HHS Rescue Road Blog

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

Setting Your Pet Up for Success After Shelter In Place

Tips for Combatting Separation Anxiety It’s been a pleasant surprise for us during shelter in place, to see so many animals being adopted. The hope is that these adoptions will last beyond the pandemic into forever. To that end, our team is providing as much support and advice as possible to set...

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Three Long Term Plans to Make for Your Pet

By Melissa Kauffmann  In the eyes of the law, pets are seen as property. For some, making long-term plans and even wills for an animal may seem a bit far fetched. But, every single pet lover in the world would likely disagree.  Unlike humans, pets cannot be left to their own devices if something...

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How to Keep Your Pet Calm & Mentally Stimulated During COVID-19

By Melissa Kauffman During these tough times, taking care of our mental health should be a priority. Social distancing is hard for us, but has anyone asked how our pets have been handling it? Many of us are locked in for the majority of the day, but explaining why to our pets is impossible. Not...

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The Forgotten Animals

In recent weeks, we’ve experienced a decline in the number of animals needing transport from our local and southern partner shelters, and we’ve found ourselves asking internally, where have all the animals gone? The answers are helping us forecast what the future might look like.  During COVID-19,...

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Medical Care for Shelter Pets During COVID-19

While HHS is following CDC, AVMA and WHO directives during the pandemic, we are balancing that with our mission to continue helping homeless animals who still rely on our support not only for care, enrichment and housing, but also for medical needs. Illinois has yet to apply any mandates regarding...

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