HHS Rescue Road Blog

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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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Volunteering to help people and their pets

By: Mary DeMars, Volunteer Our organization would not be what it is without our volunteers. So many people continue to help the animals, donate items, show up to events, or support us through social media. Volunteering not only helps our animals, but our people as well, by freeing up staff...

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8 Tips for a Less Stressful 4th of July with your Dog

Many dogs are frightened by the sound of fireworks. This year, more than any other, it’s likely that “backyard fireworks” will fill in where public ones leave off. With those jolting booms hitting closer to home than ever before, we thought it was a good time to share 8 tips we recommend to protect...

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Benefits of Adopting an Adult Cat

By: Olivia Janik Everyone loves baby animals, especially kittens. But for those looking to adopt a feline friend, an adult cat offers numerous benefits and could be the perfect fit. For families with young children, adult cats are an excellent option. Kittens tend to have very little patience and...

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Heat Safety and Pets

By: Olivia Janik With more frequent outdoor activities and higher temperatures, summer can be a dangerous season for your pet. But there are lots of ways to keep your four-legged friend happy and healthy in warm weather. When you’re outside with your pet, or inside in a space with no fans or air...

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