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  • 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.

  • August 19, 2013

    The Cost of Care: Bonding and Forfeiture Laws Force Wrongdoers to Pay for Cruelty Cases

    Bonding and forfeiture laws force abusers to surrender their animals or pay for their care.

  • July 19, 2013

    More than 90 Cats and Dogs Rescued in White County, Ark.

    More than 90 cats and dogs, many in urgent need of veterinary attention, were rescued from a White County, Ark., property after authorities discovered them living in filth and suffering from a lack of basic care.

  • July 10, 2013

    Pittsburgh Dogfighter Sentenced to Jail Time

    A Pittsburgh judge handed down a stiff sentence to convicted dogfighter Darryl Bryant, after The Humane Society of the United States assisted authorities with the investigation, seizure and care of the dogs, and provided expert testimony in the criminal trial.

  • June 18, 2013

    Storm Stories: Plan Ahead to Keep You and Your Pets Safe

    After Hurricane Sandy hit last year, The HSUS Animal Rescue Team went to the disaster zone to search for stranded pets. Be prepared for natural disasters. Plan ahead for your own safety—and the safety of your pets.

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