Rescue partners

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Animal Humane Society proudly partners with other rescue organizations to provide medical services and placement options that help thousands of animals find new homes each year.

Animals that experience high stress in shelter environments and display fearful or aggressive behavior at AHS are often transferred to local rescue groups that can provide alternative types of refuge. Last year, we transferred more than 1,400 animals — 5.9 percent of our total placement number — to other local rescue organizations. Additionally, AHS works with rescue groups from other areas of the country where resources for animals are scarce and adoption rates are low. Last year, nearly 9,000 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 96 percent in FY17. If your rescue organization is interested in partnering with AHS, please submit an application.

AHS also provides low-cost medical services, such as spay/neuter surgery, to local, nonprofit rescue partners through Kindest Cut.

Breed-specific rescue partners

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