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Legacy of An Early HSUS Leader: John Hoyt

By on March 3, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Legacy of An Early HSUS Leader: John Hoyt

It is impossible to overestimate John Hoyt’s imprint on The HSUS. In 27 years of dedicated service, he put together the team that made a good organization a great one, and he established a standard of excellence and hard work that continues to motivate and inspire.

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Spay by Spay, Ending Pet Overpopulation

By on February 24, 2010 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Spay by Spay, Ending Pet Overpopulation

Yesterday, Spay Day celebrated its sweet sixteen. Animal advocates organized more than 600 events nationwide, with local animal shelters, spay/neuter clinics, veterinarians, and others providing spay/neuter services, raising funds for that purpose, and educating the community about the importance of sterilization as a means of reducing euthanasia.

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The HSUS Helps Raid Major Suspected Cockfighting Ring

By on February 17, 2010 in Animal Rescue and Care, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The HSUS Helps Raid Major Suspected Cockfighting Ring

Yesterday, The HSUS assisted the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in a major raid of a suspected cockfighting operation in Yucaipa, Calif. John Goodwin, our manager for Animal Fighting Issues, gives a first-hand account.

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Dog Breeding: Behind the Best in Show

By on February 16, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Dog Breeding: Behind the Best in Show

Tonight, at the 134th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, judges will crown the canine who is “Best in Show.” At one level, dog lovers cannot help but enjoy this pageant featuring these finely coiffed and well trained dogs, who have been groomed in more . . . 

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CBS Investigates Threat of Animal Ag’s Antibiotic Abuse

By on February 11, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

This week, in a two-part series, CBS Evening News with Katie Couric took a revealing look at the dangerous U.S. agribusiness practice of feeding antibiotics to billions of farm animals virtually every day of their lives.

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Photos to Melt Hearts (And Snow)

By on February 10, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Photos to Melt Hearts (And Snow)

One way you can beat cabin fever is by entering our Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest, or by browsing and voting for some of the great pet photos already submitted.

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Talk Back: Happy Dog Tales

By on February 4, 2010 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Happy Dog Tales

From Chicago to the Caribbean, blog readers were touched by the new, loving relationship of 12-year-old Terrence Murphy and his dog Elmo, and by Bella and Dieter, dachshund mixes who not only survived Haiti’s calamitous earthquake but, years earlier, also made it through Hurricane Katrina.

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Colony of Prairie Dog Protectors

By on February 3, 2010 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Colony of Prairie Dog Protectors

On the steps of Utah’s state capitol yesterday, 12-year-old Luke Zitting was recognized as a Humane Hero for standing up for one of the little guys in the animal kingdom, the prairie dog.

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Learning Not to Fight: Boy and Pit Bull Top of the Class

By on January 28, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Learning Not to Fight: Boy and Pit Bull Top of the Class

Terrence Murphy and Elmo have just graduated from our Pit Bull Training Team classes and earned a Canine Good Citizen® certificate. Star students, the video of this pair celebrating their successes is something you’ll want to see.

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Hurricane Katrina to Haiti: Dogs Survive Two Disasters

By on January 25, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Hurricane Katrina to Haiti: Dogs Survive Two Disasters

Since arriving in Haiti, our veterinary response team continues to help animals affected by the earthquake. Perhaps the most exciting news is also one of the most improbable and remarkable of stories.

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Companies Make Progress for Farm Animals, Others Stall

By on January 19, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Companies Make Progress for Farm Animals, Others Stall

While companies like Compass Group, Sonic, and IHOP have taken steps to improve the lives of farm animals in the United States, other companies have refused to make progress.

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Monitoring the Situation in Haiti

By on January 14, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Monitoring the Situation in Haiti

Our hearts go out to the people of Haiti, for the trauma and loss they’ve already experienced since Tuesday night’s calamitous 7.0 earthquake hit.

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