Companion Animals

Emergency Ready

By on March 24, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Emergency Ready

Our Emergency Services team stands at the ready to respond to natural and human-made disasters. Last week’s floods In the Midwest prompted us to sound the alarm bell. Here’s a report from Missouri from Scotlund Haisley, our senior director of Emergency Services. We were answering . . . 

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Calendar of Compassion

By on March 18, 2008 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Calendar of Compassion

If you are part of The HSUS, we want you to do more than just make regular donations. We want you to be a participant in a collective effort to achieve societal change for animals. That will only happen when we have a mass movement . . . 

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Cat-alyzing Change

Cat-alyzing Change

I had just graduated from college in 1987 when the legendary Cleveland Amory published "The Cat Who Came for Christmas," his now-classic tale of Polar Bear, the stray cat he got himself dirty rescuing from an alley one snowy night in New York City. About . . . 

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Taking it to the House

Taking it to the House

At The HSUS, there’s never a dull moment. We are still intensely focused on follow up to the slaughter plant investigation in southern California. And I am recently back from Canada and its extraordinary seal nursery. We are organizing worldwide opposition to the seal hunt, . . . 

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Day to Spay

By on February 26, 2008 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Day to Spay

Today is Spay Day USA, and it’s our biggest series of events and promotions urging people to spay and neuter pets as a means of reducing and eventually eliminating euthanasia of healthy and adoptable animals. This year’s Spay Day—which is really spread over a month’s . . . 

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Constant Against Cruelty

By on February 20, 2008 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Your HSUS is big enough and strong enough to carry on the fight on multiple fields of battle.  We are still immersed in the follow-up to the hidden camera investigation that exposed appalling abuses of downed cows, the slaughter plant’s gross disregard for the law, . . . 

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Humane Society Undercover

Humane Society Undercover

For the last few days, I’ve written about the riveting and revolting images from an HSUS investigation of a southern California slaughter plant. Millions of Americans have subsequently tuned in to newscasts that showed workers at the facility abuse and torment cows too sick or . . . 

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From Tragedy to Triumph

By on January 24, 2008 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
From Tragedy to Triumph

Last month, 11-year-old Haley Ham of Tennessee wrote to us about her two beloved dogs, Sam and Jessie: "From the time I was 7 and he was just 8 weeks old, I knew Sam belonged to me. We were inseparable. Jessie was big and affectionate. . . . 

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Citizen Politicians

By on January 15, 2008 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Citizen Politicians

Today’s Washington Post has a story about how animal issues have become high-profile, priority measures for this year’s Virginia legislature this session in Richmond. Michael Vick’s arrest and prosecution and the high-profile HSUS investigation into puppy mills have drawn enormous and unprecedented attention to animal . . . 

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Veterinary Corps

By on January 14, 2008 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Veterinary Corps

© The HSUS/Topinka Veterinarians and veterinary groups should be in the forefront of the animal protection movement. But often times they have not occupied that leadership position. And much to my great disappointment, the leading veterinary organization in the United States, the American Veterinary Medical . . . 

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From the Industry’s Mouth

By on January 11, 2008 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
From the Industry’s Mouth

The horse slaughter industry and its allies, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, seem to predicate their policy stance opposing a ban on horse slaughter for human consumption on bare conjecture. Their argument: if slaughter plants aren’t allowed to acquire and kill American horses, peel . . . 

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Hoax Site Represents Real Tragedy

By on January 7, 2008 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Hoax Site Represents Real Tragedy

The Internet is a remarkable tool for animal protection; indeed, The HSUS has more than 1 million online advocates, and humanesociety.org is an invaluable resource for people who want information about animal advocacy or who want to take action to help animals. But the Internet . . . 

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