April 19, 2012
The HSUS Applauds Missouri House Members for Passing Bill to Repeal Puppy Tax on Shelters and Rescues
The Humane Society of the United States commends lawmakers in the Missouri House of Representatives for passing House Bill 1934, which would repeal a new state tax forced on local animal shelters and rescue groups.
April 10, 2012
The Maryland General Assembly adjourned on Monday after passing three meaningful laws to protect animals and considering several other important measures. Lawmakers approved bills to protect consumers who purchase sick puppies from pet stores, to strengthen the Department of Natural Resources’ ability to crack down on illegal poaching, and to extend the task force established in 2011 to study spay and neuter funding for the state.
April 3, 2012
The members of Friends of Finn are making a difference for animals by raising awareness and funds to stop the puppy mill industry.
March 29, 2012
Discount Pet Supply, located in Salem, N.H., has signed The Humane Society of the United States' Puppy Friendly Pet Stores pledge, and has converted to adopting out homeless puppies instead of selling commercially raised dogs.
March 28, 2012
Animal welfare organizations are disappointed with the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation for ignoring the recommendations of its own appointed panel of experts and thousands of Texas residents in establishing standards for the care and housing for dogs and cats kept by large scale commercial breeders.
March 21, 2012
A new statewide survey of Ohio voters reveals overwhelming support for bills to restrict the private ownership of dangerous exotic pets, regulate large-scale commercial dog breeders and make cockfighting a felony.
March 14, 2012
The Jones County Sheriff’s Office called in The HSUS to help rescue 80 dogs--housed in unsanitary conditions and lacking proper veterinary care and socialization--from a rural Jones County property.
March 13, 2012
Citizens from across Ohio participating in Humane Lobby Day 2012 assembled in Columbus to urge legislators to pass bills cracking down on animal fighting, puppy mills and the private ownership of dangerous exotic pets.
March 12, 2012
The HSUS has ranked state laws protecting dogs at commercial dog breeding facilities, reviewing laws regulating commercial dog breeding facilities and protecting consumers who purchase sick puppies to determine the best and worst state laws.
March 7, 2012
The HSUS and its affiliate the Humane Society Legislative Fund announced the recipients of the congressional Humane Awards for 2011.