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Janelle Dixon, Chair, Animal Humane Society

Lisa LaFontaine, Vice Chair, Washington Humane Society

Anne Reed, Secretary, Wisconsin Humane Society

Jodi Lytle Buckman, Treasurer, ASPCA

Sharon Harmon, Past Chair, Oregon Humane Society

Madeline Bernstein, SPCA-Los Angeles

Sharon Harvey, Cleveland Animal Protective League

Mary Jarvis, Washington Animal Rescue League

Betsy McFarland, Humane Society of the United States

Shelly Moore, Humane Society of Charlotte

Gary Tiscornia, SPCA for Monterey County

Dr. Gary Weitzman, San Diego Humane Society & SPCA

Leslie Yoder, CO Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies


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Federation Member Dumb Friends League Shares Video to Find Cat Adopters

The League has recently rolled out a new video which is decidedly targeted at young men, but also speaks to some of the great things about cat ownership. To pull in that demographic we are asking visitors to our site if they "Need a new wingman? On a break from your current bromance? Want to add to your one-man wolf pack?" and asking them to click on the link.


"Our hope is that other shelters can also make use of the video, as the ultimate goal is to increase the perceived value of cats in all of our communities" said Bob. Check out the video and let DFL know what you think.Also feel free to post to your site and use in whatever way might help cats in your area.

Thanks Bob Rohde and the staff of the Dumb Friends League.

Federation Member Erie County SPCA Wins Maddie's Fund Grant

Maddie's Fund awards $541,550 Grant to Erie County Coalition.Erie County, New York animal welfare groups and veterinarians to receive nearly $5 million over five years to save all healthy and treatable shelter dogs and cats.Read the full story.Congratulations Barbara Carr and Erie County Coalition.


The HSUS Launches First National ‘Puppy Mill’ Tip Line

To help end the misery associated with large-scale dog breeding operations known as puppy mills, The Humane Society of the United States has launched a national telephone tip line and encourages callers to report suspected cruelty or unlawful activities involving such breeding facilities.

The hotline, 1-877-MILL-TIP, is available to anyone with information of a possible crime involving puppy mills.



U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance(c) (U.S. Communities(c) www.uscommunities.org ) is a nationwide purchasing cooperative designed to be a procurement resource for local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education and nonprofits. As a registered participant of the program,your agency can access a broad line of competitively solicited contracts which provide quality products, services and solutions.

The National Federation of Humane Societies is a member and we encourage all of our members to check into the services offered.Several NFHS members already belong to this buying cooperative which could provide your agency with significant savings on items you purchase routinely.There is no cost to register and participate in this service.Use the link above to learn more about their services or click here to see the FAQ's regarding US Communities.


National Federation seeks Animal Welfare Liaison

The National Federation of Humane Societies has written a letter to President Obama advocating for a senior White House staff position as Animal Welfare Liaison to coordinate the animal welfare activities of the various Federal agencies charged with implementing animal welfare policy.Read the Letter.

Helmsley Legal Trust is Challenged.

HSUS, Maddie's Fund and the ASPCA charge that Helmsley Trustees are misdirecting funds despite clear direction from the late heiress to help dogs.  Read the press release here.


Launching September 24th

The Shelter Pet Project is an unprecedented media campaign aimed at boosting pet adoptions nationwide. A collaborative effort by The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie's Fund, and the Ad Council, the three-year, nationwide campaign centers on two main messages:
• Shelter pets are loving, well-adjusted animals who are homeless through no fault of their own.
• When considering adding a pet to the family, ADOPT!


Oregon Humane Hits 10,000

Mallory the cat, recently became the 10,000th pet spayed/neutered by veterinarians of the Oregon Humane Society. Mallory is a Siamese cat who was among 37 pets rescued from an Oregon household.    Mallory was spayed and received surgery for a hernia. She is recovering well.
"We think its very fitting that a cat who came from a home that contributed so much to pet overpopulation will be the 10,00th animal altered at our medical center," said Dr. Kris Otteman, OHS Director of Shelter Medicine. "Every pet we spay or neuter brings us one step closer to the solving the huge problem of pet overpopulation." 

Congratulations Sharon and the OHS team!


Richmond SPCA Featured on MSNBC.

"No-kill shelter nation? Maybe in 5 years."Adoptions rise as cities, shelters form partnerships to reduce euthanasia.

"When the Richmond SPCA in Virginia announced plans to become a no-kill animal shelter beginning in 2002......"

Read the full story:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31555018/ns/us_news/


Banfield pet hospitals ban tail docking, ear cropping on dogs.

Read the full story from USA Today



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