Latest HSUS investigation shows Petland store in Florence, KY, selling sick puppies

An independent veterinarian found that underneath Jasper’s deceptively fluffy coat, he was “skin and bones.” Our investigator, who worked in the store the whole time Jasper was there, says this was because the puppy had been too sick to eat much. Photo by the HSUS

Our latest investigation reveals shocking and deceptive tactics used by a corporate-run Petland store to sell a sick puppy to a shopper working on behalf of the Humane Society of the United States, and to keep customers in the dark about other disease outbreaks among . . . 

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PACT Act passes U.S. Senate two weeks after clearing House; Bill now awaits Trump’s signature

The PACT Act is a no-brainer for most Americans and this is the third time that the full Senate has voted to pass it. Photo by ConstantinCornel/iStock.com

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson A long-awaited law that would make some of the most brutal acts of animal cruelty federal felonies is just one signature away from becoming reality. The U.S. Senate moments ago unanimously passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) . . . 

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U.S. House passes the PACT Act, cracking down on extreme animal cruelty

The PACT Act builds on the federal animal crush video law that was enacted in 2010 and banned the creation, sale and distribution of obscene videos that show live animals being crushed, burned, drowned, suffocated, impaled or subjected to other forms of heinous cruelty. Photo by Denis Zbukarev/iStock.com

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson The U.S. House has just voted overwhelmingly to crack down on some of the worst and most malicious acts of animal cruelty, including crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating and impaling live animals and sexually exploiting them. The watershed vote takes . . . 

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HSUS investigation uncovers sick puppies, dead rabbit at Texas Petland outlet; animal control agency cites store for alleged violations

This very sick Shih Tzu puppy at the Frisco, Texas, Petland store had blood and mucus coming from his nose and mouth. Photo by the HSUS

Our latest undercover investigation of a Petland store, this one in Frisco, Texas, has revealed frail and ailing puppies, including dogs too sick to eat and suffering from vomiting and diarrhea. Also among the gruesome discoveries was a dead rabbit in a freezer – the . . . 

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Six puppy mills cited in Horrible Hundred report close doors

Three of the problem breeders who have closed down are in Missouri and three are in Pennsylvania. Above, dogs at a puppy mill in our Horrible Hundred report. Photo by the USDA

Despite a steep decline in our government’s oversight of businesses like puppy mills, our own work to shut down these ruthless enterprises that profit from the suffering of innocent animals continues to charge ahead. I am thrilled to report that just since the release of . . . 

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As Dorian approaches, HSUS moves animals from threatened shelters to safety

Approximately 80 cats and dogs from three Florida shelters left Jacksonville on Sunday in a rescue flight we funded and coordinated. Photo by Jesus Aranguren/AP Images for the HSUS

As Hurricane Dorian moves closer to our shores, an extremely dangerous storm that could cause unprecedented flooding and winds in several coastal states, we’re working with our shelter partners to move animals out of harm’s way. On Sunday, we coordinated an evacuation of approximately 80 . . . 

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Educating consumers is key to ending puppy mill problem

To truly deal a body blow to the puppy mill scourge, we need consumers to stop buying puppies from dubious sources on the Internet and from pet stores.
Photo by Amie Chou/The HSUS

There are some 10,000 puppy mills active in the United States – a mammoth number, by any measure. Animals in these enterprises are condemned to a life of squalor and suffering with no relief in sight. At a typical puppy mill, dozens or even hundreds . . . 

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States, localities forge ahead on banning puppy mills, cage confinement, killing contests and more

Nevada became the second state in the country, after California, to pass a law banning cosmetics testing on animals. Photo by Bliznetsov/iStock.com

In May this year, Washington’s governor signed into law the strongest legislative protections for egg-laying hens anywhere in the world. Nevada became the second state in the country, after California, to pass a law banning cosmetics testing on animals. And New Mexico passed a law . . . 

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Horse deaths at Santa Anita underscore need for racing reform nationwide

We shouldn’t be waiting for crisis to strike before acting to ensure the safety of racehorses. Horseracing is in a state of crisis, and we need urgent nationwide reform. Photo by Stan Rohrer/Alamy Stock Photo

The number of horses dying at the Santa Anita racetrack in California since December 2018 has led to widespread concern in the horseracing world and beyond, and prompted California Gov. Gavin Newsom to call for closing the racetrack until the safety of the horses can . . . 

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HSUS rescues nearly 200 cats, several dogs from alleged neglect situation in Texas

There were nursing mothers, kittens who looked sick and emaciated, many with what appeared to be eye infections. Photo by Meredith Lee/The HSUS

It was the smell that hit them the hardest as staff members from our Animal Rescue Team entered a house in Killeen, Texas, this morning, to help local law enforcement agents remove nearly 200 cats and kittens and several dogs from a situation of alleged . . . 

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