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If you and your pets need to evacuate during COVID-19, take extra precautions to remain safe by following social distancing guidelines; be sure to have a disaster plan in place.

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When the Humane Society of the United States pulls up to the Loudoun County Animal Shelter with its load of rescued pups, it's a cause for celebration.

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Want to help animals as a member of our field rescue services? Become an Animal Rescue Volunteer.

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Contents What is a puppy mill? What is the HSUS doing about puppy mills? Are there any laws that regulate puppy mills? There is a puppy mill in my area. How can I get the authorities to investigate and shut it down? I bought a puppy and they got sick. What can I do? Should I get a puppy or other...

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Pet food and other pet care necessities To locate a pet food pantry or other pet-related community service, explore an interactive resource map provided by Feeding Pets of the Homeless; just choose which resource you’re seeking under the “Get Help” listing on the right. Or contact your local shelter...

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In response to the coronavirus crisis, the Humane Society of the United States established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help keep pets with their people. Contributions to the fund are being used to provide veterinary care, pet food, horse feed and animal care supplies, as well as other costs related...

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Although the Michael Vick dogfighting case focused the national spotlight on dogfighting cruelties, dogfighting has long been a thriving underground industry across the country in both urban and rural areas. Our work has these criminals on the defensive, but there are still many ways you can help...

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is putting the nation’s animals at risk. People are losing the ability to pay for essential supplies and veterinary care for pets and horse rescues, wildlife sanctuaries and other organizations are struggling with staffing and resource shortages. Your emergency...

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Here are seven ways you can take action to make a difference for dogs suffering in puppy mills: 1. Help make your local pet store puppy-friendly The Puppy-Friendly Pet Stores initiative asks dog lovers everywhere to help their local pet stores implement puppy-friendly policies by refusing to sell...

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Despite what they may tell you, most pet stores do sell puppy mill puppies. Here's a list of common claims by pet stores and what they really mean. "Our puppies come from breeders, not puppy mills." The word breeder is not an exclusive term. Anyone who puts two dogs together and produces puppies is...

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Contents What is the Humane Society of the United States doing to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis? What is being done at the state level? Should I have a preparedness plan for my pet(s)? Can my pet get COVID-19? How can I keep my home clean AND safe for my pets? What can I do to help...

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Many people enjoy the booming sounds and flashing lights of fireworks, but they can be terrifying and overwhelming for pets⁠—and possibly hazardous. On the Fourth of July, many pets become so frightened by the noise and commotion of fireworks that they run from otherwise familiar environments and...

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If you’re struggling financially, annoyed by your pet's behavior, experiencing pet allergies or having trouble finding housing that welcomes your pets, our resources can help. Pet-related problems can be frustrating and you may feel that giving up your pet is the only solution. But before you take...

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Our undercover investigations, exposés and in-depth reports expose what really goes on behind the scenes at pet stores and puppy mills, and the industries that support them. Petland Investigation 2019⁠—Florence, KY [PDF] Petland Investigation 2019⁠—Frisco, TX [PDF] Petland Investigator Diary 2019...

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If you've ever had to put a beloved pet to sleep, then you know how heartbreaking it can be to lose a member of your family. Yet at the end of a cat or dog's life, the peace of a quiet room, the soft embrace of someone who cares and a gentle, painless sleep induced by a trained technician is one of...

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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is not a shelter, parent organization or regulatory/investigative agency for local humane societies, animal shelters, animal care and control agencies or rescue groups. These groups are independent organizations governed by their own boards of directors...

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Where can I receive up-to-date information on a storm in my area? What should I do to prepare for a hurricane? What should I do to prepare for flooding in my area? What can the HSUS do to help? My shelter can take animals. How can we help? I need help evacuating pets from my residence/shelter. Where...

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