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The HSUS to Conduct Evaluation of Bloomfield, NJ Animal Shelter

The Humane Society of the United States

WASHINGTON — The Humane Society of the United States, the nation's largest animal protection organization, announced today that a team with its professional Animal Services Consultation program will conduct a site visit of the John A. Bukowski Shelter for Animals in Bloomfield, N.J. This evaluation was requested by the Township of Bloomfield, which manages the shelter, and will take place from July 21-23.

The HSUS' goal is to optimize the ability of animal care and control agencies to improve services to best serve the human and animal members of their community. The program uses a team of animal sheltering experts to independently evaluate local animal care and control programs (both governmental and nonprofit). Past evaluations include Denver Animal Care and Control, Colo., Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center, Fla., and the City of Tulsa Municipal Animal Shelter, Okla. The HSUS' Animal Services Consultation program has helped these communities improve shelter operations and animal care.

Approximately four months following the site visit, The HSUS will issue a comprehensive report to shelter officials, with an overview of findings and recommendations for improvements in animal care and control programs and services. The HSUS' Animal Services Consultation program team members are consultants for, and not investigators of the John A. Bukowski Shelter for Animals. The program is designed to review current services and plans for future services and not to investigate allegations into past incidents.

The HSUS is the world's foremost authority on animal sheltering. While there is not an umbrella group that oversees animal shelters, The HSUS has been providing assistance and direct support to animal shelters nationwide for more than 50 years. The HSUS sets national standards and guidelines that are adhered to by many shelters. The HSUS conducts training programs, hosts the nation's largest trade and educational show for animal care and control professionals and publishes a magazine and web site dedicated to animal sheltering issues. The HSUS also advocates for the implementation and enforcement of strong laws protecting animals, educates the public about responsible pet ownership and protects animals during disasters. Visit The HSUS on the Web at humanesociety.org.


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The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest animal protection organization — backed by 11 million Americans, or one of every 28. For more than a half-century, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education, and hands-on programs. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty — On the web at humanesociety.org.