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Are you getting a new dog or thinking about it? We're so excited for you and we know you'll give your new companion a great, loving home. Once you've decided you're ready for a dog, the next big decision is where to find this lifelong family member. You'll want to make sure to NOT get an animal from...

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Steps you can take to stop animal abuse

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Internet pet sale scams We all know the internet can be a great place to buy anything from books to DVDs and rare gifts, but it's not where you should go to buy a new pet. In addition to disreputable dealers and puppy mills, internet scammers have crept into the realm of online pet sales, stealing...

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Getting a new pet? Find out why you should adopt from a shelter or rescue

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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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Facts, statistics and trends of animals abused in the U.S. Categories of animals abused, relationship to domestic violence and legislative trends.

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Answers to some common questions about animal shelters and rescue groups.

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Follow these steps to clean up stains and get rid of odors when your dog or cat pees or poops on floors or furniture in your house.

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The HSUS provides an informed estimate of the U.S. populations of cats and dogs in homes, adopted from shelters, and euthanized in shelters in 2014

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Spaying or neutering your pet is an important decision for pet owners. As animal lovers who value our pets, it is important to understand the impact of this decision.

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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 Is there a connection between animal abuse and criminal violence? How does animal abuse relate to domestic abuse? Can animal neglect indicate abuse toward people? Is animal abuse in children normal? How can stopping animal abuse affect other issues? Are there any laws or policies addressing...

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Healthy oceans are vital to the animals who call them home and to the overall well-being of our planet. Here are a few things you can do to help. Stop trashing the ocean. You probably wouldn't dream of dumping your trash in the ocean. But did you know that over-fertilizing your lawn could have an...

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Trimming a cat’s claws every few weeks is an important part of maintaining your pet’s health and protects him, you, your family and visitors as well as the sofa, curtains and other furniture.

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You can resolve litter box issues by taking a closer look at your cat’s environment.

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Your own cat is not that far removed from their wild roots. They still have that instinctual urge to stake their claim, and they use scent to do it.

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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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Use The HSUS's travel tips to keep your pet safe while traveling by car, airplane, ship or train.

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Declawing your cat is not a solution to scratching problems. Try The HSUS's effective methods for getting your cat to scratch where you want instead of resorting to this cruel amputation.

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On a longline fishing boat off the Galapagos Islands, a concerned biologist working undercover as a cook films a horrifying scene. As the camera rolls, a blue shark is dragged upside down out of the water, a sharp hook piercing it through the roof of the mouth and out through the side of the face...

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Michael Sharp