The Precise Team is loving National Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and would like to take this opportunity to highlight an organization that works hard every day to make sure that animals are safe from harmful environments and help furry friends, like ours, find a loving home. The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization. The Humane Society runs a multitude of programs including animal rescue and care, animal advocacy, and shelter programs. Because of our focus on adoption this month, we’ll take a look at their work with animal shelters and their commitment to adoption advocacy.
One of the Humane Society’s largest programs is the Shelter Pet Project. The Shelter Pet Project is a collaborative effort with Maddie’s Fund and The Ad Council to promote adoption across America, make animal shelters the first place people look when adopting a pet, and to provide a resource for potential pet owners when they seek an animal shelter. They try to debunk misconceptions about shelter pets that some people may have. Using their site, you can search for a new furry friend by entering your zip code and your pet option of a dog or a cat. There are also additional search options that allow you to specify which kind of breed, sex, size, and age you want so that you can find your ideal pet. Remember, it’s National Adopt a Senior Pet month, so be sure to take a look at pets in the “3+” age range to give an older pet a home! You can also search for shelters in your area or learn more about pet adoption!
The Humane Society is also a resource for the animal shelters themselves! They have their own bimonthly magazine for animal shelters called “Animal Sheltering Magazine.” In addition, the Humane Society also puts on its own Animal Care Expo as well as offering training and education on proper care for animals of all types and ages. They also offer spaying/neutering, helping you find a service near you!
The Humane Society does so much for pets around the nation, but they also need your help to keep their programs going! They are a great non-profit to donate to if you are looking for a good organization to help out!