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  • July 25, 2012

    Animal Rescue Team Provides Emergency Hay for Horses

    The HSUS's Animal Rescue Team continues to monitor and provide food for horses in Montana and Utah whose grazing lands were destroyed by wildfires.

  • July 10, 2012

    The HSUS Helps Rescue 74 Dogs from Miss. Puppy Mill

    The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team and two area humane organizations helped rescue 74 small-breed dogs from a Wiggins, Miss., property at the request of the Stone County Sheriff’s Office.

  • July 6, 2012

    Fast-Moving Fire in Idaho Catches Pet Owners Short

    A ferocious fire in Idaho left little time for pet owners to prepare before fleeing. The HSUS is helping local shelters and the animals left behind.

  • July 5, 2012

    Wayne's Blog: Helping Animals Affected by Wildfires and Severe Weather

    HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle discusses how the organization is helping animals affected by the spate of wildfires in the West and its implications for animal welfare globally.

  • July 3, 2012

    Hay for Horses Out West, Heat in the Mid-Atlantic

    The HSUS's Animal Rescue Team is carrying tons of hay to horses in Montana left without food by wildfires, and is providing financial help to a Maryland shelter during a power outage.

  • July 2, 2012

    Fire and Heat Threaten Animals in Western and Eastern States

    As firefighters struggle to contain wildfires in Colorado, Montana, and Utah, The HSUS brings pet food and checks on animals left behind. In the Atlantic states, severe storms knocked out power and our Animal Rescue Team stands ready with help and advice.

  • June 28, 2012

    Wildfires in Colorado, Utah, Montana

    Fires in Colorado have consumed 181,426 acres and almost 35,000 residents have evacuated. Utah and Montana also face wildfires. The HSUS reminds pet owners to take their pets with them if facing evacuation.

  • June 20, 2012

    The HSUS Helps Rescue 33 Dogs from Cruel Conditions in Tenn.

    The HSUS’ Animal Rescue Team was called in by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department and Cumberland County Animal Control to assist in the rescue of 30 dogs from the home of a Crossville, Tenn., couple, where the animals were being kept in inhumane conditions.

  • June 12, 2012

    Suspected Calif. Cockfighters Raided

    The HSUS’ Animal Rescue Team assisted the Tulare County Animal Control in a cockfighting investigation and raid in Visalia, Ca., resulting in the arrest of two suspected cockfighters and the seizure of 388 birds.

  • May 30, 2012

    HSUS insta a los hogares a incluir a sus mascotas en preparaciones para desastres

    La HSUS insta que tengan a sus mascotas en cuenta en la preparación para un desastre natural. Con algunas medidas sencillas—pero fundamentales—podrán mantener a sus mascotas seguras y saludables durante condiciones meteorológicas extremas y en caso de evacuaciones.

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