MISCONCEPTION: AHS refuses to work with other animal welfare organizations

MISCONCEPTION:
AHS refuses to work with other animal welfare organizations

TRUTH: The truth is we’re grateful to have help. Of course we want to see fewer animals euthanized, but we are also committed to placing only healthy, treatable and safe animals in the community and to protect the hundreds of other animals already in our care.

MISCONCEPTION: AHS euthanizes animals for convenience

MISCONCEPTION:
AHS euthanizes animals for convenience

TRUTH: We grieve for every animal that we must euthanize,* and we never make the decision to euthanize lightly. But because we accept every animal that comes to us, we are often faced with that decision. Few people want to adopt a pet that has a severe illness or an untreatable medical condition or worse.

Common misconceptions about AHS

Common misconceptions about AHS

Misconceptions in animal welfare are common for a variety of different reasons. Whether the misconceptions stem from long-held beliefs about shelters or inaccurate information in the community, we at Animal Humane Society want you to be informed about our organization and the realities of the work we do.

Below are a few of the most common misconceptions you will hear and the truth about each one:

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