Last Friday, I paid a visit to our newest animal care center—the SPCA Wildlife Care Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. It’s one of five animal care centers we operate, with three specializing in rescuing and releasing wildlife. It handles nearly 14,000 animals a year, including raptors, raccoons, rabbits, and turtles.
In July, The HSUS assisted authorities and other animal protection groups in the largest one-day series of dogfighting raids in U.S. history, with busts in Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Iowa, Arkansas, Mississippi and Nebraska. The unprecedented intervention saved hundreds of dogs from the cruelties of . . .
Yesterday, we gained a powerful new ally when the Philadelphia Eagles announced the team’s new Treating Animals With Kindness (TAWK) program, which will focus on promoting spay/neuter programs, anti-cruelty efforts, and anti-dogfighting campaigns.
Last night at midnight was the deadline for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign, veto, or ignore 700 bills passed this session by the California State Legislature—and seven of them were animal protection measures.
I’ve immensely enjoyed watching the Ken Burns series on the history of America’s national parks. My thoughts have been drawn not just to the parks themselves, but also the foresighted people who dared to believe in the concept and pushed successfully for them.