October 11, 2013
Six bears who had been used in “bear baying” competitions arrived safely at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keensburg, Colo. this week. The move comes as the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has publicly stated that they will not issue any new permits for the private possession of black bears, putting an end to this cruel practice.
October 10, 2013
State and local authorities and The Humane Society of the United States announced their collaboration to help rid Nevada of animal fighting under a new state law that makes cockfighting a first-offense felony. The new law was passed by the Nevada legislature and signed by Gov. Brian Sandoval this summer, and it went into effect on Oct. 1. Only 10 states do not have felony penalties for cockfighting.
September 23, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for stealing, torturing and killing a dog.
September 18, 2013
The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) Cruelty Investigation Department, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and Providing for Paws are offering a combined $8,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for allegedly trying to skin a rat terrier alive and stabbing it on Woodmere Street on Detroit’s Southwest Side.
September 10, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for apparently trying to drown a dog in the Rouge River in Dearborn Heights, Mich. The reward is in addition to a $1,000 reward offered by the Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter and brings the total to $6,000.
August 26, 2013
Three hundredy sixty-seven dogs were rescued in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia this weekend in a case led by the U.S. Attorney's office, the FBI, and the Auburn, Ala., police.
July 19, 2013
More than 90 cats and dogs, many in urgent need of veterinary attention, were rescued from a White County, Ark., property after authorities discovered them living in filth and suffering from a lack of basic care.
July 11, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for throwing lit fireworks at a dog on July 6. The dog died after one of the fireworks exploded in her mouth.
July 10, 2013
A Pittsburgh judge handed down a stiff sentence to convicted dogfighter Darryl Bryant, after The Humane Society of the United States assisted authorities with the investigation, seizure and care of the dogs, and provided expert testimony in the criminal trial.
July 1, 2013
Kennel owners and operators who commit acts of animal cruelty could be charged with a felony on a first offense, under a bill known as "Nitro's Law" passed by the Ohio legislature.