The best way to keep yourself and your family—both people and animals—safe when disaster strikes is to have a good disaster plan. We can help you get ready in case of an emergency.
No matter what the specifics of your plan are, follow this basic safety rule: If you are told to evacuate, leave immediately and take your animals. If it's not safe for you, it's not safe for them.
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March 21, 2014
More than 50 dogs were rescued from a suspected Duplin County, N.C., puppy mill. Duplin County Animal Control became concerned about the welfare of the dogs after they responded to a complaint and found the animals living in filth and suffering from a lack of basic care. The Humane Society of the United States, Duplin County Animal Shelter, Pet Friends of Duplin County and the SPCA of Wake County assisted with the rescue and removal of the dogs.
March 14, 2014
Kitty Block, vice president of Humane Society International, the global affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, comments on the successful transport of four dogs rescued from the streets of Sochi, Russia by Winter Olympian Gus Kenworthy.
March 12, 2014
Fifty-five dogs were rescued from a suspected Iredell County, N.C., puppy mill after local law enforcement visited the scene and became concerned about the welfare of the dogs.
October 29, 2013
As part of a continued crack down on dogfighting activity in several southeastern states, the Federal Bureau of Investigations arrested yesterday David Bernard Grace of Dothan, Ala. Grace is the 14th suspect to be arrested in an ongoing multi-state dogfighting investigation that spans Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas. Prior to the arrest, The Humane Society of the United States assisted authorities with seizing 37 dogs and dogfighting paraphernalia from properties in Dothan and Abbeville, Ala., associated with Grace.
October 9, 2013
The Pender County, N.C., Sheriff's Department called in The HSUS, SPCA of Wake County, Guilford County Animal Shelter, and North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association to rescue 104 dogs from a squalid puppy mill.