Shelter & Rescue Work : Help for Individuals

White greyhound resting on person's lap
If you face the possibility of having to give up your pet due to economic hardship, please check out these pet assistance resources:...Read More
Three-legged pit-bull-terrier-type dog wearing an Adopt Me bandanna
No-kill animal shelters are playing a leading role in ending animal homelessness in the U.S....Read More
Young dog and his person. The man just moved with his pets to a new home.
One of the most common reasons that people give up a pet is because they are moving, and they decide they cannot take the animal....Read More
Silhouette of pitbull dog and his person, a woman serving in the military
Members of the military may or may not be able to take their pets with them on overseas deployment....Read More
Dog and cat next to one another in a foster home
Foster home situations help homeless dogs and cats by, among other things, decreasing their stress and limiting their exposure to infectious diseases, which can occur when ...Read More
Feral cat meowing. Trapping cats for TNR is important to caring for outdoor cat colonies.
The following are guidelines recommended by Best Friends Animal Society for trapping community cats (free-roaming, stray and feral cats) for the purpose of trap-neuter-retu...Read More
Black-and-white feral cat to be humanely trapped for TNR and then returned to his outdoor colony
There are two reasons why you might want to learn how to trap cats humanely:...Read More
Couple with their two dogs. They run their own small animal welfare organization.
This manual includes a plan for how to start an animal welfare organization, including writing a mission statement, setting goals, establishing a board of directors, defini...Read More
Socializing cats like this scared orange tabby can present challenges.
This resource offers a step-by-step method for socializing cats....Read More
Black and white outdoor cat
When the temperature outside begins to drop, it’s time to make sure the outdoor cats in your community have warm shelters where they can go to remain safe and comfortable....Read More