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  • May 31, 2013

    As Hurricane Season Starts, Households in Coastal States Urged to Include Pets in Disaster Plans

    With predictions for an active hurricane season this year, The Humane Society of the United States advises residents in East Coast and Gulf Coast states to keep their pets in mind when planning for natural disasters.

  • May 29, 2013

    218 Animals Rescued from Marion County Property

    218 animals, many in urgent need of veterinary attention, were rescued from a Columbia, Miss., property after authorities discovered them living in filth and suffering from a variety of untreated medical conditions and a lack of basic care.

  • May 20, 2013

    Residents in the Path of Severe Weather Urged to Include Pets in Disaster Plans

    As destructive tornadoes and other severe weather continue to threaten the Midwest and Plains regions, The Humane Society of the United States urges residents to prepare by taking some simple – but critical – steps to keep their pets safe.

  • May 20, 2013

    104 Dogs Rescued from Mississippi Puppy Mill

    Rescuers removed more than 100 dogs from horrible conditions on a Tylertown, Miss., property in a joint effort by the Walthall County Sheriff’s Office, The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society of South Mississippi.

  • May 20, 2013

    Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe During Warm Weather

    As we prepare to kick off summer this Memorial Day weekend, The Humane Society of the United States reminds everyone to keep pets safe during the warm months ahead.

  • May 20, 2013

    Consejos para asegurar el bienestar de sus mascotas este verano

    Mientras nos preparamos para el comienzo de la temporada de verano este fin de semana con el Memorial Day, la organización de protección animal The Humane Society of the United States les recuerda a todos que mantengan a sus mascotas sanas y seguras durante los próximos meses.

  • May 14, 2013

    USDA Revokes License of Mississippi Roadside Zoo

    A roadside zoo in Mississippi has lost its exhibitor license after 43 years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture revoked the license following an undercover investigation and legal complaints to state and federal officials by The Humane Society of the United States.

  • May 13, 2013

    Orphaned Fishers Saved Just in Time

    A trio of orphaned fishers, rarely seen in the wildlife rehabilitation community, is hand-reared at Cape Wildlife Center after their nest is destroyed.

  • May 9, 2013

    Dozens of Dogs Rescued from Suspected Dogfighting Operation in Texas

    A joint effort between San Antonio Animal Care Services, The Humane Society of the United States, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and several other law enforcement agencies resulted in the seizure of more than two dozen dogs from a suspected dogfighting operation.

  • May 6, 2013

    Big Cats in Cages: Wild Animals Rescued in Atchison, Kansas

    Nearly one dozen dangerous wild animals were removed from an Atchison, Kan., property after authorities discovered that the animals had been abandoned in their enclosures without access to food or clean water.

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