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.
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.
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.
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 . . .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.