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Karen E. Lange

Karen E. Lange

Content by Karen E. Lange

  • Magazine Article

    Disappearing act

    USDA removes vital information for combating puppy mills and other abusive industries

    At 11 a.m. on Feb. 3, Amanda Gossom of The HSUS’s puppy mills campaign was doing a routine part of her job, researching online inspection records for USDA-licensed dog breeders, when suddenly she hit a wall.

    She’d typed in the next breeder’s name and clicked search, expecting the usual information. Instead, she got an error message.

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    Fostering hope

    An inspiring look at a practice that helps shelters and rescues save more lives. Could you be a foster hero?

    For weeks, the small bull terrier mix waited in the shelter, her face obscured by a plastic cone. May had come to the Washington Humane Society in early November, after college students in a D.C. group house could no longer care for her. The last one to move out dropped her off at the shelter. Being in a kennel made her anxious. She rubbed her ears raw, and they became infected. She chewed her tail.

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  • Magazine Article

    New route to adoption

    Kentucky Departure: Bearing dogs in their arms and over their shoulders, volunteers with the Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society load a truck that will carry the 21 puppies bound for Philadelphia on the first leg of their journey. The Bowling Green shelter takes in as many as 40 to 50 puppies a week, says Deana Wehr, rescue and transport manager, enough to fill the transport vehicle every month.

    To combat puppy mills, The HSUS helps convert pet stores to adoption centers

    All of the puppies loaded onto the transport truck in Bowling Green were headed on journeys, leaving Kentucky to find new homes. The April 2014 transport would take them from the South, where puppies are plentiful, to rescues in the Northeast, where higher spay/neuter rates prevail.

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  • Magazine Article

    Anatomy of a puppy mill raid

    The details are depressingly similar—sick, suffering dogs languishing in row after row of wire cages—but closing each puppy mill down is a struggle all its own for The HSUS and its partners.

    Many shelter and animal rescue staff have seen firsthand the scenes of filth and neglect at puppy mills: the cramped, dark pens housing terrified animals; the lack of food, fresh water, or veterinary care. Rescues are often the culmination of months of preparation, and, when they happen, they're a methodical step toward putting one of an estimated 10,000 puppy mills in the U.S. out of business.

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  • Magazine Article

    Home is where the dog Is

    Neal Eric Blau offers toys to his dogs, Honey Girl and Mele, in the back of his pickup truck where he lives with them on the west coast of Oahu, Hawaii

    Hawaii’s not paradise for everyone, but K9 Kokua is trying to help

    Unwilling to give up their pets in order to obtain more secure housing, many homeless people in Oahu rely on a local organization called K9 Kokua to assist them with caring for their dogs and finding pet-friendly housing.

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  • Magazine Article

    Planned pigeonhood

    With no natural predators in Waikiki, pigeons present a costly problem to businesses. A contraceptive-laced food presents a solution.

    In Waikiki, the way to avian population control is through the stomach

    With no natural predators in Waikiki, pigeons present a messy and costly problem to local businesses. A contraceptive-laced food provides a solution.

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