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Emergency response team on a boat with rescued cats in a crate.

Long before emergency alerts ring out, members of the Humane Society of the United States' Animal Rescue and Response team are ready to respond at a moment’s notice. Armed with specialized training and cutting-edge equipment, these elite professionals answer the call for help wherever animals are in...

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By Emily Hamlin Smith

Cold weather can be deadly for pets. As the temperature plummets in many parts of the country, the Humane Society of the United States sees a marked increase in the number of complaints about dogs and cats who have been left outside with no food or shelter. We encourage you to contact local law...

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Humane organizations are coming together to support bipartisan legislation to give dogs and cats used by laboratories the chance at a new home. The bills are collectively known as “Teddy’s Law” in honor of a beagle rescued from a Michigan laboratory in 2019. Teddy’s life was spared following an...

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The Humane Society of the United States is responding to the needs of animals in the wake of Hurricane Sally in Escambia County, Florida. The HSUS received a request for search and rescue assistance from Escambia County as the region is experiencing historic flooding. Responders from Humane Rescue...

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The Humane Society of the United States is proud to honor Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Emergency Management and Jefferson County Animal Control with 2021 Humane Law Enforcement Awards. Together, these agencies implemented several animal protection policies and programs...

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Portrait of Tiny Tina the cat standing near a window in her new home

Every day, Tiny Tina gives adopter Denise Folcik a gentle nose-to-nose kiss. The little black kitten started the ritual during the long weeks she was quarantined while recovering from ringworm, when Folcik would don her special quarantine-room clothing and come in to play. Tina still does it now...

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by Kelly L. Williams

TEXAS–Summertime for the more than 700 tigers, primates, bears, horses, pigs and others living at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch means splashing, swimming and lounging under shade trees and enjoying refreshing icy fruit pops. The residents living at the 1,400-acre sanctuary in Murchison...

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The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, a federal anti-cruelty bill, is now law. This animal protection measure sailed through the House of Representatives and the Senate with unanimous support and was just signed by the president. Humane groups that worked for the bill’s passage are...

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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person responsible for cruelly beheading and killing a Canada goose at Green Lake Park in Seattle. The Case: According to the Seattle Animal...

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Amid the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, the Humane Society of the United States is urging communities and individuals—including those in regions historically considered ‘safe’—to create preparedness plans that include their animals. “From intensifying storms to...

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On February 25, the Humane Society of the United States assisted the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office in rescuing more than 140 dogs in a large-scale alleged severe neglect situation on a residential property in Dixie County, Florida. This week, the animals will begin to be transported to seek...

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The Humane Society of the United States is proud to honor Brad Adams, chief humane agent for the Fayette Regional Humane Society, with a 2020 Humane Law Enforcement Award for his ongoing commitment to protect all animals and educate his community in central Ohio on humane care. Throughout 2020...

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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the recent cruel and thoughtless torture and killing of a raccoon in Plainfield, New Jersey. This is in addition...

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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the ongoing cruel and thoughtless feline shootings in the Cedar Ridge area of unincorporated Tuolumne County...

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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the shooting death of a nine-month-old thoroughbred colt in Nicholasville, Kentucky. The Humane Society of the...

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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the deaths of at least 14 horses found shot near a strip mine in Floyd County, Kentucky. The Case: The Floyd...

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MUNCIE, Indiana—The Humane Society of the United States is assisting the Muncie Police Department in rescuing dozens of cats in an alleged severe neglect situation in Muncie, Indiana. The Indiana State Board of Health and Muncie Animal Services also provided assistance on-scene. Local authorities...

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The Humane Society of the United States is proud to honor Sheriff Mike Roberson with a 2020 Humane Law Enforcement Award. Sheriff Roberson and the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office led a joint effort to shut down a cockfighting operation, rescuing dozens of animals from a gruesome death. In February...

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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for abandoning more than 50 cats. Of those, 18 had been shot dead. The cats were found in the southwest corner of the...

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As much of the Gulf Coast braces for Tropical Storm Marco and Hurricane Laura, the Humane Society of the United States is transporting and coordinating the transport of more than 220 dogs and cats from animal shelters in Beaumont, Texas; Gulfport, Mississippi and cities in Louisiana. By transporting...

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