Socially Conscious Sheltering

People and pets. We’re better with their wet noses and fuzzy bellies and warm hearts by our side. They’re better with full bellies and warm couches and gentle hands showing them love. We’re better together, and one of HSPPR’s top priorities is recognizing these all-important animal/human bonds that make all our lives so much richer.

YOU are part of our Socially Conscious Animal Community!

Thanks to your generous support, we are able to help strengthen those human-animal bonds everyday by providing everyday services to help keep our four-legged friends safe, healthy and happy!

Socially conscious sheltering means we don’t turn away any animal in need, and we measure the success of our shelter not on one single statistic, but on our ability to increase the quality of life for pets and people in our community. Not only does your compassion for animals save countless lives, but you help ensure pets in your community receive all the care they need and are happy and comfortable while they are with us. We treat every animal as an individual and give each one the best outcome possible based on their needs.

But your support doesn’t just affect the pets coming through our doors every day. With your help, we can make a difference for every person and every pet in our community! It’s called a Socially Conscious Animal Community. This community is a framework that allows each of us to understand our role in creating best outcomes for pets. This concept is based on respectful treatment of animals. It’s about placing every healthy and safe animal that ends up in a shelter or rescue. It’s about transparency and leadership. It’s about thoughtful public policy. It’s about safe communities. By working together, we can create the best outcomes for all animals while nurturing that all-important human-animal bond.

The spirit of a socially conscious shelter

HSPPR is proud to be a part of the growing socially conscious animal community movement. Together with other animal welfare organizations across the country, HSPPR is dedicated to giving every animal that comes through our doors the care and respect he deserves, and the best possible outcome.

Ensure every unwanted or homeless animal has a safe place to go for shelter and care

Place every healthy and safe animal

Assess the medical and behavioral needs of homeless animals and ensure these needs are thoughtfully addressed

Align shelter policy with the needs of the community

Alleviate suffering and make appropriate euthanasia decisions

Consider the health, wellness and safety of animals for each community when transferring animals

Enhance the human-animal bond through safe placements and post adoption support

Foster a culture of transparency, ethical decision making, mutual respect, continual learning and collaboration

YOUR 2019 Impact

Adoptions and reunions and saved lives, oh my! See all the numbers behind the magic YOUR kindness created.​

Happy Tails

They aren’t just numbers to us. Every pet that enters our doors is a story. Read some of them here!