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Joyce Friedman

Joyce Friedman, LMSW, a licensed master social worker, is the New York City Community Coordinator for State Affairs at The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Joyce works on animal protection legislation and advocacy for animals in NYC. Prior to serving in this role, she was Program Manager of The HSUS’s Pet Help Partners program which prevented pet relinquishment by offering guidance, support and free and low-cost resources to pet owners.

Content by Joyce Friedman

  • Magazine Article

    Reconcilable differences

    Changes in litter box behavior are a common indicator of cat distress. Shelters and rescues can help owners solve problems before the bond is threatened.

    Using behavior counseling to keep cats in their homes

    What if you were told that one person has the power to stop dozens—maybe even hundreds—of cats from entering your shelter or rescue each year? Too good to be true, right?

    Wrong. The HSUS pet retention program Pet Help Partners (PHP) has had significant success in New York City keeping cats with families who had considered relinquishment due to behavior issues.

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