Companion Animals

Be a Hero for Animals like Honey

Be a Hero for Animals like Honey

The HSUS recently paid out our 100th reward for information leading to a conviction in an animal fighting case. Watch the video of one of the many animals we’ve rescued from illegal fighting, Honey, a wounded pit bull found tied to a heavy chain during a dogfighting raid this summer.

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Giving More than 100 Dogs Shelter for the Holidays

By on December 9, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Giving More than 100 Dogs Shelter for the Holidays

This week, our Animal Rescue Team answered a request for help to give more than 100 dogs in Mississippi the food, shelter, and veterinary care they desperately needed.

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New HSUS Investigation Reveals Deception by Online Puppy Seller

By on December 7, 2011 in Companion Animals, Investigations with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New HSUS Investigation Reveals Deception by Online Puppy Seller

Online shopping is a great way to buy holiday gifts, but not to get a puppy or other pet. In a new undercover investigation, The HSUS dug into the world of Internet puppy sellers and found not only the underlying cruelty of puppy mills, but also deceptive sales tactics.

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More Ways to Help Animals and Get Involved with Our Work

More Ways to Help Animals and Get Involved with Our Work

We just launched a new Volunteer Center to better serve our volunteers and highlight our range of volunteer opportunities and resources. I hope you’ll consider getting involved in whatever way you can, whether it’s with The HSUS, your local shelter, or other animal groups.

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Talk Back: Our Work for Pets and Farm Animals

By on December 2, 2011 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Our Work for Pets and Farm Animals

Our funny new Shelter Pet PSAs are already a YouTube sensation, and many of you shared my excitement about them. You’ve also had a lot to say recently about our campaigns to help farm animals. Here are a few of your comments on these topics.

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Urgent Action Needed to Save American Horses from Slaughter

By on December 1, 2011 in Companion Animals, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Urgent Action Needed to Save American Horses from Slaughter

Congress recently chose not to include a ban on funding USDA inspectors at horse slaughter plants in the United States, opening the door for these plants to open here. We need to ban the slaughter of American horses throughout North America by passing the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. Please take action today!

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Bulldogs’ Vet Bills and the Need to Put Dog Welfare First

By on November 29, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Bulldogs’ Vet Bills and the Need to Put Dog Welfare First

Breeding for exterior characteristics rather than health and welfare has quietly emerged as one of the leading dog welfare issues in America. Take a look at the cover story in this past Sunday’s New York Times Magazine about the genetic and hereditary problems that afflict English bulldogs.

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How to Care for More than 60,000 Animals

How to Care for More than 60,000 Animals

The HSUS cared for more than 57,000 animals in the first three quarters of 2011, and the number has exceeded 60,000 in the past few weeks. We’re so thankful for your support that makes this possible.

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Finding Common Ground: Outdoor Cats and Wildlife

Finding Common Ground: Outdoor Cats and Wildlife

There are times when the protection of one species appears to conflict with the protection of another. Perhaps the most common example is the case of outdoor or feral cats and wildlife.

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Rescue Story: The Runt of the Litter Blossoms

By on November 16, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Rescue Story: The Runt of the Litter Blossoms

HSUS personnel who respond to crises involving animals are often charmed by these needy pets. Read a story from our own Michelle Cascio, manager of our Emergency Placement Partners program, about how she fell in love with a shy bulldog puppy named Pink.

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New PSAs Get the Word Out for Shelter Pets

By on November 15, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New PSAs Get the Word Out for Shelter Pets

Two years ago, The HSUS, the Ad Council, and Maddie’s Fund launched the Shelter Pet Project to promote the adoption of shelter pets all across the country. Check out our new TV PSAs and other ads released today.

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Puppy Mills, Captive Hunts, and Progress for Animals in the News

By on November 14, 2011 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Puppy Mills, Captive Hunts, and Progress for Animals in the News

Every day my colleagues do their best to help all animals, everywhere. In four recent news stories and videos, you can see more about our work to expose puppy mills and captive hunts, to phase out the invasive use of chimpanzees in research, and to make notable progress to protect animals in California.

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