Companion Animals

Philanthropist in Chief? We’re All For It

By on December 9, 2008 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Philanthropist in Chief? We’re All For It

The cascading bad news about our economy, with unemployment rising toward 7 percent, dramatic layoffs (half a million jobs in November), and an official declaration of recession, could have dire import for the nonprofit sector, including The HSUS. Like all charities, we rely upon the . . . 

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Pets Shouldn’t Balance the Budget

By on December 8, 2008 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

In these hard economic times, state and local officials should not try to balance budgets by adding to the suffering of animals. That’s just common sense. But sometimes common sense isn’t enough. For instance, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, obviously desperate to scrounge up new revenue . . . 

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Puppy Mill Angst

By on December 2, 2008 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Puppy Mill Angst

Since The HSUS broke its investigation of Petland, Inc.—exposing the retail chain of stores as perhaps the country’s largest supplier of puppy mill dogs—we’ve heard from scores of people of all ages who are passionate about the issue. Many want to know what they can . . . 

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Puppies for Sale, er, Adoption

By on November 25, 2008 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Puppies for Sale, er, Adoption

These days, the industries we quarrel with don’t even try to engage The Humane Society of the United States head-on regarding animal cruelty. They bob and weave and attempt to take the conversation in some other, irrelevant direction. And that, friends, leads to some strange . . . 

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Barking Mad About Puppy Mills

By on November 21, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Barking Mad About Puppy Mills

Since our announcement yesterday making public the results of our latest puppy mill investigation, the message of puppy mill cruelty has been front and center across the country. Our 8-month investigation exposes Petland, Inc. as the nation’s largest retail supporter of puppy mills. With approximately . . . 

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Puppy Mill, Inc.

By on November 20, 2008 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Puppy Mill, Inc.

There is a chill in the air today in Washington, D.C. that is a reminder of the coming holiday season. That means pet stores across the country are gearing up to cash in on the busiest puppy-buying season of the year. But for those who . . . 

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Paw & Order: Special Sniffers Unit

By on November 18, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Paw & Order: Special Sniffers Unit

Here at The HSUS, we’re fortunate to have the generous support of so many celebrities and public figures who are passionate about speaking up for animal protection. One of those voices, Judge David Young, is just wrapping up a series of pet-centric episodes on his . . . 

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Ad to Adoption

By on November 14, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Ad to Adoption

If the humane movement had a signature issue, it would be the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals in shelters. The numbers have been moving in our direction, with The HSUS and other animal protection groups spurring steady progress through legislation, education, and sterilization. Euthanasia . . . 

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Portrait of a Pet’s Love

By on November 12, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Portrait of a Pet’s Love

All animals have a story to tell and perhaps no one can tell their story more boldly than Ron Burns. Bursting with a kaleidoscope of colors, Ron’s animal portraits have helped put a face to abandoned animals, and heroic ones as well. A great friend . . . 

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From Trash to Treasure to Hero

By on October 10, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
From Trash to Treasure to Hero

© Bartley familyBuffy, the Valor Dog of the Year (Companion Dog cateogry) Last week HSUS staff hosted a private awards ceremony for the family of Buffy, a German Shepherd from Oakland, Calif., who was posthumously named the Valor Dog of the Year, the highest honor . . . 

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A Dogs’ Trust

A Dogs’ Trust

For a variety of reasons, animal protection has not enjoyed the same degree of foundation support that other causes have received. In recent years, that’s been changing, as our cause has been buoyed by more and more people, including some with the resources to set . . . 

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Mutts Strut for Homeless Animals

By on October 1, 2008 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Mutts Strut for Homeless Animals

© The HSUS/GrzybowskiMore than 600 dogs came to the ’07 Walk. If any of you plan to visit the National Mall in D.C. this Sunday, let me advise you to stash a few dog biscuits in your pockets. Because as you take in the sights, . . . 

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