Companion Animals

Uncaged

By on June 26, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Uncaged

Last week, our Emergency Services team was in Iowa responding to the floods. There’s no rest for the weary, though. Over the weekend, they deployed to Tennessee, as part of a carefully planned response to a human-caused disaster of very significant proportions. Joined by dozens . . . 

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The Dog Ate My Blog

By on June 20, 2008 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Dog Ate My Blog

This morning, local network TV affiliates in Washington, D.C. visited The HSUS’s Gaithersburg, Md. office to interview some of our best campaigners. I’m afraid a few of them may have drooled on the microphone. Camera crews did live broadcasts from our office throughout the morning . . . 

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Petting the Pain Away

By on June 18, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The waters are receding in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where our Emergency Services team has been working around the clock. But much work remains. We have more than 700 animals in an emergency shelter at Kirkwood Community College and our focus will be on reuniting people . . . 

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Lifeline for Iowa’s Stranded Pets

By on June 16, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Lifeline for Iowa’s Stranded Pets

This year, we’ve learned about truly cataclysmic disasters—an earthquake in China and a cyclone in Myanmar. But we’ve also had quite a series of events here in the United States, fortunately though without the large loss of life that we’ve seen internationally. But the fires, . . . 

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Adopting Fido, Minus the Catfight

By on June 10, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Adopting Fido, Minus the Catfight

It’s a moral imperative to reduce euthanasia rates in shelters and to find homes for as many animals as possible. But adoption itself is not the end—a safe and loving home for animals is our goal. And that’s why shelters and rescue groups must screen . . . 

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All Paws on Deck

All Paws on Deck

You’ve done it again. I am so touched by the generosity and dedication of our supporters. You are extraordinary, and I am so glad we are joined together in the fight for animals. For the second time in a month, when the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance . . . 

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Baby on a Crusade

By on June 3, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Baby on a Crusade

Yesterday, Jana Kohl, my friend and one of the top animal advocates in the nation, appeared on Good Morning America to talk about her new book, "A Rare Breed of Love: The True Story of Baby and the Mission She Inspired to Help Dogs Everywhere." . . . 

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An Icon of Animal Rescue

By on May 28, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
An Icon of Animal Rescue

Last Friday afternoon, HSUS staffers received an email update from Scotlund Haisley, our senior director of Emergency Services. On the eve of the Memorial Day weekend, we read about the incredible work our Emergency Services team has accomplished over the last few weeks—bringing animals from . . . 

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Out of the Ashes

By on May 16, 2008 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Out of the Ashes

Our Emergency Services team consists of 18 full-time staff members, but we rely on hundreds and even thousands of trained volunteers and also cooperative relations with other groups and local, state, and federal agencies. We do not respond just to natural disasters, but to human-caused . . . 

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Three Steps Forward, One Step Back

By on May 15, 2008 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Three Steps Forward, One Step Back

I am in Orlando today, at The HSUS’s Animal Care Expo. It’s one of our signature events, and attracts animal sheltering professionals from throughout the nation and the world, though it’s a treasure trove of information and instruction for any animal advocate. We are 1,700 . . . 

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Our Report Card

Our Report Card

This week we released The HSUS Annual Report for 2007—a summary of the organization’s performance and effective action over the past year. I open the report with an overview of our forward movement, and I invite you to read that letter below. Then, browse the . . . 

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Animal Ambassadors

Animal Ambassadors

Animal cruelty knows no national boundaries. Almost all of the industries we confront are global in nature—animal fighting and puppy mills (see yesterday’s blog), trophy hunting and the fur trade, the exotic animal trade and factory farming, just to name a few. As a matter . . . 

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