Friday, August 19, 2016

American Humane rescue team rushing to help animals caught in historic Louisiana flooding

American Humane Association’s renowned animal rescue team is rushing to the Baton Rouge area to help animal victims of the historic flooding, supported by two of the organization's 50-foot rescue vehicles, which are traveling a combined 2,000 miles to the stricken area.

The deployment of the giant emergency vehicles, a team of seven trained emergency responders, and a veterinarian comes at the request of the Humane Society of Louisiana, which is assisting the government of hard-hit Livingston Parish, where 75 percent of the homes are reported to be destroyed.

The American Humane team's mission will be to assist and conduct field rescue of animals, provide much-needed care and medical attention, take animals to the established emergency shelter, and relieve overworked staff at the Humane Society of Louisiana.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

HSUS assists with removal of more than 70 animals from Ohio property

The Humane Society of the United States was called in to assist with the rescue of approximately 70 dogs and three horses from a Gallia County, Ohio property.

The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office served a search and seizure warrant on the property at approximately 8 a.m. on Aug. 11 and found the animals were being housed in unsafe and unsanitary conditions.

The owner has surrendered some of the animals to the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office, while the others have been removed from the property by the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office pending the final disposition of this case.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Alley Cat Allies offers five tips to help cats in summer weather

Cats love to nap in the sunshine, so summer can be a great time of year for them. Alley Cat Allies reminds cat lovers that they can help keep cats comfortable, hydrated and cool. You can help both your pet cats and outdoor cats - called community cats- with these tips.

"Cats are hardy and well-adjusted to living outdoors," said Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies. "So it should be easy for caretakers to just make a few adjustments to their routine to help cats stay cool and hydrated this summer."

Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the humane treatment of cats, offers five easy ways people can help cats and kittens this summer.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

ASPCA assists in largest-ever farm animal cruelty case in Northeast

At the request of the Westport Police Department, the ASPCA has been assisting with the investigation, care and sheltering of more than 1,000 farm animals of various species living in deplorable conditions on a 70-acre property in Westport, Mass.

The ASPCA Field Investigations & Response team arrived on the scene last Thursday and is assisting local and state officials in their investigation of what is now considered the largest-ever farm animal cruelty case in the Northeast.

Local authorities discovered the animals – including pigs, cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, calves, sheep, cows, and fish – living in deplorable conditions on the property, many of them exhibiting signs of neglect and with no access to food or water. The ASPCA’s Forensic Sciences team found deceased animals throughout the property and assisted local authorities in evidence collection to support the criminal case.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Pokémon Go-ing for a walk with your dog? 5 steps to keep them safe

With the recent release of Pokémon Go, many people are spending more time outdoors, walking and exploring neighborhoods while playing the game. Some people are also using this as an opportunity to take their dogs for walks and bring them along on their Pokémon Go adventures. Shelters are even getting in on the act, asking Pokémon Go players to volunteer as dog walkers.

The American Veterinary Medical Association strongly encourages people to get outdoors and spend time with their dogs, as this is a great way to bond with pets and stay healthy. However, the AVMA would like to remind pet owners of some basic safety tips to keep their dogs safe while out capturing, battling, and training Pokémon: