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History of the HSUS

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), a non-profit organization, was founded in 1954. It is the largest animal protection agency in the world with 7 million members. The HSUS is dedicated to seeking a humane society both in the U.S. and worldwide. The HSUS protects animals through investigation, legal action, education, consumer advocacy […]

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Angel’s Gate Hospice

Inspired by a love of animals, Susan Marino is the founder and Executive Director of an extraordinary place caring for animals with special needs – ANGEL’S GATE. Susan is a Licensed Veterinary Technician, using a holistic approach to caring for her charges. She has appeared on TV shows, gives lectures and has received many awards […]

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History of the RSPCA

In Old Slaughter’s Coffee House (named for the original owner), near Picadilly Circus in London, on the evening of June 16, 1824, an historic meeting took place. It was a meeting to discuss protecting animals from cruelty. Fortunately the meeting’s success has been felt around the world. Two years earlier, Richard Martin, a member of […]

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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was founded in 1866 by Henry Bergh. It was the first humane society to be established in North America. Bergh was the son of a prominent shipbuilder and spent some time traveling in Europe. He visited the Earl of Harrowby, president of England’s Royal […]

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About the No Kill Advocacy Center

The No Kill Advocacy Center was established in 2004. Nathan J. Winograd, a strong supporter of the humane treatment of animals, is the Executive Director of the organization. Their belief is that a no kill nation is within reach. Quoting from NKAC, “If every animal shelter in the U.S. embraced the no kill philosophy and […]