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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.



  • February 16, 2017

    Garfield and his creator Jim Davis lend a paw to the Shelter Pet Project

    Creator Jim Davis talks about the inspiration behind Garfield the cat and why he teamed up with the Shelter Pet Project to encourage more folks to adopt.

  • February 16, 2017

    Pet hacks: Cheap ways to make living with your pets even easier

    Is your cat a scratcher? Tired of shoveling snow for a dog potty spot? Read on for cheap and easy ideas for improving your life with your pet.

  • December 14, 2016

    Once so sick from neglect he could barely breathe, this sweet cat is loving life in his new home

    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 HSUS announces honorees for To The Rescue! New York: Saving Animal Lives gala

    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

    Rescuing animals impacted by Hurricane Matthew

    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.

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