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About our volunteers Animal rescue volunteers work with the Animal Rescue Team to help save animals who are the victims of illegal animal cruelty and natural disasters. Whether an out of control hoarder or dogfighting operation, or hurricane or puppy mill, animal rescue volunteers travel from all...

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Animal shelters and rescues are amazing! Usually with limited resources and very little publicity, they help untold numbers of animals and people. Give back by choosing one or more of the following ways to show your appreciation for the groups that do so much for animals, people and your community.

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Shelters and rescues Looking for a cat or dog? Find One at the Shelter Pet Project Breed-specific rescue groups have purebred dogs and puppies looking for new homes. Many pets end up homeless through no fault of their own or of their previous family. Rather, a lack of affordable and pet-friendly...

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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

In an effort to address the needs of animals in Puerto Rico, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has signed an extension of the executive order signed in October 2017, enabling The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International to continue their disaster relief work in the Commonwealth.

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The Humane Society of the United States is responding to the needs of animals in the wake of deadly tornadoes in Kentucky. The HSUS received a request for search and rescue assistance from the Mayfield-Graves Animal Shelter. “Our rescue team is on the ground in Kentucky to alleviate the suffering of...

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The Humane Society of the United States has distributed more than $1 million in relief funding to more than 130 animal shelters, pet rescue groups and horse rescue organizations across 48 states help keep people and their pets together during the COVID-19 crisis. Two of the shelters in New Jersey...

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The Humane Society of the United States is distributing more than $1 million dollars in relief funding to help keep people and their pets together during the COVID-19 crisis. Grants* from the Humane Society of the United States’ COVID-19 Relief Fund are being provided to animal shelters, pet rescue...

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What is the Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team? How/when does the team get called in to help? What sort of situations are you typically called in for? If you hear about a situation where animals need help, can you just go? Can I call you if I know of animals who need help? How...

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Photo of Minnow the dog laying in the grass.

Minnow It makes sense that her best friends are turkeys. Minnow spent the first five months of her life on a dog meat farm in South Korea before she was rescued by Humane Society International in 2015 and adopted by Abbie Hubbard, who worked at a Virginia shelter where the rescued dogs were flown...

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By Karen E. Lange

Following a week of free training provided to Oklahoma law enforcement agencies last month, the Humane Society of the United States was contacted by Blaine County Sheriff’s Department to provide guidance and support for the rescue of six horses and 22 cattle from two properties in Blaine County...

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TRENTON, N.J.—The Humane Society of the United States is launching a three-year training initiative in New Jersey. Targeted trainings are available at no cost to the state’s many animal sheltering, law enforcement and rescue professionals. The first training in August will focus on organizational...

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Photo of HSUS president and CEO Kitty Block petting a cat in an alleged neglect situation in Muncie, Indiana.

In October 2021, the Humane Society of the United States arrived in Muncie, Indiana to assist local police in rescuing of dozens of cats from an alleged severe neglect situation. Video producer Thom Stromer joined the HSUS Animal Rescue Team to assist with the rescue and document the scene and the...

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By Brianna Grant

Who are Shelter and Rescue Partners? Our Shelter and Rescue Partner program is a network of organizations committed to serving as a safety net for pets and mentors for overwhelmed shelters. In collaboration with the Humane Society of the United States, program partners drive advancements in the...

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Often law enforcement and animal control agencies are unable to pursue animal fighting cases because of the daunting cost of housing and caring for the seized animals. To assist with the cost of seizing animals from animal fighting operations, the Humane Society of the United States has created the...

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The Humane Society of the United States is responding to the needs of animals in the wake of Hurricane Sally in Escambia County, Florida. The HSUS received a request for search and rescue assistance from Escambia County as the region is experiencing historic flooding. Responders from Humane Rescue...

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The Humane Society of the United States honored fashion industry leader HUGO BOSS and acclaimed philanthropist Georgina Bloomberg last night at the 2016 To the Rescue! New York gala at Cipriani 42nd Street. The evening raised more than $1.7 million for the organization’s animal rescue efforts...

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NEW YORK —The Humane Society of the United States hosted its 2020 To the Rescue! gala earlier this evening, raising over 2 million dollars to benefit the organization’s animal rescue efforts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held virtually. “Saturday Night Live’s” Emmy nominated cast...

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