Companion Animals

Four Stars for HSUS from Charity Navigator

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.

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Find Out Where Your State Stands for Animals

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.

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C Minus: Subpar Score for Obama Administration on Animal Welfare Issues

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.

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Helping Animals in Haiti, Two Years after Devastating Earthquake

By on January 9, 2012 in Companion Animals, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
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.

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Progress on Many Fronts, Thanks to You

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.

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Help Us Win the Tough Fights for Animals

By on December 29, 2011 in Companion Animals, Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
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.

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Your 10 Favorite Blog Posts of 2011

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.

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New Survey of Shelter Leaders Shows Strength and Unity of Animal Movement

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.

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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, . . . 

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Changing the World for Animals in 2012

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 . . . 

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Ten Accomplishments for Pets in 2011

Ten Accomplishments for Pets in 2011

While deeply valuing the essential work of local animal-care organizations, The HSUS’s founders saw that the nation needed an organization that had the power to fight for all animals—one that could change the dynamics of animal protection and strike at the root causes of cruelty. . . . 

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Talk Back: Purebred Health and Beloved Mutts

By on December 14, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Purebred Health and Beloved Mutts

I’ve blogged recently about three major dog welfare issues. Many of you wrote in to echo concerns about purebred dog welfare and puppy mills, as well as to sing the praises of your shelter pets.

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