Companion Animals

Only North Carolina Governor Can Now Stop Ag-Gag Measure

Only North Carolina Governor Can Now Stop Ag-Gag Measure

North Carolina has been the stage for the largest number of HSUS deployments with law enforcement to rescue dogs from squalid, overcrowded puppy mills. In the last four years, we’ve conducted 20 puppy mill raids, partnering with dedicated local animal welfare organizations, and reminding citizens and . . . 

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A New Boxer Rebellion Needed in China

A New Boxer Rebellion Needed in China

I’m excited to share more good news in the tough fight to rid China of the cruel dog meat trade. This past weekend, Guangdong and Heilongjiang, normally home to two of China’s biggest dog meat markets, and 13 other cities played host instead to massive . . . 

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Soaring Spaniels, Whirring Whippets, and High-Flying West Highland Terriers

By on May 7, 2015 in Companion Animals with 11 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Soaring Spaniels, Whirring Whippets, and High-Flying West Highland Terriers

Our new video, showing puppies being delivered right to your home, compliments of high-flying drones, is causing people to skip a breath. It straddles the line between the absurd and the plausible. We live in a world where Amazon is already experimenting with drone deliveries, . . . 

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Time Running Out for Class B Dog Dealers

By on May 5, 2015 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals with 17 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Time Running Out for Class B Dog Dealers

Today we received more encouraging news in our fight to stop the abominable trade by Class B random source dealers, who round up dogs and cats from flea markets, shelters, auctions, and even the backyards of unsuspecting owners and funnel them to research institutions to . . . 

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The Horrible Hundred Puppy Mills (Act III)

By on May 4, 2015 in Companion Animals, Investigations with 19 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Horrible Hundred Puppy Mills (Act III)

If a pet owner left her dog to freeze to death outside in the cold, or allowed an animal’s collar to become so embedded that the dog had a bleeding neck wound, or shot a dog simply because the animal couldn’t produce puppies, they’d rightly . . . 

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HSI Brings Much-Needed Help to Animals in Nepal

HSI Brings Much-Needed Help to Animals in Nepal

This week, a team of veterinarians and disaster relief experts from Humane Society International — armed with medicines, vaccines, surgical equipment, and other supplies — touched down in Nepal, the mountainous nation most famous for its sherpas and high-altitude mountain climbing. Nepal was horribly shaken . . . 

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The HSUS’ 2014 Annual Report: Transforming the World for Animals

The HSUS’ 2014 Annual Report: Transforming the World for Animals

Today, we officially release our 2014 annual report, in print and electronic form. I hope you’ll read and take pride in the progress we are making across such a wide range of problem areas. Below, I’ve reproduced most of my President’s essay in the report to give . . . 

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Remember, There’s Only One Earth

Remember, There’s Only One Earth

Earth Day is a reminder for all of us that we humans, and all animals, depend on a healthy planet to survive. While we have the capacity to damage and destroy the planet and the life that it and the sun sustain, we also have . . . 

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Reynolds Rap  

By on April 13, 2015 in Companion Animals with 9 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Reynolds Rap   

Come meet a remarkable woman: Holly Reynolds, a 96-year-young resident of Baton Rouge, La.  Holly has so much to commend her as a stalwart animal advocate, but there’s one part of her biography that is absolutely startling: she attended the first HSUS annual meeting in . . . 

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The Correct(ional) Approach to Animal Sheltering

By on April 6, 2015 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Correct(ional) Approach to Animal Sheltering

In East Feliciana Parish in Louisiana, just a stone’s throw from the Mississippi border, there’s a one-of-a-kind animal shelter, run by a prison warden and his team and staffed by some of the men incarcerated there. The shelter, at the medium security Dixon Correctional Institute, . . . 

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Breaking News: Federal Court Upholds Local Ban on Sale of Puppy Mill Dogs

By on April 2, 2015 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 7 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking News: Federal Court Upholds Local Ban on Sale of Puppy Mill Dogs

Yesterday, a federal U.S. District Court rejected a pet store’s challenge to the City of East Providence’s ordinance restricting the sale of dogs produced in commercial, large-scale puppy mills, providing an important legal precedent in our national effort to crack down on abusive mills. More . . . 

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Gulf Coast Transformation Gains Even More Momentum

By on March 30, 2015 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Gulf Coast Transformation Gains Even More Momentum

Today, at a jam-packed Animal Care Expo in New Orleans, The HSUS announced $1 million in grants to animal welfare groups, prisons, and vet schools to advance life-saving programs for pets in the Gulf Coast. The announcement is one part of our bigger, week-long, 10-year . . . 

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