January 16, 2010
Disaster Relief Fund
How your donation is used
The Disaster Relief Fund enables The Humane Society of the United States to rescue animals victimized by natural and man-made disasters. With your help, we can save animals who suffer—and keep them out of harm's way in the first place.
Donations to this fund will be used to:
- Rescue and provide temporary shelter to animals in need during hurricanes, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires and other natural disasters, in cooperation with local, state and federal officials.
- Rescue and provide temporary shelter to animals suffering at the hands of puppy mill operators, animal fighters and animal hoarders, in cooperation with law enforcement agencies. These large-scale cruelty cases too frequently involve hundreds of animals in immediate need of rescue, and temporary shelter and care.
- Hire and train crisis response staff, and provide training for volunteer responders.
- Help rebuild and improve the animal protection capacity of regions affected by major disasters.
- Purchase and outfit the trucks, boats, other rescue vehicles, and temporary animal sheltering facilities needed to respond to natural disasters and large-scale animal cruelty cases.
- Educate the public about the importance of taking pets with them when evacuating.
- Assist state and local officials in disaster preparedness for pets, planning, response and coordination activities.
The Humane Society of the United States has rescued thousands of dogs, cats, and other animals from suffering in disasters, puppy mills, and other crises. But we can't perform our life-saving work without you. You can put a dedicated, powerful team on their side with your gift to the Disaster Relief Fund.