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Emergency Placement Partners Program


The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) responds to animals in need many times a year. These actions may be the result of a legal seizure from a puppy mill or animal hoarder, or they may be from disasters where pets could not be reunited with their owners.

During these emergencies, animals are evaluated by a veterinarian for immediate health issues, but routine or complex medical treatment or behavioral assessment cannot be provided in a temporary environment. While The HSUS can provide emergency animal sheltering to the animals we rescue, we rely upon our relationships with other organizations to provide ongoing care and/or find life-long loving homes for them.

Not only does the EPP program help save thousands of lives yearly, but the goodwill generated through these efforts often results in increased local adoptions, fundraising, and other opportunities for receiving shelters. There are frequently special grant opportunities for EPPs to help recover resources spent on rescued dogs.

If your organization is interested in becoming an Emergency Placement Partner, please visit our partner page.

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