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Pet behavior and holiday guests Though the excitement of a party may overwhelm some pets, keep your pets inside during cold weather and provide plenty of toys to keep them busy. If needed, provide your cat or dog with a quiet room or crate during holiday parties and/or prepare ahead of time to...

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You mark your stuff by putting your name on it; your dog marks theirs with urine. Here's how to prevent urine-marking behaviors.

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Some pets love the hustle and bustle of Halloween, while others will find this spooky holiday a bit stressful. We recognize that animals are individuals, so while you while enjoy the festivities, consider it from your pet’s perspective: “A dog’s natural instinct is to protect their home or to alert...

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Illustration of a geriatric cat and dog in a home

Moving slowly on shaky legs, Chloe, a shepherd mix, padded across the hardwood floor, circled the coffee table and stopped in front of the dog bed in the corner of the living room. She stared at the bed for several long seconds, then turned away and made another circuit of the room. “She did this...

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Ruthanne Johnson
Photo illustration of a dog being possessive about his tennis ball

Each night around 6, Thaisi Da Silva announces dinnertime. “Are you hungry, girls?” she asks. Four-year-old Sadie trots into the dining room, while 9-month-old Ripley heads out to the deck for an al fresco meal. Da Silva delivers each dog a bowl of kibble and shuts the door between the two spaces...

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Kelly L. Williams

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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Follow these tips to keep animals safe and comfortable in the cold.

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Corey, a blind dog, carries a red toy in his backyard

When she managed a veterinary eye clinic in Portland, Oregon, Caroline Levin witnessed some heartbreaking scenes. “I’m sorry,” the veterinarian would tell a pet owner. “Your dog is blind. There is nothing we can do.” “The people would leave in tears,” Levin says, “whether it was some little old lady...

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Ruthanne Johnson
Dog chained to a tree with a heavy weight, awaiting to be rescued from dogfighting

One of the biggest dogfighting busts ever in the United States proved how important insider information is in cracking animal fighting cases. Federal authorities used information provided by tipsters to make their case against dogfighters in six states and take custody of more than 450 alleged...

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cat in bathroom with torn up toilet paper roll

One of Nicholas Dodman’s earliest patients was a small terrier who was so afraid of other dogs that he would attack them. At the park, his owner had to keep him on a leash and walk along the fence, far from where other dogs played. Dodman, director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Tufts University...

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Tanya Mulford

More than 300 local animal rescue and shelter personnel are registered to attend upcoming trainings on animal behavior being held in Ohio. The training hosted by the Humane Society of the United States in partnership with the ASPCA aims to inform attendees on how to interpret and respond to canine...

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Grey cat surrounded by cleaning products

Millions of people are at home now in the midst of a pandemic, disinfecting and cleaning, taking cold and flu medications—with the potential they might unwittingly poison their pets. The cleaning products consumers have carried home from stores, stripping shelves bare, can kill the virus that causes...

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By Karen E. Lange

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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As Hurricane Dorian threatens the East Coast, the Humane Society of the United States coordinated an evacuation of approximately 80 animals out of three Florida animal shelters. Today, a rescue flight funded and coordinated by the HSUS departed from Jacksonville with cats and mostly large-breed dogs...

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WASHINGTON (April 29, 2020)— Family-owned Mars, Incorporated has donated $1 million to animal welfare organization Humane Society International for its global companion animal programs. The donation is a part of Mars’ initial $20 million cash and in-kind donations to aid communities across the globe...

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The Humane Society of the United States partnered with Kuranda and Bubba’s Beds for Shelter Friends in Operation Shelter Snuggle, an initiative to secure 1,000 Kuranda beds for dogs and cats in Puerto Rican animal shelters.

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The Humane Society of the United States is launching round six of SpayathonTM for Puerto Rico, a high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter initiative aimed to alter over 85,000 dogs and cats in various communities across the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico by May of 2021. The events will take place February...

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People are more likely to adopt a shelter pet if they've spoken with someone who has already done so. On the 10th Annual Celebrate Shelter Pets Day on December 5, 2019, the Shelter Pet Project asks all pet lovers to be that someone by telling their adopted pets’ stories on social media. The Shelter...

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If you're struggling and feel you can no longer keep your pet, we may be able to help you address the problem. And if these tips don't help you keep your pet, we can help you find a new home.

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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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