Marketing your services in your community requires smart and effective outreach. Think outside the shelter walls with our resources and information.
Resources and Articles
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Founded in 2006, Rescue U is a unique program that sends college students from around the country to do repairs and construction work at shelters that have requested help.
Pets for Life NYC, an animal surrender prevention program, seeks to give people the advice and services they need before they relinquish their pets to shelters. Find out how to create a similar pet safety net in your community.
Find out how a Florida shelter strives to help as many animals as it can through its emergency relief, spay/neuter, and feral cat programs.
In cities across the U.S., animal welfare groups are knocking on doors and bringing pet care services to the neighborhoods that most need them. Read how the Pets for Life program is changing the lives of pets and people one block at a time.
Low spay/neuter rates, euthanasia rates around 90%, and cruelty laws that are mostly unenforced are the norm in Puerto Rico. See how The HSUS is working with the Puerto Rican government to create a brighter future for its street dogs and stray cats.
Southern Pines Animal Shelter in Mississippi has modest resources and a huge service area. (sound familiar?) But by reaching out to its community with a diverse range of programs and improvements, the shelter has created a culture of adoption that's sent intakes plummeting and live releases soaring.
Through the Pets for Life approach, the Providence Animal Rescue League brings warmth to the streets.
Gina Knepp of the Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento, California, works to keep homeless people and their pets together.
Clients ask your front desk staff for help with many different issues, from behavioral problems to rehoming animals. Use this sample helpdesk handbook from Nevada Humane to help your staff be ready to assist!
Policies & Programs
Resources for outreach to Spanish-speaking communities, including reproducible pet behavior tip sheets, spay/neuter materials, and more.
The HSUS Pets for Life program has one very ambitious goal: to keep pets and their people together. Pets for Life recognizes that one of the greatest threats to pets is a lack of understanding on the part of caregivers along with a lack of awareness of available resources.
Whether you have an established youth education program or are looking to start one from the ground up, the Humane Society of the United States, can help.
Reach out to your community's Spanish-speaking population with our reproducible pet behavior tip sheets.
Whether you need to learn the social media basics, or are looking for new ways to jazz up your group's online presence, this engaging presentation from Animal Care Expo 2011 by HSUS's own Carie Lewis can help!
- Behavior & Training
- Breed-Specific Legislation
- Chaining & Tethering
- Cultural Diversity
- Disaster Preparedness & Response
- Human/Animal Bond
- Military Pets
- Pet Care
- Public & Media Relations
- Renting with Pets
- Spay/Neuter Programs
- Surveying Your Community