There's an inherent connection that we share with animals. This human-animal bond is a part of what drives us to help animals and to include them in our lives.
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
An unlikely puppy mill survivor turns shelter pet ambassador.
The Human Animal session at Animal Care Expo gave some shelter leaders time on the couch with a "therapist" to explore judgements they'd made in the past, and how judgements may be hurting our communities now.
Gina Knepp of the Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento, California, works to keep homeless people and their pets together.
Whether you're answering calls for a pet helpline, meeting with people face-to-face in a community outreach program, handling intakes at your shelter or answering calls from adopters, a sympathetic ear can help you be more successful at keeping pets and their people together.
Trained by Animal Farm Foundation, Matthew Smith's dog Jericho is helping prove that "pit bulls" can work as assistance dogs for people with disabilities.
Policies & Programs
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.
The National Museum of Animals & Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of animals and people through exploration of our shared experience.