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An animal shelter is the physical nucleus of a community animal care and control program. The resources provided here will help you begin planning for your shelter facility.

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Featured ARTICLES

  • The Build-Out

    San Antonio Animal Care Services opens a new, second campus in Brackenridge Park for low-cost spay/neuter and Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills renovates their shelter.

  • The Build-Out

    The Capital Humane Society’s new Pieloch Pet Adoption Center in Lincoln, Nebraska and the major shelter renovation of the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  • Location, Location, Location

    Find out how, after years of facing the challenges that come with being situated in an undesirable or remote location, some shelters are pulling up stakes, heading downtown, and finding a place in the spotlight.

  • The Build-Out

    A nifty new shelter in California replaces an antiquated one known as “Alcatraz for animals.”

  • The Fine Line Between 'Pets' and 'Pests'

    Rats and mice can make great pets, but the wild ones can cause trouble in your facility. The best way to deal with them humanely is to make sure they have no way to get into your building in the first place.

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  • The HSUS's Shelter Design Packet

    Our special design packet just for shelters includes information on how to figure what size shelter you'll need, how to choose an architect, materials, and much more!

Policies & Programs

  • Shelter Services

    The HSUS's Shelter Services program helps shelters acquire the tools they need to ensure long-term organizational stability and success in the dynamic environment of animal welfare. No matter the size or issues facing your organization, Shelter Services is here to help.

  • Shelter Services

    The HSUS's Shelter Services program helps shelters acquire the tools they need to ensure long-term organizational stability and success in the dynamic environment of animal welfare. No matter the size or issues facing your organization, Shelter Services is here to help.

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