Did You Know?
March 2, 2017
A new investigation by The Humane Society of the United States reveals that several pet stores in Palm Beach County, Florida, violated local laws designed to prevent their buying from breeders with animal welfare violations, while other stores were apparently violating laws that require the disclosure of certain information to potential buyers.
February 17, 2017
After an outpouring of anger and expressions of mistrust about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s abrupt decision to delete from its website inspection reports on some 9,000 licensed and registered facilities that use animals -- including commercial dog breeding operators, roadside zoos, animal research labs, and other operations regulated under the federal Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act, such as Tennessee walking horse show participants -- today the USDA reposted a batch of documents.
September 26, 2016
The Humane Society of the United States was called in by the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office to assist in the rescue of nearly 130 animals from a suspected puppy mill in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.
August 25, 2016
Rokkan and The Humane Society of the United States tell viewers “Don’t Buy Into Puppy Mills” in new campaign
Rokkan, in partnership with The Humane Society of the United States as its Creative and Media Agency of Record, has launched a new campaign in The HSUS’s continued fight against puppy mills.
August 16, 2016
Consumers today want to see humane treatment for animals in all spheres—including food, fashion, and entertainment. Through its work with corporate leaders in various industries, The HSUS is making sure that people know what they’re getting when they buy a ticket, a coat, or an egg—and helping the animals who are part of the system get a better deal.
August 2, 2016
Authorities rescued 53 dogs from a suspected puppy mill in Libby, Montana, after discovering the dogs living in deplorable conditions and suffering from various medical issues. They also rescued six donkeys who appeared to be extremely thin and 60 parakeets.
June 24, 2016
An Illinois state court has largely rejected a second request by the Chicago pet store chain Furry Babies, Inc., to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it by Illinois consumers.
May 27, 2016
Meet a few of the 250 dogs Humane Society International and the Humane Society of the United States rescued from a large South Korean dog meat farm this year. The rescue is part of an ongoing effort to end the dog meat trade in South Korea, the only known country in Asia that farms dogs for human consumption.
May 11, 2016
Oklahoma Law Enforcement and Animal Care and Control to Receive Training and Resources to Address Wildlife Conflicts and Combat Exotic Pet Trade
Hundreds of Oklahoma law enforcement officers and animal care and control personnel will receive free training and resources from The Humane Society of the United States to learn how to effectively address wildlife issues facing their communities.
May 2, 2016
Buying a puppy online or from a pet store? You could be supporting cruel and substandard dog breeding operations like these.