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Kim Alboum

As Shelter Outreach & Policy Engagement Director of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Kim Alboum works to create nationwide partnerships resulting in the placement of thousands of animals who were victims of animal cruelty and natural disasters. Kim also works with HSUS State Directors to strengthen relationships between community animal shelters and animal advocates. Prior to her current role, Kim served as an HSUS State Director, working with local law enforcement agencies to shut down more than 20 puppy mills in North Carolina, resulting in the rescue of nearly 1,800 dogs and puppies. Kim has a special place in her heart for French bulldogs; she lives with three and volunteers for Chicago French Bulldog Rescue.

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  • Blog Post

    Is a foster home really optimal to a shelter?

    While there are animals who benefit from a foster home, could there be just as many benefits for an animal in a well-run animal shelter?

    “I wish he/she could go to a foster home rather than a shelter.” I hear this often from fellow animal care professionals and volunteers in my work with nearly 300 shelters and rescues nationwide to place victims of cruelty and neglect from HSUS and HSI cases. While there are animals who certainly benefit from a foster home environment, I believe there are just as many benefits for an animal in a well-run animal shelter.

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