The Humane Society of the United States was called in by the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office to assist in the rescue of nearly 130 animals from a suspected puppy mill in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. They were starving for human attention and many had rotting gums and teeth and other serious ailments. But despite their troubles and mistreatment at the hands of the people they’d known, many of the dogs greeted their rescuers with kisses and tail wags as they were removed from the cages that had imprisoned them for all of their days.
Marjo the chicken was rescued from a factory farm. Now, she does card tricks! Watch this video to see how smart she is and her amazing trick!
An ambulance driver for the South Florida Wildlife Center rescued this Virginia Opossum, who was discovered in a swimming pool skimmer, after she fell off of her mother's back prematurely. Too young to be on her own, the baby was taken back to the center to be examined by a veterinary staff. In an outdoor habitat she learned to acclimate to the weather, forage for food, and climb.
The Humane Society of the United States was called in to assist with the rescue of approximately 70 dogs and three horses from a Gallia County, Ohio, property. The animals had limited access to food and water and were in need of urgent veterinary care. Luckily, vets were on-site to administer emergency fluids, and we were able to safely remove the animals. See the rescue here.
Lulu was retired to Black Beauty Ranch along with her best friend, Midge, in 1997 after being used in Hepatitis B vaccine trials and on live virus studies. Everyone at Black Beauty Ranch had a blast celebrating Lulu's 53rd birthday and Midge's 42nd. See what gifts and surprises awaited them on their special day!
Lulu is a 53-year old chimpanzee who lives at the Black Beauty Ranch in Texas. She was rescued from a biomedical research lab in 1997. Her caretakers taught her how to brush her own teeth! And she loves it, and enjoys the toothpaste. See for yourself!
A puppy named Daniel is one of 295 dogs pulled from a disgusting puppy mill in Arkansas. See how he's able to walk again with the help of The Humane Society of the United States' Animal Rescue Team.
Watch formerly abused, abandoned, neglected, and homeless horses run through the pasture at Duchess Sanctuary. The 1,120 acre sanctuary is located just south of Eugene, Oregon. It was established in 2008 as an oasis for once mistreated horses. Currently, 200 horses call Duchess Sanctuary their home.
Hannah Shirley is a pygmy hippo who is a very lucky lady. At 42, she is the oldest pygmy hippo currently alive in the United States. She was rescued from the exotic pet trade and ever since moving to The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center she's been one pampered hippo. She has a 1,000 gallon swimming pool, a sprinkler to play in, enrichment activities like bobbing for apples, and yummy treats which is mostly organic produce donated from farmers from around San Diego County.
Watch horses Stormy and Hershey join in some sprinkler fun on a particularly warm day at Duchess Sanctuary. Both Stormy and Hershey are especially fond of water...they've even been busted several times for climbing into the water troughs! Their mothers are former PMU (Pregnant Mare Urine) mares rescued from slaughter.
Watch the before and after of Orren.
Horses playing in the water trough and rolling around on a hot summer day, after just having their feet trimmed. All of these horses were rescued from the PMU (Pregnant Mare Urine) industry - http://www.fundforanimals.org/duchess-sanctuary/about-the-duchess-sanctuary/pregnant-mare-urine.html.
Meet Cedric & Mendy! Two beautiful Siberian Huskies who were "living" on a dog meat farm in South Korea destined for slaughter. Thankfully, Humane Society International stepped in and rescued the beautiful pair along with 248 other dogs who were all heading to slaughter. See them drink clean water, play with actual toys, and walk on grass for the first time!!
Cape Wildlife Center on Cape Cod uses creative ways to help patients like these young raccoons thrive! Water play not only reduces stress, it improves the raccoons' paw dexterity and develops their survival skills, which will serve them well once they are set free.
The horses of Duchess Sanctuary splish-splashing around in the summer sun. The grey horse who is completely immersed and swimming across the pond is Diva, her mother was a PMU mare rescued from slaughter.
At Duchess Sanctuary, located outside of Oakland, Oregon, the rescued horses are rotated to different pastures. Watch these 110 horses run down the hill in all of their glorious, muddy filthiness! Clip clop clip clop...