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Brookings Regional Humane Society (Brookings, South Dakota) formed in 1998 to help the Brookings Animal Control Department find homes for stray animals. Prior to BRHS forming, there was no humane society/adoption group; the majority of the animals at Animal Control had to be euthanized. The unclaimed, homeless cats and dogs from Animal Control are BRHS’ priority. Those unclaimed within a five-day holding period are surrendered to BRHS where they get the necessary wellness care and are spayed/neutered. Animal Control brings any sick or injured animals to BRHS for immediate care.  It is rare now for an animal to be euthanized, as this organization continues to accomplish its mission.


In 2013 BRHS was very fortunate to move into its present location across from the Brookings Airport. The building was built specifically to house animals and provides a separate dog kennel area, rooms to house cats, natural lighting, and proper ventilation throughout the whole facility. There are also medical isolation, quarantine, treatment, and surgery rooms.

BRHS has been recognized for and has won multiple awards from both city and national organizations, including several Dog Rescue Awards and a nomination for the Governor’s Award.


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The mission of the  Humane Society of Catawba County (Hickory, North Carolina 28602; Newton, North Carolina 28658) is to make our community a better place by serving as an advocate for companion animals. Our vision for the future is that no adoptable animal will be euthanized in Catawba County, and that animal cruelty and inhumane treatment of animals will cease to exist.


Dot (Animal ID #33555124)

Our beautiful facility features the Pat Anderson Center for Animal Adoption and Humane Education Center as well as Foothills Spay/Neuter Clinic.

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Riley County Humane Society (Manhattan, Kansas 66505) formed in January 1975, is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill animal rescue organization dedicated to the welfare of animals.

Jelly Bean

Although we do not operate the local city animal shelter, we do work closely with area shelters to promote adoptions. In addition, we have our own animals available for adoption that are cared for by volunteer foster parents. RCHS is supported by public donations and very modest membership dues.

We serve the Manhattan community, including surrounding counties, by providing a variety of programs. These include educational programs benefiting elementary schools, informational booths and displays at special community events, animal cruelty investigations, spay/neuter/release for feral cats, participation in fairs and events sponsored by national animal welfare organizations to promote responsible pet ownership, and our fostering program. Several fund-raisers are conducted throughout the year as well to benefit homeless animals in the community.

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The mission of the Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA (Pine Grove, Pennsylvania 17963) is to protect the welfare of all domestic animals and promote the humane treatment & well being of these animals by the following:


Rusty & Roxie

  • Providing shelter and medical care for stray, abandoned, and unwanted animals in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
  • Responding with personal commitment, humane sensitivity, and compassion to the needs of these animals.
  • Actively promoting suitable adoptions of these animals.
  • Encouraging the spay and neutering of dogs and cats to prevent further pet overpopulation.

The animals in our care are never euthanized merely because we lack space or because the animal’s stay with us has exceeded a predefined amount of time.

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The Worcester Animal Rescue League (Worcester, Massachusetts 01606), a private, nonprofit organization, was founded in 1912 by a group of women determined to save overworked and abused farm horses.

Today, WARL is one of the largest no-kill, limited intake animal shelters in the region, accepting pets only when there is enough shelter space to do so. WARL prides itself on not establishing a time limit for healthy and adoptable animals, and the staff and volunteers work constantly with foster homes, rescue groups, and other shelters nationwide to place animals in the best possible circumstance.

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Hilltop Humane Society (Randolph, Massachusetts 02368) is a non-profit, all-volunteer, no-kill organization dedicated to helping homeless and abused animals. Hilltop has been rescuing, fostering, and placing cats since 1965.

One of its first priorities is to try to alleviate the tragic problem of pet over-population. Hilltop Humane Society approaches this in two ways: First, it tries to educate the public to neuter and spay their household pets and encourage responsible pet ownership. It stresses that pets are a commitment both emotionally and financially.

Second, the Humane Society has an ongoing feral cat program. Hilltop’s volunteers have been actively involved in a trap, neuter, return (TNR) program including vaccinating the animal. They either find a suitable home or return the cats to their caretakers in the town of Randolph and surrounding towns.

In addition to its TNR program, Hilltop Humane Society is also committed to rescuing animals that are in the community. Often, Hilltop hears about abandoned, neglected, abused, and injured pets/strays who are in desperate need of help. The Humane Society tries to help as many of these animals as it can, but it is only possible to keep this going through donations from the community and from those who, like Hilltop, care about animals.

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The mission of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905) is to prevent animal cruelty and neglect, and promote a responsible community where animals are inherently valued and owners are committed to their pets.

The Humane Society doesn’t just cater to pet lovers in our community. In its strategic plan, non-pet owners are identified as one of the Humane Society’s key customers. As the mission states, the Humane Society works to develop a community where animals are inherently valued. This applies to all people, whether or not they own pets.

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is the largest animal shelter in southern and western Colorado, serving thousands of citizens and pets annually through its animal services, and by offering volunteer opportunities, education services, and community outreach programs.

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Idaho Humane Society (Boise, Idaho 83705) is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state of Idaho. The Society runs Idaho’s largest animal shelter for dogs, cats, and other small animals, typically handling 15,000 animals per year.

Additionally, the IHS operates a Rescue Ranch which shelters farm animals and horses, particularly those which have suffered from neglect or abuse. The IHS also operates a veterinary hospital which cares for both shelter animals and those belonging to the general public. The hospital performs over 7,000 spays and neuters per year, and also cares for thousands of injured animals each year.

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Are you over 60 and in need of a companion?

Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (Walnut Creek, California 94598) is proud to offer Purina® Pets for Seniors for adopters age 60+. This wonderful program covers the adoption fee for seniors adopting one (1) adult cat 6 months and older OR one (1) adult dog 5 years and older. Please ask your adoption counselor if you qualify for this program.

For qualifying seniors who wish to adopt a kitten, puppy, or adult dog under 5 years old, ARF offers one (1) $50 credit toward the adoption fee.

Discover more about this program and find the full list of participating animal shelters by visiting the Purina Pets for Seniors web site. One waiver or credit per household, please.

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In April of 2005, Young At Heart Pet Rescue (Palatine, Illinois 60078) was formed to aid in the rescue and rehoming of older dogs and cats in the Chicagoland area. One hundred percent of the animals Young At Heart rescues come from open-admission shelters with high euthanasia rates for older animals. The rescue’s mission is to find a new home for every adoptable animal that comes through its doors, to educate the public on the benefits of adopting older pets, and to decrease the euthanasia rate for older dogs and cats in Illinois.

Each dog or cat that Young At Heart rescues receives the best veterinary care, and they do not turn away animals that need a little extra medical attention. All pets are vaccinated, tested for infectious diseases, microchipped, spayed/neutered, given a geriatric screening, and most receive a dental. Young At Heart also provides other treatments to enhance any senior pet’s adoptability; they have lumps removed, even if they are benign. Young At Heart treats allergies, heartworm, thyroid ailments, and provides prescription food. They do whatever it takes to help senior pets find their forever homes. And when their medical needs prove to be too daunting to the adoption program, they are not euthanized at Young at Heart. They find their happily ever after in one of the rescue’s licensed Sanctuary Homes, where they are loved and cared for like one of the family while Young At Heart provides all their medical care.

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