Sunday, July 16, 2017

Seven courageous canines named finalists for 2017 American Humane Hero Dog Awards

America has spoken and following more than half a million votes cast by animal lovers across the country and a celebrity panel of dog lovers and experts, seven courageous canines have been named finalists in the 2017 American Humane Hero Dog Awards, sponsored by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation.

These heroic canines each took top honors in their individual categories from a field of 188 initial nominees and now a combination of America's voters and a panel of celebrity judges will determine which dog will take home top honors as the 2017 American Hero Dog.

The public is invited to submit one vote per day through August 30 at www.herodogawards.org. The seven finalists will be flown to Los Angeles to take part in the star-studded Hero Dog Awards gala on September 16 at the Beverly Hilton, which will be broadcast as a two-hour special on Hallmark Channel this fall.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

American Humane delivers more than two tons of pet food to Fulton County Humane Society

American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food have delivered 4,551 pounds of nutritious food and love to the animals served by the Fulton County Humane Society in Wauseon, Ohio.

The donation is part of an ambitious new national campaign called "Fill-a-Bowl…Feed-a-Soul" to help care for shelter pets waiting for their forever homes.

Together, American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul have distributed more than half a million meals of premium, all-natural Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food to U.S. shelters, which house and care for millions of animals each year, and the organizations are striving to reach a goal of one million meals.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July 4th fireworks are no fun for animals!

Independence Day may be fun for us, but for pets it can be frightening and even dangerous.

July 5th is the busiest day of the year at animal shelters as companion animals that fled in fright the night before are found miles from their homes, disoriented and exhausted.

Anxious families often find themselves searching the streets and shelters looking for a treasured family member whose fear drove him to jump a high fence or break her leash or chain.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

More than 80 Great Danes rescued from suspected puppy mill in New Hampshire

The Humane Society of the United States assisted the Wolfeboro Police Department in the rescue of 84 Great Danes from a suspected puppy mill in New Hampshire.

The Wolfeboro Police Department served search and seizure and arrest warrants on the property on Friday, June 16 and found that the dogs were being housed in unsafe and unsanitary conditions. Eighty-four dogs have been rescued from this property as part of this effort.

The Wolfeboro Police Department has previously dealt with the owner of the residence/business regarding barking dog complaints. The department initiated an investigation on May 8 surrounding animal neglect allegations.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

ASPCA assists with removal of more than 200 birds in cockfighting raid

At the request of the Indiana Gaming Commission, the ASPCA is assisting with the removal of more than 200 birds from a property associated with cockfighting in Marion County.

The ASPCA is also assisting local authorities with evidence collection, medical assessments, and transportation of the birds to a temporary shelter established by the Indianapolis Animal Care Services in an undisclosed location.

Upon arriving at the property on Friday, investigators found birds with physical alterations common in fighting birds, such as the removal of their combs and wattles. Cockfighting paraphernalia, including gaffs used to maximize injury during fights and supplements to enhance their performance, were also discovered.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

U.S. withdrawal from Paris accord is an assault on animals and the environment

The Animal Legal Defense Fund is dismayed by the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the global plan to respond to and mitigate climate change.

The science is clear—climate change is man made and represents one of the greatest threats, not just to wildlife, but to all life on earth.

Less recognized is that of all human activities that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, animal agriculture is the most significant.

Research from the Worldwatch Institute concludes that 51% of all greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are associated with animal agriculture.