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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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. . . .
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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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 . . .