More than 60 dogs and puppies were rescued from an alleged cruelty situation on a residential property in San Miguel County, New Mexico in March of 2022. The animals were living outdoors in freezing temperatures, in ramshackle pens with no apparent access to food or water. Glass shards and rogue wires littered the property. Several puppies greeted rescuers curiously from beneath a porch. Thanks to your generosity, they received the veterinary treatment and loving care they deserved.
While the Humane Society of the United States does not run or oversee local animal shelters or rescues, we do operate rescue teams, community-based programs and sanctuaries and care centers that directly assist tens of thousands of animals each year. The animals we rescue are either transferred to local rescue groups or transported to emergency shelters for thorough examination by veterinarians in order to receive any necessary medical treatment they may require.
We never know where disasters will strike or when animals may be in need of urgent rescue, but we know we must be ready. Your support makes our preparedness, rescue, care and relief work possible.