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Saving animal lives through community outreach

Adoption, rescue, cruelty intervention – these are some of the most common ways people respond when we ask, “How does the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County help save animal lives?” But in reality, preventive community outreach is a critical component of our work that helps keep animals in homes and promotes positive animal-human relationships. Community outreach is a broad term to describe the proactive efforts we take in the community to educate people, support pet parents and advocate for the ethical treatment of animals. At our organization, this work takes on different forms and can vary from season to season. Some programs are staples, while others are implemented and completed according to grant cycles or community trends. No matter the output, the programmatic goals remain the same – to save animal lives and enhance the human experience through animal companionship. Here are a few ways we work to achieve these goals: Community education Maya Angelou said it best, “When you know better, you do better.” If you’re an animal owner and advocate, it can be hard to imagine... Read More

Signs of animal cruelty

If you love an animal, it can be unfathomable to imagine that anyone would be cruel to their pet. The... Read More

Pet parent tips to prevent fleas and ticks

Warm, springtime weather is here, which means flea and tick season is upon us. Fleas and ticks pose a threat... Read More

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