Pledge to Gulf Coast Pets: Better than Before Katrina
During the rescue phase of Hurricane Katrina deployment in the fall of 2005, I vowed on behalf of The HSUS that we’d not just help with the urgent rescue of animals, but also commit in the long-term to fortify the humane infrastructure in Louisiana and Mississippi. With the imminent opening of a new shelter in St. Bernard Parish, there is one more tangible example of how we’re making good on that promise.
HSUS Hands-on Care: A World of Good Around the World
In addition to the enormous gains we made to help billions of animals through our big-picture work in 2009, I was pleased to inventory how much we accomplished, and how many animals we helped, through direct care programs.
Because of You
We are a powerful, mainstream force because of you. And as the year turns in a few hours, it is the right time for me to say “thank you.”
2009 Blog Favorites
Yesterday, I identified the top 10 animal stories of the decade. Today, I leave the subjectivity aside, and report to you on the top 10 blogs of the year, as measured by click-throughs on our website. As you can see, my controversial decision to put convicted . . .
Top 10 Animal Stories of the Last Decade
The run up to any new year provides an opportunity for a look back. But now that we are turning into 2010, it’s an opportunity to conduct a longer-term review of the major events and trends of the last decade (though one might argue the end . . .
2009 Report Card for Obama Administration
I summarize the major actions of the Obama Administration in a Report Card, providing a summary of both the actions helpful and inimical to animal protection. For the year to date, we give the Administration a B minus on its activities.
Talk Back: Ending Euthanasia of Homeless Pets
Last week, I posted, in a series of three blogs, a Q&A between me and Robin Starr, CEO of the Richmond SPCA and an innovator in the sheltering field who is working hard to eliminate the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals. I mentioned the . . .
No Kill: Q&A with Robin Starr, Part Three
For the third and final day, I devote my blog to an extended interview with Robin Starr, CEO of the Richmond SPCA.
No Kill: Q&A with Robin Starr, Part Two
Today I bring you part two of a three-part interview with Robin Starr, CEO of the Richmond SPCA, about her shelter’s vigorous efforts to reduce and ultimately eliminate the killing of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in the entire Richmond area.
No Kill: Q&A with Robin Starr, Richmond SPCA
I asked Robin Starr, CEO of the Richmond SPCA, to answer questions about the broader no-kill debate. Tune in to the blog in the coming days to see the complete interview.
Greetings from Bhutan: Saving Street Dogs
Recently, Andrew Weinstein, a member of the board of directors of The HSUS, was vacationing in Asia and stumbled across our spaying and neutering work in the remote Bumthang valley of central Bhutan.
Alligator Skin Market Slinks Away
Yesterday, The New York Times published a front-page story about the travails of the alligator farming business in Louisiana.