Working with Rescue Groups

Many of the animals that we receive at HSFH are purebred dogs and cats. Many of them are adopted but senior pets and those with health or behavior issues are often left behind. Each animal’s temperament, health and age are screened to determine if they are adoptable. If they are not a candidate for adoption, rescue might be an option.


The Humane Society currently works with several different rescue groups to place some of these pets. Rescues have been formed for nearly every breed. Many rescue people are volunteers that rescue animals out of shelters and place them within their network of foster homes until a permanent home can be found. Rescues keep pets longer than shelters and can provide the necessary medical care, socialization and training for successful placement. The relationships we have fostered with these groups have allowed us to save many more lives.