Despite its national and international scope, modern horse racing is still being conducted under outdated state-by-state drug and medication rules. This endangers the horses and allows unscrupulous owners and trainers to simply move the animals to a jurisdiction with fewer restrictions to continue doping and avoid penalties. It’s clear that when it comes to medication, the horse racing industry can’t both promote and police the sport. We are working with leaders in the industry to lobby for the passage of federal legislation that would require uniform medication reform for all racing breeds. We support responsibly retiring and repurposing racehorses at the end of their careers and believe that the industry and owners need to provide a better safety net for these equine athletes.
In this issue: Looking back and moving forward; greyhound racing takes its final lap; whimsical tales spread compassion for community cats; organizations look to the Adopters Welcome model to promote diversity and inclusion; an equine group steps up to help Florida horse owners; shelters find successful alternatives to traditional fundraising events; demand surges for virtual behavior services; studies show that helping others helps you; and more.
In this issue: A decade of promoting shelter pets; summer camp, COVID style; innovation sensations; hole-istic cat housing; creating videos with viral potential; teaming up with sports stars to promote your organization; new approaches to feline retroviruses; and more.
In this issue: The HSUS Pets for Life team shifts tactics but retains core beliefs during the COVID-19 pandemic; new science about cat allergies may prevent surrenders; an upstate New York shelter teams with local pizzerias to promote adoptable animals; VCA adds a nail in the coffin of elective declawing; an Idaho nonprofit helps ‘sweeten the pot’ for harder-to-place cats; and more.