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
Researchers examine the relationship between attachment to pets and their care
Some Katrina victims smuggled their animals to Texas, where the Houston SPCA helped them hold on to their best friends.
In the first days after Hurricane Katrina, some people wondered how anyone could have left their pets behind. As we would all soon discover, that was the wrong question to ask.
Katrina evacuees in Austin, Texas whose pets were being cared for by the Austin Humane Society were able to visit with their animals thanks to a special shuttle service arranged by the city.
After such destruction, loss, and disappointment, each reunion brought a new reason to celebrate.
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.