Our programs

  • Humane State

    Law Enforcement Training Center

    Discover new ways to sharpen your skills or explore new areas of animal welfare. Check out featured events, search upcoming trainings or simply scan the archives for webinars. All calendar listings are trainings specifically designed for shelter and rescue professionals and volunteers.

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    Managing community cats

    “Community cats” is the catch-all term the animal welfare community uses for those feral and stray cats living outdoors in our communities. These cats are generally considered unowned or to have a loose affiliation with one or more people who care for them -- approximately 10% of the American public feed outdoor cats who they don’t consider their own pets. It is unclear how many community cats exist in the U.S., but we estimate there may be 30 – 40 million of them.

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    Shelter Ally Project

    This is a remarkable time for our field—euthanasia of adoptable, homeless pets is down to its lowest point in history and continues to drop each year; there are thousands of animal welfare organizations working together to save animals and keep families together; adoption by the public is at an all-time high and proven programs to humanely manage community cats are on the rise.

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    Shelter and Rescue Partners application

    The HSUS Shelter and Rescue Partners program is not only about the placement of victims from cruelty and neglect, it's about partnership. Our partners oftentimes respond with us on the ground during large scale cruelty cases and disasters, work on community level issues and stay up to date on state and federal level initiatives. All of this is optional, of course!

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  • Keeping people and pets together

    Pets and People Together

    A partnership between the Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund and the Ad Council, Pets and People Together is a national public service announcement campaign seeking to inspire caring individuals to #BeAHelper and directly help pets and their people in their communities. Our PSAs raise awareness of how simple actions, like donating pet food to a pantry, or more involved ones, such as temporarily fostering the pet of a friend or neighbor, can make it possible for pets to remain with their people during times of need.

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