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Your shelter may be geared toward dogs and cats, but it's important to be prepared for those unusual calls about a pet monkey, poisonous snake, or rare bird.

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  • Cold-Blooded Complications

    Explore the unfortunate growth of a highly questionable business resulting in increasing numbers of snakes, lizards and other reptiles.

  • The Underside of the Big Top

    Animal control officers can play a critical role in ensuring circus animals receive better treatment and help prevent cruelty.

  • For Exotic Cats, a Happier Home

    A sanctuary in Tampa, Florida offers abandoned and abused exotic cats a new life.

  • No Fly Zone

    Parrots are intelligent and social creatures whose most basic instincts are often denied when kept as pets. The complex needs of these birds often overwhelm their owners, fueling a crisis of abandonment and neglect.

  • Planned Pigeonhood

    With no natural predators in Waikiki, pigeons present a messy and costly problem to local businesses. A contraceptive-laced food provides a solution.

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Policies & Programs

  • The HSUS's Urban Wildlife Sanctuary Program

    Welcome wild neighbors into your outdoor space and join our Urban Wildlife Sanctuary Program. Whether you have a big backyard or a tiny terrace, your outdoor space can help wild animals find the food, water, cover, and shelter they need.

  • Wild Neighbors

    The HSUS Wild Neighbors program seeks to raise public awareness and understanding about urban wildlife and to promote humane resolution of human-wildlife conflicts. The program features a variety of educational resources for citizens and for the local animal groups to which citizens often turn for advice.

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