Companion Animals

Breaking news: Judge says New Hampshire Great Danes can be placed for adoption

Breaking news: Judge says New Hampshire Great Danes can be placed for adoption

The verdict is in — and it’s a good one — for the future of dozens of Great Danes who have spent a year in legal limbo since their dramatic rescue from a New Hampshire breeder’s mansion last June. A judge yesterday ruled that the . . . 

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More than 5,600 dogs and cats helped in first round of Spayathon for Puerto Rico

By on June 12, 2018 in Companion Animals with 3 Comments
More than 5,600 dogs and cats helped in first round of Spayathon for Puerto Rico

Our team has just completed the first stage of Spayathon for Puerto Rico, an ambitious initiative to spay and neuter 20,000 cats and dogs at no cost to pet owners on the island, and it’s been an amazing success. For seven days, surgical teams, ground . . . 

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HSI rescues 50 dogs from South Korea meat trade before summer slaughter begins

HSI rescues 50 dogs from South Korea meat trade before summer slaughter begins

For 50 dogs raised on a dog meat farm in South Korea, this will be a summer of hope instead of terror. This week, Humane Society International began pulling the dogs out of the farm just before the start of the Bok Nal summer season, . . . 

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Ohio senate advances groundbreaking reform for puppy mill dogs

Ohio senate advances groundbreaking reform for puppy mill dogs

We have exciting news to report from Ohio today. In response to our Stop Puppy Mills Ohio ballot initiative campaign, the state legislature has given near-final approval to a bill that brings major reforms designed to improve the lives of breeding dogs. The measure includes . . . 

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Training police officers to identify animal cruelty crimes

Training police officers to identify animal cruelty crimes

When the George County, Mississippi, sheriff’s office recently received a report of a property that could be housing a dogfighting operation, they knew exactly what to do. Deputy Lisa Finlay, who had just completed a course with the Humane Society of the United States’ Law . . . 

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Breaking news: USDA tosses plan to allow third-party animal welfare inspections

Breaking news: USDA tosses plan to allow third-party animal welfare inspections

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has abandoned a disastrous proposal to outsource inspections of puppy mills, roadside zoos and research laboratories to third-party inspectors. If implemented, the proposal would have essentially allowed these industries to police themselves and severely undermined protections for millions of animals. . . . 

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New Hampshire fight reveals American Kennel Club as a champion of puppy mills, not dogs 

New Hampshire fight reveals American Kennel Club as a champion of puppy mills, not dogs 

It is a cruel irony when an organization that touts itself as a champion of dogs works behind closed doors to oppose a wide range of animal welfare bills, including those advanced to crack down on cruel puppy mills. But that is exactly what the . . . 

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Ellen DeGeneres, Cameron Diaz and other celebrities call for an end to Indonesian dog meat trade

Ellen DeGeneres, Cameron Diaz and other celebrities call for an end to Indonesian dog meat trade

Indonesia’s dog meat trade is rife with brutality. Most of its animal victims are stolen pets and street dogs, and they usually endure death by bludgeoning and blowtorching. This week, more than 90 celebrities, including Ellen DeGeneres, Cameron Diaz, Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais, . . . 

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Breaking news: House kills Farm Bill and King Amendment – for now

Breaking news: House kills Farm Bill and King Amendment – for now

I have some encouraging news to report: the U.S. House of Representatives this afternoon defeated the Farm Bill with the King amendment by a vote of 198 to 213. Rep. Steve King’s amendment could eliminate hundreds, if not thousands, of state and local laws protecting . . . 

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Alert: Help us stop the Farm Bill and the outrageous King Amendment

Alert: Help us stop the Farm Bill and the outrageous King Amendment

Imagine a country where states are forced to legalize dog, cat and horse meat. Where states could no longer set anti-cruelty and public health standards for meat and eggs sold to their residents. Where laws preventing puppy mill abuse and the trade in shark fins . . . 

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