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Animal Sheltering

Empowering Shelter & Rescue Professionals

The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Sheltering works to create a world where people and animals thrive, living happy, healthy lives together by focusing on key areas of impact: Addressing solvable behavior, pet care issues and housing-related problems to Keep Pets in Homes. Striving to Protect Cats by promoting innovative tools for managing cats wherever they live. To Reach Underserved Communities by increasing access to pet care and wellness services and information. And working to Increase Adoptions for pets already in shelters and rescue groups.

Caught in the Middle

Will pets be the big loser as private vets battle nonprofit clinics?

Animals shouldn’t suffer or bear unwanted litters because their owners can’t afford veterinary care. That’s the principle driving nonprofit spay/neuter clinics and other vet care assistance programs. Animal welfare organizations say such services are vital to reducing pet overpopulation, disease and suffering. But a vocal minority of private practice veterinarians view low-cost, subsidized care as unfair competition and a threat to their livelihoods.

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Working in the sheltering and rescue world, your focus is, of course, the animals. But you can't make a big difference in the lives of animals if you don't have the attention and support of your community.

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Tools and Resources

  • Blog Post

    Moving Past Assumptions to Better Understand and Support Pet Owners

    Photo by Lee Schilling

    Amanda Arrington, HSUS Pets for Life director, urges the importance of inclusion and access for all pet owners

    Have you ever had a moment when someone you cared about was hurt or upset, and you felt like there was nothing you could do about it? Remember the sense of helplessness you had?
     
    I do. That sense of watching a loved one suffer and being unable to improve the situation is a horrible feeling. Most of us have experienced it—and unfortunately, people who live in poverty experience it frequently.
     

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  • Guide

    Guide to Cat Behavior Counseling

    Photo by Deirdre Rusk/iStock

    Resolving cat behavior issues to keep cats in their homes

    Advising pet owners on cat behavior issues can mean the difference between a cat keeping or losing his home. The Guide to Cat Behavior Counseling was developed to help address pet homelessness at its roots — to keep more cats in their homes. This guide provides compehensive information, giving you the confidence to advise cat owners when they call prepared to give up their pet for a behavior issue.

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  • Blog Post

    Approaching Adoptions from a Fresh Perspective

    Shelter Pet Project - Keyboard Cat

    What do social media pet stars Toast Meets World, Keyboard Cat and Hamilton Pug have in common? They’re the latest Internet phenoms featured in the new round of public service announcements (PSAs) from The Shelter Pet Project.

    Partnering with Maddie’s Fund and the Ad Council, The HSUS helped launch The Shelter Pet Project as the first national PSA campaign created to bring together animal welfare organizations across the country for one unified goal: to increase pet adoption.

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  • Guide

    Managing Volunteers

    Photo by Corey Roscoe/The HSUS

    With volunteers on board and working in their roles, the focus shifts to ongoing management, retention and the "care and feeding" of volunteers. Here we offer you information and resources for ongoing engagement, evaluation and recognition of volunteers.

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  • Guide

    Bringing Volunteers On Board

    Photo by Chuck Cook/AP Images for The HSUS

    The HSUS offers a variety tools to increase understanding of key principles in volunteer management, and ways to connect individual coordinators with the larger community of volunteers managers willing to share their secrets to success.

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  • Guide

    Volunteer Professional Development

    Photo by Michael Bernard/HSI

    Managing volunteers is both an art and a science.

    The HSUS offers a variety tools to increase understanding of key principles in volunteer management, and ways to connect individual coordinators with the larger community of volunteers managers willing to share their secrets to success.

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