The Humane Society of the United States is launching a new program called "Rescue Central". The program is designed to help pet rescue and shelter organizations function "at their highest potential" according to a letter sent out by Abby Volin, Rescue Group Coordinator for HSUS.
The program will provide assistance and expertise to assist animal rescue groups by providing help get them to operate more efficiently, build coalitions, and discover new tools and techniques for operational funding. The goal is to help such organizations attain the highest levels of professionalized animal care. People who run rescue groups will also have a forum where they can interact, obtain and share advice, tips and other ideas.
According to Volin's announcement, "There are an estimated 10,000 private rescue groups in the U.S. and Canada, including breed-specific groups, foster-based groups, sanctuaries, transport groups and spay/neuter groups. As you know, they play an essential role in helping to reduce the problems of animal homelessness and euthanasia in our communities. Through Rescue Central, The HSUS is committed to providing those groups with the tools and resources they need to achieve even greater success."
For more information, or just to check out the Rescue Central web site, click here.