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 organization, visit Adopt-a-Pet and enter your zip code. 

If your pet is ill or injured, contact a local veterinarian immediately. 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.