‘We’ve gotten to a breaking point’ | Williamson County animal shelter asking the community for help

GEORGETOWN, Texas — Last week, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter had more than 200 dogs in its care, and as of Sunday morning, it also had nearly 200 cats and kittens. With only eight people on staff, the shelter is calling on the community to help. “We’ve kind of gotten to a breaking point,” […]

Breaking: Supreme Court upholds strongest farm animal protection law in U.S.

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block We are thrilled that after months of tireless efforts and unwavering dedication, we have emerged victorious in our landmark Supreme Court defense of California’s Proposition 12. The decision, announced earlier today, upholds the nation’s strongest farm animal protection law and unanimously rejects the pork industry’s primary constitutional claim. The […]

Breaking: U.S. Congress has new chance to stop horse soring

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In 1970, the U.S. Congress passed the Horse Protection Act to end the cruel practice of horse soring, which is the use of caustic chemicals, chains, weighted shoes, hard objects, cutting and other painful techniques to force horses to perform the artificial, high-stepping gait known as the “Big Lick” […]

Breaking: New threats to grizzlies, wolves and Endangered Species Act emerge in Congress

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Today, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Natural Resources voted in favor of six bills and resolutions that threaten to remove protections from grizzly bears and gray wolves and weaken the Endangered Species Act. This “grab bag” of danger includes: The Trust the Science Act, H.R. 764, would […]

Breaking: New anti-doping program is good news for racehorses

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Today marks a critical turning point for thoroughbred racehorse safety, and it comes just in time for the upcoming Triple Crown season. The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority just launched its Anti-Doping and Medication Control Program, ushering in a new era of safety and welfare for racehorses and increased […]

Okanagan Humane Society had record breaking 2022 saving local animals – Okanagan

In 2021, the Okanagan Humane Society helped over 1,400 animals, and the organization says they are set to break that record in 2022. In a news release, the charity said they had seen a steep increase in animals’ needs in the Okanagan Valley in 2022. They also said they are answering all the calls they […]

Breaking: Big step forward in fight to ban extremely cruel hunting methods

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson A new National Park Service proposed rule marks a substantial step forward for some of our nation’s most iconic wildlife species, including brown and black bears and wolves. The NPS rule would ban certain extremely cruel methods of trophy hunting and trapping on Alaska’s national preserves. We have been […]

Breaking: Major wins for sharks and other wild animals in key legislative package

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block There have been some massive wins for animals recently in the U.S., as the Congress acts to pass some protections we’ve been championing for years. Right on the heels of the Big Cat Public Safety Act’s resounding passage, two additional animal protection measures were wrapped into the National Defense […]

Breaking: Court rules HSUS lawsuit against pork producer Smithfield can proceed

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block This week, a court rejected an attempt by Smithfield Foods to dismiss the Humane Society of the United States’ lawsuit against the company for misrepresenting to customers how it treats mother pigs in its pork supply chain. This ruling means our case can go forward to trial. Like some […]

Phoenix Animal Hospital rising again – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News

Dr. Glen Winters checks on Maisi at Phoenix Animal Hospital’s temporary office in the Winco Shopping Center in Medford Thursday. [Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune] Phoenix Animal Hospital is being rebuilt after it was destroyed in the Almeda Fire. [Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune] On the day of the Almeda Fire, staff at Phoenix Animal […]

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