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Does your shelter or rescue need assistance improving animal care, management, or community outreach? We can help!

Whether your organization is large or small, government or nonprofit, rural or urban, shelter-based or foster-based, The Humane Society of the United States understands the issues you face. Animal care agencies often struggle to find the balance between community expectations and available resources, and staying current on new research and trends can be a challenge. The HSUS's Shelter Services program can help you develop the expertise you need to ensure your organization's long-term stability and success.

How We Help

Once you've told us a bit about your organization and your concerns by emailing, a Shelter Services representative will direct you to the information most relevant to your areas of need. For example, if you'd like to develop a better Board of Directors, we can offer sample documents and resources to help.

Whether your organization needs in-depth assistance or just a quick refresher, The HSUS's Shelter Services team is here to help.

We can also provide you with more in-depth, one-on-one assistance through webinars, conference calls, or remote analysis of operations. If disease control is a challenge at your facility, for example, we can review your existing cleaning procedures and give your staff a customized training session on sanitation and disease outbreak prevention.

What Does It Cost?

Any advice and guidance that HSUS staff provides remotely, including resources and data, individualized trainings, and analysis of operations, is FREE to you!

Why Use The HSUS's Shelter Services Program?

The goal of the HSUS's Shelter Services program is to provide you with timely, relevant and accurate information that will help you make positive changes for your organization and for the animals in your care.

The Shelter Services program has helped scores of shelters across the United States improve the services they provide to the animals and people of their communities.

Our Shelter Services team is ready to help. Start by contacting us today!

Favorite Web Resources

Looking for the perfect link to information about best practice, disease control, networking opportunities, handy formulas, data calculators and more? Bookmark these excellent web resources suggested by the Shelter Services team.

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Email us at or call 202-452-1100.

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