July 16, 2014
We are unable to respond to individual email or phone inquiries about pet-related topics; however, we provide answers to most frequently asked questions below.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is not a shelter, parent organization or regulatory/investigatory agency for local humane societies, animal shelters, animal care and control agencies or rescue groups. These groups are independent organizations governed by their own boards of directors or by city or county officials. To find your local organization, visit TheShelterPetProject.org and enter your zip code, or look in your telephone book under "Animal Shelter," "Animal Control," "Humane Society" or "SPCA."
If your pet is ill or injured, contact a local veterinarian immediately. The HSUS does not provide individual counseling about a pet's health.
If you are unable to find your topic of concern below, type in your search topic using the search function at the top right of the page.
- Adopting a pet
- Affording veterinary care
- Animal shelter complaint
- Cat behavior
- Dog behavior
- Euthanasia/gas chambers
- Feral cats/community cats
- Finding a home for a pet
- Found pet
- Housing and landlord issues
- HSUS position statements on pets
- Lost a pet
- Pet care
- Pet left in hot car
- Report cruelty or neglect
- Service/assistance animals FAQ
- Service/assistance animals and housing
- Spay and neuter resources
- Traveling with pets
- Veterinarian complaint
- What HSUS does for animal shelters
If you work or volunteer for an animal care organization, please visit our website for sheltering and rescue professionals, animalsheltering.org.
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