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It’s Adopt a Shelter Cat Month! Did you know, in 2019 we saw a 3% increase in the number of cats coming in to HSPPR? Fortunately, our adoptions numbers are up as well with 4,744 cat adoptions, but we need everyone’s help in making sure all our kitty friends find amazing new homes!

Here, in...

As summer approaches, so does harsh weather, like fire and flooding, that all pet owners should be prepared for. And June is Pet Preparedness Month, so it’s the perfect time to make sure your pets are prepared if any disasters should come your way!

How do I prepare?...

Just like all people are different, so are all animals. The needs of one do not equate to the needs of another. As a Socially Conscious Shelter (SCS) (check out our previous blog for a breakdown of what SCS means), we see animals from all walks of life entering our doors. Whether they have been...

Hi, I’m Wendy! My story doesn’t start very happily, but...

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At this point, the majority of us have begun to feel the side effects of being stuck inside our homes during the quarantine. Whether it be boredom, fatigue, or...

They’re not just “dog-catchers,” they are Animal Law Enforcement (ALE) officers, and their job is to protect people from pets and pets from people. In fact, in 2019 alone, ALE responded to 36,293 calls for service, of which 2,300...

Happy pet, healthy pet, sick pet, mad pet,
Homeless pet, abused pet, lost pet, glad pet!

As a Socially Conscious Shelter (SCS)(check out our ...

Kids are spending significantly more time at home, and parents are running out of ideas to keep them learning, entertained, and enriched. Luckily, HSPPR has your back! Our own Education Programs Manager, Tom Schermerhorn, has compiled a few activities and resources for fun and learning for the...

Green drinks, green clothes, green food—St. Patrick’s Day is always a reminder of the green things many people don’t like, including the snakes he chased out of Ireland! But, not liking snakes is not the same as not needing snakes. In this blog, we’ll explore why St. Patrick should’ve been a...

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