The best way to keep yourself and your family—both people and animals—safe when disaster strikes is to have a good disaster plan. We can help you get ready in case of an emergency.
No matter what the specifics of your plan are, follow this basic safety rule: If you are told to evacuate, leave immediately and take your animals. If it's not safe for you, it's not safe for them.
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December 14, 2016
The loudest sound HSUS rescuer Sára Varsa heard when she entered the dark, filthy building crammed with 60 animals was a cat struggling to breathe. That was Orren, his health so poor he was dubbed "The Train Wreck." But just look at him now.
October 13, 2016
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) today announced that fashion industry leader HUGO BOSS and acclaimed philanthropist Georgina Bloomberg will be honored at the 2016 To the Rescue! New York gala to benefit and celebrate the organization’s animal rescue efforts. Responsible for saving and rehabilitating thousands of animals each year, The HSUS and its global arm Humane Society International travel across the country and the globe to help animals in need from puppy mills, dogfighting, neglect and natural disasters. The annual gala takes place on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at Cipriani 42nd Street.
October 12, 2016
The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team is on the ground providing disaster relief efforts for Horry County, South Carolina, pets and residents in the wake of severe flooding following Hurricane Matthew.
October 6, 2016
The Humane Society of the United States and Greenville County Animal Care are relocating South Carolina shelter animals before Hurricane Matthew strikes the Southeastern coast.
August 16, 2016
El equipo de rescate animal de la Humane Society of the United States (HSUS por sus siglas en inglés) está proporcionando ayuda a mascotas y residentes durante la severa inundación en Luisiana.