vaccination services to 30,000 dogs and cats in the commonwealth . . . 

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Historic wins for farm animals in California, greyhounds in Florida

Historic wins for farm animals in California, greyhounds in Florida

The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund take on the big fights: the ones that have the greatest long-term impact for the most animals. On Election Day, we prevailed once again with two decisive and historic victories, one for . . . 

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Election Day: Live updates

By on November 6, 2018 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 1 Comment
Election Day: Live updates

VICTORY! In California, voters have approved Proposition 12, a historic measure that will improve the lives of tens of millions of farm animals by prohibiting cruel cage confinement of egg-laying hens, pigs used for breeding, and calves raised for veal in small cages that immobilize . . . 

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California and Florida cast crucial votes tomorrow on farm animals, greyhounds

California and Florida cast crucial votes tomorrow on farm animals, greyhounds

Tomorrow, citizens in California and Florida will vote on critical animal protection measures with profound and lasting implications for humane work. In California, a virtual army of Humane Society of the United States staff members and volunteers are making the case for a ballot measure . . . 

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All treats, no tricks for sanctuary and rehabilitation center residents

All treats, no tricks for sanctuary and rehabilitation center residents

With Halloween upon us, the residents of wildlife sanctuaries and animal rehabilitation centers associated with the Humane Society of the United States and our affiliates are busy trick or treating. They are snacking on peanut butter and nuts stuffed inside pine cones, bringing down pinatas . . . 

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As crucial Florida greyhound vote looms, Ellen DeGeneres, Pierce Brosnan and Owen Wilson support Amendment 13

As crucial Florida greyhound vote looms, Ellen DeGeneres, Pierce Brosnan and Owen Wilson support Amendment 13

Greyhound racing is a bleak and sordid enterprise for the animals. The dogs are confined 20-23 hours a day in stacked, warehouse-style metal cages barely large enough for them to turn around in, and death rates on the tracks are high. In Florida alone, one . . . 

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USDA scales back on enforcing Animal Welfare Act violations by puppy mills, roadside zoos and other businesses

USDA scales back on enforcing Animal Welfare Act violations by puppy mills, roadside zoos and other businesses

In early 2017, with a new administration in office, the U.S. Department of Agriculture deleted its online public database containing thousands of pages of records that the public and animal protection groups depended on to monitor Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act violations. These . . . 

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Post Hurricane Michael, HSUS Animal Rescue Team helping move hundreds of animals

Post Hurricane Michael, HSUS Animal Rescue Team helping move hundreds of animals

Our Animal Rescue Team is on the ground in parts of Florida that were ravaged by Hurricane Michael. We are coordinating the movement of adoptable dogs and cats out of shelters affected by the storm and to shelters in other parts of the country, making . . . 

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As monster storm Michael roars toward Florida, the HSUS offers emergency tips, prepares to help with rescue and relief

As monster storm Michael roars toward Florida, the HSUS offers emergency tips, prepares to help with rescue and relief

As Hurricane Michael barrels into Florida, having turned overnight into a category 4 storm, our Animal Rescue Team has been reaching out to shelter partners and allies, as well as emergency management officials, to encourage them to move unowned shelter animals out of harm’s way . . . 

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Celebrating the human-animal bond at the Blessing of the Animals

By on October 5, 2018 in Companion Animals with 2 Comments
Celebrating the human-animal bond at the Blessing of the Animals

Several years ago, I was invited to speak at the Blessing of the Animals on World Animal Day at the Washington National Cathedral. After the talk, what came next was by far the best part of the event. Walking out into the courtyard, it was . . . 

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Delta, Congress move to improve airline travel for pets

Delta, Congress move to improve airline travel for pets

When Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico last year, many residents were faced with a choice they should never have to make: fly to safety while leaving their pets behind to face the storm alone, or stay home and risk their own — and their pets’ . . . 

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