In 1916 the American Humane Association was asked by the US War Department to rescue thousands of horses injured in Europe during World War I. That effort became Red Star Rescue. Ninety-nine years later, they are still rescuing animals in all types of situations, from natural disasters to human neglect and cruelty.
Rabies has almost been eliminated in the United States - almost, but not entirely. Every year there are still one or two human deaths from the disease, and several thousand cases of rabies in animals reported.