Remembering Animals in the First World War

For the animals involved, the First World War was a calamity—a great killing, as it was for the humans and ideals destroyed in the fighting of 1914 through 1918. Sixteen million animals served in the Great War, not to mention the uncounted millions served up as daily rations to the armies. The centennial of the […]

What is a humane society without an animal shelter?

The mission of humane societies is to stop animal suffering and prevent cruelty. This is usually understood to mean operating shelters and providing animal control services. Animal shelters in the United States are responsible for between 6 and 7 million unwanted, abused, and excess pets every year. What does a humane society without a shelter […]