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How a Pet Store Trip Can Teach Your Kids About Cruelty

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Joel Schwartzberg

As we talked, a large family entered the puppy store, their eyes wide with excitement and anticipation. If we'd stayed, chances are good we would have seen them leave with two things: a tiny, furry animal, fresh off the conveyor belt; and a piece of paper describing an idyllic Dogville from which it came.

Adopt Don't Shop: An Exclusive Interview With Rescue Dogs Little Miss Lexi and Pumpkin

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Little Miss Lexi and her sister, Pumpkin, are spokes-pups for Posh Pets Rescue in NYC, and they want you to consider adopting special needs and senior rescue dogs before hitting the pet shop.

100 Dogs Rescued From Alleged Puppy Mill Will Soon 'Know What Compassion Is'

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.06.2014 | Green

The dogs were found covered in layers of filth and matted hair, and underneath that, you could feel their ribcages. That's how Scotlund Haisley, pr...

Kids Get Governor To Increase Penalties For Animal Abuse. This Is How Government Should Work

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.05.2014 | Good News

The youth of today! They're pretty great for animals, if what just happened in Illinois is any indication. Three third-graders from the Chicago sub...

WATCH: Puppy Mill Rescue Finally Enjoys First Ever Snuggle

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.30.2014 | Good News

It's taking a little while, but Noisette is "gradually adjusting" to life outside of a filthy cage, says Anne Wuhrer, who recently took in this tiny c...

How the Farm Bill Protects Animals

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

The ASPCA has been closely following the progress of the federal Farm Bill for months. Now that it's passed, one provision in particular deserves your attention because it will make a big difference in the fight to end animal cruelty.

Closing the Puppy Mill Loophole

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Matthew Bershadker

Until now, breeders who sell directly to consumers have been able to avoid government oversight by selling animals through the Internet, through the mail, and over the phone, keeping everything about the animals' conditions and the breeders' operations a complete secret.

Busting Puppy Mills: "It's A Very Dirty Little Secret"

Posted 12.24.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Asking about that doggie in the window is going out of fashion. The public has transitioned from buying dogs in person to buying them online. The pupp...

WATCH: Adorable Chihuahua Rescued From Horrific Puppy Mill

Sarah Medina | Posted 12.08.2012 | Good News

One adorable Chihuahua, who survived years of horror inside a puppy mill, finally found a new life of freedom with his rescuer. Billy -- as he was...

Is State Failing To Crack Down On Puppy Mills?

AP | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- The state office that regulates Pennsylvania's dog-breeding industry is running out of money, has been slow to enforce new regulatio...

ASPCA Saves 52,484 Animals, Plus Other 2011 Accomplishments

Ed Sayres | Posted 03.01.2012 | Impact
Ed Sayres

As 2011 rapidly draws to a close, I marvel at all the great work that has been done by animal welfare organizations this year. Throughout the country, more individuals are volunteering, adopting and advocating for animals.

New HSUS Investigation Reveals Deception By Online Puppy Seller

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 02.06.2012 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In our latest undercover investigation, investigators and attorneys dug into the world of Internet puppy sellers and found not only the underlying cruelty of puppy mills, but also deceptive sales tactics.

Miracle Dog

Domenick Scudera | Posted 01.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Domenick Scudera

Brian and I started receiving messages from concerned friends soon after this. They told us we were the only ones who could save this dog. We already have a house full of misfit animals, what's one more?

Saving More Than 500 Suffering Dogs in Canada

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Wayne Pacelle

Within the last 18 months, our Animal Rescue Team, including our staff at Humane Society International in Canada, has put a stop to some horrible abuses of dogs at several large-scale puppy breeding facilities in Quebec.

Nearly 100 Dogs Rescued From Squalid Puppy Mill in Tennessee

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The website of this facility claimed, "We Specialize in Healthy loving Family Pets. We take pride in the Babies we raise." When we entered the building, it was bitterly cold and in such disrepair that we worried the floor might collapse under our feet.

Passage of Prop B Marks Historic Moment for Missouri's Dogs

Ed Sayres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Sayres

In no other state were the stakes higher for puppy mill dogs, and Missourians have set an admirable precedent for reform nationwide.

Searching NYC for the Perfect Family Apartment Pooch

Jim Luce | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

We are looking to adopt a young, male Shih Tzu, Havanese, Maltese, Papillion, or Lhasa Apso. I am 50-year old and a writer and orphan care expert. M...