Companion Animals

Constant Combat

By on April 3, 2008 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Constant Combat

There’s no one in America like Oprah Winfrey, and her show to air tomorrow on puppy mills is sure to generate a torrent of interest. I feel privileged to appear on the show, and it’s a rare opportunity to speak to so many millions of . . . 

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Puppy Mill Horrors to Hit Millions

By on April 2, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Puppy Mill Horrors to Hit Millions

Last week, dogs enduring confinement, overcrowded living conditions, excessive breeding, and other problems associated with puppy mills gained as strong an ally as they could find in this country: Oprah Winfrey. Oprah taped an entire hour-long program last week on puppy mills and the related . . . 

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Money Crunch Claims Pets

By on March 26, 2008 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Money Crunch Claims Pets

We at The HSUS have long argued that there’s a link between the fortunes of animals and other pressing social issues. When someone abuses an animal, for instance, it is often a precursor to other forms of violence to come. Or if a downer cow . . . 

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Expressions of Affection

By on March 25, 2008 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Expressions of Affection

See a slideshow of the winning photos. When we put out the call for our Spay Day USA pet photo contest, I knew the competition would be brisk. But who would have thought more than 30,000 entries would be sent through humanesociety.org!  The grand prize . . . 

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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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