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Sooner or later, many dog lovers return home to find some unexpected damage inflicted on their furniture, shoes or other items by their dog or, more specifically, their dog's teeth. Although dogs make great use of their vision and sense of smell to explore the world, one of their favorite ways to...

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Our fact sheets and resources help animal welfare advocates find the tools they need to create change, promote stronger animal protection policies and educate the public about puppy mills. Puppy Mills: Facts and Figures [PDF] Fact Sheet: Puppy Mills and Pet Stores [PDF] Problems with Unlicensed and...

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Together, we can end the barbaric pastime of animal fighting.

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To stop the brutal trade in our best friends.

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A group of consumers filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court against the Arizona-based online puppy marketplace PuppyFind.com. The complaint alleges that PuppyFind violated Arizona consumer protection laws by deceptively and fraudulently publishing inflated ratings of disreputable puppy...

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A new investigation by The Humane Society of the United States reveals that several pet stores in Palm Beach County, Florida, appear to have violated local laws designed to prevent their buying from breeders with animal welfare violations, while other stores were apparently violating laws that...

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Dogs jump for all kinds of reasons: attention, excitement or not knowing what else to do when they see a person. Does your dog jump on you as if they've got springs on their feet? Like it or not, we humans are to blame. We not only permit this behavior, we encourage it. We know we shouldn't...

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Today, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Humane Society of the United States sent a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging it to investigate the harmful pet leasing industry for deceiving consumers. The complaint asks the FTC to investigate Wags Lending and associated pet stores...

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Animal Legal Defense Fund
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If you have a full-time job and also attempt to be a good friend, partner, parent and pet owner, you might assume that adding volunteering to the mix would make you feel more stressed. Yet numerous studies show the opposite: A 2015 study in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine...

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By Bethany W. Adams
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By Bethany W. Adams
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We often hear a similar refrain from our readers, especially around this time of year: “I wish I could do more for animals, but I’m on a tight budget.” There are dozens of ways you can help animals that won’t cost you a penny, and nearly all of them start with your voice. Your words are powerful in...

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Emily Smith

The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and the Humane Society of the United States applaud New York State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Queens) and Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) for introducing S.4234/A.6298, which would prohibit the sale of dogs...

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The following statements of policy have been prepared by the professional staff of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and were approved by its Board of Directors on October 22, 2005. These statements express the values and positions of the HSUS on a wide range of issues involving human...

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Entertainment Dogs may dig for entertainment when they learn that roots and soil "play back." Your dog may be digging for entertainment if: They're left alone in the yard for long periods of time without the company of their human family. Their environment is relatively barren—with no playmates or...

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