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Helen Woodward Animal Center pets come from a variety of sources, such as the transfer of animals from public shelters to relieve overcrowding, working with local dog and cat rescues, as well as owner surrender. Every animal in our pet adoption program has received a medical examination, spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, tons of TLC and a microchip. Our goal is to adopt out our pets into loving and permanent homes. Helen Woodward Animal Center Adoption Counselors are here to help you choose a pet who will be your perfect match for life. If you’re considering pet adoption, please visit us today!
The Mostly Mutts Pet Rescue and Adoption Center is now open on weekdays ..
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Before this, enormous numbers of animals who went into shelters never came out. More than 40 years ago, an average of 20 million dogs and cats were euthanized annually. Humane organizations started a campaign to spay and neuter pets, especially those coming through shelters, and today —still terrible, but a vast improvement. In addition to pet sterilization, an effort also began to find accommodations for homeless animals outside the municipal and private shelter systems, which have limited room and often short deadlines for keeping animals before moving them to death row. The new organizations take potentially adoptable pets out of the shelters and foster them, usually in private homes, until the right owner comes along. They control the fate of an increasing number of animals. In New York City, for example, almost 45 percent of the dogs and cats that come into are passed to one of more than 150 private rescue groups. Helping Hands Humane Society | Topeka Pet Rescue & Adoption Center
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Dog Town Rescue now has two amazing adoption center locations in Colmar and New Britain. Our adoption centers include a pet supplies store as well as kennels and play areas for dogs and cats awaiting adoption. It's one step we're taking to do our part to end shelter killing. You can come pick up goodies for your pet or spend some time with dogs and cats in need of a forever home.

Dog Town Rescue is a 501(c)3 organization funded entirely through donations. As a volunteer-run rescue, your gift goes directly to the medical care, food & supplies of foster dogs & puppies. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.After Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, The Humane Society Pet Rescue and Adoption Center assisted in housing, feeding, and providing medical treatment to several dozen pets from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Since most of the evacuees stayed in hotels which do not allow animals, this act of kindness touched the hearts of these families in ways they will never forget.We are a group of volunteers whose goal is to save the lives of homeless dogs suffering in high-kill shelters, as well as owner-surrender dogs who need to be re-homed due to unfortunate circumstances. We are not a shelter, and we have no central location for the dogs we rescue. We pull dogs from various shelters and provide foster homes until they are adopted. In doing so, we hope to provide an alternative to the purchase of puppy mill and pet store dogs, thereby reducing the demand for, and ultimately, the supply of, such dogs. We strive to match each dog with the right family after the dog has been observed in a foster home.Hopeful pet owners can browse through the ASPCA Adoption Center’s online directory of dogs and cats ready to be adopted and, in most cases, can meet the critter and take him home the same day! If there’s a furry friend who’s stolen your heart but isn’t ready to head off just yet, a reservation fee can be paid to place him on hold.Our main Adoption Center and shelter is in Bennett Square in Southbury. We also house cats in the Cat Room at the Waterbury PetSmart. Come visit our wonderful rescue animals during adoption hours at either location.The difference between No-Kill and Open Admissions shelters can be confusing to many people. The term "No-Kill" often eases the mind and sounds more positive to caring individuals, whereas, "Open Admissions" is something vague and not easily understood. First and foremost, the caring and dedicated staff that works at Open Admissions Shelters never wants to have to put any animals to sleep, often going above and beyond to explore all possible avenues to get an animal adopted. Adopting pets out is one of the most important and rewarding responsibilities we have at the Pet Adoption Center. It is the reason that our staff loves their jobs. We feel that all animals deserve a happy, safe and forever home - regardless of where they came from or how they got to us. However, the reality is that this is often not a choice, but a decision that must be made in order to protect the animal or the public.