Working for Animal Welfare in North Carolina
I’m in North Carolina this week, speaking at public events for The Bond, touring the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, visiting animal shelters, and meeting so many advocates committed to animal protection. North Carolina is a state at a crossroads with respect to animal welfare.
Rescuing More than 150 Dogs from North Carolina Puppy Mill
This week, The HSUS and local animal welfare agencies and groups were called in by Stokes County Animal Control to help rescue more than 150 dogs from a North Carolina puppy mill. Stokes County Animal Control served a warrant Tuesday and found French bulldogs, Chihuahuas, and . . .
Four Stars for HSUS from Charity Navigator
Supporters of The HSUS can see our results in the form of animals rescued, cruelty prevented, and awareness built. I’m also glad to report that both The HSUS and Humane Society International just received four stars, the highest rating, from the independent charity evaluator Charity Navigator.
Find Out Where Your State Stands for Animals
This week, we released our third annual “Humane State Ranking,” evaluating all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their animal welfare policies. You can see where your state rated on our interactive map.
C Minus: Subpar Score for Obama Administration on Animal Welfare Issues
With three years completed in his term, President Barack Obama is moving decidedly in the wrong direction on animal welfare issues, earning a grade of “C-minus” for 2011 according to a Report Card produced by The Humane Society of the United States.
Helping Animals in Haiti, Two Years after Devastating Earthquake
It’s been two years since a massive earthquake demolished so much of Haiti, and the impoverished nation has been struggling to rebuild. When it comes to animals, there’s been a very meaningful impact, thanks to the kindness of our supporters, the strategy behind our response, and our partner organizations.
Progress on Many Fronts, Thanks to You
Read more good news about what we’ve accomplished for horses, farm animals, companion animals, wildlife, and animals in research in 2011. Thank you for your year-end support that makes it possible for us to continue this important work in the new year and beyond.
Help Us Win the Tough Fights for Animals
You can tell a lot about someone by his friends, but also by his enemies. In their own words, here’s what some of our traditional adversaries in the agribusiness industry have to say about the strength of The HSUS.
Your 10 Favorite Blog Posts of 2011
Today, in another look back on 2011, I’m sharing the top 10 blogs for the year—those that had the most views and the biggest reaction from readers.
New Survey of Shelter Leaders Shows Strength and Unity of Animal Movement
A new survey of animal shelter and rescue leaders around the country, conducted earlier this month by an independent research firm, found overwhelming agreement among local organizations that they view the humane movement broadly as taking on large-scale cruelties to pets, wildlife, and farm animals, along with other findings.
The HSUS’s Top 10 Victories for the Year
In 2011, The HSUS was named the number-one organization by Philanthropedia (part of GuideStar) in the latest rankings of national animal protection groups, based on the highest impact for animals. The rankings were compiled by outside experts throughout the field of animal protection—including shelter directors, . . .
Changing the World for Animals in 2012
A moral concern for animals is not a far-off, abstract, or ethereal concern. It’s as tangible as it gets—intersecting with so many aspects of our daily lives. We may see stray or homeless animals in our community, or learn of a case of malicious cruelty . . .