We now have 250 organizations as Emergency Placement Partners, and each one serves as a vital link in a broader effort to rehabilitate the victims of neglect and cruelty and place them in loving, permanent homes. The HSUS helps provide our partners with funding and supplies for the care of the animals that come from our cases, but these partners make great contributions and sacrifices, too. I am always heartened to see that the media attention our Emergency Placement Partners receive whentaking in animals from high-profile cases gives a big lift to their existing adoption efforts and their visibility, with some partners reporting record adoptions weeks after participating in a large-scale case.
The HSUS is in touch in so many ways with the sheltering and rescue community – at our animalsheltering.org/training-events/expo/">Animal Care Expo, through Pets for Life (we are partnering with groups in 30 communities), with resources that encourage pet adoption, our Rural Area Veterinary Services programs in so many remote places, by providing guidelines, training, networking and forums to elevate the work of rescues across the country, and via animalsheltering.org. We are also so pleased to partner with Maddie's Fund and the Ad Council on the national adoption program campaign, the Shelter Pet Project, which has generated more than a quarter of a billion dollars of advertising to promote the adoption of homeless animals from shelters. And we are working with so many local organizations in our battles against puppy mills, dogfighting, and other problems that afflict animals in communities.