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Pets are surrendered to animal shelters and rescues every day for a variety of reasons. Learn about how you can prevent relinquishments as well as assess those relinquished animals.

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  • 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.

  • Loss Prevention

    A high-intake municipal shelter in South Los Angeles starts a pilot program that results in impressive numbers, spurring the creation of similar programs across the city and the interest o rescue groups across the country

  • A New Learning Curve

    New cat behavior counseling course empowers participants to think beyond the walls of their shelter or rescue to assist owners who are thinking of surrendering their cats.

  • No Place Like Home

    Advocates use prevention strategies and fair housing laws to keep owners and pets together.

  • Reconcilable Differences

    The Humane Society of the United States' Pet Help Partners program uses behavior counseling to keep cats in their homes.

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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.


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