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Pet Overpopulation

Being Born as a Surplus Pet Is a Predictor of Shelter Relinquishment

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Ruth Steinberger

Our nation has long had a love affair with "pets" or "companion animals" -- dogs, cats, rabbits and other cute critters. But while we seem to value our relationships with the animals that share our homes, we're fickle.

Just One: How Change Happens

Katherine Heigl | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Katherine Heigl

Puppies, kittens, purebred animals alike -- they all suffer when there is no home to take them in and space restrictions mean that the shelter can no longer hold them. But it only takes Just One person to make a difference for them.

Spay/neuter Ordinances Should Be Adopted Nationwide

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 12.31.2012 | Impact
Ruth Steinberger

The lack of resources in poor communities is easily ignored, yet like other issues facing low-income communities, overlooking the impact of pet overpopulation has social, ethical and financial implications.

Making the Case for Municipal Spay/Neuter Programs

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
Ruth Steinberger

You've heard the expression "It's raining cats and dogs." Well, in many communities throughout the U.S., that rain is a continual flood of tragedy that holds devastating economic and social costs.

Getting a Little Nuts

Ken White | Posted 01.07.2013 | San Francisco
Ken White

In recent times, two breeds of dog have not only become incredibly popular but also appear to be bucking the past trends of falling out of popularity almost as quickly: Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas.

Pet Store Owners Up In Arms Over New Law

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.26.2012 | Los Angeles

Animal right activists are applauding a controversial Los Angeles City Council vote Wednesday to require all pet stores to sell only rescued animals. ...

Councilman's Personal Experience With Puppy Mills Inspires New Anti-Mill Measure

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.03.2012 | Los Angeles

The cute puppy and kitten faces peering out from Los Angeles malls and storefronts could soon all be rescues. The LA City Council Tuesday voted 11-1 i...

Westminster Can't Handle the Truth

Kathy Guillermo | Posted 04.16.2012 | Green
Kathy Guillermo

The big story out of the Westminster Dog Show this year isn't what's going on in Madison Square Garden -- it's what's NOT going on during the commercial breaks.

Today (and Every Day) Is Spay Day

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

With the help of pet owners and communities, we can work to end pet overpopulation and save animals' lives.

Priceless: Low-Cost Pet Health Clinics in Gulf Coast Communities (VIDEO)

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

Last month I featured a guest blog from Amanda Arrington, The Humane Society of the United States' manager of spay/neuter initiatives, spotlighting one of the pet health clinics that are part of our larger Gulf Coast initiative.

Prop B: A Battle Against Puppy Mills That All Can Support

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

There are tens of thousands of dogs who are lonely and depressed and ill because it is their awful misfortune to pass each day on a puppy mill operati...

Stamp Out Pet Overpopulation

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

I participated in a press conference Friday afternoon at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles, Calif., with Ellen DeGeneres, who i...