Calling All Pet Rescue Groups

By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

  Running a pet adoption center or a breed-specific rescue takes a lot of resources, and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) wants to help.

HSUS just launched Rescue Central – Resources to Help Rescue Groups Save More Lives, a program designed to help animal rescue groups operate more efficiently and effectively, build coalitions, discover new tools and techniques for funding their operations, and attain the highest levels of animal care. It also provides rescue groups with a forum to interact, get and give advice, and share tips and ideas.

“Animal rescue groups play a vital role in improving animal welfare in communities across the country, but many could use a little extra guidance and additional tools to reach their potential,” says Abby Volin, rescue group coordinator for HSUS.

There are an estimated 10,000 private rescue groups in the U.S. and Canada, including breed-specific groups, foster-based groups, sanctuaries, transport groups and spay/neuter groups. They play an essential role in helping to reduce the problems of animal homelessness and euthanasia in our communities. Through Rescue Central, HSUS is committed to providing rescues with the tools and resources needed to achieve even greater success.

For more information about Rescue Central, click here, and please share this information with your local shelters and rescues.