Animal Rescue and Care

HSUS rescuers wade through Texas floods to save, evacuate animals

HSUS rescuers wade through Texas floods to save, evacuate animals

During Hurricane Katrina, in 2005, it felt like The HSUS and other animal groups not only fought surging waters, rain, and wind, but we also had to fight some government agencies and key private agencies whose leaders just didn’t get it when it came to animal welfare. In the early stages of the response, some . . . 

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The crisis in Texas, and the urgent call to help animals and people

The crisis in Texas, and the urgent call to help animals and people

What’s happening in Texas is a singular, destructive, and perilous moment for the state’s human residents. That’s true for the animals, too. The HSUS is there, on the ground, committed to helping all the victims, especially the animals, because that is our special charge. By mid-day Sunday, the combination of Hurricane Harvey and the tropical . . . 

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As Harvey menaces, HSUS team readies for pet evacuations, rescue

As Harvey menaces, HSUS team readies for pet evacuations, rescue

With Hurricane Harvey expected to ram the Texas coast early Saturday, whipsawing trees and homes and deluging communities, our HSUS Animal Rescue Team is working with local officials in the projected impact region to help evacuate animals. Our staff members have been working with emergency management offices, while our state director and other colleagues are . . . 

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New Hampshire says ‘never again’ on puppy mill abuse

New Hampshire says ‘never again’ on puppy mill abuse

Yesterday, in the company of three adorable puppies whose mother had endured the misery of a Wolfeboro mansion that doubled as the nation’s most unusual puppy mill, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu announced his support for comprehensive reforms to strengthen the state’s animal cruelty laws and update its commercial breeder regulations. At the Wolfeboro property, . . . 

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Humane Puerto Rico’s latest offensive – saving older dogs by adopting them on the mainland

Humane Puerto Rico’s latest offensive – saving older dogs by adopting them on the mainland

In our latest maneuver of this type, The HSUS is helping engineer, with some incredible partners, the transport of more than 200 dogs in need from Puerto Rico to the mainland United States. Next week, two planes will depart from Puerto Rico – one set to land in Florida, the other in North Carolina – . . . 

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In China, activists work with authorities to chip away at dog meat trade

In China, activists work with authorities to chip away at dog meat trade

As we build momentum for U.S. legislation to ban the trade in dog and cat meat in the United States (H.R. 1406 now has 150 cosponsors in the U.S. House), Humane Society International and its partners on the ground in Asia continue to save dogs and build the case for ending the entire, miserable trade. . . . 

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Great Danes recuperating, NH political leaders rallying to strengthen laws

Great Danes recuperating, NH political leaders rallying to strengthen laws

Last month, I wrote about a startling rescue The HSUS carried out with law enforcement officials in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Eighty-four Great Danes had been living in a suspected puppy mill being run out of a mansion that looked grand on the outside but was rotten on the inside. The situation had deteriorated so badly . . . 

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HSUS undercover investigator documents sickness, mistreatment of puppies at New York City pet store

HSUS undercover investigator documents sickness, mistreatment of puppies at New York City pet store

A French bulldog puppy shed a quarter of her body weight – transforming a lean, four-pound dog to an emaciated three pounder. Two Pomeranians had a hard time seeing a thing after conjunctivitis caused their eyes to be swollen shut. An English bulldog had pneumonia so severe that the animal was struggling to breathe. A . . . 

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Humane Society International saves 149 more dogs destined for butcher in South Korea

Humane Society International saves 149 more dogs destined for butcher in South Korea

As South Koreans get ready for the Bok Nal days of summer, which trigger a sharp increase in dog meat consumption in the country, Humane Society International (HSI) has pulled 149 more dogs from the terrible fate of being inhumanely killed and then carved up for use in soup. The dogs we’ve saved from the . . . 

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A revolution in animal welfare in Puerto Rico

A revolution in animal welfare in Puerto Rico

In 2015, The HSUS planted a stake in the ground in Puerto Rico. No longer would animal protection groups avert their gaze from the Commonwealth, with its nearly four million U.S. citizens. Thanks to one of our leading supporters in New Jersey, The HSUS hired a Commonwealth director. And in short order thereafter, we developed . . . 

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