Rescue partners

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Animal Humane Society proudly partners with other rescue organizations to help even the most challenging animals get a second chance.

Animals that experience high stress in shelter environments and display fearful or aggressive behavior at AHS are often transferred to rescue groups that can provide alternative types of refuge. Last year, we transferred 964 animals — 4.4 percent of our total placement number — to other local rescue organizations.

AHS also works with rescue groups from other areas of the country where resources for animals are scarce and adoption rates are low. Last year, more than 8,300 animals from other rescue shelters were brought to AHS in search of a new home.

These rescue partnerships contribute to our placement rate, which totaled to more than 95 percent in FY16. If your rescue organization is interested in partnering with AHS, please submit an application.

Breed-specific rescue partners

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