Companion Animals

Tax Code Crackdown Leads to Rescue of 120 Puppy Mill Dogs

By on December 6, 2010 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Tax Code Crackdown Leads to Rescue of 120 Puppy Mill Dogs

Last week, we came to the aid of more than 120 puppy mill dogs in Indiana, thanks to the collaborative work of state and local authorities, area humane organizations, Maddie’s Fund, and our incredible HSUS staff, led by our Indiana state director, Anne Sterling.

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Reservations About the Animal Abuse Registry

By on December 3, 2010 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Reservations About the Animal Abuse Registry

A law recently passed in Suffolk County, New York to require people convicted of cruelty to animals to register with a publicly accessible website or face jail time and fines. This idea has surfaced in several other states this past year, including California, Rhode Island, . . . 

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Saved from Puppy Mill Cruelty: See Boomer’s Survival Story

By on December 1, 2010 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Saved from Puppy Mill Cruelty: See Boomer’s Survival Story

In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing with you several stories of animal survivors who were saved through the efforts of The HSUS this year. Though the stories have their heartbreaking side, every story ends happily—with concerted action resulting in lives being saved. The HSUS . . . 

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Talk Back: Big Votes, Big Wins for Animals

By on November 12, 2010 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Big Votes, Big Wins for Animals

As of this morning, The HSUS is currently ranked #1 in the Pepsi Refresh Project. There are more than 1,000 charities competing for two $250,000 awards, and the top two vote-getters receive the quarter million dollar award for projects outlined by the organizations. The grant . . . 

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An Open Letter to the Missouri Farm Bureau

By on November 10, 2010 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
An Open Letter to the Missouri Farm Bureau

Last week, Missouri voters approved Proposition B. In campaigning against the measure, the Missouri Farm Bureau leveled an array of false charges against Prop B and also against The Humane Society of the United States, which worked to pass Prop B. I write to address these charges and to set the record straight.

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An Early Start in Animal Protection

By on November 4, 2010 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
An Early Start in Animal Protection

It’s very gratifying for me to see the growing number of young people who are stepping up for animals. Whether it’s expressing concern about a neighborhood dog chained day and night, or outrage at the plight of animals on factory farms, young people are getting . . . 

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Back from the Brink in Missouri: Prop B to Bring End to Puppy Mill Cruelty

By on November 3, 2010 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Back from the Brink in Missouri: Prop B to Bring End to Puppy Mill Cruelty

I feel a deep sense of relief today, with victory on the puppy mill ballot measure in Missouri behind us. As the votes from rural counties were being posted on the state’s official website, Prop B fell behind, and badly so. At one point, we . . . 

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Victory Declared for Missouri’s Dogs and Arizona Wildlife

By on November 3, 2010 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

We have declared victory in Missouri on Prop B! We are winning now by 38,000, and we expect that margin to increase! What a night for the dogs! Missouri is the number one puppy mill state in America. We now have a pathway to turn . . . 

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Arizona, California, Missouri and North Dakota Voters: Animals Need You

Arizona, California, Missouri and North Dakota Voters: Animals Need You

The next few hours are critical for the future welfare of countless hundreds of thousands of animals—from dogs to wildlife. Please join me in the waning hours of the 2010 election season in making the calls and sending the emails to friends, family and acquaintances—and, . . . 

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“Hot in Kansas City” – And the Rest of Missouri

By on October 30, 2010 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
“Hot in Kansas City” – And the Rest of Missouri

Today, Betty White left a warm and positive phone message (listen here) with about a half million Missouri women voters in support of Prop B—a different kind of robocall, given that this campaign tool is so often used to convey harsh and dishonest information about . . . 

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Four Votes for Animals, Four Final Days to Spread the Word

By on October 29, 2010 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Four Votes for Animals, Four Final Days to Spread the Word

With just four days until the election, we’re in a last push with coalition partners to spread our critical message to voters in Arizona, California, Missouri and North Dakota about important statewide citizen’s initiatives on the ballot. Every one of these races is competitive, so . . . 

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Federal Audit Finds Rampant Abuses of Show Horses; Agency Reform Promised

By on October 28, 2010 in Companion Animals, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Federal Audit Finds Rampant Abuses of Show Horses; Agency Reform Promised

For years The HSUS has called on the USDA to meet its responsibilities and deal with significant and ongoing abuses of horses at the hands of horse show exhibitors. The USDA’s Horse Protection Program is meant to protect these wonderful animals, ensuring that Tennessee Walking . . . 

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