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Rescue groups, including breed-specific groups, foster-based groups, sanctuaries, transport groups and others, serve a vital role in ensuring that there is safe haven for every animal in need. Let The HSUS help your group reach its highest potential.

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The Rescue Group Program Assessment is a new free tool that will help you strengthen volunteer retention and engagement, ultimately resulting in less staff/volunteer turnover and maximizing your lifesaving abilities. Sign up today!


  • The business of saving lives

    The "Business" of Saving Lives

    What is needed to treat your rescue organization like a business to stand the test of time? Your rescue must understand the fundamentals of incorporating your organization, tax laws, effective board formation, and much more.
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  • rescuing done right

    Rescuing Done Right

    How do you help as many animals as possible without sacrificing the quality of care? Learn creative marketing and advertising ideas for adoptions, building your volunteer network, and creating a foster model.
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  • Show me the money

    Show Me the Money!

    It's the one thing every rescue can agree on—you need more money! Check out these tips for finding and applying for grants, holding fundraisers, cultivating donors, and cutting costs.
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  • building solid relatinships

    Building Solid Relationships

    Saving animals truly takes a village—you can't do it all yourself. Learn to build positive, effective relationships with others inside and outside your local animal welfare community.
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  • Best Practices for Rescue Groups

    Best Practices for Rescue Groups

    Even though many of these tools were created for traditional shelters, the same basic principles of quality animal care apply to rescues, and are critical for every type of animal care organization.
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  • Rescue Central Webinar Series

    Rescue Central Webinar Series

    Check out these webinars that highlight best practices for rescue groups on a variety of topics.
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