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  • This dog could barely see through his matted fur. Chuck Cook/For The HSUS

Suspected Puppy Mill Held 181 Animals

The HSUS helped law enforcement and local groups rescue 181 animals--including 120 dogs--from deplorable conditions at a suspected puppy mill. With a problematic lack of laws, Arkansas is a haven for inhumane puppy mills.

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  • March 28, 2014

    Maine Animal Sanctuary Receives Emergency Grant After Fatal Fire

    The Ark Animal Sanctuary in Houlton, Maine, will receive an emergency grant of $2,500 from The Humane Society of the United States.

  • March 21, 2014

    Nearly 50 Dogs Rescued from Suspected Faison, N.C. Puppy Mill

    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

    Gus Kenworthy’s Rescued Dogs Arrive from Sochi, Russia

    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 Rescued from Suspected N.C. Puppy Mill

    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.

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