Companion Animals

Setting Aside Semantics: Not Killing Pets Must Be Our Goal

Setting Aside Semantics: Not Killing Pets Must Be Our Goal

If you discern a difference between the words, 'no kill,' and the words, "No-Kill," you understand that I'm about to wade into a quarrel. If, on the other hand, you don't see much difference except for capital letters and a hyphen, well good for you. . . . 

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Senate Could Act on Protections for Pets

By on November 5, 2007 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Senate Could Act on Protections for Pets

This week, the U.S. Senate is expected to take up the Farm Bill—an omnibus agriculture policy bill that the Congress typically delves into every five years. If you remember, the House passed its Farm Bill in July, and there were two animal protection measures unanimously . . . 

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Undercover Look at Appalling Puppy Cruelty

By on November 2, 2007 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Yesterday, I let you know about our five-month undercover investigation into Virginia puppy mills. The investigation was covered by USA Today, several Virginia newspapers, Entertainment Tonight, and all of the television network affiliates in the Washington, D.C. area. Today, I’m sharing our video results, which were . . . 

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Sick Business Exposed

By on November 1, 2007 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Sick Business Exposed

Today, USA Today broke in print a five-month HSUS investigation into puppy mills in Virginia. Tonight, Entertainment Tonight breaks the video, and tomorrow we’ll have it available for other television press. The results will shock you. And this comes on the heels of an investigation . . . 

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Behind the Fire Lines

By on October 31, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The fires in Southern California have now, for the most part, abated or been contained. Many animals—both domesticated and wild—lost their lives as the fast moving fires, stoked by the Santa Ana winds, scorched the homes and parched vegetation in their path. The flames engulfed . . . 

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Break the Chain

By on October 29, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Break the Chain

We can never relent in our efforts to make people more aware. Even people who love animals often do not know what the best course of action is when it comes to proper care of animals. My own childhood experience is a poignant and personal . . . 

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Into the Breach

By on October 24, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Into the Breach

The request arrived at the headquarters of the disaster response team at 3:18 p.m. on Monday afternoon. Within an hour, Dr. Barry Kellogg, veterinarian and acting director of disaster services for The Humane Society of the United States, “pushed the button.” Local authorities in San . . . 

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Rescue Ruckus Shouldn’t Scare Away Adopters

By on October 19, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Sometimes, you can become too fixated on adhering to the rules and throw common sense out the window. That’s what happened in the case of a little black Brussels Griffon terrier mix named Iggy and a dispute over the dog between the television host and . . . 

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Appeal for Pets in Iran

By on October 18, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

At The Humane Society of the United States, we stick up for petkeeping because we believe in the mutual benefits of the human-animal bond—and not just in the United States. A recent example arose when we learned of disturbing reports of a crackdown on petkeeping . . . 

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Mississippi Animal Groups Rally Post-Katrina

Mississippi Animal Groups Rally Post-Katrina

While Louisiana attracted the lion’s share of public attention after Katrina struck, Mississippi sustained a direct hit from the hurricane. Many communities, and their structures, were flattened, flooded or otherwise destroyed. Among the hardest hit was the Humane Society of South Mississippi, based in Gulfport. . . . 

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Shoring Up Animal Care After Katrina

By on October 9, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Shoring Up Animal Care After Katrina

Yesterday was a day of hope in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. I appeared with top officials from the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections and the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine to hatch plans to develop an emergency pet shelter and veterinary . . . 

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New Dawn for Gulf Coast Animals

By on October 8, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New Dawn for Gulf Coast Animals

Today, I write from Baton Rouge, still sultry and hot even as the calendar pushes into autumn and as the people of this state hold their breath from week to week to see if their beloved LSU football squad can continue its perfect season. As . . . 

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