RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Humane Society of the United States

A collection of news and information related to Humane Society of the United States published by this site and its partners.

Top Humane Society of the United States Articles

Displaying items 25-36
  • Court partly backs off pit bull ruling

    Court partly backs off pit bull ruling
    Maryland's highest court on Tuesday partly backed off its April decision that pit bulls are inherently dangerous, admitting that it went too far when it applied its standard to cross-bred dogs. But the new ruling, which affects only purebred animals, does...
  • Letter: Thanks for supporting Humane Society

    Editor: I want to congratulate the Harford County Public Library employees for their impressive fundraising effort for the Humane Society of Harford County. Their contribution to this worthy organization shows the importance of giving local when it comes...
  • Maryland pit bull ruling is challenged in federal court

    Maryland pit bull ruling is challenged in federal court
    A resident at the low-income Armistead Gardens housing development is suing the state in federal court, asking judges to strike down a recent court ruling that pit bulls are inherently dangerous. In a complaint filed Wednesday, lawyers for Joseph...
  • Crowded Anne Arundel animal shelter pleads for reprieve

    Crowded Anne Arundel animal shelter pleads for reprieve
    It would be easier for Robin Small if she could simply give away cats from time to time. Or birds. Or dogs. Or ferrets. Or anything else adoptable that finds its way into Anne Arundel County Animal Control. "We, unfortunately, sometimes have to...
  • More hospitals allowing visits from patients' pets

    More hospitals allowing visits from patients' pets
    Ask patients in some area hospitals which caregivers they most look forward to seeing, and they'll say the ones with hairy faces and bad breath. For Sean Harris, they were his dogs Diesel and Wilson. For Michael Friedman, it was the family pooch,...
  • Pit bulls not 'inherently dangerous' just yet

    A controversial court ruling in April that pit bulls are "inherently dangerous" is not yet in effect and must survive an appeal before it can be applied as Maryland law, according to an opinion released this week by the state attorney general's office....
  • Pennsylvania may bar use of drones to help or harass hunters

    HARRISBURG — State lawmakers may regulate the use of aerial drones to monitor hunting activities and help hunters pursue game. The Senate weighed in on the emerging national issue last month when it unanimously approved legislation to ban the use...
  • Snakes alive doing damage to Everglades

     Snakes alive doing damage to Everglades
    Two years ago, the Obama Administration took a halfway measure to try to rid the Everglades of some of the world's largest snakes. It's time to finish the job. Back in 2012, it was recommended that people be banned from importing or transporting...
  • Don't buy kids pet turtles because they love the mutant ninja movie, rescue group says

    Don't buy kids pet turtles because they love the mutant ninja movie, rescue group says
    Even if your kid is totally hyped about turtles thanks to the soon-to-be-released Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, don't buy them one, pleads American Tortoise Rescue. Real turtles are boring to most kids, can transmit diseases and too often end up...
  • Use simple protective measures to keep coyotes at bay

    Use simple protective measures to keep coyotes at bay
    Q: I'm very concerned about coyotes; the problem is worse than ever around here. I'm especially worried about my little Bichon Frise, who has no way to defend herself. Recently, there was a coyote attack nearby on a dog who didn't survive. I don't want...
  • Vegan communities growing, along with research on health benefits

    No, vegans are not extraterrestrials from a planet orbiting Vega, although many might consider their dietary habits to be completely alien. Plant-only eaters represent a mere 2 percent of the population; another 5 percent describe themselves as...
  • Ban more snakes, advocate urges

    Two years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service banned the import and sale of Burmese pythons and three other species of non-native snakes that have disrupted sensitive ecosystems, especially Florida's Everglades. Now the agency is considering banning...