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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.

  • 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.

  • Medical SOPs: Lifesaving, Step by Step

    Getting basic shelter medicine SOPs in writing can help you prevent widespread problems while providing a consistent, transparent standard of care.

  • Cats are from Mars?

    Jackson Galaxy set out to be a musician, but wound up a cat behavior guru and the star of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell. The patron saint of conflicted cats discusses his career and shares his insights into the workings of the feline mind.

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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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