Beating the Blaze

By on October 25, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Beating the Blaze

The HSUS’s and The Fund for Animals’ Wildlife Center—a sanctuary and rehabilitation facility in Ramona, Calif., part of San Diego County—takes in native wildlife species and is situated in one of the most fire-ravaged areas of the state. Thus far, miraculously, the center has survived . . . 

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Into the Breach

By on October 24, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Into the Breach

The request arrived at the headquarters of the disaster response team at 3:18 p.m. on Monday afternoon. Within an hour, Dr. Barry Kellogg, veterinarian and acting director of disaster services for The Humane Society of the United States, “pushed the button.” Local authorities in San . . . 

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Retirement Due for Chimps in Research

By on October 23, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Retirement Due for Chimps in Research

Subjected to experiments that are often painful and distressful. Confined for decades in laboratory cages. But not forgotten by us. © The HSUSKitty, one of three chimpanzees formerly used in researchwho now live at Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch. Such is the circumstance for about . . . 

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Practicing Compassion

By on October 22, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Practicing Compassion

There’s excitement at The Humane Society of the United States about our new program on Animals and Religion—and already a slew of news stories about the launch of the program. Its goal is to reach out to and activate religious people and institutions on animal . . . 

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Rescue Ruckus Shouldn’t Scare Away Adopters

By on October 19, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Sometimes, you can become too fixated on adhering to the rules and throw common sense out the window. That’s what happened in the case of a little black Brussels Griffon terrier mix named Iggy and a dispute over the dog between the television host and . . . 

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Appeal for Pets in Iran

By on October 18, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

At The Humane Society of the United States, we stick up for petkeeping because we believe in the mutual benefits of the human-animal bond—and not just in the United States. A recent example arose when we learned of disturbing reports of a crackdown on petkeeping . . . 

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Busted: Weekend Sting Slams Cockfighters

By on October 17, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Busted: Weekend Sting Slams Cockfighters

If you take a look at the video, it’s almost surreal. It’s a holding and training facility for fighting roosters, with dozens of cockfighters housing birds there. It is now no more, thanks to a raid by HSUS staff and personnel from the San Diego . . . 

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Talk Back: Help Our Horses

By on October 16, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

We are at an odd moment in the fight to stop horse slaughter. We’ve shut down the plants in the United States, and documented horrific cruelty to American horses shipped to Mexico and also to Canada. But the horse and veterinary groups aligned with the . . . 

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California Condors: They’ll Be Back

By on October 15, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
California Condors: They’ll Be Back

We scored a major win in California this weekend, but also got a dose of bad news, too. First the good news. Gov. Schwarzenegger signed AB 821, introduced by the stellar Assembyman Pedro Nava, to ban hunters from using lead bullets in condor habitat—a vast . . . 

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Cause for Hope in the Gulf Coast

By on October 12, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cause for Hope in the Gulf Coast

Our first stop yesterday was Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society—whose namesake city was the site of the battle and siege that many historians believe was a turning point for the Union in the Civil War. The shelter president, Georgia Lynn, is a fabulously determined and well-connected humane . . . 

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Mississippi Animal Groups Rally Post-Katrina

By on October 11, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Mississippi Animal Groups Rally Post-Katrina

While Louisiana attracted the lion’s share of public attention after Katrina struck, Mississippi sustained a direct hit from the hurricane. Many communities, and their structures, were flattened, flooded or otherwise destroyed. Among the hardest hit was the Humane Society of South Mississippi, based in Gulfport. . . . 

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Animal Sheltering Poles Apart in the Gulf Coast

By on October 10, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Animal Sheltering Poles Apart in the Gulf Coast

It doesn’t take much insight to recognize that animal sheltering resources are not evenly apportioned around the country. Some communities have robust privately or publicly funded shelters, while some communities have dismal operations, or none at all. And of course, there are many in between. . . . 

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