How to Help Shelter Animals
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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals helps serve and save victims of animal cruelty. On their Web site, you can learn how to adopt a pet, pay off your vet bills, and more.
The Humane Society of the United States is the largest animal protection agency in the country, and advocates for pets, farm animals, and wildlife. Aside from hosting shelters and mobile veterinary clinics, the Humane Society looks into animal cruelty cases and helps shape public policy.
Animal Sheltering: A Program of the Humane Society of the United States gives advice and guidelines on how to run a shelter and how to improve local animal care.
Additional reporting by Michelle Wiedel.
Originally published on LHJ.com, August 2009.