The Humane Society of the United States is not a shelter, parent organization or regulatory/investigative agency for local humane societies, animal shelters, animal care and control agencies or rescue groups. These groups are independent organizations governed by their own boards of directors or by city or county officials. 

To find your local animal welfare organizations, visit Adopt-a-Pet, enter your location or zip code and click "Get Started." 

If your pet is ill or injured, contact a local veterinarian immediately. You may find financially friendly veterinary services at Pet Help Finder. The HSUS does not provide individual counseling about a pet's health.

If you work or volunteer for an animal care organization, please visit our website for sheltering and rescue professionals.


HumanePro is our dynamic, comprehensive online resource for those in the trenches of animal care. Through news, trainings, how-to guides, job and grant directories and our annual Animal Care Expo, we help animal shelters, rescue groups and other animal welfare professionals support pet owners in their communities and save more animals.

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