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Steps you can take to stop animal abuse

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For horses to be spared cruel and needless deaths.

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Illustration of sad woman under a broken umbrella in a rainstorm. A black dog tries to comfort her while animals endure the storm.

You’d think it would be easy to persuade people to protect prairie dogs: Not only are they a keystone species, with nine other species directly dependent on them for survival, but they’re also irresistibly cute, with big eyes and big personalities. Yet the personable little rodents often find...

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By Bethany W. Adams

Together, we can protect horses and burros from cruelty.

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Ever wonder why it is that we somehow lose the fascination we have as kids for observing insects? Perhaps we acquire a few too many negative stories, or we end up focusing only on the mosquitoes biting us on summer evenings, or the uninvited ants in our kitchen. But what about all the other insect...

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Photo of a mink in the wild

Together with you, we made real progress for animals during another unusual year. Thank you for sticking with us, so we can be there for them. Here’s what you’ve shown us in 2021. You won’t stand for fur. In 2020, consumers made the connection between the fur trade and dangerous diseases that pose a...

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By Kelly L. Williams

Bears are powerful, majestic animals who were once nearly wiped out, but are now reclaiming their wild homes.

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Named for their stubby tails, bobcats are so elusive that you’d be lucky to catch a glimpse of one in your lifetime.

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Cats bring joy and companionship to millions of people. Here's how you can take care of them.

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Chimpanzees are wild, complex animals who live in family groups and form lifelong bonds.

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Sensitive, intelligent elephants are the world’s largest land mammal (by weight) and a living link to long-extinct species like the woolly mammoth.

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Guinea pigs are gentle, curious pets.

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Horses are strong and resilient.

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Monkeys are agile, intelligent primates—some of the closest animal relatives to humans.

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Depending on pack ice for their habitat, polar bears are threatened by climate change—and by traffic in their fur and parts.

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Prairie dogs possess strong family bonds and sophisticated language skills.

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Dogs living in severe neglect, rescued by HSUS

The scene was as grim as it gets: dozens of dogs confined to dilapidated hutches, leaking in the pouring rain, and dozens more—nearly 140 in all—crammed into filthy campers and a single mobile home. They cowered in groups, big dogs and small, some nearly hairless from skin conditions, others without...

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Kelly L. Williams

A small pool filled with green slime was Cinder’s only drinking water when animal control officers in Somerset County, Maryland, rescued her from a large-scale breeding operation earlier this year. She had been living without access to food, clean water or adequate veterinary care—left in a dark...

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By Emily Smith
A red fox stands in a forest clearing among autumn leaves.
Whether by sharing your time, money or even your birthday, there are so many ways to donate to help animals through Humane Society of the United States.
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Man visits with some neighborhood kitties.

“There's another house burning,” Kristen Huston says, steering her white sedan, its trunk loaded with pet supplies, into one of the neighborhoods where her organization, All About Animals Rescue, does outreach. “Do you smell it?” In the back seat, HSUS staffers Jason Schipkowski and Ashley Mutch...

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M. Carrie Allan