February 27, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund commend federal lawmakers for reintroducing legislation that will close a loophole in the Animal Welfare Act regulations that currently allows puppy mills to sell dogs over the Internet without any oversight or standards of care.
February 26, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States, SPCA of Wake County and Guilford County Animal Shelter were called in by Sampson County Sheriff’s Office to help rescue more than 60 dogs from a Sampson County, N.C., property.
February 21, 2013
Maryland citizens concerned about animal welfare converged on the state capitol for Humane Lobby Day 2013 in Annapolis to lobby for animal protection laws.
February 7, 2013
Citizens from across Montana, including members of the Montana Girl Scouts Lone Rock School Cadette Troop #3756, are participating in Humane Lobby Dayto meet with lawmakers and lobby for better animal welfare laws for pets.
January 31, 2013
A federal court in Austin Texas heard arguments and then rejected a motion by certain disgruntled commercial dog breeders to block the state’s new puppy mill law from going into effect.
January 30, 2013
As AKC National Championship Airs, The HSUS Calls on the Nation’s Leading Dog Registry Group to Support Efforts to End Abuses at Puppy Mills
In the wake of one of the largest puppy mill cruelty convictions in history involving an American Kennel Club ‘Champion’ breeder, and with Saturday’s scheduled broadcast of the AKC’s National Championship dog show, The Humane Society of the United States is appealing to the AKC to stop obstructing animal welfare reforms and to join efforts to protect dogs at commercial breeding facilities known as puppy mills, where the breeds made popular at the Championship are often churned out for sale online, through classified ads, and at pet stores across the nation.
January 18, 2013
With President Obama’s inauguration and second term around the corner, I thought it would be a good opportunity to take a look back at his animal protection record over the last four years. How well has this administration responded to animal protection concerns?
January 15, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization, has released its fourth annual “Humane State Ranking” report, a comprehensive analysis of animal protection laws in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. The HSUS graded states on the strength of a wide range of animal protection laws, including public policies dealing with animal cruelty and fighting, pets, wildlife, equines, animals in research, and farm animals.
December 20, 2012
Lewis & Clark Humane Society, The HSUS and Prosecuting Attorney Respond to Sentencing of Convicted Animal Abuser
Lewis & Clark Humane Society, The Humane Society of the United States and Jefferson County attorney Matthew Johnson issued the following statements in response to the sentence of Mike Chilinski, who was convicted of animal cruelty due to inhumane conditions at his puppy mill.
December 19, 2012
Thanks to the efforts of volunteers and local advocates of The Humane Society of the United States, 80 Los Angeles-area pet stores have signed The HSUS’s Puppy Friendly Pet Stores pledge — committing not to sell puppies, and instead support local animal adoption programs and provide literature that helps customers learn how to get a puppy from a responsible source.