humane society of the united states

September 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Planned Balloon Releases Banned In Montgomery County

Don’t let go of all those balloons. Anyone intentionally releasing a sky full of helium-filled latex or mylar balloons in Montgomery County can be fined a minimum of $500. Montgomery County Council unanimously approved legislation Sept. 29 that would prohibit the outdoor release of these balloons in an effort to prevent injury or death to […]

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June 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Humane Society Opposes Parks Department’s Plan to Kill Canada Geese (VIDEO)

UPDATED The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is opposing a plan by Montgomery County’s Department of Parks to kill hundreds of Canada geese at two local parks. Parks officials say the geese are a public safety nuisance, and they are planning to euthanize hundreds of them at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and […]

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February 1, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Pet Store Hearing Testimony (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Wayne Pacelle, the President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, testified at a recent public hearing in support of Bill 50-14 which would ban retail pet stores that sell dogs and cats. You can watch his testimony here: Fore more coverage of this issue, see below: […]

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March 5, 2014 | Sonya Burke

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Wayne Pacelle: ‘The Animals Need Us’ (Video)

Wayne Pacelle, the president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, attended the ribbon-cutting and opening ceremony for the county’s new animal shelter on March 1 in Derwood.  “This is really one of the finest buildings you will see for animal welfare in the country,” said Pacelle. Take a look at this […]

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