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
Get the scoop on Pets for Life New York City, an HSUS pilot program dedicated to helping people resolve problems that otherwise could lead to surrender, abandonment, or neglect of their animals.
In 2005, inmates at San Quentin State Prison began working with dogs from a local shelter, helping to socialize and prepare the canines for new homes. It's not a unique program: Dozens of prisons around the country have teamed up with area shelters and rescue groups.
The Sacramento SPCA recently unveiled a series of ads using iconic animal cartoon characters'or, more precisely, their absence'to show that when pets aren't around, there's a void in our lives.
Dogs at Work: A Practical Guide to Creating Dog-Friendly Workplaces, a new book published by The HSUS, explains why dogs at work can be good for employees' souls as well as the organization's bottom line.
Did a dog from your shelter act heroically to save a person in need? Have you heard about a dog who gallantly rose to action in the face of danger? Help us recognize these courageous canines by nominating a heroic dog for a Dog of Valor Award.
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.
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