We all know dogs or cats who were adopted from an animal shelter or rescued by a kind person. But some pets aren’t as fortunate and wind up in the terrifying world of “Class B” dealers, people who buy dogs and cats and keep them in holding facilities before selling them to laboratories where they are used in harmful experiments. Help us put a stop to Class B dealers. Take action »
Shy Guy and other dogs were sold to Georgia Regents University by a Class B animal dealer before being subjected to dental experiments and killed. Watch the undercover footage captured by an HSUS investigator, then join Kim Basinger in taking action. Please help
News & Events
November 20, 2013
Undercover footage from a three-month-long investigation at Georgia Regents University reveals the suffering and death of dogs used in dental implant experiments.
October 24, 2012
HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle lists 55 things you can do to positively impact animals.
October 5, 2012
HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle lists the 10 most important animal protection bills to pass at the state level so far this year.
September 20, 2012
The HSUS applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recent legal action against R&R Research, a Michigan-based Class B random source dealer of dogs and cats.
October 16, 2013
The city of Bennettsville, S.C., received a $5,000 grant from The Humane Society of the United States to eliminate gas chamber use at the city’s animal shelter. The funds will be used for training staff members and purchasing necessary supplies and equipment for the euthanasia by injection method.
September 10, 2013
Major puppy mill victory: The USDA is cracking down on unlicensed puppy mills. All large-scale breeders that sell dogs and other warm-blooded pets using the Internet, phone, or mail will be licensed and regularly inspected for basic humane care standards.
August 8, 2013
A bill to increase penalties for extreme animal neglect is now law in New Jersey. "Patrick's Law," was named in honor of Patrick, a young dog who endured severe neglect and was found almost starved to death. Patrick's suffering has become emblematic of the need for New Jersey to treat extreme animal neglect with the seriousness it deserves.
July 26, 2013
An official ceremonial signing was held by Gov. Dannel Malloy for the passage of “An Act Concerning Dissection Choice,” a new law requiring schools to excuse any student from participating or observing the dissection of any animal as part of classroom instruction.