HHS Rescue Road Blog

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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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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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