June 20, 2013
The New Jersey Legislature passed two bills that will strengthen New Jersey's cruelty laws by increasing penalties for extreme animal neglect and will allow certain veterinary students to engage in supervised veterinary activities. The Humane Society of the United States urges Gov. Chris Christie to sign both bills into law.
June 17, 2013
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted 199-0 to outlaw the possession of animal fighting paraphernalia.
June 12, 2013
Utah has become the only state in the Western contiguous United States without first-offense felony penalties for cockfighting, after Nevada enacted its upgraded law Monday.
June 10, 2013
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a new law making cockfighting a felony on the first offense—an upgrade that is supported by The Humane Society of the United States.
June 6, 2013
A coalition of animal welfare organizations, veterinarians and law enforcement agencies commended the Oregon legislature for restricting the chaining and tethering of dogs throughout the state.
June 4, 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 persons responsible for the brutal attack on a beloved duck along the River Walk in San Antonio, Texas. This is in addition to the existing reward.
May 30, 2013
Holly Haley, Nevada state director for The Humane Society of the United States, issued the following statement applauding the Nevada Legislature for passing a bill to strengthen penalties against cockfighting:
May 29, 2013
218 animals, many in urgent need of veterinary attention, were rescued from a Columbia, Miss., property after authorities discovered them living in filth and suffering from a variety of untreated medical conditions and a lack of basic care.
May 24, 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 the severe mutilation of two American Pit Bull Terriers. These two attacks, one fatal, are suspected to be related.
May 22, 2013
Top honors as 2012 Humane Legislators of the Year will go to Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Scott Brown, R-Mass.