The Humane Society of the United States Launches Rescue Central

The Humane Society of the United States is pleased to announce the launch of “Rescue Central – Resources to Help Rescue Groups Save More Lives.” Rescue Central is a resource program to help animal rescue groups professionalize and function at their highest potential. The initiative is the first of its kind at the national level.

Rescue Central will provide assistance and expertise to help animal rescue groups operate more efficiently and effectively, build coalitions, discover new tools and techniques for funding their operations and attain the highest levels of animal care. It will also provide rescue group leaders with a forum to interact, get and give advice, and share tips and ideas.

“Animal rescue groups play a vital role in improving animal welfare in communities across the country, but many could use a little extra guidance and additional tools to reach their potential,” said Abby Volin, rescue group coordinator for The HSUS. “The Humane Society of the United States is thrilled to launch Rescue Central to help rescue groups save more animals.”

Rebecca Poling of DFW Animal Rescue in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, said “ website has long been a reliable source for animal shelter staff looking for information on best practices in a variety of areas, and now rescue groups will be able to benefit from HSUS’ expertise as well. From the latest money saving tips to expert advice on recruiting and retaining foster homes, the new Rescue Central section of has it all.”

There are an estimated 10,000 private rescue groups in the U.S. and Canada, including breed-specific groups, foster-based groups, sanctuaries, transport groups and spay/neuter groups. They play an essential role in helping to reduce the problems of animal homelessness and euthanasia in our communities. Through Rescue Central, The HSUS is committed to providing those groups with the tools and resources they need to achieve even greater success.

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