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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
© 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 . . .
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 . . .
© 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. . . .
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 . . .
© Erica GreenPeople and dogs both learn inside a Chicago training class. Yesterday, I wrote about a few of our programs for companion animals—the wide range of services and activities we engage in to reduce euthanasia, to improve the operation of animal shelters across the . . .
When Fred Myers and his colleagues founded The Humane Society of the United States in the mid-1950s, one of their primary goals was to strengthen the network of local animal care organizations operating throughout the country, on the theory that “a rising tide lifts all . . .