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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

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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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200 more dogs break free of the misery of a Korean dog meat farm

200 more dogs break free of the misery of a Korean dog meat farm

When our Humane Society International team first saw the Belgian Malinois, he was sitting forlornly in a cage only slightly larger than he, on a Korean dog meat farm. Dogs belonging to this breed are prized by police departments and the military for their natural . . . 

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Ohio’s new puppy mills law, one of the strongest in nation, takes effect today

Ohio’s new puppy mills law, one of the strongest in nation, takes effect today

Starting today, commercial breeders in Ohio can no longer cram dogs into cages that are stacked on top of each other and deprive animals of basic necessities, like space to move, exercise and access to veterinary care. A pathbreaking new law that goes into effect . . . 

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Rescuers wade through floods to pull out stranded animals in the Carolinas

Rescuers wade through floods to pull out stranded animals in the Carolinas

Yesterday, emergency officials in Horry County, South Carolina, which has been bracing for record flooding following Hurricane Florence, received a call from a couple with 12 cats. Their home was surrounded by rapidly rising waters, and they didn’t want to evacuate without making sure their . . . 

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India mandates new regulations to stop animal cruelty and neglect by pet stores

India mandates new regulations to stop animal cruelty and neglect by pet stores

India has seen a boom in pet ownership in recent years, and there has been a corresponding increase in the number of pet stores doing brisk business by selling puppies. Unfortunately, the boom comes with a downside for the animals caught up in this trade. . . . 

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Breaking news: U.S. House votes to crack down on dog and cat meat, wildlife trafficking

Breaking news: U.S. House votes to crack down on dog and cat meat, wildlife trafficking

For many years now, Humane Society International has been at the forefront of a hot war against the dog and cat meat trade across Asia. We have taken on many high-profile fights and we’ve made tremendous progress, from pushing back hard against China’s Yulin dog . . . 

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As Hurricane Florence barrels toward East Coast, HSUS Animal Rescue Team moves to keep animals safe

As Hurricane Florence barrels toward East Coast, HSUS Animal Rescue Team moves to keep animals safe

As severe weather events have become more frequent and more destructive in recent years, our Animal Rescue Teams at the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International have not merely expanded but also learned to pivot swiftly to respond to crisis situations. . . . 

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HSI reunites pets with families, distributes much-needed supplies in flood-ravaged Indian state of Kerala

HSI reunites pets with families, distributes much-needed supplies in flood-ravaged Indian state of Kerala

The floods have now abated in Kerala, but they’ve left massive destruction in their wake. Millions of people and animals have been left homeless by the calamity that has also claimed more than 400 human lives and, according to the government of Kerala, millions of . . . 

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