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There is no such thing as “off the clock” when animals are in need, as many at The HSUS well know. Here are some of our stories about answering the call of duty—at all hours, with all creatures, and, sometimes, in unusual places.

  • Meredith Lee/The HSUS

Public Pit Bull Defender

HSUS staff attorney Gina Tomaselli is helping give pit bulls a good name, one foster dog at a time. Read more

More Profiles

October 19, 2012

Off Duty: Public Pit Bull Defender

HSUS staff attorney Gina Tomaselli spends her spare time fostering pit bulls and fighting the discrimination faced by this unfairly maligned breed. Learn more 

October 31, 2011

Off Duty: It's Raining Squirrels

Wildlife Rescue League volunteer Patti Hoffman made sure hundreds of baby squirrels orphaned by Hurricane Irene were in safe hands. Learn more 

July 25, 2011

Off Duty: Virginia Volunteer Thinks Globally, Acts Locally for Feral Cats

An HSUS editor by day, Julie Falconer spends her off hours helping feral cats—an animal cause near to her heart and miles from the office. Learn more 

April 27, 2011

Off Duty Profile of Sarah Barnett: More Than Facebook Friends

HSUS emerging media manager Sarah Barnett spends weekends as a volunteer with Lost Dogs & Cats Rescue Foundation of Virginia helping find homes for dogs. Learn more 

January 13, 2011

Home-Grown Help

Janet Snyder's Humane Society of the United States' coworkers contribute hundreds of dollars every year to local animal rescue groups as they help themselves to her organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Learn more 

October 27, 2010

Elderly Dogs Dig Gilbert's Rest Home

Alabama state director Mindy Gilbert offers sanctuary for elderly animals, offering them a second chance and comfort in their old age. Learn more 

August 28, 2010

Dog Therapy, We Deliver (Thanks to Fidos for Freedom)

HSUS membership manager Joelyne King and her dog Freasky enjoy their volunteer jobs with Fidos for Freedom, a therapy dog training and assistance program. Learn more 

July 1, 2010

Building Fences for Better Lives

Amanda Arrington has helped unchain, sterilize, and improve the lives of hundreds of dogs like these two in the past four years. Learn more 

June 10, 2010

Wagging Tails Welcome Here

Kristen Eastman’s 11-year old dog, Tabby, is a welcome sight at Manor Care, an assisted living and rehabilitation center in Maryland. Learn more 

May 11, 2010

Off Duty, But Always On Call

For HSUS public health director Michael Greger, M.D., answering the call of duty was a lifesaving event for a fellow passenger. Learn more 

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