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Animal welfare crisis grows more critical in Ukraine as war rages on

Animal welfare crisis grows more critical in Ukraine as war rages on

As Russia continues its deadly assault on Ukraine, humanitarians and animal advocates from around the world are banding together to provide urgent relief to those imperiled by the fighting, and to help people fleeing the war zone with their beloved pets. Indeed, the situation inside . . . 

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Animal-friendly appropriations in Congress bring good news for all kinds of animals   

Animal-friendly appropriations in Congress bring good news for all kinds of animals   

Update 3/15/2022: President Biden signed the appropriations package into law. Humane advocates often look to the passage of animal-friendly legislation as the strongest measure of progress in our work at the federal level, and clearly, good laws are important. But a nation that cares for . . . 

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Here’s how we’re taking action for Ukraine and its animals—and how you can help

Here’s how we’re taking action for Ukraine and its animals—and how you can help

With the weight of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine heavy in our hearts, we are thinking of the Ukrainian people and their animals and identifying ways to help them now and over the longer term. How could we do otherwise with a torrent of images and . . . 

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As President Biden addresses the state of the union, we continue to push for progress for animals

As President Biden addresses the state of the union, we continue to push for progress for animals

During his years in the Senate, now-President Joe Biden supported dozens of animal welfare measures, including legislation to require dolphin-safe labeling on tuna, stop canned hunts, annually prohibit the use of taxpayer dollars to fund federal inspection and approval of meat at horse slaughterhouses (effectively . . . 

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Our campaign to end the puppy mill-to-pet store pipeline heats up in Florida and Texas 

By on February 18, 2022 in Companion Animals with 3 Comments
Our campaign to end the puppy mill-to-pet store pipeline heats up in Florida and Texas 

Our fight to stop the sale of puppy mill puppies in pet stores is one of our biggest, one we’re waging against fierce industry opposition across the country. The pet store and puppy mill interests are out in force right now, and we’re taking them . . . 

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Here’s how to become an animal advocate in your state and why it’s important

Here’s how to become an animal advocate in your state and why it’s important

The road to a more humane and just society for animals is paved by many hands and hearts doing many different kinds of work: Sheltering and finding loving homes for dogs, cats and other companion animals in local communities; tending to sick and injured animals, . . . 

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Breaking: 110 dogs saved from slaughter arrive in Canada to find homes

Breaking: 110 dogs saved from slaughter arrive in Canada to find homes

After a harrowing start in the world, more than 100 dogs once destined for slaughter are starting to arrive in Canada, at a temporary shelter run by Humane Society International/Canada, to start their search for new lives in loving forever homes. Each of these individuals . . . 

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How Petland is trying to keep puppy mills in business

By on January 12, 2022 in Companion Animals with 8 Comments
How Petland is trying to keep puppy mills in business

Our fight to stop the sale of puppy mill puppies in pet stores is coming to a head in Florida, a state in which we’ve helped to pass over 80 local ordinances prohibiting those sales. A new bill in its state legislature, SB 994/HB 849, would void popular pet store ordinances recently enacted in Orange and Manatee Counties and . . . 

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HSUS colleagues make it a special holiday season for sick puppies relinquished by New York pet store

By on January 6, 2022 in Companion Animals with 12 Comments
HSUS colleagues make it a special holiday season for sick puppies relinquished by  New York pet store

The holidays were busier and happier in at least three HSUS households this season, as colleagues stepped up to care for three puppies relinquished by the American Kennels pet store in New York City. The relinquishments of Rocky, an Akita, Rosie, a Morkie and Pogo, . . . 

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Good news to start 2022: These new laws are now in place to protect animals

Good news to start 2022: These new laws are now in place to protect animals

We begin our work in 2022 encouraged by the knowledge that a handful of significant animal protection laws at the state level have now taken effect across the country. That makes for a great start to a year in which we hope to extend the . . . 

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Win! Puppy mills slammed with major setbacks in 2021, spelling a brighter future for dogs

Win! Puppy mills slammed with major setbacks in 2021, spelling a brighter future for dogs

It’s no secret that puppy and kitten mills treat dog and cat mothers and fathers like moneymaking machines, bred over and over with little to no regard for their health or well-being. It is simply no way for a dog or cat to live. The . . . 

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Breaking: Undercover investigation exposes puppies suffering in NYC pet store

By on December 8, 2021 in Companion Animals, Investigations with 18 Comments
Breaking: Undercover investigation exposes puppies suffering in NYC pet store

Since our undercover footage is now in the hands of New York City authorities, we can reveal what our investigations team discovered over the course of six weeks at a pet store called American Kennels on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Between October and . . . 

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