Companion Animals

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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You Asked: Stronger Laws and War-Torn Animals

By on September 25, 2007 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

As I mentioned yesterday, I welcome your comments and questions. If you would like to share your thoughts on the topics I cover, click "Offer a Comment" at the bottom of any blog entry. Or, if you have a question about The HSUS, email your . . . 

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You Asked: Donations and Dogfighting

By on September 24, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

I really enjoy reader feedback. Whether you are commenting on topics I’ve covered on the blog, or on current events in the animal protection movement, your thoughts are welcome here. A number of you have also written to ask for more information about The HSUS . . . 

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Dogs to Slaughter

Dogs to Slaughter

Cruelty to animals knows no political or cultural boundaries. We cannot and must not avert our gaze from their suffering, wherever we find it. That’s precisely why The HSUS created its global arm, Humane Society International. Today, our staff goes to far-flung places to stem . . . 

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Helping Animals, Step by Step

As I travel around the country, I have the privilege of meeting so many people of conscience who want to take action for animals. One of the most frequently asked questions is, "How can I be involved and what can I do to help The . . . 

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