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  • Magazine Article

    A Hardy soul

    Hardy survived cruelty that required surgery, and his resilient spirit captured the hearts of staffers at Alley Cat Rescue in Maryland.

    When an animal control officer brought the young cat to the Prince George’s County Animal Services Facility in Maryland, he had severe wounds to his ears, toes, limbs and tail that left him limping and weak. He had been found wandering around an apartment building, disoriented and confused. His ears were gashed open, and his toes were hanging on by threads. Because of the severity of his injuries and the fact that he would need extensive treatment, Alley Cat Rescue stepped up to handle the care of this traumatized cat.

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  • Magazine Article

    We stand up for the five freedoms

    <em>Animal Sheltering</em> magazine Spring 2018

    Download this Mouthpiece to show your shelter is committed to providing the five freedoms

    The Five Freedoms is an animal welfare standard developed by the U.K. Farm Animal Welfare Council and adapted by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians for pets in shelters. Download this Mouthpiece to show your community that your shelter is commited to providing your animals with the five freedoms.

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  • Magazine Article

    Worth the wait

    The HSUS rescued more than 60 dogs and puppies from a “hog-dog” fighting operation in Alabama in January 2015.

    She and her friend Ivan came from a “hog-dog” fighting operation, where dogs are set loose on trapped hogs in bloody fights while spectators cheer and place bets. Ann was a breeding dog, forced to birth litter after litter for this cruel bloodsport. She and Ivan had never experienced the joy of walks or a warm bed or a treat. They didn’t know what love was.

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