Humane Animal Rescue - Shelter & Wildlife Center

Answers to some common questions about The HSUS, animal shelters and rescue groups.
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For example, a Pennsylvania man who tried to surrender his dog to a no-kill shelter was told that he would have to make an appointment to return two weeks later when the facility might have room. The man grabbed his dog, got in his pickup truck, and left. At the next intersection, he threw the dog out of the truck and ran over him, crushing the dog beneath his tires. Shelter workers, who wouldn’t help the dog before he died, collected the dog’s remains. In California, a cat was strangled to death by his owners because an animal shelter had a waiting list and a $150 surrender fee. In Michigan, on a dirt road after their owner was turned away by no fewer than three animal shelters.
Shelter facilities for rescued animals at Chennai, Kunnam Village & Thodukkadu
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The population of our biggest city is about 20,000. We receive over 2,500 animals yearly. The population is not big enough to adopt all of our homeless animals. The Somewhere Shelter has been aggressively searching for rescues to help. Contact Boston Veterinary Carefor your pet. A clinic with a mission, all proceeds benefit shelter animals at the ARL!
Photo provided by Flickr“If [the animals] need something MLAR steps up to the plate. This is the most impressive shelter I have ever seen!!”
Photo provided by FlickrRead on for all the information you need to prepare to adopt a cat, kitten, dog or puppy from an animal shelter or rescue group in your area.
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The "Featured Pets" listing is updated on a weekly basis so please check back regularly for new additions and adoption success stories! This listing represents only a small group of our animals housed at the Prince William County Animal Shelter. Please visit the shelter in person to be sure you meet every one of the animals available for adoptable. The Prince William County Animal Shelter tracks our animals by reference numbers (example: SAR #123). Please provide this reference number (note: listed as the I.D. on Petfinder) when inquiring about a particular animal. Are you considering adopting a cat or kitten? Depending on your age and lifestyle, you may be better off adopting an adult cat rather than a kitten. If you are elderly, work long hours, or have young children, an adult cat may be the best match for your home. If you plan to leave a kitten home alone while you're working, the kitten may become lonely and destructive. An adult cat is usually much calmer and less likely to get into trouble than a kitten. If you lead a very busy lifestyle, consider adopting two cats to keep each other company. Young children move quickly and like to hug pets. As a result, children may accidentally hurt a small kitten or cause a kitten to bite or scratch if it's scared. An adult cat, on the other hand, is more likely to tolerate children and less likely to be injured. Senior citizens are often unprepared for a kitten's energy level and most experts recommend a calm adult or older cat for an elderly household.Contact the Prince William County Animal Shelter via the information listed below. Please note email inquiries are replied to within 48-hours. For an immediate response to your inquiry, please visit the Prince William County Animal Shelter in person or call the shelter at the number provided below. Unfortunately, the Prince William County Animal Shelter is unable to place a "hold" on animals, and adoptions are processed on a first come, first serviced basis.The Prince William County Police Department's Animal Control Bureau is responsible for the Animal Shelter. In addition, the Animal Control Bureau enforces animal welfare laws, conducts animal education seminars, houses stray and unwanted animals in a clean and safe environment and coordinates the adoption of animals. The Animal Control Bureau also investigates complaints of cruelty to animals, provides 24-hour emergency service for injured or stray animals and removes stray dogs and livestock from streets and public areas. The Prince William County Animal Shelter is operated in accordance with state and local law.Targeted spay/neuter programs serving at-risk and under-resourced communities dramatically reduces the number of unwanted animals born and ultimately killed in shelters.