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Kid and his cat at Pets for Life event

On the concrete front porch of this rundown row house, along a narrow street in a rough neighborhood named Hunting Park, eight men sit outside drinking one October afternoon. Two pit bulls and a small dog lie at their feet; the adjoining house next door has boards across its first-floor windows...

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Michael Sharp

Leaving pets locked in cars is never safe. But when the weather gets warmer, it can be deadly. High temperatures can cause irreparable organ damage and even death. Protecting animals from an unnecessary death is a problem we can all agree to prevent. How to help a pet left in a hot car Take down the...

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Take these five steps to reduce the symptoms of pet allergies.

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Man visits with some neighborhood kitties.

“There's another house burning,” Kristen Huston says, steering her white sedan, its trunk loaded with pet supplies, into one of the neighborhoods where her organization, All About Animals Rescue, does outreach. “Do you smell it?” In the back seat, HSUS staffers Jason Schipkowski and Ashley Mutch...

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M. Carrie Allan

The HSUS provides an informed estimate of the U.S. populations of cats and dogs in homes, adopted from shelters, and euthanized in shelters in 2014

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Corey, a blind dog, carries a red toy in his backyard

When she managed a veterinary eye clinic in Portland, Oregon, Caroline Levin witnessed some heartbreaking scenes. “I’m sorry,” the veterinarian would tell a pet owner. “Your dog is blind. There is nothing we can do.” “The people would leave in tears,” Levin says, “whether it was some little old lady...

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Ruthanne Johnson

When your pet dies, it's natural to feel sorrow, express grief, and need understanding and comfort from friends and family. Sometimes it's hard for others to understand your loss.

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Getting a new pet? Find out why you should adopt from a shelter or rescue

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Follow these tips to keep animals safe and comfortable in the cold.

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Pet food and other pet care necessities To locate a pet food pantry or other pet-related community service, explore an interactive resource map provided by Feeding Pets of the Homeless; just choose which resource you’re seeking under the “Get Help” listing on the right. Or contact your local shelter...

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If you're struggling and feel you can no longer keep your pet, we may be able to help you address the problem. And if these tips don't help you keep your pet, we can help you find a new home.

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Do you think that a cat must go outside to be happy and it’s cruel to keep a cat inside? We'll teach you how to keep your cat happy and safe indoors.

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The Humane Society of the United States is working with Ollie Pets to deliver thousands of meals to hungry pets amid the COVID-19 crisis through the HSUS’s Pets for Life program. Altus Animal Welfare Association in Oklahoma and Yakima Humane Society in Washington state are a part of the program...

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Pets for Life staff member with a van full of supplies

The stories reach Amanda Arrington via text message these days: The immunocompromised hospital worker in Milwaukee who brought her spunky dog, Rusty, onto her porch to give a socially distant thanks when a Pets for Life team member dropped off dog food. The veteran with four dogs—including a...

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By Kelly L. Williams

Animal shelters are your best source when looking for a pet. Not only do they have a great selection of adult animals for adoption, but many of them also have kittens, puppies and purebred pets.

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Illustration of a geriatric cat and dog in a home

Moving slowly on shaky legs, Chloe, a shepherd mix, padded across the hardwood floor, circled the coffee table and stopped in front of the dog bed in the corner of the living room. She stared at the bed for several long seconds, then turned away and made another circuit of the room. “She did this...

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Ruthanne Johnson

Some pets love the hustle and bustle of Halloween, while others will find this spooky holiday a bit stressful. We recognize that animals are individuals, so while you while enjoy the festivities, consider it from your pet’s perspective: “A dog’s natural instinct is to protect their home or to alert...

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Looking for rental housing that will welcome your whole family, including pets? We can help.

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Pet behavior and holiday guests Though the excitement of a party may overwhelm some pets, keep your pets inside during cold weather and provide plenty of toys to keep them busy. If needed, provide your cat or dog with a quiet room or crate during holiday parties and/or prepare ahead of time to...

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