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Humane Society Pairs Problem Pups With Prisoners

California inmates are helping correct the behavior problems of shelter dogs, a therapeutic exercise that benefits both convicts and canines. Dogs described as having "limited...

Humane Trend as More Major Food Companies Choose Cage-Free Eggs

Restaurant chains Denny's and Quizno's are the latest to pledge their intention to buy only cage-free eggs following a transition period. They join McDonald’s, Subway, Burger...

How to Create a ‘Humane Backyard’ for Wildlife and Turn Your Ordinary Garden Lush

This summer, as you tend to your backyard, rooftop, lawn, or terrace garden, consider making it a place where local wildlife can find refuge, a...
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Congress Proposes Farm Animals Receive Humane Treatment

Reps. Christopher Shays (R-Conn.) and Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) made history for farm animals June 8 by introducing landmark legislation that would greatly improve...

New Bipartisan Legislation Making Animal Cruelty a Felony is Finally Expected to Pass

Animal lovers are rejoicing over a new piece of legislation that is expected to make animal cruelty a felony. The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT)...

Hundreds of People Are Saving Feral Felines From Death in NYC By Adopting Them as ‘Worker Cats’

There are thousands of feral felines living on their own in the United States – and with some cities scrambling to control the increasing...

In One Week, Two US States Become First in Nation to Ban Wild Animal Use in Circus Acts

Earlier this month, New Jersey became the first American state to ban the use of any wild animals from being used in circus performances....

South Korea is Shutting Down Their Largest Dog Slaughterhouse and Turning It into a Public Park

Animal rights activists are rejoicing over South Korean officials closing down the largest dog meat slaughterhouse in the country. The Taepyeong-dong complex in Seongnam previously hosted...

Simon Cowell Donates Over $32,000 to Close Down South Korean Dog Meat Farm

The “X Factor” host's donation also inspired a slew of fans to follow in his footsteps and open their wallets for the rescue mission.

8-Year-Old Girl’s Birthday Wish Yields Over 12,000 Pounds Worth of Pet Food

Instead of asking for toys or treats, this 8-year-old girl wanted something particularly special for her birthday last week. Adisynn Kiker from Kemp, Texas told...

Man Harnesses His Dog’s Love of Golf Balls for Fetch Game That Can Save Shelter Dogs Like Him

Al Cooper doesn't know what his life would be like if he hadn't adopted Davos – so as a means of giving back to the shelter, he started taking his dog to the golf course.

Search for Cat Litter Led Woman to Fateful Encounter With Stranger Who Adopted Her Beloved Persian

Miraculous days start “normally” – and on this fateful day, I was back home with my family for Christmas after returning from 500 miles away,...

Versace Joins Alliance of Fashion Labels That Are Ditching Animal Furs From Clothing Lines

Italian fashion company Versace has just announced that it is joining the ever-growing list of designer brands that are ditching animal fur from their...

Comfy Armchairs Pouring in For Animal Shelter So Every Pet Can Have a Spot

Since posting an adorable 10-second video of their lounging dogs, this Illinois shelter has received dozens more chairs for their other animal residents.

Less-Adopted Black Cats Have More Suitors Thanks to New Marvel Movie

Black cats are less likely to be adopted than their differently-colored counterparts. But the latest Marvel flick to hit theaters may be changing the superstition.

Army of Veterinarians Treating Dogs and Cats for Free Until December

The team has already saved Texan families the financial burden of veterinary care by treating over 1,500 animals since October.

Gucci to Go Fur-Free and Auction the Remaining Products to Benefit Animal Rights

Italian fashion company Gucci has just announced this week that they will no longer be using animal fur in their products, effective starting with...

Dog Chained Up During Flood Gets Adopted By The Man Who Saved Her

The only thing that is now flooding around this poor Texan pup is tender love and care. The dog was discovered by Sheriff Troy Nehls and...

200 Dogs Rescued From Euthanization Fate in Largest Overseas Airlift Ever

205 pups, young and old, were airlifted from Puerto Rico earlier this week so they could finally be given a better life. The mission, which...

92 Yorkies Found in Hoarder’s House All Adopted by New Loving Parents

These 92 pups were found living in filth, but they’ve been given forever homes as a result of their previous owners' arrest.