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Field work for animal protection requires a great deal of knowledge, training, and understanding. The listings found here can provide you with new resources for your toolkit.

Resources  and  Articles

From the Magazine


  • The Great Skunk Debunk

    After consulting with staff members at The HSUS’s Cape Wildlife Center, residents in a Massachusetts town end up with fewer conflicts with and a greater understanding of the skunks that had “overrun” their town.

  • Law, Order, and Animal Welfare

    Following her two passions—law enforcement and animal welfare—leads an animal control officer to help secure the first felony dogfighting conviction in Washington state.

  • Unforgettable: A Mysterious Creature

    In this edition of Unforgettable, you'll meet a creature so mysterious that shelter staff weren’t sure how to record the animal’s species on intake.

  • A Matter of Life and Breath

    Meet Bobby Silcott, founder of the Maine POM Project, which aims to equip fire departments and rescue organizations throughout the state with oxygen masks for pets.

  • People Power: Wild Thing—I Think I Love You

    A humane investigator from Vermont branches out into an innovative wildlife control business.

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Policies & Programs

  • Get Help in an Emergency

    With a network of regional offices and a nationwide response team, The Humane Society of the United States can provide shelter professionals and other local authorities with the expertise, leadership, and other tools necessary to coordinate animal response activities during a disaster.

  • Dogfighting Rescue Coalition

    The HSUS' Dogfighting Rescue Coalition is dedicated to giving every dog rescued from dogfighting busts a chance at a new life. They depend on shelters and rescue groups who are willing to partner with them and take these dogs into their programs and find proper placements for them.

  • Wild Neighbors

    The HSUS Wild Neighbors program seeks to raise public awareness and understanding about urban wildlife and to promote humane resolution of human-wildlife conflicts. The program features a variety of educational resources for citizens and for the local animal groups to which citizens often turn for advice.


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