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    Comprehensive news and information on animal issues from The Humane Society of the United States.


    That pooch in the pet-store window may be may alluring but buyer beware: you may be supporting a puppy mill.

  • Tools for Humane Discourse Within the Animal Welfare Community

    This toolkit is designed to encourage collaboration and cooperation among members of the animal welfare community.

  • About Us

    An overview of The Humane Society of the United States' resources for animal care professionals and volunteers.

  • Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium

    The site aims to bring together the work of HARC as well as credible resources from throughout the U.S. to help you better understand the phenomenon of animal hoarding, its impact on individuals and communities, and its sentinel role for elder abuse and neglect, child abuse and neglect, and adult self-neglect.

  • Tufts Animal Care and Condition Scales

    The Tufts Animal Care and Condition (TACC) Scales were developed in 1997 by Dr. Gary Patronek, with assistance from Lori Donley, MS '97, the Fort Wayne Dept. of Animal Care and Control, and the Law Enforcement Division of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to help cruelty investigators and veterinarians assess cases of animal abuse or neglect that are primarily related to husbandry, as opposed to deliberate acts of cruelty.

  • September 1, 2015

    A Photo Worth a Thousand Witnesses

    Done right, photos that capture a crime scene and the condition of abused animals can be vital to winning cruelty convictions. But documenting a crime scene isn’t as simple as snapping a few photos. Follow these guidelines to ensure your photographs help your case, and don’t hinder it.

  • September 1, 2015

    Gratuitous Gore

    An Alabama raid shows that the rural blood sport, Hog-dog fighting still exists.

  • July 1, 2015

    Unforgettable: Snuggles for Ruggles

    An unlikely puppy mill survivor turns shelter pet ambassador.

  • November 1, 2014

    Zeroing In

    Target Zero developed its pyramid model by analyzing best practices in cities that have already achieved "no-kill" status. Learn how they've driven change in reducing euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals.

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