HHS Rescue Road Blog

A look inside animal shelter life and the road to rescue.

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Ways to Give this Holiday Season

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and we’ve got all the gift ideas to help get just the right thing for the animal advocates in your life! Every one of these ideas provides support to our homeless animals and for the programs, services and resources we offer. HHS Online Store Our online...

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Please Help Pets Like Gerber

By now you may have heard that we need financial help. So many amazing adopters, community members, donors are responding to our message and providing support. As we approach our 70th year, it’s been a time to reflect on our growth and prepare for the future as we shore up funding, so we can be...

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The Crisis in Animal Welfare

If you haven’t heard it yet, we’re here to tell you, there’s a crisis happening in animal welfare right now. From an explosion in the homeless pet population and staff that are burnt out, to a veterinarian shortage, things are not going well for animal welfare.  On a recent Tuesday morning we took...

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The Top 4 Benefits of Dog Crates

By: Olivia Janik  While some pet parents may think crates have a negative impact on their dogs, in fact they have a multitude of benefits for your four-legged friend, including everything from easier housetraining to safety. Step one is to find the right size crate. It should be large enough for...

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Losing the Stigma Surrounding Surrenders

By: Kelsey Barry One thing we hear a lot in the shelter world is “How can someone surrender an animal? I could never do it.” Sometimes it isn’t an option for people to keep their beloved pet whether it’s for physical, emotional, or financial reasons. We’re trying to end the stigma of surrendering...

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