iOS app Android app

Humane Society

People Donate Thousands To Find Cat Killer Who Tortured Pet With Hot Glue

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.14.2017 | Crime

Donations are pouring in to Utah animal rescue groups from concerned people who want to catch whoever fatally beat and tortured a cat with hot glue. T...

Family Leaves Dog At Utah Shelter With A Heartbreaking Letter

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.20.2017 | Green

When Rhino Lightning’s family gave him to the Humane Society of Utah, they left him with a note in a spiral notebook written by a heartbroken kid. ...

The Humane Society Is Fighting Back After USDA Hides Animal Welfare Data

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics

At least one animal advocacy group has made it clear that it will fight the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the deletion of years of animal welfar...

Humane Society President Points To 'Major Change' In Businesses Nationwide

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.25.2017 | OWN

Humane Society president Wayne Pacelle believes there’s an unprecedented change taking place in our society in terms of animal rights. It’s an awa...

Animal Shelter Celebrates When All Of Its Dogs Are Adopted In Time For Christmas

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 12.25.2016 | Good News

There’s plenty of holiday cheer at a Colorado animal shelter after it found new forever homes for every single dog in its kennels last week. The Hum...

Humane Society Video Shows 'Hideous' Conditions At Maine Egg Facility

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green

An undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States has revealed what the animal rights group describes as "shocking" conditions at...


Isa Freeling | Posted 06.01.2016 | Entertainment
Isa Freeling

"Unlocking The Cage" is a smart, heroic act of film-making. This compassionate and distinctive work is a combination of single-minded legal drama and humane consciousness raising possibilities.

Animals, People, and the Humane

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Yes, we care for those we love -- but so do most if not all members of the mammalian class, and no small number of species in other classes as well. Some other mammals are as devoted in their fulfillment of parental obligation as the very best of us.

Inch by Inch, Progress for Animals

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 03.29.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

There's no question that animal advocacy is a challenging endeavor, and changing public attitudes and laws to protect animals from cruelty and suffering is a long, painstaking process. But, each year, we find that we are making significant progress -- even if it's slower than we'd like.

This Man's Story About How A Rescue Dog Saved His Life Will Crush You

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.09.2016 | Good News

Eric O'Grey was told he only had five years left to live in 2010. He had type-2 diabetes, weighed 340 pounds and medications cost him over $1,000 a m...

'World's Loneliest Chimp,' Abandoned On A Small Island, Gets Cuddly Teddy Bear

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 03.09.2016 | Good News

Posted by SOS PONSO on Thursday, February 25, 2016 The "world's loneliest chimp" just got a warm and fuzzy gift. Ponso was one of 20 chimps that...

One Percenters Get Their Own Special Social Welfare Deal

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The IRS took five years to review the Crossroads GPS application for nonprofit social welfare status. This seems very odd since most Americans would need only five minutes to determine that such a group is about politics, not social welfare.

Defining Adoptable-Confessions of a Shelter Director

Steffen Baldwin | Posted 12.31.2016 | Good News
Steffen Baldwin

(Chesty and I, one of our first rehab cases in 2013. Shot by a police officer in Dayton, OH as a stray dog, Chesty was kicked in the stomach while tak...

Spay Cats by Five Months to Save More Lives

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 12.15.2016 | Science
Ruth Steinberger

A project in northern Maine that encouraged pet owners to get their cats spayed by five months of age, instead of waiting until the traditional six mo...

Hawaii Moves To Ban Wild Performing Animals

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.19.2016 | Science

Hawaii likely will become the first U.S. state to ban the use of elephants, bears and other exotic wild animals for entertainment purposes. The Hawaii...

Taco Bell Makes Big Announcement About Its Eggs

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 11.16.2015 | Taste

Hear that? Taco Bell's ringing a song for chickens' rights with today's announcement that the chain is committed to using cage-free eggs in all of it...

How Austin Became America's Largest No Kill City

Kristen Auerbach | Posted 11.05.2016 | Impact
Kristen Auerbach

This coming February, Austin will celebrate its five-year anniversary of being America's largest no kill city, saving more than 90 percent of its homeless animals since 2011. We're looking forward to the next five years, with the hope of taking the lessons we've learned to help other cities towns save more lives.

Broadway's Michael Arden Aims To Give Animals A Voice In Musical Benefit

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Broadway and television star Michael Arden hopes to shine the spotlight on a few furry, four-legged friends when he returns to the stage of New York...

Dying Puppy Found Alone In Forest Makes Miracle Transformation

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.29.2015 | Green

Back in May, Stephanie Smith-Justus got a call from a worried neighbor. He had just seen a dog who was in dire need of help and he didn't know what to...

An Evangelical Case For Animal Rights

USA Today | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.01.2015 | Religion

Barrett Duke didn’t grow up with pets and never gave the welfare of animals any serious thought. Then he met Rusty — the golden retriever who stol...

Evangelicals Going to the Dogs -- and Cats -- With Major Statement on Animal Welfare

David Briggs | Posted 09.29.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

This is good news for Fido and Kitty and the remaining lions in Hwange Game Reserve in Zimbabwe. And maybe for the rest of us, say spiritual advocates of animal welfare.

Wayne Pacelle CEO of The Humane Society of the United States: Protecting The Rights of Animals At All Costs

LuxEco Living | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
LuxEco Living

The horrific news of Cecil the lion sounded a worldwide cry for help. The news of the poaching and eventual trophy kill by the Minnesota dentist who ...

PETA Won't Answer Some Very Basic Questions About Why It Kills So Many Shelter Animals

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

Last year, the nonprofit group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals euthanized more than 2,000 dogs and cats at its sole U.S. shelter -- and it...

Yoplait Yogurt Cups Have Been Killing Small Animals For Years

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business

Laura Simon calls Yoplait yogurt cups a "death sentence" for skunks. Small animals will stick their heads inside all sorts of discarded food containe...

3 Life Lessons We Could All Learn From Eddie the Terrible's Adoption Transformation

Finnegan Dowling | Posted 08.12.2016 | Green
Finnegan Dowling

Eddie the Terrible was a small dog like many other beloved, quirky, owned pets. But in the context of a shelter? It is with great joy that we inform you that Eddie The Terrible really has undergone a total identity change to become Teddy The Beloved.