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Humane State trainings

The Humane State Program (HSP) provides support to the shelter and rescue community on multiple levels. HSP provides training on disaster readiness, compassion fatigue, investigations and many other topics relevant to shelter, rescue and law enforcement professionals. We work to facilitate coalition-building across each state to identify capital and training needs, increasing collaboration that builds in-state resilience and experience.

  • From Virginia Beach to Vieques

    In an effort to assist overwhelmed animal shelters of Puerto Rico, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and Maddie’s Fund established the Sister Shelter Project, pairing Puerto Rican shelters with thriving shelters in the mainland United States. You can imagine how honored we were when the Virginia Beach SPCA (VBSPCA), a long-time HSUS Emergency Placement Partner, was selected to be part of this incredible project.

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  • ‘Sisterhood’ Redefined!

    Imagine what the world of animal sheltering must have been like in the 1970s (I know, some of you weren’t even born yet, but stay with me!). Chances are your community didn’t have a beautiful, state-of-the-art shelter that was open and inviting to the public, provided humane housing and enrichment for each of its animal residents, and was designed to maximize lifesaving in every respect.

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    Humane State Ohio

    For Ohio updates, visit our HSUS Ohio State page and the HSUS Ohio Facebook page.

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    Humane Oklahoma

    Upcoming Trainings

    Humane Oklahoma law enforcement trainings

    Join us for one of three upcoming free trainings for law enforcement, animal control officers and humane investigators. Lunch and coffee will be provided and valuable prizes will be raffled. Earn continuing education credits!

    Choose from one of three locations. All trainings are from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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    Humane Kansas


    Kansas has a high volume of puppy mills, fragmented animal welfare resources and struggles with enforcement of current laws. This is a state that would benefit from increased collaboration between local animal welfare organizations and law enforcement.

    The HSUS is making a three-year investment in Kansas to expand the capacity of animal welfare officers to respond to animal cruelty, drive up enforcement of state laws, and provide shelters with services and training to expand their reach and decrease euthanasia.

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