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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.

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From the Magazine

  • Moose Goes Backstage

    Moose the cat's foster dad looked past his grumpy exterior to find a pizza-stealing snuggler who fits right in.

  • Unforgettable: Snuggles for Ruggles

    An unlikely puppy mill survivor turns shelter pet ambassador.

  • Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself (and Your Work)

    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.

  • In Sacramento, a Capital Idea

    Gina Knepp of the Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento, California, works to keep homeless people and their pets together.

  • Nurturing the Bond

    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.

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Policies & Programs

  • Pets for Life

    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.


  • National Museum of Animals & Society

    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.

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