Companion Animals

From Horrors to Happy Endings

By on September 29, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
From Horrors to Happy Endings

The HSUS is still on the ground in Galveston County, Texas, working to rescue animals stranded by Hurricane Ike. But this weekend several members of our Emergency Services team, many who have been deployed in the field for seven weeks now, were called north—far north. . . . 

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Ellen on Prop 2: “Very Dear to my Heart”

By on September 25, 2008 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Ellen on Prop 2: “Very Dear to my Heart”

Tomorrow, I’ll appear on "Ellen" to talk about Prop 2. Ellen’s a great HSUS supporter and a devoted animal advocate, and I am so grateful that she’s giving me an opportunity to state the case to her audience about the benefits of Prop 2, also . . . 

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Oprah’s Update on Puppy Mills

By on September 24, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Oprah’s Update on Puppy Mills

More enlightenment from Oprah… Now just a few weeks into her new season, this Thursday she’ll provide an update on puppy mills. About the episode her website teases, “Our first show was just the tip of the iceberg…why we need you again.” © The HSUS/RileyA . . . 

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Answering the Call

By on September 18, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Answering the Call

Nearly a week has passed since southeast Texas residents fled from Hurricane Ike. Since Sunday our Emergency Services team has been stationed in Beaumont, Texas (see a map of the area), sheltering animals and conducting rescues in some of the Gulf Coast communities walloped by . . . 

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To Animals’ Rescue

By on September 15, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
To Animals’ Rescue

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, after witnessing firsthand how unprepared the nation was for a disaster of that magnitude and the vulnerability of animals in areas afflicted by disaster, I pledged that The HSUS would dramatically augment its response capacity and be far better . . . 

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Reading, Writing, and Respect for Animals

By on September 11, 2008 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Reading, Writing, and Respect for Animals

Mimi, atop a tower of donated food. Twelve-year-old Mimi Ausland launched a website to collect food for animals at the local humane society; 7-year-old Brianna Zeiberg asked for donations instead of presents at her birthday party and raised more than $1,300; 15-year-old Ayna Agarwal founded . . . 

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Publicizing Animal Protection

By on September 3, 2008 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Publicizing Animal Protection

© The HSUS/MilaniA dog is evacuated from New Orleans in advance of Gustav. This weekend as Hurricane Gustav brewed off the Gulf Coast we saw many of the major news outlets—NBC Nightly News, Reuters, USA Today, and more—run stories about the new evacuation procedures put . . . 

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Godspeed to the Gulf Coast

By on August 29, 2008 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Godspeed to the Gulf Coast

I intended to look back today. After all, we have an important anniversary to reflect upon. But then, along with millions of people, my eye has been riveted on those eerie weather maps that show Gustav churning up the sea and bearing down on the . . . 

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Homeward Bound

By on August 28, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Homeward Bound

Members of our Emergency Services team and our regional offices have been in Parkersburg, W.Va. since Saturday, overseeing the largest puppy mill rescue operation in state history. All 927 dogs and puppies rescued from the Whispering Oaks Kennel have been examined by veterinarians, given medical . . . 

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1,000 More Reasons to Stop Puppy Mills

By on August 25, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
1,000 More Reasons to Stop Puppy Mills

© The HSUS/MilaniA mother and her pups at the West Virginia mill. Last November, our Animal Rescue Team raided a southern Virginia puppy mill and saved nearly 1,000 dogs. Then, two months ago, our team zeroed in on a Tennessee mill and saved 750 animals. . . . 

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Talk Back: China’s Golden Opportunities

The 29th Olympic Games will wind down in Beijing this weekend and the world will soon shift its attention away from China. It’s easy to write off China, but it would be a mistake for us as a movement. We’ve got to work with government, . . . 

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Uncaging the Truth

By on August 11, 2008 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Uncaging the Truth

This past week, I campaigned in California for Proposition 2—the November ballot initiative to combat the intensive confinement of certain animals on factory farms.  In the middle of the trip was a public forum in San Luis Obispo before several members of the Senate and . . . 

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