Shelter & Rescue Work : Help for Organizations

Gray and white community cat with a freshly tipped ear to indicate he is a feral cat who is part of a managed cat colony
Trap-neuter-return (TNR) is a common-sense, cost-effective solution for managing populations of unowned, free-roaming cats (sometimes called stray, feral or “community ...Read More
Blackie, a black shorthair community (feral) cat with an ear tip
Trap-neuter-return (TNR) is a common-sense, cost-effective solution for managing populations of unowned, free-roaming cats (sometimes called stray, feral, or “community...Read More
White and gray cat in a kennel playing with an interactive toy, with a pink enclosed bed
Historically, food, water and shelter have been considered the basic necessities of survival, and the essentials that all animal shelters must supply cats for humane care....Read More
This pitbull dog is enjoying agility training, an enrichment activity offered in some specialized programs at animal shelters.
This action kit provides ways to increase the adoptability of shelter dogs by enriching their day-to-day lives in the shelter....Read More
Man cradling a tortoiseshell colored cat in his arms
Animal foster care programs engage the pet-loving community in helping to save homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens....Read More
Bottle-feeding gray kitten with milk on her face
This resource provides instructions for caring for bottle-feeding kittens (“bottle babies”) – very young kittens who have been abandoned or orphaned....Read More
Man playing with a cat using a wand toy
This is the handbook given to volunteers for Best Friends Animal Society....Read More
Baby western king birds who were rescued and rehabilitated
If you find a baby songbird on the ground, you’ll need to know two things to determine whether or not the baby bird needs help....Read More
Medium-sized black dog and woman
Table of contents Why coalitions are important Steps for creating a coalition:...Read More
Black senior dog who was in the shelter before being pulled by a breed-specific rescue group and then adopted by woman in photo
This resource explains how shelters can work with rescue groups to save shelter animals....Read More