Rescue Group Best Practices Guides (from HSUS)

There hasn’t been a universal set of standards written just for rescue groups – until now! Brought to you by The HSUS and PetSmart Charities, the Rescue Group Best Practices Guide provides advice and guidance on every aspect of rescue work, from the ins and outs of incorporating to setting the highest standards of care for each and every animal you help.


Designed for groups just starting out as well as those that have been in operation for years, this manual is the one reference tool you need to make certain your rescue is operating at peak efficiency. While there is no one-size-fits-all way to run any rescue group, there are standards – both from an organizational and animal care standpoint – that all organizations should follow. This guide not only describes those standards, it also suggests ways to implement them to ensure your group is operating at its maximum potential.


How to Use the Guide


The guide is intended to be used both as an evaluation of the health of an established organization as well as a guide for starting out on the right foot when forming a new one.

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We will work to facilitate the rescue and placement of abused or abandoned pit bulls into responsible homes and participate in fundraising to provide veterinary treatment; spay/neuter; food and shelter.


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