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  • Bringing Cat and Bird Advocates to the Table

    A scientific conference promotes understanding between cat supporters and wildlife advocates, and addresses the challenges of resolving conflicts involving cats, wildlife, and people.

  • Freeze and Quackers

    Every winter, The HSUS’s Dave Pauli works to rescue and relocate abandoned domestic ducks that end up trapped in Montana lakes as the water freezes.

  • Much Ado About Ursine

    The Idaho Humane Society took in an injured bear cub following a wildfire in 2012 and unexpectedly found itself in the middle of a hullabaloo when it changed the animal’s name from Boo Boo to Bernard.

  • Roadside Extraction

    A cooperative effort rehomes neglected exotics kept in an unaccredited roadside zoo to sanctuaries equipped to care for them.

  • A Rescue to Howl About

    Wolf dogs rescued from a roadside attraction in Alaska get a second chance at a California sanctuary.

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  • 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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