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March 16, 2012

The HSUS Names the Top Ten Emergency Placement Partners of 2011

The Humane Society of the United States has named its top ten emergency placement partners of 2011. The HSUS works with its Emergency Placement Partners across the nation to provide ongoing care and find permanent homes for animals saved during HSUS’ large-scale rescue missions.

“These ten animal welfare organizations have consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty to come to the aid of animals in need,” said Michelle Cascio, manager of the Emergency Placement Program for The HSUS. “Our Emergency Placement Partners are a crucial part of The Humane Society of the United States’ national mission to end animal cruelty, and we are lucky to have these ten groups as part of this life-saving program.”

After The HSUS removes animals from abusive situations and provides immediate veterinary care, the organization works with Emergency Placement Partners to care for and place the animals. As local groups with access to local resources, these organizations provide the animals with continued veterinary care, rehabilitation, and ultimately, placement in new homes. The HSUS has donated enrichment toys for the animals in the shelters as a thank you for their dedication to helping rescued animals recover and find their forever homes.

The 2011 Top Ten Emergency Placement Partners include:

•    Dumb Friends League of Denver, Colo.
•    Guilford County Animal Shelter of Greensboro, N.C.
•    Jacksonville Humane Society of Jacksonville, Fla.
•    Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation of Arlington, Va.
•    Nashville Humane Association of Nashville, Tenn.
•    New Albany Floyd County Animal Shelter of New Albany, Ind.
•    Norfolk SPCA of Norfolk, Va.
•    Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League or West Palm Beach, Fla.
•    Second Chance Animal Shelter of East Brookfield, Mass.
•    Washington Animal Rescue League of Washington, D.C.

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Media Contact: Jordan Crump: 301-548-7793, jcrump@humanesociety.org

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