Companion Animals

As Dorian approaches, HSUS moves animals from threatened shelters to safety

As Dorian approaches, HSUS moves animals from threatened shelters to safety

As Hurricane Dorian moves closer to our shores, an extremely dangerous storm that could cause unprecedented flooding and winds in several coastal states, we’re working with our shelter partners to move animals out of harm’s way. On Sunday, we coordinated an evacuation of approximately 80 . . . 

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As Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida, make plans to keep your pets safe

As Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida, make plans to keep your pets safe

Update: The Humane Society of the United States is coordinating an evacuation of approximately 80 animals out of three Florida shelters. A rescue flight funded by the HSUS has departed from Jacksonville this morning with cats and mostly large-breed dogs who were up for adoption . . . 

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Six puppy mills cited in Horrible Hundred report close doors

Six puppy mills cited in Horrible Hundred report close doors

Despite a steep decline in our government’s oversight of businesses like puppy mills, our own work to shut down these ruthless enterprises that profit from the suffering of innocent animals continues to charge ahead. I am thrilled to report that just since the release of . . . 

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Washington Post reveals White House may have meddled to stop USDA inspectors from helping suffering animals

Washington Post reveals White House may have meddled to stop USDA inspectors from helping suffering animals

There are new and explosive revelations about the lengths the Trump administration may be going to in order to prevent U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors from documenting and reporting violations of the Animal Welfare Act and the Horse Protection Act. A Washington Post story details . . . 

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Get some “Humane Voices” in your head

Get some “Humane Voices” in your head

I talk to the media pretty regularly about issues and threats facing animals today and about all that we’re doing to help them. The reality of the media world, though, means that these discussions often get boiled down into 10-second sound bites! Happily, for those . . . 

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Breaking news: Brazil will no longer require one-year pesticide test on dogs; reforms will save animal lives in the country and in the U.S.

Breaking news: Brazil will no longer require one-year pesticide test on dogs; reforms will save animal lives in the country and in the U.S.

Brazil this week announced sweeping changes to its requirements for animal testing of agricultural pesticides, including eliminating the requirement for a controversial one-year toxicity test conducted on dogs. The move will potentially spare the lives of tens of thousands of animals used each year for . . . 

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From lemonade stands to lobbying members of Congress, children pitch in for the love of animals

From lemonade stands to lobbying members of Congress, children pitch in for the love of animals

As mom to an animal-loving daughter, it warms my heart to see stories of children who are working to make the world a better place for animals. We have all seen these on social media or maybe in our own homes and neighborhoods – children . . . 

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As heat wave wraps around the U.S., take steps to protect pets and keep them out of hot cars

As heat wave wraps around the U.S., take steps to protect pets and keep them out of hot cars

In the midst of a nationwide heat wave, with excessive-heat warnings and advisories in place for more than 20 states, it’s natural for those of us who care about animals to worry about their welfare and the risk of their being locked in cars. In . . . 

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Members of Congress join rescue pups at U.S. Capitol to urge passage of bill ending malicious acts of cruelty like crushing animals and bestiality

Members of Congress join rescue pups at U.S. Capitol to urge passage of bill ending malicious acts of cruelty like crushing animals and bestiality

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson It may be hard to believe, but some of the most malicious acts of animal cruelty — including crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating and impaling animals and sexually exploiting them — are not felonies under federal law. Today, a bipartisan . . . 

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Educating consumers is key to ending puppy mill problem

Educating consumers is key to ending puppy mill problem

There are some 10,000 puppy mills active in the United States – a mammoth number, by any measure. Animals in these enterprises are condemned to a life of squalor and suffering with no relief in sight. At a typical puppy mill, dozens or even hundreds . . . 

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States, localities forge ahead on banning puppy mills, cage confinement, killing contests and more

States, localities forge ahead on banning puppy mills, cage confinement, killing contests and more

In May this year, Washington’s governor signed into law the strongest legislative protections for egg-laying hens anywhere in the world. Nevada became the second state in the country, after California, to pass a law banning cosmetics testing on animals. And New Mexico passed a law . . . 

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For two rescues, a journey from despair to hope and love

For two rescues, a journey from despair to hope and love

The hands-on rescue work we do at the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International can be some of the most difficult for our responders, emotionally, because no matter how often they do this, it is never easy to see animals living . . . 

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