If you're an animal care professional or volunteer, The Humane Society of the United States has a wealth of resources designed to help you in your work for animals.
These resources include:
Guidelines and recommendations on shelter standards, care, and operations, as well as our Shelter Services program. Our shelter services staff also provides standby assistance for a variety of other needs including legislation, operational guidance and more.
A bi-monthly magazine, Animal Sheltering, the only print journal devoted exclusively to the news and issues that matter most to animal care professionals and volunteers. And our website, animalsheltering.org, is widely considered to be the most comprehensive resource for shelter professionals and volunteers. Here you'll find a Resources section covering topics from Adoption to Zoonosis and everything in between, plus searchable job listings posted free for non-profit animal care organizations, and much more.
The HSUS, Maddie's Fund and the Ad Council, in partnership with animal shelters and rescues across the country, have launched The Shelter Pet Project, a nationwide public service advertising campaign to boost pet adoptions. Learn more about this multi-year, nationwide campaign designed to save millions of lives at animalsheltering.org/shelterpetproject.
Inspiration and direction in the establishment of a national federation of humane societies.
Emergency assistance in natural disasters or large-scale cruelty situations.
Direct and indirect support for spay and neuter programs, including a multi-million dollar spay/neuter research project and subsequent marketing campaign in the Gulf Coast region to proactively address overpopulation and increase spay/neuter rates among pet owners. From this research-driven campaign we offer customizeable advertising materials to local groups at no cost. Spay Day, an annual campaign designed to create an international wave of awareness and activity surrounding spaying and neutering, raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for direct spay/neuter services.
Financial assistance in the form of scholarships, periodic grants, and resources designed to help shelters in locating and obtaining funding through other sources.
Publications on topics ranging from coalition building, fundraising, volunteer management, animal behavior issues, and more. We offer books, brochures, fliers, and multimedia tools to help shelters and rescues improve their work for animals in the shelter and reach out to their communities.