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These faces (and more than 200 of their friends) are heading to Washington state on Friday from overwhelmed shelters in Texas and Oklahoma through the HSUS Shelter Ally Program!

We need your help. The average cost of taking a dog or cat in from an overwhelmed shelter in Texas, providing health certificate, vaccines, microchip, 3 week quarantine and final transport to find their home is approximately $150. Each contribution made will go toward the $150 that creates a family... for a dog or cat that doesn’t have one.

Please consider making a donation to the HSUS Shelter Ally Program to welcome these sweet dogs to Washington on Friday!

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The event this past weekend was devastating and our hearts go out to the family.

It's important to remember that one of the reason that so many of us call Washington state home is for the incredible access to the outdoors that we have seemingly on our doorsteps.

But to that end, we share our natural places with wildlife and with Washington's astronomical population growth and development pushing further into what was once wilderness, there are fewer and fewer places that hum...ans don't overlap with wildlife.

Human-wildlife tragedies like this are unfathomably rare, and our hearts grieve for the victims.

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Authorities say the attack was uncharacteristic of cougars, which are usually solitary and easy to scare away.

This is the real deal. Please take a moment to contact your United States Representative and ask that they oppose this catastrophic measure. Thank you for your voice.

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The Humane Society of the United States

The greatest legislative threat to animals in the U.S. could soon pass in the House.

Iowa Rep. Steve King's legislation could gut animal-cruelty laws across the... country and strip the authority of states to protect animals from abuse and consumers from unsafe food.

Please urge your U.S. Representative to oppose the King amendment in the 2018 Farm Bill:

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Newly released undercover HSUS undercover investigation of horrific wildlife killing contests. These events happen here in Washington state and must end. Please follow the link below to contact WDFW and demand these barbaric competitions stop now.

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BREAKING NEWS: Our undercover investigation reveals the gruesome killing of coyotes, foxes, bobcats, and countless other species for cash and prizes. Even more ...disturbing, these wildlife killing contests are taking place in almost every state.

Please ask your state wildlife management agency to put an end to inhumane, wasteful and unsporting wildlife killing contests!

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More than 200 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will arrive in Washington on May 11th from overwhelmed TX and OK animal shelters thanks to the HSUS Shelter Ally Project! Help us get these sweet pets in Washington where they will find their forever homes! Donate below. And another huge THANK YOU to our friends at Mud Bay!!!

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The Humane Society of the United States has raised $4,550.

The Humane Society of the United States is asking for donations.

Exciting News! The HSUS Shelter Ally Project is sending a plane full of dogs and cats from Palm Valley Animal Center, an overwhelmed shelter in Texas, to our Wa...shington state rescue partners.

The flight will cost $40,000 to transport more than 200 animals. The incredible Mud Bay has contributed $5,000 to get us started, so we're calling this Operation Mud Bay Flight 200. Our Washington state partners have space and resources to quickly find them forever homes! Will you help us get them there?

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Come join us this summer in DC! TAFA 2018 registration is now live.…/event-summary-17c945e4aad64439a91bb6…

Taking Action for Animals 2018.

ICYMI: A huge THANK YOU to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police for their excellent work enforcing our state's wildlife trafficking law and to KIRO 7 News for their top-notch coverage.

From ivory to fur coats and exotic leather, animal products could land you behind bars in Washington state.

Some extremely disappointing news from Olympia: on Wednesday evening (2/14), the cutoff for bills to be voted out of their houses of origin passed. Two bills that we were strongly supporting: SSB 5094, which would end dog breed discrimination, and SB 6268 the Orca Protection Act, both failed to receive a vote.

It is always difficult to see good measures stall on procedure instead of merit, but we are undeterred and will continue to press these critical animal welfare issues in Olympia.

Thank you to all of you who reached out to your legislators, came to Humane Lobby Day and share in our efforts to protect all animals in Washington state. We cannot do this without your support.

Sign up today for Humane Lobby Day in Olympia on February 6th!!!

This is one day when you can band together with other animal advocates to speak with your legislators about breed specific legislation, ungulate (deer/elk) feeding restrictions, funding for wildlife enforcement and other animal protection issues you'd like to see progress in 2018. It's your chance t...

Before you completely turn your attention to holiday festivities, please take a quick, urgent action to safeguard the progress you and HSUS have made for animals nationwide. A federal bill introduced by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) that could wipe out a multitude of laws protecting dogs in puppy mills, farm animals, horses, and other animals, may move in the next few weeks. Click here to take action. For more information, visit This may be the single biggest threat animals have ever faced in Congress, so please share this alert with friends and family. Thanks!

Why HR 3599 & HR 2887 are so dangerous to animals, citiizens and state's rights.

Breaking: HSUS has found that current Bear Timber Damage hunts violates state law and have requested WDFW halt the Program and utilize a collaborative effort involving input from stakeholders and the public to develop a sound process for addressing any timber damage caused by bears.

Voters outlawed baiting bears and hunting them with dogs 20 years ago. But those illegal hunting practices are still used on timber farms and the Humane Society is threatening to sue.

123. That is the number of pets that Mud Bay helped us save this weekend! Thank you Mud Bay for joining HSUS, Wings of Rescue and The Sato project in saving homeless pets from Puerto Rico. We could not have done it without you!

Have you shopped at Mud Bay for your pets? Check out the amazing products they have available here:

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It’s Cyber Monday! When doing your online shopping don’t forget about your local animal shelter or rescue!

There are great sales on enrichment toys, blankets, treats and food. If your shelter or rescue group does not have a wish list, give them a buzz and ask what they need!

Receiving a box of safe toys for the animals boosts staff morale and creates lots of fun for homeless pets.


Happy shopping! #KindActs #HSUS

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BREAKING NEWS: The House Foreign Affairs committee has passed H.Res.401 out of committee! H.Res 401 urges all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against such trade. This is a major step in putting an end to the horrific dog and cat meat trade!

Thank you to Congressman Alcee L. Hastings and Congressman Vern Buchanan for your dedicated leadership on this important issue!

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Amazing story out of Puerto Rico- thank you to our wonderful HSUS colleagues and our amazing friends at Seattle Humane.

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Rafael looked after 8 Sato dogs (street pets) in his home town of Moca, Puerto Rico for more than two and a half years before the hurricanes hit. He and his dau...ghter drove 3 hours in a torrential downpour to try and bring the dogs to safety at the Humane Society of Puerto Rico only to discover that the shelter was flooded and many of the animals had perished.

They returned home with the dogs where shortly after Rafael was forced to leave Puerto Rico to be with family in Chicago in order to obtain medical care for his declining health. Rafael left his home terrified not knowing if the dogs would ever get to safety. Thanks to the effort of his family and friends who coordinated with All Sato Rescue and The Humane Society of the United States, Rafael’s 8 dogs made it onto the plane that arrived safely in Seattle Sunday night.

This afternoon our team coordinated with his family to video call Rafael so he could see his beloved “children” again. Sati, Chocolate, Oso, Toño, Pepe, Canela, Rocky, and Toby wagged their tails in delight when they heard his voice. Rafael and his family cried tears of joy and thanked us endlessly for helping them get the dogs to safety, and find them loving homes.

Our staff and volunteers are working quickly to get these pets checked in as we know you're all eager to meet them. Please follow us closely for adoption updates and check starting next Tuesday for available pets.

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Meet Jogly. He is one of the over 1400 pets transported by the HSUS from Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Having just left a warm tropical climate, imagine his surprise when he stepped off the plane to a cold front in Virginia! Don’t worry Jogly; you landed in the right place because the Loudon County Animal Shelter team was prepared with warm sweaters and warm hearts!

Thanks to the Loudon crew and all of the HSUS Emergency Placement Partners working... to get our new Puerto Rican friends acclimated to fall weather!

If you would like to meet Jogly please visit the Loudon County Animal Shelter. He is ready for a forever home……with a fireplace!

Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend!

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