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News & Events
February 20, 2014
The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue in Charlotte, N.C., received $5,000 for repair and improvements after heavy snow and ice destroyed three aviaries.
November 11, 2013
Humane Society International and The HSUS are gearing up to help animals and people in the devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan.
November 1, 2013
The South Florida Wildlife Center celebrated the release of three migratory birds who were rescued and rehabilitated after suffering injuries from flying into windows.
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.
February 28, 2014
The Maryland Senate unanimously passed legislation that will remedy a 2012 Court of Appeals ruling that deemed “pit bulls” to be “inherently dangerous.”
February 11, 2014
The Virginia House passed legislation to strengthen the state’s protections for victims of domestic violence and their beloved family pets. House Bill 972, sponsored by Delegate Ben Cline, R-Rockbridge, will authorize courts to grant care and custody of a family pet to petitioners of protective orders and passed unanimously with bipartisan support.
February 4, 2014
The U.S. Senate gave final approval to the Farm Bill today, and the bill now on its way to President Obama includes two major victories for animal welfare.
January 31, 2014
The Humane Society of the United States awarded Martin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina a $10,000 grant in honor of its decision stop euthanizing animals using a gas chamber.