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Protect Your Furniture, Give Your Cat A Mani-Pedi

(PET CARE/CATS) Trimming your cat’s claws may seem daunting, but it’s an important part of maintaining a cat’s health. Not to mention, it’s also a good way to protect your lap and your furniture from scratches. Here are some tips from the Humane Society on how to successfully trim your pet’s nails. — Global Animal

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Pee-Yew! Stop Submissive Urination Now

(ANIMAL BEHAVIOR/PET CARE) Does your dog often pee inside, despite being house broken? If he or she does this while in a timid posture, it could be submissive urination. Read on for signs of submissive urination, and for tips from the Humane Society of the United States on how to break the habit. — Global […]

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Protect Your Couch From Cat Claws

(PET CARE/CATS) Even though it may seem like it, cats don’t claw furniture to get revenge or because they dislike your decor. Continue reading below to learn why they can’t resist ripping up the couch, and how to stop your pet’s destructive scratching. — Global Animal

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Prairie Dogs Find New Home

(WILDLIFE RESCUE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) When these prairie dogs were forced to leave their home due to construction, the Humane Society stepped in and provided them with a new one. These compassionate rescuers kept them with their families and then released them somewhere safe. Now, they love their new home! To help support more prairie dog […]

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Is A Ferret The Right Pet For You?

(PET CARE/PETS) Ferrets can make great pets with their playful personalities and furry faces, but is a ferret the right pet for you? Ferrets need committed guardians to provide proper care. Read on to see if you are ready to adopt a ferret into your family. — Global Animal

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The San Francisco SPCA’s Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Program improves the lives of those facing educational, physical or mental challenges by bringing humans and animals together.  Photo Credit: SF SPCA

Art Goes To The Dogs: Paw-traits Aid Animal Rescue

(SHELTER ANIMALS/ANIMAL ACTIVISM) SAN FRANCISCO — Good Dog Art, a month-long silent auction benefit organized by Creative Rescue, an organization that works with non-profit art groups to promote animal rescue groups, is taking place in honor of Spay and Neuter Month. The fundraiser supports the SF SPCA and the Humane Society by selling fine artwork […]

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Just One Phone Call Could Stop Factory Farm Abuse

(ANIMAL CRUELTY/FACTORY FARMS) Although factory farm cruelty is considered illegal in most states, the problem continues to exist. Factory farm employees who witness acts of animal cruelty may not feel comfortable reporting such acts for fear of jeopardizing his or her job. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) believes that cruelty at factory […]

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The Humane Society of the United States saved Arden and a number of chimps from captivity.

HSUS Gives Lab Chimps A Future

(CHIMPS/ANIMAL TESTING) Life is going pretty well for Arden the chimpanzee these days, but this hasn’t always been the case. The four-year-old chimp and her family spent their lives growing up in the largest chimpanzee lab in the world, the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) in Lafayette, Louisiana. Five years ago, members of the Humane […]

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Deadly Dental Experiment Drills Dogs

(DOGS/ANIMAL TESTING) GEORGIA — An undercover investigation of Georgia Regents University (GRU) exposed shocking truths about the mistreatment of dogs used in their dental experiments. The experiments are largely unnecessary and have little to no purpose. After the dogs have their teeth painfully removed and replaced with dental implants, they are euthanized for a small […]

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<p>"The Mentalist" actor Owain Yeoman took time from his hit CBS show to help the Humane Society to put an end to animal testing for cosmetics./Photo credit: fan</p>

Stars Hop Into Action For Bunnies: End Cosmetic Cruelty!

(CELEBRITY NEWS/ANIMAL CRUELTY) Owain Yeoman may play a tough FBI agent on the hit CBS drama “The Mentalist,” but now he reveals his softer side; telling us bunnies are for cuddling not cosmetic testing. He joins Grammy-nominated singer Leona Lewis in support of the “Be Cruelty-Free” campaign of the Humane Society of the United States […]

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North Carolina Fights To Put An End To Fox Pens

(WILDLIFE/TAKE ACTION) Training exercise or torture? Many residents of North Carolina are asking that very question when it comes a gruesome hunting practice known as fox penning. The cruel practice involves the capture of coyotes and foxes in steel traps. Once caught, the hunters imprison the animals in small, overcrowded cages where they are hardly […]

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U.S. Saddles Up For Horse Slaughter, Activists Say ‘Neigh’

(HORSE SLAUGHTER) On August 2, a judge will decide whether to issue a temporary restraining order preventing horse processing plants from opening in the U.S. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) along with other animal protection groups are currently suing the USDA, claiming the agency failed to conduct the necessary environmental review before […]

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