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  • June 26, 2014

    House Resolution in Support of Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers Praised

    The Humane Society of the United States praised the introduction of a Congressional resolution recognizing the important role experienced and accredited wildlife rehabilitation centers play in caring for native wildlife in communities across the country.

  • June 20, 2014

    All in a Day's Work: HSUS State Directors Serve on the Front Lines of Animal Protection

    They serve on the front lines of animal protection, lobbying legislators, assisting rescues, helping shelters and so much more. They’re the HSUS state directors: the first point of contact and often the last hope for animals in need.

  • June 20, 2014

    Racing to Save Desert Tortoises: The HSUS Helps Find Homes for Special-Needs Reptiles

    The HSUS helps place special-needs animals as Nevada's Desert Tortoise Conservation Center prepares to close.

  • March 21, 2014

    Nearly 50 Dogs Rescued from Suspected Faison, N.C. Puppy Mill

    More than 50 dogs were rescued from a suspected Duplin County, N.C., puppy mill. Duplin County Animal Control became concerned about the welfare of the dogs after they responded to a complaint and found the animals living in filth and suffering from a lack of basic care. The Humane Society of the United States, Duplin County Animal Shelter, Pet Friends of Duplin County and the SPCA of Wake County assisted with the rescue and removal of the dogs.

  • March 14, 2014

    Gus Kenworthy’s Rescued Dogs Arrive from Sochi, Russia

    Kitty Block, vice president of Humane Society International, the global affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, comments on the successful transport of four dogs rescued from the streets of Sochi, Russia by Winter Olympian Gus Kenworthy.

  • March 12, 2014

    Fifty-Five Dogs Rescued from Suspected N.C. Puppy Mill

    Fifty-five dogs were rescued from a suspected Iredell County, N.C., puppy mill after local law enforcement visited the scene and became concerned about the welfare of the dogs.

  • October 29, 2013

    Additional Arrest, Dogs Seized in Alabama Dogfighting Investigation

    As part of a continued crack down on dogfighting activity in several southeastern states, the Federal Bureau of Investigations arrested yesterday David Bernard Grace of Dothan, Ala. Grace is the 14th suspect to be arrested in an ongoing multi-state dogfighting investigation that spans Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas. Prior to the arrest, The Humane Society of the United States assisted authorities with seizing 37 dogs and dogfighting paraphernalia from properties in Dothan and Abbeville, Ala., associated with Grace.

  • October 9, 2013

    More than 100 Dogs, Other Animals Rescued from N.C. Puppy Mill

    The Pender County, N.C., Sheriff's Department called in The HSUS, SPCA of Wake County, Guilford County Animal Shelter, and North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association to rescue 104 dogs from a squalid puppy mill.

  • September 10, 2013

    Prepare un plan y kit de emergencia para mantener las mascotas seguras durante Desastres

    Durante septiembre, el Mes Nacional de Preparación para Desastres, la HSUS les recuerda a los dueños de mascotas que se preparen con algunos sencillos—pero importantes—pasos para mantener a sus compañeros a salvo.

  • August 26, 2013

    Multi-State Dogfighting Raid Saves 367 Dogs

    Three hundredy sixty-seven dogs were rescued in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia this weekend in a case led by the U.S. Attorney's office, the FBI, and the Auburn, Ala., police.

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